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e*B*a*y & Chinese wholesaling/dropshipping question

Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by demoncrest, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. demoncrest

    demoncrest Registered Member

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    Hey all, I've been dropshipping with China wholesalers for well over a year now, and was just wondering what my fellow e*B*a*y dropshippers do for their item listings.

    Do most of you drop shippers that use Chinese wholesalers to ship for you list your items' locations on e*B*a*y as "in China" or do you put that the item's location is in the USA or something???

    I am sure people would be turned off to see that the item location is in China (those of the population that pay attention to the fine details) since most things coming from China carry a negative feel with them, such as being low quality, fakes, replicas, or just plain old scams.

    So then the other option would be to list the item saying it's actually located somewhere in let's say USA or something better regarded. Doing this however, if you put it as located in the USA for ex. and the buyers get the package and it has China border/shipping stamps & packaging all over it they may be like WTF???

    ???

    Input :)? Thanks!
     
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  2. Mz Kecia

    Mz Kecia Newbie

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    Hey I have been searching all over for good china dropshippers. Would you mind sharing your contact?
     
  3. demoncrest

    demoncrest Registered Member

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    Well it depends what sort of method you are using for drop shipping, do you use e*b*a*y, use your own shopping site for your own domain, deal locally...?

    And please also if someone could still answer my main question for this topic (dont want things to get derailed lol)
     
  4. anatho

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    I do not think it is such a good idea to put USA in eBay as item location because it might be possible that your customer has to pay custom duty on the item. So if you state USA and in fact it comes from China and he also has to pay customs, I think neg. feedback wouldn't be far away ....
     
  5. .david.

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    I agree with anatho - plus, what are you going to do, say it's going to take 3 weeks to ship to a different state? They're not going to like that.. but if it says it's coming from china, then the delayed shipping is expected.

    It's a tough spot - I would test it out. Throw up a couple auctions that say from the US, and then put the real shipping time... but I don't know what you're going to do about if they have to pay customs?
     
  6. LuckyDealer

    LuckyDealer Newbie

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    I agree that item location should be stated as China because of the turn around time and possible custom's tax that needs to be paid in some instances.
     
  7. demoncrest

    demoncrest Registered Member

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    Hmmm thanks for that, I wasn't even thinking about the whole duty side of things... I guess I was thinking too simple minded as far as that seeing "China" is normally a turn-off and "USA" looks legit.

    Keeping the location as China will be better then, 1. I don't have to lie, and 2. like you say it avoids making it all look fishy if people end up paying duty etc.

    Thanks~!

    ~[D]C
     
  8. demoncrest

    demoncrest Registered Member

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    Also I guess while I have some of you here in this topic, I have mainly been using a bought e*b*a*y account to sell from, but now i am thinking of making a new one...

    to get feedback I should be just buying a bunch of penny auctions right? or is there a quicker way to build feedback these days?
     
  9. seosuperman1

    seosuperman1 Regular Member

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    If you have a little bit of money, then why not just buy bulk from you sources on items you "know" will sell (they will always give you a way better deal when buying 10 or more and sometimes you can negotiate free shipping or next-to-nothing shipping). Then just add a couple dollars more on shipping for the item in e**y and ship from Vancouver or wherever you are...