5 Mistakes To Be Avoided Before Hiring A Drop Shipper For Your eBay Businesses Every eBay/Amazon business owner’s dream is to become rich sooner. Also, some smart sellers do not wish to put all the burdens on their head. So they go for an easier yet effective selling option called “Drop shipping“. Many eBay/Amazon business owners are earning decent amount of money using Drop shipping. If you are interested in hiring a drop shipper for your eBay/Amazon businesses, please make sure you avoid the following 5 mistakes to make more money on eBay. 1. Check for a right dropshipper : Many store owners grow faster in eBay selling market. However, do they actually retain the same place? In order to maintain a good reputation in your eBay/Amazon business, you need to ship quality products. This is the key factor in online selling. Selling cheaper quality products, will impact your DSR rating. When you continue selling the same then it will cause a serious impact on your business that even your selling privileges will be removed by Amazon or eBay. So, hire a drop shipper who sells quality products.
Some manufacturers also play a role of a drop shipper. The major benefit in this is, you can earn good reputation in your business. Also, you can see a good profit when you a find a manufacturer who can drop ship the products instead of seeking an aggregators or other supplier cum drop shippers. To find such manufacturer based drop shippers, you can do an internet marketing research. If you do not have time to do or if you aren’t well versed in market research you can hire virtual experts who can search for a right drop shipper for based on the products you sell.
2. Check for inventory: Since you are the middleman in selling the items, you have to be very clear in managing the inventory data to avoid many hassles. When the item is over listed or backordered, and even when you promptly let your customer know about this, chances are there that you may get negative/neutral feedbacks. Hence make sure that you manage the inventory list where the stock is updated regularly for you so that you may not suffer in over listing it. In online business, your main goal is to earn your customer satisfaction. Hence some medium and large scale online sellers follow an idea of keeping more than one drop shipper for their businesses so that they may not worry about inventory problems.
3. Order delivery time: The second factor that impresses customers in online shopping is faster delivery service. Customer always comes to a store that provides faster delivery service. Also, they will be curious to know when their item will be shipped and how long it will take to deliver. So get all detailed information on shipping options, services, carriers from your drop shippers, because your customer never know that you drop ship the items. You may also get inquiries when item is not delivered on time. So make sure you keep track of details of each customer so that you can immediately reply to them in case of delayed deliveries as customers always like to informed earlier.
4. Information and research on products you sell: Since you sell online, you may get product related inquiries from many of your customers. Hence, try to get more information on the items you sell. You can do a research on the products in the manufacturer sites to provide complete information on the products.
5. Customer service: The main reason that customers prefer online shopping is because of effective communication between a buyer and seller. When the emails are not promptly replied then it will surely impact your selling prospects. Hence make sure you have an answer for all your customer inquiries, though you are not directly involved in selling. Another convenience in online shopping is the easy return policy. So make sure you offer a profitable return policy for your customers. Also, you need to check with your drop shipper if they accept returns, as few drop shippers won’t accept returns. Before you hire a drop shipper, make sure you check all the information on inventory, shipping services and costs and return policies of products so that you may not undergo any hassles in selling online. If you avoid these mistakes then you would precisely become a top seller in eBay/ Amazon businesses. If you are new to eBay, you can hire virtual assistants who can do market research to find a right drop shipper for your products, manage customer service, feedback and claims your store. If you want, you can delegate your complete store services to a right virtual assistant to increase your selling volume. Contact right virtual assistants today to lead a stress free life
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