You’ve probably heard and seen all the success in recent years that average people and solopreneurs are having with Shopify stores and dropshipping…
But if you set things up wrong and don’t have proper systems, it can wind up being way more stressful than a 9 to 5.
So, if you’re looking to start your own dropshipping e-commerce site and store, you should definitely check out Oberlo, which allows you to easily add and automate the process of importing and dropshipping products that you do sell from sites like AliExpress.
So, first off…
What exactly IS dropshipping?
Dropshipping is a simple e-Commerce business model, which allows you to sell products online without stocking a large inventory.
This allows you to keep your costs extremely low when starting out, since you don’t have the burden of expensive inventory to buy, manage and move.
Some Of The Benefits Of The Dropshipping Business Model
- Almost no capital investment, because there is no inventory to hold.
- Free of inventory and supply chain management.
- Low risks. Since you do not have to acquire products beforehand, you are free from the risk of excess in inventory.
- Wide variety of product offerings. In dropshipping, you can list a wide catalogue of products from as many wholesalers as you want.
With all of these plusses and benefits to give you an edge, you can start a dropshipping business as a one person team and use all the money that you’re saving on the front end to scale your business very rapidly.
Another couple added bonuses of the dropshipping business model include:
It can give you liberate you from the grind of your 9 to 5 fairly quickly, and with not a lot of effort to maintain, once you’ve launched your e-Commerce sites or stores.
And since you’re not tied down to a physical local with a warehouse and inventory, you can do run your online from anywhere in the world (I know several people who run ecom dropshipping businesses who travel the world full-time).
So, How To You Start A Dropshipping Business?
First, go to Shopify.com, click ‘start your free trial’, enter your store name, and create your shop. Don’t worry, it’s easy, fast and most important you don’t need to be a developer to create you store. And keep in mind that Shopify offers 14 days free trial, so there’s absolutely NO RISK to you to set up a store today and try it out.
Install Oberlo app and add products. Oberlo is the most popular dropshipping app on Shopify, it allows you to easily import products from AliExpress directly into your Shopify store and ship directly to your customers – in only a few clicks.
Once you install Oberlo, you will have an option to browse and import products from AliExpress directly to your Shopify store.
Just pick a niche and select products you want to sell.
It’s super easy!