Drop Ship Newshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/RSS feeds for 60http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/26388/Top-Wholesale-Dropship-Entrepreneurs-Still-Think-Old-School#Comments0Top Wholesale Dropship Entrepreneurs Still Think Old-Schoolhttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/26388/Top-Wholesale-Dropship-Entrepreneurs-Still-Think-Old-School<br>Many businesspeople conduct themselves as if online and "traditional" shops constitute two different worlds. No wonder, since one is usually promoted by showing how much it differs from the other. This is not entirely true. Owners of e-stores have much to learn from the affairs of brick-and-mortar shops. Some of these lessons are negative, having more to do with how not to run a store. Many of the most irritating features of traditional shops have analogs in the world of online commerce. Top wholesale dropship merchants understand that some knowledge is timeless.<p>Customers of both online and traditional stores are frustrated by untidiness. In e-commerce terms, incoherent and badly edited text is going to convince customers that your products and services are equally shoddy. Basic grammar and spelling errors are a dead give-away that you have not re-read your text well enough. You should go over the entirely of your content carefully-not just skim it-before you upload it.</p><p>Also, visitors to any shop will feel uneasy if basic machinery (lights, fridges, etc.) are not functioning properly. Something very similar goes for online stores. You should check to see if everything is working fine from a technical standpoint. Replace or eliminate broken links. Troubleshoot media clips that refuse to play, and fix pictures that get displayed in a skewed or blurry manner.</p><p>However, a store is not all about hardware or software. It is also about how the store owners and staff treat customers. After all, a store might have a gorgeous, glamorous design and cutting-edge technology, but customers will have a terrible experience if staff members are brusque or downright rude. </p><p>Even if you, as an online entrepreneur, will never meet your customers face-to-face, you still have the capacity to treat them very well or very badly. Some things not to do include ignoring customer queries, or answering them very later. If you really want to irk your visitors, scold or insult them whenever they approach you with problems.</p><p>Pricing is important, too. Rock-bottom prices will eliminate your profit margin. Conversely, getting too greedy and overpricing your goods will drive all your customers away, and you will be even worse off than if you charged very low prices.</p><p>Brick-and-mortar stores differ from their online counterparts in many ways, and it makes sense to develop different strategies for each type of shop. However, entrepreneurs must not forget the fundamental similarities between these two types of business. At bottom, both are about giving people good products and services for their money, in a manner that gives them a fun and satisfactory shopping experience. A good online store may look different than its brick-and-mortar counterpart, but the similarities between the worst of both kinds of store are all too clear.<br></p><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/26388/Top-Wholesale-Dropship-Entrepreneurs-Still-Think-Old-School&bvt=rss">Nikole CruiseFri, 25 Sep 2009 23:36:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:26388http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/26386/Make-Quick-Money-Dropshipping-by-Using-Time-Wisely#Comments0Make Quick Money Dropshipping by Using Time Wiselyhttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/26386/Make-Quick-Money-Dropshipping-by-Using-Time-Wisely<br>Having an at-home career can be advantageous in many ways. However, the very convenience and freedom of this business arrangement can be detrimental if misunderstood and misused. For example, working at home often means that you will not have any supervision. This can be great, but too many businesspeople end up dawdling or fiddling with trivial pastimes, only to find that hours have passed without anything significant being accomplished.<p>Time management can be quite an important, serious business. A great deal of research and thought has been expended into finding how people use their time, and how this use can be improved. Here are some interesting theories that might have some bearing on the way you use your time when doing business at home. You can literally make quick money dropshipping by maximizing your time.</p><p>Here are some ideas covered in Tim Ferriss's excellent book on time management, The 4 Hour Workweek.</p><p>Firstly, use the 80/20 Principle of Joseph M. Juran. This basically states that most of your desirable outcomes are actually rooted in a small proportion of your processes. Learn to locate your most directly productive processes, and maximize them. Trim the time you spend on the less productive aspects of business.