If dropship offers seem too good to be true, they probably are, especially in the case of any brandname goods like iPods and Nike shoes. Stick to established wholesalers with 3rd-party accreditations, and you'll enjoy the great profits that can be made from Chinese goods right now.
Shenzhen, China (PRWEB) August 11, 2007
The "secret" to some of the biggest businesses selling on eBay is wholesale dropship. It's a system where sellers avoid having to buy wholesale lots by taking advantage of wholesalers who can deliver items directly to their international customers, instead of to the vendor first. This new distribution channel has just hit the Chinese wholesale market, with the growth of eBay in China, and US and European entrepreneurs are moving quickly to take advantage of the development. Wholesale dropship suppliers combine low trade pricing with consumer-level customer service and logistics.
Chinavasion Public Relations Manager, Rose Li, states that dropshipping is primarily popular for reducing risk and for business scalability.
"Dropshipping means you don't have to commit to ordering a pallet or a container of goods from a Chinese factory. It's ideal for newcomers to the consumer product retail industry. You don't need much up-front investment.
You just order after you get paid by your customer, and all the packing and logistics is taken care of for you."
"It's also a highly scalable business model." Added Li. "By this I mean that you can go from 10 hot selling products in your eBay shop to 1000 different products, and not increase your costs at all. You don't need extra warehouse space, insurance, investment in stock, packaging costs and so on. You just make more profit the more items you're selling. You can focus entirely on marketing and growing your business and leave the fulfilment to your wholesale dropshipper."
The steps involved in drop shipping items from China can be summarized as follows:
- The seller locates several quality, desirable products in the
catalog of the wholesaler. In the case of Chinavasion, this could be an MP4 Player, a Digital Camcorder, a Car Stereo, etc.
- The seller takes each item description from the supplier and creates
listings for the products on their online shop or eBay auctions, setting their own prices.
- When a customer buys the item, the payment goes to the seller.
- The seller then goes to the online ordering system of the drop-ship
supplier and places an order for the item - at low wholesale prices - delivering direct to the end customer.
- The dropship wholesaler packs the goods and delivers to the end
customer, passing the tracking details to the seller.
- The customer sees the goods as coming from the seller, and never has
contact with the wholesaler. The customer loyalty is to the person they bought from.
Margins made by dropship businesses vary, but electronics are famous for high markups and healthy ongoing profits. http://www.chinavasion.com is the first online wholesale shop for high quality consumer electronics from Chinese factories, such as MP4 Players, Digital Cameras, Car DVD Players, and Electronic Gadgets, and their prices are pitched as close as possible to factory direct levels, to allow dropship vendors to set their own competitive prices while still making money on every order fulfilled.
Asked about any possible downsides of dropshipping goods from China, Rose Li warned that buyers ought to deal with reputable firms only. "Chinavasion has been blazing a trail when it comes to opening up drop ship wholesale from China, and there are already some Chinese companies trying to catch up. Many of these sellers have good services and products, but don't blindly place your trust in Chinese suppliers that you don't know. International buyers are advised to stay away from dealing with individuals or small, inexperienced wholesalers, even if they are advertising on Chinese sales portals or auction sites."
Rose Li added that counterfeit goods can frequently be offered for sale by Chinese suppliers, but if buyers send money, the goods are never sent, or get blocked at customs. "If dropship offers seem too good to be true, they probably are, especially in the case of any brandname goods like iPods and Nike shoes. Stick to established wholesalers with 3rd-party accreditations, and you'll enjoy the great profits that can be made from Chinese goods right now."
Since wholesale dropshipping began to be offered by Chinese suppliers like Chinavision, developments have included more shipping choices through low-cost postal services as well as faster couriers, and expanded payment and discount systems. Sellers interested in finding out more about how to start selling electronics by dropshipping from China are advised to begin by signing up for the comprehensive e-course "Import from China" available free at the Chinavasion.com website.
About Chinavasion Wholesale Co. Ltd.
Chinavasion.com is the leading online drop ship wholesaler for consumer electronics. Accredited by Paypal, Verified Site, and ScanAlert, and listed in all the leading B2B directories, Chinavasion is the market leading China supplier for eBay dropship sellers and electronics importers worldwide. For more details visit: http://www.chinavasion.com/wholesale-dropship.php