Drop Shipping FAQs
What is drop shipping?
Drop shipping means that, we would hold the inventory which you could place on your website for your customers to purchase.
A customer would buy the items listed on your page, then you would let us know and we would fulfill the order for you.
It's as simple as that!
You would only need to pay for the items after you’d sold them, so your money isn’t tied up in stock, you can focus on other areas of the business.
Can I get up and running today?
Absolutely! Please contact your drop shipping manager on 07932 553 113 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating your interest for more information. It shouldn’t take long to have your account activated and you ready to sell!
How quick can I get on board??
We can turn around your application within a few hours if you’re able to make yourself available to attend to the setup process.
If urgent, the best thing is to get in contact with your drop shipping manager on 07932 553 113 at your earliest convenience so he can assist you accordingly.
Is there a contract or can I cancel anytime?
There is no contract whatsoever, we’ll always aim to accommodate and tailor our services to your specific requirements, so you might wish to upgrade, downgrade or even freeze your subscription at some point.
If you wish to cancel, please email email@example.com and we will cancel it for you.
I’m local to you, is there someone I can speak to in person about this?
Absolutely, please contact your drop shipping manager on 07932 553 113 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time and date.
How does your integration work?
For most platforms the integration for the Standard plan is done through the system automatically, without needing to wait. But for certain websites and for the Premium plan the integration is done manually by the engineers, where you’d need to wait until they complete the integration before using the system/service. This will normally be done within 24 hours.
In either case, you do not need to worry about the integration process.
Can you please advise steps to implement the facility?
A step by step guide will be provided on sign up.
I don’t have a business or a website, is this available to me?
Yes, this service is available to everyone. If you have any questions, please let us know.
We are interested in creating a separate website via your drop shipping method, can you let us know how we can go forward and get the ball rolling?
Yes, please provide your basic information and we’ll get the web developers to contact you.
Once your website is done, we can get you on board!
How much is standard shipping costs? And is there a minimum order value?
All our shipping costs can be found here https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0064/3511/0967/files/Drop_Shipping_Delivery.pdf?818
There is no minimum order value for drop shipping orders. We charge a flat rate for shipping, where all items are tracked and insured regardless of the size and weight of the item.
Our International shipping rates can be found here https://dropshipping.jm-wholesale.co.uk/pages/delivery-policy
Do your website prices include VAT?
All prices displayed do not include VAT, as this will be charged at checkout.
How do you register for drop shipping, as I can’t register on the website?
You would need to contact your drop shipping manager by sending an email to email@example.com, and he’ll get you set up!
You cannot register by yourself as the account has to be created by us internally.
I don’t have a website!
No problem! If you’d like, we can get a Professional website built for you!
If you’re confident in building one yourself, we can suggest our favourite platforms for you to make a well-informed decision.
How much does it cost for you to build my website?
Get in contact on firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote.
Our average lead time to build a professional website is just two weeks.
Let us know if you have a logo already.
Can you drop ship my own products if I drop ship with you too?
Yes, we can fulfil your own products, via our fulfilment service.
Details can be found here: https://jm-wholesale.co.uk/pages/fulfilment-service
Contact us to learn more, today.
What if I’d like to have my own packaging, or send my own leaflets etc?
This is now also possible with our brand new fulfilment service!
Ask Shane for further information today!
Is your entire range available for drop-shipping?
They most certainly are!
More than 10,000 products, with full descriptions and HD images at your fingertips.
I don’t want to drop ship all your products, but only certain ones. Is that possible?
Absolutely! We hold over 10,000 items so we can appreciate if you only want to host a selection of these.
Through the platform, you can choose to list whatever you like!
How can I provide Free Shipping to my customers?
All couriers charge for shipping, you can either set a minimum order value to ensure it is covered or absorb the shipping cost within your unit prices. Regardless, we do aim to offer all options available for you and your customers.
The price for your service is too expensive and I don’t know if I’d be making enough profit right away to cover it.
The price for our drop-shipping service is extremely competitive, with everything that it offers we’d consider it second to none.
Naturally, with any business - it may not make positive returns immediately. Try to see this as more of an investment into your business. A small cost today for a larger return tomorrow.
How do orders work or what would happen whenever I get an order?
If on the Standard drop shipping plan, you would need to place the orders directly on our private drop shipping website and pay for them with your customers order info and address.
Once we have dispatched the order, we will update the tracking information for you to then update your sales channel.
