2007/12/24 |

Doba is one of the leading companies within the drop ship industry. The company claims to offer goods far below the manufacturer’s suggested retail price, and this is one of its major selling points. However, one should not assume that every product listed on is going to reap the user huge profits.

While drop shipping can be an extremely profitable venture for those in the industry, one of the most important factors of the drop ship process is the price of the wholesale goods that you can obtain. If a drop shipper is unable to purchase his or her goods at an excellent price, it is difficult to turn a profit.

The most profitable way to purchase wholesale goods is to buy in bulk. When you do so, however, you must store and package the items. In order to drop ship the items, one must be able to purchase single items of a given product.

Doba allows its users to do just this. In doing so, members can truly drop ship items and avoid storing, packaging, or paying up front for the goods that they sell. However, by selling single items instead of buying in bulk, some of the profit is lost.

This is not to say that there is not money to be made with the company. In fact, the ease of use that Doba provides allows users to spend less time on unimportant tasks and in turn sell a higher volume of items. However, finding the most profitable items takes research.

In order to bridge the gap between the low price per unit that comes from buying in bulk and the ease of drop shipping single units, Doba negotiates lower prices with suppliers in order to provide the lowest possible price. Oftentimes, suppliers will allow Doba users to buy single units at lower costs than in other places. offers a lowest wholesale price guarantee, ensuring that it will have the lowest drop ship price on the internet. This is an excellent feature, but it does not necessarily mean that every item will be listed at a price that guarantees a profit.

Wholesalers that do buy in bulk can afford to sell their goods at lower prices per unit. Therefore, people who are willing to store and package items can outsell even Doba users. With proper product research, however, one will find niches and strategies that are continually profitable.

While wholesalers who buy in bulk can often provide the best prices on the internet, attempts to give drop shippers an upper hand by negotiating lower prices with manufacturers and guaranteeing the lowest drop ship price. While not every product will ensure huge profits for the user, Doba provides the user with a path of least resistance, and proper research and due diligence can ensure success with the program.

I am very impressed by Doba’s great selection of free articles written by eBay powerseller, consultant, and former eBay employee Stuart Lisonbee। They were interesting, informative, and very focused on Doba’s target audience - anyone interested in taking advantage of drop shipping. Doba also provides a newsletter and regular press releases keeping you informed and up to date.

Drop ship with Doba

All in all, Doba is a good product. Although the price is steeper than other directories, members with reasonable expectations feel that it is good value.

Doba compliments SaleHoo fantastically by focusing almost solely on drop shipping, while SaleHoo provides a broad range of wholesale suppliers, drop shippers and bulk wholesalers. Sign up for Doba’s 7 day free trial and check out their sources.
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