The Entrepreneur Forum | Startups | Entrepreneurship | Starting a Business | Motivation | Success

GOLD! Ask me anything about eCommerce (Ongoing)

Remove ads while supporting the Unscripted philosophy...become an INSIDER.

OP
OP
biophase

biophase

Legendary Contributor
EPIC CONTRIBUTOR
FASTLANE INSIDER
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Summit Attendee
Speedway Pass
Jul 25, 2007
6,987
32,327
5,083
Scottsdale, AZ
I will play a devil's advocate here.

Google's definition of drop-shipping is: to move (goods) from the manufacturer directly to the retailer without going through the usual distribution channels.

Well, isn't it what most online businesses nowadays are doing, anyway?

My understanding of drop-shipping is being a middle man in the supply chain with adding zero-value.
Are you not drop-shipping any more, if you are providing value and offer 2-day FREE shipping? lol

Care to share your strategy/outlook on this?
I think Google's definition is fine. But when you move a good from the manufacturer, directly to the customer. I assume that manufacturer has made this same good available to everyone else. So your product is the same product that other stores are selling.

Most business are not doing this. If you purchase something from Apple, is the maker of the Iphone in China sending you an Iphone directly? Can I open a cell phone store and order Iphones from China?

Dropshipping to me is when you sell a general product that is available to everyone and you carry no inventory so when you get an order, you place an order with your supplier and they send the product directly from their warehouse to the customer.
 

Don't like ads? Remove them while supporting the forum. Subscribe.

Riviera2012

Contributor
Read Millionaire Fastlane
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Dec 19, 2017
34
22
44
Europe
I have searched through the thread, but have not found the answer.

What is a good way to find the right keywords to be used in product descriptions and titles on Amazon?

Aside from doing PPC or using auto-completion, I haven't found many techniques to search for keywords that users are looking for for a particular product.
 

Create an account or login to comment

You must be a member in order to leave a comment

Create account

Create an account on our community. It's easy!

Log in

Already have an account? Log in here.

Sponsored Offers

  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE Lex DeVille's - Advanced Freelance Udemy Courses!
Advanced Upwork Proposals II IS FINALLY LIVE! Here's a look at what's inside: Improved YOU...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE You Are One Call Away From Living Your Dream Life - LightHouse’s Accountability Program ⚡
Here is where you eliminate uncertainty from the future! I wanted to post this image as I...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE KAK’s “Kill Bigger” Incubation Program- With DAILY personal attention.
Hey Guys! I wanted to give a quick update on what this program has become. In its infancy, we...


Don't like ads? Remove them while supporting the forum. Subscribe to become an INSIDER.

New Topics

Fastlane Insiders

View the forum AD FREE.
Private, unindexed content
Detailed process/execution threads
Monthly conference calls with doers
Ideas needing execution, more!

Join Fastlane Insiders.

Top Bottom
AdBlock Detected - Please Disable

Yes, ads can be annoying. But please...

...to support the Unscripted/Fastlane mission (and to respect the immense amount of time needed to manage this forum) please DISABLE your ad-block. Thank you.

I've Disabled AdBlock