Dropship suppliers UK

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  1. acid2k1

    acid2k1 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi all,

    I have two online businesses and I want to expand them. What I mean by expanding is expanding the product range. I have one store that sells gift items / souvenirs and the second is fitness items, supplements etc...

    I am finding it hard to find UK dropship suppliers in my niche well I find it hard to find any dropship sites they don't seem to be widely available compare to wholesale sites.

    Anyone have any sources or suggestions on how to find more UK dropship suppliers in my niche? I don't mind paying a monthly fee to some services.

    Thank you,
     
    Posted: Dec 14, 2020 By: acid2k1 Member since: Jul 7, 2014
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  2. Red Wood

    Red Wood UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Approach a chosen supplier in your industry, ask if they are happy to ship direct and plain for you subject to pricing.
     
    Posted: Dec 14, 2020 By: Red Wood Member since: Jan 14, 2014
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  3. intheTRADE

    intheTRADE UKBF Regular Free Member

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    As above, don't base your search for suppliers with the keyword 'Dropship'

    Find suppliers of products you want to sell and contact them directly and speak with them about the possibility of you dropping shipping their products.
     
    Posted: Dec 14, 2020 By: intheTRADE Member since: Apr 14, 2019
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  4. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Wow, 20% profit margin guaranteed.

    Must look into that. Drop the price massively and still get 20% profit margin.
    Not seen that business model used before.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2020
    Posted: Dec 15, 2020 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  5. Oliver Swan

    Oliver Swan UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi Mr. D,

    The price of the products is set by the supplier.
     
    Posted: Dec 15, 2020 By: Oliver Swan Member since: Dec 15, 2020
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  6. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Thats pretty bad then.

    Is the price fixing also illegal?
     
    Posted: Dec 15, 2020 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  7. wayzgoose

    wayzgoose UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    Who do you currently use?
     
    Posted: Dec 15, 2020 By: wayzgoose Member since: Oct 9, 2007
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  8. Oliver Swan

    Oliver Swan UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    The margin depends on the goods. Sellers run their own stores so if they discount, it comes out of their margin. The stores can discount but they are responsible for paying the suppliers so they would be unwise to discount below their cost price.

    The margin is based on the selling price.
     
    Posted: Dec 16, 2020 By: Oliver Swan Member since: Dec 15, 2020
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  9. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    So the price isn't set by the supplier.

    And yes 20% is indeed a poor margin.
     
    Posted: Dec 16, 2020 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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