Knowledgebase : UniteXpress > Dropshipping Journey
01- How to Start Dropshipping?- From Basics to Beginning...
Posted by Mark Walter on 19 March 2017 06:08 pm

First, let's check this Infographic of Dropshipping. This may give you glimpse of the core concept in simple way.

Drop Shipping Infographic

(Image Credit: thedropshipfactory.com)

According to Shopify: Dropshipping is...

"Dropshipping is a retail fulfillment method where a store doesn't keep the products it sells in stock. Instead, when a store sells a product, it purchases the item from a third party and has it shipped directly to the customer. As a result, the merchant never sees or handles the product.

The biggest difference between dropshipping and the standard retail model is that the selling merchant doesn't stock or own inventory. Instead, the merchant purchases inventory as needed from a third party – usually a wholesaler or manufacturer – to fulfill orders."

 (Source: https://www.shopify.com/guides/dropshipping/understanding-dropshipping)


 Now, Let's see one more extract concept to get better picture for Drop-Shipping.

Basically there there are major 5 Steps to fullfil the entire process. Where all 5 steps can be varied through various tools available on the net. 

  1. Shop Platform (Here we have SHOPIFY.com site Builder exclusive for E-commerces)
  2. Payment Gateway (Normally PayPal.com. Although Shopify & Other 3rd party venders provide Payment processing service)
  3. Dropshipper (Here AliExpress.com)
  4. Shipper (Here e-Packet of China. Although any relaibel Courier or Shipping Agent.)
  5. Marketing Platforms or channels (Here we Facebook Adverting)

Each section mentioned above has its own reliability for making an entire drop-shipping process either Standard Or ExpressSo, let's begin the journey...