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Just want to be safe, like I sell stuff on other sites, is it ok to dropship from eBay/amazon, just change the shipping address to the buy's when I checkout?is it legal or safe to do this frequently? Sorry if it sounds dumb but I'm new at this.
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Default Re: Dropship from eBay legal?

I've thought about doing that with ebay but I don't think it's a good idea. On the other hand, people dropship from amazon all the time. I'm pretty sure it's legal.
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What law would you be breaking if you did?

There is no law that prevents you from doing so that I know of.

To be illegal you need to break a law of some kind.

People dropship items 24-7.
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Default Re: Dropship from eBay legal?

I have never done this myself, but the issue I see coming up time and time again with Amazon is people losing accounts for using Amazon Prime to drop-ship. Amazon specifically prohibits that in their rules. But if you use their normal shipping, you should be fine.
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I have never done this myself, but the issue I see coming up time and time again with Amazon is people losing accounts for using Amazon Prime to drop-ship. Amazon specifically prohibits that in their rules. But if you use their normal shipping, you should be fine.
Just got to make sure you do not dropship items in an Amazon box to an ebay customer.

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Just got to make sure you do not dropship items in an Amazon box to an ebay customer.

That is another issue I forgot... Sometimes eBay buyers will see the Amazon packaging and look up the item on Amazon. When they see the price is lower, they complain to eBay.

Now, you might argue that the customer purchased the item and you never offered a lowest price guarantee, and I would AGREE with you. But there is a lot of rivalry between eBay and Amazon and eBay does not like items purchased on their site to arrive in an Amazon box - it gives the customer the impression that Amazon is cheaper than eBay (and it IS, in MANY cases!).
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It is legal but some people will frown upon this.

You would have to make sure no Amazon invoice/bill is sent with package from your seller...

Wise sellers would NOT ship to another address because they would not have PP seller protection...so I'm saying that you would have a tough time in general

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What law would you be breaking if you did?

There is no law that prevents you from doing so that I know of.

To be illegal you need to break a law of some kind.

People dropship items 24-7.
I don't know but I use my paypal to buy from ebay then change the address to the buyer's(mostly oversea buyers),so I'm thinking would it be safer if I continue using my US address then message the seller to ship to another address?I'm just not sure if ebay/paypal would think it's a problem that I use a different address every time
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I don't know but I use my paypal to buy from ebay then change the address to the buyer's(mostly oversea buyers),so I'm thinking would it be safer if I continue using my US address then message the seller to ship to another address?I'm just not sure if ebay/paypal would think it's a problem that I use a different address every time
Not a wise method at all.

Business does not run like that.
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Default Re: Dropship from eBay legal?

I checked it and dropship is highly developed in the United States. Drop shipping is legal but risky.

The legislation in most occidental countries is very strict on it. Here, you must have specified that your items are not in stock and indicate the expected date of delivery (and respect it).

You better have a very good network of and be sure that the items you sell will be delivered on time.

I personally avoid sales out of stock because it is a lot of trouble in perspective... Already when you have your stock and you delivered quickly, there is always a grumpy to find that it's not going fast enough... so selling out of stock ....

But if you know what you are doing, dropshipping can make your activity easier. Good luck.
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Default Re: Dropship from eBay legal?

I do a lot of listing stock I don't have on Amazon UK or eBay, then ordering it from Amazon JP when I get an order in.

Thank's to Japan's postal service most deliveries to me are same day, so if I order at work I'll usually have it waiting when I return home or will get it shortly after.

It's not really dropshipping, as I receive the package, open the box and strip out the invoice before sealing it back up and sending it on.
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It's not really dropshipping, as I receive the package, open the box and strip out the invoice before sealing it back up and sending it on.
Wise move to check quality of what is being received AND packaging it yourself to add your own flair to it
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Default Re: Dropship from eBay legal?

I have drop shipped and it isn't actually allowed. Ebay rules state you must have goods before you sell, drop shipping means you don't

it does work up to a point though and then an item doesn't get delivered and problems created
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Default Re: Dropship from eBay legal?

If dropshipping is illegal than Am*zon and Eb*y would be finished! They are both essentially dropshippers themselves.

So what if an Eb*y item turns up in an Ama*on box, most people wont think anything of it, the rest will realise what you did and think "Silly me I should have checked Am*zon", a tiny percentage will say "Hey this guy ripped me off, it's cheaper on Am*zon!!". Duh

You could even say "My items are dispatched via various fulfillment methods including Fulfilled by Am*zon"
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There are people who ARE sticklers and will ruin your account if they think you dropship - just be aware of that
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there is one issue I ran in to when i did it a few times, when I ran out of stock and that was adding addresses in paypal, there is a limit to the amount you can add, cannot remember how many but something like 20? and also you cannot remove them, they are always there to choose from as an option to ship to....
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there is one issue I ran in to when i did it a few times, when I ran out of stock and that was adding addresses in paypal, there is a limit to the amount you can add, cannot remember how many but something like 20? and also you cannot remove them, they are always there to choose from as an option to ship to....
And you inherently link them to your own Pp account
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there is one issue I ran in to when i did it a few times, when I ran out of stock and that was adding addresses in paypal, there is a limit to the amount you can add, cannot remember how many but something like 20? and also you cannot remove them, they are always there to choose from as an option to ship to....
I don't dropship much with EBay, but I remember I did for a while and got a call from a curious rep. I just told her I'm doing some kind of e*ay ar*itrage and she said ok fine
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how do you get past the address adding limit in paypal?
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I haven't added other people's addresses into PP in a long time though.
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Like I said I don't do it much. I suppose if you wanted to do it then you could just make a load of buying accounts. That would be a lot of stress to do that regularly though
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Important to be very clear with your customers and to know the quality of your products.
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