The dropshipping model could be the easiest way to start an e-commerce business that sells physical products without having to store or ship them yourself.
According to a recent report on the website, Retail Technology Innovation Hub, it argues that dropshipping “will replace traditional warehousing for e-commerce businesses in the future.” In fact, this is already happening.
Before dropshipping, stores would have to buy their products in bulk and store them and ship them. It was an expensive and risky option for small and new businesses.
Dropshipping also saves time for the business owner when it comes to shipping and storage, as the wholesaler will take care of this.
Another advantage of dropping, the article said, is that it provides you with a wider variety of products.
However, once you find a winning product, you can order the product in bulk to a warehouse and have them fulfill the orders for you. Better yet, perhaps your supplier has a warehouse in the country where you want to sell.
Ariel Ben Solomon is the Growth and Strategy manager at Ecomhunt. He is the host of the Ecomhunt Podcast. Can be followed on Twitter at @ArielBenSolomon