Glad you could join Zabubli today on yet another lesson on wholesale drop shippers & drop shipping companies.
So many people will swear that they know the best wholesale drop shipper, or that wholesale drop shipping is in their blood, so you must listen to them. Here’s what Zabubli thinks: They don’t know jack.
In this article we’ll talk about a lot of things, drop shipping companies being just one of them. This page turned out to be longer than I expected, but hear this: I am not in the business of making cookie-cutter blog posts just to get a visitor on my website and click on some ad. Let’s get something straight right now. I’ve been doing business with drop shipping for a little over 20 years.
I know this business and I speak my mind about it. If you can’t even take a few minutes to read what a veteran is trying to reveal to you, then leave now.
For the rest of you aspiring entrepreneurs, here’s what we’ll be discussing:
- The main reasons why so many people fail at this business, while working with wholesale suppliers and drop shipping companies
- Different categories and niches where you can make money drop shipping
- I’m gonna skip the sweet talk and tell you the truth about wholesale drop shipping clubs, my recommended dropship source & dropshippers directory
- We’ll have some wholesale drop shipping reviews of different companies
- Working with eBay and drop shipping companies
- my confidential sources with gigantic (and legitimate) lists of wholesale suppliers and distributors, eBay drop shippers, and wholesale drop shipping companies where you can deal with the best in drop shipping without carrying any inventory yourself whatsoever.
As soon as the internet came to be, I was operating multiple online and eBay stores, working with the best wholesale dropshippers. At the same time, I came across every scam you can imagine.
When people think about the business of wholesale drop shipping, they think: Easy money.
Since when has ANY business been easy money? It all takes WORK. The problem is that some kid like Kevin Nobleman goes online and hears about how amazing the drop shipping business can be, how it’s such easy money, that he’s gonna open up shop on eBay or set up an online store. How he can work with anyone from jewelry drop shippers to selling wholesale electronics, handbags, gift baskets, and what have you. Joe thinks he’s going to make a fortune selling wholesale products on the internet and have them drop shipped directly in wholesale from China.
Does anyone else see a problem with what I just said?
The overall mentality is screwed. Joe is thinking in terms of EASY MONEY. There is no such thing when it comes to working with drop shipping companies (and any business, really). Imagine with me for a moment: You run an online store which also sells products on eBay and uses auctions for income. You have a huge wholesale warehouse where you store merchandise & keep your inventory. Your warehouse carries megagoods: wholesale DVDs, furniture, wholesale electronics, clothing, handbags, software, aftermarket car parts and accessories, folding bikes. You name it, Joe’s shopster of a store has got it. We’re talking brand name, national and international quality goods. Some even come direct from China! The top in wholesale products that money can buy.
Joe does aggressive online promotions for his websites. He takes really good care of his customers, and handles any issues and complaints with an utter sense of urgency. He offers a money back guarantee in case his customers aren’t satisfied with the product, and sometimes he offers free shipping for orders over a certain amount, to generate extra sales. Heck, he’s even a member of the Better Business Bureau, and proudly displays the BBB seal on his company’s website.
Joe’s found some real quality wholesale resources, no middlemen, he gets most product direct wholesale from China, and ships anywhere.
Joe knows what he’s doing. He has a plan to run his business. He plans his work and works his plan.
Joe is a busy guy.
Now, absorb everything I just said and remove one process from it: Inventory management.
There, you have a REAL drop shipping business, using real drop shipping companies.
As we can see, it is just like running any other business, except that the advantage of private label shipping with wholesale products drop shippers and drop shipping companies means you don’t have to worry about warehousing, carrying and managing inventory, or packaging and shipping the items. Yes, that would be a big load off Joe’s busy daily schedule, and he would probably be even more successful devoting more of his time to marketing his business and spending less time worrying about his warehouse operations.
So which categories and niches are good for making money with wholesale suppliers & drop shipping companies?
I don’t know, what size shoe do I wear?
All kidding aside… Zabubli feels compelled to tell you that this is one business where your possibilities are actually ENDLESS.
As far as categories, you’re only limited to your imagination. Anything that you can see around you, that you see at malls, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Target, Amazon, eBay — can be drop shipped directly to your customers: IF you find the right source of quality, legitimate, reliable, REAL suppliers and drop shippers.
