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10 Benefits Of Launching Drop Shipping Business In 2018

by Olga L. Marketing tips
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Jan 15, 2018 12 minute read
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10 benefits of drop shipping to enjoy in 2018

Are you looking for an easy and riskless way to boost your income? If you are thinking of starting your own business for this purpose, learn what benefits of drop shipping store you can get in 2018!

Why does it make sense to get a drop shipping store this year?

Well, the words are enough to describe all the advantages you will get from this decision, but we can name and explain at least 10 of them. Here you are!

Drop Shipping Business Benefits

1. No risk

10 benefits of drop shipping to enjoy in 2018

Fear is the reason why many people avoid starting their own business.

Even though everybody understands the benefits of being self-employed and independent, it is not easy for all of us to jump at the opportunity when it arises. People are scared to spend money during the preparatory stage because they are not sure that all the time, money and effort invested in this business will pay off.

This is why drop shipping gets so popular: nowadays, it is basically the only type of e-commerce business that can bring you solid profits even if you had really low upfront expenses. Plus, you can safely enjoy this business model and have no fear of any risk factors.

As a drop shipper, you don’t manufacture physical products, and don’t have to work manually.

At the same time, you spend no money on buying items for reselling.

Plus, you don’t have any extra costs related to renting a warehouse or an office and hiring staff.

Can you see it?

You have no financial obligations whatsoever.

Even if your business doesn’t work as planned at first, you don’t lose money or reputation.

The whole nature of drop shipping business means that you can easily open a drop shipping store at any moment of your life, and run it conveniently within the comfort of your own home. You can even close or resell your store if you need to, and anyway, you won’t be responsible for making your workers unemployed, or for having a huge rent to pay out, or to deal with hundreds of furious clients, or whatever.

2. Minimal effort

10 benefits of drop shipping to enjoy in 2018

Time and energy are additional factors that typically hold people back.

For a person that doesn’t have tons of free time, it’s not easy (and sometimes even impossible) to find any internal resources and put them into business research and setup.

Drop shipping, in turn, doesn’t demand you to invest all your time and efforts in the store management. It works quite the opposite way: with dozens of automated solutions, you can complete the majority of tasks automatically and save enough time for the things that require your personal attention and individual approach (most importantly, customer relations management).

The elements of your daily management routine that can surely be done automatically, without your direct involvement, include:

    • Promoting your store with the help of additional plugins and add-ons
  • And much much more!

As you can see, you can easily delegate the majority of everyday tasks to automated systems; this way, you can organize your day wisely and pay your personal attention only to the management issues that include human factor.

3. Making money from a hobby

10 benefits of drop shipping to enjoy in 2018

Drop shipping is the business that helps you live your teenage dream.

If you’ve always wanted to explore space, or to become a rock star, or live in a well-known universe, nothing holds you back from launching a drop shipping store on related topics.

The same is true for your current hobbies that you love and enjoy: if you like sewing, or dedicate your evenings to drawing, or adore pets’ grooming and training, you can definitely create a store aimed on like-minded people with the same interests.

In our personal experience, this is truly the best way to choose a drop shipping niche because:

    • You work with something you’re really passionate about, so you are highly motivated to keep going even if something doesn’t work out at the beginning
    • You know what your clients might want; you can professionally describe your items’ features to them, and offer a suitable alternative if necessary
  • You can create a nice and supportive atmosphere in your store and in social networks you run for it; this way, the store visitors will know you are an expert in your business, so they will trust you much more

Isn’t it awesome to run a business in the sphere you like, and use it to escape from everyday routine while making some lovely profits?

4. Helpful guidance

10 benefits of drop shipping to enjoy in 2018

Drop shipping business is quite young.

Still, the experience and knowledge accumulated in the industry is already impressive. People who already tried drop shipping are willing to share their business journeys and smart tips on thematic forums, and it gives you a brilliant opportunity to interact with proficient businessmen to learn a trick or two.

Plus, there exist enough educational materials and even guides to help you sort out anything you don’t know yet. You can even opt for video tutorials if you prefer this form of learning.

So, through choosing the most suitable type of educational materials and studying them carefully, you can find answers to the majority of your drop shipping questions. You definitely won’t be the earliest explorer who tries this business, so you’ll be able to avoid some critical drop shipping mistakes, and start your venture in a safe and smooth way.

5. Learning from the best

10 benefits of drop shipping to enjoy in 2018

Actually, drop shipping business now stays at a really curious point of its life cycle.

On the one hand, it’s quite mature already: successful entrepreneurs share their business stories, so you can take a look at some real-life examples and understand what you can expect from drop shipping and what is its potential.