With the Premium Plan, the order details, address information and tracking are fully automated, where we’d receive those automatically from your website. You can also have the option to review every order prior to being sent to us, if you wish.
Every time we receive an order automatically, you’ll be sent a payment link to complete the order. The only manual element would be that each order would require payment, to allow us to fulfill that order.
If you have further questions, please contact your drop shipping manager on 07932 553 113
Are your wholesale and drop shipping prices the same?
Yes, that is correct and we do not charge extra for drop shipping orders.
We offer extremely competitive prices, over 10,000 items and are still growing!
Is the RRP set by your system or will I have control over that?
You would need to set your prices for all items, as the margins can vary within our range.
Also, the market research and analysis to keep on top of all retail prices would be extremely time consuming and not of much value to us, as wholesalers.
You can use the pricing automation tool on the platform to bulk price the products and set your desired margin per category, which can save a lot of time.
Which web platforms do you work with?
We have over 25 online store and marketplace integrations, which can be seen on our drop shipping page here https://jm-wholesale.co.uk/pages/drop-shipping
If your platform isn’t present, or you don’t want to have a website but are interested in working with us, contact us to find out!
Do you connect with EKM?
We do tend to work with more prominent platforms such as Shopify (our favourite), Woo Commerce, Big Commerce and Magento.
Currently, we are working with EKM to integrate our platform to their system, so this will be available soon.
How does pricing work? How do I set up pricing on my website?
You can set prices by category of item to make things easier for you.
We’d recommend looking at existing retailers to see what the typical sale price is for given products.
You’d only buy from us at the wholesale rate, so when you sell at your set retail price to your customer, you would keep the profit.
Do you put you logo and info on the packaging and invoices?
We do not, our deliveries are sent in plain packaging by default, with no invoice or return address – So the customer would have no idea that we’d sent the goods!
They would assume that the goods were sent by you, as they made the purchase on your online shop.
Can I have a credit account?
Credit account options will be available soon.
Which plans integrate with my website?
Both the Standard and Premium plans integrate with your website if on a prominent platform. You can find out more here https://jm-wholesale.co.uk/pages/drop-shipping or feel free to contact us.
Can I sell my own products on my website?
Yes, absolutely. You would need to fulfill the orders yourself, or arrange for that to be done – Alternatively, you can utilise our new Fulfilment service, so you don’t need to post the items yourself!
Checkout our Fulfilment Service: https://jm-wholesale.co.uk/pages/fulfilment-service
Ask us for more information.
I’m an International customer, is this service available to me?
Most definitely, the Premium service is available to over 180 countries.
You could also get a UK based website if you really wanted, and focus on the UK market only, or initially if you wish.
What type of margins can I expect per product to stay competitive?
The margins would depend item to item, we would recommend checking with the manufacturers RRP and your competition for an indication.
Do you provide the product photos and details in the feeds?
Yes, all of our photos are provided without watermarks and they come with descriptions too!
These can be edited as you please on the platform.
Do you provide your own paperwork/invoice with the orders?
We do not, the orders come in a blank packaging with no return address.
Does the package state your company logo at all? Or mine?
No, neither. An option is now available should you want to use your own packaging.
Enquire to learn more.
Are all your CBD products legal in the UK too?
What is your daily deadline/processing time?
All orders placed before 3pm will be sent the same day, any later and they’ll be sent the following day.
How is the payment taken?
Payments are by card for each order.
How are returns handled? Would you provide return labels if the customer wants to return an item?
Yes, we provide return labels and we would manage returns for you. Please see our returns policy here https://jm-wholesale.co.uk/pages/returns-and-replacements
How much is delivery?
We offer various options available with the leading couriers, so your customers are in control.
All of our UK shipping rates can be found here https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0064/3511/0967/files/Drop_Shipping_Delivery.pdf?818
I was wondering do use have a spreadsheet on CSV format on products for my web developers.
We no longer use CSV spreadsheets and files as this way of working is a little dated now. Our service is now fully integrated, so information is uploaded and downloaded electronically. Please contact us if you need further help.
What do I need to do first??
First you should take a look at our drop-shipping page here https://jm-wholesale.co.uk/pages/drop-shipping, send an email to email@example.com stating your interest or pick up the phone and call or Whatsapp 07932 553 113 today!
Which countries can you ship to?
Almost all of the countries that have an established postal service qualify for shipping.
Do I get charged VAT if I live in....?
If you’re in Europe and do not have a valid VAT number then you would pay VAT.
