A home based drop shipping business is a great way to earn income and work on your own schedule. Many people are not familiar with drop shipping businesses, which is why it is a great home based business to get involved with. This article will guide you on how to start a drop shipping business.

Things You Will Need

To follow the guidelines listed in this article on how to start a drop shipping business.

Step 1

drop shipping businessThe first step to staring a drop shipping business is to research what items you want to sell on internet auction sites. You want to go to the completed listings on internet auction sites and see which items typically sell the best. Whether it is stereos, televisions, personal audio equipment, or any other item, you want to make sure you are going to be selling items that have a high success rate in selling on internet auction sites.

Step 2

The second step is to go to wholesale clubs in person, and visit their web sites as well. For example, if you choose to sell televisions, visit wholesale clubs in your area(and their web sites because there can be sales on items exclusive to the club's web site) and see who has the best prices. Wholesale clubs typically sell electronics far below typical retail electronics store prices. You are not going to buy the items immediately, you are only going to check for the lowest prices, you buy them once you have sold them on internet auction sites.

Step 3

drop shippingThe third step to starting a drop shipping business is to place a listing on internet auction sites for the items you have found at wholesale clubs. You will be paid for the item once it sells, then you turn around and buy the item at the wholesale club. If you bought the item online pay for it and have it shipped directly to the person you sold the item to on the internet auction site. If you buy it at the store take it directly to have it shipped to the person who bought it from you at auction. You can determine how much you want to charge for shipping on your internet auction.

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