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Dropshipping versus Arbitrage - What's the difference?

Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by Scorpion Ghost, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. Scorpion Ghost

    Scorpion Ghost Senior Member

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    What's the difference between arbitrage and dropshipping?

    I mean, from what I read they're both pretty much the same (buy low, sell high).

    Is there any actual real difference between these two terms?
     
  2. QueenAshly

    QueenAshly Registered Member

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    two different words, two different meanings, but yes, dropshipping does involve arbitrage.
     
  3. Scorpion Ghost

    Scorpion Ghost Senior Member

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    I read up on it more yesterday and I think I got it. Thanks :)
     
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    r4rr4r Newbie

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    It's pretty much semantics. Most people seem to refer to going to a physical store as arbitrage and online as dropshipping although most people dropship from retail sites like Ali Express, Targe, Walmart, etc so it's essentially retail arbitrage and dropshipping or some people call it retail dropshipping.

    Just an fYI this violates Amazon policy
     
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    You might find it interesting reading from here : http://mywifequitherjob.com/8-ecommerce-business-models-compared/