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Frequently Asked Questions About Drop Shipping

Drop shipping is the fastest and easiest way to get into business on the internet with the lowest entry costs. The entire topic is covered in the Drop Ship Guide.

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But in order to help those of you who are not yet fully familiar with the ins and outs of drop shipping, we have assembled a group of questions and answers that may help you save a lot of time doing research.

  

Drop Shipping Questions And Answers.

What is drop shipping?
How reliable is drop shipping?
Why is drop shipping beneficial to me?
What prices do I pay for products?
Do I have to pay something to set up a drop shipping account?
How secure is my/my customer's information?
What types of products do drop ship fulfillment houses handle?
What is the relationship between the drop shipper and me?
How do my customers/I find out about order status?
How do I find products that I can have drop shipped?
How do I set up a business that uses drop shipping?

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FAQ Answers

What is Drop Shipping? - Drop shipping is a technique used by savvy business people to sell without inventory. It can be one of the best ways to increase the size of your web site and your inventory base. If you want to increase your income from your current business, or if you want to start a home business with an absolute minimum investment, drop shipping gives you the opportunity to go into business without investing a lot of money.

How reliable is drop shipping? - Drop shipping is as reliable as the person with whom you are dealing. Most mail order catalog companies and large web sites use drop shipping because it is beneficial and reliable. Just be sure to check out your drop shipper for reliability before you get too involved. Find the best for you. Always remember that there are good people out there. Just take your time and do your homework.

Why is drop shipping beneficial to me?

There are many benefits. Sell without inventory. Increase the number of products that you sell in your shop without increasing your inventory. Sell hundreds of products on Ebay, Amazon, Yahoo, and your own web site without ever having to handle anything. Sell hundreds of products from a home computer in a corner of your room. Don't get involved in shipping, don't handle goods, don't buy goods, don't put up with breakage and theft and all the other hassles of having a hard goods business.

What prices do I pay for products? - If you buy directly from a factory, you will probably get factory prices. If you buy through a distributor, you will get distributors' prices. If you are not careful, you may pay retail prices and more. You have to be careful and check the price list against market prices.

But do remember that you will be paying higher prices than if you buy large quantities of inventory and stock it yourself. You should understand that because someone has to pass on the costs of storage, handling, labor and whatever. They are the same costs that you would pay, but you avoid the hassles of maintaining the warehouse and investing cash.

Do I have to pay something to set up a drop shipping account? - That depends on the drop shipper. If the drop shipper takes your drop ship orders without some way of confirming that you are not a retail buyer who is just trying to get a good deal, there is a fair chance that you will be paying retail prices. If the drop shipper requires you to set up an account or make some committment, there is a fair chance that you will be getting better prices.

How secure is my/my customer's information? - Drop shippers are in business of selling products to retailers like you. They are generally not interested in selling retail. They know if they do not keep your information secure, they have lost their major source of business - you, the retailer. But do be sure that there is a confidentiality clause in your drop shipping agreement.

What types of products do drop ship fulfillment houses handle? - It is easier to tell you what types of products they don't handle. They generally do not handle firearms, alcoholic beverages, explosives, live animals, prescription drugs or other controlled substances, fireworks or other pyrotechnic devices or supplies, hazardous materials such as combustibles or corrosives, perishable items such as fresh food, or other regulated substances.

What is the relationship between the drop shipper and me? - Generally the drop shipper is an independent service providing company that takes orders from you and ships products to your customers. But do be sure to check your drop shipping agreement.

How do my customers/I find out about order status? - Most drop shippers use UPS or another express shipping service. These services have tracking systems on the internet. The drop shipper will give you a tracking number and you can follow the shipment.

How do I find products that I can have drop shipped? - Here are two sources of drop shippers.

Drop Ship Source Directory - This directory lists of nearly � million products that you can have shipped directly to your customers. This is our first and best recommendation for an expansive directory that you should have regardless of whether you use drop shipping or the inventory model. Click Here.

Emarketing and Drop Shipper Guide - This is both a directory and marketing guide. It is filled with good information. The list is updated weekly and posted to a protected members area so that you always have access to valid supplier sources. This guide also presents a lot on marketing. Click Here.

But don't get trapped. Even if you have drop shippers, that is not enough. You have to be able to sell your products. And to do that you must know how to use advertising. Most businesses fail because they do not know this. You won't sell a thing if you don't know how to attract targeted visitors to your website and convert them into buyers. Once you understand how that works, you'll find an infinite number of things to sell. I recommend that you get this CD shows you how to use a very small advertising budget to get a large number of customers. If you get no traffic to your website because you don't know how to market the way your competition does, you're done. This CD shows you how to get good traffic that is likely to buy your product. It is a critical key to your success. Click Here.

 

Free Drop Shipping Startup Course

Drop shipping, like everything else, has its advantages and disadvantages. If you have the right information, you can use it to your benefit.

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