What type of online shop website is the best?

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e-compusys
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17 Sep 08 09:05:22 pm
In search to own an online shop, I came across a wholesale/dropshipping company that wants to offer me preloaded online shop that will enable me add my own products from other sources if I want to, change prices, remove or add items etc. Have full and technical customer support for the site checking in /out with almost 300,000 products to sell for a one time fee.

Please advise me If I should proceed or not

Yours,
Tayelolu Akinnifesi

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zenya173
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18 Sep 08 07:14:58 am
Thats the kind of thing i would be looking for! Depending on what the fees are. And the quality of merchandise. Good luck!

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thepro888
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20 Sep 08 02:40:02 am
it definately looks like another cookie cutter system they sell to make profits off of. I would look elsewhere as these types of companies exist in all forms everywhere

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20 Sep 08 03:45:51 am
NO DO NOT FALL FOR IT I see that you are new and maybe you have not read the 100s of post on here from people who have fell for the exact same thing but it does not work and I know if you were like me when I first got into dropshipping I was looking for the cheapest method but you will end up being out hundreds of dollars and make no profit what so ever I would bet anything on it and if someone says any different they are either lying or an affiliate READ THESE FORUMS atleast once a month some poor soul comes along wondering why he has not sold a product and guess what it is from the same place if it was that easy everyone would be doing it what people do not understand especially new people is that it just does not work that away. Do what you want it is your money PM me and I can tell you a better way.

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21 Sep 08 11:00:15 pm
Before you waste your money on a preloaded store I would like to tell all of you a little story, I have been a member of dropship design for 2 years and and have listed many products but have sold NONE!!! I think this site is a scam site why because when you join thier 200.00 plan you still have to pay 99.00/yearf or telephone customer support which is crazy.they also charge you for just about everthing so they make money on all the side products they sell. my store was no1 on google for a week and I still did not sell anything Now dropshipdesign.com is charging you 49.00 if you want to get an 5% discount on some products in your store that you already paid 200.00 for.They also charge you 99.00 for data feed service which should also be free .I highly recommend to all that do not join a preloades store with dropship design to stay away from them because if you add up the price for all of thier services it could well add up to 700.00 or more and you may still not sell anything . One last note they also have acces to your email so they can steal your customers also they charge 49.99 pert year for renewal. And finally they just added a pay later feature and you have to pay 49.99 for that feature too and it is only good on orders over 50.00 Stay away fro these scam artist!!!

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21 Sep 08 11:17:01 pm
Yep, some really good solid advice being handed out here by members in my opinion certainly.

These preloaded garbage sites pray on people who are too lazy to do their own research and development. I know it all sounds great, gee....I pay them some cash and all of a sudden they give me a key to as shop filled with treasure...how easy is that!

Well, it is easy...for them. They take your cash and leave you trying to sell products with either no, or extremely little margin. Some even then use your shop to promote their business and sell more to unsuspecting people. I've heard people say well that doesn't make sense because if their products aren't selling then they're not making money.

Do the maths, they don't give a damn if you sell anything, in fact I would imagine it be somewhat amusing to them if anyone does manage to sell something to some poor sucker. They have already made their money with your set-up fee, and then most continue to screw the unfortunate few that try and persist with ongoing fees.

The shops are designed for nothing more than to help themselves to your cash, and in my opinion they are definitely a scam. Strangely enough, as with most scams they attract those who are looking for the cheap and easy way out, and while that attitude exists, scams will continue to flourish.


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23 Sep 08 02:14:38 am
Simply give your money to a charity, you'll feel better and your money will do some good.
Or
if you're really determined to get nothing for your money, send it to me. I won't give you anything but at least I'm telling you the truth.
'there's another one born every minute'

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23 Sep 08 05:02:18 am
I just love the above answer! LMAO Good one geoff 8485


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24 Sep 08 06:46:00 pm
I thought I would give my 2 cents....

These preloaded sites are a joke - and a rip-off. I agree with geoff 8485. Seller have virtually no control of the details. They are at the mercy of the Site Owners.

I have a friend that fell for it. I took a look at the site. I was appalled at the quality of the items and the shipping detials for each item. Very few items are sent economically.

This puts the seller at a extreme disadvantage. For example, say a customer wants to buy a pet comb. It only costs about 2.99. They are excited and proceed to the checkout. Keep in mind the item only weighs about 6 ounces.

That is when the buyer is shocked to find that it will be shipped by UPS (the seller has no choice in the matter) for a whopping $9.99.

There is no real way to make tangible money, and the seller is stuck with some real 'buyers remorse'.

Steer Clear!!!!

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jaberwalk
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1 Sep 09 10:08:47 pm
Another preloaded store to stay away from is getestore.comthey are another scam store

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1 Sep 09 10:55:47 pm
Hi jaberwalk,

Thanks for sharing that with everyone. I'm sure that site will be crossed off their list.

Cheers :)


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2 Sep 09 01:20:14 am
Listen to the people on here. I once saw the same opportunity as you. Dollar signs danced across my eyes. I asked Salehoo about these factory style money pits. Every person who answered said the same as your responses.

The advice saved me hundreds of dollars. Instead I just opened on Bonanzle.
My first sale happened this last weekend. It happened only after I upgraded to Plus Membership where Bonanzle charges me $10.00 a month.

