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We have awarded Salehoo our prestigious Gold Award in this category, having reviewed 17 US Drop Shipping Services. Read our review below to find out why...
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Salehoo has worked to develop some of the best online retail solutions for casual sellers and more serious online retailers. With a clear, straightforward membership system that offers great value and a massive range of products from thousands of verified suppliers, you can take advantage of all the drop ship know-how and educational resources to give a boost to your own business. With a 100% 60 day money back guarantee there's no risk either. However, try before you buy as there aren't quite as many features as some other sites and not all suppliers operate a no minimum order rule.
Salehoo doesn't have the largest product range of all the sites in this category, however, with over 1,000,000 products from over 8,000 suppliers you certainly won't be short of products to promote and sell. You'll find that products are arranged in 19 principle categories, representing a tremendous variety of goods. A complete range of these categories is as follows; 'business & industrial' products, 'clothing and fashion', 'baby gear', 'camera & photo', 'computers & software', 'books & magazines', 'cell phones & PDAs', 'consumer & electronic'. 'DVDs & movies', 'food & beverages', 'health & beauty', 'home & garden', 'jewelry & watches', 'shoes & fashion', 'sport & entertainment', 'toys & games', 'travel & outdoors' and 'video games'. As mentioned, each category is split into multiple sub-categories, each containing hundreds, if not thousands of products. There's a quick keyword search to help you browse too.
Each product has its own image and information, which you can upload to your website or auction page when selling. When browsing, you're presented with a thumbnail image, product name, retail price and wholesale price (the price you pay). This is useful as the suggested retail price gives you some guidance as to exactly how much to charge for a particular product. Clicking on the thumbnail brings up even more detail including product code, specifications (including height and weight), stock level, brand, detailed description and more. From here you can add an item to your shopping cart, find similar items and watch an item.
In addition to browsing products, you can also browse drop shipping suppliers.
In addition to browsing products, you can also browse drop shipping suppliers. This gives you access to all drop ship companies registered, including the company name, website URL, contact details, phone number, location, whether they ship internationally, the type of wholesaler (e.g. drop shipper) and the shipping company used. Take care to check that there are no minimum quantities specified by the dealer, unless you don't mind paying upfront for and having to store a bulk purchase. However, if you are able to do this, you can pay significantly less than the drop ship price.
There's only one level of membership, which keeps things nice and simple. However, you won't find anything like the ecommerce website creation membership that you would on some other sites. So, unless you already have your own website set up, you won't find the facility for creating one here. In addition to getting access to the Salehoo.com Directory of products and suppliers (updated daily) there are some other features to mention. For example, there's the Smart Seller Training Guide. This online resource contains an array of articles on all aspects of online sales and drop shipping, arranged into sections. There are articles on importing and shipping (8 articles), business setup (10), finding and sourcing products (10), top tools (1), scam prevention (3) and eBay selling (18).
You can also read reports from the Salehoo.com research labs that analyze the market and see which products are selling right now, so you can steal a march on other online retailers, or get a piece of the action. However, you're currently restricted to 10 reports per month. Some of the educational resources aren't all that useful or specific, and you're more likely to glean more by participating in the member forums.
It's easy to sign up to Salehoo.com. The site states that it takes just 3 minutes to join, after which you have immediate access to all membership features including the directory, member forums, Smart Seller training material and research lab reports. When you sign up you get the option to add Auction Inspector Software to your purchase for the knockdown price of $19.95 (normally $39.95). This analyzes the 'Want It Now' section of eBay and reports which products are most frequently wanted. This allows you to find and promote the kinds of products that eBay buyers are demanding. There's also good, reliable email customer support. You can also contact the company by telephone and email.
Salehoo.com sets a sky-high standard in drop shipping that few live up to. With an easy to use site, simple membership terms and a great range of low priced products you'd be crazy not to check this one out.
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