How to get photos of items you are drop shipping

May 7, 2010
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This week's question from is Andrea: "When drop shipping items, how can I get photos of products which I am selling?"

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  • Susana 15th of June
    Hi Alice; I wish to add that even though most suppliers whom dropship and give permission to use their product images and descriptions, don't always have additional images of the product one wishes to list. I personally find this quite frustrating as we all know that when selling on an auction site like Ebay, buyers often want to see more than one image of the item they're considering in purchasing! I work with 3 dropshippers, and I find myself constantly having to request additional photos of my items as buyers request them. The items that I list are high end accessories and too expensive not to have the appropriate number of images if I want to make a sale. However, if you are selling items which may not cost too much to buy at wholesale, think about purchasing some of these items as samples, and then take all the additional pictures yourselves, especially if you know that these items are good sellers. This is what I do, at times. And the result, these are the items which sell the best at all times. Furthermore, there are dropship suppliers whom will charge to send you additional photos, as they may hire a professional photographer. Always check this out with your dropshipper, and always read all their Terms and Conditions, Shipping, Payments, Returns and Refund policies. If in doubt, always ask lots of questions before you commit to display their products.
  • Kosta 15th of June
    Hello Alice, Great suggestions. One more for Andrea: Visit the suppliers' website and download the pictures and descriptions you like. Use, or any other free piictures hosting websites on the web, to store, organize and manage your pictures. Hope this also helps. Good Luck. Kosta
  • manuel vasquez 15th of June
    Thank you for your help, here i am new in this business, people like you help us a lot.
  • Daniel Collier 21st of June
    I am new to this forum and I need to build a website, do you know who can assist me? I am on disability and my resources are limited. Thank you. Daniel
  • Alice Delore 22nd of June
    Hi Daniel,

    Great to have you here!

    Luckily there are some great options to build websites, so it doesn't have to cost a fortune. I recommend you check out this article from our Education section on How to Build a Website:

    Good luck!
  • Linette Smith 1st of July
    My sister and I recently joined Salehoo seeking drop shippers for our new web site. We were looking for a drop shipper of women's apparel, but found none, with the style or price range we were seeking. You would think that ladies clothing and accessories would be a easy categories. Do you have any suggestions for drop shippers of ladies apparel? We really need help........
  • Richelle Monfort 2nd of July
    Hi Linette, Yes, it is oftentimes harder than one would think. What type of ladies clothing were you looking for? We have a number of good suppliers although when you prefer to do dropshipping only your options may get cut into half. But there are wholesalers that do not require an MOQ so you can order the items one piece at a time. If you wish to discuss this further, feel free to email us at Cheers!
  • george 7th of November
    very interesting information!!
    What is your opinion about webtipster dropshipping tool ?.
  • Nikki 30th of November
    Hi. Greetings to All! I am opening a store in ebay with the way of dropshipping. Do you know how can i download tens of images for one time to my store?
    • Rhea Bontol SaleHoo Admin 30th of November
      If you're dealing with a supplier, you can inquire them directly as some suppliers offer integration to easily loads their products to your store. You can also inquire eBay customer care if they still support Turbo Lister.
  • Alice 3rd of April
    How can I get a supplier for drop shipping
    • Rhea Bontol SaleHoo Admin 8th of April
      You're right on track! You can subscribe to directory services such as SaleHoo, to make sure you only deal with trusted dropship suppliers.
  • Reana 13th of August
    I would like help finding out how can I get photos and clothing descriptions that I am planning to purchase from vendors for my website.