One of the main benefits of drop shipping is that you can list products that you do not currently have physically available. This means you can essentially list in almost an unlimited amount of different products from different manufacturers.
At the first glance this may appear to be a great idea, however if you start selling hundreds of different products all from different suppliers you will soon create an logistical nightmare. Continue reading
How many dropship suppliers should you use?
The question that we get asked time and time again is:
How does dropshipping work?
Drop shipping may sound like a complicated way to sell products, how ever once you have looked into the sales process it is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to sell online.
Drop shipping is a form of supply chain management. Drop shipping dictates how you list items for sale, how you sell your items and how you send goods to customers.
So how does drop shipping work? Continue reading
How does dropshipping work?
Hopefully by the time you are reading this, you have already discovered that drop shipping as a business model is very easy to do and requires a minimal capital outlay. However it is very important to remember that this is still business so should be treated as such. Just like any other business, a dropship business does require a few things before being set up.
You may have heard the saying that he is such a good salesman that he can sell ice to Eskimos. Yes you may be able to sell a product to someone who really does not need it, however to become truly successful in need product that has consistent demand. Continue reading
How to find in demand products – Using the Google keyword planner
A few years ago when you’re wanting to start selling something the first thing you would afford about is what inventory you are going to stock and sell. The next question would be where are you going to source the stock from and how much is it only cost you to buy it. Continue reading
No inventory? No problem!
When you are setting up a dropship e-commerce store, there are a few important things that you need to consider. A bit of preplanning before you get started is far better than waiting for a few months down the track after everything has been set up and then working out that you should have done something differently. Generally changes after you have set everything up, will cost you a lot of wasted time and a lot of waste of money.
We have created a list of things to consider before you decide on a niche to sell in and products to list for sale. Continue reading
The top products to sell – discover the best niche to sell in
If you review some of the top-selling e-commerce websites on the Internet today, you will see some distinct traits that explains why the website has been such a great success.
Many of these are very easy to reproduce on your own store if you know what you’re looking for. Below is a list of a few of the special traits of these top-selling stores have that you may be able to replicate on your own.
How to have a very successful online store
Before starting with your new dropship e-commerce website you should consider who you are wanting to target as a customer. You may think this is our obvious answer – anyone who will purchase your product. However it is better to try and pinpoint the demographics of your ideal customer.
There are a few reasons for segregating your customers by demographics. The Continue reading
The best customers to target
The main reason people decide to drop ship items instead of selling items in a more traditional form is that drop shipping offers the entrepreneur many benefits.
Less upfront capital.
With the traditional form of stock reselling, you need to prepurchase stock in advance. Generally wholesalers require you to purchase a minimum quantity (normally at least 500 units) before they will even talk to you. Not only do need to pay for this in advance but you also need to work out storage of these units. The main issue here is your tied to this one stock line and have outlaid a significant amount of money to be able to sell it. Continue reading
The benefits of drop shipping
When dealing with suppliers you will come across a few different shipping and freight terms these very depending on what you are wanting to do and achieve.
The most common terms are INCO (international commerce terminology)
Allocations of costs to buyer/seller according to Incoterms 2010
The basic shipping terms – INCO terms