Wholesale & eBay Forum Drop Shippers & Drop Shipping Has anyone heard or worked with Doba as a drop shipper?

Has anyone heard or worked with Doba as a drop shipper?


akamaitrading
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16 Jan 13 06:53:06 am
Hello,

I am very new to online business and I was contacted by a company called Doba that is offering what they describe as great drop shipping service. The require a fee of 399 for 15 months of service with a money back guarantee if you don't make your 399 back within 12 months. They claim to have 1.5 million products and provide some education, a push to marketplace service that helps you load images and descriptions for products, and market research tools.

An investment of 399 is a lot for me to accept now. Is it worth it? I haven't seen them on your list of distributors but I haven't searched the entire list so I don't know if you have reviewed them already or not.

Thanks!


richelle_salehoo1
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17 Jan 13 12:11:26 am
Hello and welcome AkamaiTrading,

Yes, Doba is not listed on SaleHoo :) They are a good drop shipping service and easy to integrate with eBay, but they are expensive. Not only does it cost from US$49.95/month – that’s $599 per year - as opposed to only US$67 for a 1 year SaleHoo membership -, drop shipping also requires you to pay a small fee on top of the wholesale cost of the product to cover the drop shipper's time spent packaging and posting the item. This additional cost can make significant inroads into your profit margins and it is not always the best way to make money in the long term.

That's not to say that drop shipping is a bad idea altogether. It is a simple way to start a business, and in the long term, having some of your inventory drop shipped allows you to offer a broader range of items to your customers without the risk of holding stock.

Here are a few forum posts that might shed more light to Doba as a dropshipper -

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Hope this helps :)


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akamaitrading
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21 Jan 13 04:32:33 am
Thank you Richelle. Your information is very helpful. Can you please help me find a distributor for a product called tendskin? Its an ingrown hair treatment. Thank you!


richelle_salehoo1
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21 Jan 13 04:56:12 am
Hello AkamaiTrading,

Sorry I was not able to locate any suppliers for Tendskin. I think you may need to contact Tendskin directly so you can inquire about their wholesale program - Link hidden: Login to view

Hope this helps!


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akamaitrading
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22 Jan 13 03:47:21 am
Thank you I submitted a form online. Thanks for your help.


richelle_salehoo1
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23 Jan 13 12:35:13 am
You're welcome, AkamaiTrading :) Hope everything goes in your favor!

All the best


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