Before anything else, Doba has a 14-day free trial that lets you enjoy basic-level access to their services, plus Elite Seller reports, and eBay data export. This free trial does not require you to enter your credit card details beforehand, so you won’t be automatically charged for a subscription once the trial period expires. It’s a no strings attached offer, and you can test out what Doba has to offer without risking anything.
The Basic package costs $29 a month and includes access to the full list of their products (which is currently in the millions) and hundreds of suppliers. You can also post questions and interact with the community, participate in their live training seminars, receive Doba Deals weekly emails, and receive email support.
Next up, the Advanced Plan has a monthly rate of $69 and includes all of the previous plan’s features plus eBay data export, Elite Seller report, and live chat support. This is ideal if you have a fairly sizable customer base, or if you are experiencing a steady growth in your customer count.
Lastly, the Pro Plan sits at a more expensive rate, at $249 per month, and offers everything mentioned with the addition of Amazon data export, street price data, custom data exports with support for all formats, Doba Prepay, batch order upload, and phone support.
Do take note that all of these plans impose a $0.99 per-order fee, so you may want to take this into consideration when setting the price for your items.
If you need a bigger drop shipping solution, you can contact their team to request for a quotation of the Enterprise package. It includes API custom integration, shared FTP data transfers, lower per-order fee, unlimited exports, reports for RMAs and uploads, a dedicated client manager, and merchandising services.
In cases where customers would like to return an item for any reason, take note that returns depend on the supplier (where some don’t entertain returns at all). Plus, there are restocking fees as well.
Like other drop shipping companies, this usually means you have to pay a 20% fee for them to process the return and bring back the item to their inventory (though in some cases it’s between 15%-20%, depending on the supplier). Keep in mind that they will not shoulder the return shipping cost, so either you are the customer would have to deal with that.
Doba offers some very enticing tools to further enhance your business. Among these are Product Feed, Inventory Lists, Custom Data Export, and Inventory Alerts. Product Feed showcases the latest, trending products, as well as introducing new suppliers as they are launched in the marketplace.
Inventory Lists lets you organize your products into lists and easily export them to your store or website. Custom Data Export lets you easily push your products lists, in necessary formats, to various online marketplaces such as Amazon, eBay or other shopping carts, via a few simple clicks. Inventory Alerts will notify you once products you are selling are low in stock, out of stock, or discontinued.
Doba’s Shipping Strategies
Doba currently has three different shipping strategies, namely: free, fixed/flat rate, and variable. Free shipping depends on the supplier, so it is not an option available to all products. Some suppliers employ a fixed/flat rate shipping, which means that regardless of the quantity of products ordered, shipping costs will stay at a fixed rate. Variable means that shipping costs will depend on the supplier’s location, end-buyer’s shipping address, weight of the product, and other considerations.
Doba’s customer support team can be reached via phone, or email. A physical address for the company is also listed, should you wish to contact them that way. Members can also take advantage of numerous educational materials to help them improve their business.
What's the Verdict on Doba?
Doba Review – Conclusion
Doba is one of the best drop shipping companies today, offering a whopping 2,000,000 products for its members to start selling. You don’t need to contact each and every supplier you want to do business with, everything you need to do is within reach in Doba.
Its website is easy-to-use, and it has a whole host of automated features, research tools, and educational materials on tap. While there are a few missteps, everything else that the company offers is truly top notch. Doba is one drop ship solution provider that you should definitely keep an eye on.
This definitely needs updating – for starters, their free trial period (as at September 2017) is confirmed on their website as only 14 days NOT 30 days.
Review updated. Thanks for the heads up, Olu! 🙂