With our headquarters based in Central London, we focus on finding online retail arbitrage opportunities on millions of products every week, dropshipping to customers around the world. We primarily focus on the UK, European and US E-Commerce markets.
Our inventory base has around 5 million high profit margin products, adding new SKU's every day.
We cross compare prices on over 150 E-commerce sites each day using our in-house patented proprietary software.
Millions of products to scan.
Our database includes books, dvd’s, video games, electronics, toys, sporting goods, home equipment and many other types of products.
What is Online Arbitrage?
Arbitrage is exploiting a price mismatch between two marketplaces.
Online arbitrage requires an investment of time. Not only are the fees complex, there are many rules, policies and good practices to learn if you want to sell successfully.
But there is a real opportunity out there, especially using particular algorithms and software to automatically spot price discrepancies between products.
What is Dropshipping?
Dropshipping is a supply chain management method in which the retailer does not keep goods in stock but instead transfers customer orders and shipment details to either the manufacturer, another retailer, or a wholesaler, who then ships the goods directly to the customer. A lot of the business we conduct is via dropshipping. As in retail businesses, the majority of retailers make their profit on the difference between the wholesale and retail price, but some retailers earn an agreed percentage of the sales in commission, paid by the wholesaler to the retailer.
To enable customers to review items similar to those they can purchase, a dropshipping retailer might keep "display items" on display in a physical "brick and mortar" store, or provide a product catalog as either hard copy or online, or even some combination of all these methods ("bricks and clicks").
Retailers that drop ship merchandise from wholesalers can take measures to hide this fact or keep the wholesale source from becoming widely known. This can be achieved by "blind shipping" (shipping merchandise without a return address), or "private label shipping" (having merchandise shipped from the wholesaler with a return address customized to the retailer). The wholesaler might include a customized packing slip, including details such as the retailer's company name, logo, and contact information.
Drop shipping can occur when a small retailer (that typically sells in small quantities to the general public) receives a single large order for a product. Rather than route the shipment through the retail store, the retailer might arrange for the goods to be shipped directly to the customer. Drop shipping is also very common with big ticket items like steel buildings, where the retailer will take a deposit and have the steel shipped directly to the buyer's building site from the supplier's manufacturing facility.
Many sellers on online auction sites, also drop ship. Often, a seller will list an item as new and ship the item directly from the retailer or wholesaler to the highest bidder. The seller profits from the difference between the winning bid and the wholesale price, less any selling and merchant fees from the auction site.
An emerging trend in the drop ship business is private label drop shipping, in which a manufacturer produces a custom item for a retailer and drop ships it. The range of private label drop shipped items available includes, for example, simple keepsakes, apparel with custom logos, pictures, and customized formulations for vitamins and nutritional supplements
Two significant benefits of drop shipping are the elimination of upfront inventory and a positive cash-flow cycle. A positive cash flow cycle occurs because the seller is paid when the purchase is made. The seller usually pays the wholesaler using a credit card or credit terms. Therefore, there is a period of time in which the seller has the customer's money, but has not yet paid the wholesaler.
Drop shipment can also be an advantage in some transactions since it (can) obscure the actual shipper from the final receiver, thus preserving a middleman's role by preventing direct communication/awareness between the original seller and final buyer, without requiring a middleman to bear the costs/delay in physically taking in the goods, repackaging, relabeling, etc.
Drop shipping also eliminates some duplication of effort since only one warehouse will pick, pack, and ship the product. This approach can reduce total inventory management and shipping costs. These cost reductions can subsequently reduce the price to the consumer