Auction Information

How to Locate Drop Shippers for Your Success


Like the human heart, drop shippers can keep the blood pumping in an internet business. Often, they can be the key to success for online retail businesses who do not wish to stock actual inventory. Drop shippers are the source of wholesale merchandise many Websites offer to customers. An authentic drop shipper will have many qualities that make them desirable by an online retail business:

  • They do not require you to buy a minimum amount of products.

  • They do all the warehousing and shipping of their products.

  • They do not charge for initial setup fees or membership dues.

  • They will ship product from their location to your customer.

Because the task of locating true drop shippers can be very labor intensive, so many people turn to us (www.hienote.com) to help them locate drop shippers which saves them time and money on doing the searches for drop shippers themselves.

Good Drop Shippers

Finding a good drop shipper is critical but there are some drawbacks to drop shipping. If you sell products from a wholesale drop shipper, you are dependent on them to get your products shipped to your customer's on-time. Drop shippers are truly a business partner of yours as they handle some of the critical pieces for your online business.

Interestingly, not all drop shippers want to work with online businesses. This is particularly true for folks wanting to sell products via online auctions. The most common reason for not wanting to work with online retailers relates to profit erosion and competition from sub-wholesalers. We will not go into that discussion for this article.

Where do you find them?

Finding a good genuine drop shipper takes time, research and plenty of fortitude. While there are no formally published methodologies describing how to find drop shippers, there are several techniques to take note. There are at least three methods proven to be tried and true. We will examine three of them:

  • Internet searches

  • Trade show searches

  • Government Embassies

    Search Methodologies

    Regardless of the search methodology used, they will all have one thing in common. They require labor intensive research.

    Internet Searches. Doing an Internet search for a drop shipper has become one of the most widely used methods of finding a drop shipper. Many folks leverage the search engines to locate a desired product. After finding a specific product, they work their way backwards towards a search for a manufacturer listing the product. The manufacturer can sometimes be found by discovering several retailers selling the same product listing the name of a manufacturer. Once the manufacturer is discovered, a phone call can be made to find out about their distribution policies. At this point you can begin discussions to find out information about their drop shipping and business policies.

    Trade Show Searches. Trade shows happen across the country in many major cities. There are many large shows that feature manufacturers and focus on a particular market segment (i.e. sporting goods, gift market, automotive, hardware?etc.). A trade show has the advantage of getting you face-to-face with manufacturers. Trade shows are some of the best ways to meeting a quality drop shipper as you can perform an interview and get the critical information needed for your business. Likewise, it gives your drop shipper a chance to meet you and find out your needs and requirements.

    Government Embassies. Some of the government embassies have become a real opportunity for manufacturers, in other countries seeking to sell their products in the U.S. Many U.S. drop shippers in the import/export business have requested a list of these manufacturers from the embassies. Likewise, you can also get in contact with these same manufacturers to find out their U.S. wholesale distribution centers.

    You're Search.

    Regardless of the search methodology you choose, hard work and persistence will get you the desired results. Remember, your searches should always be focused on the brands and products you wish to sell. Once you have a couple of successful searches under your belt, you will start to get a little quicker at spotting the authentic drop shippers from the middlemen.

    About The Author

    Brad Beiermann Ph.D., is President of Hienote Inc., Crystal Lake, IL 60039. Dr. Beiermann is one of the leading experts in business technology and e-commerce. Hienote Inc. specializes in assisting businesses locate wholesale drop shipping companies. You can visit their site at www.hienote.com, or call 1-800-342-0386.


    MORE RESOURCES:
    Weak Bond Auctions Flash Warning on India Record Debt Sales  Bloomberg

    India is struggling to sell its bonds at recent auctions, and that's even before Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarks upon a record borrowing program.


    Gujarat auctions 500MW of PV and tenders 175MW in solar parks  PV-Tech

    Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) has auctioned 500MW of grid-connected solar capacity with winning tariffs in the range of INR2.55-2.66/kWh ...