On the other hand, this business field is not overly saturated yet; as for now, this model is mostly tried by people from well-developed countries with unlimited access to Internet. This is why it’s safe to say that drop shipping still has a huge potential for growth, especially in the emerging countries. And this is why it’s so important to get involved in business NOW: technologies get more and more advanced every month, and people from every region on the globe will soon get the technical opportunity to start drop shipping. It’s wise to take your spot before the competition get overwhelming, right?

6. Expanding your skills set

10 benefits of drop shipping to enjoy in 2018

Even if you decide to quit this business in some time, you won’t be left empty-handed.

Apart from all the money you’ve earned, you’ll have something even more valuable: knowledge and experience.

When you do drop shipping, you eventually get a bunch of priceless skills that can come in handy for your regular full-time job. These skills include social networks management, digital marketing in general, customer relations management, webstore performance analytics, and many others.

In the nowadays world where technologies and services are developing rapidly, these skills give you a substantial competitive advantage and prove you’re a knowledgeable specialist.

7. Unlimited growth potential

Have you seen this picture of Jeff Bezos that went viral recently?

10 benefits of drop shipping to enjoy in 2018

This is the year 1999; Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com, has no idea yet that he will build an unprecedented e-commerce empire and become the richest person of all time by 2018.

Having started from scratch, from launching a really basic online store, he became a role model and and inspiration for thousands of people all over the globe who explore the opportunities of e-commerce.

This is not the only story of this kind; Tony Hsieh, the founder of Zappos, also had a simple drop shipping store at the beginning of his business journey. Look what he managed to achieve!

The point is, there are no limits in this business. You can reach the heights you’ve never dreamed of, and one humble drop shipping store can be the right starting point. Why not give it a shot?

8. Thousands of vacant niches

10 benefits of drop shipping to enjoy in 2018

As we have already mentioned, drop shipping business is still staying at the growth stage. Technologies and automated solutions for its smooth running emerge every year, and new exciting products and product categories appear daily.

The point is, if you use AliExpress as the core platform to find and pick suppliers, you have over 100 million items to choose from – this lets you create a unique product offer and explore a highly specific product niche that is not taken by anyone yet. Plus, if you treat your webstore design wisely, you can create a one-of-a-kind shopping destination that is exclusive and atmospheric enough to stand out of the competition.

9. Fortunate growth of manufacturing technologies

10 benefits of drop shipping to enjoy in 2018

Have you heard about economy of scale?

Speaking in simple terms, it means that the more you produce, the lower are your production costs.

Since technologies and machinery are evolving rapidly, it becomes more and more profitable for manufacturers to produce items in huge amounts, and the price for this items gets lower gradually. This means that you can find great items on AliExpress for a fraction of the cost, and as the result, you can increase them several times after adding to your store – your buyer won’t notice the difference!

Compare this potential profit to the revenue you get from affiliate programs or paid ads – obviously, drop shipping easily beats all the other e-commerce business models thanks to its simplicity and incredible money-making potential.

10. Information technologies boost

10 benefits of drop shipping to enjoy in 2018

As we have outlined it in our previous article, developing markets demonstrate a huge potential in terms of becoming the perfect target segment for you.

With the rapid rise of various information technologies, transport infrastructure and logistics services, you as a dropshipper get unrivalled opportunities to meet effective demand on the markets that were previously unavailable in terms of their geographic location and/or Internet penetration, devices affordability, payment gateways availability, etc.

In other words, again, if you act quick enough, you can get a solid share of these emerging markets before they become overly competitive.

Don’t wait for too long; enjoy the numerous benefits of drop shipping while the market offers you this opportunity!

By Olga L.
Olga is a content creator at AliDropship, and she aims to explain the most complicated drop shipping concepts in the simplest terms possible.
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8 Comments
Swapnil Giri January 15, 2018 11:57:38

Intrsted

Ananta January 15, 2018 15:08:05

I want to do dropshipping business but I can’t understand how to start. Can you please help me how to start.

Farid Khan January 26, 2018 21:20:24

hi
I want to start dropshiping business. If I have $200 can I start itwith that kind of capital. what about if I creat my store on shopify?

    Yaroslav Nevsky January 29, 2018 4:43:37

    Hello, it is enough for start:
    AliDropship plugin – $89
    Domain name – $10
    One year hosting: – $48

DSM Tool March 13, 2018 7:59:26

Dropshipping can really be a profitable business to be in so long as it is done right. Great post!

Nelson yong April 28, 2018 10:37:04

Hi there. Im very interesting about dropshipping. Thanks for so much info. Can i ask, what the benefits to buy include hosting?

    Yaroslav Nevsky April 30, 2018 1:36:06

    If you include AliDropship hosting when you purchase the plugin, you get a reliable hosting solution for your website that is designed and optimised specially for dropshipping business.

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