If you want to expand your business through drop shipping, you can do so if you are persistent with regards to finding a reputable drop ship company, which is a bit difficult, especially if have little or no resources at all.
Firstly, you can check eBay and look for people who are selling lists of reputable drop ship distributors. There are also websites that offers links and information regarding suppliers that offer drop shipping. Once you find one, you have to exert a sufficient amount of time and effort interviewing them and reviewing their credentials.
If you are in doubt with the list that you got from the internet, you can search in the yellow pages for such manufacturers. There are also companies that sell surplus products; you can also pay a visit to the town’s library to check for the list of potential vendors that offer wholesale supplies.
The most important thing that one should be mindful of with regards to drop shipping is to always ask the manufacturers for a sample of their products before actually selling it to the public. Do not be contented with pictures in the catalogs or websites; make sure to have your own sample of the product, especially since there are suppliers that do not sell products in small quantities.
It is best to try for the product yourself before paying over items whose qualities you are unsure of. You cannot afford to lose any money especially if you are just starting out so it is best to wise and do a lot of precautionary actions before entrusting your hard earned money to anyone.
Upon starting your own retailing business, it is important to allot sufficient time for research. This may take a while and may even prove to be effort-consuming than it appears to be, but this will give you the foundation you need with your business, as finding a reliable company is oftentimes the hardest problem that one has to deal with before the start of any operation.
There are a lot of resources where one can do the searching and interviewing; there are also numerous ways to find out beforehand whether a certain company can be trusted or not, depending on its credentials and the numerous business transactions it underwent.