Sunday, 22 April 2012

Travel Hacking - Tip #8 - Dropshipping with Amazon and Ebay

Dropshipping is basically acting like a middleman between seller and buyer.  You sell stuff you have sourced at a competitive price and have the seller ship it directly to a buyer you have sourced. Technically you never have possession of the goods.  

Many people use Amazon and Ebay for dropshipping as they both offer protection against fraud such as a customer who won’t pay up.  The idea is you monitor the average price that an item e.g. an iPad sells for on eBay and Amazon and you try and make a marginal profit buying from one source and selling to the other. Because you have the seller send directly to the buyer you never have to get bogged down in shipping logistics. 

It’s a tough market for people trying to make a living but an easy way to rack up a lot of points / miles using your credit cards.  The hack is to just aim to break even in profit (even a small loss is acceptable) but you will easily rack up thousands of extra dollars worth of spend = points / miles each month.

Note: A word of caution as credit card companies may take the hard line if you get too greedy and rack up too many points.

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Paddy in BA (Quickroute) April 22, 2012 11:49 pm  

@ RTC: Travel hacking is like peeling a onion - a very large onion!

Anonymous,  June 10, 2012 11:22 pm  

Any Suggestion about Dropshipping companies that you would recommend?


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