Here's what you may have missed in the world of ecommerce.
Selling products that you don’t make, store or ship yourself may sound like the perfect business model, but there’s more to it than you might think. The drop shipping business relies heavily on digital marketing and site optimization through analytics — those are the main services the drop ship suppliers are paying you for, albeit on commission.
But in the right hands, drop shipping can be the perfect business model. If you’re more interested in the online aspects of ecommerce and don’t want to bother with the physical logistics, drop shipping is your ideal compromise. If you’re considering drop shipping as your next business venture, check out these recent articles below so you can hit the ground running.
Oberlo has been praised as one of the most useful drop shipping aids for Shopify. It streamlines the product selection process with a single-click option for importing products into your store from AliExpress. Choosing your product range becomes as easy as online shopping… at least that’s the claim. This edition of Divvit Reviews… takes an in-depth look at Oberlo to see if it’s all it’s cracked up to be.
This 2-minute read is closer to a blurb than an article, but it packs more wisdom than a lot of the other “epic” guides that go on for pages. Hof Profit brings you a quick explanation of the lesser-known downsides to drop shipping; considerations the longer articles tend to overlook. This post is aimed at people who have considered drop shipping enough to do some research, but haven’t dove in just yet — it’s meant to prepare you for the drawbacks so you know what to expect.
Our article from early this week is a great place to begin. We offer a complete guide that covers everything you need to get started, which a brisk reading time of about 8 or 9 minutes. Here, you’ll learn what drop shipping is, its pros & cons and how to turn a profit off it. The article also lists out the first 5 steps to launching your own drop shipping business, and even goes into which ecommerce platforms would be right for you, depending on your tastes.
Since the article is published on CjDropshipping.com, you can expect them to know what they’re talking about. Frances Fang explains three rookie mistakes beginners make when breaking into dropshipping. While they’re not exactly advanced techniques, Fang’s advice isn’t really obvious, either. That makes this article worth a glance to see if you’re guilty of his common dropshipping mistakes.
Amazon is a healthy market for drop shipping, but has its own considerations other ecommerce sites don’t have to worry about, and may not even be aware of. That’s where this article by Anton Kraly, Founder & CEO of Drop Ship Lifestyle, comes in handy. He explains the fundamentals of Amazon drop shipping in a way that’s organized and easy to understand, even if it gets technical at times.