You've come across Avasam, but you're not sure if it's worth using in 2023?
While this is true, we found some short points in their services as well as some standout features.
Our goal with this article is to look into those.
We'll review what Avasam is, its pros and cons, how it compares to its competitors, reviews of other users, and alternatives you might want to consider.
That might sound like a lot but don't worry. We will keep things organized!
Let's start with discussing what Avasam is and some of its main selling points!
What is Avasam?
Avasam is a London-based automated dropshipping platform that provides you with all the tools you need to sell dropshipping products within the UK and USA.
Avasam's popularity was originally attributed to its 100+ pre-vetted UK suppliers that were able to provide you with fast shipping times within the UK.
What's great is that Avasam recently opened shipping to the US too.
This means that dropshippers using Avasam can now ship both to the UK and the US, all from one platform.
This is actually big news, as it opens new opportunities for dropshippers.
Avasam just made a dedicated page for this on their website:
They also updated their shipping info to include shipping to the US for many products:
While Avasam's UK product selection is still much larger, with 200,000 products to dropship, its US product selection is slowly catching up with 20,000 available products.
You can find over 200,000 products across 18 different categories from the available suppliers.
Avasam has quite a strict pre-approval process for new suppliers (which ensures good quality), but they still constantly add new suppliers and products to their platform.
The platform was founded in 2018 by Tejas Dave with the goal of solving common problems dropshippers face with manual processes and bad system integrations.
How does Avasam work?
As we mentioned, Avasam is a fully automated dropshipping platform, meaning it provides you with all the tools you need to find products, process customer orders, payments, and shipping.
So basically, Avasam makes the basic dropshipping model more effortless by automating parts of product research and fulfillment.
Plus, most of Avasam's suppliers offer one to five-day shipping times within the UK and the US, which is much faster than you would get from AliExpress.
The fast shipping times are one of the main reasons dropshippers prefer Avasam.
The pros and cons of Avasam
Next, let's jump into the main section of our article, which is the pros and cons of Avasam.
Under this section, we will also list the main features of Avasam so you can have a clearer idea of what they have to offer.
Let's start with the pros of Avasam.
1. Intuitive admin dashboard
We started our review by looking into how easy it is to actually use Avasam.
Once you register for the platform, this is how the admin dashboard view looks like:
The ‘Home' page shows Avasam's categories and other notable information, such as ‘This week's top ten products.'
We like that the ‘Home' page is kept simple, and from the left sidebar, you can actually access all Avasam's features, such as the available products and suppliers.
From the down-right corner, you can contact customer support with live chat.
Avasam also has a six-step ‘Getting Started' process for new customers:
Overall, we feel like the admin dashboard is easy to navigate, and even beginners with no previous experience will have no troubles.
A new feature on the admin dashboard: As of recently, Avasam launched its new AI tool that helps dropshippers improve product titles and descriptions. This tool can also be accessed from Avasam's admin dashboard.
2. Free plan for browsing the platform
What was nice is that you don't have to add your credit card information when you opt for the free plan.
With the free plan, you can:
- Browse the available products from all the different categories.
- Browse the available suppliers.
- See how the automation features, such as product fulfillment work.
- Contact Avasam's support team with the live chat.
And more. You can do anything with the free plan but can't actually start selling the available products.
The free plan is made only for browsing, and for that purpose, it's excellent!
3. Pre-vetted UK and US-based suppliers
We're now getting to why people love Avasam so much. One of the big reasons is their pre-vetted and verified UK and US-based suppliers.
What's great is that Avasam doesn't just let any supplier in. Suppliers have to go through a 10-step onboarding and verification process before they get accepted.
These are some of the things Avasam requires from its suppliers:
- They have to have strong customer support
- The product data has to be accurate and complete
- The product margins have to be attractive for sellers
For you as a dropshipper, this is a great thing. You can be sure the suppliers aren't trying to scam your customers.
To have minimal refunds and returns, Avasam suppliers offer quite fast shipping times. The available shipping times are divided into three categories:
- Expedited tracked (1-2 days)
- Standard tracked (2-4 days)
- Standard (3-5 days)
Depending on the supplier, one of these shipping methods is available.
