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Wholesale Drop Shipping: How to Make Money From Home Using Ebay

A wholesale drop shipper allows you to sell items without keeping a physical inventory. The company provides and stores products, then, when someone buys an item from an EBay business owner for example, that owner simply processes the order and sends it and payment onto the drop shippers who then package and ship the product to the customer. All you have to do is sell the products listed on the pages of a wholesale drop shipper’s web site for more than the drop shipper is charging and you’ll be on the way to an easy profit.

Drop shippers and wholesalers are an invaluable resource for all EBay store owners. They provide a means of simplifying the entire ordering process and enable entrepreneurs to make greater profits. The customer never knows that a third party exists because drop shippers will package the product using the EBay business owner’s labeling. By purchasing the products at wholesale prices, the EBay store owner profits the difference between that price and the winning bid amount while the drop shippers take care of everything else.

The beauty of drop shipping is that it is virtually risk free. Any business which fails to use a wholesale drop shipping company must bear the expense of buying the inventory and waiting until a sale is made before recuperating an investment. By using drop shippers, nothing is paid out until the customer’s payment is received. It is an ideal arrangement for people with little start up capital.

Basically, time is the only thing that an EBay business owner must invest when using drop shipping. And the majority of that time is spent on research, trying to find the best wholesale drop shippers to supply the quality products they wish to sell.

However, be warned, it is not all smooth sailing. It can take hours to find a reliable source. Believe me, searching for wholesale drop shipper companies using Google turns up middleman and broker network offers almost exclusively.
‘Brokers’ often have a very elaborate system of steps you need to take. Effectively, all that these companies are offering you is a commission sales situation. They require a W-9 to participate, something no real drop ship supplier would demand. In general you should NEVER, EVER pay a fee just to talk with someone about what they offer. No reputable business would require this.

A middleman drop ship company positions itself between the manufacturer/distributor wholesale drop shipper and the retailer. They generally aggregate many different suppliers and present them under ‘one roof’. Many charge a monthly fee and also have per order drop ship fees. In general, middlemen are best avoided as it is difficult to find profitable product lines given their mark up, participation fees, and per order drop ship fees. However, some companies do offer money making potential and if you have lots of time to spare this may be worth pursuing, for example the free trial at Doba.

The true wholesale drop shipping companies referred to throughout this article are manufacturers and distributors who are willing to work directly with internet retailers. You can use these sources to stock your EBay store or other online marketplace and stand to make a good profit. They require little or no money of EBay business owners, and they even take care of the entire logistics involved in getting an item to your customer. So if you are serious about making money on EBay look into the world of drop shipping today. Visit salehoo for a great list of wholesale drop shippers.

Paul Buntrage

    March 5th, 2013 at 01:01 | #1

    What work can someone suffering from agoraphobia do to earn a living?
    Even someone with agoraphobia needs to earn money to live on.But How can they earn a living when they have problems going out,socialising etc.Home jobs don’t pay enough,But would be ideal if they existed.All the jobs i find working from home are a con.What jobs exist that a agoraphobic person could cope with and live decently and happy.

  2. Cintia
    March 5th, 2013 at 06:03 | #2

    Perhaps a tax collector or tax preparer. You can make you office in your home and never have to leave.
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  3. Jhykyy
    March 5th, 2013 at 06:05 | #3

    well you can do basically any job from your computer so look in to companies you think are interesting and ask them if they offer a home job
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  4. PAUL O
    March 5th, 2013 at 06:07 | #4

    Go to elance or sumthin like that and see if you can fit in with any of the projects on offer,good content writers are always needed.
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  5. Wildman
    March 5th, 2013 at 06:09 | #5

    I would suggest to start their own business working from home, maybe selling third party products with direct delivery from manufacturer. Or an online consultancy. Its difficult to answer if we don’t know what skills/qualifications/experience they have.
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  6. rakhee l
    March 5th, 2013 at 06:11 | #6

    Managing your agoraphobic first, i guess you’ll be clearer in your thoughts and can concentrate upon your ideal job or something that you are interested in. People suffering from agoraphobic can experience difficulties and limit them from doing daily stuff; e.g. going to work, meeting friends etc. Breaking the boundaries are so difficult that it can even stop someone in your circumstances from going out and enjoy what the world offers. There are many jobs out there but most of them either you work in a team or individually (e.g. if it’s your own business). By the end of the day, it’ll be up to you. I trust you’ll find your path.
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  7. skull5142001
    March 5th, 2013 at 06:13 | #7

    My father was an agoraphobic. he earned his living writing songs and poems. he also built doll house’s and sold them. which he did from home. now my brother has a slight case of it also and he has an ebay store and fixes pc’s from home. and makes a pretty good living at it. my suggestion would be, try not to look in to to many different things. start with what you like to do and move forward. you will be discouraged at first but as with everything in life it takes time. even though you work from home its still "work" and you always want to do your best. because its a reflection on you. good luck
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  8. pingping777
    March 5th, 2013 at 06:15 | #8

    I suffered from agoraphobia for a couple of years & understand your dilemma. Fortunately for me I can go out now, however, I still get anxious.
    I’ve looked in & tried most of the ‘at home’ positions & yes, the majority of them don’t bring in more than a few dollars here or there.
    What does work is eBay. You can become an affiliate & sell people’s products for them. This means you don’t have to ship any stock from your home. You can also buy bulk stock for cheaper (like digital cameras) & sell them for a profit, this does require access to a post office, do you have a partner or a friend who could make your deliveries? I’m sure you could ‘hire’ someone to drop in twice a week to forward your packages. Maybe opt for child labour & call the neighbours to see if they have kids who want some extra $$$
    Another top seller on eBay is plus size clothes for women.
    If you google something like "plus size clothes wholesale" or "wholesale products" or affiliates, you might find some interesting info.
    Another idea that I looked into was the breeding of burmese cats, or any popular breed of pet (do your research). These days there are mobile vets & potential purchasers will come to your home, so there’s no need to go anywhere. You can also baby sit pets of owners who are travelling, I’m not sure of how you would set it up, or how much money you’d get, but it might be worth a look. I guess the above ideas would be no use to you if you hated animals!! I found that when I was agoraphobic, my two cats were my best friends!
    Another idea I’ve played around with is proof reading. You have to do a small course from home. This can lead to editing manuscripts/ads/books etc. You can also write poems for Hallmark cards and get paid. Google it for more information.
    Finally – and you might not want to hear this, but -, unfortunately, there’s little to no jobs out there that don’t require you to invest some sort of money initially before you start earning. This, I found, was the biggest downfall to being an eager agoraphobic employee.
    I wish you the absolute best of luck, I know how frustrating it is!! If all else fails, contact Centrelink & ask them for their advice. Don’t forget to remind them that an agoraphobic can’t leave the house, ever, never, not at all, regardless of the circumstance!! I had one lady book me an appointment at one of the Centrelink offices??!!! Some people just don’t get it do they!!
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  9. Neil M
    March 5th, 2013 at 06:17 | #9

    Slightly tongue in cheek – could you work down a coal mine?
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  10. karina
    March 5th, 2013 at 06:19 | #10

    Train to be a therapist. I work from home doing massage, earns me more than if i went out to work!
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