11 to 13 DECEMBER, 10:00 - 18:00
Dubai World Trade Centre
What is dropshipping?
To sell products online in the past, you needed a substantial product inventory, typically stored in a warehouse, with staff to pack and send products to your customers every time an order was made.
A fulfilment method, dropshipping is when an online merchant uses the products and distribution channels of a third party to sell products they promote on their website or online store.
Consider this scenario. A customer buys a product from your online store. You receive the order, which is then sent to the third-party manufacturer or supplier who packs and ships the product to the customer. You never physically see or handle the product, but you collect the profits, minus the wholesale cost and any delivery or service charges.
How can you benefit?
Dropshipping significantly lowers the investment barrier to starting your own e-commerce business. Since you only pay for the product once you’ve made the sale, you don’t need to worry about the investment capital required for purchasing initial inventory.
You can also launch with a wider range of products and easily add more as your customer base grows. And if a product isn’t selling, simply remove it from your website without losing money on already-paid-for inventory.
The dropshipping model also gives business owners the freedom to work from anywhere. Without the need for a warehouse or storage facility, all you need is a laptop and an internet connection to run your online store – which, in turn, lowers your overheads.
Which suppliers provide this facility?
At the expo, you will find many suppliers providing this facility as it has proven to be beneficial for both the parties. All you need to do is consult with your supplier and enquire different dropship options with them.Category : Blog