Now that you know the ins and outs of dropshipping, it’s time you began setting up your online dropshipping store. A website is key to a successful business because:
- It’ll be a platform on which your customers can place orders and see available products
- It’ll send payments straight to your bank account
- It’ll allow you to manage orders
- It allows you to communicate with customers
Your website is the driving force behind your entire business – but don’t let this scare you. Thankfully, building a top quality website isn’t as daunting a task as it may sound, and you won’t have to fork out a load of cash to web designers to do it for you. Most of it is completely doable by anybody. You will absolutely need a website before reaching out to suppliers. This will give the impression that you’re already making sales and thus a reliable business partner for wholesalers to make.
Shopify is an excellent site to use to get your site going and it’s tailored to suit dropshippers. Not only will you acquire a space in which to create a website, but they’ll also give you full support in doing so. Shopify charges $29 per month for this service which, compared to your expected profits from the business itself, is definitely an affordable investment.
It’s a good idea to set up a few, around 10-15, demo products for your site. To do this, you’ll just need to Google your product category and copy and paste a few images and descriptions. These aren’t going to be your actual products, their purpose is to just let suppliers know that you’re a legitimate business that’s going to make sales. You can remove and edit these demo products after a deal has been established with your supplier.
Once you’ve got your deal with a supplier sorted you’re good to go! Using the tips in my previous articles you’ll have all the information you need on choosing profitable products. Combine this with Shopify’s website-building guide and you’ll be all finished and ready to start making sales.
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