It almost sounds like a contradiction. If you own a store, how can you increase your volume, while lowering your overhead? The answer is with a reliable dropshipping service. The use of technology has simplified how people buy goods online, and technology has now simplified how those goods are delivered.
Dropshipping is a relatively new term that has caught on as more people see the fiscal opportunities with owning a Shopify store to sell products. Most people get into retail or e-commerce because they have creative ideas for products, or they want to put their own artistic designs on everyday items that people need. With the right programming in place, you can even give creative control to your audience, so they can mock up their own designs. Dropshipping is basically outsourcing the manufacturing and delivery of your sold products.
Finding a dropshipper to handle the back-end of your Shopify store is the ideal solution to the logistical headaches associated with manufacturing. Here are 3 major benefits to dropshipping that will influence the way you think to run your business.
No Inventory = No Risk
The greatest benefit of dropshipping is that it allows storeowners to jump immediately into e-commerce without having to manage any inventory. Each item you sell through Shopify is made on-demand, which means there are no costs upfront. Your business is then all profit, since you will be marking up the price based on what it will cost you to produce from the manufacturer. The money you save here allows you to invest more in marketing, advertising, and other ways to expand your business.
How it works is actually very simple. Using our company as an example, when your customer orders an item, that request is automatically sent through our system to a manufacturer who will print the design on the product, and ship it to your customer. We provide white-label service which means we brand your logo on each package so the receiver believes you sent the item directly. They’ll have no idea another company was even in the picture.
Please note not all dropshippers provide this service, that’s just one of the perks of partnering with us!
Traditional retail stores are limited by geographically constrained customers. With e-commerce you have the ability to reach just about anyone with an internet connection. By partnering with a dropship company who can fulfill your customer’s orders, you are exponentially increasing the number of potential buyers. You can sell to people all over the country, or with the right service, all over the world!
Increase Your Options
The hard part is doing the proper vetting that it takes to find a dropshipping company who actually provides good customer support. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a service that found those reliable options for you? Wait for it – that’s what we do! Our Shopify App gives you access to manufacturers we’ve thoroughly tested and have proven themselves trustworthy. We are constantly sourcing for new vendors to add on because this provides you another enormous benefit - a wider selection of products for you to offer.
Our product catalog has more variety to it than our dropshipping competitors, and that’s because we’ve done all the legwork to provide you with the best options available.
So remember, with dropshipping, you’ll never have to worry about:
- Managing or paying for a warehouse
- Packing and shipping your orders
- Tracking inventory for accounting reasons
- Handling returns and inbound shipments
- Continually ordering products and managing stock level
Dropshipping reduces your risk and will win you a greater number of customers who want your stuff. The way for you to truly separate from the rest of the e-commerce pack is utilizing your own unique ideas. We want you to stick to what you’re good at and what you love doing. Having a trustworthy dropshipping partner who cares about your customers orders as much as you do will give you more time to devote to new designs and new campaigns.
There’s nothing stopping you from getting started today. Get the infrastructure you need to make your ideas a reality by signing up with Gooten.