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Does Dropshipping from a foreign supplier to the Philippines work?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by neverending, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. neverending

    neverending Newbie

    Nov 15, 2014
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    Greetings Fellow BHW members :euro:,

    My hobby is creating websites using Joomla CMS but in my whole 3 years of experience I created random Joomla made websites just for fun and now I wanted one that has a 'real' purpose and that is an e-commerce website.

    It's my first time trying to attempt drop shipping, and the way I want it to be done is to choose a foreign supplier outside of the Philippines then sell those drop shipped items here in the Philippines (maybe through buy and sell websites such as OLX.ph and my e-commerce website).

    What factors should I consider when drop shipping from a foreign supplier to the Philippines?. I heard it is not possible due to our shipping procedures which takes time, and the progress of the items being delivered is slow due to customs security.

    And lastly if this doesn't work, any alternative way I should do drop shipping; like some other users do which is to find a local supplier here that manufactures goods cheaply and ship those items internationally
    , but as a student I think I am still not up into setting up licenses or permits for that sort of thing.

    Last edited: Nov 24, 2014
  2. lsams001

    lsams001 Newbie

    Mar 17, 2015
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    It is hard to find a supplier, you will need to do a lot of reading but it is possible. You will have to consider how your "shipping" will be and read about customs :)
  3. Spawnie

    Spawnie Power Member

    Feb 1, 2010
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    Read up/Get information on the tax/customs tax - since you are from the Philippines you should know that they fuck everything up here.
    I once had an amazon order shipped from germany and the tax I had to pay on top of the regular price I had to pay to amazon was ~53%. It contained some DVDs and Books in german - this is especially funny because you get every new movie for less than a $ at every corner here.