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Aquarium supplies dropshipper required

Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by Neocortx, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. Neocortx

    Neocortx Regular Member

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    Hey everybody,

    I'm kinda in a dilemma because of my own stupidity. Well, I've setup and worked a lot on an online store for aquarium supplies. My problem is that I only have one dropshipper for most of my products (customaquatic.com), but it's simply too expensive. The profit margin is a joke for the most part, and so many products are out of stock (and never come back). In addition, the shipping cost are just beyond ridiculous compared to the good competition.

    Does someone know a good dropshipper in the aquarium niche with good pricing? I'd highly appreciate your help.

    I'd even pay if I can get a real good dropshipper.

    warm regards,
    neocortx
     
  2. Josh SEO

    Josh SEO Newbie

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    I hate to seem dismissive, but have you considered just making it an affiliate store? I'm not that familiar with drop shipping, although I am familiar with hard goods, and this seems to be a common and potentially unsolvable problem to many drop shippers. I'm in a situation now where we carry some items of our own brand and we just put up the rest as affiliate links. Maybe you could eventually private label a few items in the aquarium niche while using affiliate links for the other products?
     
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  3. Neocortx

    Neocortx Regular Member

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    Hey Josh

    Thanks a lot for your input. I thought about integrating items as affiliate, but I really hate the idea of sending someone from my store somewhere else. I feel like I'd be better off simply charging so much that I don't make much profit on the big stuff (aquariums etc.), but instead simply on the small stuff like medicine, food, decorations etc. They actually have a good profit margin, some even go up to 40%.

    I also thought about getting a deal with a shipping company, so I can reduce the shipping. But since I don't live in the US, I really have absolutely no clue how to do that.

    warm regards,
    neocortx