If you’re based in the UK, by default you would automatically be charged VAT.
Elsewhere, you would not be required to pay VAT.
Who is responsible for knowing if the item is allowed to be bought or sold legally in my country?
It would be your responsibility (the retailer/reseller) as we would simply send the items to where was requested.
Can I have you as a supplier, with your products listed alongside my current supplier?
Certainly, your supplier would dispatch their products, and we would only dispatch our products.
What are the costs involved with drop-shipping with you?
The costs involved would be the monthly costs of £24.99 + VAT, £34.99 + VAT or £69.99 + VAT.
There would be no additional or hidden fees. You would only need to ensure there is margin once shipping and VAT are charged.
I just want to know how we can apply for drop shipping account. I would like to sign up ASAP please.
Excellent, please contact your drop shipping account manager on 07932 553 113 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have a trial period?
The system is very well put together, providing tutorial videos at each step of the way and 24 hours technical support. Unfortunately, we do not offer any trial period, however there is no contract so you could cancel, upgrade or even downgrade your plan at any time.
Is there a demo?
We do not, unfortunately have any demo account or trial period, however we can and will send you images of the system in use and how simple it integrates with your website.
What about categories?
The categories should be automatically transferred across on integration. If you choose to categorise the items differently then you are free to do so, also this can be done in bulk so you won’t need to go through each and every item.
What happens when your products go out of stock?
The stock levels on your website will update and be reflective of our actual stock count for that item as the system is fully integrated.
We replenish stock levels frequently to adhere to demand.
If it is something you particularly want or need then it is useful to let us know, just in case it is a discontinued item.
Do you sell Domains?
We do not, there are many places where you would be able to find one.
If you need any assistance, give us a call.
DROP SHIPPING MISCONCEPTIONS
"Drop shipping is just for start-ups"
Not necessarily, many businesses scale fast and easy by being able to focus on growing their business, while having another be responsible for inventory and logistics. Consider us as an extension of your own company.
"If I dropship, do I have to follow a lot of of rules and orders?"
Dropshipping means, you can Be Your Own Boss!
Run a website with no upfront investment for stock, be your own boss. You take the payments and keep all of the profits.
"Dropshipping works only for mass produced, low priced items"
This is far from the truth, as now businesses have evolved as technology has advanced, to service a wide range of products.
"Help! I have no knowledge of coding so I need to hire a developer to build my site and add products to my store."
Welcome to the era of easy to use, no tech necessary tools, people. There are many platforms out there that will allow you to start an online store. In my opinion, the best one out there is Shopify. You can have a store up and running in minutes. Other great ones include BigCommerce, Magento and others.
"No One Buys From Unknown Dropshipping Stores"
How can you know this for sure?? An efficient dropshipping facilitator would keep the customer effectively, ‘in the dark’ to their existence. That objective is the art, and we’ve mastered it!
"Dropshipping Requires Facebook Ads Knowledge"
Facebook targeted marketing is actually extremely simple to do, also, this is not actually the truth. You are still capable of being a success, without the expertise of how to run “facebook ads”.
Facebook doesn’t allow Vape and CBD promotional content anyway so you wouldn’t be missing out on anything.
"It Takes Months for Customers to Receive Dropshipped Products"
Depending on the setup or process in place, this could be an exaggeration. This is however true if you're dropshipping from China for example.
Once upon a time drop shipping built a bad name for itself, as time has passed, the developments in technology and service levels have been on the rise.
We provide variety Next day delivery and as well as standard delivery options.
"You can't compete with sellers on Amazon/ eBay”
CBD and some vape products are not allowed on eBay or Amazon. You can use this to your advantage. Customers must look outside of those marketplaces for their suppliers, which creates an opportunity for you and your own website.
"It is IMPOSSIBLE to be profitable with the low margins dropshippping offers"
The products we sell are priced the same for our Wholesale and our Drop shipping customers, regardless of quantity bought. That being said, it’s pretty challenging to not become profitable, when your staffing costs for inventory, product images, descriptions are less than £1.19 a day.
"Quality of experience is compromised with Dropshipping"
This is slightly contradictory, as if you have a business overseeing a portion of your work, then naturally you have more time to commit to other areas, such as service and customer experience.
"Drop shipping is resource intensive"
With 10,000 products, most of your time would be spent on uploading new products, images and descriptions.
With our services, you could list them and more in a matter of hours.
For any further questions you might have please contact your dedicated Business Account Manager on 07932 553 113.