Are you planning on dropshipping and launching your own online store? Then you'd better choose your supplier and the platform that best suits your needs carefully. Among the latter, Shopify IT is one that stands out in terms of security, freedom of customization and ease of management. But what is dropshipping and why is it catching on so quickly? Let's find out together and try to understand where we are in Italy.
Dropshipping: what is it and why are so many people approaching it?Although dropshipping is an increasingly popular form of business, not everyone knows its characteristics and advantages. Dropshipping is an online commerce strategy that allows you to sell products without physically owning them. Therefore, it does not require the management of any inventory or shipments.
This is taken care of by the supplier in a completely autonomous manner. This makes dropshipping a quick and safe way to approach online commerce. Of course, in order to be successful, the retailer will have to choose the items he wants to sell very carefully, find the right market price, and take care of his marketing strategy in order to gain the trust of his customers. Lately, dropshipping has been gaining ground also in Italy, thanks to some international platforms that provide their services for free in our language. The importance of these platforms, together with that of the suppliers (often the same platforms offer a preferential access to one or more wholesalers/supplier
s), is fundamental to reach customers, limit expenses and maximize earnings.
In this regard, it is worth remembering that the profits guaranteed by dropshipping are rather low (around 10/15% on each product sold), which is why the choice of supplier is even more important. The advantages of
dropshippingWhatare the advantages offered by this innovative type of business that continues to make proselytes in our country?
- Limited initial investment. Dropshipping imposes few initial costs. This is due to the way it works: every time a retailer places an order and sends it to their supplier, the end customer has already paid for it, so there's no need to pay anything up front, other than site maintenance and advertising costs.
- Infinite sales opportunities : since you don't have to manage the items directly, within your own warehouse, you can propose anything, including large products
- Unlimited purchasing opportunities : paying close attention to the quality of the selected items, you can sign commercial contracts with cheap and reliable intermediaries, allowing you to add to your store any kind of product, including the most unobtainable ones
- Total independence : dropshipping offers the possibility to manage your business from anywhere. All you need is a good Internet connection and a device to monitor orders and shipments.
It doesn't get any easier than that.