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Is it possible to dropship with large corp sites? amazon/wallmart/newegg

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by Iwillacquiredengi, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. Iwillacquiredengi

    Iwillacquiredengi Newbie

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    Say you input different addresses during checkout would you for-see any complications?

    as for the method their is money to be made by listing products 20% above their market value by the mass
     
  2. BreakAllTheClocks

    BreakAllTheClocks Regular Member

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    Newegg will only ship to the CC billing address. Pretty sure walmart you can send as a gift to anywhere.

    Before listing items I would make a small test purchase and try to have it shipped to a friend or relative's address.
     
  3. hoodkist

    hoodkist Regular Member

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    Def try sending it out first before starting your own company my mother always said don't count your chickens before they hatch and if its to good to be true it usually is.
     
  4. ContentMachine

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    I am not sure about any other sites, but I don't think its possible with amazon

    Daria
     
  5. eBayMafia

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    You typically want slightly smaller eCommerce sites, and some prepaid cards have no address attached so if it comes down to a company or supplier only sending to the address on the card, you will be fine.

    It's totally possible, but order once or twice for yourself (no worries, you can always sell the items you are purchasing on eBay) - you want someone that is located within the major consumer countries.

    Typically, you want to be able to purchase something for 3 times less than you can sell it for, so if something is $5, you want to be able to sell it for $15, unfortunately it is unlikely you will have this kind of profit margin. Onlines stores often face a lot of competition from eBay, so you need to look for something with reasonably low prices, and free shipping. "Free Shipping" is your bread and butter, because that is where your profit will likely come from. Say a website is selling a Box Fan for $19.99, free shipping. You will want to go on eBay and try to sell it for either $19.99 + $6.99 shipping, or something like $24.99 + $6.99 shipping. So your profit will be either the $6.99 or the 4.99+$6.99. The first one will actually give you a profit of $3.48 and the second will give you the price of $7.88. One big advantage is that it isn't much to have 1000, or even 2000 items listed. Most other things will be a disadvantage to you, you will end up selling something that your supplier does not have in stock and this really pisses off eBay buyers. Your DSR's will slowly get you removed from the site as eBay has pretty much designed DSR's that way when it comes to charging for shipping. Another main disadvantage is, once you hit gross sales of $60k a year (which is Nothing, I hit that this summer selling garage sale items and auction items for a study I'm doing with students) eBay will call you up. You even mention dropshipping, you won't be on eBay long. You'll find your PayPal limited pretty quickly. At this point is where they start doing more research on you. Long story short, eBay does not like dropshippers no matter what anyone else says.

    Take what little profit you can gather up, invest it into real inventory.
     
  6. copxxx

    copxxx Registered Member

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    The answer is enough simple, no it isn't possible.
     
  7. MrRedPants

    MrRedPants Newbie

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    Can't you just throw some stuff in a cart and find out?
     
  8. titties420

    titties420 Registered Member

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    newegg will deliver items to a different address other than the CC billing address
     
  9. Koqui

    Koqui Registered Member

    This is what I did with new egg. I Listed the item on ebay, For example a laptop, with the price a bit higher to reship the item to the ebay buyer. On Newegg the laptop was a "buy this and get another item for free" So when the Egay buyer bought the item, I order it from newegg and shipped to my house so later I just shipped the laptop to the ebay buyer and relisted the free item back on ebay.....So when looking at bigger retailers look for the "free gift"....Read learn and Xpose! Thanx