Dropshipping The Right Way To Profits..

Today we are going to look at one of the ways you can sell on eBay without having to stock physical products yourself, its called Dropshipping.

Drop shipping allows you to list products for sale on eBay that you don’t own or physically possess, and you don’t have to pay for them until after you’ve sold them on eBay and the buyer has already paid you for the item. It’s a great way to get started with little to no upfront expense.

In order to successfully start a drop shipping business on eBay, there are several area’s you need to consider before getting started. Today we want to look at the most important areas that everyday dropshipper’s don’t change to improve the amount of sales they get.

Images – In most cases, you’ll get your product images by copying them from the drop shipper’s website then saving them to your computer before uploading them to your listing.

One difficulty regarding drop ship images that comes up quite frequently is that often there’s only one image provided for the product by the dropshipper, usually a manufacturer’s stock photo, so if the picture doesn’t sufficiently demonstrate what the item looks like or doesn’t provide enough detail, the dropshipper is stuck with putting that up.

You can think outside the square and use a photo editing program like Photoshop or by adding your logo to the bottom of the photo to look different.

Pricing – Many drop shippers will provide a price to go with the product and by sticking with what your research indicates this product has been selling for on eBay lately you will be able to tell how much profit you are going to make. You also need to remember to take out your Paypal and eBay fees out of that profit. The profit margin is up to you, however on eBay dropshipping margins are from 5% to 15% and you’ll need to make sure you’ve got an idea of the lowest profit you will take for your items as well.

Your Description – Most of the descriptions provided for products on your drop shippers websites will be fairly short and bland, usually including features or specifications of the product. Now if you want to stand out, you’ll need to do something different, like have a headline on why this product is for them and break the text up into small sections so it is easy to read. Use bolding or highlighting for important points you want your buyers to read.

Shipping – Since the drop shipper will be sending the product directly to the buyer you’ll get all of the shipping information directly from the drop shipper’s site. Before deciding to list the item, you should already have checked the drop shipper’s shipping costs for this particular product so you aren’t guessing what to charge and then lose money on your shipping. Also make sure they are competitive with what other eBay sellers charge to ship that item so you stay competitive.

If you can improve on these few area’s in your dropshipping business then you’ll be miles in front of the competition.

Til next time, have a great eBay weekend.

Matt & Amanda Clarkson

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