3 Critical Dangers of Drop Shipping (Plus a Free Gift)

3 Critical Dangers of Drop Shipping (Plus a Free Gift)

May 1st, 2009

Using Drop Shippers to send products directly to your EBiz Customers from the wholesale warehouses is an extremely popular way to sell online, since there’s virtually no cost to get started. However, there are three critical dangers in Drop Shipping that will ruin your business, and you really need to know what you’re doing if you’re going to use Drop Shippers.

I’m going to give you the solutions to avoiding these and LOTS of other dangerous Drop Shipping issues absolutely FREE & I’m going to give you Drop Ship Focus for Free.

Critical Danger #1: The wholesale price of Drop Shipped products is higher than buying them in bulk (several at a time). This is because the Drop Shipper does most of the work for you (packing, shipping, etc.) and charges for that extra work. You need to learn how to price Drop Shipped products competitively in the right markets; otherwise you won’t make any sales.

Critical Danger #2: You should only be using ONE Drop Shipper per web site. If you use multiple Drop Ship suppliers on your web site, you run the very real risk of your Customers ordering products from different Drop Shippers in the same order. The danger here is that since your Customer’s products are coming from different Drop Ship wholesalers, they (or YOU) will be charged for shipping several times over. If this happens, you WILL lose the sale.

Critical Danger #3: Drop Shipping is a low cost ENTRY POINT into a successful online business, but is not meant to be a permanent solution. Most people don’t realize this, and don’t use Drop Shipping correctly in order to advance their business to more profitable stages.

So, those are three of the Critical Dangers of using Drop Shippers. There are others. Don’t despair, though; there IS hope, and plenty of it!  I’m going to show you how to avoid those dangers and many more so that you can make YOUR EBiz as profitable as possible, and put the most cash in your pocket. AND, I’m going to do it for FREE.

WorldwideBrands.com has been teaching people how to use Drop Shippers for ten years, and is considered the best in the industry. Our product “Drop Ship Focus” contains a video series about dropshipping and over 20 hours of audio interviews with experts in the eCommerce and wholesale industry.   We’ve sold it in the past for $97, but now we’re giving it away FREE.

Through this special link, for a LIMITED TIME, you can have Drop Ship Focus ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Click Here Now to get your FREE copy while you can!

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  1. Signed uo for your newsletter ,
    look forward to a prosperous future.

    Richard Taylor
    Stargrams Communications

    Comment by Richard Taylor — May 8, 2009 @ 3:08 pm

  2. hello jose wellington and I am in Brazil, I would like to know more, thanks.

    Comment by jose wellington — May 12, 2009 @ 3:36 pm

  3. hi i just joined you guys and i lookin for “good diet pills or a good weight gainer but as yet there are only 1 ?? and seems many other wholesalers do not dropship??can you give a newbie any advise as i concerned worldwide brands may be of no use to me right now. thanks a bax

    Comment by andy — May 29, 2009 @ 12:32 pm

  4. Dear All,
    I am Moshe and lived in France for 25 years (1 year in Hong kong) back to my homeland Israel since 3 years. Actually lost my job and looking for new business occupation. I runned my own business in France successfully for many years, Shop network specialed in Batteries, all kind. Than some experience in import export, consulting, purchase and sourcing in different field. Open minded citizen of the world, tri language (French, Englsih, hebrew)
    Any ideas or help how to start business in Israel or oriented to this country…will be helpfull.

    Comment by Moshe Messika — June 3, 2009 @ 2:53 am

  5. If you are having trouble locating something or need additional suppliers, use the Can’t Find it Link on the top right of the Product Sourcing Tool. We base a lot of our research on our Member’s Requests.

