Fufilling Minimun Orders


marrilyn
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11 Jan 15 04:35:15 am
Hi,

I am new here and so far have shortlisted a couple of dropshippers that I would want to work with. Though there are a few questions that I need help with:

- Fulfilling minimum orders.
Notice that almost all wholesalers have a minimum order quantity, for example minimum order quantity of 10 pieces of any design, or $100. For this question, we will take minimum order quantity of 10 pieces as the example to use.

Though the thing is if I am going to sell the items on Ebay and on my own online shop, I will need the items to be posted out asap. Am trying to figure out how this will work.

The minimum order does it apply to each time I place an order to the wholesaler, or is it per month, or per week basis?
Can I specify 10 different addresses to post the the 10 items to?
If the minimum order is by per order basis, and I only manage to get 10 orders from Ebay and my website in a week, doesn't it mean that my clients will receive their orders much later? How do I overcome this then? What is the right way to do this?

I would like to start this as an additional income and do not want to carry any stock. Currently already have an existing ebay store, though would like to a new shop specialized in another category and using dropshipping.

Appreciate any information that you can provide to gain clarity in this matter.


fudjj
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11 Jan 15 05:47:17 am
Hi Marrilyn and welcome to the forum,

What you are doing is confusing wholesale suppliers with dropshippers, two different things. A dropshipper will sell and individual item, no bulk order required and of course they ship direct to your customer. A wholesalers will sell in bulk, and in turn send that single order only to a designated address. So if you wanted to buy in bulk from a wholesaler, then you would have to have the order shipped to you and then ship to your customer individually yourself.

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marrilyn
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11 Jan 15 05:57:00 am
Thanks for the quick reply Marc. So in this case, how do I search for dropshippers who are selling fashion and clothing items then in the system?


fudjj
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11 Jan 15 07:25:59 pm
instructions for you below Marrilyn,

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