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3 Tips to Dropship Plus Size Lingerie for Plus Size Profits!

3 Tips to Dropship Plus Size Lingerie for Plus Size Profits!

dropship plus size lingerieYou can dropship plus size lingerie for plus size profits because this is a red hot niche with plenty of potential for global sales!

Lingerie, in and of itself, is a fantastic ecommerce and dropshipping niche. Lingerie has been a favorite for many hundreds of years and it seems highly unlikely that this trend will change any time soon. The plus size market ramps the popularity of the niche up considerably and if you are looking for a lucrative home business in ecommerce, you will be picking a proven winner if you choose this one.

There are a variety of products in the plus size lingerie niche that would be great performers for you. Here are a few examples of the types of plus size lingerie you might want to dropship:

  • Bras
  • Panties
  • Nightgowns
  • Girdles
  • Corsets
  • Bustiers
  • Robes
  • Stockings
  • And More

Of course, here is one of the really good things about dropshipping: Since you don’t have to pay for any of the products you sell up front, you can choose to narrow your focus and only sell one or a couple of plus size lingerie items or shoot the moon and sell all of them. With the dropship business model, you just decide which products you want to sell and only pay of reach one as it is sold and you have collected the payment for it from your customer.

Here are 3 tips to help you make fantastic profits when you dropship plus size lingerie:

I. Choose your wholesale product source wisely. Your success as a dropshipper will depend almost entirely on who you select as your product supplier. Be sure it is a reputable business with high quality products. The last thing you want to do is send someone shoddy, poorly made plus size lingerie. If you are dropshipping on eBay or Amazon, bad feedback from buyers will sink your dropshipping ship in nothing flat. Avoid this by doing business with a dropship source that carries only high quality products. You should also make sure that your wholesale products source ships promptly with discreet, secure packaging and that you are provided with a tracking number to furnish the customer.  Another very important point is that your wholesale product source gives you real wholesale prices; otherwise you will not have enough of a margin for profit.

II. Order one product of each type of plus size lingerie you intend to dropship. First of all, you can check the quality this way, but equally important is that you can take your own photos for your eBay or Amazon listings, your own website or whatever online venue you have chosen for your home business platform. In most cases, the product images on the wholesale product supplier website will be bare bones at best. You will do much better to invest a few bucks in at least a three quarter mannequin to display each piece of plus size lingerie to its best advantage. Make it romantic with a nice background, candles, flowers…you get the idea. This will give you a big edge over your competitors who are using the stock images! This may sound like a lot of trouble, but it really isn’t and could net you quite a bit more in profits over time. You can sell the items you bought for photos after you are through with them.

III. You can copy and paste the plus size lingerie products directly from your wholesale product source’s website but again—these are likely to be plain vanilla, no frill descriptions that won’t be as effective in selling your items as ones you write yourself. (or have written if writing isn’t your forte.) You should romance your descriptions the same as the photos of your products. Understand that selling lingerie is different than selling dog beds or camping tents. Lingerie is a romantic sort of thing and even such basic necessities as bras and panties can be made to sound pretty and feminine instead of strictly utilitarian. Your original descriptions, written with good SEO for Google and the eBay Cassini search engine, will bring you more sales than your competition selling the exact items.

Use these 3 tips to dropship plus size lingerie for plus size profits!

 

Start your own online dropship business today!

Dropshipping: A Great Home Business for Retirees

Dropshipping: A Great Home Business for Retirees

Dropshipping is a great home business for retirees!

Many retired people are feeling the pinch of inflation and might find themselves needing to supplement their retirement income. Plus, a lot of retirees find that having so much time on their hands after a lifetime spent being productive is a little too much like stagnating to suit them.

dropshipping for retirees
If you are a retiree who is contemplating starting a home business, ecommerce is definitely the way to go and dropshipping takes ecommerce to a whole new level of easy start up and maintenance!

