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
THAT DROP SHIPPING & THE
INTERNET ARE NOT A GOOD MIX
And it's not what you think -- not even close!!
understand the problem with drop shipping, you need to understand its
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.
Drop shipping allowed companies to have
people selling their products by distributing their catalogs, knocking on
and recommending their products to friends, family, and neighbors...
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
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.
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.
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.
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
for the product. That would make the price $14.75 each in our
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
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
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
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
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,
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.
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
So, a product that started
with a market value of $25 on ebay is now quickly down to
your profit down from $13.50 each to
$3.50 each. And it just keeps
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
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
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My guide is a complete
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you are simply looking for wholesalers then the best place by far is
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Why? Because there is not enough money to be made
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It is important to understand what my guide is and is not...
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Just like drop shipping, but it actually works!
WHAT MY GUIDE IS
A list of wholesale sources, a list of drop shippers, a list of any
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