Dropshipping on Ebay

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13 Dec 08 09:44:31 pm
What happens if you want to sell something from a drop shipper on eBay and the price on eBay doesn't get up to the amount needed to buy the product from the drop shipper?

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13 Dec 08 11:01:09 pm
You can take a loss and not relist, or you can continue to relist!


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14 Dec 08 12:27:30 am
Set a buy it now price maybe...

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14 Dec 08 02:44:51 am
Set a buy it now price maybe...


Ooops, sorry, I was actually assuming you meant no one had bought it at the Buy It Now price.

Sorry, Sunday morning and the brain has Sundays off : )

Yikes, if you aren't listing dropship items without some sort of security, as bevsey has suggested, you have an excellent chance of losing money....almost guaranteed I would say!

You have to be at least setting the starting bid at a figure that covers your cost to be safe, even if you don't factor in a profit.


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14 Dec 08 06:26:42 am
Or if its a cheap enough item you can up your shipping to cover you.

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14 Dec 08 11:57:49 pm
I'm not 100% sure I am right but I assumed by:

'the price on eBay doesn't get up to the amount needed to buy the product'

If it is just letting an auction run then not the best of ideas, you could set a reserve which costs a small fortune and be prepared to pay for a lot of fees...

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18 Dec 08 02:37:25 pm
Ciao,
I'm ususally get my items in 'buy it now' with the full price + 'make a bid' and i'm sure to make money; it isn't good to up shipping cost too.
Excuse for my italenglish.

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19 Dec 08 01:27:00 am
i need to find a good dropshipper to make money can you help thanks

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23 Jan 09 10:25:19 pm
Uh, let me just say to you I haven't dealt all that much with eBay for a long time.

And I wouldn't bother at all with what you are suggesting. eBay to me has definitely worn its welcome and become more of a scam, than a worthy habit.

Even to a veteran like me who knows how to pull in the real niches from eBay that do the job, it's really more like a scam and I hardly ever use them anymore as almost assuredly half the cost goes into listing fees anyway.


For dropshipping? You are not going to make any profit on eBay, I guarantee it. Too much focus put on the listing fees and well, that does not leave much of anything for the seller at the end line.


For any actual dropshipping I will tell you something quite the opposite, for that you want to go with Amazon.com or Godaddy marketplace. And make sure you have it fed through your own website, so you can track all the traffic and unload all the buyers to your site STORE, and not to their site.

Then any dropshipping you do is pretty much automatic, find your product and ship it, NO listing fees ever included whatsoever. Just per transaction fees. And the same is true for iOffer.com which is becoming quite popular. That is where, and how I would ever do dropshipping businesses.

If you want that, use those services and even clickbank to generate an income. Forget eBay and get off the addiction. And only use eBay for vintage niche items, original auction items like they are meant for because otherwise you're looking at over 10% of the cost going into listing fees. And you will not make a dime, literally.

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29 Jan 09 05:12:51 am
Uh, let me just say to you I haven't dealt all that much with eBay for a long time.

And I wouldn't bother at all with what you are suggesting. eBay to me has definitely worn its welcome and become more of a scam, than a worthy habit.

Even to a veteran like me who knows how to pull in the real niches from eBay that do the job, it's really more like a scam and I hardly ever use them anymore as almost assuredly half the cost goes into listing fees anyway.


For dropshipping? You are not going to make any profit on eBay, I guarantee it. Too much focus put on the listing fees and well, that does not leave much of anything for the seller at the end line.


For any actual dropshipping I will tell you something quite the opposite, for that you want to go with Amazon.com or Godaddy marketplace. And make sure you have it fed through your own website, so you can track all the traffic and unload all the buyers to your site STORE, and not to their site.

Then any dropshipping you do is pretty much automatic, find your product and ship it, NO listing fees ever included whatsoever. Just per transaction fees. And the same is true for iOffer.com which is becoming quite popular. That is where, and how I would ever do dropshipping businesses.

If you want that, use those services and even clickbank to generate an income. Forget eBay and get off the addiction. And only use eBay for vintage niche items, original auction items like they are meant for because otherwise you're looking at over 10% of the cost going into listing fees. And you will not make a dime, literally.


Your a breath of fresh air. I like seeing people/experienced people using other venues and succeeding.

Yes, eBay is a tough go. And they are just killing themselves with the steep curve.

I was having some rather good success dropshipping on eBay, but the FB/DSR system is killing me.

Buyers don't realize that even a 4 out of 5 drops the score.

I am looking at several other venues like Amazon,e-crater,bonzangle and my own website which I will be putting together this month.

Thanks for your input. Hope to see more of you around here as you have been away.

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30 Jan 09 03:40:18 am
Yes no problem. It may not seem like alot but I normally make $30, $15 profit per item directly ON Amazon even Craigslist when it is coming right through my store.

And on iOffer for that matter & on Godaddy Marketplace.


But eBay, I don't think so. My profit margins aren't that high there at all, but when I do find a proper niche I pull out the most I can get off eBay without ever paying their outrageous prices for listing fee extras.

eBay isn't good for dropshipping at all IMO, for that look at the other.

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