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eBay to Amazon Drop-shipping Reliability Questioned!

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by erezmaster, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. erezmaster

    erezmaster Newbie

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    Hello dear community,
    I've been following and reading all the guides for couple of years now, I'm located in Israel and
    I'm an experienced drop-shipper but have NEVER used Amazon, as to obvious reasons.

    I am willing to start investigation this gold mine right now as I saw the great opportunity.
    Few questions, which I would really appreciate you help with:

    1. How to be sure that the lower price is not shown on the Amazon arrived Box?

    2. Is it better to notify my buyers on the eBay listings that hypothetically I am big company, thus I have some items Stored in an Amazon Warehouse -
    To remove any doubts that may arise about the Amazon labeled Box?

    3. I am afraid to be disabled on eBay, due to not knowing the right procedure to drop-ship safely.
    I did read many guides but none are providing concrete precautions that a Drop-shipper should take to get out of the field of danger when using specifically AMAZON as a Source.

    Any Help\Guides would not be taken granted all,
    This is a great community that I'm thankful to be part of!
    Cheers.
     
  2. springschop

    springschop Newbie

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    Im in the same situation and wanted to add additional question:
    How to withdraw money from paypal to your bank account, if you dont have US bank account?
     
  3. toml3030

    toml3030 Elite Member

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    If the package is shipped as a gift, the package should not have invoices with prices on it

    90% of the people won't care, tell the 10% that you're using FBA to fill all your ecommerce orders. This is legit and a lot of non-dropshippers do it.

    You will always be at a higher risk of being banned due to being a drop shipper. That is how the game is played.

    There's nothing amazon specific that you need to take extra precautions on, other than if you're trying to ship everything by Prime.
     
  4. naizarak

    naizarak Registered Member

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    1. amazon doesn't include an invoice. the box contains nothing besides the item and packing materials.
    2. no vast majority of people don't care. those who ask can be referred to FBA, which is a legitimate service
    3. dropshipping from amazon is generally reliable. the only problem is when amazon ships through amazon logistics or another small carrier that's not supported by ebay, and you won't be able to add a tracking number
     
  5. martin12

    martin12 Junior Member

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    Beeter way is drop ship from amazon to eBay u can buy gift card for buying products from amazon. Gift cards from ur PayPal account or with btc or PayPal easily.
     
  6. erezmaster

    erezmaster Newbie

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    Gift cards are considered Digital Goods, which may cause even more complications with eBay policies - Quite a place I wish to get away from.
     
  7. MarckyZ

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    Just do it. Yesterday you said tomorrow. Just do it. Jk
     
  8. llcjns

    llcjns Registered Member

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    Buyers don't look/care at the price. Do gift shipping when you can to hide it. You can use the gift message to ask for feedback.

    Doesn't matter, you can if you want. People just want their shit.

    eBay is fine with dropshippers. They don't like it if you're selling vero products (look it up... cards against humanity, bitdefender, etc.) They don't like late shipments and stuff like that. If you are responsible you will have great feedback and no problems with eBay. I suggest processing orders 3x a day. Once in the morning, once in the afternoon, and once before you go to bed. Make sure to add shipping as quick as you can.

    I recommend using Amazon prime. It's against Amazon's tos but I've done TONS of business, like $150/day (unfortunately now shut down because I took a risk and sold software) all with Amazon prime. Use the Chrome ext. Blur to make temp emails that forward to your main and make a new prime trial account every month. I have used the exact same info and credit cards (Amazon Prime credit card for 5% cash back) across 20 different accounts and have had no problems. You can use Blur to manage your accounts but I use LastPass and name them "Amazon 1" "Amazon 2" etc. This way it's easy to go back if you need to do a return. You can disable renewing the prime trial right after you sign up, but I kind of suspect that chat support is less helpful if you do that (I may be wrong, just a hunch I have from my experiences). To deal with this, I write a google calendar event for 29 days after I setup the account reminding me to cancel it so I don't get charged.

