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Old 17th August 2005, 12:46 PM   #1
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Default Is Drop Shipping a Fact or a Myth?

This article gives you some tips on finding a good drop shipper.

"Drop shipping is a very lucrative option. You don’t have to make any financial investments. You don’t have to secure a warehouse to store your products. You don’t even have to worry about your buyer’s location and how to ship what you’re selling to his doorsteps. Drop shippers will take care of those problems."

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Old 17th August 2005, 05:30 PM   #2

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Default Drop Ship

Linda, Nice article. Thanks for providing it. Almost 100% of my products are drop shipped by the Amish for me. It sure does save on inventory and I still can provide quality products!

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Old 21st January 2015, 10:28 PM   #3

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Default drop shipping is a great way to get started

Great article.

Drop shipping is certainly a great way to start selling online, particularly if you don't have the initial outlay required to invest in keeping all of your own stock.

There are lots of successful business models and businesses out there that are based solely on using drop shipping suppliers. Fishpond.com.au is one very large online retailer making huge profits, using solely drop shipping suppliers.

As long as you don't start your ecommerce business with unrealistic expectations eg: expecting to make your fortune overnight. Drop shipping can be very lucrative, and does have huge advantages, but you still need to be prepared to put in the work to grow and develop your business and your website.

It's the people that are prepared to put in the effort when starting their online business, that will reap the rewards.

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Old 26th February 2015, 04:54 AM   #4

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Very good article. I was planning to start a online business. Your article will surely help me.

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Old 3rd June 2015, 12:30 AM   #5

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dropshipping may not necessary be time effective. Try importing products on your own and sell them.

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Old 2nd December 2015, 05:14 AM   #6

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Hi, dropshiping is not time effective. You can start with an order fulillment service with small orders to maximum your profit.

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Old 8th December 2015, 03:51 AM   #7

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there are advantages and disadvantages
1. no investment of money on products & warehouse
2. no need to handle the order fulfillment

1. little profit
2. not time effective
3. without a system to process order fulfillment order tracking and inventory managemtn
4. if the supplier out of stock or stop selling, you business will get lost
So the most important for dropshipper is inventory management and order tracking.

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Old 9th December 2015, 01:58 AM   #8

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Yes, it depends on your supplier. If you have found a good dropshipping supplier, congratulations to you. if not, find a good order fulfillment company to start with small business, the best is no minimum and No commitments!

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