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Help me do dropshipping - from Local to Global

Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by BackY, May 23, 2017.

  1. BackY

    BackY Senior Member

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    Hello guys,

    I've worked with FB ads and been selling women accesories in the past but only localy, in my country and I've shipped them myself.

    Time passed and my FB ads limit grew up to a 500$ limit a month, meaning I can spend up to 500$ on ads, before facebook asks me to pay, and this is pretty good considering that I'm interested in starting something similar but this time using shopify (or something similar) and going global.

    I have one or two questions, I'd love to hear you out.

    First off; I think after each order I receive I should buy the item myself and ship to the buyer's address, meaning I need some money in the bag before I start banking. Is this true, or is there another way?

    Second off; what do you think I should invest in? Is dropshiping a good idea? I think I would have a good chance in the same niche I already am familiar with. Maybe open a women store with some products and start. Maybe spend my ads money on something else?

    Any help or tip would be very very welcomed!!!!
     
  2. HallLiz

    HallLiz Regular Member

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    Someone correct me but doesn't the money sit in the account for week so you need money to buy the products your custy ordered?

    Don't bump your own thread in the same day
     
  3. Welkroo

    Welkroo Junior Member

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    Yes you need to have money on your bank when your paypal account blocks the money until you reach a good seller rating than your funds are released immediatly and you can work with...
     
  4. BackY

    BackY Senior Member

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    Having paypal is a must? Can't I work with my bank account? I'd go and load my CC with money, so I can purchase the products that I sold, and use that same CC to get paid from shopify?
     
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    Welkroo Junior Member

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    No Paypal is not a must but customers feel safer when they can pay with paypal :/
     
  6. BackY

    BackY Senior Member

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    Even if i do activate paypal.. will the money first go to shopify when someone makes a purchase,(same as with credit cars payment) or will it go directly to my paypal?
     
  7. Welkroo

    Welkroo Junior Member

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    This goes immediatly to your paypal account but If you have a new paypal account without any completed fullfilment they will freeze your money up to 21 days. They do that to be sure the customer get his product.
     
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    BackY Senior Member

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    How about paypal checkout express, or whatever that method was called, that uses Credit card but via paypal? I guess that money also goes in my PP balance...
     
  9. Welkroo

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    Yes
     
  10. Xsesonit

    Xsesonit Regular Member

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    Yes dropshipping is a good idea, you can invest in that.
     
  11. HallLiz

    HallLiz Regular Member

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    You should buy the products 1st to see if they
    junk. You don't have to.
    An order comes in your store, you then place the order on aliexpress or whatever site. They then ship directly to the customer's address. You touch nothing but your computer.

    You could buy in bulk set up amazon fba and they will ship it for you. Or you could mail the products yourself from home. This cost money up front