Extremely Stressful Challenges I've faced in my Dropshipping Business (Shopify, eBay, & Amazon)

Extremely Stressful Challenges I've faced in my Dropshipping Business (Shopify, eBay, & Amazon)

As a business owner you’re DEFINITELY going to face challenges & problems. If you have a dropshipping business on Shopify or eBay, FBA (Amazon) business, or even a physical business that isn’t ecommerce related, I’m going to discuss THREE challenges I can almost assure you’ll run into. I want to explain my experiences with each one, & my advice on dealing with each one.

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The three extremely difficult challenges I’ll go over that I’ve faced include:

1. โ˜… HIRING AN ACCOUNTANT FOR YOUR BUSINESS โ˜… – This one caused me so much stress & it took me so long to finally overcome. It’s easy to find an accountant, but it’s not easy to find a GOOD accountant. Accounting is one of those things that you just can’t ignore when it comes to your business. However, if you’re like me & you want a GREAT accountant to help you with your business taxes, then you might struggle to find one. I met & spoke with so many accountants who were, well, terrible accountants really. Many of these accountants were irresponsible & didn’t know how to communicate well, & that was definitely a huge issue for me.

The three things that an accountant MUST have for me to work with them are:

– Communication: Don’t settle for an accountant in your business who will not communicate important things about your business (or personal) taxes with you. A lot of accountants are used to people not caring about things, so they simply don’t communicate with you because they think you’re the same way. DON’T ALLOW THIS. Having an accountant is not an excuse to be 100% uninvolved with the accounting & numbers of your business.

– Understanding: This one’s pretty simple, but you’d be surprised how many accountants you’ll speak to that don’t meet this one requirement. That is, knowing what they’re doing when it comes to accounting

– Responsible: A lot of the accountants I was going to potentially work with were just simply too irresponsible. Many of them take on too many clients & cannot handle their work, so what happens is they miss filing important forms for you on time, & in the end you will suffer & potentially pay the IRS interest because of this. An irresponsible accountant is an accountant that deserves to be fired.

2. โ˜… GOING FULL-TIME IN YOUR BUSINESSโ˜… – This is a challenge & decision you will almost certainly have to think about as a business owner eventually if you scale your business large enough. Going full-time in your business is not a decision that should be made lightly, & it’s something that you really need to run the numbers on & think about financially rather than emotionally. A lot of people make a mistake and leave their careers or dropout of college way too quickly because they’re making a healthy profit from their business, but that’s not always the right choice.

3. โ˜… HIRING EMPLOYEES FOR YOUR BUSINESS โ˜… – This challenge for me was just as difficult to deal with as finding a quality accountant for my business. As a business owner, after scaling my business, I eventually had to look for employees to hire. Trust me when I say that you will learn to respect your boss (or former boss) a little more after you start looking for employees to hire. Finding & hiring QUALITY employees is very difficult in my experience. And whether you’re looking to hire a virtual assistant overseas to work for your eBay, Amazon, or Shopify dropshipping business, or if you’re looking for someone in the United States (or your home country) to work for you, I am almost certain this will be a bit of a challenge for you as well.

Many of the employees I would interview/hire had the following three problems:

1. Tardy – A lot of the potential employees I was looking to hire wouldn’t even come to their interviews on time. I heard a lot of excuses over & over again, and the tardiness just kept happening and happening.

2. Unqualified – Many potential hires would express that they knew how to do what the job required, & they would seem very confident. However, when it came time to train them, I would quickly learn that they didn’t really understand much and weren’t actually as qualified as they had mentioned

3. Unable to follow simple directions/Unmotivated – Many employees I was looking to hire would show me within the first week that they were just not motivated to work & follow simple directions. If an employee is motivated to work, then they will come and time & work. If not, then they’ll make excuses & never really get their job done. Getting unmotivated as an employee is common and I’m sure many of us can relate, but being that way within the first week is unacceptable.

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45 Thoughts to “Extremely Stressful Challenges I've faced in my Dropshipping Business (Shopify, eBay, & Amazon)”

  1. 2:46 Homie you're killing me ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  2. Accountant video! Yes please. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Always play at 1.5-1.75 speed. You'll thank me later.

  4. Love your outro music Sully! lol Real smooth B-) Great content too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Yes please! I've just recently started doing this and I'd love to see how scaling up with an accountant would be

  6. Why didn't you hire contractors from Upwork and other freelancing companies?

  7. Yeah I face the challenge of listening to your kurap stop it

  8. Sully do you use eBay's Global Shipping Program and how the heck do you keep track of your items (manually)? Sully we're grateful that you've created this channel!

  9. How do you get round the new rules of gaining agreements with suppliers? As retails suppliers most likely wonโ€™t provide this?

  10. Hello Sully
    Do you have to pay taxes on Ebay? If so what taxes does one have to pay as a dropshipper?
    Thank you!!

