Find Your Niche in your drop ship store

There are so many avenue’s that you can take once you’ve selected a drop shipper. These are things to think about because they are very important to your business and it’s success. The very first thing should be the type of store you want. Do you want a department store with many categories from all product types? Do you want a store that is all about candles? Candle holders, candle lanterns, candelabra’s, candle chandeliers and candles? What if you just want to sell a type of decor. Nautical, Old World, Cottage style, Shabby Elegance, Country French, Western and etc. You could sell collectibles or outdoor decor. There are so many choices. So this is very important.
Next, your name. The oh, so important name. Let’s say it is a candle store. Say your name is Sherry. Do you want to name it Sherry’s Candles? Candles by Sherry? Or do you have a name that is clever such as The Wax Factory or Candle Scentsations? Maybe a place? The Chateau? Before I set certain on a name I would check to see if it is available as a .com. What I mean is websites are found a lot easier when they are a .com instead of, say .net. http://www.The Chateau.com . You may not think you are going to use a Domain, but it would be wise to have one. Your chances of being seen are many times greater. You can go to numerous sites to pick out a name or “Go Daddy’s” where I prefer because of their customer service. Your name will be around $12.00 a year and then higher once your established. I will explain this in my next blog.
Now you have your name and type of store…how do you want to sell? There is volume selling, constant sales and for profit margin. Say you want to make $500.00. You may have an item that cost 10.00. You may mark it to sell for $12.00 so you can sell them quicker. You could sell more of them faster. Maybe you sold 150 of them, at $2.00 over the cost. Maybe you charge $30.00 a piece and sell 10 of them. Maybe you show that they are $20.00 now on sale for $15.00. This is purely psychological where the customer thinks they are getting a great deal. You would have to sell 60 of them. This is purely up to you. The market will usually dictate some of the price. You can’t always get a great price. Let’s face it you are competing against a ton of stores.
Next your store. If you are going to sell your items at a higher price, your site needs to be fancier. More luxurious. The total look of your site might just mandate how much you charge.
Next blog we can get into different levels of domains and store design ideas.

I hope this gives you something to think about as owning your own store is exciting. If you start with a firm foundation and build up, you will be glad. There is nothing harder than renaming your store 10 times and not losing customers and website standings. This is truly like tearing down the bricks and walls and starting fresh. It can be done, but much care must be taken.

I hope during this time, you have a blast deciding what you would like in a store. It is like a recipe without the measurements. It takes a little bit of this, a little bit of that and a whole lot of dedication.

Let’s make your dream a store and your store a dream come true.

Lesa
Cozy Cottage Drop Shipping

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Look at all the Talent…Where is Mine?

Have you ever looked around on the web at all of the talent? People who can paint, make beautiful jewelry, take vivid pictures, design websites, make furniture.  I know of a lady who makes memory bears for people using her feet.  She takes special pieces of their clothing or what you want her to use and makes these beautiful bears that you can hold that have the essence of that person.  I know this because we lost our daughter and my mom told me to pick out some of my daughter’s clothing and get one.  How can some one have more talent in one of their feet than I have in my whole body?

We simply look at talent wrong.  Talent isn’t just something of the arts.  There are people who can make wonderful speeches, motivate others to succeed, run a company, make others feel better or stir a feeling at all. Everyone has a talent.  It may not be the one you want but you can sure work with the talent you have.  You simply have to find it.  This is usually just trying different things and making determinations of what you do best. Trial and error, trial and error, trial and error…  We all want to know what our talent is right now!  Sometimes we aren’t ready to handle the talent effectively and we find out as we mature.  Sometimes we bump right into it.  Don’t despair.

Maybe your talent is running a business.  Maybe it is your own business.  Yes, I know there is a lot at stake but not if you cross your t’s and dot your i’s.  We offer these opportunities so people can find whether they are talented at running their own business or whether their not. This is because there is no overhead charges.  No inventory, warehouse, employees to pay, products to find or building for offices.  We supply it all.  Lets get started.

Joe and Cindy Rhineheart have a website that they feel needs some help.  They also have a drop ship company where they feel like a number.  The products sounded great but between all the expenses, the products ended up higher than 99 out of 100 ebay stores. They have to pay a surcharge for every drop ship item and simply can’t afford to do this anymore.  They are broken.  They have decided to give it another try if they can find help.  They really thought if they had great products and a website people would come.  This happens all of the time.

1.  We supply a large assortment of quality home and garden products.
2.  We drop ship for free.
3.  We mail all of your items to your customers without our names anywhere.
4.  We give you the tracking numbers to supply your customers.
5.  We offer a  30 day money back guarantee
6.  We can help you with your website
7.  We can build a website for you
8.  We know what it takes to get a website recognized so it will rank high
9.  We will set up your facebook, twitter, stumbleupon sites and more
10. We will help you set up a great blog
11. We will market and promote your store
12. We will make video’s for you
13.  We will make you logo’s and banners
14.  We can make business cards too
15.  Starting to get the point?

