Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A Drop Shipping Company

Drop shipping is certainly one way to make cash for someone interested in the retail industry.

No Upfront Fees

One thing would-be retailers must do is find a company that does not charge upfront fees. There is no reason why you should have to pay upfront for goods you never have in your possession in order to sell the good, all retailer has to dot is showcase the wares of a company on website. Customers peruse the website, make a purchase and the retailer than tells the manufacturer to send the goods to the customer's address.

Finding A Manufacturer

Beginning the search for a drop shipping company involves looking for a list of companies that may be interested in doing business with you. This is where many prospective retailers fail. They spend a token sum acquiring a list of drop shipping companies, only to find that the list is out of date. The prospective retailer realizes this after phoning up these companies only to find that they are no longer in business. Even if the companies only to find that they are no longer in business. Even if the company is available and legitimate , it is likely that thousands of others interested in drop shipping will also have received the same list. This means competition with drop shipping companies perhaps taking advantage of this by charging up front payments.

The best way to find a good drop shipping companies that will not ask you to pay upfront is to do a lot of research. First of all, you need to know  exactly what it is you want to sell. There are countless options so pick a specific niche and stick to it. For example, if you wish to sell books, go to bookstores and find out names of the book publishers Contact them directly and ask if they drop ship their goods. Some will explain that they are not interested which is fine because no further time will be wasted. Some organizations may never have heard of the concept and will be interested. This is an ideal scenario as you can be their flagship retailer. Other companies will be familiar with the term and will tell they are ready to do business.

Drop shipping is an ideal solution for both retailer and manufacturer. For the retailer , there is little or no risk because they have no upfront cash invested if the venture. They try and snare customers and send order details to the manufacturer. The main cost is the amount it takes it start up the website. The company is happy because they have an extra salesman who dies not command a salary, only commission. The goods remain stocked in their warehouse and they have control of delivery. They also benefit from additional exposure due to the existence of the sales website. When performed by professionals, drop shipping is an extremely lucrative venture. 

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