Continuing with my plight to find an honest seller....
I found another seller for my orders, they had a crown rating with 96.8% positive feedback. But this time I contact them up front and stressed the importance that all of my orders be shipped with ePacket shipping.
I also explain that honoring the ePacket request is important in order to have a long business relationship. I then sent them 23 orders in 6 days. They only shipped the first 9 orders with ePacket shipping as requested. The remainder are untrackable with bogus tracking ids.
This seller was:
YKPUII KITCHEN'S Store
While I'm working with this second seller, I find a third seller listing the product I need. I send them 4 test orders along with a note:
I placed a few of my orders with you today. I am a drop shipper, and I'm currently getting several orders for this XXXXX each day. There are a few suppliers I work with, however I usually only stick to the ones that give me fast processing of my orders, and honor the ePacket requirement and give me a fair price.
I haven't worked with you before, but I'd like to see if we can have a longer business relationship.
Best Regards, "
This seller then responds saying they'll "ensure the safety of goods quickly sent to your customers" but this response also carefully makes no promise to use ePacket shipping. And today, the four orders ship with a bogus ePacket tracking number.
How much do they save by not using ePacket shipping? And why would they prefer that savings over a steady flow of orders. Today I have 10 orders that I don't know who to give them to.