CONVENTIONAL DROP SHIPPING DOES NOT, CAN NOT, AND WILL NOT WORK...  ESPECIALLY ON EBAY!

What is drop shipping?    Does drop shipping ever work?    Is there anything like drop shipping that works?    Where can I find real drop ship sources?
Are all drop shipping companies scammers?    Where do eBay PowerSellers find their drop shippers?    Who drop ships name brand electronics?

   
Chris at Computer for Drop Shipping Expo 2005

My name is Chris Bernard.  I worked for 11 years in the wholesale & drop ship industries and was considered one of the leading industry experts.  During that time I worked with many of the world's most prominent drop ship companies.  However, in February 2007 I was abruptly blacklisted from the industry just for speaking the truth!  The truth that would cut into the drop shipping gold-rush profits and would demand the industry reinvent itself...

The Truth:
THAT DROP SHIPPING & THE INTERNET ARE NOT A GOOD MIX

   

I will teach you the right way to find products to sell online, including on eBay.
And it's not what you think -- not even close!!


To really understand the problem with drop shipping, you need to understand its origin.

Before the internet, companies that had products to sell but didn't have retail (brick-and-mortar) stores would sell their products through catalogs and door-to-door sales.  So, they needed a sales force to go out and actively find buyers.  These types of sales teams are often referred to as "feet-on-the-street".  Literally people to walk around and sell products.

"I was convinced that I was finding scam drop shippers and that there were a bunch of real drop shippers that were going to have products at good prices.  Now I know better!  Thank you for opening my eyes and offering me options.  I am not yet making a fortune but I am able to make an extra $20+ a day with my little ebay store thanks to the great advice you provided me."

Tom Boester
Portland, OR

Drop shipping allowed companies to have people selling their products by distributing their catalogs, knocking on doors, and recommending their products to friends, family, and neighbors...  Without the overhead costs of traditional employees.

With drop shipping, companies wouldn't have to provide benefits such as insurance, retirement plans, etc. and companies would only pay out per-sale (commissions).  This was ideal because a company would never have to pay for a salesman who wasn't producing results and could grow a huge sales force without any financial risk.

Companies like this still exist today.  Mary Kay, Kirby, PartyLite, Lia Sophia, etc are all examples of drop ship companies that still run the "old-school" model of business.  Catalog & door-to-door sales driven by real people.

But the key element to drop shipping was, and still is, a secured market.  The companies above sell products exclusively through personal sales reps and do not sell in retail outlets, to wholesalers, to the public.  This is what makes them work.  The prices, distribution channels, and markets are all tightly controlled.

This is not true with the drop shipping companies that litter the internet with claims of huge profits selling popular items such as iPods, laptop computers, jewelry, etc.  Any product that is not controlled by the manufacturer and sold exclusively through personal sales reps (AKA. drop ship sales) will not be profitable online.  Why?...

 TWO SIMPLE REASONS

Reason #1 = Buying Power

Resale (buying and re-selling for a profit) is all about buying power.  And with drop shipping, you have none.  Zero.  You are often buying just one of an item, and thus, have no buying power.  Because true wholesale pricing is all about quantity.

A huge established retailer, like Wal-Mart for example, has extraordinary buying power.  They don't just buy one iPod at a time, they contract to buy thousands.  Let's look at the numbers using a gold necklace as an example...

Let's say a wholesaler's cost on a gold necklace is $10 and the wholesaler sells the necklace to a famous department store for $11.50 each (cost +$1.50) with a quantity of 10,000 pieces.  The wholesaler will profit around $15,000 on this sale.

The Wholesale Numbers Add Up

If you want just one necklace for $11.50, the wholesaler will profit less than $2.00 and have to breakup a case of merchandise.  No serious company is going to make this sale.  Not even a drop shipper.

The Drop Ship Numbers Do Not

Would you bother selling items and doing a bunch of work for $1.50?  Well, neither will any other company -- and it's not fair to expect that of them.

