Monthly fee for dropshipping

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Hi, I am looking to open dropshipping business. Some wholesalers are charging monthly fee. Is this common ,or there are dropshippers who ship single order without any fees ? 

Thanks 

 

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I have been working with brands who offer drop shipping for almost eight years and I have never paid a fee for an account.

The companies that charge these fees are often middlemen suppliers who add a monthly fee as a way to make extra money.  You should go direct to the brands they carry.  That's what I do and there is never any upfront cost to do business with them.

- Anton

DropShipLifestyle.com - eCommerce / Drop Shipping Training Course & Online Community developed and maintained by Anton Kraly who is best known for turning a $29 investment into a $1.8 million dollar business via eCommerce. For free information on drop shipping strategies you can checkout www.dropshiplifestyle.com
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Thanks Anton

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Hi Anton,

I was interested in doing drop shipping for as well but for fashion/clothes/accesories. I am finding difficulty locating  enough of these designers that would do drop shipping (in the US). Any help at all? that'd be appreciated.

Thanks

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Hi Lisa,

I've never been involved with any fashion or clothing niches.  The reason is that these items are prone to very high returns rates and I try to set up businesses that are less customer service intensive.  I would think that the high return rates would also lead to many companies (brands) not offering drop shipping or maybe offering it with a strict no return policy and/or high restocking fees.  

If you still want to proceed with this niche my advice would be to find other online only retailers (your future competitors) and extract the suppliers (brands) from their website(s) and then contact them directly for accounts.  Just an FYI - these companies won't advertise themselves as drop ship suppliers, and that's a good thing ;)

Thanks!

Anton

 

 

DropShipLifestyle.com - eCommerce / Drop Shipping Training Course & Online Community developed and maintained by Anton Kraly who is best known for turning a $29 investment into a $1.8 million dollar business via eCommerce. For free information on drop shipping strategies you can checkout www.dropshiplifestyle.com
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