Drop Ship Newshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/RSS feeds for 60http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100973/How-to-Optimize-Your-Ecommerce-Dropship-Business-for-Mobile-Shopping#Comments0How to Optimize Your Ecommerce Dropship Business for Mobile Shoppinghttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100973/How-to-Optimize-Your-Ecommerce-Dropship-Business-for-Mobile-Shopping<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/cellphone.JPG" alt="dropship mobile shopping" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">In case you didn’t know, mobile shopping is increasing by leaps and bounds, so it would behoove you to make sure your ecommerce <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> business is up to par and fully mobile friendly, especially since the holidays are very close and traffic will be booming on the World Wide Web.<br><br>In case you are unfamiliar with what mobile shopping is, here is a brief explanation:<br><br>Mobile shopping simply refers to shopping online with a mobile device. This could be an iPad, iPhone, tablet, smart phone…any mobile device that can access the internet may be used for shopping online.<br><br>eMarketer has released some of its latest findings about mobile shopping and the results should provide you with ample proof that if your dropship listings or website isn’t mobile friendly, you are definitely missing the boat….a boat loaded with sales and profits!<br><br>Here are some of these interesting stats about mobile shopping that may influence you to get in on it for your home business.<br><br>“Online sales from mobile shopping are predicted to be more than $41 billion in the US this year.<br><br>eMarketer has revised its United States e-tail ecommerce sales estimates to higher than originally estimated and reports that online sales from mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets could account for 16% of all US ecommerce.”<br><br>Still not convinced? Look at this:<br><br> <ul> <li>According to research from eDigitalResearch and IMRG in April 2013, 39% of smartphone owners have already used their mobile device to make a purchase and 10% of all ecommerce website visits come from mobiles.</li> </ul> <br>Now, if you are ready to jump on the mobile shopping bandwagon, here are a few timely tips that will help you optimize your dropship business to snare more mobile sales.<br><br> <ul> <li>Make Payments Easy---If there is one thing you absolutely want to avoid with mobile shoppers it’s a lot of data entry. Avoid unnecessary forms to fill out, etc. Make payments as easy as possible by offering such methods as Paypal and Google Wallet, where most users will already have accounts with stored info.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Make Viewing Easy---Be sure that your page layouts are optimized for mobile devices. In other words, it should adapt to fit any size screen and display accurately. Avoid overcrowding your pages or having “noisy” flash images and other distractions that divert the shopper from the main thing…your products.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Use Apps to Track Mobile Shopping---Analytics are just as vital for mobile ecommerce as conventional online sales. Use apps that will help you analyze and measure your mobile shopping and sales so that you can see where you may need to improve.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Security is Still Important---Security is just as important to mobile online shoppers as it is to everybody else, so be sure to prominently display your trust and security icons and certificates where mobile shoppers will easily see them and feel reassured.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Make One Account Suffice---Your mobile shoppers shouldn’t have to maintain separate accounts. Make their regular online account the same as their mobile account for faster and easier login and use.</li> </ul> <br>Now you have some ideas as to how to optimize mobile shopping for your ecommerce dropship business, so get started before the holiday rush!<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100973/How-to-Optimize-Your-Ecommerce-Dropship-Business-for-Mobile-Shopping&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeFri, 20 Sep 2013 21:39:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100973http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100919/How-to-Use-Link-Building-to-Grow-Your-Dropship-Home-Business#Comments0How to Use Link Building to Grow Your Dropship Home Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100919/How-to-Use-Link-Building-to-Grow-Your-Dropship-Home-Business<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/chainkey.jpg" alt="link building dropship business" class="alignRight" style="float: right;" border="0">Did you know that you can use link building to grow your ecommerce <strong><a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship " target="_blank">dropship </a></strong>home business?<br><br>You can, if you learn the ins and outs of how to of about it successfully.<br><br>Link building can be a great way to boost traffic to your home dropship business ecommerce website and increase sales while you’re at it. Many savvy ecommerce entrepreneurs know this and take full advantage of it, to their benefit. It works for them and it can work for you, too!<br><br>If you are a newbie to the ecommerce scene, you might not be familiar with link building and might appreciate a short explanation of what it is and how it works. As is so often the case, we will turn to that wonderful free web encyclopedia Wikipedia to furnish us with a concise definition of what link building is:<br><br>“In the field of search engine optimization, link building describes actions aimed at increasing the number and quality of inbound links to a page.”<br><br>Now, that isn’t quite all you need to know, but it will get you started, along with a few more little helpful tidbits such as a rudimentary understanding of reciprocal link building.<br><br>Reciprocal links are links between two sites.&nbsp; For example let’s say that you have a dropship website selling baby clothes and you set up a reciprocal link with a website that sells baby strollers, high chairs, play pens and so on. This would be a mutually advantageous arrangement because your products correlate. In other words, people shopping for baby equipment are probably going to be buying baby clothes and vice versa. Reciprocal links are good things provided that the sites you link to are of high quality. Link to poor quality sites and you will suffer for it as Google takes a dim view of this and will penalize you accordingly.<br><br>Now let’s look at how you can build your dropship home business with link building. Here are some tips that will help:<br><br> <ul> <li>Guest posting is a fantastic way to build quality links. Write some high quality guest posts for blogs that relate to your niche and the owners will ordinarily allow you to link to your own site. If you acquire high quality backlinks for your guest blogs, you will be taking giant steps toward building your business!</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Press releases are another fantastic way to build your dropship home business. Get some great press releases together and distribute them to high quality news portals. Google will pick them up and you’re in line Flynn!</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Social media is yet another way to build backlinks and is an excellent method of link building that will pay you back big time!</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Internal links are also great! Link to other relevant content within your own site. Google rewards you for being user friendly and when you direct readers to other, similar high quality content within your site, you make points with Google.</li> </ul> <br>Once you learn how to use link building correctly, you can grow your ecommerce dropship home business and increase profits!<br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100919/How-to-Use-Link-Building-to-Grow-Your-Dropship-Home-Business&bvt=rss">Greg ScottThu, 19 Sep 2013 00:31:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100919http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100915/3-Top-SEO-Tips-Dropshipping-for-the-Holidays#Comments03 Top SEO Tips: Dropshipping for the Holidays http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100915/3-Top-SEO-Tips-Dropshipping-for-the-Holidays<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/santa.jpg" alt="SEO dropshipping tips holidays" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">These 3 top SEO tips can increase <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropshipping " target="_blank"><strong>dropshipping</strong> </a>sales for the holidays.<br><br>Believe it or not, even though Halloween is still over a month away, there are already shoppers flocking to the internet to get started on their shopping for the holidays.<br><br>While there are many procrastinators who leave it until the last possible minute, there are also a great number of people who like to get started with their shopping for the winter holidays early and are online now buying gifts for those on their lists.<br><br>Using proper SEO can greatly increase your dropshipping sales during the holidays. Don’t let anyone tell you that SEO is obsolete because it most assuredly is not. When you run across someone that adheres to the belief that SEO is dead, it is someone who was not using SEO best practices anyway….probably a former proponent of the old Black Hat SEO.<br><br>This type of SEO truly is history and we should all be thankful that it is no more. Article farmers who paid people from underprivileged countries literal pennies to crank out hundreds and thousands of articles that were complete and total garbage with no value to anybody. The sole purpose of these “articals” was to pump out keywords in great volume. Never mind whether this content made sense or not (usually not) as long as there were scads of keywords. Those days are gone.<br><br>Nowadays, you need to use SEO in such a way that Google and the other search engines will smile upon you. To do this, follow these 3 top SEO tips:<br><br>1. Choose your keywords wisely. This is one of the key elements of good SEO. For instance, if your niche is pet supplies, don’t focus on “pet supplies” as your main keyword phrase. Instead, go with long tail keywords that describe your products, such as “heated dog bed” or “rawhide treats” or whatever. You get the idea. The principle here is to avoid keywords or keyword phrases that will have a ton of competition. Drill down for less used but more relevant and focused long tailed keywords.<br><br>2. Write for readers, not for the search engines. This is a critical point in today’s SEO. Google and the other major search engines want high quality content, not gibberish stuffed with keywords. Your content should be interesting, informative or educational… even humorous. It doesn’t matter so much which, what matters is that it be of some value to readers. If you are a complete washout at writing decent content, it would be worth your while and money to hire a freelancer or pay a talented friend or acquaintance to do it for you.<br><br>3. Employ quality link building. This is another big change since the Google Penguin and Panda updates. Google never did like poor quality links and now it absolutely hates them. With Google, you are judged by the company you keep, so forget buying links by the droves just to have them. Instead, go for high quality, relevant links that will gain you brownie points with the search engines.<br><br>Use these 3 Top SEO tips to boost dropshipping sales during the upcoming holidays!<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100915/3-Top-SEO-Tips-Dropshipping-for-the-Holidays&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeWed, 18 Sep 2013 21:00:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100915http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100868/Pet-Supplies-Dropshippers-Holiday-Gifts-for-Pets-Boost-Sales#Comments0Pet Supplies Dropshippers: Holiday Gifts for Pets Boost Saleshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100868/Pet-Supplies-Dropshippers-Holiday-Gifts-for-Pets-Boost-Sales<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/christmasdog.jpg" alt="pet supplies dropshippers holidays" class="alignRight" style="float: right;" border="0">Heads up pet supplies <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropshippers" target="_blank"><strong>dropshippers</strong></a>: you can boost sales during the upcoming holiday season with gifts for Fido and Fluffy, plus a variety of other pets.<br><br>According to statistics, people spend a lot of money on their pets. In fact, pet supplies is a fantastic dropshipping niche for this very reason. If you have been longing to walk away from a job you hate in favor of being your own boss and working from home with an ecommerce business, pet supplies as a niche has tons of promise!<br><br>This is especially true during the winter holidays when indulgent pet owners lavish gifts on their four footed friends, or in some cases---two footed or no feet. While it may seem strange to think that someone would buy Christmas gifts for a snake or a fish, people do it. Birds are big favorites for holiday gifts, as well. Actually, almost any kind of pet is a candidate for holiday gifts, so you would probably be well advised to offer a little something for many different sorts of pets.<br><br>That being said, the emphasis will be on felines and canines as cats and dogs are the most popular pets in the world.<br><br>Now, what kind of dropship products would appeal to pet owners looking for that special gift for a furry friend or friends?<br><br>Here are a few suggestions:<br><br> <ul> <li>Toys for dogs</li> <li>Toys for cats</li> <li>Stockings to hang by the chimney</li> <li>Edible treats for dogs</li> <li>Edible treats for cats</li> <li>Dog beds</li> <li>Cat beds</li> <li>Cat condos</li> <li>Cat scratching pads</li> <li>Heated crate or pet bed pads</li> <li>And much more</li> </ul> <br>If you are skeptical that there is really much of a demand for pet gifts during the holidays, take a look at these stats from the American Pet Products Association:<br><br> <ul> <li>53% of dogs and 38 percent of cats receive gifts at Christmas, according to those surveyed in the American Pet Products Association (APPA) 2011 / 2012 National Pet Owners Survey.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Pet retail segments are traditionally among the leaders during the holiday selling seasons, even in the toughest of economic situations. Although this was the case in 2008 and 2009, and the economy only slowly started to improve in 2010 and 2011, pet owners always continued to spend money on their pets over the holidays.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>APPA is also thrilled to announce out of 259 pet owners recently polled on Facebook, 93 percent said “yes” they plan on purchasing a gift for their pet this holiday season.&nbsp;(2012)</li> </ul> <br>And here is more good news:<br><br>These numbers are from the 2007 U.S. Pet Ownership &amp; Demographics Sourcebook:<br><br> <ul> <li>73% of all United States households (about 87 million) have at least one pet.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Dogs are the top pet with 37.2% of pet owning households having at least one.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>More than 45 million people in the United States own dogs.