There are 5 main legitimate Product Sourcing Methods; Dropshipping, Light Bulk Wholesale, Large Volume, Liquidation Buying & Overstock/Closeout Buying.
This article we will focus on Dropshipping.
First real quick.. a dropshipper is a wholesale supplier that will break apart a case of products, and repackage into individual boxes and ship to your end customer for you. So basically they are your wholesaler and fulfillment center all in one.
But why dropshipping? It is the cheapest and easiest way to get into selling products online. Simple as that.
You are buying at wholesale prices, but it’s not the BEST wholesale prices. Wholesale works in tiers. The more you buy, the cheaper each individual item gets. So when you are buying one at a time, your wholesale price isn’t as great as if you were buying say…12 at a time.
But if you are new to online selling and want to try out different products or find things with good enough profit margins, but can’t buy minimum order amounts and don’t want to stock and ship the products then dropshipping is for you.
Dropshipping Has Limits
Many and I mean MANY wholesale suppliers will NOT dropship, but are willing to accept minimum orders of $500 or often less than that. So light bulk is a popular area in our B2B Wholesaler Directory.
So once you find products that sell well with dropshipping, consider purchasing in bulk to get even more profit.
Also remember, there is not a Dropshipping supplier for every product on the planet. You can’t get ANYTHING drop shipped. It’s not possible because many brands aren’t even looking to add any more retailers!
So don’t get your heart set on something first. Do your research and figure out what you should be selling. Find a problem and offer solutions to that problem.
Finding Real Dropshippers
For over 20 years, we here at Worldwide Brands have been finding and certifying wholesale suppliers for online retailers. We started back in the late 90’s with a product called The Drop Ship Source Directory and we were the first to provide a directory of legitimate dropshipping suppliers for online retailers.
Now we have included the other types of product sourcing to our Directory so you can grow your business and the Directory goes along with you and can provide you benefit during all stages of your business.
Check out our Directory of Wholesalers and Dropshippers. The Ultimate Product Sourcing Solution. GO HERE