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Reselling vs. Dropshipping

Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by fhjais, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. fhjais

    fhjais Newbie

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    I am trying to understand these different terminologies. Let's say I buy an xbox controller from newegg and resell it in my store at 15% markup. A customer places on order on my site, I go to newegg and place their order and have the shipping address my customer's address.

    Is that considered dropshipping, even though I am not buying from a whoelsaler?

    What is the difference between reselling from a wholesaler, and reselling from another retailer?
     
  2. burnett4congress

    burnett4congress Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    A wholesaler buys inventory and then resells it.

    A dropshipper sells inventory, has the maufacturer (or whoever) ship the product to the buyer. The dropshipper never takes possession of the goods.
     
  3. jackens

    jackens Newbie

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    Not correct - dropshipper mostly stocks merchandise and sells it to reseller. But instead of sending products to reseller he sends products directly to his customer (dropshipping service).
     
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