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Dropshipping is an excellent option to start an online retail venture with little investment. The products you choose to dropship is critical to the profitability of you business. So, before you plan to do dropshipping online decide on the products you are planning to dropship. The next step would involve identifying the reliable supplier’s who can dropship the product to your consumers. Choosing a supplier for your product is a trial and error process. The best option I would suggest would be to buy a sample product from them and analyse the quality of the product. If you are satisfied with their product, then stick to the supplier if the profit margin you could achieve is satisfactory. This is basic step to identify quality supplier for your product. If you are focussing on huge number of products, identifying a reliable supplier for each of those products can become a tedious and time consuming process.
Here is when Dropship Services come into play. The role of a Dropship Service is to do all the dealings with the supplier and hence reducing your effort in identifying quality suppliers. Most of the dropship services validate the authenticity of the supplier making sure you get the products on time if ordered. There are quite a few Dropship Services available namely Doba, Worldwidebrands, Dropship Access, SaleHoo etc…
Before deciding on the Dropship option that is suitable for you, list down the following:
- Product(s) you are planning to dropship
- Amount you could invest
- Do you prefer to try the service before subscribing?
- Are you planning to sell the products on eBay?
Most of the dropship services charge you a monthly fee or upfront one-off payment in order to use their services. If you are new to dropshipping, you can try dropship service like Doba which offers a free 7-day trial. This would be a sufficient time to figure out whether dropship service is suitable for you. Your decision should be based on the availability of the product you are planning to dropship and the suppliers you have access to. Another advantage is Doba is eBay certified meaning you can dropship products available through Doba on eBay.
SaleHoo is another great dropship service if you are new to dropshipping. Not only they guarantee you a supplier they also offer a 60-day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. This would be a reasonable time to figure out whether your business model can work for you.
If you have some experience in dropshipping then I would highly recommend Worldwidebrands. They are also a lot cheaper when compared to Doba and SaleHoo as they only charge you a one-off fee. The suppliers available are verified to meet the business standards. If you are already into dropshipping and would like a reliable dropshipping service then Worldwidebrands is definitely a service to checkout.