My name is Peter and I have written this review on behalf of Xsales Australia a wholesaler and drop shipper of Adult Products. I have formulated a successful business using their online services and consider them adult drop shipping geniuses. And here are the reasons why I choose Xsales:
I started my business about 18 months ago after looking for adult drop shippers. To be honest I really did not have the capital to buy stock or rent a premises. Having had experience developing WordPress websites found it to be a no brainer as this would be a no monetary outlay. This was a no risk business opportunity that if it did not succeed would cost me little more than time and effort.
After searching on the net for Australian drop shippers, I came across a few that seemed to have what I was after. First was that they could give me a product feed that was easy to upload, second was that they had a large range, third that the prices offered would allow a generous margin on resale, fourth that they had products in stock and could ship quickly and finally that the post and handling charges were reasonable. The first thing I discovered were that many of the drop-shippers charged a handling fee, some charged a flat fee and others a percentage on the value of the sale which sometimes was as high as 20%. So I immediately started to screen those out as with cost of post and then handling fee’s my selling price would not be competitive to others that were selling online.
It left me with three drop-shipping choices and they were ********, ***** **** and Xsales. I then went about calling each one to see how their customer care was considering at this stage I was not a customer it was a big ask. The first company were not interested in talking to me as my business had not yet been set up, the second and Xsales informed me that before they would discuss drop shipping I would have to have a current ABN and they would then speak to me relating to my desire to do business with them.
A day later after I had been on the ATO site and obtained an ABN I contacted ******** and Xsales. I must admit that ******** had a far larger range but I found Xsales products to be far more price competitive allowing me to obtain greater margins. The customer service is managed by Maria, Anna and Steve and I found them all to be extremely helpful as they answered all my questions. It worked out that they would charge me wholesale price, there was a flat shipping fee of $10 no matter how many items were shipped if they were sent direct to the buyer however if they were shipped to me it would be shipped at cost at a minimum of $10. That seemed fine by me as I did not want to handle or see the product and leave that all up to their dispatch. They also delivered worldwide but that was a bit more complicated.
All items are sent Australia post express or StarTrack, so tracking is always available. The only things I must say though is that they discouraged me from selling internationally but I think this may have changed as recently I have been putting through some international orders and as stock is not taken out of their inventory until items are paid if I waited a day or two to make payment very rarely an item may then become out of stock as other people may have ordered it. Apart from that I have experienced no real issues. Payment is up front as goods are always paid for prior to shipping that I found fair as the site I was setting up would receive funds from the customer first anyway so I would never actually be out of pocket.
So the time came and I set up my first site and launched it. It was a site that sold predominately high end sex toys like Lelo and fun factory and waited and waited. No sales the first week, no sales the second week whilst doing my own SEO work. My ranking was getting better but there just were not sales.
Eventually I contacted Xsales and asked if they knew a reason why. Without going too much into it and with Steve telling me that he was not a web expert he said that the successful businesses they drop-ship for seem to have boutique or niche sites. I looked into this and asked him exactly which ones were successful and he told me, probably rightly so, that he could not disclose that as it would be a conflict of interest with their existing clients. I actually respect him for saying that but he did give me a general category on the Xsales site to consider.
Over the next week I went about setting up a niche site. Believe it or not the niche site only had two products from Xsales but with lots of text and seo work done on the pages. I then launched the site, had it indexed by google and pinged it. No other SEO works, no other back links or articles. I was blown away that literally within 3 days of the site being launched it was in the google top 10 for those specific products/keywords.
Within 7 days of the site being launched (and I only had PayPal as a payment option) I received my first order. By the second week I was getting multiple orders daily and by the end of the third was getting hundreds of dollars of orders each week.
For the past 18 months I have set up quite a few niche sites. Some I admit do little in sales but many do and my turnover is in the thousands of dollars a week. I do not have to ship the products, in the rare event that a product is damaged Xsales replaces it, I work my own hours from home. It is a no brainer. Whenever I have had a special request or instructions Xsales have always catered for them and so far apart from a couple of packages getting lost by Australia post – there have been no hurdles or obstacles to overcome. It has been easy which is the way I like things.
So when Xsales asked if I would write a testimonial for them I have no hesitation in recommending them as adult drop shipping geniuses Australia.
Richard runs the marketing and social profiles of adultsmart and adultsmart blog. He has been in the industry just over 10 years and enjoys his role both in an administrative capacity as well keeping abreast of issues relating to sexual health and lifestyles.