Whatever your reasons for thinking about getting started with a home business, be it boredom or financial necessity, you will find much to recommend a dropship business.

Let’s look at some of the things that make an ecommerce home dropshipping business so attractive to retirees:

  • Low start up cost—If you were starting a brick and mortar traditional business, you would need big bucks to get it off the ground. You would have to rent, buy or lease a suitable building, pay utilities and all sorts of insurance, hire a cleaning crew or do the cleaning yourself, etc. etc. It is a daunting prospect and especially in view of the fact that the retail economy—though slowly recovering—is far from booming. E-tail, on the other hand, or online sales, is healthy and getting bigger all the time.

  • No need to buy inventory up front—With a traditional commerce business, you would need to buy inventory in order to have something to sell. As you can imagine, this would not be cheap. But with a home dropshipping business, you don’t have to buy any inventory to get started. In fact, you only pay for each product as it is sold and your customer has paid you for it. In essence, you are selling products you don’t have in your possession. If this sounds confusing, read on and all will become clear.

  • No hassle or expense of packaging and shipping—Because you don’t have the products you sell in your physical possession, your wholesale dropship product source takes care of all the packing and shipping. Yes! All of it. This leaves you free to do the thing that will make you money—sell, sell, sell! You simply find a reputable wholesale product source, select the items you want to dropship, list them on your website or a venue like eBay or Amazon and you’re in business!

  • Set your own hours—When you work from home as your own boss with a dropshipping business, you set your own schedule. Want to take off on a pretty afternoon and play a few holes of golf or go fishing or shopping or whatever strikes your fancy? Go! You can make up the time if you need to on a rainy day when you would just as soon stay home.

  • And speaking of staying home—When you work from home, you never have to worry about shoveling your car out of several feet of snow to drive to work, or get out in pouring down rain and storms, or fight the crowded commuter system, either. You get to earn the money you need right from the privacy, comfort and security of your own nest. How great is that?

There are many reasons why dropshipping is a great home business for retirees, so get started today—you’ll love it!

 

Start your own online dropship business today!

Dropship Tips: Plan Your Work & Work Your Plan

Dropship Tips: Plan Your Work & Work Your Plan

If you want to be successful with a home dropship business, you might appreciate a few tips about how to plan your work and work your plan!

Once you make the break away from a dead end, dreary job that brings you nothing except low pay and high stress in favor of being your own boss and working from home in an ecommerce dropship business, you may be on such a high that you fail to take into consideration that even though it’s the best job you’ve ever had—it is a job, nonetheless.

Being a job, your home dropship business must be approached as a real business venture with a business plan and roadmaps to success.

A business plan is crucial to having a thriving, profitable dropship home business.

dropship success planning

So, to make your business the best it can be, develop a sound, well thought out plan and then stick to it for the most part. For the most part meaning that as things go along, you may discover that certain parts of your initial plan don’t work after all, or at least not as well as you thought they would. At this point, you will need to have a backup plan and move on to Plan B.

Your business plan might not be written in stone since you must make adjustments as circumstances dictate, but you should adhere to the bare bones of it as much as possible.

First, sit down and put some thought into exactly what you need from your home dropshipping business. How much money do you want or need to make? How many hours are you willing to work? Where do you want your business to be six months from now? A year from now? Five years from now?

These are things that need to be carefully considered. Once you arrive at your goals and decide how much money you are aiming to make, then start planning how you will meet those objectives short and long range.

For example, if you need to make X amount of profit on each sale, decide which niche product will allow this and then find a wholesale product supplier with true wholesale prices so that you are able to realize the amount of profit you are aiming for.

Now, work out your marketing, promotions and how you will drive traffic to your ecommerce dropship web site or eBay, Amazon or whichever online marketplace you have chosen.

Be realistic with your objectives and your plans. Don’t set your sights too high but don’t set them too low, either. Remember that in many cases throughout life, we get exactly what we bargained on getting. In other words, if you are willing to settle for a paltry profit, that’s all you will get. But, aim a little higher and you’ll get that, too. So, hit a happy medium.

