Drop-shipping is one of the best business model ever introduced. For most suppliers, millions of products are sold basically through the drop-shipping method.
In definition, drop-shipping is a retail fulfillment method where a store doesn’t keep the products it sells in stock. Instead, when a store sells a product, it purchases the item from a third party and has it shipped directly to the customer. As a result, the merchant never sees or handles the product.
The biggest difference between drop-shipping and the standard retail model is that the selling merchant doesn’t stock or own inventory. Instead, the merchant purchases inventory as needed from a third party – usually a wholesaler or manufacturer – to fulfill orders.
After doing countless research and failed several times in opening a drop-shipping business, here are few things I have encountered on my journey to successfully open a drop-shipping business from wherever you are.
Here are the step-by-step guide in successfully opening a drop-shipping website using shopify:
- Firstly, click on this link to register you email plus the store name you have in mind. Ecommerce Software – Best Ecommerce Platform Made for You – Free Trial
- After the store name and the account is created, you can now create a new account with Oberlo. Oberlo is a popular app for the hosted eCommerce platform Shopify. The Oberlo service lets you import products directly from the Chinese super store AliExpress.
- After the Account is created, you can integrate the plugins on your web browser (google chrome), which is easy and can be done within few seconds using your oberlo account.
- Before importing the product of your choice from Aliexpress, check out the articles below. It has some helpful insights for a beginner starting a drop shipping business.
After successfully following the steps provided above, you will be on your way to fully open a functional eCommerce site using Shopify
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