Best platform from which to dropship?

by darind
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Hello guys,
What will you choose between Aliexper, Walmark, Ebbay and Etsy?
Pro and Con?
Thanks.
#dropship #platform
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
    You'd need to provide more information relating to what you are selling.
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  • Profile picture of the author jmosticc22
    As for a platform some of the best out there are magento, shopify and WooCommerce.

    For choosing dropshippers check out Doba, if you have a product it will find dropshippers for you with that product.
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  • Profile picture of the author wizbiz
    Dropshipping is dead.. Literally there is many Legit sites which are selling Amazon goods for 50% off and more, you can "dropship" from Amazon to Amazon.. All those "dropshipping" companies do not have competitive prices, it doesn't worth it, unless you got 50% off Amazon regular price or better.. Also bear in mind that, you can easily get your Amazon Seller Account Deleted for Dropshipping, if you do not have proper invoices/receipts... Yes, if you list Item on Amazon before you get the actual product in possession, you do not have an Invoice/Receipt. Good luck..
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      Yet people are making money doing it. Real, actual dollars. Go figure!


      Originally Posted by wizbiz View Post

      Dropshipping is dead.. .
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    • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
      Originally Posted by wizbiz View Post

      Dropshipping is dead.. Literally there is many Legit sites which are selling Amazon goods for 50% off and more, you can "dropship" from Amazon to Amazon.. All those "dropshipping" companies do not have competitive prices, it doesn't worth it, unless you got 50% off Amazon regular price or better.. Also bear in mind that, you can easily get your Amazon Seller Account Deleted for Dropshipping, if you do not have proper invoices/receipts... Yes, if you list Item on Amazon before you get the actual product in possession, you do not have an Invoice/Receipt. Good luck..
      Ridiculous statement! It is absolutely clear from your detailed reply that you have no clue what dropshipping even is. It is NOT buying at retail (i.e. Amazon to Amazon) and then selling at higher retail! That is called retail arbitrage - not dropshipping.

      Amazon absolutely DOES NOT have a problem with dropshipping. They dropship at least 80% of the products they list on their own site. Learn what dropshipping actually is before you make such an inane statement.
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  • Profile picture of the author hassnainmubashir
    I have a better and really good idea of you which will make you stand apart from those who fail with it.

    Firstly, get one thing straight. There is nothing like 'get rich quick'. You have to be patient and consistent.

    Now for the stuff that you gotta do. make a Wordpress website and use Woocommerce on it. Setup your products and then make a section of blog.

    Yes! Start writing articles related to your niche and REMEMBER! Pure VALUE ONLY

    This is what will distinguish you from others.

    In the long run you will have hundred thousands of visitors every single month and you will be making dropshipping sales on autopilot.

    But in start you have to put the work in.

    P.S Incorporate Email makreting as well. You will kill it this way.
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    AliExpress has been beat to the ground though...

    You're probably better off with a more specialized dropship source
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  • Profile picture of the author GALYNAGLN
    eBay,for me, is a monster when it comes to online selling,as Etsy is more for handmade items.Also Etsy have 40 million active members, so it is a lot smaller than Ebay.
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  • Profile picture of the author DWaters
    I find it hard to tell exactly what the question actually is. More detailed info would be helpful.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jared Heldt
    I've done it on eBay, Shopify and tried it some on Amazon. Benefits of eBay is that there is a lot more traffic and you don't have to drive as much traffic. There are a ridiculous amount of fees which is one of the main reasons I stopped using eBay. Amazon, I think is a bit tricky, it gets even more traffic than eBay, but payment is delayed for a week or two and there are other complications.

    I think the private label would work but I think you would need an already established income source to help cover costs of ordering and shipping products. Shopify I think is the best so far, especially with what I'm working on now, easy to set up, tons of apps (free and paid) to use and pretty low in fees as well which is helpful if you are starting out. The downside is, you have to drive a lot more traffic to your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author markmiller24x7
    Go for eBay, you can easily dropship there, very handy & easy to use, they had a huge amount of audience coming in every month. Etsy is also a good platform but for handmade items mostly, so probably it would be a better idea to go with eBay.
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  • Profile picture of the author sarahalfred
    Go for ebay
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  • Profile picture of the author ninalao
    This is quite vague.

    It really depends on what item do you want to source from them. While most items you can find on aliexpress, you might also need to consider where you would want to sell them to. What geos are you targetting? Because shipping rates would also differ depending on where your product source is.

    Another thing to worry about is if your product needs to be kept in stock with you. This would happen if your margins solely rely on buying in bulk.

    If you're just starting out, I suggest first looking at which niche you want to enter, meaning you're already knowledgeable on it and can create content for it with ease.

    If you simply want to earn quick, dropshipping might not be what you'd want to do right away, as this involves advertising + product development + operations. You can start learning advertising first while getting paid if you get into affiliate marketing (advertising for people who already have products selected)
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