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Dropshipping directory

Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by Kaparadox, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. Kaparadox

    Kaparadox Junior Member

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    Is it worth to invest in one?
    Or its just a waste of time (i really struggle finding a decent supplier and i have the need for a few niches not only one)
     
  2. mrcortez

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    Check out Alibaba
     
  3. GetSlideways

    GetSlideways Newbie

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    /\ ditto

    Keep in mind that if you can do it, so can someone else, so whats stopping someone else from going a dollar under you. What sets you apart?
     
  4. Kaparadox

    Kaparadox Junior Member

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    I didnt really got you.

    I asked if paying for a dropshipping directory worth it?
     
  5. Shipley18

    Shipley18 Registered Member

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    I think that he is referring to the fact that dropshipping directories will get you in some very competitive markets. You have to find a supplier which is not used by many other dropshippers.
     
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  6. GetSlideways

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    I was answering your "was it worth it" question. My main point being, if YOU can pay for it, what keeps someone else from ALSO paying for it? Now you have no advantage over anyone else with the same access to the same drop shipping directory. Shipley summed it up nicely, just purchasing drop shipping directories will get you into some competitive waters, so what will make someone buy your version of the same thing? What will set you apart? You can only make a price so low. These are things to consider before acquiring a dropship directory.

    Another thing to consider is the demand for many of the things you will find in those packets will often times be small, so you end up with lots of potential sellers and limited buyers. You will not find access to iPhone7s for $20 for example. Along with that, often times items with some sort of demand come with MSRPs. If you are caught selling lower than the MSRP, manufactures can often stop selling to you (as they are afraid you will devalue their product in the public eye)

    These are all just things to consider. If you have never played in the dropship arena, and you are initially enticed by the idea of "get a secret list of things for cheap, and just turn around and sell them for high with a quick ebay/amazon/etc listing" I would strongly suggest you reconsider this avenue before spending any money on directories. Money can be made in the dropship game, but you have to put a little more work into it to see worthy results.
     
  7. Kaparadox

    Kaparadox Junior Member

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    I loved the way you just assumed my interests.

    Well my interests are far from "Finding a magic list"
    First of all i've done dropshipping and all of the things you've mentioned to me are familliar but i do not intend to sell "General" products.

    I intend to work in specific and narrowed niches which i'll have my own uniqueness and value.

    I have searched a lot through google for a decent supplier and no one is near supplying the products i'm looking for
     
  8. GetSlideways

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    Pardon the assumption, there is no reason to get upset, you didn't elaborate or offer much background information to form a focused response with. When posed with such a general statement as "Is it worth to invest in one" I answered the question in the same general sense. If you had past experiences with drop shipping, then that information would have been useful when asking others to assess if a drop shipping list is "worth it" for you. You must understand that no one here just "knows" your personal life story or past experiences. So we answer assuming the asker is inquiring with a blank slate unless other information is provided to the contrary.

    The only followup information I got from you was "i really dont got you". So again that didnt help elaborate on your specific needs or concerns.

    As for "is it worth it". Again, who knows. We have no idea who you are looking to purchase a list from, what the category you are looking into is, etc etc. So we could just say "sure, its great" but the list seller you are working with may not be reputable, have outdated sources, or may not even be relevant for your needs for all we know.

    Please don't get offended when people dont answer your question as you would like due to a lack of initial information and context.
     
  9. Kaparadox

    Kaparadox Junior Member

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    It looks like you're the one who got offended here :p

    Anyways,I'm looking for specific products and brands and i haven't found any decent dropshipper that distributes any of them.
    But i've found a service in fivver that someone with a directory will hand out to you a list of suppliers with the requested brands and products for 5$ ,That i would certainly invest in order to gain access to everything i need
     
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    inventory source they have a free sign up. been using them for a number of years. the people there are very nice.
     
  11. toml3030

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    I would bet that this list is quite useless. For example, in my niche there are over 200 companies who claim to be manufacturers but there are only 5 that actually do have manufacturing facilities of their own. The other 195 are just buying off each other. The ones who know real useful information aren't selling it on fiverr to make $5 off it. What you'll get is a list of 20 and you won't know which ones are legit manufacturers and which ones are just another drop shipper that drop ships your orders.
     
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    So to answer your question. No, it's not worth any amount of money for product directory. You need to research products you are interested in first. Then go to Alibaba and do further research. Not all manufacturers are the same and some have better price points and customer service than others.
     
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  13. seowarrior008

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    Hi, I offer drop shipping service of trendy fashion and costume jewelries, worldwide shipping. We have an outstanding design team and manufacturing facilities. So, the price is very affordable but quality is at the level of world brand.

    If interested, please pm me for more details.

    cheers
     
  14. Kaparadox

    Kaparadox Junior Member

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    Sorry that i can't provide my niche and i'm being too vague but i know that i can do fine with just a supplier that offers me a good margin and the products i need and incase i'm not satisfied with what the dude got me i'll just refund it.