    Comment by tisha — June 4, 2009 @ 9:52 am

  6. Hi! You will be replied to via email. Thanks!

    Comment by tisha — June 4, 2009 @ 9:54 am

  7. I just stumble on your side as I went theough the net . It cought my eyes because of the good prices and good products. You keep on bring me back each time I open your mail . It is becoming interseting for me to join each time I read you mail . I do not have a website but may think of that just to be a dropshiper. I will still need you help to go through thisthanks

    Comment by Valentine fontem — June 5, 2009 @ 8:38 pm

  8. Hello,
    We just purchased the WW Brands Product Sourcing Membership. How do I log in to my account?
    The log in response on your home page says incorrect user name or pass code:-(
    I have made several phone in attempts to your customer service department but always end up with voice mail. I have emailed info@worldwidebrands.com but have not received any kind of response.

    Please advise.

    Comment by Mark — June 10, 2009 @ 4:21 pm

  9. I’m sorry. I have been on assignment in Eurpoer for the last three weeks. This is the first time I am seeing you Blog post. Have you been able to visit our website at http://www.worldwidebrands.com and take the TOUR? There is also a lot of free education on the site in the folder “Free Stuff.”

    Comment by lcowie — June 24, 2009 @ 11:32 am

  10. Andy: I’m sorry. I have been on assignment in Europe for the last three weeks. This is the first time I am seeing you Blog post. We can do the research to find suitable Suppliers for you. Have you already found what you need? To schedule this free research with our Operations Department all you need do is email our customer support group at: ProductQuestions@WorldwideBrands.com.

    Comment by lcowie — June 24, 2009 @ 11:37 am

  11. Moshe: I’m sorry. I have been on assignment in Europe for the last three weeks. This is the first time I am seeing you Blog post. Currently http://www.worldwidebrands.com is set up to provide strong support for businesses selling in the USA. We have a very limited number of businesses offering drop shipping in Israel. If you can establish a business in the USA you will be able to export to Israel. However shipping costs to Israel must be added to the price of your product so you need to be careful about selecting and pricing the products you sell in Israel. For further information, if you are a http://www.worldwidebrands.com customer, you can contact our customer support group at: info@worldwidebrands.com for more information.

    Comment by lcowie — June 24, 2009 @ 11:42 am

  12. There are many products that you cannot obtain with dropshipping. You will have to purchase the products in bulk in order to resell them. So don’t be surprised if many of the things you are looking for, we do not have a drop ship supplier listed in the database. But we may have a light bulk supplier listed.

    Also, you may want to re-look at the types of products that you want to offer and change to something that there IS a supplier listed for.

    To get your mind spinning, have you taken a look at the ENOURMOUS amount of competition there is in the weight loss field? Everywhere you look there is someone selling some kind of weight loss miracle. You will find it hard to compete in this arena.

    So what can you do?

    Use the Product Sourcing Tool to find the products that are currently being offered by the drop ship suppliers.
    Carefully look at the Market Research results that show for those products.

    Take a look at your main competition to see if you can actually compete.

    If you are thoroughly convinced that selling weight loss products is a good idea, then you can use the Can’t Find It link on the top right of the Product Sourcing Tool to send in your request. But again, keep in mind, that we may not find dropshippers for those products but we might find light bulk wholesale suppliers that would qualify.

    Comment by lcowie — June 24, 2009 @ 12:35 pm

  13. Hi.
    I want to register.
    In order to do that I understand that I need a TAX ID.
    I am from Israel.
    I have a legitimate business in Israel, so this is shouldn’t be a problem.
    I just want to make sure that the suppliers will accept my TAX ID (I supposed it is not the exact same thing they familiar with, it’s probably little bit different)
    I want to ask you honestly… If I am from Israel, can I still compete the EBAY seller, or the chines?
    Do I really have a chance?
    The import of stuff to here and then send them probably make it less profitable and competitive…
    I will be happy if you help me to start my business… but please tell me before I start all this adventure,DO I HAVE CHANCE TO EARN SOMETHING (If I am here in israel?)
    (ohhh… and the tax ID issue…)
    The sropshipping i want to do is to US buyers, not Israel.
    Will I be able to do that with your dropshippers?
    Will they work with me if I don’t have partner who resides in the US, or a US Corporation?
    I really want to start my Ecommerce business with your suppliers and dropshippers, but before I am paying for your service I want to make sure that some dropshippers (I know not all of them) will work with me.

    Thank you.

