Holiday online shopping season is here! The online holiday season is bit different because of shipping. Generally, people who shop online for gifts will do so no later than December 15th. After that point, shipping becomes dicey.
If you have a drop ship business as your home based business, are you ready for the next few weeks of online shopping? The nice thing about a drop ship home business is that you don’t have to carry inventory. That means you don’t need do what other retailers do: worry about having enough stock to supply the season. That work is left to your drop ship supplier.
But at this time of year you do need to keep an eye on your supplier’s inventory levels. You should do this anyway, but this time of year it should be done several times per week, if not daily. That’s because stock will run out quickly and you want to keep your website quantities adjusted to match your supplier. This is a bad time of year to show products that you can’t supply because generally, people who are buying now won’t want to wait for backorders.
It pays to be proactive – more than usual – this time of year with a Drop Ship business. If you are considering starting a home based business using drop shipping, but don’t know what to sell, try WorldWide Brands. They are currently offering $30 off the OneSource Product Sourcing system until November 30, 2007 so now is a good time to lay that groundwork!