Dropship Biz

Discussion in 'General Advice' started by DREAMER, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. DREAMER

    DREAMER New Member

    I am thinking of looking into a dropship business called Pruductsourcing.com, has anyone ever heard of it or used it and if so how is this company?
    Also do you think the dropship business is evan worth looking into?
     
  2. joanpeterson

    joanpeterson New Member

    One thing that you will really have to investigate is the prices of the items a drop shipper has. Many of the items that dropshippers have are NOT competitive and you may find it very difficult to compete with better prices that can be found elsewhere online.

    So be careful using a drop shipper. Are the prices and quality going to make you money? And what will you do if you sell a popular item and the drop shipper runs out of product. How will you refund your buyers?
     
  3. DREAMER

    DREAMER New Member

    Noted.
    Ty very much for your input.
    I just need to get into something I'm so tired of making another man rich.
     
  4. kencraw

    kencraw New Member

    Dropshipping is a good business however it takes a bit of planning on your part. As Joan pointed out you need to watch pricing and stock. Ideally you should partner with at least three different dropshippers that sell similar products. You will have your main supplier, the one that is going to give you the best rates. Then your second and third are your back-ups. Pricing is important but after you are able to make a name for yourself and your business, your customers will purchase based on trust more than price. You'll still have to be competitive but you won't necessarily have to be the lowest price.

    Good luck.[​IMG]
     
  5. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    I would advise against the so called dropshipping companies for several reasons.
    1) I tried them - lol
    2) too much competition


    If you go to places like cj.com (commission junction) shareasale.com, etc, you will find thousands of products to market as dropshipping items.

    Works the same way as the dropshipping companies but with legitimate companies. Like for instance I set up several squidoo lenses on Legos toys then went in and registered with the company so that I could make commissions when someone went through my site to buy Legos for their kids...

    Just go to cj.com and browse the marketplace - you will find TONS of things to market - and it is free to register (as all dropshipping companies SHOULD be)[​IMG]
     
  6. BigMoneyJoe

    BigMoneyJoe New Member

    I've been in dropshipping before.

    I'm not sure if you want to do dropshipping THROUGH ebay or on your own website, but if your new, I'd recommend with your own website where you have more control and can command better prices for your dorpship items.

    The only dropship companies I recommend are salehoo.com and worldwidebrand.com(more advanced).

    Salehoo's great, but do keep in mind that you will have ot put in a lot of research and work, and I mean a LOT, to find products you can resell for a PROFIT.

    I used salehoo before and it's a fantastic service. Check it out.
     
  7. DREAMER

    DREAMER New Member

    Great thank you everyone for your help and support.
     
  8. I also used saleho, I didn't earn as much as I expected but the service is great!

    I recommend it!
     
  9. getagrip

    getagrip Gold Member

    Here is the deal with dropshipping - you need to do some research on eBay to see how much competition there is for the items you are selling - and you also need to find out how much the items sold for. What you might find is that there are too many people selling the same products, and that they aren't selling - or that they are selling, but not for a profit. You can do research via a Completed Listings search on eBay.
     
  10. We can make a case study out of one of ebay products.

    What do you say?
     
  11. DREAMER

    DREAMER New Member

    Sure Ot!
    Thanks everyone, I'm not sure what to do but I do know I'm tired of always working and always being broke, I feel like all I do is exist.
    I need to break away from this 7-7 or 8 o'clock job and do something that I can make money and live a bit of a normal life.
    Sorry if this sounds like a cry for pitty I'm just exhausted.
    Again thanks to everyone that responded.
     
  12. DREAMER,
    you should have a little faith in yourself and you succeed. You'll see![​IMG]
     
  13. newcash101

    newcash101 New Member

    I've had more success selling dropshipping lists.
    I tried selling the dropshipping products be realized that
    the price points are just to slim for all the work it takes
    to promote and sell them.
     
  14. newcash101,
    this is not new, the profits from drop-shipping products are very small and not worth the time you invest in selling them.

    Probably, the product you sell is very common on ebay and the prices are constantly going down.

    Try another product, one that has up to 10 sellers on ebay and the prices ere still high. It won't last for long but you will have a little more profits at first.

    Keep us updated.
     
  15. joanpeterson

    joanpeterson New Member

    If you really want to sell products online via a dropshipper, you might want to consider ordering your own products and sell them on ebay from home.

    A doctor does that and has made some nice money doing it part time...$120,000! She orders wholesale from apparel wholesalers. Article here.
     
  16. mrt209

    mrt209 New Member

    joanpeterson: If you really want to sell products online via a dropshipper, you might want to consider ordering your own products and sell them on ebay from home.

    A doctor does that and has made some nice money doing it part time...$120,000! She orders wholesale from apparel wholesalers. Article here.

    The only problem I see with this is that if you don't get any customers you're stuck with the products and the bills [​IMG]
     

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