Hello everyone--Thanks for a great site!:
I am a new member, and my wife and I are working with our local small business administration to build a website to sell 'aids to daily living' type products (large handled spoons, 'grabbers', items for seniors). We were hoping to use dropshipping to avoid having to pay for and warehouse too many wholesale products, because as a business start-up, having too much capital invested is risky until we get off our feet and can establish a mailing list/customer base. We don't generally want to sell on Ebay, but do a catalog, or 'flyer' in my local region, and local advertising. Has anyone here ever attempted this type of business approach? We will have an '800' number, and hope to move into a retail store in about a year, if we can get this first phase of our business off the ground.
We are reading everything we can get our hands on, and will avoid the sites like DOBA and SIMPLX, but could use leads for any dropshippers or wholesalers who might carry a few of our type of products, and any business advice you all can give us about building a local business using dropshippers, etc. We do like the sites that carry dollar-store items, but will also need some 'higher end' items that are 'helper type' products that older people might need to help them live more comfortably.
Best regards,and many thanks in advance--