Drop shipping Australia

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andrew.thomas1195
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11 Jan 16 01:13:16 am
Not a lot of drop shippers listed on Salehoo for Australia. Does anyone know of any drop shippers that are not listed in the directory or have any experience with using international drop shippers to supply to Aus?

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shane_salehoo
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15 Jan 16 12:36:35 am
Hi Andrew,

I'd like to help you out in locating suitable dropshippers for you. Any particular products in mind?

Looking forward to your reply.

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banggood
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15 Jan 16 02:16:57 am
Hello Andrew,
This is jessica from Banggood. we offer dropship and ship to Aus, do you want to know more about detail ,followed are some info for you reference:
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andrew.thomas1195
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18 Jan 16 02:05:11 pm
The problem I am having is that the products available through Australian drop shippers and companies such as BangGood are already very widely sold in Aus or not particularly profitable. I am struggling to find a niche or even profitable market among the products that are available for drop shipping.

Would greatly appreciate any advice

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fudjj
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19 Jan 16 12:15:36 am
Hi Andrew,

The problems you highlight are very common with dropshipping, especially when you are selling on extremely popular international platforms like eBay and using online suppliers that everyone has access to. Think about it, thousands of people from all over the planet drop ship on platforms like eBay, with a lot of them selling internationally, and 99% source their products from online suppliers, so your chances of finding a niche product in that type of environment isn't great.

It also explains why margins aren't great with dropshipping when you have that high level of competition, everyone looking to cut each other's throats to make a dollar, but of course the dropshipping supply model is more about convenience that margin to start with. Retail business is about risk equals reward, the higher the risk, the greater the "possible" reward on that risk (in theory at least)

Dropshipping has extremely low to no risk for retailers, so the reward it provides equals that level of risk. Wholesale requires a much greater risk, but the pay off is cheaper buy prices and of course, the more "possible" reward for that risk.

If you're looking to spend minimum money to create maximum return on investment, second hand is always the option I suggest looking into.

Cheers


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andrew.thomas1195
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19 Jan 16 01:37:57 am
Hi Mark,

Thank you for the advice. Unfortunately I am looking at drop shipping because I do not have much to invest in products up front (yet). I was hoping to start with drop shipping and then move to selling products from wholesalers(in fact I already have a few products lined up).

Could you recommend second hand product types that sell well for good margins?

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20 Jan 16 01:39:55 am
Dropshipping is the supply model of choice for most getting into e-commerce these days and of course with a limited budget, that's completely understandable. But of course, it's not always an easy way into the market, as I highlighted. Has it's advantages for sure, but as with everything, also has its disadvantages.

I couldn't really recommend one single thing to focus on for second hand, but the secret to buying second hand is to know your market. Pretty much everything is salable, but you have to tick the right boxes and they will usually be condition of the item and price. So I always suggest maybe focusing on products you know well, maybe hobby related and so on. Keeping an eye out for things you know is a good place to spot a bargain because you already know the market.

That aside, I would never go past buying something like old vinyl records at the right price personally.

Of course if you find things that you think might be a good buy, punch up eBay and check out some prices to compare and so on. Doing that is a great way to get a good idea on value of what you might get for an item.

The places to find the best deals, garage sales are my NUMBER ONE tip. The more upmarket areas are the ones to target, you can be surprised at just how much an item that some people consider worthless, can be valued by another and garage sales in great areas can net some absolute steals. That said, the deals certainly aren't limited to those kind of suburbs, you can find great deals at any garage sale, you never really know until you get there weather it was worth the trip or not.

Weekend markets of course, charity shops, even keeping your eyes out in the paper classifieds or even sites like eBay and so on. I've bought plenty of eBay and resold for good profit and week or two later on the same platform. Once you know the value of a product, then you know how to spot a bargain and take advantage it.

Another tip, don't be afraid to talk a good deal, especially a bundle deal. If you find 3 or 4 things that you want from a single seller, don't buy them individually. Ask what they want for each individually initially, then nego a deal on all 4 together. That's how you will always get the best price on the deal.

I don't have the time to do any hunting these days, but when I was doing a lot of second hand selling on eBay I worked on a 4 to 1 ratio. For every 50 I spent on product, I aimed at getting 200 back at sale. I did it for about 5 years, made power seller inside 6 months just starting out and I would say that 4 to 1 ratio was pretty close to just a base rate, did a lot better than that on most items.

So never underestimate the second hand market would be my advice. No shortage of products out there, you just have to learn your market, talk a good deal and get out and about and you can turn a very little bit of cash into quite a lot over time.


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24 Jan 16 03:28:53 am
Andrew

i sell on ebay and most of my items are cheaper on places like amazon however i'd leave our brand in the title so it does generic unless its widely known brand.

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24 Jan 16 03:38:45 pm
Hey Andrew!,

Second hand items are a nice option to start. For dropshippers, as we are, is kind of hard to going to garage sales because we are not geographically in the place to get the good deals. But Salehoo offer some providers that offer manufacturing refurbished items. What I'd recommend is to find a niche where people have emotions in common and then find that audience in the places online where they hang out (blogs, forums, etc) interact with them and sell your products. It could be a great sales strategy. Cheers


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28 Jan 16 03:13:54 am
andrew.thomas1195 wrote:Not a lot of drop shippers listed on Salehoo for Australia. Does anyone know of any drop shippers that are not listed in the directory or have any experience with using international drop shippers to supply to Aus?


Hi I live in Texas and have family in Australia. If you want we could possibly work together if you want products from the states I could get them over to you on per item basis. Let me know.


Obed Amador

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