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      How to start a new business using the Dropshipping Model

      Hello,
      I am new to the world of dropshipping! Actually at this point I have been doing reading on the subject wherever I can find it before I move forward. I have a background in computer programming and have plenty of free time, and would like to earn some money so I think dropshipping might be perfect for me.

      Problem is really, where to start? There is so much conflicting information out there! I think I would start with Ebay and then move on to my own site once I get a feel for the market.

      I see there are lists of dropshippers everywhere but really have no idea the best way to choose. I actually have a company in mind I'd love to get involved with but not sure if they do dropshipping, and really don't feel I know enough about all this yet to sound knowledgeable enough to inquire..... How do I ask? I have an email contact. This company definitely does sell wholesale however, I found their products at a Christmas market in Germany last winter.
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      Hi Stingle,

      Welcome to Wholesale Forum

      Have you decided which specific products to sell using the drop shipping model? Dropshipping is surely a great way to setup a hassle-free business provided you pick up a profitable niche and develop solid connections. You should do some careful research on the different kinds of products you might want to sell and finally choose the products that are high in demand but are not commonly available.

      Have a look at the following threads to find lots of good information about niche products and their significance when doing business using a dropshipping arrangement:Having arrived at potential products that can provide targeted solutions, your second step should be to evaluate each product’s viability with regards to your business, that is, how much profit you will be able to make, considering what your potential competitors would be charging for this product. This activity will help you decide exactly which particular product to focus and expect good returns from.

      After you have found your specific relevant niche, the next step would be to find a legitimate, reputable drop shipper for your business. Setting up a drop shipping arrangement directly with the manufacturer of the product you wish to sell will help you avoid the middlemen, thus having a good chance to increase your profit margins. You can find a list of the best, legitimate wholesale suppliers, manufacturers and dropshippers when you connect with some of the web’s most well-known and reliable, verified trade directories like eSources and Wholesale Deals. Both these directories have put years of research to filter the best Dropshipping suppliers from amongst the countless sources that also include several middlemen and scam companies. A successful tie-up with an accomplished and reliable dropship company will guarantee a successful start, and you will be on your way to achieving more for your business.

      Have a look at the following threads to know more about the best dropshipping options:Also have a look at the following threads to know more about how to sell on ebay using Dropshipping:You can post a request for review of the particular company you are interested in doing business with, at Wholesale & Dropshipping Reviews - Wholesale Forum. Our team of reviewers will investigate the company and provide you the clear picture about their reliability and also whether they provide a dropshipping service. You can then decide whether or not to enter into a business relationship with them.

      To find many more verified drop ship suppliers of all kinds of niche products from UK and the rest of the world, see the following sources:

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      Originally Posted by stingle View Post
      Hello,
      I am new to the world of dropshipping! Actually at this point I have been doing reading on the subject wherever I can find it before I move forward. I have a background in computer programming and have plenty of free time, and would like to earn some money so I think dropshipping might be perfect for me.

      Problem is really, where to start? There is so much conflicting information out there! I think I would start with Ebay and then move on to my own site once I get a feel for the market.

      I see there are lists of dropshippers everywhere but really have no idea the best way to choose. I actually have a company in mind I'd love to get involved with but not sure if they do dropshipping, and really don't feel I know enough about all this yet to sound knowledgeable enough to inquire..... How do I ask? I have an email contact. This company definitely does sell wholesale however, I found their products at a Christmas market in Germany last winter.
      Hi,

      A good reason to start with drop shipping is that there is little cost to set up, and it's great to find out what products are selling to customers without the risk of major bulk purchases or stock headaches.

      I would recommend eBay as one way to start dropshipping or even amazon and over the next month test as many products as you can to find out what your customers tend to buy more of, once you know then either import it from China or buy it wholesale and sell via your own online store, eBay and Amazon.

      Hope this helps!

      Alex C Ryan
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