First, I would like to say that drop shipping is not that hard to do and it can be a lucrative endeavor. The hardest thing about drop shipping is finding a really good distributor.
Remember this to all those out there...Drop shipping is not about finding the Dobas, Salehoos, and World Wide Brands out there. Those companies use mainly middlemen that front as drop shippers.
A TRUE drop shipper will never, EVER, EVER, EVER put their prices on a website for everyone to see.
WHY...Because that defeats the purpose of drop shipping. A "wholesaler" is nothing more than a middleman. To get the best deal you need to find a DISTRIBUTOR.
Why didn't I say MANUFACTURER...because unless you are purchasing at a level that Best Buy or Walmart is purchasing at then they do not want to deal with you. It is a waste of their time to drop ship one item at a time for you and also give you the same price as if you purchased $100,000 worth of inventory. Manufacturers always insist that you have a MOQ (minimum order quantity).
Problem...most individuals do not have this type pf purchasing power.
Which is why you go to the next step the distributor. The distributor will give you the next best price to the manufacturer. And it will be very profitable for you to get on with them.
NEXT... Like stated above your distributors will not have their prices on the screen for you to see and go into what I like to call "information overload". Checking and rechecking on the web against Google Shopping:rolleyes: for the lowest price.
Most of the time they will require you to pay a ONE TIME APPLICATION FEE. Notice I did not say a monthly fee. That is ridiculous. PAY IT....Why it will give you access to the main supplier. Why do you want 1,000 + suppliers, that just makes it impossible to once again find out who will give you the best deal, once again taking chances with returns, pricing, inventory, etc. One good supplier is all you need. Plus most of the time they have a phone number that you can call to get guided assistance if you require it.
NEVER buy from those China suppliers that you will see on DHGate, Alibaba, Tradekey, Made-In-China.Com etc.
SOME, maybe ok, but most are scam artists that will steal the shirt off your back if the have the chance to. WHY do most require you to pay with MONEYGRAM, WESTERN UNION, etc. The reason is that $1,000.00 is equivalent to one YEARS salary for them. And you can bet they are laughing all te way to the bank. Meanwhile, you are sitting there waiting for your products to come hoping, PRAYING TO GOD THAT it is what you ordered so that you can get your funds released from Pay Pal in time. So that your customer doesn't give you negative feedback on your ebay account.
I have been there and done that. LOST OVER $11,000 in hard earned cash to find out the information that I am passing out to you now.
I am doing this, because that was almost my life's savings. I was in tears people. I had ordered a boat load of iphone 3gs when they came out. Only to be taken to the cleaners. The company that I ordered from sent me some LAME version of the iphone called the "I9"...TRASH. Fake Apple logo and everything.
If it is in my power to prevent this from happening I MUST tell my story. I wished I could have kicked their F&#%ing teeth in, with steel toed boots. .
So, if you really want to drop ship for ebay, e-crater, craigslist, Amazon, or whatever platform. Post questions, PM me, email or whatever you need. Just remember this, drop shipping works. THE ONLY POINT OF FAILURE IS YOUR SUPPLIER.
And please this is not a rant, debate, or FLAME session. BECAUSE, I tell you now,.... I....GET....PAID... This is for those that really truly need a helping hand. So, lets keep the bickering to a minimum and help out your fellow man and woman. We are all here for the same thing RIGHT....
F&#K the 9 to 5 CUBICLES!!!!!:p