Dropshipping?

Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by tyler_60us, May 9, 2012.

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    tyler_60us Newbie

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    Yeah i know I'm new (we were all there once) but what is Dropshipping? tried reading around but all I got was a vague idea. Just a simple straight forward explanation will do thanks :)
     
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    A third party you have an agreement with ships the goods directly to your customer. You just take the order.
     
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    Oh ok thats simple enough. Thanks Bertbaby:)
     
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    from what understand, it like when you are selling
    goods but not keep the stocks. if customers order,
    you just contact the supplier, pay the supplier and the
    supplier will ship the goods to your customers.
     
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    A supplier will ship the item to your customer for you, and you never have to handle the product. Drop shipping allows the reseller to focus on marketing the business and eliminate the hassle, time, and cost of dealing with the actual products they are selling.
    I can recommend you to check out AliDropship blog (https://alidropship.com/category/blog/), where you can find case studies, which will help you to understand how it works on real-life examples.
     
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    So, you know the definition. Here I can give you an example. I created the webstore on WooCommerce. Where can I get products? Where should I keep them? I'm searching for a supllier, who is ready to send the product directly to my customer. I am a middleman. Customer give me his money for the item, I buy it for him and my supplier sends it. But the original (supplier's) price is much lower. Where can I find such a supplier? I dropship with AliExpress, because there are a lot of them + all sort of products (from electronics to kitchen stuff). How can I add those items to my WooCommerce webstore (automate these dropshipping processes)? I use AliDropship plugin (it is the only solution for that - but that's OK 'coz it has all neccesary features). Hope my answer will be clear and helpful.
     
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    Dude why are you bumping all these ancient threads with the same or similar replies???

    @Zwielicht request ancient thread closure. Might want to look at other threads bumped by this guy as well.
     
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