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auctionmama 01-07-2006 10:43 AM



Has anyone had any success using dropshippers?


What makes me nervous about using them is this...what if I sell something and by the time the auction ends the item is out of stock?


I understand if no one wants to share their dropship sources, I know good ones are hard to find! But I'll take any tips or advice!


Thanks!


Angela






ninasmommy 01-24-2006 12:02 PM



I use a dropshipper and yes, a good one is hard to find. My suggestion would be to look at wholesale central.com for one and be sure to look at things youhave some knowledge about or enjoy as it would make sellingthe products easier.


As far as selling something and the wholesaler running out of stock, it does happen. I would suggest checking stock every day for the items you have listed and when you make a profit, buy some items to have in stock in casehe does run out of an item. If the item is out of stock and you have an active auction, you can end your listing early, but you will lose the insertion fees.


I hope this was helpful to you.

ninasmommy 01-24-2006 12:03 PM

I just noticed, your name in your post - My name is Angela too :)

arealhoneybee 01-30-2006 06:42 PM



I use several drop shippers that are all small scale homebusinesses. I get one on one service, and I have developed friendships with these people and never have to worry whether my products are going to be shipped in a timely manner because of the great relationships! I would love to share the information with anyone interested. I have several bath and body companies, a custom handbag and jewelry co, soy candles and candle accessories, and gourmet food mixes to name a few!


Just PM me, or email me: [email protected] for more information!


Many Blessings,


~Deirdre



webguy 02-08-2006 02:52 PM

I just signed up with a drop shipper recommended on this board.
I'd like to know if this seems high to you. The prices of the
good seem very good, but the postage seems crazy! I can live with
the $2.00 - $3.50 drop shipper service, but I think they're trying to
make out on the postage.



The drop shipper explained it to me that they try to sell things in
bundles and then you make out okay on the postage, but I don't want to
do bundles. I want someone to make a purchase and I put the order
it. Here are some examples: item, postage, drop
ship fee ...



Socks: 3.55, 6.50, 2.00

First Aid Kit: 10.07, 8.74, 2.00

Garden gloves: 1.00, 8.00, 2.00



Who's going to buy $1 gloves and pay $10 in shipping?



Thanks for any replies and words of wisdom!



belovedof3 02-20-2006 02:48 PM



to: ninasmommy



which dropshipper do you work with? opinion of them? prices? stock?


membership fee?


thanks so much...





Steph

Kenna 02-20-2006 06:00 PM



webguy,


I buy and sell on ebay. Probably buy more. I would NEVER pay $1.00 for a pair of gloves and an additional $8.00 for shipping. When I bid on an item I look at the whole picture. Meaning, price of the item and how much the shipping will cost. Since I sell on ebay I pretty much have a general idea of what shipping charges are and when I see an inflated shipping charge it turns me off and I pretty much move on to someone else's item.


Now, I do know people say they charge a shipping and HANDLING fee and that is okay for certain items that require careful packing such fine china, glassware and other breakable items. But if someone wants to charge me a handeling fee to stick a pair of pants in a free priority mail box, "forget about it". I'll bid on someone else's auction.


Goodluck with finding a drop shipper, I am sure there are some good ones out there.

joyceb 02-21-2006 11:46 AM

Dropshipping is not for novices on eBay.



I don't recommend it at all and during my years teaching eBay classes I
have had many occasions to hear war story about failed efforts.



Before you even consider a dropshipper for an eBay business you should
have at least 100 selling feedback and a couple years on eBay.



One thing to remember that anything that cuts into your potential profits is not worth your time.



Cost of merchandise should not include excessive shipping or monthly subscription costs.



Joyceb/danse



jwinters63 02-21-2006 12:43 PM



I have never found a dropshipper worth my time or money. It really burns me when I see the info-mercials trying to sell the ebay "business kits"that include access to "high demand" items that are drop shipped.Ebay buyers want name brands and they want them for less than they pay in a regular store.


Hope I am notsounding too grim . . .

Kenna 02-21-2006 01:39 PM



no jwinters63,


I do not think you are sounding too grim and must say I agree with you. I hate watching those info mercials too. Ebay buyers do want name brands for less than the regular stores, at least I know I do!




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