To actually browse the suppliers, you can head into Avasam's admin dashboard and click ‘Our suppliers' from the left sidebar.
If you scroll through the suppliers, you can see some interesting information, like if they offer free delivery and what product category they have.
When you click on a supplier, Avasam automatically shows you all the products the supplier offers.
4. 200,000+ products available to sell
As we mentioned previously, Avasam has over 200,000+ products that you can dropship to the UK, as well as over 20,000+ products that you can dropship to the US.
While some competitors may have more available products, Avasam surely has the most extensive UK-based product selection.
And they constantly update their US product selection too.
Avasam has its own dedicated page for the available products.
It's called ‘Search products' in the Avasam admin dashboard.
From this page, you can scroll through the available products. The products are divided into different categories, and some of the biggest categories are:
- DIY & Tools
- Watches & Jewelry
- Sport, Leisure & Hobbies
- Computer & Electronics
- Health & Beauty
- Fashion & Lifestyle
- Pet Supplies
- Baby & Children
When you click on a category, you can see all of the products available for it.
One of the standout features Avasam has for the products is the available filters.
Let's say you first select one of the product categories, such as ‘Garden.' After that, you can select one of the available filters, such as ‘WOW Deals,' ‘Special Offers,' or ‘New.'
In our case, we had the ‘Garden' category selected, and for the filter, we selected ‘Special Offers,' and Avasam showed us related products.
This is definitely a great way to find unique products.
And if you want to take this step further, you can filter by the country you are planning to ship to.
For each product, you can see some important information even without accessing the product page.
5. Available details for each product
Every product has a dedicated product page where you can see and use additional information about the product.
To access the product page, simply click on any of the available products. For our example, we will use this ‘Crystal Diamante Clutch Bag.'
This is how the product page looks for our example product:
As we mentioned, each product page includes product data that you can take advantage of when actually selling the product on your online store.
For every product page, you can see:
- The header of the product. When you sell the product, you can take inspiration from the available header for your own product pages.
- Supplier and product information. For each product, you can see more technical information like how many products there are available, the SKU code, and the brand name.
- Product importing and sample buttons. If you want to import a specific product to your online store, every product page has a button for it. You can also buy sample pieces if you want to see what the products actually look like.
- Images. Avasam provides you with ready-to-use images for your own product pages and ads. For our example, there was only one image, but for most products, two to four images are available.
- Available variants. Most of Avasam's products have different variants, which you can also see on the product page.
- Shipping information. It's important to know how long the shipping time is for the products you sell and what countries the supplier ships to. You can see this on the product page.
- Product descriptions. For every product, you get a product description you can use and take inspiration from.
- Related products. At the bottom of every product page, you can see related products.
These are the main things for every product page. While you can use these yourself with Avasam's permission, we don't recommend copying anything directly. Instead, use them as an inspiration and make your own changes.
6. Order processing page
Avasam advertises itself as an all-in-one product fulfillment solution for dropshippers.
That means you can also manage upcoming orders directly from Avasam.
Inside of Avasam admin dashboard, there is a dedicated page for this called ‘Orders.' With the help of the available integrations, all the orders you get from your online store will appear here.
Once the orders start coming in, you can track the status of them from the same page.
7. Good returns and refund policy
We've done many reviews of different product fulfillment platforms, and one thing we appreciate about Avasam is its clear refund and return policies.
When you sell with Avasam, your customers can:
- Return unused items for any reason within 30 days of delivery
- Return faulty items up to 60 days from delivery
- Get a full refund on the product once the return is approved
This is great for the customer but also for you as the seller.
Dropshippers often experience high refunds and returns when using platforms like AliExpress, mainly because of the long shipping times. With Avasam these problems are unlikely to arise, and if they do, their return and refund policy is awesome.
Managing the refunds and returns is relatively easy from Avasam's admin dashboard.
Just clicking ‘Cancel order' next to the customer's order and going through the process enables you to do it.
8. Unique integrations
Out of the competition, Avasam has one of the best available integrations.
What's even better is that they constantly update new integrations to the platform, making it more robust.
Regarding ecommerce platforms, Avasam integrates with:
- Click 2 Launch
The ecommerce integrations make adding products from Avasam to your dropshipping store easy.