</p><p>Parkinson's Principle may also prove useful. This basically means that a task may seem critical not because it really matters, but because you have spent a lot of time on it. If you examine your work process, you might find that something you thought was a huge project only seemed that way because you dawdled on it. With enough discipline, you can impose deadlines on yourself, and finish sooner than you expected.</p><p>Also, try to block out distractions. If you suddenly feel the urge to check on your inbox, or surf the Internet to find the answer to a momentarily fascinating trivia question, ask yourself first if you really need to know about it right this minute. Is it critical that you know the alias Sherlock Holmes used after he faked his death (Sigerson), or the name of the band singer Shirley Manson headlined before she went on to become the vocalist for Garbage (Angelfish)? Probably not. However, once you have finished your tasks, you can spend all the time you like on these, and other, hopefully less trivial, pursuits.</p><p>Good time management is not just great for business. It can also improve your overall quality of life by freeing more hours to do something you find more meaningful and fun. Spend time with friends and loved ones, or do something to improve your neighborhood. Time is precious, all the more so because it can never really be replaced-all the more reason to maximize what you have.<br></p><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/26386/Make-Quick-Money-Dropshipping-by-Using-Time-Wisely&bvt=rss">Nikole CruiseFri, 25 Sep 2009 23:29:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:26386http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/26249/Dropshipping-Business-Made-Easy#Comments0Dropshipping = Business Made Easy?http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/26249/Dropshipping-Business-Made-Easy<br>Many people have extolled dropshipping as a way to instantly get rich. Such assertions sound unbelievable, even ridiculous. How much truth can there be to such statements? Still, let us try to assess the facts or the real nature of dropshipping. If it is not instantaneous and effortless, can we still say that it is a convenient way for small entrepreneurs to earn money?<p>To begin with, dropshipping drastically reduces a lot of the usual overhead costs. In some cases, it even eliminates them altogether. This is because you can distribute a lot of the financial and work load on to your suppliers, or other service providers who will help you set up shop. <br>Firstly, your supplier stores and ships the products for you. You do not have to worry about maintaining or housing your goods, nor about constantly having to make trips to the post office to send things. </p><p>In addition, you can-especially if you have the budget-pay for other people to set up your website. This is especially helpful for people who are not highly-trained or experienced with computers and site design. You can even hire writers to make your text or content for you. In some cases, this can be worth the effort. Writing your text is a very important part of building your site. Remember that customers care about more things than your products and prices. They also want good treatment, and to be in the hands of someone who is courteous and professional. Make sure your writing gives that kind of impression. In addition, why not use your writing as a strategy to attract visitors to your online store? You can tailor your site content so that it shows up near the top of the list of search results when prospective customers go online to find products you offer. With these kinds of services, you can experience dropshipping made easy.</p><p>Dropshipping is a great time-saver in many ways. For example, once you have found and made a deal with your supplier, you do not have to worry about securing products. Traditionally, both suppliers and smaller-scale retailers had to spend a lot of time and money traveling to trade shows, with only a small proportion of meetings ultimately being productive. With dropshipping, you can do all of the searching and negotiation online.</p><p>The net result of all these convenient processes and structures is that you will have more time and resources to devote to attracting and serving your customers, who, after all, are the backbone of your business.</p><p>Once we strip away all the exaggerations, we find that dropshipping can, indeed, make business easier for you by allowing you to save time and money on things you would otherwise have to learn and execute all by yourself. Dropshipping introduces you to a network where the participants, especially yourself, can all save time and money by working together. If all of this piques your interest, you can find out more at a great site called Drop Ship Access.