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[Tips] Tips for Dropshipping on Ebay

Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by jayden, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. jayden

    jayden Newbie

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    Hello, this is my first time contributing something to this forum. I don't know if there's a special guide forum. I couldn't find one :S So I'm posting it in here.

    These are just some person tips and things I did when starting to dropship. I can't say for sure it'll work for you, but you can only try.

    Okay, now first thing is first. STOP looking for a 'dropshipper'.

    You need to ask yourself. What are you wanting sell? If you know what you want to sell, find a seller. Not a dropshipper, but a seller. A store in real life, or even an online store. Then contact the owner and ask them if you could sell for them on auction sites such as ebay, and even others. Show them how dropshipping works, and ask if they'll provide you with this service.

    Chances are, you'll find a store that will! Out of 5 anime stores I tried, two replied and said yes!

    Yes, there are dropshippers out there. But chances are, people are already using them. Their prices are also fairly high. But if you're working with a store, especially an online store they already have everything set up when it comes to shipping. They will more often then not, have a lot of discounted shipping because they would buy prepaid shipping containers at bulk. Because after all, they should be a fairly well known and strong business.

    It also means you'll get discounts on the products, cheaper then normal dropshipping discounts, which don't really seem like discounts at all.

    Buy finding a store to dropship for me, I formed a good relationship with the owner who gave me great discounts. I made good profit, sold 1,000's of dvds, even made powerseller in less then two months! and I didn't even advertise.

    Even though that's really just one tip.. It's a very important one D= It's much easier to find a legit store who will work with you rather then a legit dropshipper that you can profit from.
     
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  2. sagarbest

    sagarbest Senior Member

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    Thanks for the tip rep+ for you. :)
     
  3. workingwhileworking

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    hmmm.. not a lot of posts... just joined... dropping knowledge already. Good tip.
     
  4. jayden

    jayden Newbie

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    Sagarbest// I can't send PMs yet. I'll be able to reply when I get 15 posts :) Just a heads up.

    Workingwhileworking// lol the start of your reply scared me. You're welcome. I did dropshipping ages ago, and didn't know about this forum. I've only come to know about this forum recently as you can see XD But, been working on making money on the internet for 3 years now. Not long o-o
     
  5. xbox360gurl70s

    xbox360gurl70s Elite Member

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    So in short, befriend the dropshippers to get discounts?
     
  6. jayden

    jayden Newbie

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    No, you contact shop owners.
    There are just some things that you can't dropship,
    but are sold online.
    Buy teaming up with an online store, you're making money for yourself and bringing in extra business for them.
     
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    sicroostr Newbie

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    Thanks for the advice.