‘Dropshipping’ Category

Warning: Bad Shipping Deal Can Kill Your Internet Store

November 20th, 2009

Here is a scary statistic as reported by USA Today: “More than 40% of people who abandoned their online shopping carts said they did so because of high shipping costs, according to a recent survey by the online payment company PayPal.” In other words, nearly half of all your customers — that you work to bring to your site, that you work to get a sale from — will dump you on the sole reason of the shipping charge. And that percentage is undoubtedly going to grow:

Increasingly — especially during the holiday period — consumers want free shipping, no strings attached. “While 25% of retailers offered no-strings free-shipping deals during the holidays five years ago, 57% say they’ll do so at some time this holiday season.”

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Where Can I Find Books to Sell Online?

March 20th, 2009

Someone was reading our post Best Place to Find Products to Sell Online and asked, “What if I want to sell books?” The #1 book wholesaler in the U.S. is Ingram. They have a drop-shipping service, which can ship the books directly to your customer. Ingram is also the #1 DVD wholesaler. Of course this is assuming you want to buy and resell new books. It’s a tough business — you’re competing against Amazon — but it can be done, if you specialize and also source out books Amazon or Ingram may not carry or have in-stock. Perhaps you may wish to try Amazon Associates first: Start by earning a commission on your reviews or recommendations. See if there’s a market for your speciality.

(Original content by www.richdogmillionaire.com)

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