<br></p><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/26249/Dropshipping-Business-Made-Easy&bvt=rss">Nikole CruiseMon, 21 Sep 2009 01:10:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:26249http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/26247/Tips-for-Making-the-Best-Wholesale-Dropship-Website#Comments0Tips for Making the Best Wholesale Dropship Websitehttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/26247/Tips-for-Making-the-Best-Wholesale-Dropship-Website<br>To many owners of online business, it seems that setting up shop on the Internet is fundamentally different from owning a traditional brick-and-mortar store. In many respects, this is true. However, both types of businesses do bear certain similarities, because customers shopping online often look for the same benefits available to them in more traditional stores. <p>One of these benefits is the presence of store staff, especially if it is the customer's first time on the premises. A store-owner may have marked out the locations of certain item categories, but it might still be a bit difficult for a new buyer to find precisely the product that he or she wants. It is therefore very reassuring to find service or sales staff willing to help the customer find his or her way around.</p><p>A similar issue exists for online stores. Your customers need to find their way around your site easily, but this time, without the presence of staff at their beck and call. The best wholesale dropship websites structure themselves so that customers can find the products and information that they want without being inundated with extra sales-talk or misdirected by a confusing navigation system.</p><p>One of the best ways to do this is to include an internal search engine on every single page, so that the customer can jump to something else or get their bearings whenever they want. Every page should also lead easily to FAQ pages or contact information where they can get help.</p><p>Site content as well as site structure can also play an important part in making a website either user-friendly or frustratingly difficult. For example, you should try to guess when you are being guilty of TMI Syndrome, or giving too much information or sales talk. Yes, it is important to include important facts about your products, such as specs, unique functions and tips for optimal usage. However, it is sometimes safe to assume a certain amount of basic knowledge on the part of your prospective buyer. After all, you are not introducing an unfamiliar product. Rather, the customer found you, most likely by typing the relevant keywords into a search engine. Therefore, they must have known something before they showed up at your website. In addition, resist the urge to advertise your other products too much. A person who is looking at a product page for a camera will probably be very annoyed if large parts of the page are filled with marketing material for computers and mp3 players, as well. In that case, the customer might even become so annoyed that he or she will leave without purchasing anything.</p><p>The best overall guideline is to try to think like a customer. If you visited somebody else's online store, what kind of experience would you like to have? What kind of site structure and content would encourage you to buy something, and even come back for more at another date? Keep that question in mind, and start improving your website.<br></p><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/26247/Tips-for-Making-the-Best-Wholesale-Dropship-Website&bvt=rss">Nikole CruiseSun, 20 Sep 2009 01:08:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:26247http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/26240/Customer-Reviews-and-Dropshipping-Marketing-Tips-for-Wholesale-Retail-Stores#Comments1Customer Reviews and Dropshipping Marketing Tips for Wholesale/Retail Storeshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/26240/Customer-Reviews-and-Dropshipping-Marketing-Tips-for-Wholesale-Retail-Stores<br>Marketing is a very important aspect of any business, even for a dropshipping store. Here are some great marketing tools you can use.<br>• Reviews from customers - Testimonials can be posted on your website or incorporated into the newsletters and other materials you send out to your potential customers. Published testimonials have the added benefit of encouraging readers to send you even more testimonials, so you will have a wider selection of reviews from which to pick your quotations. <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/dropship_review.php" title="Dropship review" target="_blank">Dropship review</a> from a client can benefit both wholesale and retail stores.<br>• Newsletters - These can be e-mailed regularly to anyone who signs up for a subscription on your website. Include new products, new promos, and even promos whose time is about to be up. If you need to increase your base of subscribers, offer a small free gift to people when they sign up. Take the time to make a newsletter that is both informative and eye-catching. Useless content-however witty-is likely to simply annoy customers, so stick to your topic. In addition, use good photographs. Different letter sizes for headings are also an important, professional-looking feature that some newsletter writers forget.<br>• Old-fashioned mail campaigns - Even though it seems everyone and everything is going online these days, do not be so quick to discount snail mail from your strategies. Old-fashioned mail can attract dropshipping customers by serving as a much more tangible, memorable piece of marketing than an email publication than can get so easily get lost in someone's Inbox. <br>• Issue online coupons - Try offering customers discounts on the next thing they buy from you, on the condition that they make their next purchase before a certain date, or before a certain number of weeks has elapsed. This will encourage your customers to come back-and quickly!