Drop Ship Access has a mission to empower aspiring entrepreneurs to achieve their dreams of building and growing a successful online business. They currently have over 14,000 clients and provide access to over 1.8 million products.
- Inventory Management
- Free Trial
The membership fee for Drop Ship Access is less than that of many of the competitors. To be a Drop Ship Access member, one must pay $49.95/month. Optional data feed add-on - $29.95/month and optional website automation add-on - $119.95/month.
Shipping: All packages are shipped without identifying the sources so customers will not know the product came from anyone other than the reseller. Most orders ship the same business day (if received before 3:00pm EST). Orders received after 3:00pm go out the following business day.
Real-Time inventory management: Drop Ship Access keeps their members informed of inventory levels in real-time. Inventory is updated with live feeds.
Free Trial: Drop Ship Access gives all new members a 7-Day Free trial. When signing up for a free trial, members have access to all features. At the end of the trial, members' credit cards are automatically billed for the service which they have selected at the beginning of their trial.
- Exporting Tool
- International Shipping
- Short Trial
- Premium Pricing
Drop Ship Access does not have an exporting tool or inventory ASIN for the popular Amazon Marketplace.
Some of the suppliers do not ship internationally, which can make managing inventory more challenging, especially for newer resellers.
The 7-Day trial is standard for the industry, but does not give much time for new resellers to make a fully-informed decision beyond being able to access pricing information. For a more effective trial, there should be adequate time for sales to go through the entire cycle from finding product to customer receipt.
To access the most features, one must pay the premium pricing with data feed add-on and website automation. This is cost-prohibitive for most.
The Bottom Line
For those just exploring the ideas of becoming a reseller, Drop Ship Access may be cost-prohibitive, especially for those wanting to take advantage of the automation tools which are available. Not having the ability to sell directly to Amazon Marketplace is uncommon, and may tilt the scales away from those wanting to use Drop Ship Access.
In spite of these shortcomings, Drop Ship Access has a thorough inventory with over 1.5 million items in the following categories: clothing and shoes, computers, electronics, home and garden, jewelry, music, health and beauty and cell phones and PDAs. The most successful sellers have developed a niche in eBay or on their website after research, and grown from there. For those looking for this type of reselling experience, Drop Ship Access is a very good option.