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>32 million of those people will buy Christmas gifts for their pets, and 10 million celebrate their dogs' birthdays.</li> </ul> <br>Okay, we have firmly established that there IS a demand for pet gifts during the holidays!<br><br>Pet supplies dropshippers should start now to get their holiday gift items for pets lined up and work on marketing campaigns, promotion, social media campaigns, email marketing and more.<br><br>If you are dropshipping pet supplies and fail to offer holiday gifts for those pets, you are leaving money on the table.<br><br>Pet supplies drop shippers should begin immediately and be ready of the holiday shoppers!<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100868/Pet-Supplies-Dropshippers-Holiday-Gifts-for-Pets-Boost-Sales&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeTue, 17 Sep 2013 19:43:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100868http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100867/5-Dropshipping-Tips-Gearing-Up-For-the-Holidays#Comments05 Dropshipping Tips: Gearing Up For the Holidayshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100867/5-Dropshipping-Tips-Gearing-Up-For-the-Holidays<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/christmastree.jpg" alt="dropshipping tips holidays" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">It’s almost that time again, when holiday shoppers will be online looking for just the right gifts for those on their lists, so you may be able to use these 5 <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropshipping" target="_blank"><strong>dropshipping</strong></a> tips to help you gear up for the holidays.<br><br>One thing it is important to keep in mind is that even if your sales have been in something of a slump so far this year, if you play your cards right the holidays can work wonders to boost your overall bottom line.<br><br>Retail internet sales analysts are predicting record numbers of online shoppers for this season’s holiday buying and with just a little bit of preparation and work, you can get your share of this very profitable pie.<br><br>Here are 5 dropshipping tips for gearing up to bag those holiday sales:<br><br>1. Tune Up Your Website---Your dropship website needs to run like a well oiled machine 24/7, but if there was ever a time when a fast website with no errors was doubly important, it is the winter holidays shopping season. Check to make sure your pages are all loading correctly with no dreaded 404 errors and that it is loading FAST. Online shoppers are notoriously impatient at the best of times and when they are trying to do their holiday shopping you can count on their patience wearing thin. So, check your website thoroughly to make sure it’s as good as it can be.<br><br>2. Tweak Your SEO---Contrary to what you might have heard, SEO is not dead. In fact, it’s alive and thriving. You must utilize good SEO if you want to maximize sales through the holidays. Make sure you have lots of fresh, relevant content. Tweak your product descriptions and images. Use SEO on your social media pages and in all of your marketing tactics such as email newsletters.<br><br>3. Use Social Media---The holidays are a fantastic time to use social media marketing to its best advantage. Have some contests, offer freebies and coupons, give people an incentive to buy from your dropshipping website. You should decorate your social media pages for the holidays, too. Don’t overload it but do have some festive images and colors.<br><br>4. Map out a strong marketing campaign for the holidays. You can’t wait until the last minute and expect to be as successful as you would have been if you had gotten your ducks in a row and started earlier. Sit down and figure out exactly how you are going to market your dropshipping products, plan your promotions carefully and decide how you will boost your sales accordingly.<br><br>5. Last but not least, decide what dropship products you might add that will boost your sales during the holidays. You may think that your niche won’t lend itself well to adding gift type products and actually---it may not. If you are selling items such as incontinence pads, for example, there simply isn’t much of a way to get festive or add extra products that would make nice gifts and correlate with your niche. But, for the most part, most niches would be prime for adding extra money makers during the winter holidays. If you dropship camping supplies, for instance, the holidays present a great opportunity to highlight down sleeping bags suitable for cold weather camping. <br><br>Use these 5 dropshipping tips to gear up for the winter holidays and you’ll be sure to rake in a lot of extra sales and profits!<br><br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100867/5-Dropshipping-Tips-Gearing-Up-For-the-Holidays&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeTue, 17 Sep 2013 15:37:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100867http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100627/How-to-Unlock-the-Secrets-of-SEO-Build-Your-Dropship-Business#Comments0How to Unlock the Secrets of SEO & Build Your Dropship Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100627/How-to-Unlock-the-Secrets-of-SEO-Build-Your-Dropship-Business<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/lock.JPG" alt="dropship SEO unlock secrets" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Did you know that if you unlock the secrets of effective SEO, you can build and grow your home <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> business?<br><br>SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, isn’t rocket science. You don’t have to be a computer geek or Albert Einstein to master it and make it work for you in your ecommerce business.<br><br>But, you do have to acquire a basic, fundamental understanding of what SEO is and what it can do for you.<br><br>To begin, let’s start by laying to rest one of the myths about SEO circulating around the internet and elsewhere. That is the myth that SEO is dead. <br><br>Head up! SEO is NOT dead! One wonders where these SEO doomsday sayers are getting their information but it is not based on fact. Far from it, in fact. SEO may be more important than ever in driving traffic to your website and dropship listings.<br><br>Here is the thing about SEO: It’s not your mother’s SEO, for sure. The advent of the Google Penguin and Panda algorithm updates did change the way SEO works to some extent. But, be assured that these changes were strictly for the better.<br><br>In the olden days of Google and SEO, you would see so-called “articles” that made absolutely no sense. They were jam packed with keywords to the extent that they were literally just nonsensical jibber jabber with the sole intent being to stuff as many keywords as possible into a document of a few hundred words.<br><br>Thank goodness---those days are gone. Or, they’re gone for savvy ecommerce entrepreneurs who want Google and the other search engines to smile on them.<br><br>No more article farmers pumping out that worthless drivel in an effort to boost their search rankings. This is a good thing! <br><br>Nowadays, if you want to understand they mysteries of SEO, think in terms of quality.<br><br>Quality.<br><br>Quality for the readers who run across your content, either on or off your website or listings on eBay and/or Amazon. High quality content that gives readers something of actual, real value instead of tons of keyword stuffed mishmash that isn’t worth wasting time or energy reading.<br><br>In order to understand the secrets of SEO best practices, don’t write your content for keywords only. Instead, write (or have written, such as the case may be) good quality content that provides a reader with something valuable in some way. It might be educational, instructional, inspiring, humorous….you get the idea. Whatever your content may be, subject wise, it should be worth a reader’s time. <br><br>Google’s Panda and Penguin updates reward this type of high quality content by giving it a boost in search ranking. This is worth untold amounts of money to you because it will drive traffic to your site or listings and increase sales and profits.<br><br>Besides good quality content, Google also wants relevant, fresh content.<br><br>What does this mean? Basically, it simply means that Google wants you to deliver the goods, as regards your content. We’ve all seen the bat and switch stuff on the web with a punchy, attention grabbing title such as “Woman Has Rat Baby” only to click on it and discover a woman has a pet baby rat. Not, as we were led to believe, given birth to a rat.<br><br>Google wants you to keep your content in line and relevant to what your link or title promised the viewer. No bait and switch. Again---a good thing.<br><br>As far as fresh content, this is self explanatory. Google likes fresh, new content. The more the better. If you want to get the maximum benefits of your SEO efforts, keep cranking out that valuable, relevant, fresh content!<br><br>Unlocking the secrets of SEO will build your dropship business!<br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100627/How-to-Unlock-the-Secrets-of-SEO-Build-Your-Dropship-Business&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeFri, 06 Sep 2013 22:45:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100627http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100574/How-to-Change-Your-Life-With-a-Home-Dropshipping-Business#Comments0How to Change Your Life With a Home Dropshipping Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100574/How-to-Change-Your-Life-With-a-Home-Dropshipping-Business<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/happy-resized-600.JPG" alt="dropshipping home business" class="alignRight" style="float: right;" border="0">Did you know that having a home <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropshipping" target="_blank"><strong>dropshipping</strong></a> business could change your life for the better?<br><br>It’s a fact! Anyone who feels trapped in a job that brings them nothing except high stress and low pay can take heart from this, because if you want to make a break for personal and financial freedom and work from home, there is a light at the end of the tunnel with the dropshipping business model.<br><br>Why do so many people stay on and on in jobs that make them totally miserable? <br><br>Well, there might be several reasons for this, depending on the individual circumstances. Here are a few things that cause many people to keep slogging away at a dead end job instead of starting their own home business:<br><br>A. Fear that it would require a lot of start up money <br><br>B. Fear that they would have a lengthy period without an income while the business got on its feet and started making a profit<br><br>C. Fear of failure<br><br>D. Fear of giving up a steady paycheck and venturing into the unknown<br><br>Let’s tackle these reasons for hesitating about starting an online home business in dropshipping one by one:<br><br>A. Fear that starting a home drop ship business would require a big chunk of capital. In a traditional brick and mortar business, and even some ecommerce businesses, this would be true and a definite deterrent to a lot of wannabe ecommerce entrepreneurs without a sizable bank roll to get then started. Not so for a dropshipping business. You don’t have to pay for your products up front, only paying the wholesale product source as each item is sold and you have collected the money for it from your buyer. So---no inventory to buy! You never have the products in your physical possession, either, so there is no expense or labor of housing inventory. This also means that you are spared the expense and hassle of shipping. All you have to do is sell, sell, sell!<br><br>B. Fear of having a long wait before profits start flowing in. With a dropshipping business, this is not a concern as it is with a traditional business. Why not? Because you can select the products you want to dropship and list them on the venue of your choice with a few clicks of your mouse and you’re in business….ready to start making sales an profits literally immediately.<br><br>C. Fear of failure. Fear of failure holds so many people back from the good things in life that could be theirs if they managed to overcome the timidity and fear that is holding them back. Yes, it’s possible to fail. But if you have good, strong work habits and are willing to put your shoulder to the wheel and do what needs to be done in order to succeed with a home dropshipping business, there is no reason for failure. As FDR once said, there is nothing to fear but fear itself. <br><br>D. Fear of the unknown and giving up a steady paycheck. Admittedly, it can be pretty scary taking a leap of faith into the unknown. But, as the old saying goes, if you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got. Not particularly grammatical, but true. In order to change your life for the better, you have to overcome your fear of making the change and just do it. <br><br>A home dropshipping business can give you a quality of life that is simply not possible while working and making money for somebody other than yourself. You will be doing more than making a living---you’ll be making a life. <br><br>So, take the first steps toward changing your life for the better today with a home dropshipping business!<br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100574/How-to-Change-Your-Life-With-a-Home-Dropshipping-Business&bvt=rss">Greg ScottThu, 05 Sep 2013 00:28:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100574http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100572/4-Money-Making-Tips-for-Successful-Dropshipping-on-eBay#Comments04 Money Making Tips for Successful Dropshipping on eBayhttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100572/4-Money-Making-Tips-for-Successful-Dropshipping-on-eBay<br><img id="img-1378327558353" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/success1.JPG" alt="eBay dropshipping success" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Would you like to get 4 simple tips for making money <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropshipping" target="_blank"><strong>dropshipping</strong></a> on eBay?<br><br>While you might have heard some negative talk to the contrary, the truth is that there are plenty of successful ecommerce entrepreneurs dropshipping on eBay and loving it! One thing you should always keep in mind when you run across these doomsday stories about how making money on eBay with the dropship business model is impossible is that in many---or even most---cases, these people would have failed at any endeavor, not just dropshipping on eBay.<br><br>Let’s face it. We all know the pessimistic people who moan and groan all the time about basically anything and everything.<br><br>These are the Eeyores of the world. The thing is that things don’t usually improve much for these folks because they never recognize or acknowledge the reason for their misery and repeated failures. What is the problem? Why do some people fall flat on their faces time after time, in one venture or job after another?<br><br>The problem is their attitude and in all too many cases, things such as poor work ethics, unrealistic expectations, poor planning and management, and so on.<br><br>If you are the type of person who has a winning attitude and you have what it takes to be successful in an online business, you most definitely can succeed with dropshipping on eBay.