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So I have to get permission to "drop-ship"? Can I not just post it for sale on E-bay, then when 1 item sells buy it on Amazon and use their address for shipping?
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  • Profile picture of the author Whitney Segura
    Technically, you can do this. It's not illegal or anything, however, I would not be doing this practice on Amazon.com. However, I would use this practice on an eBay.com store. Amazon sellers often use this practice themselves, to fulfill Amazon orders, and I think it's a bad move, for a number of reasons.

    Ebay is acceptable for a single reason, you can set longer estimated ship dates & get away with a lot more unexpected shipping issues, than possible with an Amazon seller account. Amazon is widely known for shooting first, and asking questions later. Meaning, they will suspend you, and FAST if you break the rules & get caught. You get 1 suspension appeal, if you do not complete it up to their standards, you are now PERMANENTLY banned for LIFE.

    Refer to the part about drop shipping in the following article:
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    • Profile picture of the author KenW3
      Originally Posted by Whitney Segura View Post

      Ebay is acceptable for a single reason, you can set longer estimated ship dates & get away with a lot more unexpected shipping issues, than possible with an Amazon seller account.
      While you can set longer ship dates, your search ranking on eBay and number of views will suffer. eBay has different ways to make certain buyers have the best possible experience and will return to eBay for purchases.

      eBay maintains very strict [Link] Seller performance standards that, when not met, will also lead to loss of selling privileges or account restrictions. For example, if a drop shipper is out-of-stock and you must cancel a buyer's purchase, you can lose your ability to sell. The eBay minimum standard for this is 2% of transactions, one sale out of every fifty can cost you your account.

      While I agree that Amazon is going to be quicker to close your account, eBay will be just as fast at restricting a seller that is providing a bad experience to buyers. If you are selling on Amazon, eBay, Sears, Rakuten, etc, you need absolute control over your inventory.
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      • Profile picture of the author Importexport
        Originally Posted by KenW3 View Post

        While you can set longer ship dates, your search ranking on eBay and number of views will suffer. eBay has different ways to make certain buyers have the best possible experience and will return to eBay for purchases.

        eBay maintains very strict [Link] Seller performance standards that, when not met, will also lead to loss of selling privileges or account restrictions. For example, if a drop shipper is out-of-stock and you must cancel a buyer's purchase, you can lose your ability to sell. The eBay minimum standard for this is 2% of transactions, one sale out of every fifty can cost you your account.

        While I agree that Amazon is going to be quicker to close your account, eBay will be just as fast at restricting a seller that is providing a bad experience to buyers. If you are selling on Amazon, eBay, Sears, Rakuten, etc, you need absolute control over your inventory.
        I highlighted your last sentence because that issue is a very important reason why people should think twice before starting into dropshipping.

        There are other reasons of course, one of which is the pathetically low profit margins available in most cases.

        Here is part of a post by another Warrior: "I was gonna do dropshipping till I found how small the margins are. Now I have started importing straight from the factory in China and Im selling at 5 X my cost."

        I suggest you have a read through the thread:
        What are the cons of running a drop shipping business?
        There will always be people who are willing to work for low returns, but in effect they just become cheap labor for the dropship wholesalers who are the ones who make all the money.

        You don't need a lot of money to buy direct from genuine manufacturers in China and other countries. I teach how to safely source products there and get manufacturers to supply small orders at prices that allow you huge margins.

        Be sure to avoid dealing with the traders on the big popular B2B sites where they pretend to be manufacturers. For some ideas and help you might like to have a look here: Ask Me Anything About Product Sourcing And Importing For Profit. ― Veteran Importer Here.

        You can ask me questions there about safe product sourcing and importing.

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  • You can fulfill using dropshippers. The key is to find those that dropshippers that will ship in lesser time...and you dont need permission to get started.
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  • Drop-shipping may sound illegal but it’s not illegal. So you don't need to get permission to start Drop-shipping. You need to find and list the companies that will deliver the product in lesser time. You have your own affiliate stores to sell eBay and Amazon products. However, there are some pros and cons of Drop-shipping.

    Pros:

    **No up front investment need to get inventory - When you sell drop-shipped products, you don’t pay for merchandise until it sells.

    **Eliminates risk â€" If something doesn’t sell, your only risk is the listing fees.

    **Product depth and variety â€" When you drop-ship, you can list as many as products you want for sale.

    Cons:

    **Lack of control â€" When you drop-ship, you are at the mercy of the shipper. They control the packing and shipping/handling experience. For some reason if they pack and item improperly or take too long to ship against it was promised, the customer will blame you, not the drop-shipper. Bad service from a drop-shipper can definitely affect your customer satisfaction ratings in negative on eBay and Amazon.

    **No control over inventory â€" If a drop-shipper do not intimate you about their low inventory, you may sell an item that they cannot deliver. This puts you in a very bad position with eBay and Amazon. If it happens too often you could find your account suspended or closed.

    Hope this helps.

    Good luck for your business

    You can post your questions there and I will do my best to help you.
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  • Profile picture of the author palmtree
    You can do this but you're very limited in how much money you can make. It's almost guaranteed any item you put up for sale on eBay someone else is already dropshipping it. Your best bet is to find very unique items that are hard to find, talk with the company, and be their dropshipping representative.
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  • Profile picture of the author kimanierick
    You can sell products on ebay but i am not sure that it is a great idea to get the products from amazon. Invest some time and effort and find some dropshippers that can deliver the products to your customers for a much lower price.That way you can increase your profit margins so you will be making more money.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    If the buyer should report you that they bought an item from ebay
    and got the product from Amazon, you will get banned.
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgeyBoy
    Originally Posted by mwallat View Post

    So I have to get permission to "drop-ship"? Can I not just post it for sale on E-bay, then when 1 item sells buy it on Amazon and use their address for shipping?
    Yes its all good, the thing is Amazon is happy as they are getting a sale, your customer is happy as they are getting what they pay for, and finally your happy, as youve made a profit.

    This is how every retailer works.

    You've just got to make sure, your customer is getting exactly what you advertise them, little things like your return policy need to be correct, otherwise you can easily end up in a mess weeks down the line.
    Its all about strategy at the end of the day, keeping things streamlined and simple. I personally only have 1 supplier - Amazon.
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