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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by chaz1234, Feb 8, 2015.

  1. chaz1234

    chaz1234 Newbie

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    Hi Just joined this site looking to get tips and chat to like minded people.

    I am currently drop shipping Items on ebay mainly from Amazon I have used ebay since 2008 to mainly just sell unwanted things around the house. However June last year I started a iPhone repair ebay store and made a few sales But the competition was really tough and the profit margins were very slim. I then Joined ds domination pro level followed all the training and started dropshipping items. I had some success. Coming up to christmas I was selling go pro cameras white edition for a net profit of £42 per sale sold 10 items in total. I am now just experimenting using terapeak as a reference to what should sell.

    I Am really keen on making this business work due to not being able to work due to an elderly father that I need to be at home to look after. I am based in uk and only sell on ebay.co.uk This question has probably been asked a million times but does anyone know any good uk based dropshipping companys that have a decent margin on sales. I have joined e sources and signed up to wholesaled deals. But have not found anything that I consider to be profitable as of yet.


    In the beggining it was all about making the largest profit possible now I have revised my strategy and am aiming to become top rated seller. I have 100% feedback and 399 feedbacks and all my dsr ratings are 5 out of 5. I am now working on a minimum net profit of £1

    Sorry for the long rambling post when I start typing I seem unable to stop at times.

    :)
     
  2. olteanu

    olteanu Registered Member

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    Hello and welcome, hope you do well at making money.
     
  3. chaz1234

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    Thanks :) I am determined to succeed having hit the age of 31 I want to create a sustainable business ebay :) Then I may look into the other ways to make money online seo etc
     
  4. Golonzo

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    Welcome Chaz, you should be able to find what you are looking for here. I'm also venturing into dropshipping with a friend in Canada.

    One way I have been finding dropshippers is to find websites selling the products that i want on Google. Once I find them, I look at what brands they sell, and contact the brands to find out whether they dropship.

    You can check Alibaba too, but most products there are sourced from China.
     
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    Welcome! Looks like we've both enlisted in the Black Hat army at about the same time. It's a good thing that this isn't a military movie, or one of us would probably end up dead by the time the credits rolled. ;)

    Good luck with your business. I had honestly never heard of drop shipping until I saw your post and looked it up, but I can obviously see the advantages.

    Good luck with your father, as well. I once cared for an elderly relative for over two years, so I definitely understand the challenges that might be faced. Your father is lucky to have such a dutiful son.
     
  6. chaz1234

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    Thanks for the tips golonzo. I have Not really tried contacting the brands directly. I have spoken to many suppliers on alibaba and Have not been convinced with there quotes. For example After I have sent a price enquiry. had a message via live chat, I have then had a quote for dropshipping the item I am interested in. Then when I ask further questions about shipping costs and time frames I get a full quote it involves a minimum order. That would mean I would have to sell wholesale on ebay for 3 items and if that goes wrong and supplier lets me down I would be down £200 Plus the negative feedback worries. I have used pixmania pro with some good results but I am not vat registered and there prices with vat included are hard to get a decent margin on ebay.
     
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    Thankyou Damien My mum lives with us and we are both looking after my dad. He is 91 years old and Is mentally more alert than me and my mum put together unfortunately his body is not as good he has heart problems and is now finding it hard to move around. He loves life and is a very positive person. I am a only child and my grand parents were dead before I was born so I have a strong bond with my mum and dad. I enjoy spending time with them and actually love involving them with my ebay stuff. I involve them with helping me choose products to sell. My dads latest brainwave is getting wood pallets then cutting them up and selling them as firewood. we live in a freezing cold old cottage so I can see his thinking lol.
     
  8. Damian Chambers

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    It's nice that you include them. Who knows? Maybe your dad's onto something with his firewood by mail idea. I still remember thinking, "Who would want to buy books from an online retailer when they can just go to the local bookstore?" Boy, was I wrong.

    Perhaps we'll bump into each other again in some of the other threads. Until then...good luck in all your endeavors.
     
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    Welcome to BHW :)
     
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