How to start online business through Drop-shipping

By Moe S

Drop-shipping is the latest business model that is popularly adopted by new entrepreneurs. To put it simply, drop-shipping simply involves buying a product from a third party, also known as the supplier, and shipping the product directly to your customer. In the business model of drop-shipping, you never see the product, all you need do is buy the product with the customer’s money, and fulfill the order with the customer’s info.

If you are just venturing into the dropshipping business model, competing with already established retail giants might seem like an insurmountable challenge but if you closely adhere to the following four steps, it won’t take long before you become a force to be reckoned with in dropshipping. After all, dropshipping is all about working smart.

  1. Develop a Marketable Drop Shipping Business concept: this simply requires you to find a suitable market niche, however for starters; it is advisable that they start with a general store, and then focus on the most profitable niche as time goes on.
  2. Explore dropshipping suppliers: this can be achieved in two ways, either start your dropshipping with Drop Ship Marketplaces—The easiest option or source products directly from suppliers—More Difficult.
  3. Build your dropshipping website and add drop ship goods to your website.
  4. Use simple and low cost marketing tools to effectively market your business.

In summary, drop-shipping is the perfect business model for sellers seeking the low cost and almost risk free entry into the world of e-commerce but it requires hard work for it to be profitably maximized.