No dropshipping... So what to do now ? - Help Please

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Hello, so i tried to contact many suppliers for the product that im willing to sell on my online store.. many of them didn't replied to my emails..
this week i got a reply from one of them.. but sadly they told me that they dont dropship their products.. but if its the last hope... maybe i have to try to buy a quantity and ship it on my own ...since i dont have a big starting budget .. ill try to ask them if we can start with low quantity ...10 or lower if possible... .

but my real problem is that...if i got the products that i want to sell.. how can i ship it to my costumers.. can someone please give me the options available for me ? and their fees please? ill much appreciate it (i heard that 3PL can help, do u suggest it for me? or theres other better options ? )

Thank you for your time for reading this

UPDATE :

Another question i hope you dont mind to answer..
does 3pl pick up the products from the supplier and ship it to their warehouse
or the supplier have to ship the products to the 3pl's warehouse ?

Thanks Again for your time
#dropshipping
  • Profile picture of the author jmferret
    If nobody drop ships your product that's both bad and good. Bad if you can't ship it yourself, good if you can (means less competition).
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  • Profile picture of the author kimanierick
    Well the lack of dropship is a bad thing because you will loose so much time and you will loose money in the process. You will have to wait the products to arrive to your address and than ship them to your customers. The shipping will be more expensive, so your product will be more expensive. If you dropship your products you will pay online one shipping fee, but if you are getting them to your address and then shipping them you will have to pay the shipping to your address and then pay the shipping to your customer address. The best way to ship your items depends where you live, where your customers live and how fast they want to get the product. There is always is least expensive option, that is your local post office, it is the least expensive but also the slowest, also there are other options like dhl, ems and many many other fast shipping posts that will deliver within 5-7 days but for a larger fee.
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  • Profile picture of the author LABEShops
    If it is a product you can sell on amazon, you can always use their fullfilment service, FBA.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ali Zgheib
      its no my product, the supplier i wanted to work with is already selling them on amazon .. any help ?
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  • Profile picture of the author westgateok
    I would just keep contacting the other suppliers. Have you tried calling? I found that speaking to someone greatly helped my odds!
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    • Profile picture of the author Ali Zgheib
      hi westgateok, thank you for your reply, you might be right but my problem is that English isn't my main language so i dont feel comfortable talking English with other peoples on cell phone and i've never tried it before. but in the mean time i founded 1 good supplier that dosn't dropship but they reply really gd to my mails and they are happy to work me but they want me to find a logistic first which after researsh i founded that it mean someone to take the products to their warehouse, and ship it to my costumers.. so do you have any idea how to find a logistic that can ship those products for me and for a small feed ? i would apperciate that alot. thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author DWaters
    Originally Posted by Ali Zgheib View Post

    ...if i got the products that i want to sell.. how can i ship it to my costumers.. can someone please give me the options available for me ? and their fees please?

    You may want to consider using Amazon's FBA business model. They will take care of the shipments to the customers. Also their site will have a HUGE amount of buyer traffic, much more than your site will. Plus they will take care of all customer satisfaction issues. Something to consider......
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    • Profile picture of the author Ali Zgheib
      @DWaters, thank you for your reply..i got few question and i hope that u answer them.
      can i use amazon fulfillment on my store without selling on amazon?
      how can i shit products from wholesalers to the logistic's warehouse if i live outside of the US ?
      do u have a good logistic that u can suggest for me to work with ?

      and for amazon FBA thing ...might try it in the future but in the mean time .. i want to focus on my own store

      Thank you
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    • Profile picture of the author kirbymurphy
      Originally Posted by DWaters View Post

      You may want to consider using Amazon's FBA business model. They will take care of the shipments to the customers. Also their site will have a HUGE amount of buyer traffic, much more than your site will. Plus they will take care of all customer satisfaction issues. Something to consider......
      How does that work, basically?
      Can your supplier ship directly to Amazon?
      Do they just take a percentage or is there a fee per unit, or both?

      Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author lakatos
    Where are your product source from ?
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    • Profile picture of the author Ali Zgheib
      My product supplier is located in the US
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      • Profile picture of the author Brian Escobar
        Originally Posted by Ali Zgheib View Post

        My product supplier is located in the US
        West Coast, Midwest, or East Coast?

        3PL is a hard one since many places want you to move a good amount of volume. Also shipping from your supplier to your chosen fulfillment warehouse might be cheaper if done locally.
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  • Profile picture of the author planbmeds
    whats the product category?
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