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How does DS works?

Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by emggot, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. emggot

    emggot Registered Member

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    So, i`m a total newbie in this forum, but i see some potential here..

    How does dropshipping works?
    I imagine: i create an ebay auction, someone buys my stuff, then with the money i got from buyer i order that stuff in some dropshipping site for that guy, and i make some cash,yes?

    As i said, newbie here
     
  2. wild1

    wild1 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I'm also new to dropship and I've been trying to figure it out, is eBay my only option?

    I don't know... there should be a sticky here for new people I'm still lost hehe
     
  3. faster78

    faster78 Newbie

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    never had luck into DS,

    hard to find good dropshipper
     
  4. Thoughless

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    I'm interested in DS, I'm assuming that with your able to generate a large amount of sales for a supplier, then you could get a better deal on wholesale prices.

    Has anyone experienced this?
     
  5. alienmare

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    can someone please point me that so i don't have to buy the stuff first? i sale them first then i order them after? do the dropshipper ship to me or directly the the client??
     
  6. wild1

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    As I underrstand from what I've read... a costumer buys from you, you send the info to the dropshipper and with the information where they supposedly send it from (your address), and the money of course, they(dropship) ship it to them(your costumer) with you information like if it were you that sent it
    And you don't even have to see the product
    And of course there are the shipping involved which you need to have a ecommerce script with a calculator or something


    If I am wrong maybe I got it wrong from someone here in the forum.... some correct me
     
  7. premier_vendor

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    Yeah you all right.

    Drop shipping is a method of selling that doesn't require the seller to hold stock.
    Some people buy in bulk which requires them to hold the items themselves.

    But with dropshipping you hold nothing, your dropshipper has all the stock.

    And eBay is not your only option, you can set up an eCommerce site and go from there.

    List item -> buyer sends you money -> you order from dropshipper with the buyer's details -> dropshipper ships item to your buyer
     
  8. wild1

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    Which ecommerce script type of site you use?
     
  9. crysis1

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    What kind of product are you ds ing if I might ask maybe you can find it on amazon they do ds ing
     
  10. alienmare

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    any good dropshipping provider recommendation??
     
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    Alibaba is a good spot to get dropshippers but beware of scammers
     
  12. Thoughless

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    Hi premier_vendor,
    Is it necessary to have a merchant account if you plan to run a dropshipping supplied ecommerce site :confused:
     
  13. premier_vendor

    premier_vendor Registered Member

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    No, you do not need a merchant account, you could always use PayPal. But having your own merchant account would be better.

    No, you cannot sell replicas on eBay. I'm pretty sure the original company will sue you for that.
     
  14. faster78

    faster78 Newbie

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    I'm really interested in a good dropshipper, never found one
     
  15. aetroijg

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    well you can try sites like alibaba.com and other chinese wholesale sites , you can get someone interested in dropshipping.