Have you spent countless hours looking for a reputable dropshipping company only to come out empty-handed? If so, this article may able to help you. In fact, you may just find more suppliers than you can even handle! This happened to me and I started branching out and selling many different types of products. I now use different eBay names and stores to specialize in different types of products. Having too many suppliers is a good problem to have.
When it comes to the success of your online business, finding good suppliers or drop shippers to work with is at least half the battle. This article will help you understand how to find a good company while avoiding the bad ones – including the scams and the middlemen.
Dropshipping can be a great way to jump-start your online business. The right drop shipper can help your profits grow tremendously.
Once you find a good company, everything becomes easy. A bad company, however, can lead to some major headaches. Do your research – it will definitely pay off.
There are several good ways to research drop shippers. I have included the most common ways. I have saved the best for last, so make sure you read all the way to the bottom.
Again, I cannot stress this enough – When looking for a good drop shipper, you really need to do your research.
A good place to start is by going to your local library. You may be able to ask a reference librarian to help direct you to information on manufacturers and wholesalers who will dropship. Reference librarians are often good at helping to point you in the right direction. Many libraries carry books that list whom manufacturers what products. You may also be able to find useful information in magazines.
You will most likely come across many small-time manufacturers who are good candidates to work with. Of course, you will then need to call these manufacturers to work out a drop shipping arrangement. Some of these manufacturers will work and many will not. This research method can take some time, but the rewards are definitely worth it. There are other, more efficient ways of doing your research though. Also, this method does not guarantee that the suppliers you find will be reputable or that you will be able to establish a business relationship.
You need to make sure that you are dealing with a reputable company. Once you find a company that looks promising, you can test their ability to deliver by ordering one item to be sent to you (or a family member or friend). This way, you can test how fast their shipping is and you can see what information they include on and in the packages. This is important because you don’t want your customers to find out who your supplier is and you certainly don’t want them ordering directly from your supplier and cutting you out of the equation.