Blog » Drop shipping on eBay – What's the story?
Are you allowed to drop ship on eBay? Does eBay have any specific rules for drop shipping? Confusion abounds, so we’re here to clarify what’s the go and what’s not.
eBay does allow restricted drop shipping, they call it ‘pre-sale items’
Here's the gist:
Penalties for violating this policy include: Listing cancellation, limits on account privileges, account suspension, forfeit of eBay fees on cancelled listings and loss of Powerseller status.
Sounds tough! Is it actually profitable to drop ship on eBay then?
Sellers clash on whether or not drop shipping works. Complaints against drop shipping include:
On the other hand, here are some positives:
And while many sellers gripe that “reliable drop shippers is an oxymoron,” success stories do exist. ToolKing makes USD 30 million in annual sales, and prides itself on having the most comprehensive product selection online.
The secret to their success? Drop shipping. Toolking works with 30 manufacturers who drop ship 25% of their orders, and account for 30% of sales. But success did not come easy; they had to learn the hard way that successful drop shipping requires much work, time, and preparation.
Standby for our ‘cheat sheet’ of eBay drop shipping tips coming next week!