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Need some details of dropship business

Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by LostLife, May 17, 2017.

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  1. LostLife

    LostLife Regular Member

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    Hello,
    I dont understand dropshipping business. I have done a lot of searches about dropshipping but can't get the details. My questions are:

    1) Why someone will buy from me instead of original source? Example if i dropship amazon to ebay why people will buy from my ebay listing instead of direct seller from amazon?

    2)How will i profit from dropship business?

    Thank you.
     
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    Because they dont know about the original or are to lazy to find it. You profit by putting a higher price.
     
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    LostLife Regular Member

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    So i have to do good amount of marketing right?
     
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    maamli92 Registered Member

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    yes you would have to do marketing for your own ecom. but sales do come along for high searchable products if you are selling on marketplaces
     
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    Hmm got it. Does amazon or ebay ban for doing doorship business?
     
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    jamilWinkelbaum Newbie

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    Amazon and Ebay most likely won't ban your drop shipping products unless there are blatant copyright or trademark violations in the products you are selling. It's usually safe to stick to unbranded products or products with legal barriers associated to making sales.
     
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    So there are some problems with branded products.
     
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    Profit by doing it properly. Buying retail and reselling retail is ridiculous.

    Create an empire by working with the master distributors who dropship brand name products by manufacturers that enforce a MAP program.

    Anything else is dead end.

    Sell brand name merchandise that is price comparable with other sellers because of the minimum advertised prices the manufacturers demand. You can make good profit on everything this way (30% to 50%) and don't have to worry about making flybynight orders like buying from Amazon and selling on eBay.

    Dropshipping can be a real business or just a scheme depending on your approach.

    One phone call to the right person can create a long term financial windfall. I am working with a dropshipper who I contacted 5 years ago and we've made an average net profit with them of $30,000 per year since then. We now have over 6 such dropshippers.

    They dropship brand names for the manufacturer and our prices compare to other retailers. We grow by giving customer service beyond the level of other sellers and having a better web presence that targets a pinpoint niche.

    Choose a product line and get into the middle of the supply chain to profit.
     
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    my friend look on youtube tons of videos & tutorials how to dropship... but don't think it's easy ;) it's hard work.

    a method is to combine it with SMM...

    watch this
     
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    Got it. Another question: can i buy some products from amazon when those products price drops and sell them on ebay when their price increases? Though it may not be called as a dropshipping service anymore.
     
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    No, that's a simple buy low and sell high
    dropshiping means you never ever do any kinda logistic stuff... you never own the product, you only the man in the middle.
     
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    But if i dropship aliexpress to amazon or ebay, it will take 20days for shipping. What about that?
     
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    That's one of this challenging things that waiting for you...:)

    Did you watch the youtube video I posted earlier? You have to look out for a long-term business partner... maybe one or another can give you a API / csv to make the process quicker.

    you must handle a lot of this kinda challenging taskes:
    • good packeges
    • custom labeling
    • refunds
    • customer support
    and many more;)
     
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    No i asked when customer order from my listing i will have to order aliexpress but it takes almost 20+ days to reach USA. Will customers wait for that time?
     
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    I understand you very well...
    look for Express Delivery... or write the seller and tell him whats your plan.

    In my opinion, dropshipping is just a fancy name... believe me if you new in this sector, forget it. You also need some startup money or you just another dreamshiper.
     
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    - Either they don't know amazon/any other site which is giving low prices or they can't pay for the shipping fee. As Amazon will charge them.
    - Hope this can help you : https://www.thebalance.com/make-money-with-online-drop-shipping-business-4123875