Great question! Products from China are usually cheaper because they are usually cheaply made and your customers will be able to tell. We suggest that you find US suppliers because even though the initial product costs will be more expensive, if you target the right customers they will pay more for a better product.
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If you are interesting in learning more about drop shipping follow this link to our FAQs page where you can read and watch a video about the start-up costs associated with starting a drop ship business - https://dropshiplifestyle.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/212054928-What-are-the-start-up-costs-associated-with-starting-a-drop-shipping-business-
If you are from outside the US, but want to create a US based store check out this link for the associated costs - https://dropshiplifestyle.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/212121838-How-much-does-it-cost-to-start-a-dropshipping-business-if-I-live-outside-of-the-US-but-want-to-create-a-US-based-store-
Also, I recommend you start with some of our free materials. Here's a list of our best (free) resources that can help you get started:
10 Module Mini-Course: https://www.dropshiplifestyle.com/lp/mini-course/
Supplier Sourcing Course: https://www.dropshiplifestyle.com/lp/supplier-sourcing/
Drop Shipping in 2017 Webinar: https://www.dropshiplifestyle.com/ls/webclass/
Also, go through some sessions we did with some of our most successful members here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA_KE_rP-Xgk3s7onrFgEWyAR9MwNWO-S to see if Drop Ship Lifestyle is right for you.
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I hope this is helpful in starting your journey to creating your own eCommerce business! If you have any questions or would like some further options please don’t hesitate to reach out again.