Think about it > People want clothes, shoes, bikes, binoculars, sporting equipment, security cameras, coach bags, cheap suits, high-end electronics, women’s stuff, men’s products, cameras, home furnishings, laptops, plasma TVs, kitchen, home & garden products. Nutrition, games, Xbox, books, movies…
… do I need to go on?
Zabubli has seen many who have tried (to work with drop shipping companies and then some) fail in this business over the past 2 decades. Aside from illegitimate suppliers pulling a fast one on some of my good colleagues right in front of them, the top reason had to have been that everyone who I saw failing was: trying to be EVERYTHING to EVERBODY.
Imagine running an online store with everything I just mentioned above. WOW. Yes, the big guys like Amazon.com can do it, or Wal-Mart can do it, but don’t think you can replicate their success overnight. The can do it because they’re huge, they’ve got money, power, resources.
For someone just starting out, the key is to specialize in a given niche.
Laser-line focus is a must. You pick one category, find a market within that category, and cater to that group of shoppers. Forget about everyone else for now.
For example, how about having an online store where binoculars are sold specifically for the purpose of bird-watching? Millions of people have that hobby. That is a focused business plan. Or selling hidden security cameras to parents who have a nanny or babysitter in the house when they’re away, watching their kids, and want to know if their kids are being treated properly. That is what we call laser line focus. I don’t recommend anyone starting out to just set up one big shop selling everything under the sun. Just because you can potentially have access to drop shipping companies who ship everything under the sun, doesn’t mean you should try to sell it all.
It sounds good in theory, but trust me, unless you’ve got a minimum $50,000 advertising and promotion budget to start with — you’ll be left wondering why your “huge” online store left you broke. Why you couldn’t sell a c*ap worth of stuff on eBay when you had “such a variety”. Sometimes variety can kill, so focus on a particular niche to start with and you will be fine. After you’ve conquered a smaller market, you can expand and make it bigger. So instead of selling desktop computers to parents whose kids are just starting school, you add laptops to your product selection and make recommendations on which ones are the best for those grown up kids going away to college soon. You slowly add other products into the mix that appeal to the same demographic that you’re working with, in this case: parents who have children in the house and want to spend money on buying gadgets for their kids. What are the possibilities with that? Endless.
EBay dropshipping: Zabubli’s 411 on selling on eBay using wholesale products drop shippers, otherwise known as drop shipping companies, and quickly find $uccess:
Okay, let’s get down to the nitty and gritty about using eBay to make money online with dropshipping. There have been many books written on the subject of doing business on eBay. Most of them are worthless and only designed to make money for them, when YOU buy them.
EBay offers an opportunity to quickly get in front of millions upon millions of eyeballs. These people are not there to mess around, they are there to buy products and give business and their money: to people like us who want it. The main problem with eBay today is market saturation.
Zabubli has seen eBay transform from what it was when it first started, to the saturated beast it is today. It doesn’t matter what you want to sell, you will find it on eBay already being sold for pennies on the dollar. Does that stop me from using eBay dropshippers to make money online? You better believe it doesn’t. I make [undisclosed large figure] every single week, month after month, year after year, selling drop shipped products on eBay, using the very drop shipping companies I am talking about here (more on that towards the end of this [long] article).
How do I do it? Well, you gotta play smart. If you skipped to this part of the page thinking you’ll find the secret to getting rich overnight with eBay, then scroll back up and read the part about specializing in certain categories and niches. It holds especially true on eBay. Think long-term: you are on not on eBay to sell one product for $20 that you bought for $10. Smart business men and women don’t play like that.
You are there as a presence for your online or eBay store.
You are building a list of prospects. People who’ll buy from you again and again if they like the way you do business. The key is selling items for very low-prices, make just a couple of dollars on it, break even, even lose a couple of dollars if you can afford to do so. Take advantage of the drop shipping companies you’re working with. In the end it is very well worth it. Why? Because as you sell on eBay and deal with customers, you are building your reputation (feedback), and most importantly: you are building a list of targeted prospects. You know what these people want to buy and what makes them tick. You’ve followed Zabubli’s advice so you have access to more legitimate drop shipping companies than you can handle. If you don’t know what makes them tick, or what they want to buy: simply ask them. You’d be surprised.
