eCommerce Blog: "Drop Shipping"

How to Start a Dropshipping Business in 5 Easy Steps

By on Sunday March 27

First: A little background on drop shipping The idea of drop shipping is that a wholesale drop shipper (the supplier) offers you the option of selling products without buying them first. They also act as service providers who prevent you from having to: Store items Package and ship items Risk money on items when you aren't sure about how they will sell But they don't do all that for free! When you buy from a wholesaler offering drop shipping services, they add a fee to cover...

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The True Cost of Drop Shipping: 24 Top Questions Answered!

At first glance, dropshipping looks like a foolproof business model. Dropshippers don’t keep inventory and they don’t pay for the products they sell until a customer has already bought them. All you have to do is set up your listing, mark up your prices and collect your profits, right? Not quite! Dropshipping is a great way to start making money online, but it’s not always easy when it comes to balancing costs and profits. In this article, you’ll find answers to...

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The Ultimate Dropshipper List for Best-Selling Niches in 2022

There are billions of products on this Earth, and nearly as many suppliers. It can be difficult just to pick what to sell, let alone find quality dropshippers for that product! That’s why I’ve put together a list of the best-selling eCommerce niches with pros and cons for each, and some high-quality dropship suppliers to get you started. The top-selling industries include: Baby Gear Cameras & Photo Cell Phones Clothing &...

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How to Make Money Dropshipping on eBay (the Smart Way)

Did you know you can make money on eBay without spending a dime? Lots of people do it, mostly by rooting through their attics and garages, even refrigerators, to find things they don't want or need. Then they list them in the hopes that someone will buy. It's pretty hit-and-miss, but if making money on eBay is just a hobby, it's all good. However, if selling online is something you intend to do for a living, having the equivalent of an online yard sale won’t cut it. So how do you...

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Ecommerce Order Fulfillment Guide: Service Types and Strategies

So you’re finally diving into eCommerce, fueled by the positive reception of your product when you first tested the waters. You’ve done the math and the numbers indicate it will be a profitable venture for you. It’s all good - there’s a strong demand for your product, which means the customers are just there, waiting to give you their money. You forecast a spike in demand as the holidays near. You chuckle and joke that you’ll probably be buried in orders to...

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How to Sell Successfully from Small & "Hard to Import to" Countries

Are you trying to set up an ecommerce business from a relatively small country? Have you tried to sell online but given up because your location is just “too hard”? If you’re NOT located in the US, Canada, Australia, or the UK, this article might be just the thing you need.

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Supplier Showdown: Drop Shippers vs. Wholesalers

Ever wondered which supplier type is best for you and your business? If you are tossing up between a drop shipper and a wholesaler, let this quick guide to the in’s and out’s of drop shippers and wholesalers put your mind at ease! Wholesalers What is a wholesaler? Wholesalers are suppliers who connect retailers with products. They buy in bulk from manufacturers and redistribute them. The best thing about wholesalers: Their wholesale prices mean you earn big...

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How to Boost Your Drop Shipping Profits and Improve Your Margin

For many sellers out there, drop shipping is a starting point in their overall business plan, and it works a treat to get you some capital to get you up and running. For some, it's a long-term way of doing what they love doing without taking any big risks. Either way, all the retailers out there could do with some ideas on how to maximize their drop shipping profits, so here are some great tips to get your bank balance's bottom line growing. Why are drop shipping margins so...

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5 Quickfire Answers for Wholesale Newbies

  New to wholesale? Confused about wholesale? We've answered 5 of the most common newbie questions about wholesale to help you kick-start your business!  1. Should I set up my own ecommerce store? You don't need to set up an ecommerce store to start selling online, but it's a great way for sellers to have more control over their business through: • Developing your own branding and increasing your use of marketing • Eliminating auction...

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