Free Dropshipping: Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus
If you want to start a home business you might be interested in finding out about free dropshipping
, or yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.
How can there be such a thing as free dropshipping?
Maybe you’ve seen bits and pieces about free dropshipping but thought that it sounded too good to be true. Well, if we’re talking about dropship product sources who claim to give you their services and access to their wholesale products absolutely free….you’re right to dismiss it as a fairy tale.
The truth is that just like any other business, a dropship product source is in it to make money. If they donate their services free, which bear in mind involves keeping a good selection of inventory for you to choose products to sell, packaging, shipping, maintaining a website and a host of other things that cost money, then they are going to have to make a profit somewhere else.
The only other place they can possibly turn a profit is in the products themselves.
You can safely assume that if you run across a dropship product source that touts its services as free, you will not be getting those products at genuine wholesale prices.
What this means is that instead of paying a nominal membership fee, you’ll pay extra for each product that you get. This, in turn, means that you’ll have to charge more than your competitors if you hope to make a profit yourself. One thing leads to another and when you mark your prices to high to be competitive, you’re sunk.
So, getting a free dropshipping service but paying retail prices for your products is like the Death From a Thousand Cuts for your home business you embarked on with such high hopes. Each product you pay too much for is one more cut to your profit and any hopes of having a successful ecommerce endeavor.
That being said, in another and very different sense, free dropshipping does exist.
Here’s how it works:
- You select a wholesale product source with true wholesale prices and high quality products
- You select the products you want to sell on eBay, Amazon, ProStore, your own website or the venue of your choice.
- You list the products and you’re in business.
Notice what was missing here?
You don’t pay anything for your products up front!
Instead, you only pay your dropship source as each item is sold and you have collected the money for it from your customer. So, in this respect, you can say that free dropshipping is a reality.
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus!
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