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Australia based drop ship suppliers needed

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  • Karma:
25 Feb 10 03:44:16 am
Hi, I'm new here, first of all i need some one to guide me what I need to look at least 10 drop shipper in Australia. But that is not many on this site I believe?

I also need some one from Australia if can from Melbourne to help me out regarding about ABN and trading name do I need to set up a company to sell things on line?

If you selling item on line and my address is in Melbourne. So, is that mean I can only get the drop shipper in Australia to sent out my item? Because of the address.

I really need you guys to help me out here! Please, please............

Thanks in advance who ever respond!


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  • Karma:
25 Feb 10 04:44:50 am
Hi danchan, and welcome to the site.

Firstly the choice of having an ABN is that of your own, you don't need it to sell online, however it is required if you are going to trade as a registered business.

That being said, an ABN will also be required by most genuine wholesalers if you wanted to buy wholesale, but is not a requirement of drop shippers.

An ABN is quite simple to get, just contact the Australian Taxation Office to have an application processed.

Choosing to register your business is again a personal choice, and you have a few options, a company structure being one, but not a cheap option.

If you are doing this on your own, and you do want to trade as a business, then I would be suggesting registering as a Sole Trader. You can do this by contacting the licensing department in your state.

I think that would be Consumer Affairs in Victoria, or they may well have a specific licensing department set up like Qld Smart Licence, which is still part of the Consumer Affairs department here.

Regarding Drop Shippers, I'm going to assume that we are talking about ebay here as where you want to sell, so you are not limited to Australian drop shippers alone.

You can offer products from drop shippers all over the planet, so long as they will ship to your customers. Now, the issue that does come into play is that you have to accurately list your items location.

That means the location of the item you are selling, not where you live, unless you are having the items all delivered to your home first and then shipping from there.

I would suggest contacting Link hidden: Login to view with some specifics on products that you want to drop ship, and then they will be able to provide you with some names to check out.

Mark (fudjj)

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25 Feb 10 10:43:58 am
Thanks Fudjj,
I was thinking first start with dropshipper than to register business.

I had an old ABN (register as sole trader) that was six yrs ago but I talk to the ATO and say is still active even through is not being used for so many yrs. But, it was under something else this is the first time I'm starting on line. It also have a trading name for it.

So, do I nee to pay GST if i sale it on line? What is best suggestion for me Fudjj?

Is drop shipper only available for Ebay only? how about others?

If let say you only register on, is that mean you need to register in US, UK and so on in order for you to sale to them?

With regard to shipping cost how do we work out if let say the supplier (Drop shipper)is from China and to Aust or US?

I will try to contact the support team soon.

Once again you have been helpful.
thank you
Daniel C.K.Chan

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  • Karma:
12 Oct 10 11:32:21 pm
Hi Daniel,

The following are suppliers based in Australia that can drop ship:

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Should you get the chance to use any of these suppliers, please let us know how you got on by adding a short review on the supplier profile page. Thanks!

eBay may be one of the easiest ways to start a drop shipping business, but there are a lot of other options as well. Other members use a diverse range of selling platforms such as UBid, Amazon Auctions and Craigslist, among others.

There's a free downloanable PDF guide that can help you discover the ins and outs of dropshipping, get it at Link hidden: Login to view

Let us know if you need further help. Have a wonderful day!



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