Looking for some help with drop shipping

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erichebert8
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6 Jun 14 11:10:34 pm
I am fairly new at drop shipping but am convinced that I can be successful at it. Is there anyone out there in the central Maine area that I may contact to get some advice. Thank you.

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6 Jun 14 11:12:39 pm
No idea about the Central Maine area, but I'm happy to help if I can :)


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9 Jun 14 10:35:25 am
My first question is I have learned that when have a retail certificate (as I do) you should call a perspective supplier to create an account. What is the advantage of doing that as apposed to setting up an account from there website?

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9 Jun 14 11:20:24 pm
I think you might mean a Reseller's Certificate. Some suppliers may require you have that certificate to have an account, some won't. So it's not really important if you call them or sign up online, it's just if the supplier actually requires one for you to open an account or not.


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10 Jun 14 03:44:31 pm
How do I know if I am getting wholesale prices if I set up an account online. By the way, thank you for your time.

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11 Jun 14 04:22:47 am
If we're talking wholesale, you should always speak to the supplier before opening any account. Wholesale prices are based on volume purchases, so you need to speak to the supplier about your requirements and then what their requirements are to see if they are a good match for you in regards to quantities and prices based on those quantities.

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11 Jun 14 10:39:18 pm
So drop shippers generally don't get better prices than the general public?

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12 Jun 14 04:44:32 am
Well wholesale gives you better prices because you are buying in volume. The more you buy, the better per unit price you get (up until a point of course) So when you are buying in bulk like that, the wholesaler can then get a better price form the manufacturer because they are selling more product and then the cheaper prices start to flow through the entire chain.

With dropshipping, you are buying just one product, so the opportunity to get volume discounts isn't there.

Both methods have their advantages and disadvantages, it's more a choice what best suits you.


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