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Old 22nd March 2007, 02:45 AM   #1
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Default Yahoo Biz - Where To Get Products?

Hello all. Anybody have an idea of where to get products for the Yahoo Store? Apparently the Yahoo Small Business website purely serves as a "landlord" giving you all the tools you need but not the products. What are good drop shippers that can be integrated into the Yahoo Store. For those of you that have been successful at it. How exactly did you do it?

Newbie to internet marketing. Tried to inquire about this but the Yahoo support pretty much said they do not provide the products.

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Old 22nd March 2007, 09:07 AM   #2
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Hi,

Try this link: www.worldwidebrands.com

I haven't used it myself, but it seems to be a popular one.

Good luck!

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Old 22nd April 2007, 11:50 AM   #3
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Hi,

Check out the following: 123dropship.com

Hope it helps!

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Old 22nd April 2007, 05:09 PM   #4
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Top Ten Wholesale Drop Shipping Tips For Your Success might help some.

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Old 22nd April 2007, 05:56 PM   #5
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Be cautious of Worldwide Brands. They are becoming a victim of their own success. It is a legitimate resource for locating dropshippers, but there have been so many subscribers, the same goods are all over the net.

Frankly, most of the other lists are not worth much at all. There is one site that is basically a huge collection of lists, many of them worthwhile. But you must constantly keep in mind that the more people accessing any of these lists, or WorldWide Brands, the more straws there are in the same glass.

As I said, there is one site where the owner makes an honest attempt to keep the information accurate and is always adding new sources. But, it is basically a big collection of lists, and he can't police them all. So, like any listing, you have to keep in mind - buyer beware.

It is a membership site, with a one-time cost of $ 6.00. Frankly, you will spend more time and get fewer results trying to get anywhere near the information he has concentrated in this one spot. I highly recommend it - Collection of Wholesale / Dropship Lists

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Old 23rd April 2007, 08:04 PM   #6
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Can't you just use sites like alibaba and email the suppliers directly? If you use a dropshipper you are always going to be paying the middle man whereas many Chinese and Indian manufacturers are happy to send goods directly to your customers.

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Can't you just use sites like alibaba and email the suppliers directly? If you use a dropshipper you are always going to be paying the middle man whereas many Chinese and Indian manufacturers are happy to send goods directly to your customers.
I advise people to be extremely careful of this. I am the so called "middle man" in that I buy goods directly from Chinese manufacturers on behalf of clients.

There have been many times that I place orders directly with factories only to find out the order they send to me is completely wrong, in which case I have to work with the factory to get it right, and not my client. Trying to do this yourself after the products have been shipped to YOU or even worse, your customer over seas, coupled with the fact that these factories do not have staff that can adequately speak English, I guarantee you, you will be sorry.

Also, given the language barrier you would not be able to negotiate a better price (which Chinese factories never give you the best price upfront)

I'm not trying to promote my business here, only provide valuable info to those who are seeking to buy from factories directly. Companies like mine usually only charge you about 3% on all orders, and many times since we negotiate pricing with factories, this is still cheaper and far less headaches if you try to do this yourself.

For one, sourcing companies like mine, which are based in China, ensure your order is correct BEFORE it leaves the country.

Two, sourcing companies have Chinese staff which can accurately communicate directly with the factories if there are problems.

Three, as I said, sourcing companies can almost always negotiate better prices, since the factories know that we may also bring them other clients in the future.

The point is, don't be so quick to disregard product sourcing companies, because there are many valid reasons why this service is beneficial.

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