<br>• Prizes - These work a little bit like coupons in the sense of enticing visitors to come back. Prizes can be given to site visitors, even if they do not make a purchase. You can keep records of site visitors, perhaps via a guestbook, then draw one winner. Winners often do come back, so the cost of prizes is still a wise investment. You can save money by order surplus products, or buying them in bulk-especially if you plan to have plenty of winners. Giving small prizes to many people is a better publicity tactic than issuing large, costly prizes to a few people.<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/26240/Customer-Reviews-and-Dropshipping-Marketing-Tips-for-Wholesale-Retail-Stores&bvt=rss">Nikole CruiseWed, 16 Sep 2009 01:00:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:26240http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/26227/How-Joining-the-Online-Dropshipping-Businesses-Wave-is-Great-for-Your-Finances#Comments0How Joining the Online Dropshipping Businesses Wave is Great for Your Financeshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/26227/How-Joining-the-Online-Dropshipping-Businesses-Wave-is-Great-for-Your-Finances<br>Do you want to work and earn money, but not have to worry about your office clothes, time table and pesky office politics? If you do, check out all the reasons why so many people are using dropshipping to achieve financial freedom.<p>Dropshipping is one of the best ways to procure products for your own business. It is true that there are other options, such as bargain-hunting at thrift stores and swap meets. Unfortunately, the goods in these places are usually quite worn-down and therefore difficult to sell. However, you can get high-quality, new goods from your provider, all at wholesale prices.</p><p>In addition, you do not have to worry about scraping together a lot of start-up money. Dropshipping works by having your customers order and pay you for products you do not have yet. Then you use your revenue to order the products from your provider, who then sends the goods to your customers. You do not have to pay for store-space or warehouse rent. You do not even have to pay for products until you actually have the money.</p><p>One of the best things about dropshipping is that it takes away the risk of having to deal with excess stock. Online droppshipping businesses are easy to adapt to changing trends and circumstances. You do not have to worry about getting stuck with a giant shipment of a certain type of dress or jewelry that was hot for a few weeks, but suddenly went out of fashion. This is because you will not have to manage your stock-your provider keeps it until you have customers who have already bought and paid for the products. If you decide to change the products you have on offer (because the old products are no longer in fashion), you can make the appropriate arrangements with your provider.</p><p>In contrast, traditional store-owners often have to deal with the problem of excess products. Thus we have discounts, sales and bargain bins. Store owners often have to sell these products with a very narrow profit margin, or even at a loss, because making a little money or reducing loss is better than not making a sale at all.</p><p>You can have access to all these advantages if you form a relationship with a trustworthy product provider. Drop Ship Access is one of the best such companies in the market today. To find out more, visit their website. They also have a free trial so that you can experience dropshipping for yourself without worrying about the risk. Check it out now!<br></p><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/26227/How-Joining-the-Online-Dropshipping-Businesses-Wave-is-Great-for-Your-Finances&bvt=rss">Nikole CruiseThu, 10 Sep 2009 00:41:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:26227http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/25662/No-Upfront-Fees-and-Other-Dropshipping-Misconceptions#Comments0No Upfront Fees and Other Dropshipping Misconceptionshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/25662/No-Upfront-Fees-and-Other-Dropshipping-Misconceptions<br><P>Many people have heard of dropshipping, but are unfamiliar with its workings. As a result, most of what they think they know about dropshipping is hearsay. This article counters some common misconceptions about dropshipping. Here is the truth about dropshipping.</P> <OL> <LI><B>You can make good money dropshipping.<BR></B>Some people think the profit dropshippers make is so small that it is not worth the bother. On the contrary: dropshippers charge retail prices, but buy goods at wholesale prices. They also save a great deal on overhead costs like product maintenance and storage, which are taken care of by your provider. Dropshippers can also sell large quantities of goods, since their customers are not only individual end-users but other small retail businesses as well.