If you want to start a home based drop ship business generally you need products to sell. And generally speaking, you need a website to sell them from. But suppose you want to test a product to see how strong its market potential is? And maybe you don’t want to go to the trouble (and expense) of setting up a website for this. You used to be able to use eBay to do this, but for various reasons, that doesn’t work so well any longer. But fortunately there are other options.
One seldom used method for product market testing is Google Base and the best part of that is it’s free! Google Base is Google’s database of all types of online and offline content. One thing you can do with Google Base is list products. The interesting thing about Google Base is that Google Product Search (formerly known as Froogle) looks to Google Base to get its result sets.
That means you can list products in Google Base and if done correctly, they’ll stand a good chance of showing up in Google Product Search. Google Base also offers performance reports for your items. You can then examine your results to see how your products pan out. This makes it a great way to test products. All you have to invest is time!
If you want to test a product market for a home based drop ship business, consider using Google Base in association with the Google Product Search. You can do all this testing without a website. Below are some helpful resources for using Google Base.