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New Idea for dropshiping, will it work?

Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by ahmeds14, Sep 22, 2019.

  1. ahmeds14

    ahmeds14 Junior Member

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    I'm thinking about dropshiping from Alibaba to Alibaba!!
    Yes from to the same website

    you can see that the same product are being sold through different producer

    so why not creating a profile as a seller and offer hot products and you create good profile and you make good search for the best sellers and you negotiate with them to get the best price

    when you receive a buy request, you will forward it to the seller that sell the same product and you make a small margin, then seller will ship to the buyer directly and you do nothing

    You will benefit from the fact that alibaba for wholesale so you will not dropship piece by piece, so you will sell huge quantity

    I know that you are saying why buyer is not buying directly from the seller, it happens in life, lack of information or not good searcher or even you can get better price

    Did any one try this before? any tips?
     
  2. Alexbru

    Alexbru Regular Member

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    Won't work anyways, I have seen tons of same products but as far as I guess it aint gonna work
     
  3. Billy Batts

    Billy Batts Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    Sounds pretty funny to me but you're seriously gonna let your fate gonna depend on the opinions of others? :D Bad idea. Try it out and find out for yourself. Success or not either way you will learn from it ;)
     
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    I used to do something similar to this a couple of years ago with chainsaws. I was buying from a supplier on alibaba (in large quantity) spitting the order and selling through my alibaba account. It works well. But I had to buy a lot a chainsaws from him before he agreed to ship directly to my customers.

    it is worth checking out how much it will cost you to sell on alibaba before making any plans. I am not sure how much it costs now but a few years ago it was very expensive.
     
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  5. ahmeds14

    ahmeds14 Junior Member

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    I will try it of course but it is better to discuss it first so you can get better ideas or tricks
     
  6. cindyrose888

    cindyrose888 Senior Member

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    IMHO, its a STUPID IDEA :D
     
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    yuuzokun Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    That's a bit harsh mate.
     
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    Just make sure you're dropshipping from the producer, the last thing you want is multiple middlemen involved jacking up prices and eating into margins.
    Doubt you will have much luck on a brand new account maybe see if a supplier (different industry) will let you borrow their account with the gold ratings, trade assurance, etc
     
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  9. ahmeds14

    ahmeds14 Junior Member

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    He deserved it
     
  10. James2774

    James2774 Junior Member Premium Member

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    This is called arbitrage and is common enough with ebay and amazon IIRC
    Normally its done between two sites.
    So you see Amazon listing a price at $110.
    You sell it on ebay for $120 (assuming no competition OR the ebay prices are all higher then 120)
     
  11. remigaillard

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    Did this really worked ? :D