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Dropshipping: How to Start Your Own Drop Shipping Business?

Updated on July 7, 2011

What is Drop Shipping?

Definition: Drop shipping business is the buying of products cheaply from a selected low priced source, and letting your supplier do the packaging and shipping of goods.  Drop shipping can be done from wholesaler that will enable you make money online buy promoting and selling hot products

Wholesale drop shipping enables you buying small quantity of products in low prices unlike in the past where getting a low price meant that you buy a large quantity of products

Unlike the many business around the world, drop shipping business requires no central places for an office set up, as long as you have a blog, website you can run your drop shipping business from any corner of the world. There is no geographical boundary on whom you can reach through this business. Drop shipping business does not require inventory keeping your side as this is left for the produce to handle everything from inventory entry to delivery of goods. Your work is to direct people or customers to the products. With drop shipping business you determine what kind of goods to promote and you don’t have to be qualified to start your own drop shipping business

Drop Shipping

Start up requirement for drop shipping business

  • Small startup capital
  • A website to promote your selected goods
  • Decide on the promotional channel to market your selected products
  • Find the best company offering drop shipping business online

How does drop shipping works

Getting started with drop shipping business is very easy and does not consume time like conventional does requires all kind of legal paper work and authorization from the government.

  • Register free from any company offering drop shipping affiliate business
  • After registration you choose the products that you want to sell online
  • Determine your own pricing of the product chosen on, list them on your website with your own determined price. you can list them in online stores like eBay, newspaper and any other available marketing avenue at your own disposal
  • When customers orders from you they pay you directly then get their products shipped from the producer
  • After payment the producer will handle all the necessary delivery process and delivers them product to your customers

The benefits of Drop Shipping Business

  • There is no additional fee charge by the company apart from your startup capital
  • Drop shipping has no minimum order description, you can order as many goods as you like
  • You get a better deal and discounts as you continue ordering more goods for your store
  • Most cases the products have been tested and quality are guaranteed, so you will not be selling a substandard goods to your customers
  • All products description comes from your suppliers
  • You are not charge storage or warehouse cost
  • A business that can be done by anybody regardless you have small start up capital


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      Bunny Tee 5 years ago

      Great information and you can start a drop shipping business on a shoe string budget the best thing about drop shipping is finding the right product to sell.

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      ash wright 6 years ago

      this is a very easy way of making money in your spare time with very little start up costs

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      smith 6 years ago

      Drop ship business is very useful for make money online and get some profit without lost more time. and it is very effective for make money online and sell or purchase product.

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      eurostarjewelry 6 years ago from Bangkok

      try to find proper wholesale drop shipper who dont charge you for joing, Try

      and also visit there site

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      clspeakstoo 7 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      I've been thinking about this idea for a while; now I have a great place to referencewhen I'm ready to move forward. Thank you

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      Deborah Demander 7 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

      Thanks for a good money making idea. I will look into it for myself.