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Wei Linchao

Wei Linchao

Dropship and Logistics Specialist, the founder of Bestfulfill that help you with order fulfillment from product sourcing, shipping, branding, and customized package.

10 Best Hat Dropshipping Suppliers To Partner With For Increased Sales Within 3 Months

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In my years helping dropshippers I have found the two most common problems – finding a reliable supplier and growing one’s customer base. 84% of dropshippers say the lack of a supplier who delivers on time and can scale with their business is the reason they haven’t taken off yet. 

This blog post tries to solve both problems. It contains 10 trusted suppliers capable of working with large businesses while offering very low cost or free entry points. They all supply customizable, print-on-demand, and private label hats that people love to buy.

You should partner with one of these 10 best hat dropshipping suppliers if you want to see increased sales within three months. Enjoy.

10 Trusted Hat Dropshipping Suppliers

1. Oberlo

Oberlo is a software built for dropshippers. What it does is connect dropshippers with suppliers all over the world. By integrating fully with Shopify and AliExpress, Oberlo makes it easy for you to find AliExpress suppliers from inside your dashboard and import their products directly to Shopify.

You can then adjust pricing and product details to match your brand. Even though Oberlo can only import products in USD, you can adjust currency settings in Shopify.

Oberlo supports automatic inventory updates, shipment tracking, and several currencies. It is also easy to link your Shopify. 

Pros

  • Supports auto SKU update and shipment tracking
  • Features worldwide and AliExpress suppliers
  • Has a chrome extension

Cons

  • Integrates with only Shopify
  • Imports products in only USD

Price

Oberlo has a free version that supports 500 products, 50 orders, and auto inventory updates. The paid monthly subscriptions of $29.9 and $79.9 support shipment tracking and other advanced features.

2. Printful

Printful is a print-on-demand company that sells 160+ products including hats.  Working with Printful requires zero capital. You simply create a custom-designed hat, upload it to your Shopify store, and only pay when a customer places an order. This is why the company is perfect for beginners.

Printful fulfills customer orders automatically by integrating with several online marketplaces like Shopify, Amazon, WooCommerce, Etsy, and others. The app has a mockup generator and allows shipment tracking. Unfortunately, there is no automated SKU update.

Pros

  • Integrates with several marketplaces
  • Has a free plan
  • Features a design and promo maker
  • Has a dedicated Shopify app

Cons

  • May have delays because of no SKU updates
  • No free product samples

Price

You can sign up with Printful for free and still have access to 20% sample discount orders.

The paid plans cost $9 and $49 monthly and give access to the design maker, promo maker, and premium images.

3. CjDropshipping

CjDropshipping is a website that offers easy connecting opportunities between buyers and suppliers based all over the world. This is why CjDropshipping has warehouse locations in more than 32 countries. You can filter products by type, suppliers, price, and warehouse location.

CjDropshipping also allows integrating with several stores. It is easy to edit prices, track shipments, and directly contact suppliers. You can also offer fast delivery to your customers if you work with a nearby warehouse.

Pros

  • Features popular product lists
  • Allows product filtering and sorting
  • Allow free inventory for CJ products
  • Has a dedicated shipping method, CJPacket Liquid

Cons

  • No product design feature
  • It may be difficult to select a supplier among the many options

Price

Using CJDropshipping is completely free. However, you may be charged fees for other services like shipping.

4. Printify

Printify is a print-on-demand hat dropshipping supplier like Printful. But it stands out because it outsources printing to printing partners located in several countries. When a customer places an order in your store, Printify uses the printing partner that is closest to your customer. This speeds up shipping and delivery. 

Printify has 600+ products to select from including a wide range of hats like bucket hats, trucker hats, baseball caps, and even embroidered hats. It also features a design maker, integrates with online stores, and has a dedicated Shopify app.

Pros

Integrates with several websites

Offers fast delivery

Has printing partners in 32 countries

Cons

Does not integrate with amazon

Price

Printify has a free plan and a paid plan of $25 that offers access to exclusive products and discounts.

5. TeeSpring

Now renamed Spring, TeeSpring is another print-on-demand company that works with dropshippers. It is easy to start your business with TeeSpring because even if you don’t have a design idea, you can shop already-made designs from their site.

The downside is that TeeSpring does not integrate with online stores. The company requires you to have a starting capital for bulk orders and you’ll have to store it in a warehouse.

Pros

  • Sells already-made and customizable products
  • Has a low MOQ of 100 units
  • Has a design maker

Cons

  • No auto order fulfillment
  • Does not integrate with stores

Price

You need capital for buying and storing in a warehouse. The already-made hats cost on average $25 each.

6. Spocket

Spocket is like CjDropshipping and Oberlo, the difference being that 80% of  Spocket suppliers are based in the US, UK, and Europe. The advantages of Spocket are faster deliveries and easier returns while the disadvantages are higher product costs and fewer options.

Spocket integrates with Shopify, WooCommerce, eBay, and Etsy. It is easy to order samples from your dashboard, no capital is required, and you can create customized receipts for your customers. You can get up to a 40% discount exclusively on Spocket. 

