Any good wholesalers or drop shippers cheaper than ebay?

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rewhitehouse87
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15 Jul 14 06:10:23 pm
Does anyone know of any companies out there that provide sellers with prices that are lower than ebays?

I sell on ebay and would like to get into drop shipping but everything I find to buy sells for the same amount on ebay.

Any suggestions?
Thanks.

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18 Jul 14 01:08:55 am
What sort of products are you after Richard and from what country is your preference?


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rewhitehouse87
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18 Jul 14 04:35:59 pm
I would like to sell sporting goods, electronics (or accessories), collectibles, or arts and crafts supplies. I am open to suggestions.

I would prefer to buy from a business in the USA but I will do business with any reasonable manufacturer or distributor.

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Rich

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rachel_ramos
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21 Jul 14 03:20:51 am
Hello Rich,

It's not unusual to think that eBay prices are cheaper than most wholesalers.

However, that's what eBay wants us to think most of the time. You see eBay is a very competitive market and you have to have lower prices.
I'm sure the next question will be, how will you gain profit if you sell that low, right?

Well, you might be surprised at how low prices can be if you buy in bulk. That's how people actually sell in eBay.
It all starts with contacting the supplier personally and asking them their terms. Try to negotiate yours, as well.
You might think they are expensive because they display products per item or at a usual rate but, they are actually protecting the majority of their retailers' interests. Who knows, you just might get a better deal that the rest.

Here's a blog that might help you dig deeper on eBay prices versus wholesaler prices: Link hidden: Login to view

I hope this helps :)

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8 Aug 14 03:48:05 am
I've heard a couple times from the staff here at Salehoo about how we really CAN compete on eBay but I still don't see how. If I had deep pockets to begin with and could buy in bulk with order quantities in the thousands, then I may get a decent enough price in order to compete 1 on 1 with the others on eBay but sadly, I'm not in that financial bliss. I'm starting out in dropshipping/wholesaling and I'm doing this because I don't have enough money to get by. I know I'm not alone in this boat and there are others here who've signed up in order to find reliable dropshippers. I just haven't found any items yet from here which I can sell on eBay and make any kind of a profit.

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8 Aug 14 05:12:06 am
Hello Dan,

eBay has been going through some massive upheavals recently and with the new changes they have introduced, plus the fact that there is more competition than ever, it's not as easy to make money as it used to be.

That said, plenty of sellers are still doing well.

eBay still gets the most traffic of any auction site and this is an advantage that can't be ignored. Some sellers keep a few items on eBay just to direct traffic to their offline stores.

The sellers who make money on eBay spend a lot of time doing market research, experimenting with different products, and looking out for special deals from suppliers. (Tip: They often use liquidators to get items for pennies on the dollar).

The SaleHoo research and analysis tool is a big help when looking for new niches to make money from and you'll also find the forum very useful for getting tips on how to buy items at great wholesale prices (and even below wholesale). This is essential for making money on eBay these days.

The other option is to do what hundreds of eBay sellers are doing, and migrate to another auction site.

Addoway, Bonanza, Overstock, eBid, BlueJay, Amazon auctions, Online auction, eCrater and Craigslist are just some of the sites ex-eBay sellers are currently making a killing on.

The key point to remember is that the internet is in constant flux. You need to work hard to keep tabs on current trends to make maximum profit. If Craigslist is doing well, sell on Craigslist. If you find a niche on eBay, sell on eBay. Heck, many sellers sell on 3 or 4 different sites to get the benefit of numerous audiences! Keep experimenting, testing and reading the forums and you'll do just fine!

Hope this helps.

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