Importing and Drop shipping. Hard to start from NZ?

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tumtum1
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26 Apr 06 02:38:44 am
:) :?: OK. Ive been surfing the net and learning about importing/dropshipping/ebay/ affiliate programmes etc. My problem is this. I am living in NZ so a lot of the wholesalers as they call themselves that ive found are based in UK/America and asia, therefore, the costs are pretty high once they have chucked on their handling fees, shipping fees so by the time you pay for it, there is not much of a profit margin left! and being in NZ, there are not a lot of local dropshippers/wholesalers(if any) around! I was wondering if there is anyone out there who may also live in NZ who have found a way to make importing or dropshipping work for them and even thought of using say a US based dropshipping and selling via ebay to USA based customers. any suggestions, views, thoughts are welcome.
thanks :D

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premier-enterprises
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4 May 06 08:17:01 pm
:D Yeah mate I have a similsr prob being in Australia. I ask this question before, I'm still looking though, if find anything I will let you know.

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nine-hills
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8 May 06 11:56:05 am
:wink: I dropship ink cartridges in Oz, mainly as a training ground for when I find a decent product. The suggestion about eBay in the US seems sound as long as you can appreciate that fixing problems will be more difficult. Not sure about the tax situation also.

I have found a range of Chinese suppliers prior to signing up to SaleHoo. All seem to be fly by night, so take the profit when you can, and at some time expect problems. SaleHoo suppliers seem to be standard ones you can find on Chinese promotional sites, so not sure if any protection is afforded there.

If you do drop ship in the states would be interested in the tax implications.

Bottom line on dropshipping is that margins are always slim as you don't take the risk on inventory. If you want to improve the margins you have to buy stock.

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simon
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6 Jun 06 04:27:53 am
If you have the money to make a investiment, why dropship.. as you need to be responsible for two parties, your buyer and your dropshipper.

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white-pole
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6 Jun 06 11:24:30 am
Hi,

tumtum1 maybe I can help you out... I am a supplier for branded items. I see your problem for shipment fee.

Good news for you,

Minimum order qty 15 items for free shipping, 11-14 items subject to extra $50 shipping charge
5-10 items subject to $30 extra shipping charge, 1-4 items subject to $20 extra charge For all country....!!!

isn't it great??? if you interested... contact me personaly

Thank you

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tumtum1
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1 Jul 06 08:50:38 am
yep ur right Simon. Its been a while since Ive visited Salehoo. just had my first baby... yey!!! and in between began some dropshipping and the profit margins are VERY slim. will be looking at holding stock.

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white-pole
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1 Jul 06 02:00:14 pm
heu tumtum1 congratulation ....!!!

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