So what is drop shipping?
In a normal sales shop front business, you hold stock so you will need to display these products in a shop or at a warehouse. There are 9 main steps to setting up a products based business.
Research and liaise with wholesalers
You will have to have the $$ to buy the stock products.
Have to pay $$ to store and hold the stock in a shop or warehouse.
Have to display the products in the shop (only if you are not selling online) and/ or
Create a website so customers can see and buy your products online.
Create a marketing plan and Advertise your products
Talk to customers and make sales.
Pack or bag or post out orders
Repairs products if they are returned.
This can be a great risk as you spend hundreds of dollars to buy these products and store them at risk that you may not sell them or make very little money for your efforts.
Drop shipping is when you cut out steps 2, 3,4, 7 8 & 9.
These are done by the third party person that you deal with in step 1, and with steps 5, this is included and with steps 6 is we provide easy to follow directions and support for.
What you do
You list the products on your website using an easy product importer tool or manually adding products on yourself. The retail price is already set and you match the shipping price to the same as the drop shippers. You liaise with customers and promote the products. That is it.
Sell products that you love.
Running a business is hard but with hard work and dedication you can create a successful business to suit your lifestyle.