<br><br>Here are 4 money making tips to help you achieve that success:<br><br>1. Offer free shipping. Internet research has shown beyond any and all doubt that the average online shopper is more likely to buy if free shipping is offered. You can factor in the amount of shipping into your starting auction price or your fixed price listing so that you don’t lose any money. This is a win-win for all concerned. You make more sales and the buyer is happy with free shipping.<br><br>2. Learn and use the eBay jargon so that your titles will pack more of a punch and provide more info to shoppers. Since eBay expanded the number of characters allowed in the titles, it has been a big help. Still, knowing how to use eBay Speak effectively can make your titles even better. Here are a few to get you started: NWT---New With Tags. NIB---New In Box. OSFA---One Size Fits All. There are more, just scout around some auctions and learn the lingo.<br><br>3. Research pricing in your niche or of your dropshipping products so that you are competitive with your competitors. Don’t try to undersell them, though. Shoppers are not averse to paying more for something that has more perceived value. You can beef up the perceived value of your items by having better descriptions and images than your competition, offering free shipping, 14 day returns, etc. <br><br>4. Timing is everything! There is literally no telling how many people have failed as dropshipping sellers on eBay because they didn’t grasp the importance of timing. For example, you may be a night owl who loves to stay up all night, but having your listings end in the wee hours of the morning is just plain dumb. How many insomniac shoppers are likely to be online at 3 am and shopping on eBay? A few, yes, but not enough to offset the loss of traffic from the people who went to bed and slept through the night, as most of us do. Keep in mind that eBay runs on PST. You should adjust your timing for ending listings accordingly. <br><br>Use these 4 money making tips for dropshipping on eBay and watch those sales start pouring in!<br><br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100572/4-Money-Making-Tips-for-Successful-Dropshipping-on-eBay&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeWed, 04 Sep 2013 20:41:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100572http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100502/Tips-for-Spooktacular-Halloween-Dropship-Business-Sales#Comments0Tips for Spooktacular Halloween Dropship Business Saleshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100502/Tips-for-Spooktacular-Halloween-Dropship-Business-Sales<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/halloween1.JPG" alt="tips for dropship Halloween sales" class="alignRight" style="float: right;" border="0">Halloween is just around the corner and this is your chance to scare up some spooktacular <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> business sales!<br><br>Savvy ecommerce entrepreneurs understand the value of holiday sales and how you can greatly boost your bottom line by offering the products online shoppers will be looking for to celebrate these festive occasions such as Halloween.<br><br>Here is a little piece of pertinent info you might not know about Halloween: It’s the third largest of the year. Yes! Not too shabby, right? Knowing this should make it crystal clear to you just how very lucrative Halloween dropship business sales could be!<br><br>Here are a few more juicy little tidbits about Halloween sales as predicted for 2012 from the NRF. (National Retail Federation)<br><br><br> <ul> <li>A record 71.5% of Americans will take part in Halloween</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Seven in 10 Americans (71.5%) will get into the haunting Halloween mood, up from 68.6 percent last year and the most in NRF’s 10-year survey history.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Consumers are expecting to spend more too; the average person will spend $79.82 on decorations, costumes and candy, up from $72.31 last year, with total Halloween spending expected to reach $8.0 billion.</li> </ul> <br>And a quote that should further bolster your interest in Halloween dropship business sales:<br><br>“By the time Halloween rolls around each year it’s safe to say Americans have already spent two months preparing for one of the fastest-growing and most widely-loved holidays of the year,” said NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay. “Retailers know that when it comes to Halloween, new costume ideas for children, adults and pets, and the latest in home and yard décor top people’s shopping lists. We expect retailers to stock their shelves well ahead of time to capture the attention of eager holiday shoppers.” <br><br>Here are a few tips to help you get a slice of this extremely profitable holiday pie this year:<br><br> <ul> <li>Get started now! Although it may seem strange to think about Halloween product sales when the temps are still high in many parts of the country, the fact is that 52% of ecommerce sellers start their holiday sales preparations by or before Halloween. With such a large percentage of the population celebrating Halloween, you can bet that there will be early bird shoppers and you need to have something for them.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Plan your social media, email marketing, AdWords and other marketing you plan to use for Halloween dropship business sales. Get it all mapped out and then get started.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>If you have your own website, decorate for Halloween! This will help to get shoppers in the holiday mood and do a lot to boost sales.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Plan for cross platform success by making sure your website or listings are all mobile friendly. Mobile shopping is rising at a rapid rate. In fact, it almost doubled from the 2011 holiday shopping season and last year’s, with this year’s sales expected to rise even more. Don’t lose business because your Halloween dropship business products are not mobile device accessible.</li> </ul> <br>Use these tips for Spooktacular Halloween dropship business sales and you will have a healthier amount of profit at the end of the year!<br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100502/Tips-for-Spooktacular-Halloween-Dropship-Business-Sales&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeMon, 02 Sep 2013 20:09:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100502http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100483/Use-Wholesale-Dropship-Products-to-Supplement-Ecommerce-Sales#Comments0Use Wholesale Dropship Products to Supplement Ecommerce Saleshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100483/Use-Wholesale-Dropship-Products-to-Supplement-Ecommerce-Sales<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/bigsale.JPG" alt="wholesale dropship products" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Did you know that you can use wholesale<a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title=" dropship" target="_blank"><strong> dropship</strong></a> products to supplement ecommerce sales?<br><br>You can! For instance, if you have your own website, or are an eBay or Amazon seller, or selling on any other online venue, you can easily use wholesale dropship products to boost your bottom line and increase profits.<br><br>How does this work? Well, let’s say that you are selling fishing lures and are doing a great business with them. People who love to go fishing and buy your lures are also likely to buy other fishing related products.<br><br>But, instead of stretching your budget or maybe even taking out a loan to buy more and different inventory, you could simply find a wholesale dropship product source and choose correlating products to sell along with the fishing lures.<br><br>In this way, you could use bundling, cross selling or upselling sales techniques to make more sales.<br><br>The success of this plan will largely depend on the wholesale product supplier you choose. If you select one that charges you basically retail prices, there is no way you will make any money since you can’t buy for resale at retail prices and then turn around and resell for retail prices and have any margin for profit at all.<br><br>So, here are some tips for finding a good wholesale product supplier if you want to source supplemental dropship items for your ecommerce business:<br><br> <ul> <li>Be sure it is an established business, preferably a member of the Better Business Bureau. As fantastic as the internet truly is, the sad fact is that there are scammers who may take your money and run. So, check up and make sure the wholesale dropship product source you are thinking of dealing with is a well respected business.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Be sure that the products supplied by the wholesale product source are high quality. The last thing you want to do is send people inferior, shoddy, poorly made items that are liable to malfunction. Your reputation would be ruined in nothing flat and your ecommerce career would be over due to all the adverse publicity this would get you. It‘s a smart idea to buy one of every product you intend to sell, so that you can see the quality and workmanship for yourself.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Be sure the wholesale product source really does give you true wholesale prices. As mentioned above, this will be a huge factor in the success or failure of your plan to use wholesale dropship products to supplement your ecommerce sales. Paying too much up front will mean that you cannot hope to make enough of a profit on each sale to be worthwhile.</li> </ul> <br>Using wholesale dropship products will be a boon to both you and your customers, since offering the chance to buy other products they need or want is a win-win situation of all concerned.<br><br>Thi8nk about what products you could offer your customers and then use wholesale dropship products to supplement your ecommerce sales!<br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100483/Use-Wholesale-Dropship-Products-to-Supplement-Ecommerce-Sales&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeSat, 31 Aug 2013 22:28:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100483http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100437/5-Mistakes-eBay-Dropship-Sellers-Make-What-NOT-to-Do#Comments05 Mistakes eBay Dropship Sellers Make: What NOT to Dohttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100437/5-Mistakes-eBay-Dropship-Sellers-Make-What-NOT-to-Do<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/warningbean.JPG" alt="eBay dropshipper mistakes" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">You may have heard someone grousing that there is no way to be successful as a <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> seller on eBay.<br><br>This is nonsense.<br><br>There most certainly is a way and in fact, there are many successful eBay dropship sellers who are making a very nice living at it. But, there have been many who tried it and failed and many more, no doubt, who will try it in the future and fail miserably.<br><br>So, what is the difference between these two groups of eBay dropship sellers---the success stories and the failures? What does one group do that the other doesn’t? Are the successful eBay dropshippers privy to a secret that others don’t know about?<br><br>The secret is what the successful ones do and perhaps even more importantly, what they DON’T do!<br><br>The thing about eBay is that you don’t get a lot of room for mistakes, especially when you are first starting out. There is a very narrow margin for error and a few feedbacks will be enough to sink your eBay ship if you flub up right from the begging.<br><br>Here are 5 common mistakes made by eBay dropship sellers who end up being unsuccessful:<br><br>1. They don’t provide good images. Your pictures have to clearly show a shopper what you are selling, so they need to be good enough to enable the person to make an informed buying decision. If you plaster poor quality, blurry or otherwise crummy images on eBay of your products---forget it. You won’t succeed.<br><br>2. They don’t provide good descriptions. Everything mentioned above about images goes for descriptions, too. Your descriptions should tell a viewer everything they need to know about your product. For example, if you are selling shoes and neglect to mention what size they are who do you think is going to buy them?<br><br>3. They don’t answer questions from potential buyers. Let’s face it, despite all of the disruptive change of the last few years and efforts to rid eBay of bad sellers, there are still some to be found on the site. Some are probably not so much bad as just stupid or ignorant. Be that as the case may be, there are a lot of buyers who have been burned by purchasing an item that was not as described. They might need reassurance that the item is as good as you say it is. Answer these messages! Doing so may gain you a valuable repeat customer. Not doing so will almost certainly cost you a sale. <br><br>4. They hold feedback hostage until after the buyer leave feedback. Honestly, this is lame. In the olden days of eBay when sellers could still leave negative feedback for buyers, this practice might have had some purpose. But, those days are gone. Sellers are unable to leave buyers anything except positive feedback. So, holding out on leaving feedback until after the buyer does really makes no sense and it antagonizes a lot of buyers. You catch more flies with honey than vinegar!<br><br>5. They don’t download tracking info. Hopefully you are doing business with a wholesale product source for your dropship items that furnishes tracking numbers. Some dropship eBay sellers simply can’t be bothered to post this info to the site so that the buyer knows their widget is on its way. This is bad business and will cost you repeat business as well as gain negative or neutral feedback. <br><br>Those are 5 <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/education_read.php?quizID=45" title="common mistakes eBay dropship sellers make " target="_blank">common mistakes eBay dropship sellers make </a>that cause them to fail, so avoid them and you can be successful if you do everything else right!<br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100437/5-Mistakes-eBay-Dropship-Sellers-Make-What-NOT-to-Do&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeFri, 30 Aug 2013 01:07:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100437http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100395/Amazon-Webstores-A-Profitable-Home-Business-for-Dropshippers#Comments0 Amazon Webstores: A Profitable Home Business for Dropshippershttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100395/Amazon-Webstores-A-Profitable-Home-Business-for-Dropshippers<br><img id="img-1377722166100" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/homeoffcie 5.JPG" alt="Amazon Webstores dropshippers" class="alignRight" style="float: right;" border="0">Did you know that Amazon Webstores offers a fast and easy way to have a profitable home business for <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropshippers" target="_blank"><strong>dropshippers</strong></a>?<br><br>It’s a fact!<br><br>Amazon is, of course, an absolutely mammoth online marketplace and one that millions of people flow through every single day from all around the world. If it’s traffic you want, it’s traffic you’ll get with an Amazon webstore.<br><br>You might be wondering which would be better if you are just starting out in ecommerce with a home dropship business: Amazon or your own website.