    Taste of Elegance auctions raise nearly $9,000 | Country Life  Leader-Telegram

    Nearly $9000 will be invested in Wisconsin Pork Association programs, including youth scholarships and activities, as a result of the annual pie and silent ...


    UK holds auction, sells unused campus equipment | News  Kykernel.com

    Another University of Kentucky auction has come and gone.


    Turquoise And Plato Extend Partnership To Lit Auctions  Markets Media

    Turquoise Plato set records for large-in-scale trades on the London Stock Exchange's trading venue last month, continuing on from a record 2018 and after ...


    Auction Preview: Asian Antiques & Art at Altair Auctions, Norwood, Mar 1  BLOUIN ARTINFO

    What: Asian Antiques & Art. Where: Altair Auctions, 151 Carnegie Row, Norwood, MA 02062, United States. When: Mar 1, 12:00 AM GMT. Top Lots of the Sale:.


    Turkish Treasury holds auctions to borrow $1.86B  Yeni Şafak English

    Treasury and Finance Ministry holds auctions for fixed coupon and CPI-indexed government bonds.


    Artists Who Donate Work to Benefit Auctions Get Little More Than Good Karma  Artsy

    An upcoming charity auction at Sotheby's featuring works by women artists exemplifies the meager tax incentives for artists to donate their work.


    Rarest, most valuable US paper bills in existence set for multimillion dollar auction  Fox News

    Three exceedingly rare 19th century U.S. currency notes are expected to sell for a combined $7 million when they are auctioned off next week.


    Michael Jordan's game-worn shoe heads to auction after rescue from mall  New York Post

    More than 20 years after Michael Jordan won his last championship, the NBA legend's game-worn Air Jordan from 1985 is up for sale – after being salvaged ...


    Concierge Auctions Unveils February Lineup Of Top-Tier Properties Across Five US States And Three Countries  PRNewswire

    NEW YORK, Feb. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Concierge Auctions has announced its February lineup available across five U.S. states and three countries, and ...


    Luxury Real-Estate Firm Concierge Auctions Fights Allegations of Fraudulent Bids  Wall Street Journal

    In the competitive world of luxury real estate, Concierge Auctions is the dominant force in the rapidly growing business of selling pricey properties to the highest ...


    North Carroll: Annual auction for Boy Scout Troop 380 set for March 2  Carroll County Times

    Boy Scout Troop 380 is holding its annual auction to raise money toward supporting the troop and its events. The auction will be run from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. ...


    Auction House Wine Sales Break Records  Forbes

    Wine sales at major auction houses across the globe hit record highs in 2018, according to Sotheby's, the international auction house with outposts around the ...


    Auction of Treasury bills RIKV 19 0618 Iceland Stock Exchange:RIK  GlobeNewswire

    On Friday, 22 February at 11:00 a.m. Government Debt Management will conduct an auction of Treasury bills RIKV 19 0618 which mature on 18 June 2019.


    Load shedding 'devastates' SA vehicle auctions  Wheels24

    Load shedding is having a devastating effect on vehicle auctioneers, according to Darryl Jacobson, managing director of True Price.


    Torrington sells downtown property at tax auction; no bids on 2nd site  Torrington Register Citizen

    TORRINGTON — A sparse crowd attended the city's delinquent tax auction Tuesday, where one of the two properties for sale was purchased. The former ...


    Ferrari Emerges As Top Earner from 2019 Scottsdale Collectible Car Auctions  Forbes

    With another round of January auctions behind us, we can now get a better look at how collector cars are selling and marvel at the prices they command.


    Mint copy of Super Mario Bros. sells for $100,150 at auction  The Verge

    A mint condition original copy of Super Mario Bros. for the NES has sold for a whopping $100150 at an auction, making it one of the most expensive games ever ...


    Government Land Auctions Live Online Ranchette Acreage Farming Property Release  Associated Press

    Those Looking to Secure an Acreage, Ranchette or Country Get-Away for a Fraction of its Value Can Visit the Government Auction Website to View Live ...


