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Just starting out. Taking an outside sales approach

Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by lookinformoney, Nov 27, 2019.

  1. lookinformoney

    lookinformoney Newbie

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    So, I been dropshipping for about 6 years for my company without even realizing it. Now i'm trying to venture out on my own.

    The market I am targeting is going to be mainly Auto Parts, since I already been in this industry for 6 years, and sell anywhere from 60k-120k a month for my company.

    I don't make a ton of money, and don't really have the cash flow to advertise online, or run campaigns.

    I live in the poorest state in America, and people here have quickly started to turn away from Amazon and Ebay because of how hard it is to get warranties on parts through these companies. And the lack of knowledge from sellers, and the crappy parts they are receiving.

    I wanted to start out targeting the local market and build a solid foundation, and then work my way up into running min. campaigns and take a high customer service route.

    Am I wrong in this line of thinking for dropshipping? Or is it a solid method?

    I tried to get with Keystone to start dropshipping for them, but they want a company to already to be selling parts their venders supply. Is anyone having any type success dropshipping auto parts? Is it a dead niche?

    I want to branch out with other niches as well all at once, but want parts to be the focal point.
     
  2. Fynesttrish

    Fynesttrish Junior Member

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    It is something you know how to do and actually been doing successfully for your company, just use the blueprint for yourself and you will succeed.
     
  3. lookinformoney

    lookinformoney Newbie

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    I understand that. Hard to use their blueprint when they are a multibillion dollar company. They have buying power, I don't
     
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    darkblitzrc Regular Member

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    You already have the knowledge but lack the funds, try building a solid business plan and getting some investors to invest in your company OR save up and start small and then rinse and repeat!
     
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    perrymason Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    If the people in your area are fed up with Amazon and such that could be a great opportunity, even you're not making much money you can easily start slow promoting in your city or state with any big sign in the middle of any road (might be cheaper than paid ads on internet since they are usually a one time payment)
     
  6. lookinformoney

    lookinformoney Newbie

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    Exactly what I was planning on doing. I'm not even knowledgeable enough yet for online sales unfortunately. I know business, been around it all my life. Lots to learn in the online game, and trying to make sense of it all.

    I feel no matter what I'm doing, red light ads and just visiting businesses is the only way I'll make it right now.