Once you have made a roadmap to success, you will have a track to run on. This will serve you well on the days when your motivation has taken a hike or you feel distracted for one reason or another. With a plan, you can stick to it and muddle along—still making progress and moving forward—until you get your groove back.

To be successful with a home dropship business….plan your work and work your plan!

 

Start your own online dropship business today!

6 Tips to Make Working From Home Work for You With Dropshipping

6 Tips to Make Working From Home Work for You With Dropshipping

work at home dropshippingWould you love to be working from home and wondering if you could make it work for you with the dropshipping business model?

Good news! You can!

There might be a better job somewhere than working from home but if there is, most of those who have their own ecommerce home business might find it hard to believe since they feel they have the closest thing to a 100% perfect way of making a living as exists in the world today.

Ecommerce has changed so many lives for the better. Before the World Wide Web, for instance, mothers who needed to earn an income were faced with the unpalatable choice of leaving their preschool children in day care or with a babysitter and going out to work or being broke. For many of these who were single parents, there really was no choice since no matter how much someone would love to stay home with their kids, someone has to put food on the table and provide shelter, clothing and other necessities of living.

For retired people who want to supplement an income that doesn’t stretch far enough in these days of rampant inflation and rising prices everywhere from the gas pumps to the grocery stores…working from home is a godsend.

Ditto for disabled people and many others who have found to their delight that they can earn a great living or as much extra money as they need right from the comfort and privacy of their own homes. 

If working from home and ecommerce are the best things since sliced bread, dropshipping takes it up a notch toward total perfection. Why? Because it is the fastest, least costly and most profitable of any work at home job you could possibly find.

Here are 6 tips to make working from home work for you with dropshipping:

1. Decide on a hot niche, one that will have enough demand to keep you in traffic and sales. You can check out eBay to see which products are popular with a high sell through rate, check keywords of possible niche products in the free Google Keyword Tools to find out how many global searches are performed for it each month, read reviews on Amazon and check out the Amazon Top 100 in each category, as well.

2. Find a reputable wholesale product source that will give you genuine wholesale prices, has high quality products and good business practices such as prompt shipping, sending low inventory notices so you don’t over sell and more.

3. Choose your dropship products and then list them on your website, or the online venue of your choice such as eBay or Amazon.

4. Market your dropship home business. Use social media marketing, email marketing, content marketing, video marketing and more to drive traffic to your web site or listings. Remember, business goes where it’s invited, so invite people to check out your dropship products.

5. Provide great customer service. This is the backbone of any sales enterprise both online and off. Treat people right both before and after the sale and your customers will make the best sales people you could find, plus great brand advocates that send you referrals and new customers.

6. Treat your home dropship business as a business. Yes, it’s pure bliss to be able to work in your pajamas and work your own hours….staying at home when the weather outside is frightful….avoiding the hustle and bustle of a long commute to work and back or spending a small fortune on gas back and forth to your workplace…but it’s still work and you must treat it as a job. You will not be successful working from home if you fail to hold yourself accountable for good work habits.

Use these tips to make working from home work for you with a dropship business!

 

Start your own online dropship business today!

Holiday Shopping on eBay: Is Your Home Dropship Business Ready?

Holiday Shopping on eBay: Is Your Home Dropship Business Ready?

holidays eBay dropshipHoliday shopping on eBay will be a BIG deal, so you need to ask yourself this question: Is your home dropship business ready?

eBay is one of the internet marketplace giants, second only to Amazon. According to eBiz, eBay ranks number 8 among the top 15 websites, with Amazon coming in just above it at number 7. eBay gets an estimated 210 million visits a month.

Wow!

That’s a lot, but hold on to your hat because during the upcoming holiday season that number will go up—way up. So, any eBay dropship seller needs to get prepared for all of those shoppers and all that extra traffic. If you have been having a sort of blah year to date, the holiday spending spree will offer you a chance to get caught up and boost your bottom line for the year’s sales.

