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Introduction to Dropshipping

Dropshipping is a mutually beneficial relationship between you (the seller), the supplier, and your customers. It’s a popular way of selling products online where you can make sales without having to hold stock yourself.

Because it’s low-risk low-cost eCommerce model, it’s a great option for anyone looking to start selling online for the first time.

The dropshipping model is pretty simple. First, you have to choose a product you’d like to sell and find a dropship supplier for that product. Note: Not all suppliers offer a dropshipping service, but SaleHoo can help you find suppliers that do.

Once you have set up a dropshipping agreement with a supplier, you can build an online store on Shopify, Wordpress, Amazon, eBay or another ecommerce platform to sell your product/s.

When a customer purchases a product from your store (at retail price), your job is done.
The customer’s order is then forwarded to your dropship supplier.

You pay the wholesale price for the product and keep the difference between the retail and wholesale price as profit. The dropship supplier then ships the product directly to your customer under your business name.

Throughout the whole transaction you don’t have to touch the product. You’re simply acting as a middleman between the supplier and customer.

SaleHoo Directory and SaleHoo Dropship can help to fast-track the dropshipping process by providing you with trending, high-profit products to sell and connecting you with reliable suppliers all around the world.

Interested in taking your eCommerce knowledge to the next level? Our educational Dropship with Shopify courses can help you learn how dropshipping experts create 7-figure eCommerce businesses.

Let us show you all the ways SaleHoo can help you build a successful dropshipping business today! Check out and compare SaleHoo online selling tools.

Still have questions on dropshipping? Check out the video below that answers some of the most common dropshipping questions. You can also contact our Customer Success Team for questions more closely related to your specific business.

Updated on: 05/06/2024

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