For these Shopify stores, They find Dropshipping can be a convenient way to offer your customers more products or to launch your own business. So, What are dropshipping stores?
What is Dropshipping?
Drop shipping is a retail fulfilment method where a store doesn’t keep the products it sells in stock. Instead, when a store sells a product, it purchases the item from a third party and has it shipped directly to the customer. As a result, the merchant never sees or handles the product.
In short, Dropshipping allows you to partner with a supplier to display their products in your store. In other words, you can sell their goods
The Pros of dropshipping:
– You don’t have to buy or store inventory
– Very low startup cost
– Easily add or change your product offerings
The Cons of dropshipping:
– Not all wholesalers offer to dropship
– Wholesale cost is based on one product only
– Must spend time researching to pick the right products to sell
AliExpress is a wholesale and dropshipping platform that connects drop shippers to suppliers and products. The platform offers millions of products from suppliers in 40 niche categories like electronics and apparel. AliExpress also offers free sign-up.
SaleHoo is a wholesale supplier directory that connects drop shippers to suppliers. It includes suppliers in a variety of niches that serve the United States, UK, and Australia. Signing up for SaleHoo costs $67 (per year) and has a 60-day money back guarantee.
3- Wholesale Central
Wholesale Central is a directory of wholesalers and drops shippers. This directory is free to access and is categorized by product type, with niches such as eyewear, books, candles and pet supplies represented.
4- Worldwide Brands
Worldwide Brands is a comprehensive directory of drop shippers and bulk distributors. They continually update their list with new suppliers across all niches and certify that each is reputable and reliable. Receive access to this directory for a one-time fee of $249.
5- Dropship Direct
Dropship Direct is a general drop shipper that provides access to over 100,000 products, all shipped from their own warehouse. They feature products in health and beauty, sports, apparel, electronics and more, and also provide metrics like order cancel rates to help you gauge the success of your drop shipping. Dropship Direct offers free sign-up.
6- Sunrise Wholesale
Sunrise Wholesale is a general wholesaler and drops shipper that offers 15,000 products in categories like home decor, sports and fitness, jewellery, garden decorations and more. This platform is able to be connected to eBay, Amazon, BigCommerce, Shopify and more. Membership is $29.95 a month or $99 a year.
MegaGoods is a distributor and dropshipper for goods like clocks, cameras, kitchen appliances, televisions and Bluetooth products. Their general service fee is $14.99 a month.
Inventory Source is a dropship network that provides access to 150 suppliers and allows you to sync inventory and auto-upload product data. It connects to platforms like BigCommerce, Shopify, eBay, and Amazon. Pricing plans start at $50 a month.