Since eBay hit the ground running just a few years ago, the service has millions of sellers with as many buyers. eBay has created a truly global market, where shoppers can find and purchase exactly what they’re looking for, without leaving home.
If you’re thinking of owning an eBay business, and making a lucrative career of it, you can easily make that dream come true. You don’t even require a product of your own to make a living by selling on eBay. eBay provides many opportunities to people who want to quit their corporate nine-to-five jobs, but don’t necessarily have a lot of start-up capital to invest in a new business.
Many eBay retailers are finding it easy and convenient to market merchandise with the help of ‘drop shippers’. eBay drop shippers don’t provide the merchandise for sale–they simply arrange to send merchandise to the customers of business owners.
If you want to run an eBay store, it is possible to offer a huge variety of stock, without needing a warehouse to store all of those products. All you need to do is list the items for auction, and sell the products. When the sale is confirmed, the information is passed along to the drop shipping company. eBay drop shippers take over from there. eBay drop shippers will package, label, and ship the products that you sell, allowing you more time to set up more auctions and bring in greater profits. They’ll take care of all the shipping details, and will even use your company information, including your logo. When the product arrives at your customer’s home, they will have no idea that it wasn’t actually shipped directly from your company.
For this process to work to your benefit, you need to establish relationships with several different drop shippers. Until you’ve cemented a trusted working relationship, eBay drop shippers will likely require you to pay for the items that your customers order before they are shipped. Orders need to be filled and shipped in a timely manner, so it’s in your best interest to pay for the items with a credit card for speedy service. Eventually, your eBay drop shippers will be confident in filling your orders right away, and billing you for them later.
When you set up your eBay auctions, make sure that your reserve price is set higher than the drop shipper’s cost. Don’t forget, your primary goal is to earn a profit! Depending on the item you’re selling, your reserve price should be about 10 percent higher than the price charged by the drop shipper. It will be beneficial for you to research to see if the item is selling for a lower price in another eBay auction, or through other online sources.
Running an online business using the eBay drop shippers presents almost no financial risk. The product will be sold before you actually pay for the item. This is one business where you can actually turn a profit before you have to pay any expenditures.
Millions of buyers are ready and waiting to buy your products. Use eBay drop shippers to your advantage, and cash in on the world’s favorite way to shop.