I am a new member and I recently started up my Ebay store. I found a wholesaler for electronics as a link on a listing from your website. This website has great prices and is apparently run from the Netherlands (Link hidden: Login to view). I emailed them and they emailed me back answering my questions about ordering. They don't have an actual dropshipping program, but the said that I could order from them and they would ship to anyone I wanted. They have a minimum order of 400.00.
So, I opened an account with them which didn't cost anything and listed some of their items on Ebay and in my Ebay store. My sales went crazy and I had bids on almost everything I listed. Then I began to get questions about the products and the answers were not on the website, so I emailed them agin to find out the answers. I have been emailing them for several days with no answer. I started to worry about the company being legitimate so I decided to remove my listings from Ebay even though they had bids in order to protect myself in case this company was not legit. Except, I had 4 sales by Buy It Now that I could not remove because they were already sold - 3 paid for into my PayPal account.
Meanwhile I checked my PayPal account and found out that they limited access to my account because I had a sudden increase in sales because I haven't sold anything in several months before this week. When I contacted them by phone, the woman I spoke with told me that I had to FAX them proof of shipping of the items I had sold. Well, I don't have the items because I was having them shipped directly from the supplier and now I have no access to the money paid for these items because PayPal locked me out.
The woman at PayPal told me that I have to have the items in my possession before I sell them!! I told her that I do dropshipping and she said that PayPal does not recommend dropshipping!! She told me I would have to refund the money to my customers who purchased from me in order to restore access to my account.
Am I crazy or is this ridiculous!! What can I do? If I refund these people they will probably leave me bad feedback because they didn't get their items. Is there any other way to do dropshipping? If I was to start a business by buying wholesale, how much capital would you suggest I need to begin? I really don't want to take on the extra cost and problem of shipping. What can I do? Help!!! Colleen