Wholesale & eBay Forum Drop Shippers & Drop Shipping Need advice on how to find reliable drop shippers

Need advice on how to find reliable drop shippers


gado
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23 Mar 10 09:35:05 pm
Hello, I would like to know what elements I would have to consider in order to identify the best and most reliable drop shippers? I've noticed that some of them give their address, telephone and email, but others give only a PO Box, or just an email. Is this a factor to be considered? Are there other factors I should consider?
I really appreciate some help in this respect.

Best regards,

Gado


satya
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23 Mar 10 10:59:03 pm
Hi Gado,

Here are some simple things you can do to protect yourself when dealing with any supplier (especially those found outside of SaleHoo).

1. Run a whois check on the supplier's website to verify when it was created (it is safest to deal with suppliers who have been online at least a couple of years), who owns the domain, and where the domain was registered (the country should MATCH the contact details on the supplier's website). We recommend using Link hidden: Login to view
whois.ch?ip=salehoo.com&cache=off (replace salehoo.com with the url of the supplier).

2. Search the SaleHoo forum for the supplier's website/company name and see what other members have to say.

3. Call the supplier's telephone numbers to ensure they are genuine.

4. Purchase a sample before bulk ordering to ensure that the item meets your expectations.

5. Watch out for sellers asking you to "safeguard" your purchase by sending your money transfer in the name of a friend or loved one, or by establishing a "test question". These actions will not protect you from a fraudulent seller.

6. Low prices do not necessarily mean fraud, but radically low prices should warrant a closer look. If a price seems to good to be true, it probably is. Ask the seller as many questions about the item's authenticity as you can before you go any further.

7. Always use safe payment methods (ie. credit cards) to purchase goods. These forms of payment are safe because they give you a comeback if something goes wrong. With these payment methods, you can usually have the transaction reversed fairly easily if necessary.

Below are a couple of posts about pre-qualifying suppliers that you might find helpful:

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All the best!


gado
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25 Mar 10 12:24:14 am
Thank you for all advices!

Best regards,

Gado


satya
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25 Mar 10 04:53:40 am
Anytime!

Please let us know if you have any further questions or concerns and we will be happy to help you out.

Cheers!


 

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