This is unlikely to happen unless you start making preparations for the increased holiday shopping on eBay for 2013.

Here are some things you can do to get your eBay house in order for the holidays:

  • Add holiday themed gifts to your line up of dropship products. Since you don’t have to pay for your products up front, it won’t cost you one thin dime to browse your wholesale product source listings and choose some items that will be in demand for the holidays. This includes Halloween and Thanksgiving, by the way, not just Christmas. And then there’s Kwanzaa and Hanukkah to think about.

  • Include a calendar in your listings that clearly shows shoppers how many days they have left to purchase your product in order to get delivery before Christmas. Many shoppers procrastinate and being able to see the deadline right in front of them may spur those who tend to put things off into going ahead and buying right then and there.

  • Let your listing templates show some holiday spirit. For example, you can do Halloween themed templates, Thanksgiving themed, Christmas themed and New years as well. Festive templates help to get shoppers in the holiday mood.

  • Black Friday is not just for brick and mortar stores. You should have your Black Friday specials up by Thanksgiving or even earlier. Don’t forget Cyber Monday, either. This is a big online shopping day that takes place the Monday after Thanksgiving, so plan ahead with your marketing and promotions for this extra traffic and buying day.

  • Be sure that your listings and templates are mobile friendly. More shoppers than ever before are predicted to buy from mobile devices this year and you don’t want to miss the boat.

  • Consider adding Best Offer to your Fixed Price listings or Buy It Now to your auction listings. A lot of shoppers are not going to want to wait for an auction to end if they see something they like, so give them the option of an on the spot purchase. You may or may not choose to require immediate payment with a Buy It Now purchase, but it isn’t a bad idea.

Use these tips for holiday shopping and selling on eBay to get your home dropship business ready to make those sales!

 

Start your own online dropship business today!

The Advantages of Dropshipping on Amazon

The Advantages of Dropshipping on Amazon

dropshipping Amazon home businessAnyone who is interested in walking away from a low paying, high stress job in favor of achieving both personal and financial freedom with an ecommerce home business of their own might be interested in finding out about the advantages of dropshipping on Amazon.

Although it is probably true that there is no such thing as a perfect job, being your own boss and working from home comes mighty close. The only regret most people have who opted to drop out of the Rat Race and start a home business is that they didn’t do it sooner.

There are many advantages to dropshipping as a business model and quite a few advantages to dropshipping on Amazon.

Let’s start by taking a quick look at the advantages of an ecommerce dropship home business:

  • You won’t have to take out a bank loan for start up costs as it is extremely wallet friendly to get started in your own home dropshipping business since you don’t have many initial expenses.

  • You don’t have to buy inventory or house it, since your wholesale product source does this.

  • You don’t incur any risk with your inventory as far as being stuck with excess products you can’t move, as you only pay for each one as it sells and your customer has paid you for it.

  • You aren’t limited in the number or variety of products you can sell as you would be with a traditional brick and mortar store start up since you don’t pay for them up front.

Those are the basic financial advantages of starting a dropship business; we won’t go into all of the personal advantages and benefits that are yours when you earn your living from the comfort, privacy and security of your own home. Suffice to say that they are plentiful!

Now, moving right along to the advantages of dropshipping on Amazon, here are a few:

  • It is a massive, absolutely HUGE online marketplace. In fact, it’s the biggest there is on the World Wide Web. You share the benefits of all that traffic with millions upon millions of shoppers from all around the world moving through the site 24/7.

  • As the world’s largest and most successful online marketplace, you reap the benefits of the trust shoppers in general have in Amazon. Trust is a big issue with many online shoppers that worry about buying online and getting ripped off or having their personal and financial data misused. It’s a case of being judged by the company you keep when you dropship on Amazon because the trust shoppers place in the site filters down to you.

