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      Starting to build a business, dropshipping guidance?

      I hate to be completly honest due to certain bias, but I think the truth is necessary here.

      I am a senior in highschool, and I do pretty well academically, and already accepted into a good state school. However, I hate school, I feel I have the right mind to be one of those people who can skip college and just start a business. However, like I was worried being 18 with just a highschool education does not impress anybody. So, dropshipping is my way of proving I can operate something. I've bought and sold motorcycles and fourwheelers on craigslist multiple times. So my negotiating and dealing skills are pretty good considering my lack of education in that area.

      For starters, I am already aware of most websites in a google search. doba, gogoshipping, megagoods, etc.

      I am in search of a manufacturer or master distributor who will not mind drop shipping, and from what I can understand from my research, if you can sound professional and have a good business plan they will mark up there price a little bit more then what it is wholesale.

      I stumbled accross alibaba. From what I can see, its a lot like craigslist. Basically survival of the fittest, or sharpest i guess. Ive already spoken to a few people and can easily tell its bs. I go on the, if its too good to be true, it is.

      I am not ready to deal with any foreign nations, yet, unless I can be guided by somebody. I notice on alibaba there are a lot of american sellers. I have been looking into more of these ones, and from what I can tell seem pretty legitament.

      I havent really found my niche yet, but as soon as I can find a supplier with something I find an interest in I will go from there. Mainly I am concerned dealing with alibaba.

      Or should I be looking somewhere else for a dropshipper?
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      Hi CBR,

      Welcome to Wholesale Forum

      Google is your best friend, but there are resources that can save you considerable time, and that have been discussed on Wholesale Forum.

      You are spot on with your evaluation. Do consider that uniqueness can vanish quickly. Be prepared to constantly innovate your business and how you market your products.
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