    Auctioneer facing more theft allegations at National Book Auctions  ithaca.com

    Local auctioneer David Hall, who ran two local consignment companies, has been hit with another lawsuit regarding the operation of his National Book Auctions ...


    Rare Michael Jordan shoe goes from Milwaukee mall demolition site to high-priced auction  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

    "My Very Best." It's a simple enough message, scrawled on an old athletic shoe that wound up in an abandoned storage room as Capitol Court Mall was being ...


    Lock of George Washington's hair auctions for more than $35K | TheHill  The Hill

    A lock of hair purportedly from George Washington has fetched more than $35000 at auction.


    Brisbane auctions: Buyers hanging out for the houses with nothing to do  Domain News

    In this era of time-poor professionals and busy families, finding a house that requires no work has become a high priority for many Brisbane buyers.


    Online auction for the United Way is March 8  Cornell Chronicle

    The fourth annual Big Red Online Auction to benefit the United Way will be held March 8 from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m..


    Chandler Speedway up for auction  TriStateHomepage.com

    The auction will take place on Wednesday, March 20.


    Result of Riksbank reversed auctions SEK bonds Stockholm Stock Exchange:RIX  GlobeNewswire

    Auction date, 2019-02-14. Loan, 1054. Coupon, 3.50 %. ISIN-code, SE0003784461. Maturity, 2022-06-01. Tendered volume, SEK mln, 500 +/- 250. Volume ...


    Visit The Kung Fu Nuns Of Nepal And Other Auction Items At The Hollywood For Science Gala  Forbes

    Buddhist nuns practice Kung Fu at the Amitabha Drukpa Nunnery on the outskirts of KathmanduGetty. Our world is dramatically changing through global ...


    Long Chim adds Thai spice to Auction House Market  NOLA.com

    Long Chim began with a craving. After moving to New Orleans, May Mananya couldn't find the food she used to eat in her native Bangkok. So she started ...


    Department of Revenue announces auction schedule for Borriello Brothers Pizza  KOAA 5

    Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available. Click here to visit our frequently asked questions about HTML5 video.


    FEMA auctions surplus trailers stored in Central Texas  KWTX

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency is selling thousands of surplus trailer homes that were shipped to and stored at a Central Texas airport and bids ...


    KAR Auction Services Inc (KAR) to Issue $0.35 Quarterly Dividend  Fairfield Current

    KAR Auction Services Inc (NYSE:KAR) announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, February 19th, RTT News reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, March ...


    Local News Clark County to hold first surplus auction of the year Amy Abdelsayed 9:55  KTNV Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Clark County's first government surplus auction of 2019 is just around the corner and the preview and pre-registration begin next week.


    Quick draw artist? Sacramento painter opens for Kiss, auctions off artworks  Sacramento Bee

    Sacramento based artist David Garibaldi has been opening for KISS since they kicked off their world tour in January.


    Germany Awards 476 Megawatts In Latest Undersubscribed Onshore Wind Auction  CleanTechnica

    February 20th, 2019 by Joshua S Hill. Germany's latest onshore wind tender was again undersubscribed with only 476 megawatts (MW) of capacity being ...


    'Ballpark Auctions' moves to new Port Richey location  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

    There's a brand new place in Port Richey called Ballpark Auctions.


    Vodafone Idea wants 5G auctions only after 2020  ETTelecom.com

    Vodafone Idea Limited (VIL), India's leading telecom operator said that 5G auction should only take place sometime after 2020.


    EBRD helps Ukraine switch to auctions  pv magazine International

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is seeking consultants to support Ukrainian authorities in setting new renewable energy targets and to ...


    First 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition Auctions for Eye-Popping $2.5 Million  The Drive

    Ford auctioned off its first GT Heritage Edition supercar on Friday at the 48th annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, where the vehicle ...


    The FCC Just Wrapped Its First 5G Airwave Auction, and It Didn't Even Crack $1 Billion  Fortune

    The first 5G airwave license auction ended with the Federal Communications Commission receiving total winning bids of $702 million.


