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Urbanload.com is an unusual drop shipping site in that it offers a range of customizable products for you to sell. Whilst being a novel idea and offering a range of membership options, the product list isn't all that extensive, leading to the question of whether you could sustain sales over the long term. Whilst it's great that there's plenty of help on the site, it can also be a little intimidating at times.
Products include photo bags & cases, cards & stationery, clothing & accessories, home & office products and more; 9 product categories in all. Each is designed to be customized by you with images and text to sell on your website or eBay page. The amount of items within each category isn't great. For example, there are 64 products in the home & office category, 56 in jewelry & watches and 49 listed in clothing & accessories. In addition to browsing produucts by category, you can also browse by design (fine art, sports, nature and animals). There's also a quick (keyword) search. Clicking on a product thumbnail takes you to that item's detail page. You can view a larger image of that product, price, brief product details and designs available (if applicable). From here you can customize an item by adding text and images, select product size (if applicable), add an item to your shopping cart and read reviews or write your own.
Two types of membership account are available. The Drop Ship Membership entitles you to promote and resell products from Urbanload.com that are packed and shipped directly to your customer. When you join you're given access to the product catalog from which you can easily transfer item details and images. The VIP Domain Store Membership is for more dedicated users and you are provided with your own website and domain name, from which to sell products. When your website is created it is preloaded with all the product details and images you need. You also get real time product details (including stock levels).
Neither type of membership has a minimum order quantity and shipping is 'free'. That is, shipping costs are incorporated into the wholesale price you pay. Standard shipping takes 8-12 business days, though you can pay extra to Fedex for a delivery (4-6 business days) if urgent. It's fair to say that, in no part due to the customization process, it's a little more involved and complicated than your average drop ship site. It's not the cheapest site either and there's the question of whether your customized products will sell. If you want to try it then there's currently a 30 day free trial with no obligation, so what better excuse for giving it a whirl? If you need assistance there's plenty of information including a detailed FAQs page and Flash demonstration reseller videos. You can also contact Urbanload.com by email (reply time 24-36 hours), telephone and mail.
Urbanload.com deserves credit for its unique catalog of customizable items and varieties of membership, allowing you to sell on eBay or your own website. Even though it's not the easiest drop ship site to use, with a 30 day free trial there's never been a better time to try it.
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