I've been reading and watching videos on SaleHoo for the past month and when you offered a discount on the membership I decided to join SaleHoo. I've read the reviews and it took me awhile to decide to sign up, because I've signed up with others and it didn't work out for me. DSD (DropShipDirect.com) is one of them. Items I sold were out of stock and my buyers gave me a negative feedback and ruined my reputation on ebay. I don't want that to happen again.
By joining SaleHoo, I hoped to get the help I need here. Right now I've gone through the education, training, etc. and tried to research some of the wholesale, drop shippers directory on SaleHoo and not sure which ones to choose from.
Being I'm new at this, what can I start with first? Like you said I need to find a supplier that has no minimum order, doesn't require a fee to become a client and starting out small is the best thing. No bulk orders to start and dealing with a drop shipper is the best way to start out, because drop shippers store all stock on site and process, package and post your orders individually as you make sales.
The benefits of drop shipping are: not having to store stock on site, having all packaging and postage taken care of, and, because you only pay for the stock you sell, the risk of holding stock and being stuck with it is removed. Another big advantage of drop shipping is no minimum order, so you don’t need to have a lot of cash to get started.
The biggest thing that stood out for me is: the risk of holding stock and being stuck with it is removed. What do you think? I don't want to get stuck with an out of stock item and finding out that it's not available and then get a negative feedback on my account. Is health and beauty a good start for me? I'm really into eating right, what's healthy and what's not, etc. I really don't have an interested in any one product.
I love computers, but that's very competitive. I'm just starting out and want to choose the right niche for me. Also, my feedback on ebay is only 8 (85.7%) and I created an account on ebay since Jan 1, 2008, but didn't really sell anything since then. I just started selling for the first time this year. Being my rating is not very high, I want to start small and work my way up. Can you give me some advice and input as to where I can start first? I want this to work.