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Drop shipping allows you to develop your business in this manner because instead of worrying about stock levels and shipping you get to focus on listening to market and discovering products your visitors want - and then being able to rapidly add them to your site.
Its CONTENT SPECIFIC TO A WANT.
Drop Shipping is EASY - Have I said that?
BUT, don't get carried away. When you see products that drop shippers offer you simply think I can sell that, that, that and that and before long your list of things that you want to sell is massive and this is counter productive. In order to make drop shipping successful for you I would suggest to
FOCUS ON ONE PRODUCT AT A TIME
Build this up, when this is established then it gives you ability to go into other areas a lot easier and your current customer base will give you a good source of potential new customers straight away.
A great way is to focus onto a product that you like, know a lot about or use personally in a hobby etc. This gives you opportunity to develop your website as an authority on subject and as such ADD VALUE.
Like any business venture there are some points that should be raised before you build your online empire easy drop shipping way :
Don't just use first drop shipper you come across as they may not give you best deal on this particular product. Like all things shop around a number of drop shippers to find one most suitable to your needs.
Some drop shippers operate a handling fee over and above shipping costs, this is usually quite a resonable fee and needs to be factored into your pricing structure.
Some drop shippers try to charge you a monthly 'members' fee as another means to make money from you, in my opinion these should be avoided as only time you should have to pay a dropshipper is in connection with a specific order. You will find that majority that charge a members fee are ones that offer no true value to your business anyway.
As with any developing business question of credibility is key, unfortunately there are a number of con artists out there that are aiming to take your money for nothing in return. A key phrase to remember is :
IF IT SOUNDS TO GOOD TO BE TRUE - IT IS!
Research is key, for example :
How long have drop shippers been in business?
Do they respond to your information requests quickly and professionally?
Do they offer buying accounts?
What payments do they accept? (if just Western Union run a mile)
This list is endless, that is why I only recommend two sources of drop shippers information. Both these lists are maintained by professionals that constantly update thier lists and only recommend best, most reliable and trustworthy dropshippers. These sources can be found from link in my signature box at bottom of article.
As you can imagine idea of drop shipping fits in with online auctions, in particular eBay, perfectly as eBay will provide you with traffic and all you have to do is make that ad stand out from rest (my FREE resources on my site will help you) and all rest of work is done for you.
You just concentrate on developing your business and using ebays traffic to make money and you cannot lose.
Mike - webmaster at Online Auction Traders Resource
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