Make Money On eBay® Using Wholesale Dropship Companies
What you need to do to make money on eBay using dropshippers.
I'm going to walk you through the process of how to set up your
eBay store, find a couple drop shipping companies and get your first
ad up and running right now so that it is done and you can start
sell as soon as possible. Each of the links below opens in a new
window so that you don't lose your place in the process. So, lets
- Open an eBay®
Sellers Account right now!
Now Lets Do A Little eBay® Market Research:
- Open a Paypal
Account if you don't already have one. (This is where the
money will go from your auctions.)
- Make a list of things that interest you and that you know
a little bit about, like cell phones, comic books, MP3 players
or maybe just consumer electronics or yard care equipment
in general. It doesn't really matter, but you do need a list
of the type of products you might be interested in selling.
- Once you've built your general list of types of products
that you might like to sell, go to the Free
Keyword Tracker at wordtracker.com and find out how many
searches there are for the types of products you might be
interested in selling.
- What you're looking for are general categories of products
with high search volumes. Start by finding 2 or 3 general
terms that have tens of thousands of searches. Once you have
those, go to the Want
It Now page on eBay® and type in your generic high
volume key word terms.
- So, if I did that search right now, using "cell Phones",
I see that it is searched for almost 10,000 times per day.
If I look on the "Want It Now" page, I see that there are
1,600 requests for cell phones. This means that 1,600 people
are asking you to sell them a cell phone related product right
now on eBay®; Cool.
- Now narrow the search down a little more by looking at the
subcategory links on the left hand side. What I see is that
there are over 1000 people looking for "Cell Phone Accessories",
and if I click on that, I see that there are 175 people looking
for faceplates for their cell phones. I can then break it
down farther if I want to, but I don't need to right now.
Right now I need to find some suppliers who will dropship
cell phone face plates for me. Are you getting the picture
Now Lets Find Our Dropshippers:
- Just head over to the list on the right, click on Electronics,
and find a company that will drop ship cell phone face plates
for you. If you can't find any, then use the Google search
box at the top of the page, and do a search just like this
+"we dropship" +"faceplates" or
ship" +"face plates" etc... you get the idea. This
will then give you a list of companies who are willing drop
ship the products you want.
- Here are a few with free trial periods to get you started:
Once you've found a couple of suppliers you like, sign up, get
their price lists, and then head back to the "I Want It Now" page
on eBay®. The thing you want to do now is to figure out the
biggest bang for your buck.
So, I head back to "Cell Phones", "Accessories", "Faceplates"
and I click on "Motorola". Once the page is open, I hit
and F on my keyboard at the same time (Gives me the search
and find option) and type in the first phone name I see, which
is "RAZR", shock of shocks. I see that there are currently 23
people looking for "RAZR" faceplates. Cool, I'm almost done.
Check out exactly what they are looking for and make a list.
Find the faceplate dropshipper with the most faceplates that
match what your customers are looking for, and find the faceplate
that costs the most and write that price down too.
Now, all you need to do is build a "Buy It Now", ad for your
faceplates. The ad should include a list of the type of RAZR faceplates
those 23 people are looking for, as well as all the other types
of RAZR faceplates you carry. When you fill out the quantity on
the ad, put at least 200, so that it looks like you have a large
supply. Set the price so that it is competitive, (Maybe a little
higher, since none of these people could find what they wanted
by searching) and then add a shipping price that makes you a nice
profit over what the dropshipping company is charges you to send
the product. Finally, set the ad to run for as many days as the
system will let you, which is 10 days on my account, and finish
and send the ad.
And Here's the last step. Go to all the people who were looking
for faceplates for their RAZR cell phones, and click on the link.
This will allow you to send them the number for you "RAZR Faceplate
Buy It Now Auction" so that they can order it right now.
Not only will you get the quick rush of orders from the people
who were looking for that specific face plate right now, but you
will also get orders from people searching your auction for the
next ten day. And finally, you can go back to the "I Want It Now"
page every day and send your auction to anyone else who post that
they are looking for a RAZR faceplate.
I hope you found this "eBay® Drop Shipping Tutorial" helpful.