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Amazon... dropshipping?

Discussion in 'Dropshipping' started by MadeinMancs, Dec 28, 2007.

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  1. MadeinMancs

    MadeinMancs

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    Has anyone tried to use Amazon for dropshipping products?... Any joy?
  2. NorthyImports

    NorthyImports Banned Member

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    Amazon are a retailer not a dropshipper
  3. MadeinMancs

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    Amazon dropshipment

    I've heard of people listing Amazon products on Ebay, selling them, then simply buying the product from Amazon and changing the delivery address to the buyer. Sounds like 'unofficial' dropshipping to me.
  4. NorthyImports

    NorthyImports Banned Member

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    Ok then but don't you do it as if amazon find out you'll might get the law knocking on your door
  5. Pete

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    Amazon began as a dropshipper. They have always dropshipped to one degree or another. You can't actully believe they have every one of those products sitting in a warehouse somewhere. Can you?

    Sorry, I said all of this wrong.

    Amazon has always had items dropshipped is what I meant to say. They have always USED dropshippers.

    They are not a dropshipper, they will not put your address and such on shipments to make it look like the order came from you.

    But, they do have an affiliate program. You can simply link to them, or a specific product and earn a commission.
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  6. arana3

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    How would you dropship from them? Their prices aren't that low...
  7. FiveStarWholesale

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    I know of a couple of businesses that dropship using Amazon.

    Ignore Northyimports, the 'law' will not come knocking on your door.

    People simply find the best deals on Amazon, add a mark up and list them on eBay. It's not really a sustainable business and customers do get a bit 'upset' when they see their item has come from Amazon but there is a small amount of money to be made.
  8. Saajan

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    100% correct. Amazon have a option at the checkout in which you can have your order as a plain package (including no invoice) so your customers won't see it's coming from Amazon.
  9. Pete

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  10. superstardj

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    Ive recieved an item off ebay before that has been "dropshipped" using amazon. Im pretty sure it came from the German amazon.

    Fair play to whoever did it, was the best price on ebay so just shows what you can do if you shop around, even on retail.
  11. BillyA

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    I've posted about this before...

    A few Christmas' ago, the Ipod nano was selling like crazy on Ebay because they were in short supply. Going for about $500-600 a pop.

    Very few people realized that you could buy them (and get them in time for Christmas) directly from Apple.com for retail price. So I listed quite a few auctions and had Apple "dropship" the Ipods for me.

    Worked like a charm.
  12. MadeinMancs

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    It's funny, sometimes the supplier you are looking for can be right under your nose!
    I'm going to give this a go! I'll let you know how I get on.
    Some Amazon based sellers have prices that beat Ebay sellers easily!!

    Thanks folks!
  13. retrostation

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    does anyone use amazon still? and can you still get plain wrapping on the items?

    I'm thinking of using amazon as a safety net, a back up for if something doesnt land while I test the water with some dropshippers!

    Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks, Tony.
  14. dalexdesign

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    Yes, Amazon still provides this service!
  15. Richardhsoes

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    How do you turn the German language to English on www.amazon.de
  16. Richardhsoes

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    does this mean you can't?
  17. Saajan

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  19. i-mall

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    I have used Amazon as a 'dropshipper' occasionally. I mainly sell Nintendo Wii packages on ebay and if i am a WiiPlay or a nunchuk short I send it out separately. Amazon give the option of not enclosing the receipt, and you can even give a message, like : 'despatched on behalf of our affiliate'. I am not sure about plain wrapping though
  20. megnliz

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    Curious...

    I am curious about how you use Amazon as a dropshipper? I just started creating an order to see if there were options for a plain box, without an invoice or reciept, but I couldn't find that option.
    Are you using them as a 'dropshipper' with "Amazon.com" printed on the package?...If so, don't your customers get mad?

    Maybe I'm just missing something?
    :dance:

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