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Drop Shipping Is Your Perfect Home Based Business Solution

Drop Shipping Is Your Perfect Home Based Business Solution

Drop shipping is one of the greatest businesses to operate from home. With drop shipping you sell another company’s products, use their warehouse and shipping facilities, and they provide you with the sales tools you need like product descriptions and images and more – free of charge!

Drop shipping is great for small businesses because you can start with literally nothing & gradually increase to higher levels of success. Drop shipping allows you to leverage other, much larger company’s resources!

Any business owner who needs the an inexpensive & efficient means to market items online should look into drop shipping. Drop shipping allows you to sell almost any type of product you want with no warehouse & no inventory.

No inventory = low risk! You only purchase an item from the dropshipper after you’ve already made the sale! You never get stuck with a garage full of products that won’t sell.

Drop shippers packages all of the products for you, they place your name on the return address of the package & then they ship it to your customer. You’ll look like you’re a multi-million dollar outfit to the customer!

In order to do business with a real wholesaler, some of them (not all) may require proof that you’re in business & not just some consumer looking for great prices. So, you may need to file for a Resale Tax ID for your State. It’s easy to do I filed my application online in just 10 minutes & even received a temporary certificate that I immediately printed out. I was literally in business within 10 minutes!

If you’re SERIOUS about running a business you MUST have one! No ifs, ands, or buts. And, it’s so easy to get one, there’s no excuse not to.

If a wholesaler doesn’t request a Resale Tax ID from you, they’re a very small company or they’re not real wholesalers, just middle-men.

When you find wholesale companies that drop ship many different types of products, everything from toys to electronics, and they don’t request your Resale Tax ID, be aware that probably aren’t a real wholesale company. Most legitimate wholesalers focus on a specific product type, like electronics or toys alone.

These middle-men companies just forward your order to the real wholesale company. You won’t be able to compete on a level playing field with your competition if you do business with these guys. Chances are your competitors have Resale Tax IDs.

So be aware that you’re dealing with a middle-man wholesaler who will have the real dropshipper dropship your products for you. Do yourself a favor & avoid dealing with the middlemen and get a Resale Tax ID. You’ll save yourself a lot of money by be able to compete with the big-guns.

After your account is set up with the real wholesaler, you’ll get a printed catalog and possibly a CD-Rom with product descriptions and images that you can use.

Middle-men usually don’t provide these “bonuses”. You just upload the image & description to your web site, decide on the price & wait for the orders to come rolling in!

Drop shipping will allow any person to run a successful & competitive business from home regardless of a lack of start-up funds.

Improving Your Nonprofit Auction Using eBay Business Solutions

Auctions have long been a staple in the toolkit of nonprofit development professionals. The emergence of ubiquitous online access have made online auctions an excellent vehicle for nonprofits and charities to raise funds while engaging stakeholders and other constituencies in their causes. eBay, the leader platform for online auctions also provides a number of offerings for running nonprofit auctions. Running a charity auction on eBay is simple, but getting the most from your efforts involves developing a strategy and understanding the ins and outs of eBay. Luckily eBay provides lots of information on how to be successful using their services.

If managing a professional eBay operation is your goal, as opposed to just auctioning a few items off for some extra cash, you need to use the eBay business solutions that are available to you. Because eBay’s success depends on the success of its sellers, they strive to help you at every turn. eBay BusinessSolutions is the key to starting an eBay business.

eBay Stores is one of the better solutions for eBay business owners. An eBay store will allow you to list multiple quantities of the same item, and allow you to keep them listed for longer time periods. eBay Store owners also enjoy lower auction fees, and have access to advanced merchandising tools. Eventually, you should consider upgrading to an eBay Pro Store, which will allow you to customize your storefront with your own brand and web address.

There are many other eBay Business Solutions, such as seller tools, the eBay solutions directory, and the merchant solution center, but you should definitely start with your very own eBay store, followed by an eBay Pro Store.

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Did you know that there are alternatives to eBay for nonprofit auctions?

In addition to eBay, other vendors offer vehicles for nonprofits to run fundraising auctions. CMarket – offers services emphasizing the importance of bidders, donors and sponsors, and their respective roles in a successful auction. Their Website is a valuable source of fundraising auction tips.

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