Product Sourcing the Drop Shipping Way
Focus on growing your online business by outsourcing order fulfillment.
by Auctiva.com staff writer
Many retail merchants looking for products to sell without the high costs of inventory and the hassles of packing and shipping products have discovered drop shipping to be the perfect solution. With this model, you list and sell a product at whatever retail price you set, collect your money, and then order the product from a drop-ship wholesale supplier, who packs and ships the product directly to your customer.
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Unique eBay Auctions
Your Face Here
Want your likeness immortalized but fearful that the face of Mt. Rushmore can't accommodate another face? How about tattooing your mug on the torso of a complete stranger. For just $100,000, this seller will tattoo your face on his side, and he promises he won't later have it removed. Perhaps this is the answer to the age-long question of what you get for the person who has everything.
My Left Shoe
Ordinarily, you probably wouldn't pay much for a tattered size 8 black suede shoe. But if the fact that this particular piece of footwear has traveled with a rock band and been in most major cities in the contiguous 48 states would make you reevaluate its value, then you're the kind of potential buyer this seller is looking for. You'll receive photos of the shoe at attractions like Disney World that it's seen on its estimated 20,000 miles of lifetime travel.
OK. This is little more than a paper napkin with a happy face drawn on it. But this seller promises a little more: "With all the fear and negativity in the news, all the stress and strain from work and school, you just need to take a break from it all and smile," he writes. "Happy Nappy is sure to help you crack a smile in your stressful day, remember you live only once, why go though it sad and dismally? Just Smile."
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