This is what is beginning to work for me. Maybe it can start to work for you.

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22 Sep 09 03:15:28 pm
Here's my suggestion:

Before you go and spend a few hundred dollars go to ecrater.com & get a free store, advertise & experiment with listing, when your happy with this idea, than go professional with your own site. The ecrater site is free & if it fails you lost nothing.

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25 Nov 09 01:48:49 am
Hey I read your post and am intrigued. I just got my membership today and havent been able to go thru all the threads.. but what's your better way??

NO DO NOT FALL FOR IT I see that you are new and maybe you have not read the 100s of post on here from people who have fell for the exact same thing but it does not work and I know if you were like me when I first got into dropshipping I was looking for the cheapest method but you will end up being out hundreds of dollars and make no profit what so ever I would bet anything on it and if someone says any different they are either lying or an affiliate READ THESE FORUMS atleast once a month some poor soul comes along wondering why he has not sold a product and guess what it is from the same place if it was that easy everyone would be doing it what people do not understand especially new people is that it just does not work that away. Do what you want it is your money PM me and I can tell you a better way.

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20 Jul 13 08:55:26 pm
Hi all, I wanted to say Thanks to all the people on here for their advice and experience regarding these 'pre-loaded' sites. I see that overwhelmingly, people are against them and think they are not good. I respect that. But I would like to delve into it a little more, and get to the root of the problem.

A little more about myself first, I had a website business in my spare time a couple years ago. In a way, it was one of these 'cookie-cutter' sites (but not a pre-loaded one). I spent alot of hourse loading products, descriptions,photos,etc, and it was very time consuming. I only sold a handful of products a month, and after 6 months grew tired of all the work (and also my resellers running out of products that I sold).

First off, I think a big part of the problem was that I was not skilled or versed in the pros and positives regarding search engine optimization. With no real way to get traffic,I still managed to get some buyers. But again, all in all,it was time consuming and with a full time job,a new baby, etc,I had to give it up.

Flash forward to now. I have decided to take another shot on selling on the net. But, this time around, I do NOT have the time needed to do all the work myself,and am seriously considering a pre-loaded store. Based on what I have read from people here, what I hear over and over again is, the sites dont work, you dont sell anything, the profit margin is too low,etc,etc. This is where I would like to examine these things closer, and see why they dont work:

* "you dont sell anything". The people that did not sell anything, did they properly market it with strong search engine optimzation,backlinks,blogs,etc,etc? Just because you put up a site. does not mean people will find it without marketing and SEO tools

* "the profit margins are not high". I can only speak for myself, but one of the rseller accounts I had DID HAVE a very good profit margin. The killer was, not being able to keep live updates of stock,inventory,etc I would sell something,only to find out they were out of stock (which is why I have interest in pre-loaded sites"

I dont have enough computer skills,and tech skills to know if this is true or not, but what I have heard is that these 'cookie cutter' sites get unfavorable standings in google search engines,etc. Part of this is especially true if the name of your domain includes 'MYSHOPKART' or 'DEPOTNET', etc. If I understand correctly, using your own domain name can eliminate some of the negatives that adversely effect your search engine results. Strong SEO campaigns, backlinks,advertising,blogging,etc can also get your name out there, and give you a presence on the net. In addition, selling 'niche' products may be better than selling stuff that a million other people are selling as there is less competition.

I intend to invest in one of these cookiecutter sites (depotnet most likely),and give it 6 months to see what it does. The costs involved in the site itself thru them is about $70 a month. In 6 months,I will have spent about $420 thru them(not counting any other SEO optimization,ads,etc). I will NOT be making my living from this venture, and merely would like to turn a profit every month of a few hundred bucks when the dust settles. I do not have the time needed to do my own site setup,load my own products, check inventories,etc,. I need a site like this that does the work for me, and keeps proper inventories, etc. I have the time to check for orders everyday,and process any that come along.

If my sole purpose is to earn a few hundred dollars in profit a month,and eliminate the time and work involved to do it all on my own, does anybody think that my assesments above may be true or correct for the most part? Why or why not?

Can a strong marketing campaign and SEO tools generate enough traffic to my site to overcome some of the negatives of these 'cookie cutter sites'? Again, I only want to turn a profit of $300-$500 a month, and I know that one of the product suppliers on DEPOTNET, is one that I was a reseller with,and the profit margins were pretty strong.

Again, I know that overwhelmingly, people here do not favor or support the pre-loaded site system,but since i am not trying to make a full living from it, maybe somebody like myself could benefit from it more. I am open to hearing input and ideas from the bright people here. Thanks in advance

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22 Jul 13 02:49:34 am
Hello bargainpirates,

It's not that we are completely against turnkey sites, it's just that you have absolutely no way of distinguishing yourself from the hundreds of other sellers using the same tool to sell the same products!

If your titles are the same, your pictures are the same, your description is the same, the shipping and service is the same – what is your competitive advantage? Where is your unique selling point? You might get a couple of sales if you are lucky, but it’s not a workable model for building an ongoing profitable venture.

So it might be a good idea to edit your listings a bit to make it a bit different from other resellers using the same source. Also to help you drive traffic to your store or listing, please check out this Link hidden: Login to view.

All the best!


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