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3 Critical Dangers of Drop Shipping

3 Critical Dangers of Drop Shipping

Author: Tisha Hedges
Last updated 8/24/2018


Using Drop Shippers to send products directly to your customers 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.

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!

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