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      #11
      Great read, advice is great and easy to understand

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      #12
      I also think this is a great post. I am just starting out and I am looking for a dependable dropshipper. I think this posting probably saved me a lot of grief (and dollars).

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      Rated this thread:

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      great thread! lots of valuable information and things to be aware of

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      How nice and generous of you to share your expertise. Seems you have already made some empty pockets full.
      Thank you very much. Im looking forward to starting my own online business soon.

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      Originally Posted by WholesaleForum View Post
      Pitch No. 4: "I'll build you a website filled with products"

      This is probably the pitch most widely used by middlemen drop shippers. It takes advantage of your desire to have your very own website.

      The middleman drop shipper will pitch you by saying that they will set up a website for you pre-filled with the same products that all their other drop shippees are selling. They may offer you a quick set up and a good service at first, only for you to realize at the end of the process that you are left with the same site that hundreds if not thousands of other sellers are using, and that therefore has no chance of attracting any sales. Even making a single sale would take you a monstrous effort, time which instead you could have invested in learning about wholesale sourcing, import export, SEO, and what not. There is no buzz in making a sale if that sale took you far more money than profit to obtain it, and weeks of effort to achieve it.

      What is worse is that, once you raise your concerns to the middle man drop shipper, you will probably get insulted with comments along the lines of "You haven't put enough effort in promoting your site" or "You need to market your website more" or "You don't have the traits to succeed in business". Nonsense. By now they have fooled you. They have fooled you into believing that the fault is yours and in your acumen; what they won't tell you is that you have wasted your time promoting their idea of business and their overpriced products for little or no return, and that you could have made much more money with a simple job.

      If you start off by buying a pre-filled website, not only are you starting at a disadvantage compared to resellers who are actively looking for drop shippers by contacting the manufacturers and wholesale distributors directly, but you will also have wasted your valuable time in promoting a site that has no chance of truly succeeding. And, if the drop shipper is controlling your domain and website, the moment you want to quit they will take all your efforts away by shutting down your account. Do you really want to catch-22 yourself this way?

      The truth is, there is nothing special about having a website per se, there are literally billions of sites online. Most of them lost money. The majority of them never even earned back their initial investment.

      This is not to say that a website cannot work. Well thought out ecommerce web stores can make a lot of money, but they don't come out of a box, and they certainly don't cost $50. If you want to build a web site that sells even a few units, it must be truly customisable. Most of the sites you will be purchasing from dropshipping middlemen are rewrites of ecommerce packages available for free, like OSCommerce, ZenCart, and similar.

      Instead of falling for this pitch, get a professional ecommerce site built for you. You can either get a hosted solution: BigCommerce.com, Volusion.com, or get one free with an eSources Premium Membership; or get a custom website built for you by hiring a programmer through sites like Elance.com.

      Then, instead of spending your money on drop shipping fees, buy at true wholesale prices directly from wholesalers and distributors. Then ask the wholesaler/distributor to send the merchandise to your order fulfillment company. An order fulfillment company is a company that stocks wholesale merchandise for you, and then ships individual orders (with your business details on the packages) directly to your customers. You just send your fulfillment company an email every day, with the list of orders and where they should be sent to. Some fulfillment companies will even handle customer service for you (both email and phone support), and most deal with everything related to returns.

      Even Amazon offers a fulfillment service, make the most of these to grow your business into a true online retail success.

      Life will only give you back what you value yourself. If you undervalue your time, you will get very little return for your time investment. Ask yourself, why is it that middle men drop shippers don't sell their goods? Simple, because they make money only by taking drop ship fees from you. Their overpriced products hardly sell, and as more gullible start ups join them the market becomes even more saturated with the same, overpriced goods.

      Do you really want to finance their pockets? Or yours? Invest your time in a business opportunity that is well planned, go direct to the real sources, and don't be fooled by marketing messages promising the stars. Middle men drop shippers are the only ones making the money, cut them out of your business plan and start building a real business with potential for longevity.
      Very good,This is frist time know it.Thanks

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      Very informative

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      Very informative and so helpful. Thanks very much. You have saved me a great deal of time and probably money.

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      really helpful

      really helpful, thank you!

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      #19
      Been there and done that!
      All this is true. You cant trust anyone as a friend in business.
      You have to forge relationships based on EXPERIENCE!

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      #20

      Perfectly stated

      Honestly, You Put into Words What I had already been thinking in the back of my head.. But I could not really piece it all together...EXCELLENT SUMMATION...

      Thanks for such a logical, crisp argument for NOT USING A MIDDLEMAN DROPSHIPPER...



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      OH I'm trying to learn Chinese but It's really tough.. I Speak Eng (native) and Spanish is my Second Language.

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