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  • Finding Suppliers | SaleHoo
    personal level Remember almost every industry has trade shows that wholesalers distributors and manufacturers attend Try attending one of these and bring a big stack of your business cards At the trade show you will meet veterans of your industry and see new products before they come out To locate a trade show simply run a search for the industry in Google and add the phrase trade shows Use Wholesale Directories There are many wholesale directories available online today One of the best is the SaleHoo Wholesale Directory which has more than 8 000 security screened suppliers offering 1 5 million products in over 150 categories It also features reviews of suppliers from experienced online retailers Word of Mouth Ask other retailers selling products similar to yours what dropshippers they use Some online retailers won t tell you who they use out of fear of aiding a competitor others will be very helpful By simply asking you can identify reliable sources of dropshipped goods Google Search What are other retailers saying about a potential dropshipper A good way to uncover a dropshipper s reputation is to run a Google search on the name If there are major complaints a Google search should turn them up quickly Another good way to learn more about a dropshipper s reputation is to ask about them on the SaleHoo com forums This way you can learn from the experience of seasoned retailers How to Screen a Dropshipper Now we come to the most important matter in this section screening dropshippers You must screen a dropshipper carefully because your reputation will depend on that company If your supplier does a poor job of shipping order fulfillment or customer service it will drive your customers away and worse it will reflect badly on you Using a bad suppliers is one of the fastest ways to destroy your reputation You need to ask a dropshipper some questions before establishing a relationship these questions will reveal how professional the dropshipper really is Note It s not a good idea to go in guns blazing and ask a supplier all of these questions at once Most suppliers will list the answers on their website so try to find the answers yourself and fill in the gaps when you contact them The questions to ask a dropshipper include Do you take credit card payments This is the fastest and easiest way to pay for merchandise When you pay by credit card y ou can also cancel an order quickly if something goes wrong Do you have a sales representative that I can actually talk to A professional dropshipper should provide you with the name telephone number and email of a sales representative you can contact during normal business hours What fees do you charge for shipping and handling The supplier should have a list of these charges on hand What shipping service or services do you use A reputable dropshipper should offer more than one shipping service including the possibility

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  • Running a Dropshipping Business | SaleHoo
    simply order from somebody else Having several suppliers also allows you to expand your inventory and boost your product range and customer base Checking the Availability of Products Before Placing the Order Contact the supplier and see whether the product is in stock before ordering This may seem like common sense but you would be surprised to find out how many experienced dropshippers still make this mistake Click here to review this topic as covered in the previous lesson Finding Suppliers Developing a Good Relationship With Dropshippers Work with suppliers that have sales representatives you can contact quickly via phone Skype Facebook email and so on If your supplier is not easily accessible you will have a big problem on your hands at some point Investigate Dropshippers Before Using Them This one is extremely important Order an item from the dropshipper and see how long it takes to arrive as well as what the condition it arrives in How to Provide Top Notch Customer Service The one sentence solution to solving your customer service woes is this Pay attention to your customers Typically a buyer will only contact you if something goes wrong The buyer is trying to tell you about a problem with your business so listen and resolve it Some basic tips for providing great customer service include Respond Quickly Always respond to communications from buyers ASAP Answer questions as quickly as possible and deal with concerns in a timely manner Be Honest If you cannot meet a customer s need come out and say so The old mantra that the customer is always right is dead wrong the customer is often wrong If possible offer the customer an alternative such as a comparable product or a refund but don t commit to do something that is beyond your capabilities Be Willing to Refund Money Nobody likes refunding money but a quick refund is usually the fastest way to resolve a problem A quick refund can turn a dissatisfied buyer into a happy customer who will do business with you again If you are worried about people taking advantage of your easy refund policy don t worry The number of refunds you ll likely have to give is tiny Show Appreciation Show appreciation to your customers by giving them positive feedback on eBay Use the Leave Feedback button to send them a message we recommend that you write a personalized message to really make a good impression on your customer Learn How to Deal with Fraud Unfortunately there are a lot of fraudsters trolling eBay and other sites for victims The good news is it s fairly easy to avoid these sharks and their slimy tactics Some tips for dealing with and avoiding fraud include Use eBay s Buyer Requirements to Block Questionable Customers I block all customers who don t have a PayPal account those who have two unpaid item strikes against them those who have a primary shipping address in countries I don t ship to