    Comment by Ron — July 5, 2009 @ 4:11 am

  14. Ron,

    You will want to work with the dropshippers that accept international retailer applications. Look in the comments section of each supplier listing. You’re better off setting up a US Based entity. We’ll be talking about tax ids and setting up a us based business in our free webinar on Monday. I suggest attending the free webinar.

    Colette Marshall

    Comment by Colette Marshall — July 9, 2009 @ 10:28 am

  15. Hi Mark,

    You can login to your account at http://www.worldwidebrands.com/memberlogin. Please make sure use are typing the username and password exactly as written in your confirmation email. It is case sensitive. Please understand that we get several calls a day. Our customer service will respond as quickly as possible. We are also EST time, so if you are PST you may have tried to reach us after office hours.

    Have a wonderful day!
    Colette Marshall

    Comment by Colette Marshall — July 9, 2009 @ 10:37 am

  16. Hi
    I was sent to your site by a dropshipper to give me some training I think that it is great I live in the Uk Can I still use you site

    Comment by Thomas Bell — July 28, 2009 @ 6:35 pm

  17. Yes, Thomas. We verify UK wholesale suppliers as well. All the education still applies as well.

    Comment by Colette Marshall — August 4, 2009 @ 2:46 pm

  18. Hi there, I have been doing market research past 3 months … Ebiz is good and the ‘future is very bright’. Unfortunately it is very very difficult to find absolutely ” right & genuine”suppliers..??.Most of Drop Shippers get the cream unless you know the system very well…!! I am member of Salehoo but I have not found good suppler for Electronic Products..yet ?? Chinavason is genuine but lot of their products no Brand name.. plus their shipping is very costly..!!
    If anybody knows any supplers for mp4 player, ipods,spy cameras..etc. would be highly appreciated. Iam based in UK

    Comment by Tapas Chatterjee — September 14, 2009 @ 12:03 pm

  19. I would like to see if my products would work for your company. Who do I contact? Thanks, Thom

    Comment by Tom — September 23, 2009 @ 3:54 pm

  20. Tom,

    Please go to http://www.worldwidebrands.com/freelisting and fill out an application. A researcher will contact you or you can call the 877 202 6247 toll free line and request to speach with supplier research.

    Comment by Colette Marshall — October 15, 2009 @ 11:01 am

  21. Tapas, Electronics is going to be a very difficult category to find wholesale of brand name electronics mainly because of the manufacturer’s requirements and limitations. For example, you have to be an authorized reselerr to sell Ipods and Apple products. Worldwide Brands does have suppliers for products like spy cameras, but you won’t find any suppliers that have high minimum orders or require authorized reseller accounts such as Apple. Here is an article about why you can’t get ipods for wholesale that I recommend you read: http://www.worldwidebrands.com/WWB/wholesale-electronics.asp

    Comment by Colette Marshall — October 15, 2009 @ 11:08 am

  22. 3 months ago lost my job and am looking for some way to replace some of my income. I wanted to get started in online auctions and I’m now looking for products to sell. I appreciate your tips and pointers, and I’m now on the search for something to sell.

    Comment by Eddy Trentz — May 2, 2010 @ 1:03 pm

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    Comment by Willetta Hoover — April 14, 2012 @ 6:00 am

  25. I’m certainly getting ready to set up my very own dropship home business. I really need additional tips concerning wholesale agency, better for china shop. Anyone have hints best places to grab one ?

    Comment by Nita Burka — April 15, 2012 @ 1:12 am

  26. Hi Nita,

    Do you mean that you are looking for wholesale suppliers for your retail business in China? Our service does cater to retailers outside the US as well, but the bulk of our listed suppliers are in the US & Canada. So you would have to either have the suppliers drop ship for you (if they offer it) or purchase in smaller bulk quantities and have the products sent to you. Another source that we like for quaility suppliers is Global Sources. They focus on international wholesale suppliers and perform verfifications on companies like we do to protect from scams.

    Please let me know if you have any other questions.

    Tisha Hedges
    Director of Operations

    Comment by Tisha Hedges — April 19, 2012 @ 12:29 pm

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