Your life is at a crossroad. You feel that whatever you do these days is not worth doing anyhow, your family life is no longer what it used to be with the kids getting older and doing their own things, your job is in a dead end street and your relationship is kind of, hmm well, comfortable. The spark is gone and you both know it, but the situation is too friendly to split up. It is… comfortable.
You are in for something new and a friend of yours jokingly advised you to take a lover. Since that sounds like going to the department store and shop for one, that does not seem worth doing either.
Then one night your partner says he wants to talk to you about something. That sounds ominously so your mind races like crazy to check what this might be about. You both take a glass of wine and then he starts talking…
He wants to go into business. With you. Into the wholesale dropshipping business. The… what?
He explains the basics of the wholesale dropshipping business. Little to no investment, no inventory to keep, so no stock going to waste if things do not sell well. Everything is done online; you get the customers to order from you, when they do you order from the wholesale dropshipping company who delivers the goods to the customer. The difference between the wholesale price and the nice price you sell it for online is your profit.
And where do you get customers from, you ask in bewilderment. They are not there for grabs. And those companies? Where do you find those? And how do you know if they are any good?
I looked it all up, he answers. Wholesale dropshipping companies you get through a trustworthy directory like SaleHoo. They verify each and every company before putting them in their lists, and they have over 8,000 of them. Plus all the users of the directory review every company they do business with, so these companies stay sharp, they have to.
Customers, yeah, well, that is a matter of hard work in the beginning and that is why I want to do this together with you. It takes a few hours each day to market on the internet, but if we put in double hours we might get results far quicker. Besides, you are finished with your job, sort of. You do not like it any more. So if we can pull this off then maybe in a couple of months you can kiss your boss goodbye. We can work at this in the evenings, we make this our adventure. We actually are going to do something together again. Like in the old days…
You pour another glass of wine for you both: what about the investment? What is little to no investment?
A couple of hundred dollars, he says. We can spare that… You nod, yes we can spare that.
And this SaleHoo directory… if they verify all those companies, that must be a hell of a job, what is the monthly membership for that?
No monthly fee, just a onetime fee of not even $70. With a load of features and access to their members’ forum as well. Which is supposed to be great, from what I read on the internet. Members helping members, new members being advised by the more weathered ones.
What about you and your job? If you work every evening behind the computer you will hardly have some time for leisure. Or the kids. Or me.
First, your partner says, we work your boring job out of the way. If things go the way we like it, I may consider working less, we will see. This business is supposed to give you more free time in the end, but first you have to get things on track, right? But I definitely do not intend to lock myself up behind my computer for years to come… So, what do you say? What do you think?
With so little risk and so much challenge? You smile and raise your glass: we are in business!