Drop shipping companies with “free trials” are a scam

First off their is no such thing as a free trial to a drop shipping company.

In the world of drop shipping their are 3 options.
1. Free!

2.Free!

3.One time payment to access suppliers/ drop ship directories.

Real drop shippers do not have monthly fees! Never have never will.

Here’s how their newest trick works. As a consumer trying to get started looking for supplier options you start using the search engines and you see a nice little pay per click ad saying “Free trial ” so you as the consumer decide to give it a try. Why not it’s free huh?  Unfortunately for you most of these companies are not legitimate, or they are middle men as a real supplier would never charge you a fee in the first place, so they will charge your credit card after the so called free trial ends regardless of you trying to cancel.

In our last post we touched briefly on this by saying:

“The worst is the so called drop shipping companies that promise a free trial but in order to access it you must give them a credit card first. Once these guys have your card number they will charge you no matter how soon you cancel. I have seen people lose thousands, and once you pay their is no way to get your money back. Even if you do a charge back with your credit card provider it can still take months and their is no guarantee.”
It seems this so called free trial scam is still going, and growing daily so we have decided to create a checklist on how to avoid these things for our readers!

A few things to take note of when deciding who to get involved with a drop shipping company online.
1. Do they need your credit card before their so called free trial starts. This is an instant red flag if it’s free why should you give them a credit card number?

2. Do they use a professional payment processor? This is very important you do not want to give your credit card information to anyone unless they use Pay Pal, or Google checkout. If you do you are risking losing more than you know. We have spoke with countless people who have lost 100’s and even 1000’s of dollars to stolen credit card numbers. Because if they are not using a trusted payment processor odds are you just gave your credit card info to some 16 yr old sitting at a cubicle in Fla who is now off to enjoy the night! Always use a trusted payment solution, If a company does not have  does not have a trusted payment processor their is a reason why.

3. Read  drop shipping reviews, and make sure they are real reviews and not affiliate links (see posts below)

4. Real drop shippers do not have monthly fees only middlemen ! So what are you wasting you time for anyways you can never truly make a profit with a middleman!!

5.  To summarize this real drop shipping companies do not have fees, and their are 1000s of real suppliers online that you can make a great profit with! You can save yourself a ton of time, and trouble by signing up with a real drop shipping community like The Power Sellers Union or World Wide Brands where you will have access to 1000’s of real free suppliers!

While both of these communities do have  a small one time fee, their advantages are tremendous, the suppliers are pre screened, and you will not have to worry about sifting through 1000’s of scammers to finally find one good supplier!

7 comments for “Drop shipping companies with “free trials” are a scam

  1. Bob
    March 30, 2010 at 4:34 am

    I totally agree with you on this I was ripped off twice by some people out of Utah, home of 90% of the freebies.

  2. Jim Beam
    March 30, 2010 at 4:42 am

    I appreciate you taking the time to do this, but if people are dumb enough to fall for these scams then I say let them. Everyone who does any type of due dilligence knows their are 2 places online to legitimately source products from.

  3. Reviewer
    March 30, 2010 at 4:47 am

    Thank you, but I don’t believe people are dumb. A lot of these people are just new to e-commerce, and are trying their best to shift through the mounds of bad places in order to find the right one, or 2 as you said, that’s why we do this; to help people to not get ripped off by every scammer online. I honestly feel like if we help just one, or 2 people then that makes this our blog worth wild.

  4. Kelvin
    March 30, 2010 at 7:56 am

    Thank you for your time and the great information.

    In respond to Jim Beam’s comment, I believe that NOONE deserve to be scammed. People are NOT dumb. Many people are not informed (lack of information or just don’t know how and where to get the “good” information). In addition, many people were in some kind of desperate situations; therefore, they would take chances.

  5. Valene Chisman
    April 25, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Would it be possible if I direct to this, from my webpage? I’m in need of help to collect as many pieces of good information as I am able.

  6. Bruce
    May 21, 2010 at 10:08 am

    I totally agree with you on this I was ripped off twice by some people out of Utah, home of 90% of the freebies.

  7. Bruce
    May 22, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Would it be possible if I direct to this, from my webpage? I’m in need of help to collect as many pieces of good information as I am able.

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