This is my first post here and I just discovered warrior forums recently. I've been reading non stop trying to get as much insight as possible on how to run a successful and PROFITABLE e commerce business.
I've been an eBay top rated plus power seller for a little over 5 years. I have about 3500 feedbacks and my fb rating is 100 percent positive. I'm a thrift store seller, and generally have a few hundred items up. I deal in women's clothing.
The past couple years sales have slowly decreased to the point where I'm no longer making money to sustain beings full time ebayer. I use to make a decent living doing eBay full time, but times have changed on ebay.
I've been looking into drop shipping. I have found a few good companies through my online google searches (none that I can tell have been mentioned here which may be a good thing) and am awaiting my business license in the mail so I can apply to some of these companies.
How risky is it? I have such a great feedback rating I worry that if I suddenly list all this new product I could be flagged by ebay. I worry about customers not receiving their items or slow ship times. I don't want to risk my perfect fb score but chances are it will happen. I can't continue using ebay like I have in the past, the profits are not there. I need access to inventory and that can only be done by drop shipping (I don't have the Capitol available to buy in bulk)
Any advice for someone in my situation? Things to look ou for? What to expect when becoming a drop shipped? Auto drop ship software/services?
Thanks in advance