What do you do, if you are looking to quit your corporate 9-5 job and get into your own business, but you don’t have a product or even an idea? A lot of people in this situation are turning to ebay. Finding products to drop ship so that they do not have to worry about inventory.
But what exactly is drop shipping and how can I get it to work for me?
Drop shipping is where you list a product for sale that you do not currently have stock of, and then once the product is sold, you contact the wholesaler and organize for them to ‘drop ship’ the product directly to the purchaser.
This is an excellent way for people interested in starting their own business but have limited experience and minimal capital, because you do not have any costs – except for the auction listing cost, or the cost of your website.
Here is exactly how the drop shipping process works:
1. You create your listing on the auction website to sell your drop shipped product.
2. Once it is sold you then pass the customer’s information on to the drop shipping company.
3. The drop shipper then ships the product directly to your customer. They will usually even use your company information, as well as your company logo if you have provided it to them – to put on the shipping packaging.
4. When the product arrives at your customer’s door, they will have absolutely no idea that your company didn’t send it.
Drop shipping is literally that easy.