How to Drop Ship Products on Ebay

Written by Jason James

Drop Ship on eBay? Risk Versus Reward

Let me start with an interesting eBay auction story!

I was experimenting with various ads and categories in eBay. There are many tools onrepparttar market that can help you locate what are called "Hot eBay Sales Items". A few years ago, eBay would put a small flame next to any item that received 10 or more bids. That would be considered a "hot" or "in demand" item.

If an item is in demand, it is simply good business logic to search for sources onrepparttar 150674 item so you can also sell them on eBay. While using a hot item search tool I noticed that high-end appliances (brands like Viking, Subzero and Thermador) had a very substantial number of bids.

I went torepparttar 150675 Viking website, looked at their accessories for gas ranges, and proceeded to list one ofrepparttar 150676 items onrepparttar 150677 website for $39 to test consumer response. This was $15 more thanrepparttar 150678 price of $24 shown onrepparttar 150679 Viking website. I did callrepparttar 150680 Viking 800 number for customer service to make surerepparttar 150681 item was in stock before I listedrepparttar 150682 item for sale, and also to verify that I could pay with a credit card and haverepparttar 150683 item shipped to a different address. Viking said, "yes" to both questions.

I was surprised to findrepparttar 150684 item sold after three days forrepparttar 150685 $39 price plus $6 shipping. I received payment fromrepparttar 150686 eBay buyer, called Viking and placedrepparttar 150687 order to be shipped direct torepparttar 150688 buyer with only a packing list.

This is a great example of how I set up a drop ship account. When you set up a drop ship account with a distributor or wholesale company, they will give you a discount onrepparttar 150689 retail price. I made money on this test transaction and sold it for more than retail.

I will now explainrepparttar 150690 process of drop shipping. Drop shipping a product means you are taking an order either from your own website, or an auction site such as eBay, Yahoo, Amazon, etc., receiving payment fromrepparttar 150691 customer and then contactingrepparttar 150692 direct source ofrepparttar 150693 product to have it shipped torepparttar 150694 customer. You supplyrepparttar 150695 name and address of your customer, thus eliminating your need to box and labelrepparttar 150696 item. The drop-shipping source uses a "blind ship" label, which contains your business name and address, or just a plain packing slip withrepparttar 150697 package.

How to create a zero cost item to sell on eBay.

Written by Jason James

Everyone has a hobby, special interest, or area of expertise. Ebay will provide a simple way for you to supply this information to people all overrepparttar world.

This is trulyrepparttar 150673 information age and people are scouringrepparttar 150674 Internet for more knowledge in their area of interest that they can attain instantly. You know things that other people do not. You are unique, and this article will show you in a simple way how to tap this knowledge and create a profit.

You do not need to be a writer or have any special skills to accomplish this. I have purchased and sold information products on eBay that were only 1 page in length, that were emailed to me minutes afterrepparttar 150675 eBay auction had closed and sold for $19 or more.

If you have sent or received email you can create an information product you can easily sell on eBay.

For many peoplerepparttar 150676 last thing inrepparttar 150677 world they want to do is write a paper, but in reality you are doing this verbally several times a day

Writers Block here is how you overcome it! Use this simple technique

1. Purchase a low cost tape recorder at Radio Shack if you do not own one.

2. Tape yourself when you are talking to someone about your passion or area of expertise (do not talk torepparttar 150678 tape recorder pretend it is not there.)

3. Play back your session, you will be amazed at how easily it is to pick outrepparttar 150679 key points of your expertise.

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