bwnbwn - 8:51 pm on Aug 5, 2010 (gmt 0)
agree 100% as many that buy off my site actually call first and ask "do you carry stock" I assume they have been burned before by drop shipping sites.
The advantages to drop-shipping are to the business and not really to the consumer.
Had a guy call me couple years back he just opened a site and did all this work adding hundreds of products. He was asking me if we would ship for him because the dropshipper he was using was taking forever to send out and all these customers were calling him.
Took a look at his site and asked him what are you thinking with your prices, his reply was the dropshipper told him the best way to get started was be the cheapest on the net. I said man your not gonna be in business long and showed him from his sale he only made $1.00 and he was losing $ on every sale from cc processing. Not to count the PPC he was spending to make the sale, so there are dropshippers that decieve many to profit.
So to answer the question yes I am sure the reason why is that customers mistrust of dropshippers. I am not indicating all dropshipping sites are not great sites but the nitch I am in they are a problem, and from the read on the site with the cheapest prices I tend to believe they to won't be around long either.