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Good Wholesalers or Dropshippers for ebay??

Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by albagrl23, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. albagrl23

    albagrl23 Registered Member

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    Does anyone know of any good wholesalers or dropshippers for ebay?

    I'm looking to sell electronics or nike sneakers but authentic nikes. I've tried Doba dropshipping but there shipping is slow and there constantly run out of products and never update there systems on time.

    I need a 2nd income as I got layed off and am starting a new job next week that pays substantially lower than my last job and I was just barely making it with my last job. So any suggestions would be helpful and much appreciated.

    I have actively sold on ebay for a few years but small time and would like to take it up a notch. I looked at liquidation.com too but you need a tax id # and I think you got to but in HUGE bulks. Oh and has anyone dealt with alibaba.com or any other international companies?? I'm a little nervous to buy from international companies but that's where I hear the money is at.

    I've also tried to sell ebooks and/or guides on ebay and was really only successful with my iphone iguide. What's the deal with that? It's like the same 4 or 5 sellers are making money. I know this is on another thread but I guess it's because of this script they use which it totally B.S. but all is fair in this game I suppose, lol!! But has anyone else been successful in this field??

    I've also called local storage facilities because I've heard of people making money going to storage auctions but every place i've called act like they've never heard of such a thing. Don't these auctions take place if someone doesn't pay rent on their storage unit?

    Anyway, since I am familiar with ebay I am trying to find a way to make $200-$300 extra a week so again any help would be GREATLY APPRECIATED. I will continue to do some of my own research as well.

    Thank you all for everything. This forum is sooooooo Kick Ass and you guys all Freakin' ROCK!!!!!! :D
     
  2. flogger

    flogger Newbie

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    Selling wholesale lists and info products on ebay is the number one money maker NOT selling physical items.
    Wholesale list sellers make $300 to $10,000 a month or maybe more, just plug their
    ebay ID into goofbay.com and you will see. You will also find out which ebooks sell best. If you need ebooks, they are everywhere, floodle.com is a good place to start if you are a total in the dark noobie. Just buy a bunch of lists with resale rights and do like the rest of them. When you get about $200,000 saved up, then start importing with alibaba and branding your own products. I hear DVD Projectors are a hot item to import. If you really want to sell Nike then you need to find a factory outlet close by to you or talk to a local dealer about a backdoor deal, maybe they will let you sell shoes from the backroom or sell customer returns. The only other way to get Nikes is to buy from closeout dealers. Nike does not sell wholesale.
    The ebay affiliate program is the second most profitable option.
    Or you can join a CPA program and promote ebay offers.
    http://www.ileadmedia.com is good for this.
    I gotta stop giving away the farm here, hope this helps.
     
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  3. chaser

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    Be careful with alibaba there are a lot of scammers.
     
  4. zenmenow

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    Hi,albagrl
    I saw John reese talking about Worldwide Brands which is a database of wholesalers and
    dropshippers in his blog ,you might want check it out .
     
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    best thing you can do is to search for wholesalers, and contact them straight forward on the phone. and ask them if they can you set up with a service for you. most

    so look in the yellow pages and so on. i`m from holland so i`m not sure where you can find such information in your country.

    in holland evry company has to be registerd with the kvk, and you can just request a list of companies and contacting info from them. so the same thing could be available in your country also.

    hope this helps.
     
  6. Alindria

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    You an get a tax ID online at irs dot gov. It takes like 2 minutes to get it. Doesn't cost anything. Then you can use liquidation.com. Just be aware that they usually require fairly large purchases.
     
  7. Oakley

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    -->"Oh and has anyone dealt with alibaba.com or any other international companies?? I'm a little nervous to buy from international companies but that's where I hear the money is at."<--

    Yeah any place like Alibaba will be full of scammers, so be way to careful.

    My experience with alibaba was mixed, I did find honest companies, I did lose money finding honest companies (people ripped me off for as little as $75.00
    test run).

    After finding a few honest companies my biggest problem occured was getting my product to clear customs. I did not deal in electronics but I got nailed way to many times with clothes until I finally just stopped working the biz (all 7 accounts).

