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Have you ever wondered to sell products without the hassle of even having them with you??Seems weird isn’t it?To sell a product you don’t even own?But with technology this has become a reality today!You can DROPSHIP the products of your choice in your own online store without the worry of keeping the stock, getting them delivered, waiting for packaging!And with SHOPIFY the task becomes much more simpler.

 So lets get started with how does all this happen!

In case you are at the very beginning of your research and are looking for digital nomad jobs that make a decent income, let’s quickly look at the meaning of dropshipping.

The dropshipping experts at Shopify define it like this:

“Dropshipping is a retail fulfillment method where a store doesn’t keep the products it sells in stock. Instead, when a store sells a product, it purchases the item from a third party and has it shipped directly to the customer. As a result, the merchant never sees or handles the product.”

In other words, if you open a dropshipping store, you never have to stock and distribute the products you are selling. You simply buy it from a third party and let them handle the logistics.


What Is Dropshipping?

The main concept of dropshipping is selling products you don’t actually own. Working with dropship partners is not only a product acquisition model, but also includes product fulfillment. The process works by taking orders from your online business and forwarding them to your supplier/dropship partner. They in return, ship the product to your customer on behalf of your company. The key to making money with drop shipping is making a profit on the price difference between what you charge and what your dropshipping partners charge you.

The biggest benefit to dropshipping is the ability to offer a large selection of product without purchasing inventory upfront and managing that inventory. Dropshipping can also be a great tool to help diversify your inventory and test products since it's just a matter of adding the new product to your store.

When going with a dropshipping business model, you can either work directly with manufacturers (who offer dropshipping) by contacting them directly or you can work with a dropship aggregator like WorldWide Brands. An aggregator works with hundreds of manufacturers and makes it easy to sell thousands of types of products without the need yourself to maintain relationships with each individual manufacturer.

Keep in mind, that although these aggregators make it easier to sell a variety of products, they take a cut of your already slim dropshipping margins. Additionally, many will make you pay a yearly “membership” or “sign up” fee of a few hundred dollars. You usually can’t even see the products or margins on the products they have to offer until you pay that fee.

Benefits of Dropshipping

Less Capital Is Required – Probably the biggest advantage to dropshipping is that it's possible to launch an ecommerce store without having to invest thousands of dollars in inventory up front. Traditionally, retailers have had to tie up huge amounts of capital purchasing inventory.  

With the dropshipping model, you don't have to purchase a product unless you already made the sale and have been paid by the customer. Without major up-front inventory investments, it's possible to start a successful dropshipping business with very little money. 

Easy to Get Started – Running an ecommerce business is much easier when you don't have to deal with physical products. With dropshipping, you don't have to worry about:

  • Managing or paying for a warehouse
  • Packing and shipping your orders
  • Tracking inventory for accounting reasons
  • Handling returns and inbound shipments
  • Continually ordering products and managing stock level

Low Overhead – Because you don't have to deal with purchasing inventory or managing a warehouse, your overhead expenses are quite low. In fact, many successful dropshipping businesses are run from a home office with a laptop for less than $100 per month. As you grow, these expenses will likely increase but will still be low compared to those of traditional brick-and-mortar businesses.  

Flexible Location – A dropshipping business can be run from just about anywhere with an internet connection. As long as you can communicate with suppliers and customers easily, you can run and manage your business.

Wide Selection of Products – Because you don't have to pre-purchase the items you sell, you can offer an array of products to your potential customers. If suppliers stock an item, you can list if for sale on your website at no additional cost.

Easy to Scale – With a traditional business, if you receive three times as much business you'll usually need to do three times as much work.  By leveraging dropshipping suppliers, most of the work to process additional orders will be borne by the suppliers, allowing you to expand with fewer growing pains and less incremental work.  Sales growth will always bring additional work – especially related to customer service – but business that utilize dropshipping scale particularly well relative to traditional ecommerce businesses.

The Oberlo app in SHOPIFY makes it easy to seamlessly import and dropship thousands of products directly from AliExpress.

Who's It For?

Dropshipping is by nature, the cheapest option to get started. Therefore, dropshipping is for people that are would prefer to keep startup costs as low as possible and are less concerned about margins. Dropshipping is also a great option for someone that doesn’t want to hold and manage inventory


Is It Worth It?

All these benefits make dropshipping a very attractive model to both beginning and established merchants. Unfortunately, dropshipping isn't all roses and rainbows. All this convenience and flexibility comes at a price.

Dropshipping isn't a perfect, stress-free way to build a successful business. The model has some definite advantages but comes with a number of built-in complexities and problems you'll need to be able to address.

  • You Don't Need Lots of Money: Drop shipping makes it amazingly easy to get started selling online. You don't need to invest heavily in inventory, yet you can still offer thousands of items to your customers. 
  • Convenience & Efficiency:Successfully launching and growing an ecommerce business takes a lot of work, especially if you have limited resources. Not having to worry about fulfillment is incredibly convenient and frees up your time to concentrate on your marketing plan, customer service, and operations or even working in your office.
  • Mobility:With all the physical fulfillment issues handled, you're free to operate your business anywhere you can get an internet connection and that’s the biggest advantage.
  • It's a Trusted Model: You might be thinking that this sounds like some sketchy model – but it's not. Plenty of Shopify online stores, even major retailers like Sears,use drop shipping to offer a wider selection of products to their customers without having to deal with increased inventory hassles.

Apart from these benefits of dropshipping it also gives you more time to spend with your friends and family just set the store with SHOPIFY and you are done!

There are lots of  SHOPIFY apps which ease out your work for you online dropshipping store starting with

  • KITE
  • MXD







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