Management & Finance

10 Drop Shipping Resources

Drop shipping is an order fulfillment technique in which merchandise is shipped to the customer directly from the warehouse or supplier, rather than from the retailer. The merchant can offer a greater selection of products and test new markets, without the cost and risk of excessive inventory.

Here is a list of resources to get started with drop shipping. There are drop-shipping services, which provide access to products and suppliers. Also there are online directories to drop shippers, wholesalers, and manufacturers.

Doba

Doba.

Doba.

Use Doba to find 1.6 million name-brand products to sell on eBay, Facebook, or your own website. Features weekly deals, market research tool, phone support, custom data export, Facebook application, and more. Find and set up accounts with each supplier yourself, and negotiate pricing and fees. Price: $59.95 per month.

SaleHoo

SaleHoo.

SaleHoo.

SaleHoo is an online wholesale directory and community for online traders, eBay sellers, and traditional retailers. Access drop shippers, manufacturers, wholesalers and liquidators. SaleHoo has provided 92,000 individuals with a wholesale directory containing over 8,000 verified suppliers with 1.6 million products. Price: $67 per year.

DropshipDesign

DropshipDesign.

DropshipDesign.

DropshipDesign provides you with over 1 million drop ship products to sell on eBay, Amazon, your website, or anywhere else. Choose from a variety of products including clothing, electronics, health and beauty, toys and games and more. Basic plan gives access to products and drop ship services. Additional plans offer eBay wizard tool, customizable website, and data feed. Price: Basic plan $49.99; eBay plan $99.99; Website plan $149.99 and $29.99 per month.

Shopster

Shopster.

Shopster.

Shopster lets you find drop ship products to sell, connect to merchants and suppliers, build an online store, and more. Features design service, inventory and order system, eBay listing tool, and top name brands. Access up to 1.5 million products. Price: Standard membership (listing up to 15 products) is free; expanded memberships start at $69.95/month.

Worldwide Brands

Worldwide Brands.

Worldwide Brands.

Worldwide Brands offers a directory of wholesale products to drop ship. It provides over 10 million wholesale products from over 8,000 drop shippers and wholesalers. Features 19 online videos and 19 ebooks on online retailing. Instant market research on every product search. Price: $299 lifetime access.

Inventory Source

Inventory Source.

Inventory Source.

Inventory Source provides the resources and tools for business owners to find the right suppliers, upload wholesale product catalogs to a variety of website platforms and marketplaces, manage prices, and sell products. Manage your wholesale drop ship product listings, regardless of where you sell. Price: Basic account is free; $25 per month for the first supplier and $15 for each additional.

Wholesale2b

Wholesale2b.

Wholesale2b.

Wholesale2b gives access to 800,000 products. Get the full list of supplier names. Pay only when you activate a plan from your free account. Price: Free account to review products; eBay plan $24.99 per month; website plan $39.99/month.

Hienote

Hienote.

Hienote.

Hienote provides an online directory containing drop shippers that offer wholesale products for you to retail online or on auction sites. The research is gathered from wholesale trade shows. Price: $29.95.

Dropshippers.com

Dropshippers.com.

Dropshippers.com.

Use Dropshippers.com to browse from over 3.5 million products, 400 categories and 500 suppliers. Sell on eBay, Facebook, other auction sites, or your own site. “DS University” offers free educational courses and resources for members. Purchase a Dropship Directory listing top drop ship suppliers. Price: Directory $99; auction plan $149; website plan $199; combo plan $299.

DropShip.com

DropShip.com.

DropShip.com.

Spun off from Doba, DropShip.com builds technology, software, and services to help established small and medium-sized businesses and merchants with their drop ship problems. By connecting your site and systems to the DropShip.com platform, you’ll be able to easily work with new suppliers, add their products to your site, and process inventory updates, orders, and tracking in an automated fashion — all through a single connection point. Contact for pricing.

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