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Does dropshipping work on ebay ??

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by banzer, Mar 24, 2019.

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  1. banzer

    banzer Newbie

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    Hi
    I want to do dropshipping on ebay selling medical items (price 5-25)
    Does this work on ebay?
    If not could you please tell me other alternatives for dropshipping ?
    Does it work with stealth ebay account ?

    I appreciate your help
     
  2. PianoMan

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    Ebay has 'typically' prohibited dropshipping, and it's becoming gradually more and more difficult for new accounts to do it. I'm not saying they will suspend your account because you are doing it, but they are much stricter. On the other hand, there are still many accounts that were dropshipping and continue to do that without any issue, so I guess it depends on many factors or 'tweaks'.
     
  3. Robyries

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    Or based on your lucky hand
     
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    Haha yeah I forgot about that.
     
  5. bartosimpsonio

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    Most Chinese sellers on eBay are dropshipping. They are commercial reps. I've never had any issues with them though so they probably don't get reported much.
     
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    Where exactly did you read that ebay "typically" prohibits dropshipping? Never have they did so and thousands of sellers on ebay dropship successfully as eBay could not give 2 shits about where you pull your items from. Might as well be from thanos ass, as long as the buyer gets the item within 30 days or less, as described and is generally happy with the platform.

    The only thing you have to be careful of is check what you can and cannot sell in their TOS. Like don't sell copyrighted items you don't have a resellers license to ( but even then, with stealth accounts you can get away with it ), don't use copyrighted images ( again, can get away with it ) and all together make sure you do an original listing to avoid reports. Keep up with excellent communications with your buyers as well and you will be surprised with how many things you can get away with on ebay.

    You might get restricted/suspended at some point and they may ask you the source of items/ invoices etc, but a lot of times you can talk your way out of it or just go and create a new stealth account.

    so yes, dropshipping on ebay works, just have to be smart about it, because the competition is also fierce. Make sure to count in ebay/paypal fees into your margins and all else you'll learn along the way if you are into this sort of thing.

    Good luck
     
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    I never said that dropshipping on Ebay doesn't work. Of course it works and will continue to work. However, they have made it more difficult under their new selling practices policy as they require a proof that you have an existing agreement with a third party company to fulfill the delivery of the item. So, maybe I should have put it 'Ebay has prohibited dropshipping in the 'traditional' way'. There is a relative thread about it:

    https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/ebay-banned-dropshipping.1086731/
     
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    It is prohibited on eBay so you are walking on egg shells. It is not a scalable business since you will get shut down.
     
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    I ruined my eBay account drop shipping two thing a year ago. Still at the bottom of serps when before that day was at the top.
     
  10. DrDastan

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    You can dropship on ebay - but dont think that its simple work and a lot of money.
     
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    I don't think is hard to dropship on ebay.. They don't have very smart algorithms & even work with fake invoices - fake retractions.

    If you want to do it - You just have to be super smart & do it in the badass style.
     
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    for a long term perspective go for your own shopify store
     
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  13. Jüssi Von Awfullheimer

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    I Have often wondered do these reps steal from where they work for in order to sell things via drop shipping ?
     
  14. bartosimpsonio

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    I don't know and won't accuse anyone.

    I'll just say this; a friend of mine was invited to factories in China and they gifted him 5 oakleys and 3 tennis shoes.

    We buy these things for hundreds of dollars in the West, for them it's like peanuts. Yes, original ones....the ones that will end up here.

    We pay 99% for brands and status, the plastic ain't worth shit and for the Chinese who work in these regions it's a commodity.
     
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    Very true
     
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    Yes if you have had a ebay account suspended it will work
     
  17. Jüssi Von Awfullheimer

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    true many people still drop ship stop encouraging complete compliance everyone has the right to drop ship if they choose to do so
     
  18. GanJarzz

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    Very hard to make money I would say.