Once orders start coming in, the shipping information will automatically update to Avasam, and once you add balance to your Avasam account, your products will be sent out.
The ecommerce platform integrations fall a bit short regarding how many available there are, but all the major ones, including Shopify, are still available.
Regarding marketplaces, Avasam integrates with:
With Avasam's marketplace integrations, you can sell your products directly on platforms like Amazon and eBay.
If you want to learn more about how these business models work, check out our articles on Amazon and eBay dropshipping:
- Can You Do Dropshipping on Amazon? (Know This in 2023)
- eBay Dropshipping: The Complete Guide to Get Started in 2023
And for social media platforms, Avasam integrates with:
This is actually the most recent integration Avasam made to their platform, and in our opinion, one of the most impressive ones.
If you create your dropshipping store with TikTok Shop, you can integrate your TikTok account with Avasam and source products from Avasam's suppliers.
It also helps you automate product fulfillment, payments, and shipping.
The TikTok integration is definitely something not many platforms offer.
That's it for Avasam's integrations.
We will soon go through the process of integrating Avasam with an ecommerce platform, so keep reading!
9. Helpful customer service
Avasam is known for having good customer service, and it's something we can agree to.
You have three different options for contacting their customer service:
- Contacting with live chat. For most people, this is the best way to connect with Avasam's customer support. If you go to Avasam's website, you can access the live chat from the down-right corner.
To contact Avasam via live chat, you must create an account with them (the free plan works).
- Contacting with email. Avasam also has a public email address that you can contact (email@example.com). It's a viable option if you're okay with waiting for a moment. On business days, Avasam promises to respond to emails within 24 hours.
- Contacting with phone. Public phone support is also available for Avasam's customers (+44 (0) 330 113 7788).
As part of our testing, we wanted to see how their customer service performed, so we sent them a message asking a simple question: If they ship their products worldwide or not.
We got a response to our question within five minutes, and they helped us with any additional questions we had.
A small downside to Avasam's customer support is that it's not available 24/7, which is something a competitor CJDropshipping offers.
This is what Avasam states about their customer service availability: Customer support is available Monday to Friday, 9 am to 6 pm (excluding Bank Holidays), and Saturdays 10 am-4 pm.
The lack of 24/7 customer support is still not a huge downside, as customer service is available six days a week.
We loved this part of Avasam. Looking at their YouTube channel, they're publishing new videos weekly on different trending products.
While this is not directly related to the features of Avasam, it's an excellent sign that the founders actually care about the platform and its products.
Even if you wouldn't select Avasam as a dropshipping supplier solution, we recommend checking out their YouTube channel, as you can find good insights into product research from there.
On their YouTube channel, they also share tips on how actually to use Avasam and what it is.
Every tool has something to improve on, and Avasam is no different from that.
During our review, we found a few shortcomings to it, so let's go through those.
1. Shipping is limited to the UK and the US
If you aim to sell your products in countries other than the UK or the US, Avasam may not be the right choice for you since they are the only available options.
If you ship to countries outside the UK and the US, we recommend using one of Avasam's alternatives. We will go through the three alternatives for Avasam soon in one of the following sections.
2. You can't use PayPal to pay for suppliers
You can use PayPal to accept payments on your chosen sales channel, but Avasam does not accept PayPal to pay suppliers, so you will need to register a payment card.
This is not a major downside but something you should be aware of, as PayPal is one of the main payment platforms that dropshippers use.
So, what does the pricing for Avasam look like?
There are four available plans: Free, Starter, Advanced, Business, and Guru.
As we went through, the free plan is only made for browsing the platform and its features.
If you want to actually start selling products, you have to opt for the Starter plan or one above it.
The paid plan prices vary from £19.99 a month to £149.99 a month. If you pay yearly, you can make some significant savings.
The main difference between the paid plans is the amount of orders you can manage every month. The bigger your store gets, the more expensive the plan you have to select.
When comparing Avasam's pricing to its competitors, the cheapest paid plan is more affordable than most competitors have.
How to get started with Avasam?
So, how do you actually go and get started with Avasam? How can you integrate it with your preferred platform?
We'll show you that next!
1. Create your free Avasam account
The first step of getting started with Avasam is to create your free Avasam account.
To do that, head to Avasam's website and click on one of the ‘Free Trial' buttons.
