Something I have noticed that I want to point out.
People seem to think they can just copy and paste items from companies like Megagoods or doba and *POOF* instant profit. You have to remember you are *SELLING* to people. I have seen some things that get sold on EBay where they customer pays close to retail, and in some cases above retail simply because the auction had a Terrific ad.
Consumers are More than willing to pay relativley high prices for items they could just go buy retail. The key isnt just have a good supplier with low prices, but also making the customer Believe that they *MUST* buy from you. Sure, they could buy the Exact same item for a lower price, but what do you have that makes the consumer buy from you at a little higher price. Is it a refund policy? High Feedback? Personable ads?
Remember you are selling to people and for some, shopping is an emotional thing. Tap into this!
Dropshipping and selling online (Esp Ebay) isn't easy, but if you invest time deveoping a selling strategy and making yourself different from the competition you will see there ARE profits to b made from companies.
Just a note: I have been selling on EBay for about the past 6 month and have *only* profited about 1,000. To some that may be a lot, and to others that could be the tip of the iceberg. I too struggle to find reliable suppliers, but selling is a *LERANING* process, trial and error.
So if you cant find a new supplier with lower prices try thinking 'What can I control or do to make people confident in buying from me' and 'what can I offer that my competitors aren't offering?'
Im sure many of you have already heard this, but if this clicks with just 1 person, well then, you're Welcome! LOL
Thanks for reading!