What is Dropshipping?
What is dropshipping is a common problem for most of the online business people these days. Today I will give an introduction to Dropshipping and how it works. Dropshipping is an online product selling method without handling the real product. In this method, we are working as a marketer. We do marketing and promotions to bring the product to customers. But we don’t need to physically handle or maintain an inventory of the products.
Basically everyone doing is find a hot selling product from the Aliexpress and list that product on eBay at a higher price. Once someone orders that product from eBay, what we do is we again go back to Aliexpress and order that product, instead of our shipping address, we give Aliexpress to our eBay buyer’s name and shipping address to fulfill the order. Then Aliexpress seller will send the product to our eBay buyer’s address. This is the simplest explanation for dropshipping.
After the seller handover the package to the shipping agent, he will send us a tracking number so we can track the package delivery progress and also we need to update that tracking number to eBay so our eBay buyer also can see the order progress. This will help us to confirm the package will receive the buyer on-time. Updating tracking information is very important. This will help you to get your money from PayPal without any delay and gain the trust of your customers.
eBay and Paypal Fee
When you list a product on eBay, you need to consider these fees. If not the end of the month you will have a loss instead of profit. So how do you decide the price of a product? There are online fee calculators to help you with this matter. The final fee Calculator is a good one. If you think you can find a $5 product from Aliexpress and you can list it on eBay for $10…it’s not going to work. So make sure to use the calculator and list the item properly.
Before you Start
Before you start you need to read this. eBay does not allow us to do this kind of dropshipping. Yes, you read it correctly. But still, people are doing this and making money. Before get started read our ” Reasons to eBay accounts get Suspended” article.
eBay is not the only way we can do dropshipping. We can create our own online store and do dropshipping. There are pros and cons to every method. I will tell you those things in my next article.