This will lead you to the registration process, where you have to fill in basic information, such as your name, email, and password.
As we mentioned previously, you don't have to fill in your credit card details for the free plan.
Clicking on ‘Register' will get you directly to the admin dashboard of Avasam.
Once you're done with the registration, this is what the admin dashboard view looks like:
After this, you're ready for the next step!
2. Add your payment details to Avasam
In order to pay for the products you sell with Avasam, you have to have your payment details added.
To add them, head into ‘Settings' from the left sidebar.
From the settings, click on ‘Payment settings' and click ‘Add' to add your card details to Avasam.
This is quick to do, and you will see your card added if everything goes right.
After this, you can move on to the integration part!
3. Integrate Avasam with your preferred platform
The third step of getting started with Avasam is to integrate it with your preferred platform.
It's actually quite easy.
From Avasam's admin dashboard, head into the ‘Settings' from the left side tab.
Continue to the ‘Sales channel integrations' page.
This is where you can see all of Avasam's integrations and integrate it with your preferred sales channel platform.
For most people, the right integration will be Shopify, as it's one of the most used ecommerce platforms out there and loved by our blog readers.
If Shopify is not for you, all the other integrations can be found here too, whether it's with TikTok, Wix, or BigCommerce.
Click the ‘Add' button next to your preferred platform to start the integration. For our example, it will be Shopify.
If you still have a free plan, this is where your luck ends, as you need to have a paid subscription with Avasam to do the integration.
Avasam asks for your Shopify account name and website URL; after that, you can install Avasam to your Shopify account.
You will see this screen inside Shopify. Just clicking on ‘Install app' will get Shopify added to Avasam.
A successful integration should look like this on the Avasam settings:
Once you've integrated your sales platform into Avasam, you can actually get into browsing the products and suppliers!
4. Start sourcing products from Avasam suppliers
You've added the payment settings and the integration, and now you're able to add the products and start selling!
This is an exciting part.
You can start your product search by clicking on ‘Search products' or ‘Our suppliers' from the left side tab of Avasam.
If you already have an idea of your niche, we recommend going with the ‘Search products' option, as it allows you to get a more detailed view of the available products.
This is what the product catalog of Avasam looks like:
A good start is to select one of the available categories.
This will give you a list of products under the category.
If you have no idea of what you want to sell, you can start your product research by browsing the suppliers.
You can freely scroll through the available suppliers even with the free plan. If you find an interesting supplier and click on it, you can see all the available products.
5. Add products to your online store
Once you find a product that you want to add to your online store, you can do that by clicking on the product and going to the product page.
You will see a ‘Source product' button on the product page.
Once you source the product, it will appear on the ‘My products' page.
After you can see the products on the ‘My products' page, you will need to go to the ‘Listing Manager' page, where you can actually go ahead and add the products to your online store.
The sourcing process may seem like a time-consuming process. If it is, you can activate the bulk sourcing configuration from Avasam's settings.
This way, you can source tens, if not hundreds of products at the same time.
After you've listed the products, you're ready to start selling the products!
FAQs about Avasam
Next, let's go through a couple of frequently asked questions about Avasam.
If some things are still unclear, these may help you.
Is Avasam free to use?
Avasam does have a free plan that allows you to browse the platform, but you can't actually use the features, such as selling products with the free plan.
Is Avasam good for dropshipping?
Yes! For those doing dropshipping within the UK and the US, Avasam has a large selection of suppliers and products to choose from. For those dropshipping internationally, look for an alternative.
Who is the founder of Avasam?
Avasam is a London-based dropshipping automation platform that was founded by Tejas Dave in 2018. They aim to solve some of the biggest problems dropshippers face, the main one being manual processes.
What do other users say about Avasam?
We all love reading honest reviews before making a decision, right?
Avasam has quite a good rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars on Trustpilot. It's a bit less than on competitors like Spocket and Syncee, but it's still up there.
Customers especially praise their customer service. This is what we found from Trustpilot:
World-class customer service and support. Neel dealt with a complex issue quickly enabling a new Sales Channel. He was patient and explained the whole process step-by-step, even taking over and completing the complicated web settings for me. So glad I am with Avasam! Highly recommended.