<BR>&nbsp;</LI> <LI><B>Dropshipping does take some work.<BR></B>In some respects, dropshipping is easy. For example, you can work at home, and you do not have to worry about putting up a lot of capital. However, you do need to find a good provider, and you will also have to spend a lot of time constructing and updating your site, as well as tending to customers. It takes hard work and skill to do well at dropshipping.<BR>&nbsp;</LI> <LI><B>Dropshipping providers do have standards.<BR></B>This is because your providers are not necessarily the people who made the products. They, in turn, got their inventory from a supplier, who expects certain things from them in return. Many providers want to make sure that you will help them meet these requirements. They may ask you to order at least a certain quantity, or pay a lot of money right away. It might be hard to find a dropshipping provider who demands no upfront fees. Still, the amount of digging you will have to do is well worth it. Your relationship with your provider is very important. It will help you to keep your customers happy, and may even remain after you change the nature of the products you offer. Drop Shipping Access is a recommended provider, as the fee is low and there is a wide variety of goods you can choose to order.<BR>&nbsp;</LI> <LI><B>Dropshipping might not be the right option for everyone.</B> There are certainly other ways to procure products to sell. However, dropshipping is ideal for people who are working alone, and who do not have a lot of capital to put up. The many good features of dropshipping make this option attractive to entrepreneurs who understand the real nature of the business, and have learned not to trust the myths about dropshipping—either positive or negative. </LI></OL> <P>Check more info at <A href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/23058/Debunking-Drop-Shipping-Myths" mce_href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/23058/Debunking-Drop-Shipping-Myths">Debunking Drop Shipping Myths</A>.<BR>&nbsp;</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/25662/No-Upfront-Fees-and-Other-Dropshipping-Misconceptions&bvt=rss">Nikole CruiseWed, 09 Sep 2009 11:34:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:25662http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/26223/Smart-Online-Entrepreneurs-Dropshipping-Strategies#Comments0Smart Online Entrepreneurs’ Dropshipping Strategieshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/26223/Smart-Online-Entrepreneurs-Dropshipping-Strategies<br>Even though dropshipping has a number of special features that make it radically different from other types of commerce, dropshippers can still learn a great deal from traditional retail selling techniques. Here are some strategies used by traditional brick-and-mortar stores that will still be very useful to you in your online business.<p>1. Spruce up your advertising materials so that they are both informative and eye-catching. Photographs are especially useful. They should show the product from a variety of perspectives (i.e. front and side) so the customer gets a good view. You can even show magnified photos of your product's most unique and innovative attributes. All the important details and "specs" should be included in the advertising text, as well. Your tone should be professional, but persuasive. Do not be afraid to draw special attention to your product's good points. You are making a sale: nobody expects you to be completely neutral.</p><p>2. Be smart with your pricing. You might want to slash your prices a little in order to undercut yoru competition. Online entrepreneurs dropshipping at competitive prices know that slightly lowering the price on individual goods can increase your volume of sales to such a degree that your total profit soars.</p><p>3. Take advantage of benefits offered by your store's venue. Just like stores or booths making full use of whatever facilities and rented space they get from a shopping mall, be aware of any freebies offered by the shopping or auction website you are using. Some websites may offer special navigation, site design features, or marketing templates for free. Grab these for your own store!</p><p>4 Improve your shipping services: It is true that your provider will be taking care of most of the shipping details However, there are some things you can do to make things even better for your customers. For example, be sure to place your order with your provider shortly after your customer orders from you. Don't keep clients waiting! Also, give your clients the option to track their own order. This makes them feel more secure, and cuts down on your work, because they will be doing their own checking.</p><p>5. Treat customers well: Never forget this important principle. Be sure that customers have a pleasant experience. Answer all questions politely and informatively. If the customer took the time to write you a personal e-mail, you can write a personal reply. This way, you can get repeat business.