New to drop shipping - need help

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9 Sep 10 10:31:03 am

I'm completely new to this and a little confused as to how it works when I want a product from a producer. I'm using eBay as my 'store', but I don't know what my first step should be..

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9 Sep 10 10:55:45 pm
Hi iKaroline,

Glad to see you here!

Wholesale dropshipping is a very popular form of product sourcing because it allows you to pay only for the items that you sell.

It works like this: You find a dropshipper and set up an account. Different dropshippers have different setups but usually you can choose to credit your account, or, you can simply leave it empty and pay for each item as you sell it. Once you've created an account, all you need to do is grab the dropshipper's provided photos and product descriptions for the items you wish to sell and list them on eBay or your website.

After you make a sale and receive payment, log into your dropshipper account, select the product you have just sold and take it through the checkout and pay for it. Enter the buyer's shipping details, and the dropshipper will package it up and post it.

Basically, the big advantage of dropshipping is that the dropshipper takes all the responsibility for handling and managing stock, saving you a heck of a lot of time!

Do not hesitate to let us know if you have any further questions.

Cheers! :)

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9 Sep 10 11:44:48 pm
Hi and Welcome iKaroline! What a lovely picture :)

I would also like to suggest downloading your copy of SaleHoo's "Dropshipping Handbook 2010" - which includes the pluses and pitfalls of dropshipping, how to boost your dropshipping sales and avoid those pitfalls altogether and SaleHoo's recommended dropshippers. To download your copy please go to this link: (Its the first one on the page)

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Also, to help you a bit with selling on eBay, please do visit our section on eBay Selling, Link hidden: Login to view - You'll find beginners guides, selling tips and our newly added guide on Free Ways to Find Out What Sells on eBay (Part 1)

If you need help or have questions, please feel free to contact us at or post it here on the forum and we'll be sure to help!

All the best :)


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24 Nov 10 10:34:20 pm
Hi iKaroline,

Here are a few posts you might also be interested in reading -

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All the best!

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