What is Dropshipping on Shopify? With Rafael Cintron

What is Dropshipping on Shopify? With Rafael Cintron

Curious about dropshipping on Shopify? Want to know what it is and if it’s right for you? Read on to learn more about Shopify dropshipping.  

And, for more information, check out Rafael Cintron, ecommerce coach, on YouTube.  

Defining Dropshipping

Dropshipping is an ecommerce business model where the entrepreneur does not handle the product directly. Instead, they act as a middleman between the supplier and the consumer.  

So, when a consumer buys a product through their store, the entrepreneur contacts the supplier. The supplier then sends the product to the consumer.  

Using Shopify for Dropshipping

Shopify is one of the best ecommerce platforms for dropshipping. Entrepreneurs love it because of its good reputation and reliability.  

To get started, you will have to open your own Shopify store. Then, you must find products to sell. You can do this by using an app like Oberlo. Oberlo lets you sort through suppliers and list their products on your store.

Once customers buy products through your store, you can fulfill their orders through Oberlo. The supplier will take care of the rest by sending the product to the customer.  

The Pros and Cons

This business model has many advantages over traditional ecommerce stores. These include:  

  • You don’t need as much capital to get started
  • You don’t have a bunch of inventory lying around
  • Low overhead costs
  • You can work from anywhere
  • You can easily scale your business

But, like with anything, there are bound to be downsides. Some to keep in mind include:  

  • Low profit margins
  • Supplier errors
  • Limited control over the product’s branding

How to Make Your Shopify Business Successful

Using the dropshipping model for your Shopify business can be very profitable. To learn more about how to make your Shopify store successful, check out Rafael Cintron, ecommerce coach, on YouTube.