Even though drop shipping is my least favorite way to make money on eBay, there are some cases where it will work. To have your e-bay products drop shipped can be a good way to get started. However, can you really count on it being delivered? And if delivered, delivered on time? And if on time, can you trust it will be delivered in one piece? Surprisingly, the answer is yes. You can depend on drop shippers. They are here to help buyers and make their lives a little less complicated.
You need to find a distributor who will drop ship for you. Once you decide on a distributor, you place your goods online. You place your good on e-bay and give a brief description of your good and add a picture to it too.
There are many drop shipping companies nowadays. You need to make sure that you find a company you can depend on. A company that will deliver on time and wont cost you, your customers.
When a customer buys your product, and has paid you for the same. You send the order to your distributor. The distributor will then drop shift the goods to your customers. The package will show that you are the sender. It will have your address and information on it, without you having to actually ship it. That is why it is called drop shipping.
If your distributors successfully drop ship for you, it can be a win-win situation for the two of you. You will not have to stock your e-bay inventory and your distributor will not have to worry about the retail sales.
Do be careful because there are many distributors out there who will offer to drop ship but who aren’t very reliable. You definitely will not want to try using them. If a good is delivered late or broken or not delivered at all, the customer will hold you responsible. The customer does not care that it is the distributors fault; he/she will hold you responsible. You can’t blame your customers for being mad at you because if you were in their shoes, you would do exactly the same.
The Drop shipping business has the highest number of scams in the industry. Many times companies will pose as the drop shipper, when in many cases they are just another middleman between you and the real drop shipper. Be sure to research any company that you choose to use. You can also find drop shippers thru reputable product sourcing companies like nawca.org. Companies like this will not refer you to companies that are not true drop shippers.
You should test your distributor, to make sure they are truly dependable. You can trick them by having an order sent to a friend or relative so that you can see how long they take and if they do it without breaking the merchandise. You will also learn if they are reliable or not and if they will indeed drop ship your eBay products within the specified time and with the right labels.