Unfortunately in the world of drop shipping there are those who act as drop shippers but offer nothing of value. I am referring to middlemen. These businesses pretend to be drop shippers but in reality when you order from them they simply pass the order on to the true drop shipper. This is a very profitable business for the middleman, but the decrease in your profit margin can keep your business from ever truly getting off the ground.
Finding a specific product that is available for dropshipping can often seem like an impossible task. With a little patience and some detective work you should be able to find a supplier for your particular product. A few of the methods described below will require a little human interaction, so be sure to brush up on the people skills since the best of business relationships are often forged through verbal communication. Here are a few suggestions.
When searching for suppliers to power your dropship business it is important to know if they are a reputable company. But how can you be really sure? One good way to do research on a particular vendor is to see if they have a report filed with Ripoff Report. In addition to offering legal and personal advice on what to do when things go wrong, they also offer hundreds of thousands of reports of consumers being “ripped off” by various companies.