Dropshipping from lots of suppliers

7 replies
Hello everyone!
I'm new here and to the dropshipping world.
I didn't start a store yet, but working on it... Here's a question, would you consider dropshipping all your products from different suppliers or is kinda crazy?
For example, a store with 30 products coming from 20 different suppliers?
Waiting your expert opinion
#dropshipping #lots #suppliers
Avatar of Unregistered
  • Profile picture of the author acopson
    Originally Posted by alexjp8 View Post

    Hello everyone!
    I'm new here and to the dropshipping world.
    I didn't start a store yet, but working on it... Here's a question, would you consider dropshipping all your products from different suppliers or is kinda crazy?
    For example, a store with 30 products coming from 20 different suppliers?
    Waiting your expert opinion
    I have a little experience in DS, this seems like a bit of a logistical nightmare using so many sources, why so many sources?

    Personally, I would stick with a handful.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[11433726].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    The only real problem this can create is shipping charges. As long as you build the price of shipping into each product's price and offer "free shipping", you shouldn't have a problem.

    My guess is that you will soon discover that some suppliers are much better than others and you will gradually drop the bad ones - even if it means having less products.
    Signature
    StoreCoach.com- Learn How to Dropship the Right Way - Buy & Sell Websites - Partner with Coach
    My PROVEN ecommerce process, as seen on: Fox News, the NY Times & Flippa
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[11434273].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author alexjp8
    Thank you very much for your reply!
    I was considering dropshipping from AliExpress and providing free shipping for all the products..

    The point of using many sources is because I can't find a single shop that sells all the products I need..

    For example, let's suppouse you wanna dropship SpongeBob goods, you can get keychain from one store, pencil case from an other and so on..

    Does it make any sense...?
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[11434303].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author sebastian1809
    I think in the Dropshipping it's not a problem having that many suppliers since you sync your store with Oberlo. The problem may occur when you'll go into FB ads and pixel tracking.You'll have to set up custom conversions for every product if you plan having a general niche store.
    Logistics is not a problem. Just make sure you choose good suppliers with best ratings. Good luck!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[11434412].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Robert Bridgen
    To be honest when I started to drop ship. I used eBay I got products from Amazon and Walmart put them to eBay and it worked. Made me $700. the first month. But I did not like Drop shipping and stopped
    I also sold a lot of furniture sells like hotcakes But you get returns and problems. Broken furniture on delivery. Then you have to get it back to amazon or Walmart then another one is sent out then the customer cancels. A complete headache Yes you can make money but when you get into it and some 200 products you need help. Hope. I have helped. you
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[11434518].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
      Originally Posted by Robert Bridgen View Post

      To be honest when I started to drop ship. I used eBay I got products from Amazon and Walmart put them to eBay and it worked. Made me $700. the first month. But I did not like Drop shipping and stopped
      I also sold a lot of furniture sells like hotcakes But you get returns and problems. Broken furniture on delivery. Then you have to get it back to amazon or Walmart then another one is sent out then the customer cancels. A complete headache Yes you can make money but when you get into it and some 200 products you need help. Hope. I have helped. you
      Well, that's not really dropshipping and is a business model that caters to only the dumbest of consumers who do not realize that they can buy things for much better prices at major places like Amazon and Walmart. (I'll completely ignore the fact that the particular model you referenced is against eBay's TOS.)

      True dropshipping is getting things at wholesale prices and having the manufacturers/distributors ship them to your customers (unlike your described model which is buying at retail and selling at even higher retail). If you dropship the correct way, the manufacturers are responsible for any problems with their products and returns go back directly to them as do warranty issues.
      Signature
      StoreCoach.com- Learn How to Dropship the Right Way - Buy & Sell Websites - Partner with Coach
      My PROVEN ecommerce process, as seen on: Fox News, the NY Times & Flippa
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[11434525].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author alexjp8
    Thank you very much to all of you, every answer is really helpful for a newbie like me
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[11434639].message }}
  • The amount of droppshipping suppliers can be managed. There should be no limit as this would be limiting yourself to the amount of products that you could sell.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[11450895].message }}
Avatar of Unregistered

Trending Topics