How To Make A Sure Profit From The Internet In Your First Month For Those Just Starting Out & Working On A Shoestring Budget

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Dealing with Backorders

Written by Chris Malta

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Now, this may sound like I'm making it up for effect, but I swear it's true: I handled another order forrepparttar exact same product onrepparttar 116939 same day, andrepparttar 116940 woman who placedrepparttar 116941 order experiencedrepparttar 116942 same delay. A couple of hours after receivingrepparttar 116943 nasty-gram from my friend above, I got an email from this woman. She thanked me for my persistence in following up her backorder, and told me she would definitely be back to shop withrepparttar 116944 site again. That's what makes it worth dealing with all this inrepparttar 116945 first place! Here arerepparttar 116946 things that I've learned about backorders during my time in this business. Internet customers are forrepparttar 116947 most part "instant gratification" junkies. They want it NOW. Because of this, backorder situations must be handled immediately. Don't wait even a day. Call them, or email them. (A call is usually appreciated more than an email, but you have to watch your phone bill). If you think a product might be questionable as far as stock status, check withrepparttar 116948 distributor before chargingrepparttar 116949 customer's card. You get a feel for which items are stocked less than others after a while. You can always refundrepparttar 116950 charge, but it's better if you can tell them you have not charged them yet. Always offer to cancel. Chances are they won't, because then they have to go search forrepparttar 116951 product again and hope they don't get backordered somewhere else, butrepparttar 116952 offer to cancel must be there. It tells them that you are not desperate forrepparttar 116953 sale, and gives yourepparttar 116954 advantage inrepparttar 116955 conversation. Be nice. Even if you are grinding your teeth. You can't afford to lose your grip. You never know when one episode of lost temper will come back to bite you. Follow up duringrepparttar 116956 backorder period. Send at least one email saying that you are monitoringrepparttar 116957 situation, and are sorry forrepparttar 116958 delay. That is a great tactic for defusing an impatient person; at least they know you are thinking about them. If there is an additional delay, offer to cancel again. They may actually take you up on it if it's a long delay, but you don't lose anything ifrepparttar 116959 distributor has not yet shipped. When you receive word thatrepparttar 116960 product has shipped, informrepparttar 116961 customer. They appreciate that, and again, realize that you are at least thinking about them. Most people understand backorders, and will give you no trouble. In fact, most are very appreciative if you contact them right away. Sometimes, you getrepparttar 116962 trouble customers. Deal with them politely, and never lose your temper. Berepparttar 116963 bigger person. I always check my return emails to these people twice. There are times when I've let some temper slip in to my writing, and I'm sure to remove it before clickingrepparttar 116964 send button. It only ends up helping you inrepparttar 116965 long run! Chris Malta WorldWide Brands, Inc. For more information, visit

Chris Malta is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. He has worked with computer Systems for 18 years. He's been involved in eCommerce systems, networking and site design for more than 6 years. He's taught college-level computer courses in Western NY. He developed The Drop Ship Source Directory, and he and his partners at Worldwide Brands, Inc., publish the Directory and run eCommerce sites of their own using Drop Shipping as their only business method.

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