How does dropshipping work?

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shitaye80
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30 Mar 11 10:13:10 am
hi salehoo i'am new user i do have ebay account please kindly to guide me how should i get started with dropshipping? For example, once i found a supplier and interest with selling their product do i just cut and paste all the relevant product information (usually on their web site) and paste it my own online store hopefully to get orders globally. once order confirmed from the buyer (in email) and payment made, then only i contact the supplier via email with the buyer information in order for them drop ship to the buyer? Is this how it usually works?need your help.thanx . tigist

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timelinegoods
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30 Mar 11 08:07:07 pm
Hi Shitaye and welcome to Salehoo. I, too am a new member and I must say that I love it and actually learned a lot.

OK, due to the fact that I do business with them, here's what I know about dropshippers:

1. Find a supplier, who are reputable and you are familiar with the products.
2. Open an account with them, most you may need a resellers' permit.
3. These suppliers allow you to copy and paste their products and descriptions.
4. Post them to your online store.
5. Your customers buys the items from you.
6. You then place the order with your supplier.
7. You pay the suppliers and then they ship the products to your customers.
8. Your suppliers will give you a tracking number for you and your customers.
9. When your customers receive their items, they will never know that it came from another source. The suppliers has your business information, to help you generate your business.

I'm pretty sure I may be missing some other points, but I hope this helps.

GOOD LUCK!

Regards,
Yvette

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richelle_salehoo
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30 Mar 11 10:45:14 pm
@Yvette: Thank you for helping out :) You shared a very simple set of steps that should help Shitaye and other members too!

@Shitaye80: Welcome to SaleHoo :) Yvette has given you a very simple outline of how dropshipping works. In case you haven't, do download your copy of our 'Dropshipping Handbook' in our guides section for more information on dropshipping, including the pros and cons. To download please go to Link hidden: Login to view

Also, here are additional guides to help you with dropshipping -

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shitaye80
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31 Mar 11 02:12:25 am
yvette thank you so much all the simple way u gave me it helps me a lot tank you again & god bless you. now i will jump on & start making money

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shitaye80
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31 Mar 11 02:17:35 am
Richelle thank you so much all the information you provide me .i will go through all the guidelines. thanx again.

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31 Mar 11 04:11:25 am
Richelle thank you so much all the information you provide me .i will go through all the guidelines. thanx again.


You're welcome, shitaye80 :) Glad to be of help.

If you need further assistance, don't hesitate to let us know.

All the best!


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31 Mar 11 07:48:52 pm
There is also a helpful blog post called How to Start a Drop Shipping Business (in 5 Easy Steps!) that I wrote a while back (still current information though!).

Here's the link:

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All the best!


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shitaye80
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1 Apr 11 01:48:06 pm
hi alice. thank you somuch very useful tips & lots of helpfull information are you given me . thank you.

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