Sorry to hear that you "bit the bullet" against your better judgement.
When you asked them for references from site owners, and they provided you a canned reply without responding, didn`t that raise a red flag with you? I only wish I posted this reply earlier for you.
Yeah, the concept sounds enticing, that`s the point. The fact is, inetdropship is a scam. Don`t waste any more money with them or waste money advertising. They make money off of subscriptions and do not provide a traffic-functional website. That`s why they put their own dropship advertising on your website. Think about it, is that what your customers really want to know? lol. Yes, you can take their advertising off and try to customize to the hilt, but the result will be the same for the following reasons:
The truth from personal experience:
- The website they give you is impossibly slow and ugly. It looks "canned", and customers know it. The "bounce rate" is 90% .. 9 out of 10 people leave off of the title page quickly, no matter how you try to customize it or whatever your price is.
- The product search is ridiculously slow and inept and often results in more than 100 pages of irrelevant products, or no products at all. Less than 1% actually bother to search.
- The prices for products, while they look low, are inflated on the back-end with exorbitant shipping and handling -- typical eBay ploy -- which completely infuriates customers and they will never come back again.
- Customers can attempt to order products which are actually out of stock but the out-of-stock report is too late. Say goodbye again.
- The database contains many products with no images, minimal descriptions, and out-of-stock products -- terrible.
- Their image server is underpowered and actually crashes when you need it most, not showing any product images if they have any traffic.
- Your website is limited to 500 page views per hour, and then they turn your site off (even the control panel) for a considerable period, so don`t try for many visitors. They must have thousands of sucker-sites on the same server.
- You can`t do proper Google Analytics on your own website, because their ecommerce page is on another website.
- Their quick response is part of the deception of a functioning company. slick.
- You are opening yourself to a lawsuit if customers are dissatisfied. inetdropship won`t tell you who the suppliers are, so customers will come after you. You`ll have a hard time finding where they are also: they proxied their domain so their corporate address won`t show.
- There are probably many other nightmares from other subscribers -- please reply to this thread so that we can take collective action.
Conclusion: They need a class-action lawsuit to refund all the subscription monies. For now, I`m proceeding with the state attorney`s office, BBB and the FTC.