<br><br>The truth is that in almost all instances, an ecommerce newbie would be well advised to steer away from starting up their own website and opt instead for selling on a huge venue such as Amazon. Why? Because you could not possibly hope to attract the huge volume of traffic that Amazon gets and without traffic, you won’t make sales. It’s just that simple. <br><br>After you have been in business a while and built up a good, strong repeat customer base and have learned the ropes of marketing, social media, SEO and all the other things that go into having a profitable ecommerce business---you can consider your own website if you feel so inclined. But initially, Amazon Webstores will suit your purposes admirably.<br><br><strong>About Amazon Web stores &amp; Dropshippers</strong><br><br>So, what exactly is an Amazon Webstore and how do you go about opening one for dropshippers?<br><br>Well, for starters, a webstore for drop shippers is opened and run no differently than any other webstore, unless you use Fulfillment by Amazon; which you won’t be. So, moving right along, here is a good explanation and definition of what Amazon Webstores do and what they are, straight from the horse’s mouth…the horse, in this case, being Amazon:<br><br>“Amazon Webstore is a stand-alone eCommerce platform that integrates seamlessly with the entire Amazon Services portfolio to provide a complete set of eCommerce features and functionality in a single solution. Use Fulfillment by Amazon to provide your customers with a world-class shipping experience, offer Amazon Prime shipping, or advertise your products using Amazon Product Ads—you choose where to focus your efforts and resources and where to let Amazon's suite of cost-effective services do the work for you.<br><br>Time is of the essence whether you're launching your primary store or a secondary site to target new customers or capitalize on new channel opportunities. And it never makes sense just to throw money at a project. That's why Amazon Webstore offers: <br><br> <ul> <li>No need to install, host, manage, and pay for the infrastructure</li> <li>Customizable templates and widgets</li> <li>No need to set up a separate merchant account</li> <li>No additional fees for adding additional products or handling traffic spikes</li> <li>No long-term commitment required</li> </ul> <br>With Amazon Webstore, all the following key eCommerce functionalities are built in, meaning your site can get off the ground quickly without having to cobble together a variety of different software vendors. This includes:<br><br> <ul> <li>Pre-built site templates and widgets</li> <li>Full checkout process</li> <li>Payment processing</li> <li>Order and inventory management tools</li> <li>SEO and traffic-driving tools</li> <li>Advanced merchandising features</li> <li>Fraud prevention</li> <li>APIs for custom functionality</li> <li>Site Hosting</li> </ul> <br><br>Amazon Webstore also integrates seamlessly with the other Amazon Services products, including:<br><br> <ul> <li>Selling on Amazon</li> <li>Fulfillment by Amazon</li> <li>Amazon Product Ads</li> <li>Amazon Prime “</li> </ul> <br>As you can see, this is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who wants to drop out of the Rat Race and work from home!<br><br>Is it expensive for drop shippers to get started with Amazon Webstores?<br><br>Not at all. Read on to find out how inexpensively, quickly and easily you can get up and running, making sales and profits on Amazon.<br><br>Amazon Webstore has no setup costs, and no long-term contracts—you can cancel your account at any time, removing a common business risk from launching a new eCommerce venture or microsite. In fact, you can try it for a month free!<br><br>If you have dreamed of breaking away from your dreary job and starting your own business that would provide you with true personal and financial freedom, check out <a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/19736/amazon-webstores-a-dropship-seller-s-dream" title="Amazon Webstores and join the dropshippers" target="_blank">Amazon Webstores and join the dropshippers</a> who are living the Good Life thanks to this opportunity!<br><br><br>&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100395/Amazon-Webstores-A-Profitable-Home-Business-for-Dropshippers&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeThu, 29 Aug 2013 00:31:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100395http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100394/Start-an-Online-Book-Store-with-Wholesale-Dropship-Distributors#Comments0Start an Online Book Store with Wholesale Dropship Distributorshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100394/Start-an-Online-Book-Store-with-Wholesale-Dropship-Distributors<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/bookstore.JPG" alt="wholesale dropship distributors online book store" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">If you have ever dreamed of having your own bookstore, but can’t afford the cost of opening a traditional brick and mortar establishment, heads up---you can start an online book store on the cheap with wholesale <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> distributors!<br><br>One thing is for sure….books are not going to fall out of favor any time in the foreseeable future. While it is true that ebooks are enormously popular, regular hard back or paper back books are still very much en vogue.<br><br>People have been reading for education, information and entertainment for many centuries and will doubtless continue to do so for many years to come. Combine this truth with the fact that online shopping is becoming increasingly popular among consumers, and you have a sure recipe for success with an online book store.<br><br>There are a multitude of book genres available for dropshipping.<br><br><strong>Types of Books to Dropship</strong><br><br>Here are some of the book genres you might choose for your online dropship book store:<br><br> <ul> <li>Mystery</li> <li>Suspense</li> <li>Horror</li> <li>Gothic</li> <li>Paranormal</li> <li>Christian</li> <li>Sci-Fi</li> <li>Romance</li> <li>Non-Fiction</li> <li>Children’s</li> <li>Cookbooks</li> <li>Self Help Books</li> <li>How-To Books</li> <li>Text Books</li> <li>Detective</li> <li>Humor</li> <li>Western</li> <li>And Many More</li> </ul> <br>This is an extremely broad niche. You might consider narrowing your focus a bit and selecting one or a couple of genres only. On the other hand, since you don’t pay for your products up front with the dropship business model, it won’t cost you a thing to stock your virtual book store shelves with a little something for everybody!<br><br>This is one of the most attractive things about starting an online book store with wholesale dropship distributors. You cam have a big inventory of all genres of books without spending a small fortune on inventory or worrying about ending up with stock you can’t get rid of.<br>With an online book store and wholesale dropship distributors, you never have physical possession of the products you sell. You simply choose the books you want to sell from your wholesale product supplier, list them on the venue of your choice such as eBay, Amazon or your own web site, and you’re in business.<br><br>No expense or work involved with warehousing. No packing or shipping to do, either, as your books sell because your wholesale dropship distributors handle all of that, as well.<br><br>Could it get any easier?<br><br>One of the main things to bear in mind is that you need to be sure of getting true wholesale prices on the books you choose to sell. You cannot buy at retail prices and then turn around and sell at retail prices and come out with any profit.<br><br>While working from home in your own business and being your own boss is the closest thing to a perfect job you could ever hope to find, you still want to make money!<br><br>Another thing to keep in mind is that you need wholesale dropship distributors who have a great selection of books---books by popular authors, books in demand, books people will read. You won’t do well at all if you attempt to sell a lot of books nobody wants or needs.<br><br>An online book store can be tremendously successful and profitable if you want to work from home, so check out <a href=" http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/20457/Wholesale-Dropship-Book-Distributors-For-Your-Internet-Business" title="wholesale dropship distributors" target="_blank">wholesale dropship distributors</a> today and get started!<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100394/Start-an-Online-Book-Store-with-Wholesale-Dropship-Distributors&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeWed, 28 Aug 2013 20:01:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100394http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100277/Dropship-Health-Fitness-Products-A-Profitable-Home-Business-Niche#Comments1Dropship Health & Fitness Products: A Profitable Home Business Nichehttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100277/Dropship-Health-Fitness-Products-A-Profitable-Home-Business-Niche<br><p><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/bike-resized-600.JPG" alt="dropship health and fitness" class="alignRight" style="float: right;" border="0">Anyone looking for a money making home <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> business niche would do well to take a look at health and fitness products.<br><br>Dropshippers who offer health and fitness products are tapping into a very lucrative market with a huge global demand as people all over the world become more and more health conscious---ready to buy those items that will help them attain and maintain good health and wellness.<br><br>If you want a niche with the potential to make you a lot of money working from home….look no further than health and fitness products!<br><br>Here are some stats about the health and fitness industry that should be encouraging to you if you are considering this niche for a home business:<br><br>“According to SGMA’s Manufacturers Sales by Category Report (2012 edition), manufacturers' (wholesale) sales of sporting goods equipment, fitness equipment, sports apparel, athletic footwear, and sports licensed merchandise in the U.S. totaled $77.31 billion in 2011 - a 4.2% increase over 2010 when wholesale sales were $74.19 billion.<br><br>“For the most part, sales in the sports and fitness industry continue to be a mirror image of the U.S. economy,” said SGMA President Tom Cove.&nbsp; “As the economy begins to improve, Americans are more likely to spend more money on fitness equipment, sports gear, athletic clothing, and footwear.&nbsp; Overall, sports participation remains strong and solid in the U.S. though there is room for growth.&nbsp; We remain optimistic that 2012 will be a significant year of change for the sports industry as people are posed to be more active, play more and, hopefully, increase their spending on sports and fitness items.”<br><br>Encouraging words, for sure!<br><br>Here are some more:<br><br>GMA’s 2012 Manufacturers Sales by Category Report Released<br>Treadmills and Running Footwear Had Strong Growth in 2011. According to SGMA’s Manufacturers Sales by Category Report (2012 edition), manufacturers' (wholesale) sales of sporting goods equipment, fitness equipment, sports apparel, athletic footwear, and sports licensed merchandise in the U.S. totaled $77.31 billion in 2011 - a 4.2% increase over 2010 when wholesale sales were $74.19 billion.<br><br>“For the most part, sales in the sports and fitness industry continue to be a mirror image of the U.S. economy,” said SGMA President Tom Cove.&nbsp; “As the economy begins to improve, Americans are more likely to spend more money on fitness equipment, sports gear, athletic clothing, and footwear.&nbsp; Overall, sports participation remains strong and solid in the U.S. though there is room for growth.&nbsp; We remain optimistic that 2012 will be a significant year of change for the sports industry as people are posed to be more active, play more and, hopefully, increase their spending on sports and fitness items.”<br><br>The Manufacturers Sales By Category Report is an industry overview which gives topline wholesale market size data by category, which is derived from industry submissions and survey data.<br><br>Sporting goods equipment sales rose slightly – up 2.5% -- from $20.37 billion in 2010 to $20.87 billion in 2011. The five largest categories of sporting goods equipment are:&nbsp; </p> <ul> <li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; firearms/hunting ($2.9 billion);</li> <li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; golf ($2.5 billion);</li> <li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; fishing ($2.0 billion);</li> <li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; camping ($1.80 billion); and</li> <li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; optical goods ($1.3 billion).</li> </ul> The categories that registered sales gains in excess of 5% in 2011 included the following:<br> <ul> <li>bowling (up 10.0% to $217 million);</li> <li>water ski (up 8.6% to $531 million);</li> <li>martial arts (up 5.8% to $417 million);</li> <li>golf (up 5.7% to $2.5 billion);</li> <li>lacrosse (up 5.4% to $66 million); and</li> <li>firearms (up 5.0% to $2.9 billion).</li> </ul> A few team sports categories actually had a solid year as sales showed a low single-digit increase.&nbsp; Those sports are lacrosse (up 5.4%), volleyball (balls &amp; sets) (up 4.1%), soccer (up 2.9%), ice hockey (up 1.8%), basketball (up 1.4%), baseball/softball (up 0.3%), and football (up 0.1%).&nbsp; The five leading team sports categories, based on overall sales, are:<br> <ul> <li>football ($521 million);</li> <li>baseball/softball ($489 million);</li> <li>basketball ($352 million);</li> <li>soccer ($340 million); and</li> <li>ice hockey ($243 million).</li> </ul> <br>Exercise equipment is a $4.49 billion business- up 3.4% from $4.34 billion in 2010. Treadmill sales account for 25.5% of that entire category. After treadmills, the next two largest fitness categories are elliptical machines ($1.06 billion) and exercise cycles ($484 million). Consumer/retail spending for exercise equipment accounts for just more than 75% of the entire exercise equipment category.&nbsp; At the consumer level, the top three categories for sales gains were elliptical machines (up 7.1%), exercise cycles (up 5.3%), and treadmills (up 3.6%).<br><br>Wholesale sales of sports apparel were $31.4 billion in 2011, which is a 6.1% increase from $29.6 billion in 2010.&nbsp; The largest segment of the sports apparel industry -- at $4.8 billion – is shirts/tops. Swimwear is the second largest segment of the sports apparel business at $2.5 billion.&nbsp; All five divisions of the sports apparel category had an ‘uptick’ in sales in 2011.&nbsp; They were branded activewear (up 9.6% to $14.4 billion), performance apparel (up 4.7% to $1.3 billion), branded athletic apparel (up 3.3% to $14.2 billion), fitness apparel (up 1.7% to $320 million), and team uniforms (up 1.3% to $1.1 billion).<br>“In recent years, tightening athletic budgets prohibited many schools from ordering new uniforms, but 2011 saw an increase in sales which bodes well for the future,” observed Cove. <br><br>Sales of sports licensed merchandise, which are largely fueled by emotion, an allegiance to an alma mater, and strong team loyalty, were steady in 2011 -- $7.385 billion, which was a 1.3% increase over 2010.<br><br>“The sports calendar is filled with big time events throughout the year which range from college football bowl games to the Super Bowl to March Madness to major golf events to the World Series to college conference championship games,” said Cove.