The Ultimate Guide to Dropshipping: How to Start a Dropshipping Business

You’ve decided to launch an online store and join the ecommerce revolution. The very first questions you need to answer are all about your product: what will you sell, where will you get it and how will you get it to your customers. Amazing marketing and incredible customer service won’t get you very far without sourcing, inventory management, order fulfillment and shipping processes in place. Does that sound intimidating, boring or even impossible? You may want to skip the hassle and check out dropshipping. Before dropshipping, there were two major ecommerce models: Make a unique product from scratch. Do you love knitting cashmere cat sweaters? Great! You’ll have a completely unique product to bring to the marketplace. But can you create demand and scale your business? Purchase inventory in bulk. You won’t need to develop a new product, but you might get stuck with a garage full of widgets you can’t sell. If you do get traction, you’ll need to tackle fulfilling and shipping orders on your own. With dropshipping, you are only responsible for[…]

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