In case you are accustomed with the E-Commerce industry, you must be well aware about Dropshipping business that has become a new trend. For those who are unaware, Dropshipping is a method wherein you as a seller don’t have to rely on storing the actual products at your warehouse for your retail sales.
In short, it’s an emerging online business model that helps sell products online without having the need to stock up inventory. In case you are wondering, the primary advantages of having a dropshipping E-commerce store is that you as a seller/supplier, don’t have to invest huge capital unlike the traditional brick & mortar business, or the E-commerce business model that most of you are aware of. Additionally, there’s hardly any risk involved for the security and the safety of your products since it doesn’t involve storing the goods at your warehouse. Needless to mention, since you do not have to bother about the storage of goods, you can now offer huge varieties of goods by opting for dropshipping providers.
How to Start your own Dropshipping business with Oberlo
As mentioned earlier, setting up your own Dropshipping business with Oberlo literally takes less than 15 minutes, and you would be good to start receiving order, and automatically dispatching it to your customers the same day. In the following two quick points, we will walk you through the exact procedure of setting up your store on Shopify with Oberlo’s dropshipping offerings.
Create your Shopify Account
Since Oberlo is owned by the famous E-commerce platform, as of now it supports dropshipping services only via Shopify.
If you already have an E-commerce store via Shopify then you may safely ignore this step. For others, just go to Shopify.com, hit the “Get Started” button the top-right corner, and fill the basic details about you and the shop that you decide to set up.
Install Oberlo App
Once you have set up your store at Shopify, you can navigate to the “Apps” section available on the left navigation bar on the website as seen in the image below.
From there on, it is pretty self-explanatory as to how you could install the Oberlo app from within the Shopify. Again, as seen in the image below, just grant the required permission and hit the ‘Install’ button.
Voila, it is all done. You are now ready to start selecting the products for your store and start making $$ without having to bother about storing the inventory, losses towards any untoward incidents in the warehouse.
For first time E-commerce business men, the biggest advantage that we can recollect about Dropshipping based E-commerce business is that, you don’t even have to worry about the viability of the store since you get to try Shopify for free for the first two weeks and Oberlo is anyway a free tool to use for life.