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      Mobile Phone Dropshipping

      Hi everyone I am new to this and could do with some advice please

      I am looking into the idea of dropshipping in the mobile phone and accessories field but without paying for the privelege of tried and tested dropshipping lists, I am struggling to be convinced by any of the suppliers out there.

      Is there any that can be recommended or is mobile phones a bad route to be going down

      Any advice would be appreciated

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      Mobile phone drop shipping is not an ideal route to market, however it can work if you are a good marketer, independently of where you are reselling.

      There is a very good drop shipper in the US for everything electronics, including cell phones, however they do not like to promote themselves openly as drop shippers because they will only drop ship for serious resellers. Like all true drop shippers, they do not require a drop shipping fee.
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      Can you tell me who they are?

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      As a professional reseller, neither you nor the drop shipper would want the information to be public. They are what we define as the essence of drop shipping, because they are a top of the chain distributor with high stock levels and no joining fees, plus they offer significant benefits to their best clients including credit. For a lack of a better phrase, they are as good as it gets

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      Yes that is very true, can you forward me the details by e-mail though as I am a professional seller and just want a business contact that I can rely on.

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      There is one thing that professional resellers are willing to do to qualify themselves. Spelling out what it is would diminish its effectiveness.

      Succeeding in this business also means knowing how to spot the right advice and act on it. There is a lot of insight into the drop shipping industry at Zero to Hero - How a home based start up generated over £3 millions in just one year and Dropshipping Lists - A Review of the Best Dropship Sources. You can follow the advice provided to reach the source, and many more sources, or follow other hypes that will probably lead you to one of the many pitfalls that plague the drop shipping industry

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      Yes, there is a wholesaler who does dropship cell phones in the US, however, you do have to complete a reseller application and get approved by this company. And, no, they do not advertise this service at all. There also is a very reputable Hong Kong company that does this and they ship out via Fedex (they charge a higher shipping fee) but they ship very quickly and I never had a problem with them. You also have to complete an application with this company.

      Do remember, your profit margin is usually only going to be about $25. to $46. per cell phone; it's not much. So in most cases, you will still have to advance the payment of the item you have sold to the wholesaler before funds from your buyer hit your account to avoid being dinged for late shipment.

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      Yes very true. Also there are many good cell phones drop shippers in the US.

      As you wrote, one of the downsides of some drop shippers is that they require payment for the goods upfront if you want a timely delivery. Some small drop shippers (which hold limited stock levels) even suggest you buy their stock upfront in bulk, in return they will guarantee stock availability, which defeats the purpose of drop shipping.

      The US drop shipper discussed in this thread is a top of the line distributor, which ships out very promptly, holds very large inventories, and even offers credit accounts to its best resellers. They also accept credit cards, and offer state of the art ecommerce solutions which do not limit you to PayPal (renown to freeze funds for up to 180 days for new merchants).

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      I know this is an old thread. Can someone send me the info on the supplier that was mentioned? I am starting an online store, and would like to get in contact about doing possible business. Thank You.

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