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eBay Certified Wholesale Drop Shipper

Postby Lynn Terry » Sat Aug 27, 2005 2:26 pm

I didnt realize there was a drop shipper that was "eBay Certified". This looks interesting - and they offer a free trial!

:arrow: More info on Wholesale Marketer


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Postby networkmom » Sat Sep 10, 2005 2:28 pm

Has anyone tried this service yet? I Have seen this a while ago and received a phone call from them but did not sign up. I would like some feedback.
I seem to have a real hard time finding the items I sell which are sports items like pitching machines, exercise equipment, athletic apparel, etc..

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Postby Vera » Thu Sep 22, 2005 5:50 pm

I use them and just love it. :-)
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Postby eBookWriter » Tue Oct 18, 2005 2:04 pm

Well, I just had a long post which went bye bye when the system asked for my login info...second time in five minutes. Ah, how soon they forget!!

Anyway--

Vera, hello!

Would you mind telling us more about this place? I just went and did all the sign up things until the cc# input screen where one finally finds out how much this is going to cost monthly. $29.99 for standard access and $39.99 for entreprenurial access -- which probably does make life easier.

However, dropship fees are mentioned as well. So this could run into more $$$ monthly going out if those fees aren't part of the membership. You say you love it, so that speaks in its praise. But if you could elaborate, I'd appreciate that! How do the fees work?

I really would like to try it, but is seven days a realistic trial period? Seems I'd have to run one and three day auctions to tell anything. I haven't done those yet. Suppose this could be as good a time as any to try them. I'm just worried about customers getting products delivered after my trial period expires should I decide not to go ahead with it.

I just opened my own ebay store using products from another dropship/webstore deal. It was an affordable one time fee and we get to set our own shipping costs. But as it isn't a true wholesaler/dropshipper the prices on the more desirable things leave little room for making profit. Sometimes the margin is only two to ten dollars profit. I'd like to make more than that..but, then I worry about charging too much...

Anyway, I'd appreciate all the info and tips you'd care to share!

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Postby Vera » Wed Oct 19, 2005 10:36 am

Hey Anita, I just have to run to the US and pick up my mail this morning, but I'll be back shortly and respond to your question. :-) Vera.
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Postby Vera » Wed Oct 19, 2005 7:20 pm

Hi Anita, Here's what I wrote in another thread....

You have to research every single item that you list before you list it. I don't care if something is popular or not, doesn't mean I'll make a profit.

I personally use Wholesale Marketer and haven't been happier. As boring as it sounds, you have to look at every single item and find out what it's getting before you list.

Plus, check out all the categories things are being listed in. Maybe something didn't sell for other people because they were silly about pricing. It takes time, but you find those gems that makes it worthwhile. And definately deal with a reputable company.


This I feel is definately the way to do it. :-) Spend more time researching before you list. Vera.
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Postby eBookWriter » Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:24 pm

Hi Vera,

You have to research every single item that you list before you list it. I don't care if something is popular or not, doesn't mean I'll make a profit.



Yes, that is what I do--hours of it. I have another online store/dropshipper I also use for eBay listings. There are no monthly fees with this one, and supposedly, no shortage of inventory.

On the Wholesale Marketer, I notice that on many items, there are only 2 or 3 in stock. Possibility I might win a sale, but be left high and dry when I went to order it for my customer because someone else had a sale first. What's your experience with that? Has it ever happened to you?

My questions were about whether or not the service was worth the monthly fees. And would a 7 day trial be enough time for me to find that out. I was reluctant to join, paying 40-50 bucks a month, and then not finding the items I want to sell at a price I want to sell them. Sure you have to research before you list--but, if you can't find items at a price worth listing, where's the good of the service? Why should I pay for it if their prices don't allow for profit? Or only for a few dollars worth?

Having said all that, in the end, I never did do the full trial...a rep called me on the second day and offered me a huge discount on the monthly fee if I could pay upfront that day. I took the deal -- it'll give me enough time to see if it'll be worth keeping at the end of my subscription time.

I noticed, too, that as soon as I signed up, I started getting great offers from other places. Some are fee based, too, while others are a chance to buy wholesale lots of one thing or other. I'm wishing I was in a position to take advantage of some of these...but maybe as my business grows, I can do that.

My ebay store is a variety store, as I have more than one interest, but not money enough to open multiple stores to cater to a specific niche. My kids want me to sell high end plasma TVs and other things of the sort. I'm into cameras and software. Would like to stock stuff writers and graphic artists would be interested in. But I haven't a clue where to look for that sort of thing.

I'm off to list some more things. Missed the Fixed Price sale yesterday because I couldn't get the site to work. I'd get so far and then get the sorry, site is busy error. After two hours of that, I gave up trying for a while. Came back, only to have the same thing happen. Gave up completely after that. Doesn't seem fair, but, those are the breaks!

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