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We've Uncovered Tons of Wholesale Scams Online!
There is an entire industry on the Internet that is dedicated to doing nothing more than getting as much money out of new internet sellers as they possibly can. They target people searching for "drop ship", "dropshippers", "products to sell online", "wholesale products to sell on ebay" and "wholesale products to sell on amazon" and etc. and wait for you to fall for their traps.

Their web sites look very convincing. They often promise "below wholesale prices". They've gotten very good at looking and sounding legitimate. You'd be surprised at some of the names of these companies we've found to be little more than wholesale scammers; we'll bet you know of some of them yourself...and maybe even use them.

Over the past decade we have investigated ten's of thousands of companies claiming to be genuine dropshippers and wholesalers of various products. We've uncovered literally thousands of dropship scams and fake wholesalers. So take caution when you try to find genuine certified dropshippers on the internet! If you are trying to find good dropshippers and wholesalers on your own, then learn how to identify scams before you waste any money on fake wholesale suppliers!
 
Top 5 Wholesale Scams To Watch For Online
 
1. 
"Wholesalers" or "Dropshippers" with Membership Fees
Run across one of these yet? A company who claims to be a "drop ship" or a "bulk wholesaler", but has a "setup" or "membership" fee? ...read more
 
2. 
Wholesale Middlemen
There are a LOT of places out there who would have you believe that they are the wholesale suppliers, when they are not. We spend a great deal of time sorting out these profiteers OUT of our list of WBI Certified Wholesalers. Here's how they operate... ...read more
 
3. 
"Wholesaler & Dropship" Review Sites (with Hidden Agendas)
We saw this scam starting to happen back in 2006 and it can still be found now, years later. It started with a company putting up a website that claimed to "independently review" different Wholesale Directories and sources for Drop Shippers ...read more
 
4. 
Unconfirmed Supplier Directories
They call themselves "Ultimate", "Essential", "Connection", "Directory Pro", "Global", "Millennium", "Central", "Wholesalers.xxx" and "Incredible" lists of Drop Shippers and Bulk Wholesalers. ...read more
 
5. 
Wholesale "Search Engines"
A very popular and widely known wholesale and dropship "search engine" was busted by the FTC for doing just what we have warned people about for years. Their search results were full of scam wholesale dropshippers. ...read more
 
Protect Your Business. Protect Your Wallet.
Our business IS finding genuine CERTIFIED Dropshippers and Bulk Suppliers for online sellers. We've been doing it since 1999 and have learned a number of techniques for sniffing out scammers. Typically only 1 out of every 20 "suppliers" we investigate are genuine Drop Shippers or Bulk Wholesalers. We know from first hand experience that there are far more wholesale scams online then there are legitimate drop shippers and bulk suppliers.

If you are not interested in using our Directory of Certified Wholesalers to find a guaranteed legitimate Drop Shipper then that is ok. But be forewarned you will run into many wholesale scams so protect your business and your wallet by learning what to look out for.
 
A few Tips for spotting Scam Drop Shippers:
 
Tip 1: 
Real Drop Shippers DO NOT charge Setup Fees.
Dropship Scammers often do this because the majority of new retailers who use them figure out pretty quickly their 'wholesale prices' aren't real. So the dropship scam company makes a quick buck from a non-refundable setup fee. Real Drop Shippers are FREE to work with.
 
Tip 2: 
Real Drop Shippers DO NOT charge Monthly Fees.
If you see a company calling themselves a dropshipper but charge monthly fees, run the other way! These drop ship scam companies make their living off of new retailers who take a month or two to to realize they're being scammed. Real Drop Shippers are FREE to work with.
 
Tip 3: 
Real Drop Shippers DO NOT charge Annual Fees.
In an attempt to make it look 'cheaper' some fake dropshippers will bundle their monthly fee's into one easy-to-charge Annual Fee. Good luck getting a refund when you find out no 'wholesale deal' they offer is legitimate. We'll say it one more time...Real Dropshippers are FREE to work with.
 
Tip 4: 
Real Drop Shippers DO NOT inflate wholesale prices.
Real Drop Shippers DO NOT inflate wholesale prices. Fake dropshippers are often middlemen who increase the true wholesale price of the products that the real dropshipper chargers. If you end up working with a fake drop shipper you'll quickly realize that all of the prices on the products "they offer" are priced way too high to make any profit. All of their claims about "below-wholesale" are simply lies. You have to work with a real certified drop shipper to get real wholesale prices.
 
Tip 5: 
Real Drop Shippers DO work directly with the Manufacturer.
The Manufacturer of the product (the people who actually make the product) know who their legitimate Wholesalers really are because they're REAL Wholesalers who order products from them in bulk on a regular basis. Real Certified Dropshippers work directly with the Manufacturer, order in bulk and give true wholesale prices as result. Fake Dropshippers do not have the credentials necessary to work with the Manufacturers.
 
Tip 6: 
Real Drop Shippers DO stock their own inventory.
Real Dropshippers stock inventory and ship from their own warehouse. As stated in tip 5, real dropshippers work directly with the manufacturer, buying in bulk volume orders on a regular basis. They get the best prices so they can pass savings online to you (the retailer). The more you sell, the more they buy and everyone in the chain (Manufacturer -> Dropshipper -> Retailer) makes money. Fake drop shippers don't have inventory or products. They setup accounts with the real dropshipper, pretend to be a wholesaler and systematically increase what your true wholesale price should be making it virtually impossible for anyone to profit.
 
Tip 7: 
Real Drop Shippers DO want you to succeed!
One of the biggest differences in real dropshippers vs. fake is that real Certified Dropshippers want you to succeed. They need retailers (you) selling their products and know that in order for you to make sales you have to have competitive prices. They give you the best wholesale prices you can get for that very reason. Fake Dropshippers don't care one bit. They get you with bogus fees and inflated 'wholesale' prices in the event you actually make a sale.


One of the biggest mistakes you can make trying to sell products on eBay, Amazon or in your own online store is accidentally connecting your business with a fake dropship wholesaler. Learn the truth about any service claiming to offer wholesale before you spend any money trying to sell the products they claim to offer.

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