Advise on Dropshipping to Norway

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helene.moerk
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10 Apr 16 02:34:09 pm
Hello!

Im all new at this, although I have been through some suppliers at Salehoo looking for tips on where to start. I think that dropshipping would be best for me, because I dont want the hassle of keeping stock. I also whish to have something to do that earns me some money while I'm a stay-at-home-mom this year.

Most suppliers that offers dropshipping do not send to Norway, and if they do, its at crayzy high shipping rates. In addision to our tax-rules in Norway, I dont think it would be profitable to send to Norway. Maybe I'm wrong, is anyone dropshipping to Norway on this forum?

My ultimate dream is my own website, but its too much to start with straight away I think. So I thought I would start with eBay. Is is possible for me to use suppliers in the UK and sell them on eBay? I figured this might not be so complicated to start with - but again - I might be wrong?

I dont know what I want to sell either, but figured I should start with something on eBays top list items? Advise on this would be great too:)

I would be so grateful for any tips you could give me - especially if you have any experience in dropshipping to Norway!

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fudjj
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10 Apr 16 09:40:18 pm
Hi Helene and welcome to the forum,

A few points there I will cover for you

I think having your own website should most definitely be the ultimate goal, but you have to crawl before you can run and it's that that easy to create your own successful website straight away. So yes, I think eBay would be a solid place to start, Now I notice that you are making a rookie mistake straight away in wanting to know the top selling items on eBay.

Dropshipping offers some benefits, but a competitive price isn't one of them. When you are selling in the top markets on eBay, then you are competing against some BIG sellers and big sellers have BIG resources. So you can be up against sellers buying in super large wholesale volume, ensuring they are getting the best possible purchase price, and then they are selling on a very tight margin and relying on turnover for profit.

So straight away, as a dropshipper you are going to be seriously out gunned and find it next to impossible to compete.

I see a lot of rookies who start off dropshipping make the mistake of thinking they are competing against other dropshippers. Well, truth be told, yes, they are, but other dropshippers aren't the biggest threat. They are the big time wholesale sellers with all the resources behind them and a dropshipping just can't run with them 99% of the time, certainly not on a product to product basis.

For dropshipping on eBay, we always suggest the smaller markets, Markets where sales are much slower, so not a high turnover in sales, but those markets typically aren't saturated with big cashed up sellers, so it's more of a dropship marketplace and one that gives dropshippers a decent chance.

In regards to what suppliers you can use on eBay, you can use any dropship supplier to sell on eBay. What you need to focus on is where you can actually sell to, and that is only limited by where your supplier's ships to. If they ship world wide, then you can sell world wide and so on, you don't have to limit yourself to Norway alone.

Cheers .


Mark (fudjj)

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