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Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by OSolution, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. OSolution

    OSolution Regular Member

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    Trying my hand at drop-shipping, and I've sold things on ebay before, yet Amazon is new.

    How come I've just learned that Amazon is going to hold my funds for 30+ days, or whatever they figure since I said it comes from China.

    Ebay never did that!
     
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    Amazon is a control freak and you are headed to a lot of constraints when dealing with them, I am afraid.
     
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    PayPal holds your funds almost as long (21 days) when you're a new seller on eBay. Until you don't meet a certain criteria all payments will be held.
     
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    Hi

    it will held untill they verified your account. So it is common in many sites nowadays
     
  5. smoochyu

    smoochyu Newbie

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    With tracking it is only 3 days after delivery which is still manageable.
     
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    21 days is managable too, if you have a contsant money flow from other sources or just have the capital.

    Tracked shipping - while it's more secure for both parties - is usually more expensive, which means less profit or your prices won't be enticing enough. I never buy items with high shipping price especially when it's high compared to the price of the item.
     
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    It really depends on the method. If you are able to deliver with tracked shipping without losing much or any profit, then even with holds it's possible to run a business without too much capital. A lot of people simply don't understand that 21 days is the maximum time, but there are options to heavily reduce it.
     
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    Well, eBay lets you know how to reduce the 21 day hold, it's not really a secret. You just need to find the right formula, which leaves you with enough profit, if you provide tracking, but with some low priced products, it just won't worth it.

    This thread is not really about this. It's supposed to be Amazon vs. eBay. OP was surprised on the 30 day hold of Amazon, while eBay has pretty much the same (a week less) for new sellers. That was my point.
     
  9. OSolution

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    Yea I didnt really run into with eBay....since I have a ten year old account from buying/selling things around the house.

    Everyone has sold at least one thing on eBay, mostly...

    Not the same for Amazon
     
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    Since you already have a strong ebay/paypal account what's the issue with dropshipping on ebay? Why not dropship items on ebay from Amazon? You can earn more than enough for a living doing that.

    Why are you fixated with selling on Amazon? It is way more restrictive and difficult to get started compared to ebay.
     
  11. OSolution

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    That's easy to answer

    1.) It quicker and easier to sell on Amazon. Just find a popular item and just click 'have similar item to sell,' and undercut the original seller.
    Doing this method, I have sold quite a few items through Amazon, compared to my 0 on eBay.

    2.) Doing the above method, I can list 10 items on Amazon in the time it take me to list 1 item on eBay.

    3.) It is extremely hard to undercut the prices on eBay. It seems on eBay, I'm in direct competition with the people from China themselves, whose prices are actually lower than Alibaba or other dropshipping sites.
     
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    It's just as easy to list items on ebay using automation software. Most people dropship items from other retail sites such as Aliexpress or Amazon. Using software you can list items really fast and keep track of prices and stock automatically.

    Unlike Amazon, where you have to compete for the buy box (or lowest price merchant spot), undercutting is not the only way to sell on Ebay, nor is it the best way. Sure you can increase the amount of sales this way, but it's better to list more items at higher prices. The average buyer does not do extensive research to find the best deal. There are many ways to rank higher in the search results despite not having the cheapest price.

    Either way, Amazon is also a good place to sell, however it does require more time and funds compared to ebay and is definitely harder for beginners.

     
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    Anyone success in dropshipping from Aliexpress to Amazon ?
     
  14. OSolution

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    Nope, so please dont try... ;)

    Anyways, so before I discount Amazon. Cause I really don't like them holding my funds for 30-60 Days. Is there anyway around this?

    I've had one or two people buy something on Ebay and the funds are instantaneous in my account.
     
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    Think there are some 3rd party companies that gives you access to amazon funds right within a day! Like Payability..
     
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    So what to do now. I am planned to sell on ebay. Can you tell me in detail. If i got sale Ebay will pay me that amount. cuz I will dropship that product. I will pay through that payment which I have got through ebay sale. Please let me know. Thank you
     
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    Which softwares bro. Can you tell me which softwares will list automatically on ebay product from Amazon. Thank you.
     
  18. HoNeYBiRD

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    Until you're a new seller and don't meet a certain criteria, payments will be held for 21 days. You won't be able to use that money to fund purchases. If you provide tracking, the holding period can be lowered as someone already said it above:
     
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  19. whiteogreguy

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    inb4 two weeks later your selling privileges have been suspended.

    dropshipping on amazon is very very complicated. from china ... almost impossible.
     
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    If I invest for first product. And ship that item. After that I will get that amount in Paypal? So, then I will pay for another shipping. BTW Thanks.