Online Store / Dropship
If you already have a
store then you know just what is involved when dealing with
stock, shipping, returns & customers, an Online Store is no
For a first time internet
marketer it might come as a bit of shock. I don't wish to
discourage anyone but if you are looking to do this as a second
line of income then you must be prepared to return phone calls
& emails in your spare time.
Before you go rushing into
design & committing your time to a web store you first need
to source products to sell - AT A PROFIT - If you cannot make a
reasonable margin then there is no point in doing
If you already have a
brick & mortar store or have items to sell you can skip
ahead to How to
Build an Online Store, however
it never hurts to expand your
offerings & capture a larger audience, be careful not
to diversify too far but complimentary products are
always a good idea.
Dropshipping is by far the
easiest & safest way of running an online store. You don't
have to buy stock up front so its also the cheapest
Drop Ship wholesalers will
normally provide both product images & descriptions so all
you have to do is add the product to your store as you would
any other product.
Dropshippers will even provide the website templates
& design so research before you
So what is
When a customer buys a
product, you then turnaround and purchase the product from the
wholesaler this way you are not out of pocket. The wholesaler
will package & ship direct to your customers, there may
also be an extra charge for the dropshipping service so ensure
you read the wholesalers terms of service & keep an eye on
their shipping charges.
You may also want to try
your hand on Ebay or other auction sites just make sure you set
a min to cover your costs, then any bid above min is
Dropship Wholesalers &
One avenue of product
sourcing that is very rarely pursued is to check out your local
specialty & craft stores, discuss a wholesale discount with
the store manager. Store Managers love sales they
don't have to work for! Take pictures of
the products you intend to market & post online.
This is a great way to get
original content, it seems crazy but you would be amazed just
how many specialty stores don't sell online.
Stores is the perfect
solution if you don't want the hassle of building your own
ProStores offers a
complete Turnkey Experience!
Hosting / Storefront /
Shopping Cart / Real-time payments / Easy setup and
They feature professional full custom
designs and other services from their Certified
A turnkey website will certainly jump
start your business & save you an allot of time!
If you Google
Dropship Website or Dropship
Store you will find a number of wholesalers
offering ready built sites.