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Posted: 2/12/2006 10:37:01 AM EDT
The other thread got me thinking.... Does anyone know of any reputable drop shippers?.... Also is there anyway to not pay ebay fees unless the items sell?....
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 12:30:58 PM EDT
No one knows any?....
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 12:40:57 PM EDT
at one point i spent a lot of time looking for one. no dice. "drop shippers" which are open to the public are a myth, you have to know someone or be willing to spend some big $$$ and order a very large amount of merchandise.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 1:00:34 PM EDT
We use FEDEX Ground. We just call the driver (personal friend) and he comes by the store. Any box any size under 100 pounds is only $6.00! Talk about a sweet deal!
shhhhhhhh don't tell!
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 1:10:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By supv26:
We use FEDEX Ground. We just call the driver (personal friend) and he comes by the store. Any box any size under 100 pounds is only $6.00! Talk about a sweet deal!
shhhhhhhh don't tell!



A drop shipper is a manufacturer or wholeseller whom you order product from once you have a sale.

You would list an item on Ebay, then once it is sold you then order it from your drop shipper who ships it to your buyer.

Link Posted: 2/12/2006 1:11:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 9245:
Also is there anyway to not pay ebay fees unless the items sell?....



Nope. You will always pay listing fees.
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 1:23:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By txinvestigator:

Originally Posted By 9245:
Also is there anyway to not pay ebay fees unless the items sell?....



Nope. You will always pay listing fees.



you will always pay listing fees even if your account is banned for dubious reasons and you have a ton of auctions cancelled. Ebay sux
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 6:31:07 PM EDT
How about these guys?....

www.wholesalemarketer.com/main.php
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 9:27:27 PM EDT
Anyone?....
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 4:18:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 9245:
Anyone?....



There's advantages to drop shippers:
1) you dont have to invest in inventory
2) they do all the shipping for you

But disadvantages are:
1) they control the price of the item
2) if there's a dispute between the buyer and you and merchandise has to be returned, do they ship it back to the drop shipper? How do you know the item's messed up if you've never seen it?
3) You're paying them fees for the service that you could be paying yourself

You ever sold stuff on ebayed anything before? If not, buy some cheap stuff and sell it on ebay, used DVD's, CD's, whatever, start getting your feedback up, learn the many ways to ship, get a scale, Priority Mail and non PM boxes, hoard plastic peanuts, etc and dive into for a couple months

I just sell my own stuff, if you want to make money, invest some $ into inventory you can move, in the other thread it was knives and holsters.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 5:45:45 AM EDT
Ebay needs a middleman like Golf Club Exchange. The seller doesn't get paid until the merchandise is examined by the buyer. The only way to buy used golf clubs btw.
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