Product Name: The Suppliers Club
Product Owner: Unknown
Advertised Price: $99
What Is It?
This product teaches you how to make money doing drop shipping.
Drop shipping is a real business model that makes money. However, there are tons of complaints about The Suppliers Club, and their association with Doba (which also has lots of complaints) makes matters worse.
Drop shipping can be a great way to earn money online, but it’s not as easy or as fast as the sales page makes it sound.
Before You Buy The Suppliers Club
No doubt you will have seen some of the negative reviews on a few different sites from over the past year (also known as Online Suppliers Club).
These complaints are mostly about not being able to contact the company for support. There are folks that reported not making any money from their listings, which is normal in business, but it just proves that this isn’t the “guaranteed success” like the so-called Amy Jensen would have you believe.
Also, that photo of Amy looks suspiciously like a stock photo, so I am inclined to believe that this is not a real person. Using fake testimonials is very common as you can see in these link posting scams.
What I Liked
Obviously, drop shipping works. You find a supplier that sells you a product at whole sale prices. Then you sell at retail prices. They ship and sometimes even take care of customer support, depending on the company and your agreement.
What I Didn’t Like
Watch Those Margins
The margin for profit varies widely for drop shippers, but it’s often quite thin considering that people can price shop and compare very easily online.
Not only that, but you have to figure in things like returns, defective products, and other unexpected costs of running a business.
Suddenly this got a whole lot more complicated, and I don’t really think The Suppliers Club has given its members sufficient preparation.
Bad Track Record
It was comical to see all the negative reviews of The Suppliers Club. Usually with programs like this you see at least a few positive reviews SOMEWHERE. Even this guy who stuck with Doba for an entire year reported that things were not all hunky dory.
Speaking of Doba, this company also has many negative reviews out there and hundreds of complaints and reports about high pressure sales tactics to purchase upgrades and difficulty actually getting a hold of their support (which makes getting a refund extremely difficult).
Other Options Out There
There are many websites and tutorials out there that can help you get your start in drop shipping. This is a good one: Launch A Drop Shipping Business in A Day, and this one too from Shopify: Drop Shipping – The Easiest Way To Sell Online. This one tells a bit of a similar story of what I’ve been telling you in this post – it’s not as easy as it’s made out to be: Why Drop Shipping Isn't As Easy and Simple As You Think.
Those are just the basics. There is one course I know of that is quite popular called DS Domination, but I have many issues with the way it’s marketed and what information they actually teach. However, as much as I do not recommend that company, I would rather see you sign up with them than with The Suppliers Club. At least they have a support community for you.
Actually, what I do for a living is called affiliate marketing. I don’t have to deal with suppliers or pay fees to stock or drop ship. My only maintenance fees are my website ($10/year) and hosting ($10/month).
It’s a bit of a different business model, but is similar in that you promote products from other companies. You can learn the basics in my free email course which includes instructions on how to get two free websites to start your first affiliate marketing business in the next few minutes!
Have you tried The Suppliers Club or drop shipping? What was your experience?
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