One of most difficult things to do when looking to start an online business is to find that elusive supplier that will supply you, put simply you need a source of real products to sell. Drop shipping is a perfect way to achieve this and lets you develop perfect online business..
The perfect online business is one in which you are selling a product whereby you DO NOT HAVE ANY STOCK and you DO NOT PHYSICALLY HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE PRODUCT and all you do is COLLECT THE MONEY AND PASS THE CUSTOMERS DETAILS ON.
Sounds to good to be true! - well it definately is TRUE.
THIS IS DROP SHIPPING AND ANYONE CAN DO IT!
Read following example :
You decide that you want to sell Mobile Phones, you then realise that to do this traditional way you would have to hold a large amount of stock so that you have range and product available for your customers. Without a massive amount of working capital you have no chance, also by time you get your business noticed lines you are carrying are out of date and not worth what you paid for them.
However, now consider this:
You sign up to a Mobile Phone drop shipper, they give you a list of products that they can supply. You now go away and advertise this list on your online store. You take an order from your website for a Motorola phone, you have this advertised at $200.. You then collect customers details via your website, all good shopping cart software provide this feature, and then contact your drop shipper and buy same phone for $150 and pass them your customers details. That is end of sales process for you, what happens next is :
The drop shipper SENDS THE PRODUCT TO YOUR CUSTOMER and usually it goes under plain packaging or some drop shippers can also put YOUR COMPANY DETAILS on packaging when they send it to your customer.
Thats $50 PROFIT for VERY LITTLE WORK!
Just 10 orders a week will give you $500 profit.
Drop shipping is fast becoming easiest way of starting your own online business because it offers a very simple formula for success :
The drop shipper sets price that you pay, you then set price that your customers pay and difference between two is your profit!
SIMPLE ISNT IT.
Because it is that simple a lot of people are jumping on drop shipping band wagon and it is not unusual to see lots of different websites using same pictures and sales copy to sell same product, usually because they just simply publish promotional materials that drop shippers provide for them.
It is important at this stage to remember that internet was based upon ability to share information and content. It is this simple word, CONTENT, that will help you to distinguish yourself from rest and will also ensure that your search engine rankings are developed to increase traffic (ie. customers) to your website.
This is simply using information and content to ADD VALUE to your website, customers want to be able to learn about product before they purchase and having content specific to your area will allow this distinction in mind of customer. In order to make a success of your online business you have to make your customers want to come back. Think of your favourite websites, why do you keep revisiting them? Simple, because they provide you with something that is of VALUE to you.