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New Seller/ Retailer - Dropshipping Advise Needed


agonnipdragon
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I found a couple of dropshippers to sell from. I have an account in eBay and I tried to sell from there but other people are selling the item at a lower price with free shipping, I've looked at other items I want to sell but the same result, lower price and free shipping. How can I compete with other sellers and make profit?


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It's not an uncommon problem that people run into on sites like eBay. The problem is, you're not just just trying to compete with other drop-shippers on eBay, but you're also trying to compete against wholesale buyers and even wholesale's selling direct, so as a drop-shipper, you're always going to be out-gunned going up against the later two.

There is also the problem of other sellers using eBay as a sales funnel trying to direct traffic to their own site, so you can run up against loss-leaders. In other words, products being sold at either cost or below cost as a marketing technique by the sellers.

When you're using a platform like eBay to drop-ship, you need to concentrate on the slower selling items. Those items typically have the least amount of competition and large wholesale buyers, as well as wholesaler's themselves tend to not focus on so much, making it it a far more even playing field for small drop-ship sellers.


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richardyeager99
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so in other words a bulk supply or like liquidation is best correct ?


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Hi , Im a newbie I have an eBay account sold a couple of things in the past but I want to start dropshipping on ebay .
Can anyone give me some help to get start?

Gregory


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richardyeager99 wrote:so in other words a bulk supply or like liquidation is best correct ?


Hi Richard, sorry for the late response.

Yes, bulk purchasing is always going to get you the best price and then that can give you a competitive chance. Of course then it comes down to how much bulk you are buying, for example if you purchase X amount for Y dollars and someone buys more for less per unit, then of course they still have a competitive edge over you given you are both selling the same product in the same marketplace of course.

I hope that makes sense lol


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lockettalan526 wrote:Hi , Im a newbie I have an eBay account sold a couple of things in the past but I want to start dropshipping on ebay .
Can anyone give me some help to get start?

Gregory


Hi Gregory, sorry for the late reply.

What sort of level are you at, a complete beginner or do you have some experience in this field?


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Im also looking to start dropshipping on ebay and am looking for some advice to get started, i am completely new to it. I am in uk and ideally it would be great to use suppliers in the uk to avoid long shipping times


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Hi Benjamin, welcome to the forum,

You can search through the directory by using the filters to narrow down your options. Select "Europe" from the Region Filter, you'll find all of our UK listed suppliers within that category. If you don't find what you're looking for you can email Link hidden: Login to view with details of what you want and support will do their best to provide you with some supplier leads for you to follow up with.

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