I wanted to jump in here.
HI there, I'm new to Drop shipping, but I'm no stranger to running an online business.
If you have a brand new paypal account, a spanking new Ebay/Amazon account or the like,
what's wise is to NOT start out drop shipping. I spent a year getting to know Ebay's policies by the
back of my hand selling my own estate sale finds, garage sale finds, vintage items, and the like.
This is a lot safer if you're a beginner, as it gives you an opportunity to BUILD up a good reputation on your website of choice,
and develop good feedback. Getting yourself in a position to Drop ship takes time, and I think it would be
a potential disaster to try doing it without any real knowledge of selling. It takes time to develop a good business
sense in other words, and doing that with drop shipping can be very risky. Yes Paypal will hold
the funds until they feel you can be trusted. Developing a good relationship with Ebay AND paypal is a process.
I am now a powerseller and top rated seller on Ebay, but again, that was a process. I wasn't yet ready in
a position to just start drop shipping products I can't physically see or touch.
As an example, I have 100's of positive feedback on Ebay from running my own business. Now I'm in a
position to where potential customers feel they can trust me as a drop shipper as I have experience.
Also, research your companies thoroughly. Salehoo seems to be phenomenal at letting you know
the level of professionalism of any given company. If they're lacking it, that WILL reflect on you when
selling their products. Be careful out there...