&nbsp; “There is always another ‘big game’ coming up which is a spending opportunity for fans to show their allegiance to a particular sport, team, or event.”<br><br>The athletic footwear category was solid in 2011 as sales actually increased by 4.5% – from $12.61 billion in 2010 to $13.18 billion in 2011.&nbsp; Running remains the rising star of the athletic footwear category as running shoe sales rose 7.6% to $3.89 billion. That was the largest percentage increase of any athletic footwear category.&nbsp; Outdoor/adventure is another strong category as sales increased by 6.1% -- from $603 million in 2010 to $640 million in 2011.&nbsp; Classics/originals also had a significant 5.6% jump in sales – from $1.787 billion in 2010 to $1.887 billion in 2011.&nbsp; The five leading athletic footwear categories are the following:<br> <ul> <li>running/jogging ($3.89 billion);</li> <li>classics/originals ($1.88 billion);</li> <li>kids ($1.87 billion);</li> <li>basketball ($875 million); and</li> <li>skate/surf ($831 million).</li> </ul> <br>The SGMA's Manufacturers Sales by Category is derived from a combination of aggregated quantitative data that is collected from a sample of manufacturers in a variety of product categories.&nbsp; These raw numbers are then combined with a series of interviews along with other industry data.&nbsp; The end product gives yearly projections on the health of the sporting goods and fitness industry. It should be noted that all figures are based on manufacturers' shipments in the U.S. market and expressed in wholesale, not retail, dollar values.<br><br>The Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (SGMA), the #1 source for sport and fitness research, is the leading global trade association of manufacturers, retailers, and marketers in the sports products industry.&nbsp; SGMA helps lead the sports and fitness industries by fostering participation through research, thought leadership, product promotion, and public policy.&nbsp; More information about SGMA membership, SGMA's Sports Research Partnership, and SGMA's National Health Through Fitness Day can be found at www.SGMA.com.<br>Source: <a href="Dropship Health &amp; Fitness Products for a Profitable Home Business Niche Anyone looking for a money making home business niche would do well to take a look at health and fitness products. Dropshippers who offer health and fitness products are tapping into a very lucrative market with a huge global demand as people all over the world become more and more health conscious---ready to buy those items that will help them attain and maintain good health and wellness. If you want a niche with the potential to make you a lot of money working from home….look no further than health and fitness products! Here are some stats about the health and fitness industry that should be encouraging to you if you are considering this niche for a home business: “According to SGMA’s Manufacturers Sales by Category Report (2012 edition), manufacturers' (wholesale) sales of sporting goods equipment, fitness equipment, sports apparel, athletic footwear, and sports licensed merchandise in the U.S. totaled $77.31 billion in 2011 - a 4.2% increase over 2010 when wholesale sales were $74.19 billion. “For the most part, sales in the sports and fitness industry continue to be a mirror image of the U.S. economy,” said SGMA President Tom Cove.&nbsp; “As the economy begins to improve, Americans are more likely to spend more money on fitness equipment, sports gear, athletic clothing, and footwear.&nbsp; Overall, sports participation remains strong and solid in the U.S. though there is room for growth.&nbsp; We remain optimistic that 2012 will be a significant year of change for the sports industry as people are posed to be more active, play more and, hopefully, increase their spending on sports and fitness items.” Encouraging words, for sure! Here are some more: Home » Press Releases » SGMA's Wholesale Study Reports $77+ Billion In Sales &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; SGMA's Wholesale Study Reports $77+ Billion In Sales Date: 5/23/12 SGMA’s 2012 Manufacturers Sales by Category Report Released Treadmills and Running Footwear Had Strong Growth in 2011 SILVER SPRING, MD – May 23, 2012 – According to SGMA’s Manufacturers Sales by Category Report (2012 edition), manufacturers' (wholesale) sales of sporting goods equipment, fitness equipment, sports apparel, athletic footwear, and sports licensed merchandise in the U.S. totaled $77.31 billion in 2011 - a 4.2% increase over 2010 when wholesale sales were $74.19 billion. “For the most part, sales in the sports and fitness industry continue to be a mirror image of the U.S. economy,” said SGMA President Tom Cove.&nbsp; “As the economy begins to improve, Americans are more likely to spend more money on fitness equipment, sports gear, athletic clothing, and footwear.&nbsp; Overall, sports participation remains strong and solid in the U.S. though there is room for growth.&nbsp; We remain optimistic that 2012 will be a significant year of change for the sports industry as people are posed to be more active, play more and, hopefully, increase their spending on sports and fitness items.” The Manufacturers Sales By Category Report is an industry overview which gives topline wholesale market size data by category, which is derived from industry submissions and survey data. Sporting goods equipment sales rose slightly – up 2.5% -- from $20.37 billion in 2010 to $20.87 billion in 2011. The five largest categories of sporting goods equipment are:&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; firearms/hunting ($2.9 billion); &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; golf ($2.5 billion); &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; fishing ($2.0 billion); &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; camping ($1.80 billion); and &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; optical goods ($1.3 billion). The categories that registered sales gains in excess of 5% in 2011 included the following: bowling (up 10.0% to $217 million); water ski (up 8.6% to $531 million); martial arts (up 5.8% to $417 million); golf (up 5.7% to $2.5 billion); lacrosse (up 5.4% to $66 million); and firearms (up 5.0% to $2.9 billion). A few team sports categories actually had a solid year as sales showed a low single-digit increase.&nbsp; Those sports are lacrosse (up 5.4%), volleyball (balls &amp; sets) (up 4.1%), soccer (up 2.9%), ice hockey (up 1.8%), basketball (up 1.4%), baseball/softball (up 0.3%), and football (up 0.1%).&nbsp; The five leading team sports categories, based on overall sales, are: football ($521 million); baseball/softball ($489 million); basketball ($352 million); soccer ($340 million); and ice hockey ($243 million). Exercise equipment is a $4.49 billion business- up 3.4% from $4.34 billion in 2010. Treadmill sales account for 25.5% of that entire category. After treadmills, the next two largest fitness categories are elliptical machines ($1.06 billion) and exercise cycles ($484 million). Consumer/retail spending for exercise equipment accounts for just more than 75% of the entire exercise equipment category.&nbsp; At the consumer level, the top three categories for sales gains were elliptical machines (up 7.1%), exercise cycles (up 5.3%), and treadmills (up 3.6%). Wholesale sales of sports apparel were $31.4 billion in 2011, which is a 6.1% increase from $29.6 billion in 2010.&nbsp; The largest segment of the sports apparel industry -- at $4.8 billion – is shirts/tops. Swimwear is the second largest segment of the sports apparel business at $2.5 billion.&nbsp; All five divisions of the sports apparel category had an ‘uptick’ in sales in 2011.&nbsp; They were branded activewear (up 9.6% to $14.4 billion), performance apparel (up 4.7% to $1.3 billion), branded athletic apparel (up 3.3% to $14.2 billion), fitness apparel (up 1.7% to $320 million), and team uniforms (up 1.3% to $1.1 billion). “In recent years, tightening athletic budgets prohibited many schools from ordering new uniforms, but 2011 saw an increase in sales which bodes well for the future,” observed Cove. Sales of sports licensed merchandise, which are largely fueled by emotion, an allegiance to an alma mater, and strong team loyalty, were steady in 2011 -- $7.385 billion, which was a 1.3% increase over 2010. “The sports calendar is filled with big time events throughout the year which range from college football bowl games to the Super Bowl to March Madness to major golf events to the World Series to college conference championship games,” said Cove.&nbsp; “There is always another ‘big game’ coming up which is a spending opportunity for fans to show their allegiance to a particular sport, team, or event.” The athletic footwear category was solid in 2011 as sales actually increased by 4.5% – from $12.61 billion in 2010 to $13.18 billion in 2011.&nbsp; Running remains the rising star of the athletic footwear category as running shoe sales rose 7.6% to $3.89 billion. That was the largest percentage increase of any athletic footwear category.&nbsp; Outdoor/adventure is another strong category as sales increased by 6.1% -- from $603 million in 2010 to $640 million in 2011.&nbsp; Classics/originals also had a significant 5.6% jump in sales – from $1.787 billion in 2010 to $1.887 billion in 2011.&nbsp; The five leading athletic footwear categories are the following: running/jogging ($3.89 billion); classics/originals ($1.88 billion); kids ($1.87 billion); basketball ($875 million); and skate/surf ($831 million). The SGMA's Manufacturers Sales by Category is derived from a combination of aggregated quantitative data that is collected from a sample of manufacturers in a variety of product categories.&nbsp; These raw numbers are then combined with a series of interviews along with other industry data.&nbsp; The end product gives yearly projections on the health of the sporting goods and fitness industry. It should be noted that all figures are based on manufacturers' shipments in the U.S. market and expressed in wholesale, not retail, dollar values. The Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (SGMA), the #1 source for sport and fitness research, is the leading global trade association of manufacturers, retailers, and marketers in the sports products industry.&nbsp; SGMA helps lead the sports and fitness industries by fostering participation through research, thought leadership, product promotion, and public policy.&nbsp; More information about SGMA membership, SGMA's Sports Research Partnership, and SGMA's National Health Through Fitness Day can be found at www.SGMA.com. Source: http://www.sfia.org/press/464_SGMA%27s-Wholesale-Study-Reports-$77%2B-Billion-In-Sales This is really a humongous niche, so to might be more feasible to dig down within it to find and develop a good sub-niche. Trying to handle all of the marketing, SEO, etc. for this broad a niche could be a virtual nightmare for an ecommerce entrepreneur. If you focus on just one segment of the health and fitness niche for dropshipping, you will have all you can handle and still have a big potential for sales and profits…plenty to keep your home business and thriving. Health and fitness products are highly unlikely to fall out of favor and become unpopular. So, if you want a profitable home business, consider dropship health and fitness products for a profitable home business! " title="http://www.sfia.org/press/464_SGMA%27s-Wholesale-Study-Reports-$77%2B-Billion-In-Sales" target="_blank">http://www.sfia.org/press/464_SGMA%27s-Wholesale-Study-Reports-$77%2B-Billion-In-Sales</a><br><br>This is really a humongous niche, so to might be more feasible to dig down within it to find and develop a good sub-niche. Trying to handle all of the marketing, SEO, etc. for this broad a niche could be a virtual nightmare for an ecommerce entrepreneur. If you focus on just one segment of the health and fitness niche for dropshipping, you will have all you can handle and still have a big potential for sales and profits…plenty to keep your home business and thriving.<br><br>Health and fitness products are highly unlikely to fall out of favor and become unpopular. So, if you want to work from home as your own boss, consider <a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/20470/health-fitness-a-lucrative-drop-ship-niche-market" title="dropship health and fitness products for a profitable home business" target="_blank">dropship health and fitness products for a profitable home business</a>!<br>&nbsp;<br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100277/Dropship-Health-Fitness-Products-A-Profitable-Home-Business-Niche&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeSat, 24 Aug 2013 21:18:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100277http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100242/6-Tips-to-Help-Optimize-Checkout-Increase-Dropship-Business-Sales#Comments06 Tips to Help Optimize Checkout & Increase Dropship Business Saleshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100242/6-Tips-to-Help-Optimize-Checkout-Increase-Dropship-Business-Sales<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/checkout2-resized-600.JPG" alt="checkout optimization dropship busienss" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">If you are like just about everybody else in ecommerce, you are always looking for ways to increase sales, so you might appreciate these 6 tips to help optimize checkout for your <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship " target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong> </a>business.<br><br>Checkout is critically important! In what is called the “sales funnel”, checkout is the place where a large percentage of shopping carts are abandoned and sales are lost. Therefore, if you want to have a high conversion rate and improve your chances of making more sales and money---streamline and tweak your checkout to be as good as it can possibly get.<br><br>Here are 6 tips that will help you have a champion checkout:<br><br>1. Stick with the essentials only. The cleaner and more focused you can keep your checkout page, the better. You should strive for simple, uncluttered and streamlined. No frills or extras for checkout. Just the bare necessities. This will not only speed up the process, it will help to keep the shopper focused on completing the purchase. Have as few steps as you possibly can from beginning to end of checkout.<br><br>2. Be sure to have a progress bar or indicator that shoppers can plainly see. This tells them where they are in the buying process and again---helps keep their eye on the ball, figuratively speaking. <br><br>3. Do not try to get shoppers to opt-in to your email marketing subscription list, provide their birthday, phone number or any other extraneous details. Yes, it would be nice to have that info, but it can wait until after checkout is complete and the sale is made. Don’t force anyone to register, either. Some people don’t want to go through all that and will leave without completing the sale, so allow people to checkout as a guest.<br><br>4. Offer multiple payment options. Paypal is highly popular and you might be surprised at how it could increase your sales if you allow shoppers to use it for checkout. Ditto for Google Wallet, although it isn’t as much in use as Paypal. People like Paypal because (a) it’s fast and (b) there is no need to enter all of their payment info because it is already there. You may also want to offer shoppers the option of paying by check or money order. Some consumers still prefer these traditional forms of payment.