London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) June 24, 2011 -- It is easy to start an online retailing business. You need not have a large capital reserve nor do you need any office or warehouse space. The dropshipping business model is a unique idea that has clicked big time. The huge convenience that it provides to online retailers makes the task of managing business seem like child's play. Their role is now limited to feeding regular orders from their online customers and collect the marked-up payment in advance.
However, there is a price that many retailers have to pay for the convenience that they experience. Not all dropshippers are professional wholesale suppliers. A good number of them stock low-quality products. They do not bother to deliver your orders on time, leaving you to face the wrath of your clients. When this becomes a regular occurrence, you run the risk of attracting negative reviews on dropship review sites, affecting the credibility of your business severely.
It is recommended that you use wholesale directory sites to locate reliable and verified dropshipping companies. The suppliers listed on such directory services are verified for their legitimacy and performance. You can be sure that they will deliver quality products and ship them out within deadlines.
Dropship scams are another major risk that retailers face when they choose this model. Scammers hound new and inexperienced retailers with fake discount offers and other impossible-to-fulfill promises. Hundreds of retailers have lost money to such scams and continue to do so because they do not do simple things such as researching their dropship supplier before making monetary commitments.
Retailers can avoid such situations and mitigate the risks associated with the dropshipping business by keeping themselves abreast of happenings. Dropshipping review sites are a source of valuable information about everything connected to dropshipping. Online retailers can use the information posted by fellow retailers and suppliers about their experiences in the business.
Visitors to the site are also alerted about the various dropship scams happening on e-commerce sites and how to identify scam companies from genuine ones. The input provided on the site can help retailers bring about a positive change in the way they conduct their online business. Risks associated with the business can be completely eliminated.