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03-22-2019 02:41 PM
Lady Fitzgerald
Quote: Originally Posted by bigjdubb View Post
Drop shipping is what you do when you are running your business out of the study in your parents house.
Not exactly. Drop shipping is when a vendor is out of stock on an item and, instead of waiting to for its supplier to ship the item to the vendor who then would ship the item to the customer, the vendor instructs the supplier to ship the item directly to the customer.

What you described is illicit arbitrage where the "vendor" lists products the vendor will never keep in stock, let alone package and ship, and who, upon receiving an order, reorders from another vendor and has it dropped shipped to the customer. That kind of arbitrage is roughly the equivalent of ticket scalping.
03-22-2019 10:06 AM
bigjdubb Drop shipping is what you do when you are running your business out of the study in your parents house.
03-22-2019 09:09 AM
Jedi Mind Trick
Quote: Originally Posted by guitarmageddon88 View Post
It's called drop ship and it saves people money. I don't understand the "CORPORATIONS ARE BAD" hysteria....Jesus.
Drop shipping is super shady imo. Bought a 1070 from ebay a few years back. Ebay being ebay, I figured I would return it back to amazon (it was drop shipped) as I hate doing returns because 'I changed my mind' on an order.

Contact amazon only to find out that the ebay seller, let amazon know that the package had not been delivered and got a full refund from them (after I left them feedback) that I paid for (and received)...
03-21-2019 02:05 PM
Lady Fitzgerald
Quote: Originally Posted by guitarmageddon88 View Post
It's called drop ship and it saves people money...
Drop shipping doesn't always save money. It's not always faster, either.
03-21-2019 01:21 PM
guitarmageddon88 It's called drop ship and it saves people money. I don't understand the "CORPORATIONS ARE BAD" hysteria....Jesus.
03-21-2019 08:58 AM
miklkit Sometimes there is no choice. I'm finding meself going farther and farther afield searching for someone who has items in stock and have found I am cleaning out their remaining stock.
03-20-2019 11:08 AM
Lady Fitzgerald
Quote: Originally Posted by miklkit View Post
I quit buying from Amazon when they forced big tax breaks from California to move a warehouse into the state.


When buying from Newegg it usually took 3-4 days for a package to arrive until over a year ago when suddenly my orders were being shipped directly from China and took 3 weeks...
You need to pay more attention when ordering from Newegg. Listing will show if an item is being sold and shipped by Newegg or a third party vendor. Often, Newegg will list an item being from a third party vendor if it is the cheapest one but will also provide the option to buy directly from another vendor, including Newegg. Also, most items being shipped from Asia are accordingly notated.

The third party vendors are a crapshoot at best. I order only directly from Newegg and almost never have a problem.
03-20-2019 09:29 AM
miklkit I quit buying from Amazon when they forced big tax breaks from California to move a warehouse into the state.


When buying from Newegg it usually took 3-4 days for a package to arrive until over a year ago when suddenly my orders were being shipped directly from China and took 3 weeks.



Now I shop at SuperBiiz and packages take 2-3 days to arrive.
03-19-2019 07:07 PM
nonametoclaim shipping is the keyword here. every single physical item whether bought or sold has to be shipped.

i drive trucks for a living, and it doesn't matter if its FedEx UPS or amazon(package trucks is what im getting at here, 10,000 items going to 10,000 different locations), no matter how early you are to the pickup, there is always something on the load that is late.

all three have been forced to adopt O/O at $5 or more a mile per load. it adds up quick.
03-19-2019 06:35 PM
betam4x
Quote: Originally Posted by Chargeit View Post
Prime includes a cut down version of amazon music.

Around here amazon prime is $120 a year or $13.00 a month.

Surprised it's so much cheaper in Europe. I'm guessing they're still working on breaking ground in your area.



To make money you pretty much have to do wholesale.

What you do is find a product that some manufacturer makes. Have them custom make the item for you. You change some minor things like color and then include your branding on it. Now you can sell said item as the only seller and compete with yourself. Build up a good brand name and expand into other products.

For instance, I bought a gpu brace. There were many options all the same general design. I paid an extra dollar or two for the one I got because it looked a little nicer and I liked the logo. I now notice other products with the same brand name and am more inclined to go with them over competition.

This is the basic idea anyway. Nothing is ever so simple but from what I've gathered that's more or less where you want to be when doing fba.
I get prime for half price here in the US. There are many ways. However, once you go down that route, you will quickly find yourself even de-prioritized when it comes to shipping. We canceled during the last price increase, they hit us with a half off offer, now their 'prime shipping' often is 3-5 days out instead of the 2 days out. Then again, shipping was headed in that direction to begin with.
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