Excellent company to work with to grow tour business as a seller. We now sell on multiple marketplaces, and the customer service works seamlessly with any issues we have with delivery or product relates issues.
The customers also pointed out the large selection of integrations. Here are a few reviews we found:
Super easy to upload products directly to marketplace platforms. Avasam makes the process of selling via dropshipping 10x smoother. They also have an awesome customer support team who helped me with the TikTok integration.
I have a Shopify store and the integration has been pretty seamless. I was looking for a dropshipping company that can help with sole supply to UK / has UK warehouses. The range of products available are vast and look good with decent pictures to advertise.
3 Avasam alternatives
Avasam is great for selling products within the UK and the US, but what if you want to sell in other countries?
That's where some of the alternatives are better.
Let's go through the alternatives we recommend.
Spocket is an ecommerce product fulfillment platform that allows you to ship products within the US, Canada, and Europe.
It's known for its high-quality suppliers that offer fast shipping times.
Just like Avasam, Spocket has a free plan that is made for browsing the platform. If you're thinking between the two platforms, why not make a free account for both and see?
Second on our alternative list is Syncee, which is a dropshipping product platform with over 6+ million products in the category.
While Avasam ships products within the UK and the US, Syncee has suppliers all over the world, making it a good option for those who want to sell internationally.
Syncee also has an advantage on the pricing, as they have a 14-day free trial for the paid plans (Avasam doesn't offer that). After that, Syncee's pricing plans vary from $29 to $99 a month.
If you want to learn more about Syncee, we've made a review of the platform here.
Exclusive Syncee Offer for Shopify and Wix users: Use DoDropshipping10 during checkout to enjoy a 10% off on the Pro, Business, Plus Marketplace plans. This offer is valid with your first subscription plan and for a limited time. Don't miss out!
Third is CJDropshipping, which is a free Avasam alternative with one of the largest product catalogs out there.
Most of the products on CJDropshipping can be shipped internationally from China with fast worldwide shipping. If those are priorities for you, we recommend checking it out.
They also have 24/7 customer service available. It's something Avasam doesn't have so for those prioritizing it, CJDropshipping could be a good option.
We've also made a review of CJDropshipping, which you can check here.
Not sure yet about using Avasam for your dropshipping business? Or are you interested in seeing what other companies are out there?
We’ve got you covered! Check out the reviews below to find great companies that will help you:
- Spocket Review: Does It Have the Best Suppliers in 2023?
- AliDropship Review: Is It Worth Buying This Plugin?
- CJdropshipping Dropshipping: How To Start (+ Review)
- DSers Review: Is It the Best App for AliExpress?
- Gelato Review: Is it the Best Print on Demand Supplier?
- Modalyst Review: Should You Use It After Wix Acquired It?
- Sellvia Review: Does It Have the Best US Suppliers?
- Syncee Review: Does It Have the Best Global Suppliers?
And for more reviews, visit the review hub!
Reading and absorbing information and knowledge is great (definitely if it's' free!), but do you know what's even better?
So, to help you with taking action with what you have learned in this article, take a look at the bullet points:
- Consider your own needs. Do you ship internationally? Avasam is a good option for selling in the UK and the US, but if you ship worldwide, you should consider an alternative, such as Modalyst or Syncee.
- Try out Avasam yourself. Remember that Avasam has a plan that is made for browsing the platform. With it, you can actually see what the platform has to offer. After that, it's definitely easier to decide if it's for you.
- Sign up for a paid plan. If you end up liking Avasam, you can opt for one of their paid plans, which allows you to start using the platform's tools.
- Integrate Avasam with an ecommerce platform. At this point, you should have your ecommerce platform selected so you can integrate it with Avasam.
- Add products to your online store. After you have selected your plan and integrated Avasam with your ecommerce platform, you can go ahead and start integrating the products. We went through this previously, so if you need help with that, scroll to the ‘How to get started' section.
That's it! A review of Avasam, one of the leading dropshipping suppliers and product fulfillment platforms.
We hope you found this review useful.
If you're still not sure whether it's the right solution for you, check out their free plan that allows you to browse the platform. It will give you a good idea of the available features.
If you have any questions, you can always leave them down below or message the customer support team at Avasam.
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