    Monty Mason '89 yearbook pages depict Pi Lambda Phi 'slave auctions'  The Flat Hat

    When Virginia Senator Monty Mason '89 (D-Williamsburg) was an undergraduate at the College of William and Mary, his fraternity — Pi Lambda Phi ...


    China stirs the PV world – by preparing to shift to auction mechanism  pv magazine International

    Projects not encompassed by the new, central-subsidy-free, 'grid-parity' regime will be eligible to bid for a government subsidy. But, at a reported $446 million, ...


    Finders keepers: KCSO selling seized items in online auction  WBIR.com

    The auction company said buyers will find several designer brands for sale including over a thousand watches.


    Auction Preview: International Fine Art Auction at Trinity International Auctions, Avon, Feb 23 | Artinfo  BLOUIN ARTINFO

    What: International Fine Art Auction. Where: Trinity International Auctions, 21F Waterside CT, Avon, CT 06001, United States. When: February 23, 05.00 PM GMT.


    Big Changes Expected For The Boulevard Mall If It Goes To Auction  wyrk.com

    The way people shop has completely changed so of course the places where we shop will need to change too. That looks like the case with The Boulevard Mall.


    Online New Mexico-Based Dispersal Auction Takes Place Feb. 22-25 - Horse Racing News  Paulick Report

    An online auction of 70 Thoroughbreds, including broodmares, yearlings, 2-year-olds, and a stallion, will take place Feb. 22-25 as part of a court-ordered ...


    Tim Participacoes CEO sees Brazil 5G auction in about a year  Reuters

    The chief executive of Brazil's third largest wireless carrier TIM Participações, Sami Foguel, said on Wednesday that the government should auction the 5G ...


    Chocolate auction supports youth programs  Valleyjournal

    ARLEE – Auctioneer JR Strand had never seen a three-way tie for the top honor at the Arlee Chocolate Lover's Festival, but he did this year af...


    Heritage Auctions – Seldom Seen Selections: Rare 2nd Series Bechtler $5 Gold Coin  CoinWeek

    America's first gold rush took place in the Piedmont area of North Carolina and Georgia in the 1820s and '30s. The expanding economy of the region.


    William & Mary yearbooks show 'slave auctions' for Greek Life  Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

    As politicians are poring over old yearbooks for any old indecencies, the College of William & Mary has started to do the same. College spokeswoman…


    SVN Auction Services awarded contract to support UDOT to meet mandate to sell surplus real property  GlobeNewswire

    SVN Auction Services builds electronic online auction platform to enable the Utah Department of Transportation to accelerate and close sales of surplus real ...


    Wayne County treasurer breaks tax auction rules  The Detroit News

    Treasurer Eric Sabree's family participates in foreclosure auction in violation of Wayne County rules.


    Sale of the Century: The 2019 Las Vegas Motorcycle Auctions  New Atlas

    The motorcycle marketplace is recalibrated each year with the January Las Vegas sales, and this year saw new records and the changing tastes of the buying ...


    Industry Stunned as Mexico Cancels Clean Power Auction  Greentech Media News

    Mexico's renewables sector is reeling from the cancellation of an upcoming clean energy auction and the likely handing of power back to state entities.


    Auction to benefit Denver Fair  EphrataReview.com

    Photo by Alice Hummer The Auction Committee admires some of the larger items donated for their Feb. 23 event at Denver Fire Company. All proceeds benefit ...


    Global Wine Auction Market Exceeds $479 Million in 2018 | Collecting News | Collecting  Wine Spectator

    While 2018 was a volatile year for Wall Street, it was a winning year for wine auctions. Bidders paid record prices for a host of rarities ranging from Domaine de ...


    9 Online Auction Sites to Rival eBay  G2 Crowd

    Online auctions are a great way to snag unique items, so we've compiled a list of 9 online auction sites that work similarly to eBay but offer a unique way for you ...


    Silent Auction Will Benefit Programs At Linden House  Ste. Genevieve Herald

    French Colonial America, the properties of the campus of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Missouri, will host a silent auction ...


    Catherine Deneuve auctions her Yves Saint Laurent couture collection at Christie's for more than $1 million  HarpersBAZAAR.com

    A couture collection formerly owned by Catherine Deneuve and designed by the late Yves Saint Laurent has fetched $1million (£785,887) at the auction house ...


    3 White Tractors Sold Today on Illinois Farm Auction  AgWeb

    A whiteout today (February 16, 2019) at the George & Curtis Overcash estate and Larry Overcash farm auction in Canton, IL. Nope, I'm not talking whiteout as in ...


    Brisbane auctions: The Balmoral time capsule house holding a lifetime of memories  Domain News

    On the market for the first time in its 57-year history, this Balmoral Hill house was a literal labour of love for its owner and is now a bricks and mortar time capsule ...


    Copart buys former auto auction site for $3 million  Buffalo News

    Copart, an online auto auction business, has bought a former auto auction property in the Town of Evans for $3 million. Copart purchased the former home of ...


    Monday Business Briefs: Little Nell and Steakhouse No. 316 get props; Aspen estate bound for auction  Aspen Times

    Luxury Aspen home going to auction. A 14,000-square-foot estate located at 350 Eagle Park Drive is scheduled to go to auction, without reserve, from Feb.


    Candlelight Ball auction to raise money for APSU scholarships  Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

    Every spring, the Austin Peay State University Candlelight Ball provides an evening of fine dining and dancing, while also allowing participants to support ...


    First Shelby GT500, Supra sell for millions at charity auctions  CNET

    When it comes to auctioning first-off-the-line cars for charity, the bids can reach surprising heights, as was the case with some high-profile auctions this past ...


    Memorabilia of late Indianapolis 500 driver Scott Brayton to be auctioned off by family  Battle Creek Enquirer

    Coldwater native Scott Brayton made history by racing in the Indianapolis 500, and now local race fans can buy a piece of that history as his family will auction ...


    FDM Auction Brings Dance Marathon to 61 Percent of its Goal  Fordham Ram

    This year's Fordham Dance Marathon Auction (FDM), benefitting The Andrew McDonough Be Positive (B+) Foundation, brought the FDM team to 61 percent of ...


    2019 mud sale schedule: Auctions for Amish and non-Amish across central Pa.  York Daily Record

    We have the full 2019 mud sale season schedule for you. Take a look!


    SCS Winter Auction Packer football | News  nwestiowa.com

    This football signed the 2018 Green Bay Packers will be up for bid during the Sheldon Christian School 2019 Winter Auction on Friday, Feb. 22.


    Auction Preview: The Amelia Island Auction at Bonhams, Fernandina Beach Golf Club, Mar 7 | Artinfo  BLOUIN ARTINFO

    What: The Amelia Island Auction. Where: Bonhams, Fernandina Beach Golf Club, 3990 Amelia Island Parkway, Fernandina Beach FL 32034. When: Mar 7 ...


    Rare vase from 1893 Chicago World's Fair sells at auction for $110,000 to New York collector  Chicago Tribune

    Made in Japan, exhibited at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893 and hiding in plain sight in a California seafood restaurant for nearly a century, a rare giant vase ...


    Feds auction off prized horses of ex-Venezuela treasurer who got rich as socialist country crumbled  Fox News

    As Venezuela's path of socialism was going bust and millions of people were drowning in poverty without access to adequate healthcare or even food, a small ...


    Spenger's auctions unearth unusual, valuable items and loads of nostalgia for former Berkeley restaurant  Berkeleyside

    The Spenger maritime collection went to auction this past weekend, but the rarest items, including a 34.29-carat diamond and a rare Japanese vase from the ...


    Arizona auctions sell $251 million worth of classic cars  Phoenix Business Journal

    Arizona's collection of classic car auctions sold $251 million worth of cars during the past week, a total up about 1.2 percent increase from the previous year.


    Art auction funds scholarship in memory of beloved teacher  Big Country Homepage

    A new scholarship is being organized in memory of beloved Wylie art teacher Stacy Horton Sanchez. You can help fund the scholarship for it's first students at a ...


    Two Clallam parcels set for auction in Department of Natural Resources land exchange  Peninsula Daily News

    Common School Trust to gain interest in 368 acres in Skagit County.


    Kure For Kassie Live Auction and Benefit Dinner - ABC 36 News  WTVQ

    Kassie is a 34 year old mother of two who was diagnosed with Stage 3 esophageal cancer on her 34th birthday. It has now metastasized to her brain and has ...


    Buy Your Sweetheart A $500K Heart-Shaped Meteorite That Could Have Destroyed Siberia This Valentine's Day  Fortune

    Christie's is auctioning off a heart-shaped meteorite that crashed into Siberia's Sikhote-Alin mountains on Valentine's Day.


    Antigua Villa Heading to Auction  Caribbean Journal

    A luxe Antigua villa is headed to auction, Caribbean Journal has learned: the Villa Nonsuch at Antigua's prestigious Nonsuch Bay.


    Jourdanton Chamber of Commerce BBQ/Auction  Pleasanton Express

    Once again the The Jourdanton Chamber of Commerce would like to invite everyone to their annual BBQ & Auction that is fast approaching! Mark those ...


    Realtors' auction set for St. Demetrios | News, Sports, Jobs  Warren Tribune Chronicle

    WABOR FUNDRAISER FOR MISSION: Warren Area Board of Realtors will hold a quarter auction fundraiser 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Demetrios Community Center ...


    Fresh Gem Quality 1795 Eagle Highlights Legend Rare Coin Auctions 31st Regency Sale  CoinWeek

    Stunning Coin a Historic Trophy of American Numismatics Legend Rare Coin Auctions is honored to have been consigned and is proud to offer one of the.


    BCSO Hosts Car Auction  My Panhandle

    Those in need of a car were able to get some great deals early Saturday morning.


    Quora adds search-like keyword targeting, Auction Insights for advertisers  Search Engine Land

    SAN JOSE — Quora continues to rapidly build out features and capabilities of its not-yet-two-year old advertising platform. The question and answer platform ...


    Auction of inflation-linked Treasury bonds RIKS 26 0216 Iceland Stock Exchange:RIK  GlobeNewswire

    On Thursday, 21 February at 11:00 am, Government Debt Management will conduct an auction of Treasury bonds. In this auction Inflation-linked Treasury Bonds ...


    Online auction of seized Belgian bitcoin begins next week  The Irish Times

    Wilsons Auctions secures contract to sell 315 coins of cryptocurrency.


    Ft. Pierre Livestock Auction report | Markets  High Plains Journal

    The Ft. Pierre Livestock Auction, Ft. Pierre, South Dakota, reported receipts of 5979 head selling Feb. 15, compared to 2569 head a week ago and 5558 head ...


    Helm family possessions up for auction Saturday | Local News  Elizabethtown News Enterprise

    An auction Sunday in Lexington will offer artifacts tied to the family of Mary Todd Lincoln, the wife of the 16th president, including items once belonging to a ...


    George Washington's 'illustrious' hair goes up for auction  Fox News

    A lock of hair from founding father George Washington is set to go up for auction next month and experts believe it could fetch a pretty penny.


    David Gilmour's guitar collection comes to auction  Christie's

    David Gilmour's 1969 Black Fender Stratocaster has earned its place in rock'n'roll history. Known as 'The Black Strat', the guitar was purchased in 1970 at ...


    Controversial Limestone West timber auction could be delayed in court  ABC FOX Montana

    BOZEMAN - A group in Bozeman is fighting a proposal by the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) to develop the Gallatin Front for ...


    Ed Noble Parkway put up for auction  Norman Transcript

    Ed Noble Parkway is going to the highest bidder. The property, officially called Parkway Plaza, will go up for auction on April 1. Ten-X Commercial, an online ...


  • home | site map
    © 2006