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Buying from wholesaler, how to ship items to individual customers? Your advice needed.

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6 Mar 12 09:14:30 pm

So my only thought when I joined was that I was going to dropship. Now I am considering wholesale as it seems there is more profit in this. I have no idea where to began to ship items to customers? Do I have to join UPS , how do I get materials to pack? Just plain and simple how do I ship to my customers? The only thing I have ever shipped was a letter in the mail lol. Please help!

Thank you :)

Ps. If it matters I am from Canada


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7 Mar 12 03:48:58 am
Hi Kirsten,

Before deciding on a shipping courier it might be best to compare prices among the services available in your area, this way you are able to get the lowest rate yet offer reliable shipping to your customers.

Most shipping companies will provide free shipping/packaging materials and some will even help you pack your orders :) In case both options are not available you will need to buy your own packaging materials, we have a number of packaging suppliers in SaleHoo that may have what you need, like -

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I think our guides should help you decide on which shipping company to use as well as how you can start shipping orders to your customer -

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Hope this helps :) Please let us know how you get on!


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8 Mar 12 05:18:31 am
Also, if I may add, don't forget to check your local packing supply companies. If you live/work within a reasonable distance to one, you can pickup your supplies (and of course USPS delivers Priority boxes for free) and may even be able to establish a relationship with a company that could garner you cheaper rates and be a source of information/tips.

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