1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Dropshipping with ebay?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by bigcasey123, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. bigcasey123

    bigcasey123 Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2011
    Messages:
    438
    Likes Received:
    175
    Occupation:
    manwhore
    Location:
    Uranus
    I found a very good seller on ebay that has $0.99 items and i would like to sell them on my account. Do you think this is wise? dropshipping from ebay while selling it on ebay?
     
  2. emaloy97

    emaloy97 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2012
    Messages:
    199
    Likes Received:
    72
    Why wouldn't everyone just buy from him at a lower price.
    Maybe I'm missing the point though.
     
  3. bigcasey123

    bigcasey123 Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2011
    Messages:
    438
    Likes Received:
    175
    Occupation:
    manwhore
    Location:
    Uranus
    Ebay is full of crazy people...i know that i can get sales on this and even if i don't what do i lose? just 1 minute out of my day.
     
  4. megamania

    megamania Newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2008
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    people do this already at small profit margins
     
  5. junehu

    junehu Newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2013
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    drop-shipping and wholesaler service
    Location:
    Chongqing, China
    it doesn't do drop-shipping on ebay? why?
     
  6. punky

    punky Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2011
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    7
    Intrestingly, people have different filters and mind set. They might buy the same product for 10-50% higher than the lowest price for piece of mind
     
  7. scallen37

    scallen37 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2012
    Messages:
    131
    Likes Received:
    123
    If you were interested in this method, just buy in bulk from a Chinese seller and sell it local within your country (on your eBay) - people will pay 20% more for a local purchase that they know won't take a month to get to them. All you have to do is increase your profit margin by buying more and getting a larger discount.
     
  8. babypowder

    babypowder Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2011
    Messages:
    216
    Likes Received:
    77
    this 100% won't work. no seller worth his salt will send to an unconfirmed paypal address. a modification is sell on ebay buy on amazon. but customers dont like when they get an item in an amazon box with an invoice showing how much you paid.

    edit to add: i'd bet dollars to doughnuts the guy selling is from china already. he's sending an epacket which would take so long to get to your buyer it'd kill your DSRs

    you're on the right track of getting your mind thinking, but need to look for better spots than these and minimal 40cent profit per item.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  9. vivien007

    vivien007 Newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2013
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
    good luck
     
  10. keko191

    keko191 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2013
    Messages:
    151
    Likes Received:
    29
    Why don't you just search the same product and add 'wholesale' to the end in google?
     
  11. spider7

    spider7 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2013
    Messages:
    333
    Likes Received:
    46
    Hmmm....yeah. I agree with baby. Not worth the risk of getting bad remarks on your ebay account?
     
  12. super11

    super11 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2009
    Messages:
    879
    Likes Received:
    294
    Occupation:
    Full time Online
    Location:
    Home
    You wrong buddy..Loads of sellers ship to unconfirmed address on eBay...I have ordered hundreds of items and got it shipped to unconfirmed address.

    Also, when you purchase on amazon, there is a gift option, that will insure no invoice and no amazon advertising. Additionally, I email the seller after purchasing telling them not to include any invoice and ads on the package.
     
  13. lokdster

    lokdster Newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2013
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    I can see this work if you can out title them. Make sure your product gets seen first.
     
  14. The illustrator

    The illustrator Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2012
    Messages:
    230
    Likes Received:
    83
    Location:
    SOCAL
    I agree with the above. You should drop ship from amazon to ebay or vice versa. I have done this before and it can prove VERY profitable. The ONLY issue with this is the fact that you are relying on other people, and ofcourse this will cause you some problems down the road.
     
  15. StrixMedia

    StrixMedia Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2013
    Messages:
    2,073
    Likes Received:
    264
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    In a competitive world
    if you could find it so can anyone else. You can give it a try (since is a pretty low price point) but I would suggest more "online distance" instead of ebay to ebay, ebay to amazon, or wholesale site to amazon/ebay.
     
  16. Zouper

    Zouper Junior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2011
    Messages:
    103
    Likes Received:
    20
    It depends only on the seller. Tell him that you plan to dropship his stuff, most of the sellers would be just happy about this.
     
  17. Defon

    Defon Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2009
    Messages:
    346
    Likes Received:
    88
    Occupation:
    Online Sales

    You really don't understand E BAYs methods. I have been selling for years and only 1% of my products are the lowest price. Many are DOUBLE the lowest price. Each time you search for items for sale you get different sellers. E BAY show you the results they want to show you. Computers are fair and logical but the programers are not.
    Not only that but people are stupid. They are at work and hate thier lives/jobs so they spend money to forget about the crap. Buying stuff quickly is the goal, NOT getting the best price.

    AND yes, I have done this method. There are some guys who have the LOWEST prices on eb ay. I find it is best to ask the seller if they can please not send a receipt with the item. So the buyer will not notice it was cheaper and from another seller. Once the seller says yes then I put him on my list.
    I haven't done this method in over 2 years. There are even better ways to make money on e bay. ;-)
     
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2013
  18. wolf359

    wolf359 Newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2013
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    1
    Hi,
    You mentioned there are even better ways to make money on ebay. Can you elaborate? Publicly or PM? Your choice. ;-)

    Thanks!
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  19. dburke9667

    dburke9667 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2012
    Messages:
    173
    Likes Received:
    6
    Dropshipping is a great way to start on ebay but beaware that low cost items dont have tracking and you may have to wait 21 days for you money
     
  20. jimdean

    jimdean Newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2013
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    self-employed
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    The only thing you are missing is that there are some super-savvy sellers who have better selling techniques and are able to resell items for a slightly hgher price than the 'original' seller but can achieve higher sales volumes. Therefore the 'original' seller AND the reseller can both profit - it's actually win win. You can't do it with all products, but there are some where people are more flexible on price ranges.