|Definition of a dropshipper|
|A drop shipper is a product supplier who is
willing to ship individual orders out one product at a time. Usually
when products are purchased for resale you have to buy them in bulk
quantities, have them shipped to you, and then ship them out to your
customer. Dropshippers are the exception because they don't have minimum
purchase requirements and will ship the item directly to your customer when you place an order.
|There are two big advantages of sourcing
products through drop shippers.
|Because eBay is so extremely price
competitive, it can be difficult to find products consistently from
dropshippers. Sometimes product suppliers who dropship slightly raise
their wholesale prices. They do this because they want to be compensated
somewhat for taking the risk of carrying inventory and because they are
wanting to compensate themselves for handling the shipping procedures
This slight increase in price can make it difficult to resell the product on eBay because other sellers who carry their own inventory are undercutting everybody else.
Another reason using dropshippers can be frustrating is the competition. Because the advantages of using dropshippers is so widely known, once the word gets out that a particular supplier is dropshipping, many sellers flock to them. Before you know it you may be listing the exact same item with the exact same picture and description at the exact same time as many other sellers. With the large amounts of competition it can make it more difficult to find a products to sell for a profit.
With all of this said it is important to note that using dropshippers to source products can be very effective. The key is to make sure you are doing your presale research before you attempt to sell an item and to understand that you may have to really search and find for the products in each dropshipping warehouse that will successfully sell for you.
|How to find dropshippers|
| There are different ways to find drop
shippers. We will focus on what we feel to be are the most effective and
most time saving ways of find them.
|Drop ship catalogs|
Reputable wholesale sources for wholesaler & drop