Quick Dropshipping Questions...

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  1. improvman

    improvman Newbie

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    Hi,

    My main business is selling musical instruments online. I currently just sell as an affiliate through Amazon but am looking to get into selling for a manufacturer that will drop ship.

    All I can seem to find (through my research online) are dropshipping networks that charge a fee of several hundred dollars for membership before even allowing you to see their prices. Also, I have been to several sites of manufacturers in Asia but I don't know if I can trust them (*please don't take this as a racial comment* It's just that I find their sites have conflicting information and their English is also very limited so I don't know if they understand what I am asking them).

    My question is does anyone know of a good reputable manufacturer in my niche that does drop shipping?

    Also, are there any free alternatives to paid membership dropshipping networks (or at least companies that will share a catalogue/prices before asking you to pay anything)?

    Right now I am leaning towards either "WholesaleMusicClub" or "WorldWideBrands" if I have to go the route of a paid network. Does anyone have any experience dealing with either of these companies?

    Thanks in advance for any feedback or suggestions you can offer!
     
  2. milans

    milans Regular Member

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    I suggest you don't use a paid network with a signup fee. Search better using google, try using quotes in the search query to get more relevant results.

    If you're selling in europe, use a european wholesaler, if you're selling in the USA best use an american wholesaler. (this comes in handy when handling returns)

    Search queries like: product "dropshipping service", product "drop shipping", product "drop shipping available", product "dropshipping available" most of the times give me good results.
     
  3. Narrator

    Narrator Power Member

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    Try contacting all the leading stores and see if they offer a wholesale program and would be interested in dropshipping. Also, try contacting local stores to see if they would be interested in the same.

    I usually have to send out at least 75 emails before I find a decent supplier for whatever I am looking to sell.

    Good luck!
     
  4. improvman

    improvman Newbie

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    Thanks for the answers guys. I appreciate the suggestions and intend to give them both a try!