  11. Hey Sully, I've been dropshipping from Lowes to EBay for about 4 months now with no problem at all. I have done very well with Lowes, and out of several hundred orders I have only had a couple returns. But all of the sudden last night, when I attempted to place an order online with Lowes I received an error 237 and could not place the order with any payment method. I contacted Lowes and was told that I needed to place my order IN STORE. So I went to the local store and they couldn't place my order. So went back home and called them again … long story short, they will not discuss the reason I can't place orders but have told me that "this issue" is fraud related ??? I was told that I cannot place any orders at all online, on the phone or in store until their "internal department" investigates. Have you heard of this happening with anyone else? Is Lowes banning dropshippers now? I am currently waiting for them to get back with me regarding this, and I hope they allow me to start placing orders again. I was just curious if you have ever had this issue or heard of it? I do not use gift cards when ordering, I don't use coupons, but I do use Giving Assistant for cash back just for a few details.

  12. When you mention employees do you mean VAs?

  13. Hey sully, I had a question about dropshipping in eBay, should I only ship the item after I see the payment into my account ?

  14. How much money I need to start a eBay manual dropshipping store? The lowest amount. Thanks

  15. hey i can work for you if you want! . Part Time In summer 8hours a day what do you think! i Want to raise capital for my own dropshipping business so i can drop out of high school . Plz Respond , Not scam .
    Contact me @vikranth.chinnam@gmail.com!

  16. can you make a video on how to start a ebay-store

  17. Do you still recommend David Vu's course on UDemy to start to learn all the essentials for eBay drop shipping? Was thinking about picking it up to brush up on the step-by-step as I am new.

  18. People have already undercut prices for brand new items from Lowe.com, For example I see products listed on ebay cheaper than what they are on LOWE.

  19. Hey sully how are you man?
    I want to use Loweโ€™s as a supplier so badly but something is telling me not to since Iโ€™ve heard itโ€™s a bad supplier like it is glitchy and that you canโ€™t know if a product is out of stock or no
    And the customer service is bad
    Shall I use it?

  20. Hey Sully I was wondering why sometimes lowes will say the shipping is free but then when I go to enter my card it will charge me for shipping. Do you know what I'm talking about, do you ever have this problem? Idk what this is

  21. Please make a video on taxes and accountants please

  22. I feel you Sully! Had the same problems for a long time! Thank you for this amazing video bro ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. congrats on 7k!! I have a question regarding eBay dropshipping. How many are too many sellers for a single item?

  24. Hey Sully. I am a huge fan of your videos. You are definitely creating great value for anyone watching. I started my Manual Ebay Dropshipping Business about two months ago. I have a few questions and would really appreciate your advice. Do you have an email or some way I could contact you? Please let me know.

  25. Would be highly appreciate a video to find the correct accountant.

  26. Hey Sully you say that you do everything manually when drop shipping how do you keep up with repricing? do you do that manually as well? or do you software? if yes, what software do you use?

  27. Bro its been 8 months and my accountant hasn't done shit..it was supposed to be 3 months tops to have my corp in hand and nothing! All i get is excuses first the government shut down etc. etc. I just asked for my money back waiting for reply lol

  28. We receive legitimate tax breaks from the government in exchange for our services.

  29. Yes, please make an accountant video (please continue on that topic)

  30. Thanks sully was waiting for your videos

  31. YES SULLY, PLEASE more on an accountant! im struggling so hard to find one, I have spoken to a few locally, They have never done accounting for a reseller, So they could not really help me the way i wanted. How can i find them? Obviously without spending an arm and a leg.

  32. Does anyone know how to get sales going? I listed the best selling things from Lowe's 2 weeks ago and I am yet to make one single solitary sale. I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

  33. Hi Sully, Im currently still using lowes. in the past around 2 months, I had experienced that sometime the stock from lowes is not that accurate, after I made the order, I will ended up wait for 1 weeks also didn't shipped out to buyer. when I call them and ask for the status, even though they tell me they will ship out on that day, but ended up it might still be late or even just didn't ship out eventually and I had forced to cancel that order because it was too late to upload the tracking number to eBay. (my seller level "Tracking uploaded on time and validated" had lower abit too, and of course I delete that listing too)

    Normally how would you handle this issues? Hopes to get some advise from you. Thanks !!

    And how do I ensure that the lowes gift card will be shipped back to my address if there is a refund? (but most importantly, I'm a international dropshipper, how do I get the giftcard back when I dont have US address?)

  34. Thank you so much!! Verbal gold as usual!!!

  35. Hi Sully, Thanks for the insightful words of wisdom.

  36. Hi Sully, I love your videos!!!
    As i am international and I canโ€™t purchase with normal debit card in lowes, do you know if i make transferwise debit care wheter lowes would accept it as a payment method.

  37. Aye Sully how are these coupons coming into play as Ive seen your collaberation video with Reyez. Which i understand Impacts you profit %….. Look forward to hearing from yeah dude. Highfive!!

  38. Hey man! Thank You for the advice.

  39. Can you please make a video about tax exemption with Lowe's. Thank you

  40. Say one word about Bernie Sanders tax plan…as a future millionaire.

  41. Hey Sully Iโ€™ve seen a lot of people who use your program and follow your steps but they donโ€™t seem to be informed on the correct selling processes. They donโ€™t know about PayPal jail or customer service and think dropshipping is a Get Rich Quick plan. Can you put them to rest? These are the type of dropshippers that will make eBay mad and finally ban all dropshippers for good.

  42. Whats the easiest way to get sales when starting out with eBay drop shipping

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