5 eBay Drop Shipping Challenges & How to Solve Them

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Most common challenges of drop shipping ebay inventory and how to solve them. These are typical pitfalls ebay sellers like you can expect when starting to drop ship. Knowing is half the battle. Read the full blog post here: http://bit.ly/1hlGDHx

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5 eBay Drop Shipping Challenges & How to Solve Them

  1. EBAY DROP SHIPPING CHALLENGES & HOW TO SOLVE THEM
  2. Drop shipping on eBay as a business can be difficult for many reasons.
  3. SHIPPING TIME 1.
  4. If you’re not in possession of the product, it’s difficult to control actual shipping time. You need to ship fast, which you can’t always control.
  5. INVENTORY 2.
  6. Don’t always have accurate inventory control. Can cause problems if you sell a product that goes out of stock. continued
  7. Have to let the customer wait (risk negative feedback) or cancel order. Canceling too many orders can hurt your eBay seller rating.
  8. IMAGES 3.
  9. Manufactures are always changing the packaging of products. May be identical, but can cause poor feedback if customer receives package that is different.
  10. DAMAGE 4.
  11. Damaged boxes may be shipped. Product may be fine, but customers will want to return or leave poor feedback. continued
  12. If customer is looking to return product you’ll be paying for shipping. You lose return shipping fee and original cost to ship the product. continued
  13. Many (not all) won’t refund the original shipping fee. You’ll be required to refund your customer the original fee. continued
  14. Work out arrangement with the company about damaged packaging.
  15. COMPETITION 5.
  16. Drop ship warehouse companies work with countless other sellers on eBay. Drop ship companies typical charge a monthly membership fee. continued
  17. Have a good relationship with the drop ship company.
  18. SO... HOW ARE SO MANY PEOPLE SUCCESSFULLY DROP SHIPPING ON EBAY?
  19. continued AUTOMATION!
  20. Once you start listing to make money, you’ll want to automate as much as possible!
  21. Keep updates instantly on inventory, pricing, images of packaging and much more!
  22. Can have hundreds (if not thousands) of products up and selling in no time!
  23. Makes it difficult to compete unless you automate the listing and product updating process.
  24. HAPPY ONLINE SELLING!

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