"I had thought about this before and assumed that many sellers were using drop shippers.  Chris, you are the first person to tell it like it is and that is really nice.  I have just looked over your guide and wanted to let you know that for the first time I am really convinced that I will be able to make a good income working from home."

Candice Limpet
Auburn, TX

That is why drop shipping is not true wholesale.  With drop shipping you can buy just one necklace.  But you can expect to pay at least 25% more for the product.  That would make the price $14.75 each in our necklace example.

But we're just getting started...  On top of the product sale price, there is almost always a handling fee associated with drop shipping.  This is usually $2 - $3 per item, brining your cost on the necklace to a base price of $16.75 or more.

This is why many people using drop shipping services end up complaining that they can find the product for less money retail.  After all, in the example just given the retailer could sell the necklace for $15 and still profit.

Remember, the old-school drop shipping companies (such as Mary Kay) mentioned above do not sell to Wal-Mart or other retailers.  They only sell through reps and, in general, all reps get the same base price.  So in those cases you can get the lowest price and can potentially compete.

So are you beginning to understand why you cannot find a quality, low-price drop shipper of name brand merchandise?

There is more working against you than just buying power unfortunately.  The sad truth is that even if you could find a drop shipper who would sell you one gold necklace at a time for $11.50 you still wouldn't be able to sustain a successful online business due to reason number two...

Reason #2 = Market Value Destruction (MVD)

Market value determines the price at which you can successfully sell a product.  Market value is not a constant; it is an ever changing variable which can be influenced by supply-and-demand, competition, technology costs, and other factors.  The market value of a product is almost always changing.  For a simple example of this, look at the DVD player.

An original DVD player, when they first hit the market, sold for more than $600.  These days, a much better DVD player costs under $60 -- or less than 10% of the original retail price.

While it took the DVD player a few years to drop so dramatically in price, it can take as little as a few days for the market value of a product to plummet in the online marketplace.  Especially when dealing with online auction sites such as eBay.

To understand this process, let's look at the gold necklace again and assume you were able to get the product drop shipped for the $11.50 price.  That means your total cost on the product is $11.50, shipped to your customer's door.

Now, let's say that the gold necklace has a retail value of $30 and that you plan to sell the necklace on eBay for $25 leaving you with $13.50 profit on each necklace.  Not including your costs for eBay and PayPal fees of course.

So you list your gold necklace on eBay and it sells.  You're off to a good start.  However, one of your competing eBay sellers, Tom, sees this and decides that this might be a good product for him to sell as well.  So, Tom lists the gold necklace at $22.

Tom is willing to sell the necklace for less profit because his lower price will allow him to sell more of the necklaces.  But this cycle of Market Value Destruction doesn't stop there, it has in fact only just begun.

"Chris, I wanted to drop you an email and let you know that this is a great little guide you have here and also to let you know that using your line of thinking I was able to come up with another source for products that I think is very good.  I hope you add it to your guide.  I do not need any compensation.  I am now officially a full time eBay seller. [...]"

Mark Snyder
Hillsdale, MI

Another eBayer, Jenny, logs into her drop ship account to look for a good product.  She finds the necklace right away because the drop shipper's website is now promoting it as a top seller.  So Jenny decides to jump on the bandwagon.  She lists the same gold necklaces on eBay for $15.

So, a product that started with a market value of $25 on ebay is now quickly down to $15, bringing your profit down from $13.50 each to $3.50 each.  And it just keeps going...

In desperation some sellers even list the necklace for $5 (Buy-It-Now) and try to make a small profit with outrageous shipping & handling charges.  This doesn't work.  The market value is destroyed and the necklace is no longer profitable.  This process happens lightning fast.

I have seen products go from $89 to $6 in just two weeks.  It happens all the time, and not just to sellers using drop shipping.  However, with other methods of sourcing products you have much more wiggle room.  Remember, you were not going to get that necklace for $11.50 via drop shipping to begin with.

