Some Suppliers On Salehoo Shut Online Businesses Out.

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merchandisegenius
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20 Jan 10 06:55:55 pm
This is my 5th separate attempt to sign up for an account at a Salehoo approved dropshipper's site.

The words ' Membership Rejected' after submitting the form was followed by a site detailing the 'dropshippers' motives. Read it here...Link hidden: Login to view

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fudjj
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20 Jan 10 07:16:59 pm
Hi Bert, unfortunately not all suppliers will supply online sellers, and for the reasons that have outlined on their site. Because members use suppliers on SaleHoo to source products for various businesses, including bricks and mortar stores, not just for e-commerce, you will find suppliers like this in the directory.

If you have something specific in mind, you could request some supply leads from Link hidden: Login to view, and they will do their best to put something together for you where you can source for an online business.

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21 Jan 10 12:08:11 am
Hi Bert,

We understand your frustrations. Although we screen our suppliers we cannot impose on them as to what type of seller they should sell to. Also please note that supplier screening does not mean that we screen out suppliers that do not sell to online sellers. We screen these suppliers to ensure that they are safe to use like offer safe payment methods and are true wholesalers.

Please let us know what products you are interested in and we'll do our best to help you find suitable suppliers.

Cheers :)


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21 Jan 10 04:28:53 am
i know the feeling, i thought i was onto a killer product to make a killing of off, til i had that same problem of not having a brick & morter store. just keep it up you'll find something.

any ideas on faking a brick & morter store?

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21 Jan 10 06:54:26 am
What you need is a delivery address, depending on the size and the amount of stock, may something like the services a mail forwarding company offer could be a sneaky way in.

That plus a few dishonest answers at account sign up time of course, not that I would suggest that : )

Would be short lived if they were serious about protecting their policies, as someone would complain the moment their stock hit the online market. Would also have to be sure of what action would be taken against you for opening a false business account with them.


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21 Jan 10 07:16:22 am
ya i would be worried about the potential fraud, that might suck.

its been on the back of my mindfor a while that once i was making a steady stream of income i would rent out a little 500 sq ft. store front in 1 of the local half empty retail centers b/c i dont have the space to do anything here

if i did i could fake a store front, being an actual retail location shouldn't prove to difficult. i dont think they'd ever know i was selling there stuff on ebay.

but then again, theres that potential for fraud

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21 Jan 10 07:51:20 am
It is quite ironic actually!

On one hand we have suppliers who are happy to supply online business, then compete against them, causing a great deal of frustration.

On the other we have suppliers being faithful to their retailers and maintain a policy that in fact protects them and their products, and they still cause frustration lol.

I spend time on both sides of the fence, as a retailer and as a supplier, so I can see where both sides of the argument is coming from, but It's a mixed up crazy market lol, you have to wonder where the middle ground is sometimes.


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21 Jan 10 11:09:47 pm
Well little insider information

Scammers are posing as wanna be home workers selling on EBAY
and need suppliers to ship orders... Well they are nothing but people using stolen cards and paypal accounts to rob said merchant... Yes suppliers are telling people to pound sand......

How do you get past this hurdle...... Simple... Do Like I do..... I always buy 3 orders of said merchandise I wish to rep from the supplier and take delivery and establish a working relationship with an account rep at said firm..... Then by order 4 they know your ok and 99.95 will then let you in the door to dropshipping......

This is how it works. Been doing it 10 years all online!


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24 Jan 10 06:35:37 pm
Thank you all for your advice and concerns to the post I made to start this conversation.

One idea that is storming up in my head is that maybe, just maybe, the good people at Salehoo, during their screening process, should verify suppliers with the ability to work with online businesses. Thus, helping us along the way with weeding out who does and doesn't work with us on the Salehoo site.

That means no more guesswork or wasted time for us when filling out a reseller application providing us with more productivity time (and Profits). :)

Salehoo's competitor has this in place. But they are too expensive.

If we have this knowledge at our disposal at the Salehoo site, a lot of people would not be just happy...but incredibly thankful and ecstatic.

Thank you for letting me throw my idea out on the table. And having a genuine concern for our worries.
You rock Salehoo.

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24 Jan 10 08:32:34 pm
You can throw whatever you like on the table at any time bert, I think, just so long as it's fresh : )

I like your idea very much actually, as I', sure most will. There are some new mods on the way for the directory, not sure if that is actually one of them, but if you like you can email Link hidden: Login to view with the suggestion.

Good solid feedback like that is always appreciated, helps everyone better shape the type of service that our members want.

Cheers


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24 Mar 10 02:05:39 pm
While we do not drop ship single items we do offer small case packs to get you started. Many of our branded items are sold in 24/36/48 unit cases.


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