Location independence. A lack of inventory means you can run your business from anywhere with a laptop and internet connection. I had my own store while travelling the country in an RV! All you need is the understanding of the concept and minor technicality to be successful with drop shipping model. The technical is not much needed, you always make use of our experts which are on standby waiting to help.
Easy to scale. Now you making good steadily income and next step is to scale to achieve your long dream goal. For traditional retailers, three times the sales meant three times the work ordering, packing, overhead and shipping product. With drop shipping, it just means you place three times the orders and your supplier handles the rest - leaving you time to continue growing your business!
You are convinced about dropshipping and wants to give it a go, but confuse about where to begin. The internet is your friend and will be of enormously helpful in your search, but it not easy as how most “guru” out there put it.
Majority of the drop shippers conduct their businesses with small and medium companies like yours, and may not appear at the top of search results if their SEO isn’t very strong. In order to get best result for your search broaden the search by using keywords such as “dropshipping”, “wholesale”, “distributor”, “bulk”, “reseller”, “reseller program”, “warehouse”, and “supplier”. You can combine those keywords with particular product for a more specific result. Most importantly visit the second page of every search results.
It can be very useful to know your “niche” before searching, since different drop-shippers specialize in different industries
You can also find dropshipping “aggregators” online, either in the form of comparison lists and blog articles, or actual companies whose purpose is to help you find the perfect drop-shipper for your business. These can be free or paid resources, but just as with the dropshipper itself, do your homework to ensure the aggregator is honest, reliable, and reputable in the field.
In the past, many ecommerce CMS merchants have worked with dropshippers that have built-in “aggregation” tools, such as Doba, Oberlo and Kole Imports etc.
Of course, you don’t have to limit your search to the internet; another option is to contact the manufacturer of your desired goods directly! Most manufacturers can provide you with a list of dropshippers that carry their products, and are perfectly willing to give you their opinion. And who knows, you may get an even better deal from the manufacturer themselves!
Before contacting suppliers, you'll want to make sure your legal ducks are in a row. In the United States, most suppliers will ask for your business EIN number and a copy of your state sales tax and/or resale certificate. Once you're properly established, you can start contacting drop shipping suppliers.
If you already know what products you'd like to drop ship, contacting the original manufacturer is the easiest way to find qualified distributors. Not all distributors will be willing to drop ship, but it will give you a list to follow up with.
Unfortunately, the market is littered with scams and low-quality information. If you do decide to invest in a directory, I can recommend the paid directory World Wide Brands as a reputable source of drop shipping wholesalers, but it's still very important to exercise caution.
Google can also be an effective tool for finding drop shippers, but you need to keep a few things in mind.