Dropshipping on eBay - How does it work?

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1 Jun 08 09:02:59 pm
Just a quick question - I was wondering if you need to buy the items before you sell them. If not, how do you go about doing this? Let's say, I sell an item on eBay, can I place the order for it and have it sent to the buyer?

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2 Jun 08 12:12:05 am
I assume your talking about Dropshipping. Yes you can this is a decent way to start if you have limited funds. There are many decent drop shippers out there. I would suggest you check the list or other members can share their favorite drop shippers.

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17 Nov 10 03:06:40 pm
Hi, So if you list an item on say an e-bay sight and you sell that item. How does I pay for the item if Paypal holds your funds until the item is shipped? Or do you pay out of your own pocket?

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17 Nov 10 09:32:09 pm
Hi and welcome to the forum, adesantiago :)

In the scenario you described, yes you will pay for the product out of your own pocket. Many sellers have to do it this way otherwise you either have a product to ship or none and end up with a negative feedback from your buyer.

Hope this helps. Cheers!


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