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Discussion in 'Affiliate Marketing' started by CreativeMix, Jul 23, 2021.

  1. CreativeMix United Kingdom

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    Does anyone have a reasonably successful business that relies on products being drop shipped. I'm not looking for people to give specifics but would like to understand the pitfalls etc..
     
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    SecNam Moderator Staff Member

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    I have spent the last year drop shipping and a bloody nightmare :) so i have paused it for now.
    Main thing is make sure you have a live API to the supplier in case they go out of stock and you get orders.
     
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    dont race to the bottom on price, have a USP, do something different, stand out and write your own descriptions
     
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    Cheers lads. I’m thinking of selling a high value product with multiple brands and distributors. I’d prefer not to drop ship but the problem is a lack of capital to hold stock so drop shipping seems like the only other option. Thanks for the feedback.
     
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    I've had success with stoves.uk

    I get an average of 20-30 % profit on these products

    I receive the payment through stripe, pay the supplies who then ship it out direct to customer.

    Thinking about selling this on sometime in the future.
     
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    That's encouraging, do you use multiple suppliers and were they enthusiastic when you approached them or did they need encouragement?
     
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    I only use this particular supplier, they make their profit on the product but they also get added purchasing power with the manufacturers.

    I had a relationship with the supplier already as I buy a lot of boiler spares from them regularly.
     
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