We have the products and services to help you succeed with an internet store. Since you only purchase an item after it sells, you are out no money.  This makes this the perfect opportunity to see if running your own business is a talent you have.  We can help you find that talent and harvest it.

So look at all the talent.  Where is yours?   Cozy Cottage Drop Shipping might just be your cup of tea.

See you in your dreams
Lesa and Taylor
Cozy Cottage Drop Shipping & 58th Street Marketing….Sister Companies with one goal

OMG…Yikes…What? You’ve Got To Be Kidding!

We have a drop ship company that works with our wholesale store.  You can go to http://www.CozyCottageDropshipping.com to see our system and policies.  We believe we are the best at what we do.  We not only drop ship but offer marketing and promotions to help sellers get customers to their sites.  Well enough about that right now.

I like to read other Drop Ship Companies campaign’s and policies for comparisons.  I found one company that is all over the internet and I just want to show you some of their q/a.  This is directly from their website, so I am quoting”.  This company has the drop shipper buy the items from manufactures in other countries.  Check this out:

“What do I do if my parcel is seized by customs?

How do I ask for an invoice?

If the items are detained by customs, who is responsible for the clearance of the items?

If custom duties are incurred, who is responsible?
<If a very large order is delivered from China to my country, will customs seize my order?>  Yes, it is a possibility. We suggest you to ask the seller in advance to split your orders into several smaller packages, to be shipped out on different days to avoid possible seizure.” OMG

NEXT

“What is processing time?

The processing time is the time it takes for the seller to prepare the item(s) for shipment–starting from when the buyer makes a payment of the order to when the seller ships the merchandise out. It does not include the delivery time. If your seller did not ship out the items you ordered before the processing time limitation,XXXXXX will refund you the payment. In addition, there are different processing times for different items depending on product category and volume; usually it is around 3-15 WORKING DAYS —specified by seller according to the item’s stock status. For example, preparing 200 wedding dresses for shipment may take longer than 10 working days. You may view each product’s processing time displayed below the ‘Add Remarks’ button in your cart page during the check out process.”     THIS IS BEFORE SHIPPING.   YIKES!!!

NEXT

“What do I do if I have not received my PayPal refund?

If I have changed my PayPal account, can the refund be sent to my new account?

What do I do if I have not received my Credit Card refund?

What do I do if I have not received my Bank Transfer or West Union refund?

If I have not received the item, how can I apply for a refund?

What do I do if I receive items that do not match the product description?

What if I asked for express shipping but the seller shipped the parcel otherwise?

When can I complain about the product or seller?I

have clicked “Refund & Return” to complain, what is the next step?

What do buyers need to do after reaching a mutual Refund & Return agreement?

When the seller doesn’t reply to my message, what should I do? I didn’t do anything but the agreement was closed.

If the seller and I can’t reach a solution via communication, what should I do?After the submission of my case to XXXXXX Resolution Center, what is the next step?

<I have clicked “Refund & Return” to complain, what is the next step?>

XXXXXXX suggests you resolve the problem by communicating with your seller within 15 working days.After reaching a mutual Refund & Return contract, buyers need to communicate with their seller about freight, fill in the exact tracking number of returned goods within the agreed time, and keep communicating with the seller and track the return. If the problem is not resolved via direct communication between you and seller, or if you don’t get a response 5 working days after you request a “Refund & Return”, please escalate the case to XXXXXX Resolution Center. Meanwhile, please provide evidence to XXXXXX”. YOU’VE GOT TO BE KIDDING!

I really can’t believe this actually takes place and is still operating. This is just the tip of the ice burg of what I read there. In the three above q/a’s, it sounds like I am being told to cheat customs, who knows when my package gets sent and there is no refund & return policies enacted.  This Company should be aware of all of the return policies and they should be posted for the drop shippers. Plus most of the items are lots or bulk.  This really defeats drop shipping where you only pay when the item sells.

O.K.  I’m done with my rant.  Anybody else out there seen any crazy company policies and want to share?  What I have learned is you have to learn something from these types of experiences.  I have learned that I am proud of our Company and feel at peace with our Policies.  We ship within 2 days, have a 30 day return policy and you never have to deal with other countries.  You only deal with us.  We are honest, fair and customer service is the backbone of our store.  Come by and say “hi”.


New Rewards Program

Friday, February 18, 2011

 

New Rewards Program

We have started a brand new Rewards Program. As a shopper, you can earn points for every dollar you spend on our website.
There are no limits on how many points you earn. The more you shop, the more points you earn. We created this rewards program to “Thank You” for shopping on our website. The more you shop, the more points you accumulate and the bigger discount you will receive at checkout.  If you accumulated points in previous purchases, your balance will be shown during the checkout process. You can simply chose to pay with points or use a part of your balance.

