How Does Dropshipping Work

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stephaniebutler52
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24 May 16 09:14:18 pm
Okay so I found a supplier. and the question is - when someone purchases a product, thats when I purchase from the supplier correct?

Does it matter which products I list or can I list any of them?


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24 May 16 10:42:38 pm
Hi Stephanie,

Yes, make sure you have your account activated with your supplier. Once you make a sale, you then process that order with your supplier and they will ship direct to your customer.

It doesn't matter what products you list in regards to your supplier, however make sure you do your research to make sure the items you are listing are competitively priced at the very least. You also have to make sure you have done your caculations correctly, allowed for any fees, such has listing fees, selling fees, payment processing fees and shipping fees, when pricing your items.

This is an area where many make mistakes, miscalculating their fees and getting burnt at the sale end. So when you're checking your cost competitiveness, make sure you are basing that on a total transaction calculation.

BTW, you're not limited to just using one supplier either, so you can list products from multiple suppliers if you feel you find other products you want to see that one supplier doesn't have. That is one of the benifits of dropshipping, the flexibility of building a large stock profile at no to low expense. Just watch out for listing fees, because they can still hurt you if you start listing heavy without a good sell through rale to cover.

Cheers


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11 Jun 16 06:13:50 pm
Hey guys,

I have been doing a lot of reading trying to understand the dropship process. I just have a few more questions.

As far as I understand:

1. Find the product/market you want to sell
2. Find your suppliers and setup an account with them
3. List the product on your site of choice
4. When you make a sale, purchase the item from the dropshipper and they send it to the customer

When I list a product, do I need the image of the product or a link from the dropshipper? Or can I just get an image off google?

Thanks for any help!

Aleem

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11 Jun 16 06:45:20 pm
Hi Aleem, always much better to get an authorised image/s from your supplier. If you start using Google images you can run into all sorts of copyright issues. Even better, if the product's you sell aren't too expensive, it's a great idea to purchase one of each and take your own images. Dropship images are a bit of a give away these days with the clean white background, so many buyers will actually steer clear of the product/s when they see those style of images because they don't want to deal with a dropshipper.

Most dropshippers will also only provide you with a single image, so taking your own allows you to offer your customer several different pics of the item, which most customers would prefer to see.

So best option, your own pics, second best option is pics from your supplier.

Cheers


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12 Jun 16 03:02:48 pm
Thanks for tip Mark

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13 Jun 16 12:04:33 pm
Just a basic and simple presentation on how drop shipping works.

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