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.
Before dealing with any manufacture, wholesaler, or supplier there are a few things to know. This will also help you spot when a retailer is trying to act as a wholesaler. Ultimately you want to cut out as many middlemen as possible in the order process as this will give you a cheaper purchase price and increase your bottom line.
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Unfortunately the Internet is still the wild West. It is also a worldwide platform which does offer some form of anonymity. You have to remember that not everyone is as nice as you and some people are out to rip you off.
There are a couple of ways you can avoid getting scammed or at least minimise the risk.
Place a small test order.
Before dealing with any supplier on ongoing basis, you really should place a small test order first. You should make sure this test order to sent directly to you or someone you trust. The selected test the supplier before you build ongoing relationship. Continue reading