July 2, 2012 ( eSAVVY MARKETING )
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Drop shipping, for all those who’re unfamiliar with it, can be a technique whereby you promote the merchandise of a particular manufacturer, take orders directly, and also the manufacturer/source handles each of the inventory and fulfillment functions for you.
In a nutshell, here could be the drop-ship technique:
==> You create and accept the order.
==> You take your income out in the sale price.
==> You forward the order along with the wholesale price towards the drop shipper.
==> The supply factory ships straight to your client.
The positive aspects of this arrangement are almost certainly apparent: No inventory price to you.
* Substantially higher earnings to you over what most normal affiliate applications allow.
* The capacity to rapidly set-up affordable, very targeted, niche or mini-sites to test and promote diverse merchandise.
This method has been around for years and has been accountable for quite a few highly profitable mail order dealer relationships in the past. Numerous of the leading catalogers as well as other direct response marketers, have already been using this system to improve earnings for decades. When you have ever ordered a high priced item from a mail order catalog and been told that the item was being shipped from the factory… then you might have experienced drop shipping initial hand.
Drop shipping is, I believe, a virgin un-tapped storehouse of profits for todays online marketer.
On-line directories exist which reveal critical speak to facts for drop shippers of more than two,000,000 items and four,000 brands. Most legitimate drop ship sources will need which you possess a state tax reseller quantity in an effort to approve you to sell their merchandise and give you the wholesale pricing you will be searching for.
Beware of any drop ship source which needs you to spend a fee in order to develop into a drop-ship dealer… or calls for a membership. These are usually organizations which make their income promoting “drop ship licenses”… and are, for one of the most component, scams. Reputable drop shippers and factory sources by no means charge you any fees aside from the actual shipping fees of your items you sell.
One more caveat… always be sure that you may have a written agreement together with the source factory that you own the buyer! The factory or drop ship source ought to agree in writing not to solicit your customers in any form. This can be pretty crucial to you. Your customer list is 1 of the most significant assets. If the factory you’re dealing with balks at this request… use a further source who will agree.
Virtually each and every conceivable kind of item is available from a drop shipper willing to ship products in single units under your corporations name. Choose your interest location… electronics, customer merchandise, agricultural & industrial merchandise, office equipment & supplies, hobby gear, recreational / sporting goods, clothing, furniture, etc. The list of available products from drop shippers is nearly endless.
The products actual supply is invisible for the customer. The seller (you) is able to build a database of consumers that he/she owns and controls (by agreement with the manufacturer) and has all the direct marketing advantages that accompany that arrangement… while eliminating the need for maintaining expensive inventory.
This arrangement offers maximum flexibility and price savings for the seller. If a product does not sell well online you can pull the advertising (web page or mini-site) instantly with really little cost to you outside of your actual time it took to build and test the web marketing effort. Or, since this kind of page/mini-site is so cheap to maintain and host… you can simply leave the pages on the net and take whatever orders trickle through… while you move on to the testing and promotion of new drop ship items.
The manufacturer rewards from this relationship by gaining a legion of active marketers promoting their products… at little or no price (other than these small charges involved with supporting the marketer with on the internet marketing materials like item images, sales materials, etc).
As a marketer you’re looking for several key components in developing the drop-ship relationship with a source factory or distributor:
* High Quality Products
* Blanket Item Liability Insurance (if applicable)
* A clear guarantee and return policy
* High Quality Marketing Materials … product images (gifs, jpegs, etc.), selling copy, other suitable web graphics, etc.
* A Client Service Department that will work with you to develop the best selling situation for you personally.
If you are a manufacturer seeking to expand distribution (or an inventor with a new product ) you may find the willingness to drop ship in single units will provide you with a strong competitive edge while you carve out increased market share at little expense.
If you are an online marketer interested in offering high profit items for your niche market (your website visitors) without incurring high front-end development or inventory expenses… then drop shipping is for you.
Online marketers are uniquely positioned to take profitable advantage of your drop ship arrangement and need to give this method a serious look.