homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.145.183.169
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member
Home / Forums Index / WebmasterWorld / Ecommerce
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: buckworks

Ecommerce Forum

    
Drop shipping - is it worth the hassle?
emilygems

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4349534 posted 3:42 pm on Aug 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

I get many requests asking if I do drop shipping of my products. I have always said no, but I am wondering is there any benefit to me? I would like to hear from anyone who does provide drop shipping to know how much work is it, what is the going rate, anything I should be aware of before getting into it. Thanks, Emily

 

Rugles

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4349534 posted 5:29 pm on Aug 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

All depends on how much discount they are going to get.

Plus, keep in mind you will be competing with them for the keywords.

Planet13

WebmasterWorld Senior Member planet13 us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time Top Contributors Of The Month



 
Msg#: 4349534 posted 5:36 pm on Aug 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

I sell a lot of stuff that I have my suppliers drop ship.

None of it is over, say, the $25 per product range.

They charge me either $5 or $8 per drop shipment. One shipment could have several items in it.

It really depends on a few things. If you don't rank well for certain particular keywords / adwords, then maybe you should settle for drop shipping those products.

But if you already rank well, then you might be jeopardizing your rankings?

emilygems

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4349534 posted 6:25 pm on Aug 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

My industry is HUGE (see my name) and there are many many subcategories for these products. I rank very well for all keywords that I care about. The person I am considering dropshipping for has a related website and already sells many of the items they want me to dropship. They want to spend more time teaching and less time shipping. I am not so concerned about the keyword issue as I am about the added work for my staff. Also they want to use a service called ClickBank for the money distribution...any thoughts on this?

topr8

WebmasterWorld Senior Member topr8 us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4349534 posted 7:44 pm on Aug 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

doesn't clickbank deal with digital downloads only?

also affiliate and drop shipping are two different things

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / WebmasterWorld / Ecommerce
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved