Question by seeking: Online business owners that sell mechandise, etc. How do you handle shipping, storage,etc?
Are there companies that allow you to set up a website, use there products and storage. In other words I looking to start a online business but my concerns are setting a account with wholesales and shipping, storage that is alot. I trying to find a way to eliminate all of that. I will like to fine a ideal situation. If there are any other ideas for sales on line please share.
Answer by Sweet as 3.141
E-commerce can be a tricky business if you are strictly a manufacturer’s distributor. Some mfg’s require you purchase a certain dollar amount of inventory and store yourself. The upside to this method is that you can add quick time shipping and handling rate calculations to your website because of the single origin you would be shipping from. The downside to this method is that you will be required to pay tax on all inventoried items. If you choose a product that does not require inventory and can ship directly from one mfg/location this would be ideal. However, if you use multiple mfg’s in multiple locations you will have a difficult time quoting shipping and handling. You may have to have a set shipping fee (of course pad it a bit) and say ship’s anywhere in US for X amount.
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