So I'm actually posting with a question here. I keep reading discussions about finding dropshippers, about how hard it is to find manufacturers willing to dropship directly. Well, I am a manufacturer and I'm open to dropshipping. So I'm looking for suggestions on how to go about connecting with folks who might be looking, and guidance on actually structuring or getting into those deals, mistakes to be careful of, or [insert sage wisdom I don't even know I need here].
My wife and I have a fashion jewelry (body chains, foot and hand jewelry) business. We design and manufacture our own line and currently are also selling directly through eCommerce at Body Chains - Barefoot Sandals - Hand Jewelry | Nearly Naked Our jewelry is 100% original designed, made in the USA, and we're ready to scale. (We could deliver 10K units of some products in 2 weeks for wholesale). So right now we only sell directly, and it is going okay, but we have always intended to move into wholesaling, we do affiliate sales already, but it seems that there is an opportunity here for win-win for both parties as we grow.
We position our product as "elegant fashion jewelry for the modern woman," we don't sell "traditional" jewelry, only the newest body chain trends, and we aren't competing in the low price space. Rather we have a much higher quality product and really unique designs with vintage castings. If you saw (okay, probably no one here did... but I did because my wife showed me!) the latest June 2014 cover for Cosmo magazine, the model was wearing a body chain. The trend is growing!
You can see our main page with our magazine and more at Nearly Naked | Body Chain Jewelry | Barefoot Sandals | Magazine (Yes I'm aware of the SEO impacts, there was good reason but live and learn! We're undertaking an update soon. )
Okay, this is long enough already. Thank you all for all of the great content and advice you share, and in advance for any feedback in this thread.