You use eBay as an avenue to greater success.
Next time you got a hot product you want to advertise, guess what? Instead of putting it on eBay for a crappy low-balled price, you contact all those prospects directly. You skip the middle-man (eBay in this case), and go direct to the person who’s going to give you their money (your customer). Send an e-mail to your list of customers with your latest offerings, with a link to YOUR online store to find out more information and make a purchase. This is where you make the profits, and get on a path towards financial freedom.
If you have built trust with a targeted group of prospects, they will buy from you time and time again. This is not just Zabubli’s opinion – but rather a proven fact in business and marketing. At this point, price won’t be the number one reason people buy from you. YOU will be the #1 reason they buy from you. They have had happy experiences dealing with you, and don’t care for going on eBay and searching for the same product to see if they can find it cheaper after bidding on it for a week or two. They want it now and they want it from you. Use your drop shipping companies, give them what they want and let them shop at your online store.
Combine this strategy with using products and goods from drop shipping companies, and you’ll be using the best drop shipping strategies there are to succeed when it comes to selling on eBay and actually making money with it, while building a long-term business.
I am telling you, take this nugget of advice and go do something for yourself. If you want to see my recommendation for a source who specializes in eBay drop shipping, click here. If you’re cheap and not willing to spend a couple of bucks to gain access to thousands of verified, legitimate drop shipping companies, wholesalers and suppliers, and a community forum of the top eBay power sellers sharing their secrets, then don’t click here. The choice is yours.
So who is the real wholesale dropshipper that I use? Which wholesale drop shippers are there and which wholesale drop shipping companies are the best?
Glad you asked. Listen, if you think buying or downloading some list of free wholesale drop shipping companies is going to get you anywhere, then you’re sadly mistaken.
Why would people share that type of information for free? Sure, they might tell you one little supplier and source here and there, but how do you get to thousands of suppliers and drop shipping companies with hundreds of thousands of products at your disposal to be dropshipped? I keep hearing about doba, who charges you a MONTHLY fee for outdated information about drop shipping companies? You gotta be kidding me. Simplx, SMC? Hey you wanted my recommendations right? Those are not it. That’s not to say that those are scammers, because Zabubli doesn’t want any trouble, and most probably they are not, but there are other directories of wholesale drop shippers which each and every dropshipper is verified and legit.
Well, to Zabubli there are only 2 real drop shipping companies that exist.
My all time favorite source for thousands of legitimate drop shipping companies and suppliers…
They’ve been around forever, and I’ve done business with them and through them for SEVERAL years. We’re talking over 8000 dropshippers and wholesalers. We’re talking over 7 million products from any category you can imagine, for guaranteed wholesale prices. They are the most comprehensive drop ship resource online that you can imagine, will get you the drop shipping companies which you’re looking for, and also certified by eBay to engage in the business. Does that mean something to you? It means something to me.
This is not a kid’s game, be prepared to be overwhelmed by choices after you join. Find a niche & category that you want to specialize in: clothing, computers, televisions, handbags, brand name products — whatever, and deal with suppliers based on what you’re looking to sell and make money with.
You can take the free trial, but be prepared to pay a hefty $300 one-time fee to gain permanent lifetime access to this amazing resource.
If you can’t invest $300 in your business, then what are you doing here? Go get a job.
Click here to see who I’m talking about and join if you want to get off your butt and do something. You can spend all day everyday online reading reviews or just go direct to the source and start building business relationships and making money.
My second source, will get you access to thousands of verified drop shipping companies and suppliers, for under $70 bucks (one time fee for lifetime access and free updates). This is more if you want to mainly specialize in eBay and use drop shippers to make some good profit on eBay. They’ve got a large community of about 60,000 members, and real eBay powersellers are always available to answer questions.
Zabubli has learned a great deal from them. Even now that she is a monster seller and doesn’t need anyone’s help, she still finds some good advice in the members area here from time to time.
I am a member of both, but I know not everyone has the money (or the desire) to do so. I just like to be on top of my business.
Get started making money with drop shipping companies now.