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How To Start a Wholesale Dropshipping Business

After researching what kind of goods other online retailers offer, the next step is deciding what you want to offer. Most small scale online retailers serve a niche market. If your research reveals someone else has a particular market covered, with a well established reputation for fair prices and good customer service, choosing to offer the same goods for sale might not a profitable idea. On the other hand, it is possible you could beat them at their own game by offering better on every level.

The niche market you, as an online retailer using a wholesale drop shipping supplier, can best serve is the one centered on things you know well. Is there some special training, job or life experience that has brought you to be the reigning authority on, for instance, the working parts of cuckoo clocks? Is it your hobby to collect silenced ones and make them tweet again? Then possibly selling cuckoo clocks is for you because you would know the rarity of a baritone birdie announcing the hours. Niche market buyers know what they want. They want to do business with someone who understands the object of their desire and the reason they desire it. In short, plan to sell what you know.

Research suppliers of your possible product. Have more than one product in mind, but keep it the same category - don't attempt to sell cuckoo clocks and running shoes from the same webstore. Potential customers will doubt the validity of you being an expert about both.

Not every supplier will do drop shipping for small businesses. You can do this search online. Be thorough as you want to get as close to the source of your potential product as possible. A wholesale drop shipping supplier can be the manufacturer, a distributer or a wholesaler. Wholesale drop shipping suppliers often have catalogs with hundreds of thousands of products they warehouse and will ship for you to your customer, sometimes with your logo on the shipping label.

Part of your research should include checking on the availability of your product on the wholesale drop shipper's shelves. Is it out of stock for months at a time? Have more than one wholesale drop shipping supplier source for your product. If supplier "A" is out of stock, supplier "B" might have it even though they get it from the same manufacturer.

Learn the costs of doing business with wholesale drop shipping suppliers. All will charge more for single item processing than they would for bulk. Some require monthly minimum purchases. Some charge a fee like a monthly service charge. When you are ready for business, you will need to have some sort of business agreement with them already in place. Sometimes you can use product information and photos from the supplier's catalog, saving you time and money when it comes to preparing your sales platform.

By this time, you should have already decided where you will offer your products for sale - your own web store, through eBay or any other online avenue you choose. Make sure the manufacturer of your product will allow you to sell it on eBay. Some do not.

Amazon is shutting down Vendor Express, a shortcut for wholesalers to sell inventory

Amazon is shutting down Vendor Express, one of its wholesale programs that made it easier to sell in bulk to Amazon, according to an email seen by CNBC. The company said it will stop issuing orders as of May 21, and shut the program entirely on Jan. 2, 2019.

Published:  Tue, 13 Mar 2018 11:12:00 GMT

Milk shops closed in protest against wholesalers

KARACHI: Consumers have started facing shortage of milk as some retailers closed down their shops after suspending procurement of milk from the wholesalers from Tuesday evening, while supply at some shops had run out. Two groups of milk retailers on ...

Published:  Tue, 13 Mar 2018 18:47:00 GMT

Alcoholmanac: ABLE Commission is prepared to issue licenses under new alcohol laws, but a small number of businesses are applying

Two months before the Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement (ABLE) Commission began accepting interim licenses to allow wholesalers, grocers and convenience store retailers to purchase, stock and sell full-strength beer and wine, the Oklahoma ...

Published:  Fri, 16 Mar 2018 06:14:00 GMT

"We want to start serving retail, as well as wholesalers"

Elite Foods primarily supplies tomatoes and cucumbers to German wholesalers. The company is active in Frankfurt, but also supplies to other parts in Germany. "Besides wholesalers, we also want to start serving retail. We're currently working on ...

Published:  Thu, 15 Mar 2018 06:26:00 GMT

Newsagents need support from publishers and wholesalers

Most independent retailers make a very modest living serving their customers because they feel fulfilled doing so and can be their own boss. Almost all are unsung heroes but none more so than traditional newsagents. I have written before about the ...

Published:  Thu, 15 Mar 2018 07:40:00 GMT

Meadows awarded Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of Georgia Scholarship

Photo (meadows.jpg) Executive Director of Institutional Advancement, Lauren Harrell; Executive Director of the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of Georgia Foundation, Fred Kitchens; Scholarship Recipient, Abbi Meadows; and her mother, Heather Meadows gather for ...

Published:  Thu, 15 Mar 2018 10:29:00 GMT

Topco Associates agreement brings savings to wholesalers

The National Association of Perishable Agricultural Receivers (NAPAR) has a new partnership with food industry buying cooperative Topco Associates LLC. The agreement gives NAPAR members significant savings, according to a news release, through the ...

Published:  Mon, 12 Mar 2018 16:06:00 GMT

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