  • You can open an Amazon Webstore very economically and pay reasonable selling fees on items sold.

If you have been day dreaming of being able to work from home…choosing the hours and says you work….taking vacations and breaks and days off when it suits you instead of marching to the beat of someone else’s drum….reaping the benefits of your hard work yourself instead of lining someone else’s pockets and so on and so forth…..you couldn’t find a better time to get started!

The winter holidays are the biggest shopping days of the year for online shopping. Soon there will be hordes of shoppers converging on the internet to buy gifts for those on their lists. This presents a fantastic opportunity for a wannabe ecommerce entrepreneur.

So, check out the advantages of dropshipping in general and dropshipping on Amazon in particular and start today to build a better tomorrow!

 

Start your own online dropship business today!

3 Tips to Making More Money on eBay with Dropshipping

3 Tips to Making More Money on eBay with Dropshipping

eBay dropshipping tipsIf you are tired of working for someone else and longing to be your own boss with an ecommerce business of your own that would allow you to work from home, you may be interested in 3 tips to making more money on eBay with dropshipping.

Before we proceed any further, we should probably lay something to rest that might affect your decision to consider dropshipping on eBay if you have heard or read some of the Doomsday prophecies about how nobody can be successful at it:

It isn’t true.

The fact is that there are many successful eBay dropshippers. You won’t hear much from them for the simple reason that they’re too busy making money to talk or write about it. As Winston Churchill once remarked “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.”

When you see the Debbie Downer stuff about how impossible it is to be successful dropshipping on eBay, you should realize that in most cases, these are people that would have failed at any endeavor….not just as eBay dropshippers. Without the proper work ethics and stick-to-it-iveness, nobody will be successful at anything.

So, now that we’ve cleared that up, let’s proceed to the 3 tips to making more money on eBay with dropshipping.

I. Successful eBay dropshippers understand the importance of having a great niche with products that are in high enough demand to ensure them a steady stream of traffic and sales. No matter how great your work ethics and commitment to success might be in ecommerce, if you don’t have something people want—you will not succeed. Choosing a successful niche means doing the necessary research to determine what’s hot and what’s not. There are several ways to go about this. You can browse eBay completed listings to see what products had a high sell through rate and the prices they brought. You can also use the Google Keyword Tool to research a niche and see global monthly results of how many searches were performed for it. For example, if you used the search phrase “Fuzzy Purple Key chains” and found that there were a slew of global searches in a period of one month, this would tell you that fuzzy purple key chains are in high demand and should make a profitable niche for dropshipping on eBay.

II. Successful eBay drop shippers understand the importance of good copywriting and images, which means writing titles and descriptions that convert to sales and ditto for images. This is one of the most critical points to success on eBay! You can take the time to romance your product descriptions to make them sound as attractive and appealing as possible and make more sales, or you can take the lazy way out and use the brief and generally utilitarian product descriptions from your wholesale product source—and make less sales. The same rule applies to images. You can either procure one each of all your dropship products you will be selling on eBay and take fantastic photos of them and make more sales, or you can use the images provided by your product supplier which are ordinarily pretty blah and basic—and make less sales. Remember that with ecommerce, shoppers are unable to actually see or touch your products and must rely on your descriptions and images to help them make a buying decision.

III. Successful eBay drop shippers understand the importance of customer service. If you fall down in this area, doing a bang up job on the two above won’t help you much. Your seller feedback on eBay is vital to your success and it doesn’t take too many bad feedbacks or Detailed Seller Ratings to sink your eBay ship like the Titanic, only there won’t be a band playing as you go under. Be consistent in providing great customer service and your customers will reward you with excellent feedback and ratings, plus in many cases with repeat business. Always strive to over-deliver rather than under-deliver and you’ll reap many benefits.

Use these 3 tips to making more money on eBay with dropshipping to launch your own profitable home business in ecommerce!

 

Start your own online dropship business today!

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