10 Sure Ways to be Successful with Dropshipping-
1.) Find a manufacturer that sells products you believe in
You are more likely to endorse and sell products that you have a personal interest in. Think of it as your own personal
business and try to spread your products to the widest possible audience. Companies like Worldwide Brands offer
databases to search for potential wholesalers that fit your agenda.
2.) Make sure your manufacturer is professional
Though you may want to sell interesting products, it will do you little good if the manufacturer
is slow in responding to you. You are their salesman and they should treat you professionally.
If they fail to do this, then don’t hesitate to change to one that works.
3.) Amazon and eBay
While you could create a website for your small business or a special catalogue to send to
potential buyers, it is better to start smaller. Amazon and eBay offer the tools to begin dropshipping
quicker and with less hassle.
4.) Look for marketing trends
Take some time to do research and find what products are selling the best. Even though, as a dropshipper,
there is no physical product to gather dust, you want to have items that people wish to buy. Make the most
of your Amazon and eBay listings so that a good amount of your transactions are successful.
5.) Price difference, rather than price total
Since you do not purchase anything until after payment from the buyer is received, there is no limit
to the price on items you can sell. However an expensive item does not always equal high profit. What
matters is the difference in the wholesale price versus your asking price. Set prices so you can make a
profit on all different price ranges.
6.) Offer what no one else is offering
Dropshipping allows for a wide range of products to enter the marketplace. One could sell homemade items
or small business merchandise that larger retailers don’t have access to. When determining which items to
sell, don’t simply consider popularity, but rarity as well. Unique and rare items can sometimes have higher
7.) Be professional
When selling any product online you want potential buyers to know that you mean business. Provide the
necessary contact information and be prompt in your responses. You want your customers to feel confident
that you are a seller and not a scam.
8.) Start small
On websites like eBay and Amazon, customers judge your credibility on your seller rating. Users
who buy your products will give you a score and comments based on how well you did. New sellers will
always start with a blank slate, so to build your reputation, sell smaller. Lower priced items
will make users feel you are less of a risk. After enough successful transactions, you can build your stock.
9.) Don’t be afraid to ask for help
If this is your first time as a seller for a dropshipper, you may find yourself overwhelmed. Research is
your best friend, but you can also gain insight and credibility by joining a wholesale dropshipping club.
These clubs can help you access more manufacturers, get better prices, and provide a network with which to ask
10.) Research, Research, Research
If you aren’t prepared to do the necessary research to find the proper manufacturer, locate top selling products, or
join reputable drop shipping clubs, then you might consider a different option. Becoming a successful drop shipper
involves knowing the field and navigating it successfully. The proper research can help prevent a lot of missteps
along the way.