There is no limit to how many points you can earn and they don’t expire for 12 months.  Come by and check out the details.  Just another perk when you shop with us.

Cozy Cottage Takes Drop Shipping to a New Height

We have a website that will describe our drop shipping program in detail. It lets you know who we are as a company, who we are, our services, our drop shipping sign up form and more.  It is basically a website that is used to help sellers understand our mission, what we stand for and more personal info for our drop ship program .  You can still email us and we will send you a form, or go to this site and fill one out. We promise we are the best drop shipping company you will find.

We are currently setting up our package deals for marketing programs that you may want.  These packages include the drop shipping program and site building and/or logo’s and business cards and/or social media set up (setting up your facebook and twitter accounts including your fan page on facebook) and/or website promotions.  We are very excited to have our sister site, “58th Street Marketing”  with us to better service your needs. We will have a website ready for you to view these packages and 58th Street Marketing information so you can get to know them

You should be very excited.  We have not seen this type of program combination anywhere.  Most marketing sites charge an arm and a leg, but not ours.  We are here to ensure your success and help anyway we can.  Most drop shipping programs have their product prices too high for you in general, not mentioning any room for you to profit.  Look around and see.  Don’t be fooled into thinking that the bigger the site, the cheaper the rates. Wrong… Please take your time in searching.  We look forward to having a long and prosperous site with you.  Fill out our simple form and lets get started building your business today.


We look forward to meeting all of you and having a rewarding business opportunity with you.

James and Lesa
Owners

Cozy Cottage Drop Shipping   http://www.CozyCottageDropShipping.com
Cozy Cottage Wholesaling        www.CozyCottageWholesale.com

 

Check out our sitemap and gift ideas with pictures

We offer all styles of home furnishings specializing in Shabby Elegance and Shabby Chic style decor, including furniture and home accents at wholesale prices. We are top quality drop ship suppliers and wholesale to commerce stores. We also sell to the public. Gift cards available as well as catalog orders. Thank you for shopping!

Native by Designz has just opened their brand new Promotional Company called, “58th Street Promotions“.  Taylor is the owner and is admired by all for her creativity and ability to move a business to the next level. They specialize in promotions, advertisements, video’s and web design. They are also available for consultations.  Click on their name or logo to take you to their site.  You will be amazed at her work.

 

Valentine’s Day Vases
  • Sunfire Glass Vase
    Sunfire Glass Vase
  • Galaxy Art Glass Vase
    Galaxy Art Glass Vase
  • Floral Fantasia Art Glass Vase
    Floral Fantasia Art Glass Vase
  • Art-glass Garden Vase
    Art-glass Garden Vase
  • Tabletop Hanging Vase
    Tabletop Hanging Vase
  • Duo Tone Modern Vase
    Duo Tone Modern Vase
Valentine’s Day Gifts
  • Healing Spa Bath Basket
    Healing Spa Bath Basket
  • Aromanice Botanical Bath Set
    Aromanice Botanical Bath Set
  • Eco Balance Spa Collection
    Eco Balance Spa Collection
Outdoor Water Fountains
  • Designer Fountain with Stand
    Designer Fountain with Stand
  • Cottage Wishing Well Fountain
    Cottage Wishing Well Fountain
  • Songbird Oasis Fountain
    Songbird Oasis Fountain
  • Temple Solar Water Fountain
    Temple Solar Water Fountain
  • Frog Hollow Solar Water Fountain
    Frog Hollow Solar Water Fountain
  • Lion Wall Water Fountain
    Lion Wall Water Fountain

Bootstrapping a “Start Up” Small Business

Bootstrapping A “Start up” Small Business

Bootstrapping a small business basically means you fund your small business without any outside financial help.
Most small online businesses that follow this idea set challenges, unforeseen, that they have to overcome to be successful.
Let us show you how you can kick off the “Bootstrapping” Challenge and increase your views, sales and profit while on your way to success.

Cozy Cottage Drop Shipping has taken out the guess work and challenges of starting up your own online business with our uniquely combined membership & marketing packages. Cozy Cottage Drop Shipping offers you a dynamic membership package that includes “Jump Start Marketing your Small Business” for your current marketing needs. We work side by side with out OurSister Company, 58th Street Marketing, and have several Marketing plan options you can purchase separately or inclusive with our Cozy Cottage Drop Shipping membership.

Ask us how you can benefit from owning your own business, setting up your online business, to selling your own products and we’ll be happy to talk with you on your future goals.
For more information about our membership and services, Visit us on the web @ www.cozycottagedropshipping.com
Don’t forget to view our contact page for membership application.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Cozy Cottage Drop Shipping is a subdivision of Cozy Cottage Wholesale