Pros

  • Offers fast deliveries
  • Has verified European and American suppliers and still supports AliExpress suppliers
  • Offers exclusive product discounts
  • Supports auto order fulfillment

Cons

  • Has higher shipping fees
  • It is more difficult to find a custom hat supplier

Price

Spocket has a free plan that offers basic features. The paid plans are divided into three – $24.99, $49.99, and $99.99. They give access to branded invoicing and exclusive discounts. You can also get a 14-day free trial.

7. Apliiq Dropshipping

Apliiq dropshipping is a print-on-demand company that produces custom hats and other clothing apparel like t-shirts. It supports working with dropshippers and selling in bulk. The company has developed web apps that integrate with online marketplaces.

Apliiq stands out because of its fast shipping. Most products are shipped and delivered within 7 days in the US. Since customers love fast shipping, working with Apliiq will help you increase orders in your store which will help you achieve your goal of increasing your sales in 3 months.

Pros

  • Integrates with online stores
  • Offers fast shipping
  • Hats are highly customizable

Cons

  • Only integrates with Shopify and WooCommerce
  • Does not have many hat products to select from

Price

Apliiq’s Shopify app is completely free. You also do not need any capital to start working with Apliiq. You pay when a customer places an order.

8. Merchize

Merchize is a print-on-demand hat dropshipping company based in Vietnam. This supplier manufactures and prints clothes and accessories like hats. Merchize stands out because of its ease of use and extremely fast printing and shipping. In fact, you can get a hat shipped within 48 hours.

You can decide to build an online store on Merchize and get access to SEO and eCommerce marketing tools. Merchize integrates with several marketplaces like Amazon, Etsy, Shopify, WooCommerce, and eBay.

Pros

  • Merchize integrates with several online stores
  • Has a dedicated eCommerce platform 
  • Supports auto order fulfillment and shipment tracking
  • Offers very fast production and shipment

Cons

  • Has fewer products than Oberlo or Printify

Price

A Merchize account is completely free to set up.

9. Inkthreadable

Inkthreadable is a print-on-demand hat dropshipping supplier based in the UK. The company offers 250+ in categories like hats, hoodies, t-shirts, and even mugs. The company is suitable for new dropshippers. 

With more than 1.2 million orders processed to date, Inkthreadable helps dropshippers and influencers deliver custom hats to their customers. Cotton caps, beanies, and bucket hats are available.

Inkthreadable stands out because of its amazing customer support. The company has hired a full-time professional service team that is always available to solve emergencies. With Inkthreadable, you just have to connect to your online store and sell designs that speak to your brand.

Pros

  • Supports auto order fulfillment
  • Allows shipment tracking
  • Has outstanding customer service

Cons

  • Only a few types of hats are available

Price

Inkthreadable is free. There’s no paid plan. Depending on how many sales you make a month, you get rewards like product discounts. Prices for Inkthreadable hats range from $6 to $15.

10. CapWholesalers

Just like the name implies, CapWholesalers are focused on selling customizable hats in bulk. The major advantage is that you get to select from a wide range of hats of many different colors and sizes. The disadvantage is that there is no integration with online stores so you’ll have to invest in inventory and order fulfillment. 

CapWholesalers stands out because the only kind of products on the platform are hats and caps. When you check out the website, you’ll find that there are almost all types of hats available. Beginner dropshippers with a little budget can still use CapWholesalers because the MOQ is extremely low – 12 pieces per order. You can also place a single order for one piece. 

Pros

  • Fast shipping and delivery for a US audience because the company is based in the US
  • Very low MOQ of 12 pieces
  • The hats are affordably priced

Cons

  • CapWholesalers does not integrate with online stores
  • You have to pay for storage in a warehouse

Price

You will need to pay for inventory and order fulfillment. There is also an MOQ of 12 units. On the bright side, a hat costs as low as $6.44 per piece on CapWholesalers.

Do I Need A Hat Dropshipping Agent?

Yes. You need a hat dropshipping agent if:

  • You cannot find the ideal hat dropshipping supplier that matches your business needs
  • You need other services like bulk  inventory and order fulfillment

Dropshipping agents provide you with several benefits like using their network to find you high-quality manufacturers that you cannot find online, sourcing suppliers in the AliExpress Dropshipping Center, storing products for several months until there is a scarcity, carrying out order fulfillment, and even carrying out quality control for your products.

BestFulfill offers all of those services plus private labeling for your hats, 24/7 customer service for you, professional product photographing, and sourcing faster shipping routes for your products. Just reach out to us to get a free quote.

Conclusion

When you have selected a hat dropshipping supplier or dropshipping agent to partner with, increasing the sales in your online store becomes a whole lot easier. 

You no longer have to worry about how to source products and you are not spending hours manually placing orders for customers. You will find the time to focus on your brand and to market to the right audience.

Finally, don’t forget to ask for help when you need it. Here’s to your success in the next three months.

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