</p><p>Even if dropshipping is a very unique type of business, dropshippers can still take valuable cues from more traditional enterprises. <br></p><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/26223/Smart-Online-Entrepreneurs-Dropshipping-Strategies&bvt=rss">Nikole CruiseWed, 09 Sep 2009 00:36:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:26223http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/25606/Smart-Online-Entrepreneurs-Dropshipping-Strategies#Comments0Smart Online Entrepreneurs’ Dropshipping Strategieshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/25606/Smart-Online-Entrepreneurs-Dropshipping-Strategies<br><P>Even though dropshipping has a number of special features that make it radically different from other types of commerce, dropshippers can still learn a great deal from traditional retail selling techniques. Here are some strategies used by traditional brick-and-mortar stores that will still be very useful to you in your online business.</P> <OL> <LI>Spruce up your advertising materials so that they are both informative and eye-catching. Photographs are especially useful. They should show the product from a variety of perspectives (i.e. front and side) so the customer gets a good view. You can even show magnified photos of your product’s most unique and innovative attributes. All the important details and “specs” should be included in the advertising text, as well. Your tone should be professional, but persuasive. Do not be afraid to draw special attention to your product’s good points. You are making a sale: nobody expects you to be completely neutral.<BR>&nbsp;</LI> <LI>Be smart with your pricing. You might want to slash your prices a little in order to undercut yoru competition. Online entrepreneurs dropshipping at competitive prices know that slightly lowering the price on individual goods can increase your volume of sales to such a degree that your total profit soars.<BR>&nbsp;</LI> <LI>Take advantage of benefits offered by your store’s venue. Just like stores or booths making full use of whatever facilities and rented space they get from a shopping mall, be aware of any freebies offered by the shopping or auction website you are using. Some websites may offer special navigation, site design features, or marketing templates for free. Grab these for your own store!<BR>&nbsp;</LI> <LI>Improve your shipping services: It is true that your provider will be taking care of most of the shipping details However, there are some things you can do to make things even better for your customers. For example, be sure to place your order with your provider shortly after your customer orders from you. Don’t keep clients waiting! Also, give your clients the option to track their own order. This makes them feel more secure, and cuts down on your work, because they will be doing their own checking.<BR>&nbsp;</LI> <LI>Treat customers well: Never forget this important principle. Be sure that customers have a pleasant experience. Answer all questions politely and informatively. If the customer took the time to write you a personal e-mail, you can write a personal reply. This way, you can get repeat business.</LI></OL> <P><BR>Even if dropshipping is a very unique type of business, dropshippers can still take valuable cues from more traditional enterprises and following <A href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/23658/Drop-Shipping-Best-Practices" mce_href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/23658/Drop-Shipping-Best-Practices">Drop Shipping Best Practices</A>. <BR><BR>&nbsp;</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/25606/Smart-Online-Entrepreneurs-Dropshipping-Strategies&bvt=rss">Nikole CruiseTue, 08 Sep 2009 15:05:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:25606http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/26215/Recession-Advice-How-to-Sell-Items-Like-Video-Games-Drop-Shipping-Even-in-a-Crisis#Comments0Recession Advice: How to Sell Items Like Video Games Drop Shipping, Even in a Crisishttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/26215/Recession-Advice-How-to-Sell-Items-Like-Video-Games-Drop-Shipping-Even-in-a-Crisis<br>In these hard times, opening an online business seems especially risky, particularly if you are not experienced in e-commerce. Then again, perhaps a recession is the best time to do business in cyberspace, especially when non-virtual or "brick and mortar" (B&amp;W) stores and shopping centers are going out of business. Think about it: an e-store can be seen by potential buyers all over the world instead of just people in the area, and has lower overhead costs than a traditional store. Here are some tips on how to weather a recession with your virtual dropshipping business.<p>What Should You Sell?</p><p>One way to answer this question is to think about how you yourself shop. Chances are your habits and needs are not all that different from those of your customers. Ordinary, everyday items and appliances are a safe bet because there will always be some demand for them. Luxury items are somewhat more risky but surprisingly profitable. (In a recession, people tend to buy smaller luxuries like gadgets and nice clothes rather than spend on bigger splurges.) You can make a lot of money selling ipods, cellphones, lingerie, collectibles, video games, books, music, computers beauty products and video games. Drop shipping successfully can depend on selecting the right products. You should also make sure your products are high-quality and built to last. Build your reputation as a reliable business so you can get repeat customers, who will hopefully tell their friends about you, too.