Need advice on drop shipping dog products into the UK

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6 Feb 10 06:06:35 pm
Hello all.I am new to the world of importing.Looking to sell dog products online and from shop/markets.Looking for products such as dog clothing,collars,hunting and racing equipments.Our biggest sales area is for dog and small animal burial and cremation products such as urns and coffins.We also sell dog treats such as baked products like birthday cakes etc. Would just like some advice about drop-shipping and what I can expect.Perhaps you or someone you know already works in this area.

Looking forward to any advice,


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Joined: 15 Jun 06
9 Feb 10 01:51:24 am
Hi Jax,

Our drop shipping Bonus PDF guide has a lot of information about what to do and what not to do when drop shipping generally.

As far as using an international drop shipper to send products to your customers in the UK goes, first you'll need to find a drop shipper willing to send products internationally. International shipping will also bump up the cost to your customer, so I would make sure you have explored all local avenues first.

Secondly, seeing you know pretty much exactly what products you'll be drop shipping, give Customs a call and ask them about the duties for importing single quantities of this product. Your customers may have to pay duties when they receive these items, so it's important you know what these duties are (at least approximately) and any other taxes that may be charged, so you can clearly state these in the listing description.

Hope that helps :)


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