How It works
This is why eBay is so competitive, everyone gets the
items at the same cost and then floods the market.
You don’t have to sell on eBay to use a dropshipper
If you would like to use a dropshipper on your site you
need to look at the pros and cons
No packing or shipping
1000’s of products to choose from
No order minimum
Can sell 250 different products that each have a margin
of $30 - $300 profit, and doesn’t cost you anything for
Fee’s ! to sign up or every time you drop ship a product
Delay of stock
Beware of fake dropshippers
Unhappy customers because of unreliable vendors
- Free stuff
- Lots of good info on this site
-What is drop shipping
- “Don’t get taken by fake suppliers”
- “Dropshipping Pros and Cons”
Drop Shipping Sites
- No Fees
- Monthly fee, expensive, but 2 week free trial
- No cost, but you pay upfront and then get a rebate
Questions to ask a Shipper
1. What's the wholesale price they can offer you on their products? You'll need to
make sure the wholesale price they offer is low enough that you'll be able to generate a
good profit based on what you'll be able to sell their products for.
2. Do they charge a handling fee for drop shipping? If so, how much? Most
companies that drop ship will simply add the cost of UPS or FedEx shipping onto your
wholesale price, but some will also charge you a handling fee (generally between $1 and
$5). This is to offset their cost of picking, packing, and processing the order for you.
3. How do they ship their products? Almost every company that drop ships products
will use a major nationwide delivery service like UPS or FedEx. Ask them to include
tracking numbers with the order confirmations they send. This will save you many
potential problems when customers ask, "Where is my order?"
4. How do they bill you? Most drop shippers will bill your credit card the wholesale
price of the product plus shipping and handling as soon as they receive an order from
you. With others, you may be able to set up a monthly billing cycle where you submit
payment for all orders at the end of each month.
5. How do they deal with product returns? Be sure to find out what their policy is
regarding returns. Most reputable companies will offer some kind of guarantee or
warranty on their products and will deal with returns for you. This way, if a customer
contacts you with a return, you can simply tell them the manufacturer will be happy to
speak with them directly. If your manufacturer doesn't accept returns, look out! You'll be
the one stuck replacing defective merchandise for your customers.