There is a lot of talk on the internet about the dropshipping business. If you know nothing about dropshipping,this is the best place to learn about it.
In this blogpost, I will be talking about how to start a dropshipping business with zero capital.
So why should you start a drop-shipping business? Is this the right business model for you?I hope, however, that you will be able to answer that as you read on.
I recommend dropshipping for those that are just starting out selling online. Especially if you don’t want to invest any money up front.
The great thing about dropshipping is that you can do it from anywhere in the world.You can even target the United States and be in a completely different country. And even then,you still don’t have to worry about inventory or shipping products yourself.
What exactly is dropshipping?
A dropshipping business is an e-commerce business where you can sell products online without having to deal with any kind of inventory.
Basically you don’t need to deal with any kind of shipping or handling. All your supplier handles all your dealings.
all you have to do when you have any kind of requests is just send it to your supplier and your supplier handles all the processes .
There is practically zero upfront cost to start a drop shipping business.
Now you can literally start dropshipping with little or no money. Basically all you need is a website, a free payment process ,and then you can start taking orders.
How to Start a Dropshipping Business for Beginners
Now that you know what a dropshipping business is,it is time to learn how to actually start as a beginner.
First you need to set up a website. Then you need to partner up with a dropship wholesaler that will ship products directly to the end customer .You and your supplier will first decide upon the price of the products that you want to sell.
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Once you have an agreement with your supplier then you’re good to go
The it is time to find what to sell.
One of the greatest challenges of dropshipping is to find the right products that people will buy.
In this section, you will learn how to find winning products to sell. Similarly, I will also show you where you can open a free online e-commerce store and get a free logo for your store.
Once your shop is up and running,you will also learn how to how to fulfill your drop shipping orders.
How to find a selling product for your business.
There are four basic places to research for selling products for your dropshipping business.
There are, however, a few things to keep in mind before you choose a product to sell. Forinstance,can you relate with this product?Secondly,will you be able to create enough content around this product?Finally, Is the product unique and entertaining?Will it catch peoples attention?
The top niche categories that are relevant all year round include
Technology,fitness,photography, pets, beauty,Kids and gifts. The first thing you need to do is go to Google and type in “tiktok trend discovery”, then click on “tiktok creative center.”
Select the country. Most of the time, it is best to select USA . That will give you more variety. Take your time to check out the products that are being advertised.
Once you have picked out a product,then you will move to the next stage.The next thing, is to check out the product on amazon.This will give you an idea of what people are selling this product for.
Similarly, you can search out the product in google to see the shops that are already selling this products.This will give you an idea of how to set up the product to sell.
Dropshipping business websites.
Now that you have an idea of what you want to sell,the next question is,where and how will you get your products to sell?
where you get your products to sell is actually very important especially when it comes to the quality of the product and the shipping time.
There are a lot of directories out there that you can source suppliers of your products .
But before you actually choose your supplier of the product, there are certain things you need to bear in mind.
The number one thing is trying to understand the total fees involved from getting your product from the source to your customer.
It is also advisable to look for automation because as your business grows, manually managing inventory will take a lot of stress and a lot of time.
Try the products yourself before you actually put it on your store to sell.
And finally, look for reviews from people that are already using this products.
When you have all this in mind, then you’re ready to look for your trustworthy supplier in the dropshipping directories
Free Dropshipping Business Website Builder
You can actually create an e commerce website completely free.
There is a lot of talk online about Shopify and big commerce being the best e commerce sites that you can use to actually do a dropshipping business.
Okay, so I’m not going to waste your time talking about Shopify, or big commerce. I’ll just mention three places you can open a completely free e commerce website.They are:
Opening a free woocommerce online shop can sound a little intimidating at times.Especially if you are not an IT person.
You are not alone .I am also not an IT person.But I was able to set up my on online ecommerce shop. First you can learn how to set up a wordpress website .Then it will be very easy to add the woocommerce plugin.
Once youe shop is set up,all you will need is to add a free dropshipping plugin.
The two free dropshipping plugin I am familier with are;
With bigcartel,set up is eay and you do not pay for hosting You can sell 5 products free.Which is enough for you especially if you are just starting out.The problem with bigcartel is that you cannot migrate products automatically.
You might need to download products from say aliexpress and upload products manually on your bigcartel shop.If you want to get that done automatically ,you wil need a paid migration system.
The good thing about dropshipping with Ecwid is that once created,it can be embedded in any of your websites or bloggs.
Dropshipping Business Ideas
You can sell anything in a dropshipping business. This does not make them good ideas.
A good dropshipping idea must have three components:
a high profit margin,
a dependable supplier,
and market demand.
If even one of these is missing, you will have little success.
The key to all of these things is research and analysis. Instead of diving headfirst into a new venture, you should carefully consider how you can maximize your profits.
Follow the advice and invest time and energy into researching your chosen industry, and you’ll be well on your way to profit.
Try to stick to high-demand items. A good dropshipping idea executed well can lead to a thriving and rapidly growing business.
Dropshipping is transforming the ecommerce industry, and you can be a part of it.
If you are unsure about selling a product, you can look at how many times it has been sold in the last 30 days to make a final decision.
That is my take on starting a drop shipping business with no money.
Remember, starting your store is not the difficult part; the difficult part is when you get stuck and your product does not sell.
Don’t give up!; just keep testing. You’ll soon have a product that sells well.Do you already have a dropshipping online store?what are your challenges?Dont hesitate to drop your comments below.
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