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  • Boosting your Dropshipping Success | SaleHoo
    implement all of these steps at once is a recipe for organizational chaos Here the steps you can take to boost your dropshipping business Expand Your Inventory by Offering More Products Okay this is basic advice but it s amazing how many people don t follow it Always be on the lookout for new products that you can add to your inventory and new versions of products that sell well Go over your sales try to identify what your best sellers are and look for similar products Increase the Number of Suppliers You Use Adding more suppliers can increase your inventory and improve your ability to fulfill customer orders without issue which will naturally lead to more business Offer Discounts or Sales This is one of the simplest marketing techniques known to man but it works well because people just LOVE to save money Even a modest price cut can boost sales but be careful it s easy to cut prices so low that you won t make a profit Consider eBay Upgrades Some of these upgrades such as subtitles and bold text are a waste of money Others like gallery plus international site visibility and Buy It Now can boost your dropshipping business overnight Try to take advantage of free upgrades like the Global Shipping Program which will help you increase your customer base at no additional expense Create Your Own Dropshipping Website Before you say But I don t know how to build a website listen to this Building a website doesn t have to involve a lot of additional work or learning because solutions such as SaleHoo Stores do most of the work for you Having your own website can be more profitable but it will take a lot more time and effort to build up a customer base But when you have your own website you can take advantage of more sophisticated marketing strategies such as search engine optimization optimized landing pages and more Leverage Facebook Create a Facebook page for your dropshipping business it s free and easy to set up A simple Facebook page especially one that tells your story can dramatically boost your visibility and sales Try Listing Your Products for Sale on Gumtree and Craigslist These sites are free and can get quick results Listings on Gumtree and Craigslist can reach customers who won t go near websites like Amazon com and eBay You may also be able to reach some customers in your community Take Advantage of Pinterest Pinterest is a social media website perfect for eCommerce and dropshipping businesses Considering that the site is a visual medium a Pinterest social media strategy lends itself nicely to dropshippers who sell visually appealing products such as jewelry clothing accessories toys electronics and so on If you can get a few people pinning pictures of your products it will spread through their social networks which will in turn lead to more sales Check out Google AdWords and AdSense Google has a number of

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  • Importing From China | SaleHoo
    If your wholesaler is located in Wehai you can check the Chinese Companies List Tip 3 Ask the supplier whether they attend trade shows If yes it s usually a good indication that they are legitimate and trustworthy Trade shows require a monetary investment making it unlikely that bogus operations will be present However keep in mind that if they say that they don t attend trade shows it doesn t necessarily mean they are a fraud Tip 4 When you place an order with a supplier make sure you put all important details in writing It s critical that a breakdown in dialogue is prevented And if it should occur having everything documented will help trace the point of breakdown Tip 5 If you are moving into large scale importing invest time and money on a few trips to China to see the suppliers manufacturers agents that you feel you want to work with Tip 6 Be aware of cultural differences and be prepared to deal with people who have a completely different attitude towards business than you They will have their own customs and local particularities don t get annoyed if they do things differently to your local suppliers You might also like to read up on Chinese culture and learn a few Chinese words This is a good way of showing you respect their culture and that you are genuinely interested in building a mutually beneficial business relationship Let s move on and talk about importing to the UK and Europe from China The costs and logistics of shipping from China to the UK can be intimidating for inexperienced importers who don t know what to expect The wide variety of shipping rates just adds to the confusion it s very difficult to tell what reasonable costs actually are The first thing any new importer needs to do is make some inquiries Don t forget to shop around for shipping rates before selecting a wholesaler I also recommend finding out the following details when you are arranging shipping Is there an inland freight charge to get to from the wholesale warehouse to port Is there a customs duty payable on the product Are there any restrictions on bringing this product to the UK Request the tariff number from the shipping agent and ask the shipping agent to quote you on the shipping cost including any clearance document costs How are you going to pick up the stock once it arrives How much will this cost After you have been trading with the wholesaler and or shipper successfully for some time inquire about lower rates for frequent customers Most won t offer if you don t ask And another thing everything imported into the UK from outside the EU is subject to VAT of 20 This applies to everyone not just VAT registered companies If you aren t VAT registered you will have to get a pseudo turn number Your goods won t get clearance into the UK

