I'm new to Dropshipping, so please forgive my newbie question. I am still in the process of building my online store of home products in the niche markets of water filtration, whole house fans, security, and home automation.
I have concentrated on a handful of Salehoo's recommended Dropshippers based upon the specific products I'm marketing. It seems competing solely on price will be very tough in the drop shipping environment. So, I'm hoping with a little more sales effort, I'll be able to overcome charging a slightly higher price than those found on eBay or Amazon.
So, after that intro, here's my question:
In my case, a customer will go to my site and order a product. During the "Checkout" process, they will be redirected to PayPal to make their payment. I guess at that point I will receive notice from Paypal that the transaction was made. I, in turn, will go to the dropshipper and order the product.
Problem is, how can I charge my customer a shipping fee, if I don't know the cost until after I order the product from the Dropshipper?