What It Takes to Become a Dropshipper by:Jeffrey Frasco
Making money online has become a real craze lately. The advent of the Internet plus the recent economic crisis has caused a lot of people to turn to the World Wide Web to turn a profit from home. Running any home business requires dedication, hard work, business sense, and people skills, and dropshipping is no exception.
In the eyes of customers, you are just like any other store. They believe that they buy a product from you and you ship it to them. The average person has not heard of the concept of dropshipping, and even if they have, they probably don't suspect that they are receiving dropshiped products. But in reality, you have no bulky inventory to deal with. You are the interface between the dropshipper and your customer. That also means that you are ultimately held responsible for backorders or problems in shipping, so it's important to pick a good dropship company that won't drop the ball.
In dropshipping, the money that you make is the difference between the dropshipper's price and the price you advertise to customers. To arrive at the right price - neither too high nor too low - requires a keen business sense and some sound research. Don't make the mistake of looking at only one source to determine a fair price for your product. Search multiple shopping sites, including both auction sites like eBay and shopping search engines like Google and Yahoo Shopping.
Good people skills and a commitment to customer service are also really important to be successful. If you can manage to keep customers happy, then they will refer your business to friends and keep coming back the next time they need to buy a similar product. They like affordable products, timely delivery, and a company who is good at keeping them updated on backordered products. This means that you need to do business with reliable dropship companies and keep excellent records so you can stay appraised of all your customers' needs.
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