eBay Ė Drop Shipping to help grow your eBay Business
March 19th, 2006
One way you can
grow your eBay business without a big investment and a large shipping
warehouse is using companies that offer drop shipping services. While
some companies promote that they are drop shipping company, others are
regular wholesalers that will do this service. Sometimes you may pay a
couple extra dollars for handling costs for the drop shipping services
but it can be well worth it if you are limited in space and donít want
to invest in a large inventory.
If you do
participate with one of the drop ship companies make sure to do your
homework. They charge a membership fee. They offer large inventory of
products, however are you going to be able to make a profit from the
inventory that they have listed. A benefit to participating with one of
these companies is that they often have a website that you can create
and make it your own website.
Make sure that
they donít have any hidden fees in the close of the sale. You have to
weigh out each drop shipper companies, compare prices against ebay, and
decide if the product will hold up to satisfied customers. The problem
that can happen with drop shipping companies is that their products can
be flooded on eBay and there is no market for many of their items.
You have to watch
out for drop shipper scams. Unfortunately with the growth of the drop
shipping business there have been companies that donít deliver of the
goods and services. Their products could be lacking of the quality, and
this could hurt your eBay business.
One great way to
get drop shipping services set up is to work directly with the
manufacturer or importer of the product. Contact the manufacturer and
see if you can arrange to drop ship their items. If they are willing to
do so, you will likely be competitive and you donít have a zillion
people selling the same item as you are on eBay.
Attend a trade
show that covers the products that you want to sell. You will get a lot
accomplished shopping for many products and manufacturers in a short
period of time. You can find out if they offer drop shipping services at
the show and end up with many products that you will be able to sell
with drop shipping.
It can be helpful
to have a manufacturer drop ship large items that you would never
otherwise stock because of freight shipping. Home gyms for instance are
often drop shipped directly from the manufacturer to the customerís
Drop shipping can
offer an edge to your eBay business when you find you are running out of
room and time. Having someone else stock and ship your products can be
a great relief and can make it possible for you to make more money.
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