<br><br>5. According to internet research and KISSmetrics, http://blog.kissmetrics.com/shopping-cart-abandonment/&nbsp; 44% of online shoppers abandon a shopping cart because of shipping and handling fees. That’s a LOT! Nearly half if all shoppers, in fact. So, it would be a strategic move on your part to factor the shipping cost into your price and offer free shipping. This, in itself, would greatly increase sales!<br><br>6. One of the biggest obstacles ecommerce entrepreneurs must overcome is the doubt and insecurity many online shoppers feel about buying on the internet. To offset this problem, be sure to display your trust and safety symbols prominently on your checkout page. Ditto for your site security symbols. Show your SSL certificates and badges so that shoppers know their payment and personal data is secure. If you are a member of the BBB, display that symbol, as well. Building trust will play a huge part in reducing shopping cart abandonment. <br><br>Use these 6 tips to help <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/education_read.php?quizID=30" title="optimize checkout " target="_blank">optimize checkout </a>and increase dropship business sales!<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100242/6-Tips-to-Help-Optimize-Checkout-Increase-Dropship-Business-Sales&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeThu, 22 Aug 2013 22:22:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100242http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100212/Start-a-Home-Dropship-Business-It-s-Easy-as-1-2-3#Comments0Start a Home Dropship Business: It's Easy as 1--2-3!http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100212/Start-a-Home-Dropship-Business-It-s-Easy-as-1-2-3<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/123-resized-600.JPG" alt="dropship business start up" class="alignRight" style="float: right;" border="0">Did you know that you can start a home <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> business as easy as 1-2-3?<br><br>You can!<br><br>Anyone who is fed up with the same-old, same-old Daily Grind and longing to work from home, being their own boss with their very own business, can get a dropship business off the ground with a flying start and have money coming in literally right away!<br><br>No long wait as is the general rule of thumb for a traditional brick and mortar business. With a home dropship business, you can get your business up and running and start making sales immediately on the venue of your choice, especially if you go with a huge established online marketplace such as eBay or Amazon. But, we’ll get to that shortly.<br><br>Read on.<br><br>Let’s look at a few of the most common reasons a lot of people stay in low paying, high stress jobs that make them miserable even though they would love to make a break for financial and personal freedom with a home business of their own.<br><br><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Can’t Afford to Wait for Income:</strong></span><br><br>Many wannabe ecommerce entrepreneurs are afraid to take the plunge into their own home business because they can’t afford to go for a long period of time with no paycheck. But, as mentioned above, you don’t have to worry about that with a home dropship business because once you choose your niche and get lined up with a wholesale product source, you can list the products you want to sell with a click of your mouse. This means that you are in business and ready to make sales right away!<br><br><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Afraid of Failure</strong></span><br><br>Some people who are tired of making money for somebody else and would love to see the fruits of their labors in their own pocketbooks hold back because they are afraid of failure. While nobody can deny that failure is possible, even in a home dropship business, if you have good work ethics and realistic expectations of what ecommerce can do for you, you should be able to join the ranks of the many successful home drop shippers.<br><br><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Don’t Know it’s Out There</strong></span><br><br>A lot of people don’t make the break simply because they don’t know they can. They aren’t aware of the tremendous possibilities in a home dropship business. <br><br><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Belief That They Need a Lot of Start Up Capital</strong></span><br><br>Another very common cause of many folks holding back from starting a home business is that they have the mistaken idea it requires a lot of start up capital, but with dropshipping, this isn’t the case at all! You pay nothing up front for the products you sell and only pay your wholesale product supplier as each item is sold and your customer has paid you. So, no big investment to get started making money!<br><br>Now, here is how you can start a home dropship business and get it running, making money for you in nothing flat:<br><br>1. Choose your niche.<br><br>2. Find a reputable wholesale dropship product source.<br><br>3. Decide on a venue and list your items.<br><br>That’s it! Easy as pie and fast!<br><br>Don’t waste another day in a job you hate---<a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/89580/dropshipping-for-dummies-or-how-to-start-a-great-home-business" title="starting a home dropship business " target="_blank">starting a home dropship business </a>is as easy as 1-2-3!<br><br><br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100212/Start-a-Home-Dropship-Business-It-s-Easy-as-1-2-3&bvt=rss">Greg ScottThu, 22 Aug 2013 01:09:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100212http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100208/How-to-Dropship-Plus-Size-Lingerie-for-Great-Profits#Comments0How to Dropship Plus Size Lingerie for Great Profits!http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100208/How-to-Dropship-Plus-Size-Lingerie-for-Great-Profits<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/lingerie3.jpg" alt="dropship plus size lingerie" class="alignRight" style="float: right;" border="0">If you are living for the day you can walk away from your regular job and start a home business. You might like to learn how to <strong><a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank">dropship</a></strong> plus size lingerie for great profits!<br><br>Lingerie is a fantastic niche straight across the board, and plus size lingerie is no exception to this general rule. The fact is that there is a wealth of opportunity in dropshipping plus size lingerie and a world of opportunity for maki9ng a very comfortable living from home if you go about it right.<br><br>First of all, let’s look at the plus size lingerie dropship niche to get a feel for exactly how lucrative it is.<br><br>Here are some interesting tidbits from PRWeb:<br><br>“The Lingerie Stores industry has benefited from the slow decline in the unemployment rate, which has boosted per capita disposable income, allowing consumers to increasingly purchase higher-end lingerie items. Moreover, plus-size intimate apparel has been another growth segment for the industry. <br><br>Over the next five years, conditions are set to improve for the Lingerie Stores industry. From 2012 to 2017, industry revenue is forecast to rise, Moldvay says. During this period, the unemployment rate is expected to slowly trend down, reaching 6.1% by 2017. With more favorable employment trends, per capita disposable income is expected to rise at an average annual rate of 2.3%, allowing consumers to increasingly splurge on higher-end lingerie items. The industry will, however, face increasing external competition from discount retailers, mass merchandisers and e-commerce retailers that are expected to continue expanding their lingerie lines.”<br><br>Plus size lingerie is a multi-billion dollar market and if you are willing to roll up your sleeves and work at it, you can get a nice slice of this super profitable pie!<br><br>Here are some tips to help you dropship plus size lingerie successfully:<br><br> <ul> <li>First, determine what types of plus size lingerie products you want to dropship. There are scads of items available---everything from garter belts to bras to nightgowns and robes---so you may want to drill down within this broad niche to focus on a narrower sub-niche. On the other hand, you may not. If you happen to be one of those people who can’t stand the idea of leaving money on the table by not having a little something for everybody, then by all means go ahead and sell an assortment of plus size lingerie products.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Be sure to find a wholesale product source with high quality plus size lingerie. Your online reputation will hinge on the quality of the products you dropship, so it is imperative to make sure they are good. You should actually order a sample of each piece you plan to sell, just to see for yourself whether it is well made or not.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>While you are shopping around for a dropship product source, be extra careful to deal with a reputable business with a proven track record, preferably a member in good standing of the Better Business Bureau. Inquire about their business practices. For instance, does they company send out Low Inventory notices so that you don’t oversell? Do they ship promptly with the packaging discreet and secure? These things are vitally important to the success or failure of your home dropship business selling plus size lingerie.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Last bit certainly not least, be sure to get wholesale pricing from your dropship product supplier. If you don’t, there is no way you can possibly resell your plus size lingerie for enough money to garner a goodly profit for yourself. If you pay retail prices to your supplier, only one party in this arrangement will be making any money and it won’t be you.</li> </ul> <br>Now you know how to <a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/20245/wholesale-dropship-plus-size-lingerie-for-success" title="dropship plus size lingerie " target="_blank">dropship plus size lingerie </a>for great profits, so don’t delay---get started now and leave that dreary job behind!<br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100208/How-to-Dropship-Plus-Size-Lingerie-for-Great-Profits&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeWed, 21 Aug 2013 21:31:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100208http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100161/How-to-Use-SEO-to-Boost-Ebay-Dropshipping-Sales#Comments0How to Use SEO to Boost Ebay Dropshipping Saleshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100161/How-to-Use-SEO-to-Boost-Ebay-Dropshipping-Sales<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/seo-clipart-resized-600.jpg" alt="SEO eBay dropshipping" class="alignCenter" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="0">Many people who are <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropshipping" target="_blank"><strong>dropshipping</strong></a> on eBay fail to realize that using SEO effectively could them to boost sales.<br><br>The fact is that SEO is critical to your success as an eBay dropship seller and learning how to use it to its best advantage will go along way toward making your home ecommerce business successful and profitable.<br><br>First of all, if you are just getting your feet wet in the ecommerce pool and maybe not entirely sure what SEO is, here is a simple definition of SEO straight from that free online encyclopedia, Wikipedia:<br><br>“Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the visibility of a website or a web page in a search engine's "natural" or un-paid ("organic") search results. In general, the earlier (or higher ranked on the search results page), and more frequently a site appears in the search results list, the more visitors it will receive from the search engine's users. SEO may target different kinds of search, including image search, local search, video search, academic search, news search and industry-specific vertical search engines.<br><br>As an Internet marketing strategy, SEO considers how search engines work, what people search for, the actual search terms or keywords typed into search engines and which search engines are preferred by their targeted audience. Optimizing a website may involve editing its content, HTML and associated coding to both increase its relevance to specific keywords and to remove barriers to the indexing activities of search engines. Promoting a site to increase the number of backlinks, or inbound links, is another SEO tactic.”<br><br>So, you can see that the whole idea of SEO is to make your website or your dropship listings on eBay search engine friendly so that they will be easily found.<br><br>Here are some fantastic tips from the eBay Learning Center about SEO:<br><br> <ul> <li>Target the right keywords and keyword phrases</li> <li>Use keywords frequently throughout content without spamming. It's important that your content reads naturally to others.</li> <li>Do not duplicate content</li> <li>Include keywords at the top and bottom of your content</li> <li>Use fonts and formatting to emphasize selected words and avoid invisible copy. H1, H2 and H3 tags are great ways to achieve this.</li> </ul> <br>Targeting the right keywords and keyword phrases simply means that you should use those in your titles and descriptions. For example, if you are dropship plus size nightgowns, be sure to use those words in your titles and product descriptions.<br><br>Not duplicating content is another thing to be conscious of as the search engines frown on this. If you are selling several variations of a product, write a fresh description for each item instead of the same one with only the color or whatever changed.<br><br>Hyperlinking is a very important part of great SEO for your eBay dropshipping sales. For example, if you are dropshipping basketball equipment, you might use this phrase within your description for a basketball goal: “Check out my great deals on basketball equipment” with the word basketball hyperlinked to your store listings.<br><br>Using proper SEO will be quite beneficial to you, not only with the eBay Cassini search engine, but with Google and the other big search engines as well, that crawl the internet looking for content.<br><br>EBay has a ton of traffic, but chances are that you will have a lot of competition, so being smart about SEO will help give you that competitive edge once you learn how to <a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/31906/seo-for-ebay-how-to-get-your-listings-seen-by-more-buyers" title="use SEO to boost eBay dropshipping sales" target="_blank">use SEO to boost eBay dropshipping sales</a>!<br><br><br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100161/How-to-Use-SEO-to-Boost-Ebay-Dropshipping-Sales&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeMon, 19 Aug 2013 21:46:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100161http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100131/3-Sales-Techniques-That-Can-Boost-Your-Dropship-Business-Income#Comments03 Sales Techniques That Can Boost Your Dropship Business Incomehttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100131/3-Sales-Techniques-That-Can-Boost-Your-Dropship-Business-Income<br><img id="img-1376880092565" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/carsalesman-resized-600.JPG" alt="sales techniques dropshipping" class="alignRight" style="float: right;" border="0">Would you be interested in learning about 3 simple yet effective sales techniques that can boost your <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> business income?