</p><p>Extra, Extra!</p><p>A shop is more than just its products. People also come for bonuses and service-which are exactly the ways to set yourself apart from your competition. Free gifts and discounts can convince reluctant buyers to commit to a purchase. In fact, you can do better if you give special discounts or coupon codes to repeat buyers. Good service keeps customers coming back. Reply to queries promptly and in a personalized manner. Remember that your business needs customers in order to survive, and treat site visitors accordingly.</p><p>Also, make sure your customers have an easy purchasing experience. Unnecessary complexity can turn off even the most experienced online buyers. However, if even a "newbie" can navigate your site easily, you know you have done well. The most important things to get right are shopping carts, good pictures and text, and a safe, confidential checkout process. If you are not sure you can do this yourself, try going to a turnkey solutions provider, which can provide all the components you need, or even a ready-made website!</p><p>With these tips, you are now better equipped to take on the recession.<br></p><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/26215/Recession-Advice-How-to-Sell-Items-Like-Video-Games-Drop-Shipping-Even-in-a-Crisis&bvt=rss">Nikole CruiseSat, 05 Sep 2009 00:25:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:26215http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/25237/Wholesale-Product-Distribution-and-Drop-Shipping#Comments0Wholesale Product Distribution and Drop Shippinghttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/25237/Wholesale-Product-Distribution-and-Drop-Shipping<br><P>In order to have an understanding of drop shipping, you need to understand wholesale product distribution.&nbsp; Here's the scenario:</P> <P>Located in sunny Southern California, Mr. Clean busily works day in and day out mixing up the best tooth whitening gum in the country.&nbsp; Since science is his talent, and he has found a way to make delicious tasting gum that will whiten and brighten a person's teeth without nasty tasting chemicals, Mr. Clean has no time to spend on marketing and distributing his amazing product.</P> <P>Mr. Clean's longtime friend, Ms. White, loves the product and knows that everyone in the world cherishes white, shiny teeth.&nbsp; Ms. White has the time and resources and therefore has made it her purpose to bring Mr. Clean's tooth whitening gum to the masses.&nbsp; Ms. White buys cases and cases of gum from Mr. Clean for $5.00 a case.&nbsp; Mr. Clean is very happy about this and continues his work of making gum.</P> <P>Now, Ms. White does not have a store in which she sells Mr. Clean's tooth whitening gum.&nbsp; She markets the gum to many different stores all over town.&nbsp; This gum is so extremely popular that it can be found on the shelves of any store a person shops in.&nbsp; Ms. White sells cases of gum to the store for $10 a case.&nbsp; Ms. White is happy because she has made $5 on each case of gum - and she sells hundreds of cases every single week.</P> <P>In the stores, the cases of gum are opened and 10 packs of gum are marked at a price of $4 each.&nbsp; Not only does this make the store owners extremely happy - they are making a $30 profit on each case after all; but every person who wants white shiny teeth is also happy because they have found a way to get what they want at a low low cost.&nbsp; </P> <P>This, my friend, is the basic concept of distribution.&nbsp; The manufacturer sells to the distributor, who sells to the retailer, and the retailer sells to the customer. Now, where does drop shipping fit into all this?&nbsp; It's simple really.&nbsp; Today the world is full of web retail stores that act as any corner store selling Mr. Clean's tooth whitening gum.&nbsp; These stores are the retailer in the above scenario.&nbsp; If you drop ship items to your customers, you are most likely going to get items from a distributor such as Drop Ship Access.&nbsp; You will then calculate your profit margin, write up a nice description of the item you are selling, and you will open your web store for business.&nbsp; </P> <P>The only difference in drop shipping and the traditional form of distribution is that, as the retailer, you are not investing large sums of money to purchase thousands of cases of Mr. Clean's tooth whitening gum.&nbsp; You don't have to pay for the merchandise you sell until the customer has paid for it.&nbsp; Talk about a win-win situation!</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/25237/Wholesale-Product-Distribution-and-Drop-Shipping&bvt=rss">Lisa MiracleSat, 29 Aug 2009 11:22:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:25237