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  • The Rundown on Importing into the UK | SaleHoo
    that for some products you may need to apply for a special license this is particularly relevant for goods imported from outside the EU Goods classification Your goods will be processed through Customs more quickly if the correct classification has been applied You can search for the commodity code and relevant import duty for your product If you are unsure what the correct code should be for your goods then you can contact the Tariff Classification help line on 01702 366077 The helpline gives a verbal reading on the appropriate code and respective import duty for a particular product A written ruling on the product s Commodity Code known as Binding Tariff Information BTI can also be obtained This is advisable if you are importing goods such as complex food products For these products the classification process involves closer consideration of the product s composite ingredients and is legally binding There are a number of different duties that may apply Import duties Additional duties on flour and sugar Countervailing charges on fruit and vegetables Variable charges on processed goods Compensatory charges on oils and fats Extra charges on eggs poultry or pig meat Sugar levies on processed goods with sugar in them Value Added Tax VAT Excise duty on alcoholic beverages VAT The UK standard rate of Value Added Tax VAT is 20 Generally retail food products do not have VAT on them But the exceptions are Ice Cream and similar products and mixes for using them Confectionery Alcoholic beverages Other beverages and preparations for making them Potato chips crisps roasted or salted nuts and some other savory snack products Products for home brewing and wine making What happens when my merchandise arrives at Customs Your merchandise will be checked by Customs to ensure that it applies with import regulations

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  • China Importing Logistics and Storage | SaleHoo
    to check the insurance terms You need to make sure your container is insured for 110 of the FOB cost 2 Road Haulage Company Collects from supplier and delivers to docks airport 3 Sea Freight Company You or the supplier if CIF DDU or DDP negotiate a rate with the company to transport your goods If you need less than a container load contact a freight forwarder The Sea Freight Company then checks goods documentation and loads onto the vessel Approximate cost can be anywhere between 1500 and 4500 depending on the volume of the shipment Most freight associated charges are calculated per kilo on the Volume weight of your goods and small lightweight consignments are often subject to minimum charges A professional freight agent will advise you of these charges when they quote you for shipping your consignment In your country Goods are unloaded and if all documentation is in order Customs clears goods You pay any duty and tariffs required Remember than unless you have set up credit facilities in advance with your shipping line and Customs everything has to be paid before your goods are released and additional storage charges are applied to any delay For example if you wish to pay a shipping charge by check it will take 5 working days to clear In the meantime your goods are charged storage at an average rate of 0 14 per kilo per day A consignment of 1000 kilos stored for 4 days would attract storage charges of 560 00 Note these amounts are not based on real data Actual costs may be more or less than the example There are normally several payment options you can choose from the most common being Cash Deferred payment only available to importers who are holders of a deferred account See your Customs office to arrange Broker deferred available on the request of an agent who holds a broker deferred account 4 Transportation to Warehouse You need to arrange collection from docks airport with a freight company 5 Warehouse Storage Warehouse will charge to receive the product cost of labor involved in handling the goods plus there is long term storage costs If you use a broker and or a freight forwarder you will need to budget for another couple of hundred dollars on top of that It is possible to negotiate the cost of all stages of this process and shopping around can ultimately save you a lot of money For example the location of your warehouse makes a lot of difference In the USA some parts of the country have much cheaper warehousing than others Customs Duties and Taxes Every country has different duties and taxes on imported goods As you are importing goods from another country such as China Hong Kong India etc you will very likely pay import duties although there are some exceptions Very generally tariffs and duties are lower on goods that are unavailable in your own country while anything coming under FDA jurisdiction

