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      New to Ebay Dropshipping - Need Tips

      I am a fulltime mom who is currently facing a financial crisis. I think it is time for me to set up business for myself, one that I can manage from home. I have heard about selling stuff online. Recently I came across this dropship forum and I thought – why not! Can anyone tell me what kind of experience you need, the types of skills, investment, time, and expected margins for the business?
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      Hey Lynn, I am also managing a business from home. I sell products on ebay. The earning potential for people who sell via Ebay droppshippers is unlimited. I know someone who is earning $8000 a month working three hours a day taking orders for a few ebay wholesale dropshippers. I don’t guarantee you will earn the same; depending on the kind of products you sell, the number of customers you find, you can earn less, or more!

      You do not need any experience in selling to make a tidy income. A couple of people I know personally started their business when they were 18 – they would have started earlier if it had been legal, lol. Within a few years, they were earning four figure monthly incomes. If they can do it, so can you.

      As far as investments are concerned, it really depends on you. You can start with zero investment, advertising products directly on eBay. Most people who fulfill customer orders through eBay dropshippers, however, prefer to have a website that people can refer to before placing orders. Websites are also important if you want to draw more customers to your products.
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      Welcome to the forum Lynn. Dropshipping is one of the ways by which you buy products at a lower price and then sell it at market rate to make a profit. The difference between dropshipping and wholesale selling and buying is that you do not have to personally store or handle inventory. No need to store bulky cartons in your living room. Also, you can sell almost any type of product and their variations. If you had inventory, you’d have to turn away a customer looking for an XXL size tee because you only stocked XL.

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      If I do not store the things I sell, how can I offer them to customers? Even people who sell stuff on ebay need to keep stocks to send to people who place orders online, don’t they?

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      This is the best part about dropshipping. You don’t store stock. The manufacturers or your suppliers do. These manufacturers or suppliers are known as dropshippers. ebay dropshippers specifically cater to ebay sellers. Besides competitive rates, ebay wholesale dropshippers offer a variety of products to choose from. Many reputable wholesale dropshippers work with multiple ebay traders.

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      Feenixer’s comment reminds me – you need to find reliable ebay dropshippers before starting your business. The best ebay dropshippers can help you make lot of money. Unreliable ebay dropshippers supply poor quality products that the reseller passes on to their customers, and unhappy customers then demand a refund or write poor reviews on your ebay profile. This is not all. Some ebay dropshippers try to undercut the resellers’ business, trying to get hold of their customers. Other dropshippers carelessly let slip that they are the ones who sent the consignment across, not the reseller. Use a dropshipper you can trust.

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      Where do I find a good, trustworthy ebay dropshipper who offers favorable rates?

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      Fortunately, there are some wonderful websites that put resellers in touch with real dropshippers. Try Dropshippers and Dropshipping Wholesale Suppliers in UK - Wholesale Dropshipper & Dropshipping Directory and Dropshippers and Dropshipping International Wholesale Suppliers - Wholesale Dropshipper & Dropshipping Directory to start with, which lists wholesale suppliers for every product under the sun, from children’s clothes to computer software. Then there is WorldWideBrands, as well as most suppliers listed here sell ebay products.

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      Selling on ebay is easier than selling through my own e-commerce website, right?

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      Yes. First, an ebay account is free. You might have to pay website developers for creating a website. Second, maintaining a website is difficult. With an ebay profile, there is no such problem. Seasoned resellers do create a website though. This has two purposes. To provide a detailed profile to ebay customers, and to find new, non-ebay customers.

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