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Don't Get Taken by a Fake Dropship Supplier!

by Chris Malta
Last updated 7/26/2018

If you want to start your Online Business for very little money, you need Wholesale Suppliers who Drop Ship.

Why? Because working with drop shippers eliminates the need for you to carry expensive inventories. You don't have to rent a warehouse, hire employees, establish accounts with UPS and FedEx, etc.

Wholesale Suppliers who drop ship send the products you sell directly from their warehouse to your customer, with your business name on it. All you do it take the order from your customer and pass it to the wholesale distributor. You keep the difference between the wholesale price the distributor charges you, and the retail price you sell to your customer for.

Of course, there are a lot of places out there that want you to THINK they are wholesale drop shippers. They'll set up accounts with, say, 10 real drop ship suppliers. Then they'll call themselves something like "", and claim that THEY are the wholesale drop ship supplier. Then it'll go like this:

1. will place advertising all over the Internet proclaiming to be the greatest wholesale source that ever existed for all kinds of great products, and they'll drop ship all those products to your customer.

2. You'll get all excited because YOU can actually place everything from Sony electronics to Coleman Camping gear on your web site and sell it.

3. will charge you a monthly membership fee, to cover their "processing". (Note: REAL Wholesale Suppliers NEVER charge you a membership fee).

4. will send you a nice, shiny list of products and show you where to get the product images and descriptions to place on your web site.

5. You'll get all excited, and put all this great stuff on your site, set your prices so that you can make a profit over what

6. You'll launch your site, and you hardly sell a thing.

Huh? What happened? Nobody's buying! You can't survive on just a few orders a month!

Disappointed and discouraged, you start to go out and check other web sites that carry the same products. Maybe they have better images. Maybe they have cooler descriptions. Maybe their pages look nicer. You find that it's none of those things. So what DO you find?

The other sites' PRICES are lower. A LOT lower.

You just got nailed by one of the most popular scams on the Internet. took your money in exchange for the privilege of selling "their products" and you get locked into a contract where you have to pay them every month to be a "member" of their "distributorship".

Oh, DOES ship the products they claim to. Of course they do. It's just that when they get an order from you, they turn around and place your order with the REAL Dropshipping Wholesale Supplier, and take a profit. By the time YOUR price is calculated, you're paying not only wholesale, you're paying's extra markup of anywhere from 10% to 30%.

In order for YOU to make a profit, you naturally have to mark up the prices you get from By the time you do that, you can't compete on the internet. Your prices are just too high.

At this point, you can do one of two things:

1. You can lower your prices to the point where you're making mere pennies on your products in order to compete.

2. You can bypass these jokers and go to the REAL sources.

I've been in Systems Engineering for more than 19 years. I've been involved in online business since it began. In that time, I've seen this scenario played out over and over with companies I've done work for.

The real sources can be hard to find. They don't market themselves as Online Wholesale Suppliers. They are established wholesale companies who have been supplying big chains like Walmart and Best Buy for a very long time.

Many of them are now realizing that a good part of their future lies in online sales, and they are establishing drop ship and light bulk wholesale programs. There are even a few big name manufacturers who are beginning to supply Home-based Internet Businesses right from their factories. That's where YOU need to be. In direct contact with the actual Wholesale Supplier or factory source.

When you're looking for a drop shipper, here are a couple of things to be careful of:

1. Any company that tells you that they'll set up your entire web site AND PROVIDE THE PRODUCTS FOR YOU will NOT make you rich. They'll make THEMSELVES rich on your setup and hosting fees, and you'll piddle along with thousands of other small sites all selling exactly the same things at the same prices.

(NOTE: Don't confuse this with companies who just offer to set up your shopping web site. There are a lot of great places out there that will build and host sites for you. It's when they tell you that you HAVE to sell the products that THEY provide that you should run for cover.)

2. Any distributor who wants you to pay a "membership" or "setup" fee is probably not a true Wholesale Supplier.

3. If it sounds too good to be true, it's too good to be true.