In this step by step guide, you’ll learn how to start drop shipping using Wholesale Frog as a source to find suppliers. I’ll take you through the whole process, from understanding the drop ship model to choosing products, generating sales and processing orders.
Whether you’re an experienced drop shipper or someone who is brand new to the industry, follow these 5 simple steps and you’ll be on your way to running a booming drop shipping business in no time.
Step One: Understand How Drop Shipping Works
Before you start your journey towards becoming a master of drop shipping, you must first understand how the business model works. In simple terms, drop shipping is an order fulfilment technique in which products are sold online to end consumers and sourced directly from a supplier, usually a wholesaler or manufacturer. Instead of holding stock, the drop shipper only purchases an item after it’s been sold. In turn, the supplier ships the product direct to the customer on behalf of the drop shipper. For a full breakdown of how the model works, click here.
Step Two: Join Wholesale Frog & Find Suppliers
Now that you have a basic understanding of how the drop shipping business model works, it’s time to put it into action by joining Wholesale Frog for free and finding suppliers to start sourcing products.
- Simply click here to set up your free account.
- Once you’ve signed up, navigate to the Directory and use the many categories to find suitable suppliers
- Contact the suppliers or visit their website to find products to start selling
To learn more about choosing the right products to sell, click here.
Step Three: Start Selling the Products Through Online Channels
Once you’ve found a supplier and products to sell, simply list them on eBay, Amazon, your own website or wherever else you want for a higher marked up price. The more platforms you list on, the more sales you’ll make.
Step Four: Process Customer Orders
When a buyer purchases an item from you, they’ll pay you the full amount directly. You then purchase the item from the supplier for the cheaper price and input your customers address as the Shipping Address.
Once the supplier has processed and shipped the order, you then mark the item as dispatched through your selling channel and pass on any tracking information to the customer.
Step Five: Deal with Customers and any Problem Orders
The last step is to handle the customer service side of the business, this includes following up with your customers to ensure they’re satisfied with the product and service they received.
Every once in a while, you may come across a problem order. For example, the customer may want to return an item. If so, simply contact the supplier directly and they’ll give you instructions on how to return the item. You then forward the information or the return label to your customer. Your customer can simply return the item directly to the supplier.
In conclusion, if you follow these 5 simple steps, it won’t be long before you see the sales start to flow in. Stay motivated and keep growing your drop shipping business by listing more products and following up with customers to encourage repeat sales.
For more tips and tricks on how to choose products, price them and maximise sales, click here.