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New members: introduce yourself and gain a friend :)


born1
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Hello, I'm new to here, It seems everything here is very helpful. Will be learning.


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Hi Born1,

Welcome to the forum, nice to have you with us.


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Good Morning all!!

I'm new to salehoo just joined! Looking forwarding to thiis new venture I'm in with my ecommerce business!

Much success 2016
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Hi Dominique and welcome to the forum,

Nice to have you on-board :)


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Hi! I just joined SaleHoo and am looking forward to working with you long time!

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Hi Bap and welcome to the forum, nice to have you with us :)


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Hi all, I have just joined and trying to understand everything ...hope we all have a successful year :)


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Hi Rusha and welcome to the forum,

Just yell out if we can be of any help at any time :)


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Hi i am new here and i am still trying to set up a business. I have a few questions about the tax id. Where do i get it from and is it the same as the employer id you get from the IRS?

Will supploers share their wholesale price if i don't have an id yet?


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Hi Linda and welcome to the forum,

If you are going to be dealing with wholesalers, then you will definitely require a tax id. A lot of dropshippers also require this now, but there are still soem that do not and liquidators don't require either. So you do have options available if you don't have one and don't want to get one.

If you do decide you want to get a reseller''s license, this link will explain that further for you. This is of course assuming you are US based and wanting to purchase through US suppliers.

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imperialm797
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Good afternoon,
New member here. Excited about this new venture. Been doing the courses in the training center. Still unsure of where to start. Any tips, advise and hand holding would be GREATLY appreciated.


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Hi Monica and welcome to the forum, nice to have you with us :)

It's always hard to give really useful advice in general terms, simply because there are so many various aspects of a business like this to cover. Much easier to advise on more specific on areas of concern. I see that you've been learning through the training centre, so you will have a basic understanding, but you'll also find a heap of advice on various topics spread throughout the forum, which would also ne quite useful, so well worth spending some time reading back through some posts and keeping an eye on new ones as well.

If there is anything specific we can assist with, just give us a shout out and we'll be happy to help where ever we can :)


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scottandkaylene
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Hi Mark,
I've just joined salehoo..
The info on salehoo is fantastic!

I'm reading quite a bit regarding how to get started. I currently have a personal ebay account
running for several years like most people, simply selling the odd item that i want to get rid of.

I'm reading through the five step set up on how to get started drop shipping.

Just need a bit more direction if possible thanks?

1.Not sure if i need to realistically start a brand new ebay store for this, and either try to build it myself or use an available salehoo model. Or
just use my own current ebay personal membership as a platform to sell.

2. As i understand, being in Australia, I probably don't need to set up Tax ID and business Codes and numbers to trade at this stage Right?

3. Kind of struggling a bit on where to start and what would be the best option to kick off.

Could you point me in the right direction thanks.

regards,
Scott


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Hello all!

Question: Any recommendations of getting rid of the hefty shipping costs when dropshipping from some of these wholesalers?

TIA,
Danin
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Hi Tia,

Shipping costs are always a concern, especially international. About the only thing you can do is speak with the dropship supplier about all the shipping options available and see if they can provide you with a better option. Outside of that, perhaps look at smaller items, size and weight of an item is what hurts shipping price, so selling smaller and lighter items can net you cheap shipping options.

Sorry I can't be more help, but there isn't a silver bullet cure for shipping prices and it's only going to get worse as time goes on unfortunately.

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scottandkaylene wrote:Hi Mark,
I've just joined salehoo..
The info on salehoo is fantastic!

I'm reading quite a bit regarding how to get started. I currently have a personal ebay account
running for several years like most people, simply selling the odd item that i want to get rid of.

I'm reading through the five step set up on how to get started drop shipping.

Just need a bit more direction if possible thanks?

1.Not sure if i need to realistically start a brand new ebay store for this, and either try to build it myself or use an available salehoo model. Or
just use my own current ebay personal membership as a platform to sell.

2. As i understand, being in Australia, I probably don't need to set up Tax ID and business Codes and numbers to trade at this stage Right?

3. Kind of struggling a bit on where to start and what would be the best option to kick off.

Could you point me in the right direction thanks.

regards,
Scott


Hi Scott and welcome to the forum and thanks for the feedback, much appreciated.

Regarding a new ebay account, if you've got an already established account with some decent feeedback, I think it's smarter going with that. Yes, it might look a little mess with all the odd bits and pieces you've previously sold having no relation to your new image or stock profile, but I think the feedback benifit (given that it's good of course) is more than equal compenation for that.

What you might want to consider is possibly changing the accounts name to start building your branding from this point on.

Q2. To be complately legal you still need an ABN, but of course not everyone submits tax for things they sell on eBay. So that's really your call as to how you want to do that. From a suppliers aspect, you may find some suppliers that will erquire a tax id to open an account with, so that's where an ABN would serve you well.