    The markup is awesome, the risk is high - I was called by and hassled by customs, got a nasty letter about pressing charges etc... Don't know how far they would have gone but they scared the hell out of me.

    That being said People are getting wholesale products from somewhere, for me Alibaba was not secure or safe.

    I tried drop shipping for 1 week and stopped. My reputation is spotless as far as product delivery, on time delivery and product description. You cannot control these vital assets while drop shipping. Now how you would handle electronic products as far as drop shipping I'm sorry but I don't know

    Worldwide Brands is always highly recommended, I have never used them but
    they are widely popular and expensive up front, I think $299/yr but if there as good as advertised you'll get that back in no time.

    I like DutchRebel's idea, also from my experience I would take a long hard look at Worldwide Brands if you go this route.

    Good luck.
     
  8. Whisker

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    I have worked with tradekey dot com for awhile and haven't had any significant problems so far. One complication is wiring int'l which isn't a big deal, I just get dinged $80 from my bank every time, I do western union when I trust the people.

    Dropshipping works for me with one distributor, but a lot of chinese do not understand the concept. It's also nerve wracking if they run behind and don't ship the products out on time, but it's worth it to keep all of that automated.

    Giving Alibaba a test right now, hopefully don't run into any scumbags. I'll post back when things are up and running.
     
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    Tradekey.com is easily the best pricing wise, though as everyone has mentioned, you have to watch out for scammers.

    Only do business with gold key members with great feedback. Gold key members pay thousands a year to get that classification and I have only had an issue with 1 out of about 35 wholesalers that I have used.
     
  10. albagrl23

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    WOW, once again I am amazed of how generous people here are. I feel like a millionaire having found this forum, this is by far the BEST forum I've ever come across. I've never seen people so willing to help each other and to take valuable time to help people like me. I have thanked you all and want to thank you again :eek:) I'm going to take in to consideration what everyone had to say as most of you, if not all of you have more experience than myself. Have a GREAT weekend everyone!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Thanks for the GREAT info and advice Flogger. And especially thanks for sharing that farm with me :) Will let you know how it goes!!!
     
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    I think (most) of the members here understand something that 99% of other forums members don't, that there is plenty of money to be made online for all of us, and if you share a good tip here, tomorrow you'll see three more great tips that you can use.

    On other forums you share a great tip, (most people won't even thank you they'll just take it) and everyone keeps any tip that actually is capable of still making money to themselves.
     
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    I sold on ebay for uears till they shut down all 8 accounts because a buyer said the word fake. All accounts closed or suspended I had two that were powerseller accounts with 100 percent positive feedback. Gone.so dont put all your eggs from that farm in one basket.. First go to alibaba, ioffer, etc. find someone who is real. Use small amounts till you get comfortable with the person or on large purchases go meet them. Get your shit and haul it to the ship yard or airport yourself. Then start racking up on ebay accounts. Get two or three computers and always use proxies. I use a mac so i just change the mac address(dont ask just google it) then run through proxies. Sell your items fast and sell your customers. Throw in flyers about sales you have, i noticed on one run that if i threw a flyer in there that said ten percent on all money order purchases for next month. my orders would double. it started as a typo with no cash or money order. But the inconvience of getting a money order sold most people;
     
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  14. flogger

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    You're welcome albagrl23. I gave you the wrong link for finding resale ebooks.. it's http://floodle.net NOT floodle.com :)
     
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    Some of em have their locals that provide to keep the forum alive, but i find BHW is full of people willing to share real working ideas (and not for profit, just because). If you can't take some of the information from the threads here and apply, you are either a lazy jerk off or an invalid.
     
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    chinavison dot com

    Doesn't exist?
     
  17. CapMorgan

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    I believe its chinavasion.com . Never tried them but checked them out also.
     
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    That site looks just a bit shady. I don't know, might just be me though.
     
  19. cabren

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    I have not done any importing, but this site looks like they do some supplier verification. Hope this is somehow helpful.

    hxxp://www.globalsources.com/SITE/QUALITY.HTM
     
  20. Cutiepie

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    be very very careful you don't end up buying fake merchandise, particularly in AliBaba and you def don't want to get stuck or caught with a bunch of fake stuff.