Finding the right product to sell online is the challenge for most people looking to start their own online business and make money from their own home selling on eBay. Reputable Wholesalers are seemingly as elusive to entrepreneurs looking to start selling on eBay as the mysterious “Bigfoot”.
At the last eBay LIVE!! conference I attended, drop shipping from wholesale companies seemed to be the topic of conversation on everyones lips. I cannot count how many times someone approached me or I overheard someone talking about drop shipping on eBay and how to find a wholesaler who you can trust and with the low prices needed to really sell well on the eBay marketplace. It is not an easy road… and it shouldn’t be.
Building a good business takes time, effort, money and lots of dedication. Thousands of people are making a living selling goods on eBay and a larger and larger majority of these eBay sellers are simply “drop shippers”. Drop shipping, or simply taking an order online from an online customer and then turning around and ordering that product from a wholesaler and having them ship and inventory the item themselves, has become quite popular recently with the rise in online sales. But with the scams out there and with so many “wannabe” wholesalers calling themselves as such, it is hard to find someone reputable who can ship out product to you at a reasonable enough of a price for selling on eBay.
eBay is a very competitive market and it can be hard to find product from anyone cheap enough without some good hard work and effort. See our next blog entry on how to find that wholesaler, tips to remember, things to avoid when looking at wholesale companies and general information regarding drop shipping on eBay.