Dropshipping is a famous method of selling products to customers, although it’s quite different from the usual selling procedure. The dropship companies involved in the whole process usually agree on a stated set price, deal with the inventory, collect the payments, and carry out the labeling and shipping with regard to the sold goods.
Unlike the manufacturer, the dropship companies carry out their selling by having a network of sellers. The dealing with customers, etc is done by the other parties involved in the whole procedure. Once the deal is confirmed, the dropship companies carry out the shipping. A wholesale price is usually charged from the retailer or wholesaler. This price is then changed according to their wishes.
Sometimes being resellers for dropship companies can have certain pitfalls. Even though the handling of inventory, labeling or shipping of the goods is not done by you, if a mistake occurs, the customer would definitely try to contact you and not the company who is at fault. For instance, if the customer receives a faulty product or doesn’t get the product they ordered, they will notify you. Such issues are to be resolved with the dropship companies who handled the goods.
Since the market is full of scammers who are ready to profit from your money, it is better to find out information regarding different dropship companies. Are they legitimate? Do they deliver high quality goods on time? These are a few questions that need to be answered.
Being aware of the product delivery times is essential. There are some dropship companies who get late with their deliveries or don’t deliver the product at all. If you are in doubt, make sure you inquire about the delivery turnaround for each region that will be covered and also the cost differences. Getting a tracking number of each product that is to be delivered will give both you and your customer the chance to track the product.
Time is money. Trying to get hold of a dropship company that’s reputed and carries out a quality service can be difficult especially if you are a newcomer. Dropship directories will provide the needed information about dropship companies.
It is actually the reseller who finds the customers for the dropshipping companies. But unfortunately there are dropship companies who try to deal directly with the customers. When this happens, your efforts in trying to find the customer could go all in vain. If you are dealing with a recognized dropship company, you need not have to worry about such things.