I received this recent email from James Downey: “I am just loooking for some mentoring. You seem to have a handle on this biz, and seem to love sharing it. I am seeking some advice. I am trying to start an E-bay….online business. I have a little niche that may help. I deal with protection dogs in schutzhund and have some access to this type of thing. I do dog training but it’s very labor intensive, and people make me want to pull my hair out. I would rather sell, and train my dogs for competetions!!! Not for money. So I have contacted some drop ship places. I do not have a ton of start up $$$. What else would recommend? I see you like the consumable stuff. I do not have much storage right now. “
My Response: You’re considering selling pet supplies? Items related to schutzhund and dog training? I’m not clear from your email but whatever you are considering selling on Ebay, particularly if you’re looking at a drop ship model, make sure that if you do make a sale you have the item in stock and ready to ship. The fastest way to a bad start selling on Ebay is to take too long shipping products to buyers. The fastest way to a high feedback rating (which is critical to successful Ebaying) is to “deliver the goods” — quickly and as advertised. Tell us more so I can offer more specific advice.