What is Drop Shipping? Well, this form of online retailing is when you list an item, on eBay or Amazon for example, without having the product in inventory. You generally work with a wholesaler, advertise their product at retail price, and when a customer purchases the aforementioned item, you 중국배대지 order the product. Usually and profitably you purchase the item from a wholesaler at a discounted price. At this point the wholesaler, usually for free, ships the neatly packaged, new and impeccable, item directly to your buyer. You are essentially Walmart, with less less fluorescent lights and better fashion taste. You have no overhead, no risk, and no inventory except virtually. Best of all, you never even have to exhume your old printer from the basement to print postage labels. It sounds illegal but its not, and technically not even unethical. Retail stores do it. You spend the time researching and advertising, surely it is only fair you that you get your cut of the profits. The wholesaler is happy as his sales skyrocket and your customer is happy as they receive a professionally packaged brand new item directly to their door. You are happy as you slowly watch that $100 you had put away for that trip to the casino turn into $1000 virtually in a couple weeks. Jackpot. Even Uncle Sam’s happy as money changes hands in the “Hoover Dam” of economy boosting donations we call taxes. So why the stigma?
Well for starters it sounds rather felonious don’t you think? Drop shipping. Or you may call it Arbitrage, which is just as chilling. Can’t we call it something nice like “Stay At Home Retailing For Moms, Agoriphobic Persons, or Socially Handicapped”? Its a long name but less likely to arouse suspicion on a resume that you excelled as a previous drug mule. (I have aspergers. Thus I am allowed to reference social inabilities. I was the awkward one who didn’t cry at the end of Titanic at 9, and have the social grace of a former biker-gang member turned military coach.) The other reason that it has such stigma is that it seems like trickery. If you can find such good prices online for these products shouldn’t your buyer be aware of, and have the ability to use, these sources too? Well, they do, and they can. Then they would gleefully spend countless hours doing their own research, communicating with a wholesaler and managing to weed through the false advertising in order to buy one product. Nobodies going to do that for just one item. These good deals don’t just fall into your lap, and you as a Wholesaler/Consumer liaison have that duty. That is why you get paid.