Are you in a rut? Do you fee like a hamster on a wheel, and that you’re just working to live? If that’s the case, you’re not alone. However, that probably doesn’t make you feel any better either. After all this is your life and you only get one go at it. This all sounds as if it’s going to lead into some sort of miracle cure for your financial and “life satisfaction” worries, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. What you’re going to learn about in the following few words is drop shipping, and how it might be the answer to your troubles.
So, What Is Drop Shipping?
In a nutshell drop shipping is a way in which people can run online stores without all the overheads that go with it. For example, say you would like to open an online store selling fashion accessories, or sports equipment? Sounds like hard work doesn’t it? Well, drop shipping can make this much easier for you.
All you need to do is find a wholesaler and some way of marketing your business. When someone places an order with you, you place an order with the wholesaler, and they do the rest. This means you don’t have the worry of investing lots of money in stock that may or may not sell. The delivery side of the business is also dealt with by the wholesaler, so that’s another worry off your plate!
The beauty of this way of doing business online is it’s very simple to keep up with your profits. Basically, all you do is pay for the item you’ve ordered, and then invoice your customer the amount that’s been agreed.
Sound Too Good To Be True?
Drop shipping does actually work. You only have to take a look at auction sites like eBay to see the proof for your-self. However, this doesn’t mean you will get rich quick and you need to choose your product wisely. There is no point on deciding to deal in something that won’t interest anyone. You also need to think about how you market your business. Of course, setting up an account on an auction site might be the best option to start with. However, a LOT of other people are also running a drop shipping business from home in this way.
All Is Not Lost
Aside from the one main headache with running a home business like this (which as said, is how you get your customers) with some hard work and dedication you can make a living in this way. Think about it? All you need is a laptop with an internet connection, a customer base and a supplier. You don’t have any overheads to speak of, and once you gain trust with your client base, word will soon spread.
Remember, you’re dealing with the internet which is global so you can reach out to customers all over the planet without leaving your seat. Just don’t forget that customers will not come to you, and this is where most of the hard work will take place.
AFM are a fulfillment services company used to dealing with all types of eCommerce business.