If you are still convinced that drop shipping is for you, I recommend you get a free trial at DOBA.  Many people do not like them but it is for the reasons we've already discussed (drop shipping sucks) and has nothing to do with the company itself.  So, if you want get the free trial and you can always cancel before you start getting billed.

If you are interested in having access to a steady stream of products you can sell on eBay or anywhere else (including your own website) then my guide, Better Sources, is the answer.

My guide is not just a list of wholesalers.

My guide is a complete manual for finding profitable products you can sell anywhere. If you are simply looking for wholesalers then the best place by far is Worldwide Brands.  Their OneSource product is $299 for a lifetime membership and it is far and away the top wholesale sourcing tool on the internet.

However, if you are looking to get started selling products on eBay right away and want as little overhead investment as possible (want to spend as little money as you can) then my guide Better Sources is the way to go.  I guarantee it.

My guide is short, sweet and to the point.  It not only tells you where to find products, but it gets you in the right mindset and gives you real-world examples.  My guide is not like anything else available.  It was developed using my unique insider's perspective from eleven years in the industry and my years of experience as a top eBay seller.

My guide will eliminate the problems that will plague your business if you were to use drop shipping.  It will redirect your thinking and open your eyes to the profits that can be made right away without the need for drop shipping or even wholesale!

  • You will learn exactly where to look to find the right products to sell for huge profits!

  • You will learn to eliminate any risk for financial loss!

  • You will learn to open your mind and see all the profit potential that literally surrounds you!

  There is nothing else like Better Sources being sold anywhere!  Why?  Because there is not enough money to be made by selling a guide like this.  Seriously.  Companies that sell drop shipping & wholesale lists profit when you buy the list, but make even more when you buy the products.  I will not sell you any products -- my guide is the only product you will purchase from me.  My guide will tell you where to find products and I bet you cannot guess where I am going to recommend!

But, just to prevent you from making a mistake (by buying an expensive wholesale or drop ship supplier list), I am going to include them for free as well.  Yes, you will not only be getting my exclusive guide which shows you the *real* way to find products to sell online.  I will include a list of quality wholesalers & drop shippers as well.

"Thanks Chris for all the personal attention you have given me to help me get my ebay store up and running and making money.  I wish you lots of luck in selling your guide and I will recommend it to anyone I come across who is looking to make money by selling products online."

Lynn Best
Appleton, NY

I will also include some good information on how to import products for the lowest possible price.  I will show you where to go to find the products for import and teach you exactly how to do it.  It is very easy.

But still, the methods I will teach you for finding products are even better (cost less - profit more) than importing.  Yes, even better.

Each step of the way I am going to provide you with real examples of products I found, where I found them, and my ACTUAL eBay auction listings.  Again, there is nothing like this anywhere else.

If you want to get selling on eBay or anywhere online, including your own website, then my guide will have you investing less and profiting faster than any other system available.  I guarantee it, or your money back!  It is important to understand what my guide is and is not...  Remember, it is unique.  It is not like the dime-a-dozen list selling sites you see all over the web.

WHAT MY GUIDE IS...
A complete manual on exactly where to find products to sell for a profit online and how to do it.  Risk free and with low investment.  Just like drop shipping, but it actually works!

WHAT MY GUIDE IS NOT...
A list of wholesale sources, a list of drop shippers, a list of any kind.

Buy my guide and try it right now.  You have nothing to lose.  I use PayPal for all my payment processing and, in accordance with their terms, I am required to honor my guarantee.  So you can be assured that I will.

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So, what are you waiting for -- some fake sale!?  Those are just impulse marketing tactics to get you to buy right away.  My guide is $34.95 but if it helps you can pretend that if you don't buy it today the price will go up to $99.95...  But all joking aside, if you're not ready to buy my guide today then feel free to think about it and look around at what else is out there...  I am sure you will be back.  My guide is not like anything else.  It is the real information you need to succeed.

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