<br><br>Sure you would! After all, how many people will read that question and think <em>No, I’m making all the money I need?</em><br><br>Not many.<br><br>Making money is good and making more money is even better. So, knowing how to utilize the sales techniques that can turn more shoppers into buyers---as well as add more money to a lot of sales---can only be a good thing.<br><br>These 3 effective sales techniques are called:<br><br>Up Selling<br>Cross Selling<br>Bundling<br><br>If done correctly, they are highly effective at making money for you and building your revenue. Here is how each one works.<br><br><strong>Up Selling</strong>---According to trusty Wikipedia, here is the definition of up selling: “Up selling (sometimes "up-selling") is a sales technique whereby a seller induces the customer to purchase more expensive items, upgrades, or other add-ons in an attempt to make a more profitable sale. Up selling usually involves marketing more profitable services or products but can be simply exposing the customer to other options that were perhaps not considered. Up selling implies selling something that is more profitable or otherwise preferable for the seller instead of, or in addition to the original sale.” <br>Here is an example, let’s say you are dropshipping camping equipment and a shopper is looking at plain pop-up tents. They might be a prime candidate for a larger tent with more bells and whistles such as screen windows and separate rooms. So, by all means, show the shopper these fancier, more expensive tents. What have you got to lose? Worst case scenario is that they stick with buying the less expensive tent, but they might go for the pricier one and you will have made more money!<br><br><strong>Cross Selling</strong>---Here is the Wikipedia definition for cross selling that pretty well sums it up: “Cross-selling is the action or practice of selling among or between clients, markets, traders, etc. or the action or practice of selling an additional product or service to an existing customer. In practice, businesses define cross-selling in many different ways. Elements that might influence the definition might include the size of the business, the industry sector it operates within and the financial motivations of those required to define the term.<br><br>The objectives of cross-selling can be either to increase the income derived from the client or clients or to protect the relationship with the client or clients. The approach to the process of cross-selling can be varied.”<br><br>Now, for your dropshipping purposes, cross selling will mean selling an additional product to a customer. For instance, a shopper is browsing your office supply products and looking at copy paper. Chances are that this shopper will also need other sorts of office supplies, so you can show him/her other items such as printer ink cartridges, pens pencils, markers and so on. This boots your sales because you end up selling someone multiple items.<br><br><strong>Bundling</strong>---Again, we turn to Wikipedia for a great definition of bundling as it pertains to sales: “In marketing, product bundling is offering several products for sale as one combined product. This is common in the software business (for example: bundle a word processor, a spreadsheet, and a database into a single office suite), in the cable television industry (for example, basic cable in the United States generally offers many channels at one price), and in the fast food industry in which multiple items are combined into a complete meal. A bundle of products may be called a package deal or a compilation or an anthology.”<br><br>So, the idea here is to offer a shopper multiple correlating items in a “bundle” with a lower price than buying each product separately. This is a win-win thing for both you and the customer---they save money on things they need and you make more sales and hence, more money. Bundling is a very effective way to boost sales and income for a dropship business.<br><br>So, there you have 3 <a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/26806/dropship-tips-cross-sell-or-upsell-what-s-the-difference" title="sales techniques than can boost income for your dropship business-" target="_blank">sales techniques than can boost income for your dropship business-</a>--get started now!<br><br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100131/3-Sales-Techniques-That-Can-Boost-Your-Dropship-Business-Income&bvt=rss">Greg ScottMon, 19 Aug 2013 02:05:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100131http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100128/How-to-Make-More-Sales-with-Less-Work-Dropship-Home-Business-Tips#Comments0How to Make More Sales with Less Work: Dropship Home Business Tipshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100128/How-to-Make-More-Sales-with-Less-Work-Dropship-Home-Business-Tips<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/hourglass-resized-600.jpg" alt="dropship tips" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">If you would like to know how to make more sales with less work, you might appreciate these<a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title=" dropship" target="_blank"><strong> dropship</strong></a> home business tips that will put you on the road to working smarter instead of harder.<br><br>Ecommerce has been a blessing indeed to a lot of people from many different walks of life, including retirees, work at home mothers, those who need to supplement the income from a full time job, those who need to replace a full time job and more. <br><br>While there is no doubt that ecommerce beats the heck out of trudging out to a traditional job working for somebody else, it’s still work. The more shortcuts you can find to save time while boosting earnings will help you enjoy the Good life of working from home even more.<br><br>Here are some tips to help you maximize sales for your dropship business, while streamlining the work and saving time.<br><br> <ul> <li>List your products on more than one site. Yes, you can! You can list on eBay while simultaneously having the same items for sale on Bonanza or a similar site. After all, it’s your stuff. You can do whatever you want to with it. Just be sure to update your inventory when you make a sale. For instance, if you sell an item you have listed on eBay, be sure to remove the listing from any other sites to make sure you don’t over sell. Customers tend to get irate about that and don’t much like it when you cancel their order.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Forget trying to multitask. It simply doesn’t work. Instead, try working in a parallel fashion, which means that if you have some dead time while waiting for one task to complete, be working on something else in the meantime. For example, if you are downloading a sizeable number of new dropship products from your wholesale product source and the download will take a few minutes, minimize that window and work on something else until the download is complete. You might be surprised how much this can improve your productivity! If you are selling on eBay, for instance you could spend this time writing a new marketing newsletter to your subscribers, letting them know you are adding new products.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Be realistic about reaching a point of diminishing returns. For example, are you spending an inordinately long time on each listing---tweaking your descriptions past the point where all that extra work and time…agonizing over every word…. will produce more sales? Are you taking pains with each template, trying to make it look showroom perfect and unique? While it is important to have attractive listings, this is only true up to a point. The bottom line is that shoppers are more interested in the products you are selling, so in the final analysis, if you are spending too much time making fancy templates---you are wasting time that could be best spent doing something that would actually help to make sales.</li> </ul> <br>Use these tips to make <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/education_read.php?quizID=90" title="more sales in less time in your dropship home business " target="_blank">more sales in less time in your dropship home business </a>and you’ll see a difference!<br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100128/How-to-Make-More-Sales-with-Less-Work-Dropship-Home-Business-Tips&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeSun, 18 Aug 2013 20:45:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100128http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100125/3-eBay-Dropshipping-Mistakes-That-Can-Cost-You-Money#Comments03 eBay Dropshipping Mistakes That Can Cost You Money!http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100125/3-eBay-Dropshipping-Mistakes-That-Can-Cost-You-Money<br><img id="img-1376845469237" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/warning sign-resized-600.gif" alt="warning sign resized 600" class="alignRight" style="float: right;" border="0">If you have an eBay <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropshipping" target="_blank"><strong>dropshipping</strong></a> business, you might appreciate finding out about 3 common mistakes that can cost you a lot of money over time.<br><br>Some dropshippers don’t do all that well on eBay and mistakenly believe that it is just how it is, having read or heard that success with dropshipping on eBay is nigh on to impossible. <br><br>Heads up, eBay dropshippers! This is not true! The fact is that there are a lot of successful drop shippers on eBay. They aren’t easy to spot because they don’t advertise that they are dropshipping, and why should they? The successful drop shippers on eBay blend right in with all of the other sellers, which is as it should be.<br><br>You can dropship on eBay and make a very comfortable living doing so, if you play your cards right and avoid these 3 costly mistakes.<br><br><strong>I. Poor customer service:</strong> This is an all too common failing of eBay sellers in general and it can take you down! Just because you are selling on eBay instead of your own website doesn’t give you a free pass to skip providing excellent customer service. Remember, the bottom line is that they are YOUR customers, not eBay’s. If you want to succeed and stay on eBay, you will have to be diligent about taking care of your buyers. Contrary to what some sellers say, the problem buyer on eBay is the exception rather than the rule. The majority of your customers will be reasonable, honest, decent people. There are a few bad apples, of course, but giving these crabby customers great service is one way of helping to avoid any unpleasantness. Do provide tracking info. Do answer all messages promptly and courteously---before and after the sale. Do include a simple “Thank You” with every invoice.<br><br><strong>II. Lousy titles, descriptions and poor images:</strong> Some of the titles on eBay are so bad that one has to wonder how the sellers ever manage to sell anything at all. Just browse the listings in any category and you’ll see the proof of this. For example, in Vintage Textiles, a title for what was presumably a chenille bedspread---”Senile Bedspread.” Really? Bedspreads can get senile or is it the seller who is senile? Or this one that is seen fairly often in the Vintage Lingerie category---”Satan Nightgown” instead of what is surely meant to be a satin nightgown. These kinds of mistakes will cost you sales because most shoppers don’t want to deal with somebody who is obviously incompetent, thinking that they aren’t trustworthy. As for descriptions and images, there is a general rule of thumb that will serve you well---Write your descriptions as though there are no photos and have your photos as though there are no descriptions. You get the idea. You absolutely must give online shoppers enough information to make a buying decision and your images and descriptions are the only way to do this.<br><br><strong>III.</strong> <strong>Have hostile terms and policies or too many terms and policies:</strong> People simply do not like this. You can find them in many eBay listings and some are so off-putting that any reasonably normal person will hit the back button and get out of there. Who wants to do business with someone who comes across as having the personality of a puff adder? Those terms and conditions that go on and on ad nauseum about all the things the seller will not tolerate and reason they won’t refund are hogwash anyway for the simple reason that if a buyer isn’t happy, they can file a dispute with eBay or Paypal and usually get their money back very quickly, with a minimum of fuss and bother. You won’t scare off the scammers and crooks that are out to cheat you because they get the benefit of the doubt with Paypal and eBay by virtue of being the customer. All you will succeed in doing is scaring away good buyers who wouldn’t have caused you a minute’s worth of trouble. So, don’t do this. Short and sweet should be your guidelines for terms and conditions.<br><br>Avoid these <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/education_read.php?quizID=45" title="3 eBay dropshipping mistakes" target="_blank">3 eBay dropshipping mistakes</a> and you can have a lucrative career as part of this mammoth global marketplace!<br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100125/3-eBay-Dropshipping-Mistakes-That-Can-Cost-You-Money&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeSun, 18 Aug 2013 16:46:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100125http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100123/6-Secrets-to-Selling-More-Dropship-Products-on-eBay#Comments06 Secrets to Selling More Dropship Products on eBayhttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100123/6-Secrets-to-Selling-More-Dropship-Products-on-eBay<br><img id="img-1376770885219" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/salesign.jpg" alt="6 secrets dropship sales" class="alignRight" style="float: right;" border="0">Would you like to know the 6 secrets to selling more <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> products on eBay?<br><br>Read on and get the low down on what it takes to rev up eBay dropshipping sales!<br><br>Some people mistakenly believe that selling on eBay is different than other types of sales. In a way, this is true, because there are some unique do’s and don’ts that are all part and parcel of selling on eBay, one of the two largest online marketplaces in the world today. (Amazon is Number One, sorry eBay.)<br><br>Since eBay is an auction site, there are fundamental differences. That being said, there is a Buy It Now option that allows for instant, flat out sales instead of waiting for an auction to play out. Now let’s take a look at the 6 important secrets to boosting eBay dropship sales, bearing in mind that when all is said and done, the principles of success with sales on eBay are the same as any other ecommerce endeavor.<br><br>1. Have a niche product with a high enough demand that you get plenty of viewers and potential buyers. Regardless of platform or type of sales, it all comes down to supply and demand. If there is a great demand for something and you supply that demand, you will almost certainly be successful. But, if you make a poor choice when it comes to a niche and try to peddle something on eBay that virtually nobody wants---you are doomed to failure. <br><br>2. Have a fantastic title. Your title is your first line of communication with shoppers on eBay, along with your gallery image, so it needs to be eye catching and make people want to click through and actually read your listing. It also needs to use keywords wisely in order for the eBay search engine, Cassini, to pick it up and put it where it belongs. Romance your title! For instance, which sounds better: “Used Cell Phone” or 4G iPhone with All the Bells &amp; Whistles Works Great”? You get the idea.