To Be or Not To Be A Dropshipper?
Dropshippers are becoming more and more popular these days. Most dropshippers offer a turnkey drop ship service which entrepreneurs can sell their products on their own website or on ebay. Most droppshipper have partnered with some of the largest suppliers in the world. The good thing about the dropshipping business is that you don’t have to worry with the hassels of purchasing or stocking your own inventory nor do you have to worry with merchandise shipping or returns. The majority of suppliers will drop ship with no extra fees.
A lot of your dropshippers today offer a great number of products for drop shipping with about a 80 – 85% profit margin. The profit margin may vary a little depending on with dropshipper you sign up with. Through the suppliers dropshippers, can offer products that you can’t normally get at wholesale prices. Although there may be differences in the profit margins there is enough money to be made through either your website or another auction site. Either way you should be able to create an nice income for yourself.
In order to be successful dealer in the dropshipping game, it’s going to require you doing research. Research is needed in order for you to sell your merchandise at the right price. As you already know if you’ve visited some of the auction websites, that the prices pretty much sell below the actual retail price and maybe even the wholesale price. The bottom line is that if you want to make a profit continually then you have to sell your product for the right price.
Dropshippers offers their products through an exclusive network which protect the dealer. Besides, if too many people had access to the exact same wholesale products then how can a dealer really make the money they want.
Now here’s where it can be sticky. There are some drop ship companies that charge minimal setup fees, and they tend to not give you the oh so good merchandise which leaves too to no profit margins. Then there are those companies with the high end merchandise that will have you to believe in the beginning that there is no charge but then after you fill out the application you find that there is a fee. Now, after paying the fee I’m sure you’re expecting to get a password that you can log right in and get started. Not, what you get is a message stating that you will be contacted by someone in a few days or so.
Once the individual gets back to you they ask you a few questions to find out if you’re really serious about being a dropshipper or if dropshipping is for you. A question they will ask is about your credit and about how much you have in your bank account. Then thereafter the first individual will forward you to another person. Now this is something that should be stated way up front so that you as a potential dealer know whether or not you should even continue filling out the application or for that matter wasting your time.
Do your research on Dropshippers. There is always something that they’re not telling you no matter who you’re doing business with. Some dropshippers will make this all sound good and easy when in fact there is much more to it. If it sounds too good to be true, then more then likely, it is too good to be true.
Be careful that you don’t just give your money away without asking the company questions first.
Here are a few questions you should consider asking:
1. Is there a fee for me to sign up? If so, what is the fee for?
2. Once I sign up what happens after that? Will I get a password immediately after signup?
3. Would I have to go through a qualifying process?
4. If I don’t qualify would I be able to get a refund for my sign up fee?
5. Are there any other startup fees after I qualify?
6. Before I become a dealer would you need to check my credit?