Please note that The Select has been discontinued and is no longer available. You can read our old review of The Select below, or check out the rest of the UK Drop Shipping Services we've reviewed.
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Theselect.co.uk is a glossy, professional looking site which stands out from the crowd. The features contained within back this up, with a great selection of membership packages to suit most needs, a wealth of experience and buying power giving you great value and all you need to set yourself up in the drop shipping business. That said, it's a little more expensive to be a member than it is on some other sites, and perhaps is better suited to those serious about working hard to generate income full time, than those who just want to make a little spare cash.
Theselect.co.uk places substantial emphasis on simplicity and clarity for all users, no matter what your level of experience. Anybody who's used the internet should have little problem setting up as a drop shipper. It takes just a couple of minutes to sign up, but you need to consider the level of membership appropriate for you first. If you're just looking to dabble, the membership costs are slightly more than on other sites. However, if you're looking to invest more of your time and effort there are some great packages to help you maximise your online business.
There are five account packages available, all of which featured 50% discount on your start up membership fee and no monthly fees for your first year. Starting small, the Bronze package gives you access to the complete product range (7000 products to promote), a live feed to your own website (if you have one), and access to the stock inventory, giving you all the information you need to start selling on your site or eBay page. The Silver Package gets you all these features plus a fully content managed ecommerce website, with your own domain name and hosting. The Gold Package gets you all of this plus your own email campaign system which enables you to send email adverts to your customer base, add your own products and accept orders in different currencies. Meanwhile, the PRO Account includes a marketing management system that teaches you how to work towards the top of search engines such as Google to bring traffic and sales. Finally, the TOTAL PRO Account gets you all of the features of the PRO Account plus MMS Turbo (a comprehensive marketing system in which SEO experts work to get your website to the top of Google searches and greatly increase web traffic to your site in the quickest way possible by fine-tuning and optimising your webpage). Note that this package is limited to 5 members per month. The current offer allows you to save £229.88 with Bronze, £289.87 with Silver, £459.87 with Gold, £849.87 with PRO Account, and £1339.87 when opening a TOTAL PRO Account. If you choose to set up your own website, it comes preloaded with their full range of products (although you can sell as many or as few products as you wish, or even add your own products to the site). You also get your own domain name, complete website customisation, a live stock feed, secure payment system and full control over pricing, promotions and discounts.
In terms of products, you'll find around 7,000 to choose from, mostly electrical items and accessories. Many come from top-end manufacturers including Apple, Sony, Panasonic, Nikon, Olympus and many more. From the homepage ten tabs link to the product categories (accessories & jewellery, baby products, computers & software, electronics, entertainment, football souvenirs, gadgets & gifts, home and appliances, home & garden, mobile and phone). Clicking on a product tab brings up a range of sub-categories; e.g. clicking on 'accessories & jewellery' brings up 10 sub-categories including bags & wallets, jewellery sets, bracelets, rings, necklaces and pendants, and more. Each product has a thumbnail picture, product name and a small description. You can click on a tab to purchase or click to ask a question about that product. (by email form). There's also a suggested profit margin for each product, giving some idea of what retail price to advertise an item for. You can also sort products by profit margin (high-low or low-high). Whilst the selection of electrical products and accessories is good (e.g. 55 cables and connectors, 161 laptop accessories, 115 printer & fax machine accessories, 52 desktop accessories, 91 scanners), non-electrical items such as jewellery and baby produts don't offer as much choice. Your purchases are covered by a price guarantee (lowest price of any drop ship company in the UK or your membership fee refunded, giving you free membership).
Shipping fees can be built into your price for you to offer free shipping and returns are handled by theselect.co.uk. Theselect.co.uk ship internationally, with distribution centres all over the world. Products are usually shipped to your customer within 48 hours. Order before 3.00pm and it's shipped the next day. Furniture products may take longer. If you need any assistance, there's a very detailed FAQs section, training videos and support to help your venture flourish, as well as individually tailored assistance if you purchase one of the higher level packages..
Theselect.co.uk is a comprehensive, easy to use site, with an impressive product range and membership packages to suit your online business. If you're serious about selling, why not take a look and see what's on offer.
Please note that The Select has now been discontinued.