<br><br>3. Give an excellent description. This is your chance to tell someone everything they need to know about your dropship product in order to make a buying decision. Many ecommerce entrepreneurs lose sales because they fail to provide enough info about their item. Online shoppers rely on your images and description to furnish sufficient information and enable them to decide whether to buy or not. You can use the descriptions from your wholesale product source, but if you really want to make more sales on eBay---write your own!<br><br>4. Use the free marketing tools provided by eBay. There is a Markdown Manager, for instance. Plus you can send out marketing emails to subscribers, showcase your newly listed or favorite items, and much more. These tools can be very beneficial in helping you make sales!<br><br>5. Use good images and have enough of them to show your products to their best advantage. For example, if you are selling plus size lingerie, try to show the front, back, side and close up views so that shoppers are able to really see and appreciate your products. As with descriptions, you can use the images provided by your wholesale dropship product supplier, but the smart thing to do is obtain one of every product you sell on eBay and take your own photos. This will give you a huge edge over the competition!<br><br>6. Be professional. This means no poor grammar, misspelled words, typos or other booboos that make you appear unprofessional and not overly bright. This does not inspire confidence in the average shopper and who could blame them? The more polished your descriptions and the better your photos, the more you will seem to be an expert in your niche, which scores points with shoppers.<br><br>Use these <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/education_read.php?quizID=44" title="6 secrets to start selling more dropship products on eBay" target="_blank">6 secrets to start selling more dropship products on eBay</a>!<br><br><br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100123/6-Secrets-to-Selling-More-Dropship-Products-on-eBay&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeSat, 17 Aug 2013 20:18:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100123http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100070/Starting-a-Home-Dropship-Business-Don-t-Know-What-to-Sell#Comments0Starting a Home Dropship Business & Don’t Know What to Sell?http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100070/Starting-a-Home-Dropship-Business-Don-t-Know-What-to-Sell<br><p><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/confused mystery shopper.jpg" alt="dropship products" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Are you in the first stages of trying to start a home <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> business and stymied about what products to sell?</p> <p>This is a very important aspect of your ecommerce business, so it is wise to take your time and be sure to choose a niche and product/s that will be good performers for you. If you don’t do the necessary research before choosing a niche, you could sink your home business before it leaves the dock, so proceed with caution!</p> <p>First of all, let’s clarify one major point: Forget everything you have ever heard about only selling things you have a “passion” for. This is hogwash, basically. Yes, it would be nice to be passionate about the products you sell, but it certainly isn’t necessary.</p> <p>Passion is a rather overworked word these days. Everywhere you look, you see people who are “passionate” about this, that and the other. Suddenly, even mundane, ho hum, run of the mill things are inspiring passion in people. For example, you might advertise for someone to type a transcript of a book and get applicants who claim to be passionate about typing.</p> <p>Really? Typing? (This is a true story.)</p> <p>Look at it this way. You may adore oysters and absolutely love them---fried, baked or on the half shell. But, if you went to work in an oyster house that served nothing but oysters and you ate them every day for a while, don’t you think that passion would begin to wane? Of course it would!</p> <p>It is the same thing with dropship products. Even if you start out being passionate about a particular product, after a while it will eventually be more of a way to make a living than something you could wax poetic about for hours on end….and that’s as it should be. If you want to be passionate about something connected with your dropship business, be passionate about making money!</p> <p>Now, here are a few tips to help you choose your home dropship business products wisely:</p> <ul> <li>Consider a niche that has a ton of accessories and correlating products. For example, let’s say you are selling dog beds and a shopper adds a bed to his/her cart. Now you can show the shopper other dog products. This is a fantastic way to increase sales because (a) you’re pitching the sale to someone who is already in “buying mode” and (b) chances are that someone who needs a dog bed might need leashes, collars, toys and so on. Remember, with dropshipping you don’t have to buy inventory up front, so you can sell as many products as you like!</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>We’ve squelched the question of your personal passion when it comes to your dropship niche, but if you pander to the passions of others you will land on your feet and make a lot of sales and money. Think hobbyists, for instance. Many of these folks really are passionate about their hobby and will buy scads of things for it. You might look at quilting supplies, scrap booking, sports cards and many other hobbies.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Consider selling products that fall in the legendary sales “sweet spot.” Generally speaking, this is within the $100 to $200 range. If you sell items that cost more than this, you may run into much heavier customer service as shoppers tend to want to actually speak with someone before pulling the trigger on the deal. That’s fine if you have 24 hour live support, but most ecommerce entrepreneurs with home businesses don’t have that.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Another good dropship product niche is items that people buy repeatedly. This covers a lot of territory. For example, it might be household cleaning supplies, health and beauty products or all sorts of other things we all buy and use up and buy again. And again. And again. You get the idea. This is a wonderful way to build a great repeat customer base, too! Use these ideas to choose a good niche for your home dropship business products and get started today!</li> </ul> <p>Use these ideas to <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/education_read.php?quizID=2" title="choose a good niche for your home dropship business" target="_blank">choose a good niche for your home dropship business</a> products and get started today!&nbsp; Check out <span style="color: #0000ff;"><a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/drop_ship_source.php " title="dropship source" target="_blank"><span style="color: #0000ff;">dropship source</span></a></span> to get started.<br><br></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100070/Starting-a-Home-Dropship-Business-Don-t-Know-What-to-Sell&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeThu, 15 Aug 2013 22:38:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100070http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100039/5-Simple-Steps-to-Grow-Your-Home-Dropship-Business#Comments05 Simple Steps to Grow Your Home Dropship Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100039/5-Simple-Steps-to-Grow-Your-Home-Dropship-Business<br><p><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/steps.jpg" alt="5 steps grow dropship busienss" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Are you interested in finding out how 5 simple steps can grow your home <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> business and make more money for you?</p> <p>Sure you are! Who doesn’t want to make more money, especially if it can be done fairly easily, with just a minimum of fuss and bother?</p> <p>The thing is that once you learn these steps and how to successfully implement them, doing them will become second nature to you and the whole process will be even that much easier! Read on to get the skinny on these simple but effective steps that can help shift your dropship business sales into high gear.</p> <p>I. Devote one hour out of every work day to marketing. Just one hour of marketing a day for your home dropship business can mean substantial growth in sales. Use that hour to map out your advertising and marketing campaigns, promotions, social media marketing efforts, email marketing, video marketing and all other methods you can use to market your online dropship business. Be consistent! Use part of the hour to plan marketing efforts, and the rest to work on marketing emails, social media, videos and so on.</p> <p>II. Set aside at least 15-30 minutes a day to customer service. This might include sending follow up emails to shoppers who have abandoned their shopping carts and offering them a special deal to come back and complete the purchase, following up with questions or complaints from customers, special request and more along the line of giving excellent service to your customers. This will pay big dividends over time!</p> <p>III. Spend at least an hour every working day on product research and analyzing your sales and traffic. Analysis is vital because it is the only way you can keep up with your ales and track them. When you do this, you will often recognize buying trends that you would completely miss without the analysis. There are several free tools and services on the internet to help you do this.</p> <p>IV. Spend at least 15 minutes a day testing your website. Make sure it is running up to speed with no broken links or 404 errors. If you are an eBay or Amazon seller, check your titles, descriptions, specs and everything else included in your dropship product pages. Sometimes simple errors can cost you a lot of sales before you even have a clue there is a problem, which is why it is best to check in on things daily.</p> <p>V. Plan on spending at least an hour a day on sales techniques that will help build your dropship business. For example, start using such sales techniques as cross selling, up selling and bundling. This will sometimes involve sourcing additional dropship products that correlate with your existing items so that you will have more to offer shoppers.</p> <p>By making it a practice to follow them faithfully can make a tremendous difference in your dropship business sales!&nbsp; Also check out <span style="color: #0000ff;"><a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/education_read.php?quizID=15" title="Five Simple Ways to Grow Your Business" target="_blank"><span style="color: #0000ff;">Five Simple Ways to Grow Your Business</span></a></span> for similar great ideas on things you can do every day that make a huge positive difference in your business sales!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100039/5-Simple-Steps-to-Grow-Your-Home-Dropship-Business&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeWed, 14 Aug 2013 22:03:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100039http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/99971/How-to-Dropship-with-Amazon-for-a-Profitable-Home-Business#Comments0How to Dropship with Amazon for a Profitable Home Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/99971/How-to-Dropship-with-Amazon-for-a-Profitable-Home-Business<br><p><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/homebusinesswki.png" alt="dropship with Amazon home business" class="alignRight" style="float: right;" border="0">If you are tired of trudging to a job that makes you miserable --- day after day, week after week, year after year --- and would love to have a profitable home business, learn how to <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> with Amazon and you can soon kiss that dead end job goodbye!<br><br>Dropshipping with Amazon is much easier than going it on your own, especially when you are first getting your feet wet in ecommerce. If you try to fly solo right off the bat with your own website, you will be incurring a ton of work and cannot hope to get the sort of massive global traffic that flows through Amazon 24/7. <br><br>This is not to say that having your own website for a dropshipping business would never be a good idea, but for most beginning ecommerce entrepreneurs, it is more than a little overwhelming. <br><br>When you dropship with Amazon, you get the benefit of the millions of visitors through the site, plus the fame of the Amazon name. The fact is that most people in the civilized world have at least heard of Amazon. When you dropship with Amazon, you get the benefit of the site’s popularity and as an added bonus, acquire the trust that online shoppers associate with this giant marketplace.<br><br>Trust is a crucial issue with ecommerce. One of the biggest obstacles you will face with dropshipping or nay kind of online sales is overcoming the doubt and lack of trust many shoppers feel in buying from a merchant online. But, when you dropship with Amazon, a site well known for putting customer satisfaction first, the trust people feel for the site will rub off on you simply because you are a part of it.<br><br>Here are some things you will need to do in order to dropship with Amazon and start a profitable home business.<br><br></p> <ul> <li>Set up a seller’s account. You can have an Individual Seller Account or a Professional Account. You would probably be happier with the Professional Account because you will be hopefully be making lots of sales. With the Individual Account, you will pay $0.99 per item sold, plus other selling fees. With a Professional Account, you pay $39.99 a month plus other selling fees. You can see where it would probably benefit you to go for the Professional Account.</li> </ul> <p><br>This is what you will need to set up the seller’s account:<br><br></p> <ul> <li>Your business name, address, and contact information</li> <li>An internationally-chargeable credit card with valid billing address</li> <li>A phone number where you can be reached during this registration process</li> <li>Your tax identity information</li> </ul> <p><br>You can sell in more than 20 categories for an Individual Account or 10 more with approval from Amazon with a Professional Account. Before choosing a niche or product to dropship, be sure it is included in one of the categories Amazon will accept! <br><br>The other fees you will pay are based on the category you are selling in, which is something else you may want to take into consideration before deciding on a niche.</p> <p><br>Once you have done all the above and found a reputable wholesale dropship product source, you’re ready to <a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/82154/Home-Business-Idea-How-to-Dropship-with-Amazon" title="dropship with Amazon" target="_blank">dropship with Amazon</a> and have your very own home business!<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/99971/How-to-Dropship-with-Amazon-for-a-Profitable-Home-Business&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeMon, 12 Aug 2013 23:16:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:99971