Building an ecommerce site with drop shipping

Ecommerce website design, and drop shipping are an requirement combination when starting an online business sector. As most seasoned ecommerce site owners know a majority of their sales come directly from their products they lead through drop shipping.

Setting up a working relationship with online vendors also known as drop shippers can be a puzzling task, that can ultimately make, or break a potentially successful ecommerce website. One of the most confusing aspects is getting started, and finding legitimate companies to drop ship the products you are looking to sell.

Every ecommerce veteran knows that a quick Google search for drop shipping will result in one thing: Middlemen

Middlemen are companies that go to the real suppliers, create accounts with them, put their products into a catalog, raise the price by 20-40%, call them selves a drop shipper, and expect you to sell this already overpriced merchandise. 

All middlemen have one thing in common: Monthly fees

Any legitimate wholesaler, will not have any type of monthly fees. If you think about it for one second. Does it truly make sense to have to pay a fee to sell someones product?

Of course not!

This is one of the biggest traps that a new online entrepreneur has to watch out for.

So how do you find a real drop shipper?

A real supplier can be obtained quite easily through many methods the most plain is through a drop shipping directory. A drop shipping directory like www.thepowersellersunion.com is merely put; an online community of business owners, and suppliers that are free of charge to access.  While a directory service is not free, it usually has a one time fee for a lifetime membership, and the rewards can be avid.

Another misconception that can maroon a new start up is setting up the web site, and pricing. An e commerce store should rarely cost more than one thousand dollars. Some people who are new to the industry have been convinced that it is hard for a designer to build a website, but the truth is most e commerce stores are already plugged into a system,  the design team pushes a couple buttons, and a new store is created.

An ecommerce website should always be a stand alone site, and should never have any type of monthly fees besides hosting.

web hosting:

A Web host in simple terms is a company that stores your files on the internet. A web-host should never charge you per disk space, or bandwidth, those are two of the biggest myths out there. Their are many successful web hosts like host gator, and Go daddy that charge about 5-9.00 a month for unlimited hosting. That should be the max fare for hosting

The main key to starting a successful ecommerce website is to keep your monthly charges at a minimal. If you pay for everything in full at the beginning, and comparatively shop for developers, and hosting services you should be fine. One other thing to take note of is always use a professional hosting company, and never put up your web developer to host the website for you. If your web developer goes out of business you could be ultimately without a site.

 

 

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