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  • Managing Dropshippers for Better Results | SaleHoo
    is located internationally then make sure you specify in your listing description that items will take 1 2 weeks to ship after payment When selling on eBay and some other sites check individual policies you must disclose in your listing to all potential buyers the location of your item For example if your supplier is based in Hong Kong you must display this in your listing so that buyers are aware that there may be longer than expected shipping times Check the full eBay policy here Honesty is the best policy don t try to hide anything from your buyers this will only increase their mistrust of you if things do go wrong Some buyers may find this off putting so we highly recommend including an explanation for the location in your FAQ or description Explain the benefits to your customers For example they are receiving unique goods at a much more affordable price than they could otherwise get Don t forget to offer a full guarantee and refund returns policy to put any fears over quality to rest Include your policy on returns in your listing description and discuss with your supplier what happens when something goes wrong If possible use a drop shipper who is willing to add your brand name or eBay user name to the packages they send out to your buyers For example some let you upload your logo to their website where they will print it onto all your packages They will also put your address as the return address rather than their own company name Consider enhancing personalization by giving your supplier hand written thank you notes to include in the packages Not all suppliers will be agreeable to this as it can complicate their shipping systems but you can always ask Most

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  • Multi-Sourcing | SaleHoo
    on a 2 5 handling fee on top of the cost of each item Thus your profit margins need to be good or else the additional cost can really bite into the viability of your business Plus as you are not ordering goods in bulk the price per unit will be slightly higher anyway With that said drop shipping works very well for many sellers Wholesalers Wholesalers buy stock in bulk from the manufacturer for a very low cost per unit They then distribute it to retail stores and sellers Buying wholesale is a great way of making medium level purchases You can buy goods at a very low cost per unit from wholesalers leaving plenty of room to profit Once you have established an account with a wholesaler you have a reliable long term supply And the cons Wholesalers generally have minimum order requirements usually around 100 300US designed to stop people from purchasing single units There are plenty of great wholesalers in the SaleHoo directory and they are all willing to work with eBay and eCommerce sellers Liquidation sales clearance Liquidation sales occur when a store wishes to get rid of stock and liquidize assets for a move or when a company has gone bankrupt and assets are being liquidized to help repay debt The main advantage of a liquidation sale is that good quality near new or new merchandise is sold off very cheaply You can usually request an inventory of the sale before you go so it s reasonably straight forward to see whether there will be items of interest The only difficulty with liquidation sales is that you can t predict when they are going to be held so they cannot provide a reliable long term supply of stock Clearance sales occur at the end of the season or the financial year when stores want to get rid of old stock returns and damaged goods Like liquidation sales clearance sales are designed to get rid of stock quickly so prices are usually rock bottom The difficulty with clearance sales is that you often have to buy by the pallet load sometimes without knowing exactly what is inside Occasionally this can result in nasty surprises such as badly damaged items worn clothing or items that the store just couldn t shift and will be difficult to sell Both liquidation and clearance sales can be wonderful sources but they usually require spending 1 000 and you may end up with stock that s hard to shift Manufacturers Manufacturers produce the product and as the first link in the supply chain they are able to give you the best prices However because distribution is not their primary concern minimum orders are normally high Typically you will need to order 1000 units or by the container load thus this is usually not a viable option for beginners For established sellers buying directly from the manufacturer is the most cost effective way of buying bulk merchandise Alternatively some SaleHoo members

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