    Also... PLEASE use Amazon Smile. Smile gives 0.5% of your purchase price to a charity of your choice. I know this doesn't sound like a lot, but I added it up and for my business I was making Amazon donate like $80-120 a month to charity, which is a lot better than nothing! You are making money, so why not share a little bit of that with a good cause. Action Against Hunger is a very good charity.
    You can use this Chrome extension to redirect to smile https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/smile-always/jgpmhnmjbhgkhpbgelalfpplebgfjmbf?hl=en
    This one doesn't track your data unlike the one Amazon made itself.

    Good luck!
     
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  9. springschop

    springschop Newbie

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    @llcjnc Thanks for your answer. I'm kind of worried about prime account. What is the safest way to dropship from amazon? Is using a personal amazon account, but ordering not prime items fine? Is using business account to dropship a better way?
     
  10. llcjns

    llcjns Registered Member

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    @springschop
    I have heard some horror stories about shipments taking many days to shipout that weren't shipped via Prime.
    Make a new account and sign up for the free prime trial. I was doing this for a year, sometimes doing 20 items a day and had no problems. Sometimes my accounts would be suspended but then I just make another one. My personal prime account is still fine, keep that personal.
     
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  11. erezmaster

    erezmaster Newbie

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    Thanks, another question pops up -
    according your words,
    The only thing that may get you banned is using the Prime feature (Fast Shipping) and abusing it to provide better Dropshipping service for your costumers?

    Lets say I do not want to use Prime at all - Am I still being in any kind of a risk?
     
  12. Beerwolf44

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    These are all very good responses to each of your questions although I disagree with your third response. There are plenty of precautions you can take with regards to using amazon and PRIME is highly recommended to keep yourself in good standing with eBay. With that being said, there is A LOT of software out there that can help minimize risk at each of the steps and even do most of the work for you. From auto ordering to repricing, to managing listings, the biggest problem in the beginning is posting VERO items that can get your eBay account this trouble but a lot of these companies are handling that now too. Prices are different everywhere you go and some sites offer better value and services than others but I encourage you to research them independently before making a purchase. I can provide you with some guidance if you'd like.
     
  13. toml3030

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    Uh, I run a import/manufacturing operation that drop ships.
     
  14. Beerwolf44

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    I was speaking to the original poster
     
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    Hey Beerwolf44, I would really appreciate some pointers, I have tested a couple of softwares but cannot find one working properly. How could we get in touch?
     
  16. Beerwolf44

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    Add me on skype, as well as anyone else who has questions. @rgeist44
     
  17. manifold1

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    I got fucked on drop shipping from amazon to eBay. Amazon doesn't check its inventory and sometimes the supplier will purposefully put the wrong thing in the actual box itself or Amazon will take on anyone with fabricated 10+ 5 star reviews.

    Be ware. I'm suffering a huge loss right now but I'm going to make wiser decisions in the future.
     
  18. manifold1

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    Yes you are because a lot of the sellers on Amazon are likely to be rip off or sell refurbished listed as "New" To your average consumer they might buy it but if its a store buying from your store they'll report you to paypal and likely cause Chargebacks plus it makes you look bad to both eBay and paypal.

    I will never not use Prime again. They take forever to ship and customers on Ebay get very antsy on when its getting shipped plus orders can get cancelled easy on Amazon which means you'll have to refund the money.

    From here on out I'm just going to dropship from legitimate sites instead of amazon. If you're drop shipping small items its ok but the real money is in big ticket items which is a huge risk with Amazon drop shipping.
     
  19. anrudev

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    On all of the tutorials it is said to use Gift option in Amazon. Still I think that still a mark or label that it is sent from Amazon could be noticed. So I think that there is no guarantee for that.
     
  20. Xsesonit

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    You can inform your buyer ahead of time that you are a third party seller and they won't mind it for sure. Just make sure to mark your orders as a gift so they won't receive an invoice.