In regards as to where to start, that's something I can't be much help with mate. That pretty much comes down to research, finding a product/s that have a market and then find suppliers that will give you the ability to exploit that market. So suppliers that can give you a competitive price and service to allow you to compete.

So that's essentially the biggest part of an online business, research is KING. Even after you find your product/s and your suppliers, you have to keep researching to make sure you stay ahead of your competition or at least are matching them. The moment one of them finds an opportunity to take you down, they'll do it so fat your head will spin and your sales will die.

So research is the only way you can remain competitive in this game.

Cheers


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scottandkaylene
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Thanks Mark
many thanks!

RE Point 2....Totally understand about ABN in Australia I actually have one.
To clarify, if im doing on line business drop shipping from suppliers outside Australia, would I
need to be set up with an American Tax ID, or relevant business number sales tax code..etc
especially if i find a supplier in America or China that sends products to different countries when i start getting orders
globally.

I think I'm rambling...Ha Ha! Does that make sense?

Cheers


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lol, makes perfect sense.

If an international supplier requires a tax id, just tell them where you are from and the ABN will be fine.


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scottandkaylene
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Understood,
thanks mark.


ruiti
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Hi I'm new here thanks for all the information to help me on my way.
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Hi Ruth, welcome to the forum and it's nice to have you with us. If you need any help, we're just a shout out away :)


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tu.waaka258
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Hi

Its good to see that I am not alone in this new venture. I am still working on getting my head around Dropshipping especially with the dropship suppliers. Some of the contact email is non-existence because I am trying to ask them if I can use their images to sell on my website.


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Hi Tu,

Can you clarify what you mean by, non existant?

Do you mean they are not replying to your emails or that they don't actually have an email address that is working?


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My name CARLIXTO CAPELLAN rep.dom chaplain, I am enrolled in salehoo to do business on the platform of eBay and Amazon, want to join the group to learn about the knowledge they have acquired through this plaform, it has had great acceptance worldwide. I want to know what to do when making an entry in the company of salehoo, which are the best drophipping to make contacts and what are the best products that can be sold on ebay and amazon, I am ready to acquire the necessary knowledge to start a business successful.

My affections to all !!!

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Hi Carlixto and welcome to the forum,

What sort of profducts are you looking for, do you have any preferences?


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Hello Everyone!
I'm a Newbie but have happily struggled through to the point of posting my first eBay listing. My supplier found from Salehoo has been very helpful. My problem: I am not very good on computers. The supplier has sent me en email with the items, in excel type format, the UPC's, the pictures (in .jpg) and bullet points. I am too computer illiterate to 1. transfer the images from my email to a file 2. take the file and be sure it fits eBay's specs for size then 3. post to my eBay account. Do you have any suggestions where I may find this information? I've searched YouTube, and generally Googled it. Lots of info but limited to programmer type hype. I have a new computer with Microsoft 10. Thanks for all you guys do.


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Hi Martha and welcome o the forum,

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Greetings to all the forum,

Greetings to all the forum,

Not have much time insrito in salehoo, and I need the support of members of this forum, in order to receive guidance in reference to find the best dropshipping to sell on eBay and Amazon, I received some advice but have not been very satisfactory to say to start publishing the first products in this sales platform, I hope that any member with extensive experience suggest me to do when a person is a beginner in this type of activity. I wanted to be as humble as possible, since when you want to learn the necessary support calls on others who already have the necessary experience.

My most sincere consideration to all !!

CARLIXTO CAPELLAN
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Hi Carlixto,

As you may appreciate, there are quite a few different aspects to e-commerce so it's very difficult to give pointed advice without responding to be very specific questions. Can you tell me what specifically you need assistance with so I can better target my advice for you.

Cheers


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Hi SaleHoo and everyone,

I am a newbie here and I am really enjoying my time scanning through the forum and learning so much with all the information here. It's like finding a treasure chest :)

Best of luck to us all! :)

Cheers,

Karen


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Nice to have you on board as part of the team Karen :)


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Hi All,

I am a newbie on salehoo, How can i get the best of amazon as i tried posting an item (already existing) rather than let it appear under new offers where i feel it may not be seen.

Isn't the approach( sell yours approach) a challenge, I feel buyers would prefer to buy from a seller who has his/hers ware displayed already rather than clicking on new offers.

How do i get the best of salehoo to excel selling on ebay and amazon. Most suppliers are already on amazon and that itself is a challenge.


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Hi Sam and welcome to the forum,

In regards to Amazon, Sorry, but I have never been an Amazon seller and am a very long way from being an expert on their platform. So hopefully those with far more Amazon experience may be able to give you some advice on that.

In regards to how you get the best out of SaleHoo. We're a lot more than just a supplier directory, so if you're a new seller to the market you will find a wealth of information throughout the forum, as well as in out education section also.

In regards to selling, if you are finding that the competition is too stiff for you, then I would suggest reading this post and seeing if you can see any advantage in using the strategy outlined.

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