Starting off dropshipping

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stalyon357
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18 Feb 07 10:32:51 pm
i do not have a lot of money to start off with but i have a couple of questions?

1. what other then electronics will sell on ebay?
2. is there any dropshipping company thats good that doesnt charge a fee?
3.i have no clue what i can get started with on ebay can anyone who have been somewhat successful give me any ideas, and what wholesale place they use?
4. is ezdropship.com a good company to use? everyone else is charging a fee

i heard the chinese warehouses are too risky so i dnt even want to deal with them? i just need some ideas cause most the sites that are reccommened by salehoo i see in the forums are ripping people so i don't even know what to trust so can anyone give a new comer some advice?

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18 Feb 07 11:02:29 pm
Yes, Link hidden: Login to view is great. They don't charge a membership fee, but they do charge a dropship fee of a couple dollars for items you sell on top of shipping. I just started using them and have already sold a couple items.


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18 Feb 07 11:08:16 pm
is great. They don't charge a membership fee, but they do charge a dropship fee of a couple dollars for items you sell on top of shipping. I just started using them and have already sold a couple items.


yeah so whats the best products to promote from it though?

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18 Feb 07 11:48:13 pm
That's what you have to figure out. You'll have to research their products with what's selling on ebay and find what looks the best.


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19 Feb 07 12:01:46 am
That's what you have to figure out. You'll have to research their products with what's selling on ebay and find what looks the best.


oh okay thank you i appreciate the help so what other websits are good to start with ?

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19 Feb 07 02:42:45 am
yeah i look at the list but thers not that much to choose from but every other drop ship is charging a fee

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19 Feb 07 03:54:30 am
*******Some posts have been Deleted OFF TOPIC*****

As they have moved attention away from original posters questions.

Please keep this post on topic thanks


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19 Feb 07 03:58:14 am
yeah it did get a little bit off topic lol can someone plese anser the ques a little better i know mk ask for bout 55 dollars to sign up is there anydrop shipping service that good and less or is mk the best bet

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19 Feb 07 03:58:44 am
Sorry Jimmy


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19 Feb 07 04:29:02 am
Q: 1. what other then electronics will sell on ebay?

A: Almost anything you can think of. Electronics will alway be popular but most have the same profit margins as smaller value items. Many people sell the things they are most interested in. And it turns out to be more profitable to them then selling items they know little about. There is one seller that I know who sells anything related to rubber ducks. She currently supplies 85% of all items sold on ebay related to rubber ducks. And make a very profitable income for her family.

You in the end must decide what you want to sell. And you must spend the time to research the average selling prices on ebay to the cost you can aquire the same items from wholesalers or specialized manufactures.


Q: 2. is there any dropshipping company thats good that doesnt
charge a fee?

A: Most of the Dropshippers that advertize themselves on the internet have only one plan in mind. Selling thier wares to wanna be online sellers that have no clue how to find products themselves. And they prey on anyone that finds thier website.
The fees they charge is just a way to bump more money out of the poor souls that sign up with them to make money. Some actually do make money but most try to sell very expensive items and eventually get ripped apart from the hidden fees that most new sellers dont know about. EG ebay fees and paypal fees associated with selling and money transactions.

Q: 3. I have no clue what i can get started with on ebay can anyone who have been somewhat successful give me any ideas, and what wholesale place they use?

A: I dont currently use any dropshippers as they are all garbage in my mind. I buy in bulk . One of my favorite sites is Link hidden: Login to view I buy alot of clothing lots to sell on ebay and ubid mostly the rest I sell in yard sales for quick cash. You can buy huge clothing lots for 10% of thier retail value. I also sell Movies ,womens lingerie, and some fitness products and accessories.


Q: 4. is ezdropship.com a good company to use? everyone else is charging a fee.

A: They are ok to begin with but the best thing is to buy in bulk. And resell for maximum profits.

Hope this helps im sure a few other members can give you thier 2 cents.


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19 Feb 07 05:48:59 pm
I buy alot of clothing lots to sell on ebay and ubid mostly the rest I sell in yard sales for quick cash. You can buy huge clothing lots for 10% of thier retail value. I also sell Movies ,womens lingerie, and some fitness products and accessories.


Q: 4. is ezdropship.com a good company to use? everyone else is charging a fee.

A: They are ok to begin with but the best thing is to buy in bulk. And resell for maximum profits.

Hope this helps im sure a few other members can give you thier 2 cents.



that was very helpful advice i appreciate it a lot

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23 Feb 07 03:31:19 am
I started out using a dropshipper on ebay and then noticed that others were selling it at a cheaper price than I could buy it for. Then after doing more research I found the same items quite a bit cheaper. A lot of times after you find a manufacturer and establish yourself with him he will drop ship for you. I work for a powerseller thats been in business for 7 years and all of her more expensive items are dropshipped direct from the manufacturer. Good luck finding items to sell!! I am still trying to find my exact niche

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23 Feb 07 03:35:53 pm
I started out using a dropshipper on ebay and then noticed that others were selling it at a cheaper price than I could buy it for. Then after doing more research I found the same items quite a bit cheaper. A lot of times after you find a manufacturer and establish yourself with him he will drop ship for you. I work for a powerseller thats been in business for 7 years and all of her more expensive items are dropshipped direct from the manufacturer. Good luck finding items to sell!! I am still trying to find my exact niche



i ordered some race cars started off small but wherei messed up at was i didnt know i won the auction so i bidded again on the same thing diff auction. come to find out that i won two auctions . i only payed for one they tellng me either i pay or i have to pay 200 to void it so that sucks but i guess you live and you learn

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18 Mar 07 12:50:47 am
To help you find what is selling on ebay go to ebay pulse. It shows the most searched for items and the most sold items. It will give you a good idea of what the current market is.
When you have made some money or if you have 25 - 39 dollars to invest now go to Link hidden: Login to view they have a link to a site that tells you everything about your choosen market including competitors pricing and when is the best time to list a product. This research is extremely important in making your business a success. This site takes hours of research out of the equation.
Goodluck
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18 Mar 07 10:40:37 pm
Hi,
I have the same problem, most of the websites charge a extra fee. and also. The suppliers that I found are good but ebay is cheaper, so how do we make a profit?

thanks,

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19 Mar 07 07:24:36 pm
Hi,
I have the same problem, most of the websites charge a extra fee. and also. The suppliers that I found are good but ebay is cheaper, so how do we make a profit?

thanks,


yeah everyone says best way to sell for wholesale on ebay is by getting involved in liquidation but thats difficult if ur just starting and only working with a few dollars so im just trying work on feedback and stuff right now and then u can build a little store right now with Link hidden: Login to view and try get people to go to your store thats been pretty difficult also but im not giving up

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