Choosing a Niche: Begin by selecting a product niche. Whether it’s niche fashion items, tech gadgets, or eco-friendly products, focusing on a particular segment helps target specific audiences.
Partnering with Suppliers: Websites like AliExpress, SaleHoo, or Oberlo offer platforms to find suppliers willing to dropship. Establish a relationship, discuss terms, and ensure they are reliable.
Setting Up an Online Store: Using platforms like Shopify or WooCommerce, you can set up your online store. These platforms often have integrations specifically designed to streamline dropshipping.
Listing Products: Once the store is set up, list the products you want to sell. Instead of purchasing the product, you only buy it from the supplier when you receive an order.
Customer Orders: A customer visits your store, places an order, and makes a payment at your retail price.
Ordering from the Supplier: You then forward the order to your dropshipping supplier and pay them the wholesale price.
Shipping & Delivery: The supplier packs the product and ships it directly to your customer. Your store’s name and address will be on the packaging, maintaining the illusion that the product came directly from you.