Dropshipping is a topic that is becoming increasingly popular in e-commerce circles. But what exactly is dropshipping?
In this video, we’ll take a look at what dropshipping is and how you can implement it using Shopify:
Product trade without own warehouse
Dropshipping is a type of online commerce in which online retailers offer their products in their store without storing them themselves. The online retailer usually purchases the goods automatically as needed from an external partner, such as a wholesaler or manufacturer, who then delivers the goods directly to the customer. As a result, the seller does not have to manage the product himself.
- The dropshipping process can be divided into four steps:
- The customer places an order in the online store
- The online store automatically sends the order to the dropshipping provider
- The dropshipping provider processes the order
- The order is sent from the dropshipping provider to the customer
So dropshippers usually have no physical contact with the product. This e-commerce strategy is thus in direct contrast to traditional retailing, where goods are ordered in large quantities, stored and then shipped to the customer.
Solutions integrated with Shopify
Shopify also offers one of the most popular solutions for dropshipping, as Shopify connects easily with the best dropshipping providers. If you want to start dropshipping, you first need a suitable supplier. With the help of Shopify’s Oberlo app, you can search for them directly, as Oberlo is a developed marketplace that helps independent business owners find suitable products. With the app you can e.g. search AliExpress but also other marketplaces and import matching products into Oberlo, which will automatically show up in your Shopify store through the link.
If a customer now buys a product in your store, the order can be executed by you in the Oberlo app. This process is automated by the app, so you only need to check that all the information in the order is correct. If you click on “order” in the last step, the goods will be shipped directly from the AliExpress dropshipping supplier to the customer. Shopify, however, also offers a whole range of other dropshipping apps in addition to Oberlo, which means that they fulfill all wishes on the subject.
eBakery helps with Shopify
If you want to start dropshipping now, we can clearly recommend Shopify for this. If you have specific questions about this, as an accomplished Shopify agency, we can help with a variety of services.
Do you have questions or need an individual offer? Do not hesitate to contact us.