Dropship Finder

Written by Kathleen Gagne
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Dropship Finder Basics

There are lists of dropshippers available on the Internet under the heading of dropship finders. They list dropshippers from all over the world who are willing to work with both large and small companies, as well as new companies. Their goal is to move products. They rely on internet and retail vendors to advertise their products and to support the sales and administrative functions of doing so. In turn, they provide products at wholesale prices either in bulk or as single items shipped to specific consumers who have ordered from an online vendor.

In general, the consumer never knows that you have used a third party in the transaction since the packages will be mailed with your name, logo, and contact information on the box. Products are usually delivered by services such as UPS or FedEx. The vendor is in a great position because s/he never needs to buy or carry any inventory until the sale is already made to a customer who has paid for it online. At that point, the vendor simply orders the product from the dropshipper and pays according to whatever arrangement they have.

Dropship Finder Tips

If it's your online business you're trying to start or build, you will want to be as careful with it as if you were investing hundreds of thousands of dollars anywhere. Even though your start-up costs may be low, it's your money and your future we're talking about. Be sure you use the best information you can get about which dropshippers are really wholesalers. Check for Better Business Bureau complaints. You can even contact other online vendors and ask who they use and how satisfied they are.

It's critical to put everything in writing. If you are shown a product catalog and offered a discount, make sure you know exactly what that discount is and whether it applies to all products in the catalog. You should also get a clear, detailed description of all shipping and handling costs that will be charged to your customers. Obviously, you will not be in business long if your customers have to pay $6 to ship a $4 product. Remember that, every penny you get charged by the wholesaler reduces your profit margin. Don't be afraid to negotiate.

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