I just signed up for Salehoo, and I'm not sure I'm using this site correctly. When I joined (after doing my research) I was under the impression that by joining, members would have access to wholesale and discount suppliers - and there always seemed to be an implied exclusivity in the suppliers.
I was under the impression that I would have access to sources that only people using dropshipping and wholesale sites like this would have access to...but it seems like every company I go to will sell to the general public, and that means I cannot find any products to source.
I understand that part of the membership is that the websites listed are "trusted" sites, but a lot of the reviews for places claims they are scams. Plus, sometimes the information listed in the source's information is incorrect. (Like stating they offer dropshipping and they don't, no minimum requirements and then there are, etc...)
So, maybe I'm using the site wrong. I cannot afford to buy bulk yet, so I wanted to start out by dropshipping. I know the margin is low, but I figured that if I made 1-3 dollars on every item I sold, I'd build up my customer base and learn the ropes before plonking a ton of money down.
But, I cannot find any item on any of the dropship sites that can be resold on ebay or Amazon for any kind of profit - they would all be losses.
I'm not picky on what I sell...I thought maybe crafts or gift-type things would sell but Joe Public has access to the same site I do, so why would someone pay my ebay fees and 1-3 dollar profit when he can Google the item and get it for less?
Is there something I'm missing? I've read the literature on how to sell on ebay, but it seems to me like the literature might need updating in the dropshipping category...because it does not seem like dropshipping will work at all with ebay.
I'm not expecting millions - but I don't want to take a huge loss, either.
To be frank, is there any reason to be a member if I use dropshipping only?