What is dropshipping?
A customer places an order for a product on your online store.
You initiate the order process automatically or manually forward the order and customer details to the dropship supplier.
The dropship supplier packages and ships the order directly to your customer.
You can find a more detailed explanation about it here.
What does it cost to start?
There are some associated costs with being a dropshipper. Although one of the great perks is low overhead and no inventory on hand to self-manage. There are a number of factors involved that will determine how much it will cost you.
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How do I start my own drop shipping store?
You can get help from our blogs which will definitely shed some light on your drop shipping journey such as these two below:
Why would a customer buy from my store?
If a customer wants to take the time to search out your product on other sites then they will likely find a less expensive alternative. The fact of the matter is that many, if not most, customers don't take time to do that. They are responding to your site and or advertising. This is why so many are so successful at dropshipping.
This blog post will give you more information.
How do I decide what to sell?
Many people have created businesses from their hobbies and interests. Anything you're an expert in automatically puts you at an advantage to your competition. Start narrowing down your interests. Make a list of your top 5 interests and passions. It might be sports, pets, writing or fashion – or something very specific.
There are other ways on how to know what products to offer in your store!
How can I make it work if I don't know how to do anything like this on a computer?
The CEOs of Dropified (Chase Bowers and Lowell Rempel) put together a challenge in 2018 that walks you through how to properly set up and advertise a dropshipping business. The 60 Day Challenge was a huge success with students finishing the course in 3-4 months and most of the entrepreneurs that completed the course went on to having successful online businesses. It is now available on Udemy or you can get it for free at the Dropified Academy when you're a Dropified member.
Here is a teaser for this great course: https://challenge.dropified.com/