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Start an Online Business Dropshipping Products

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What is Dropshipping?

Dropshipping is a method of ecommerce where an online store sells products to consumers, but the merchandise moves directly from the wholesaler to the final consumer without being handled or stored by the retailer. A drop-shipper could be a manufacturer, distributor, or other supplier. Drop shipping is a straightforward business model that requires store owners to work closely with their distributors, ensuring a seamless supply chain and keeping the behind-the-scenes handoffs out of sight from the customer.

This partnership between the retailer and the distributor is what makes dropshipping different from other business models. You don’t have to buy your products upfront or pay for somewhere to store them. You don’t have to manufacture anything yourself. All you need to do is build an online store that sells well and make sure your fulfillment process is running smoothly.

How does dropshipping work?

The most convenient way to sell online

Dropshipping involves selling products through your online store, which are then fulfilled directly by the supplier. No need for packing, shipping, or maintaining inventory — just simple, hands-off sales. Here’s how 3dcart makes dropshipping easier than ever.


The customer places their order in your online store

Your customer shops as normal, placing items in their cart on your 3dcart store. Payment is processed as usual.


Your store forwards the order to a third-party supplier

The customer’s order information is passed to your supplier for fulfillment. You pay the item’s wholesale price, and keep your markup and profits.


The supplier ships the order to the customer

Orders are shipped with your own store’s name, address, and logo on the packing slip and invoice — the customer never knows you’re a dropshipper.


Your store informs the customer that their order has been shipped

The customer receives an email from your online store to let them know their order is on the way. The notification comes from you, not your supplier.



Dropshipping Platforms

No matter your industry, niche, or supplier, you can build and grow your business with 3dcart.

Drop shipping is a supply chain management method in which the retailer does not keep goods in stock but instead transfers its customer’s orders and shipment details to either the manufacturer, another retailer, or a wholesaler, who then ships the goods directly to the customer.





Frequently asked questions


Yes, you need a minimal investment to create your ecommerce website. Also, some dropshippers have setup fees or monthly fees.
There are no restrictions, you can start your dropshipping store with any plan from the Startup to the Pro.
A dropshipping business refers to an online eCommerce business that sells products that will be shipped directly from the distributor to the consumer.
Yes, dropshipping is legal. It's a type of order fulfillment that allows your business not to keep any inventory while the distributor handles the shipping to the customer directly.
No, Alibaba is a wholesale supplier and while you can find products to resell in your store, you need to buy them in bulk, warehouse them and ship them to your customers. Aliexpress is the retail marketplace from Alibaba, and it can be used for dropshipping products in your business.
Yes. Amazon has a drop shipping policy that establishes that as long as you're the seller of record, and your business information is the one displayed in the invoices and packing slips, you can sell drop shipped products.
Yes. dropshipping is permitted by eBay policies, as long as you can guarantee delivery within 30 days of the end of the listing.
Yes. many dropshippers don't charge any membership fees.

Dropshipping Portfolio

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