Finding products to sell is fundamental to those who have Internet stores, auction sites, or sell through stores such as Amazon or Ebay. However, it may be difficult to determine where you will find those products to sell.
There are a number of different ways to find products to sell as well as many scam artists who like nothing more than to prey upon unsuspecting but well-meaning storeowners. Whether selling online or in your hometown, you need to check out every wholesale company or drop shipper with the Better Business Bureau and Rip Off Report to make sure you are only dealing with reputable companies.
Drop shippers are invaluable to those who sell products over the Internet. Drop shippers are companies that store product inventory and then mail them to your customers, without you needing to first purchase and store the products. To make sure that the drop shipping company you are dealing with is legitimate, sends products on time, and hasn’t been accused of unscrupulous tactics, double check their record with the BBB. Many times, dropshipping companies will charge a yearly fee before allowing you access to their products. You can find dropshipping companies that won’t charge you this fee, but you must be diligent in your search. Also, you should never have to pay for a list of drop shipping or wholesale companies. You can find them on your own and not pay anyone a dime.
One way to find dropshipping and wholesale companies is to check in your local area. Having contact with a company that you can talk to in person can bring great peace to your online business. Look in your local yellow pages for various wholesale companies and contact them about their dropshipping practices. You can also purchase items from them at wholesale costs and ship them yourself, bypassing the need for a dropshipper completely. However, if you feel that your company is best served by a dropshipper, then you should find a reputable company that distributes the products you are interested in selling and then inquire about a dropshipping program.