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      Dropshipping Quality

      I was an ebay seller for a while and briefly used a dropshipper before some circumstances made it so I had to quit. I'm thinking about becoming a seller again and I'm looking into dropshippers.

      Though I have many concerns about using a dropshipper, my greatest one is about quality. Aside from actually ordering each item you plan to sell on ebay to examine them, how can you know that they meet your quality standards?
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      There is no other clear cut way of evaluating the quality of a drop shipper's products but to place test orders and wait to receive their goods for inspection.

      What you could do aside from placing test drop shipping orders is to ask the drop shipper to show you sample product listings from their existing customers. You can then check their existing customers' online feedback to evaluate what their buyers are saying about the drop shipper's products.
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      Drop shipping evaluation sites are also a good resource for finding dependable drop shippers who value quality over quantity. Don't let all the horror stories scare you away, there are plenty of reputable drop shippers available.

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      Drop shipping evaluation sites are also a good resource for finding dependable drop shippers who value quality over quantity. Don't let all the horror stories scare you away, there are plenty of reputable drop shippers available.
      Many of those drop shippers review sites are owned by the drop shippers themselves, or by people earning a commission from promoting the drop shipper. They are not, unfortunately, a good benchmark.

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      That, I didn't know. Thanks for the heads up. All those sites are very well written and put together, so I kind of figured they were put up by an independent party.

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      You said what I expected to hear. I didn't think of looking at the feedback of others who are selling the same product, but I think I'll go the route of ordering sample products. I don't want to get a bad reputation on ebay, so I think I'd feel better seeing the products for myself. To me, the peace of mind would be worth it.

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      It really is for the best. Once you have the items and are satisfied, it's not like you have to use and keep them. Even if you have to reduce the cost (selling as a used item) you can sell the item on, and consider it a way to gain feedback regarding your services.

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