Here’s how to start a Dropship business – Different types of businesses in the millennial era are diverse. One of the conditions to be able to start a business is the capital. The absence of capital is often a scourge in the general public that when it comes to opening a business must have a very large capital.
But did you know that there are actually many types of businesses that can be run even with very minimal capital and even without capital. Is it possible to build a business without capital? Of course it’s possible. Because there is a term in the business world that may be lay in the ear namely Dropship.
What is Dropship?
Dropship is a method of online buying and selling where we do not need to stock goods or process the delivery of orders / orders.
How does Dropship work?
When starting a business with dropship method then all we have to do is do a product promotion in the form of a photo / product image only. Product photos for promotion can be obtained from Dropship supplier. In this case we sell online, can by opening online stores on Marketplace such as Tokopedia, Bukalapak, and Shopee. You can also sell and promote on social media such as Facebook and Instagram.
What is the venture capital with the Dropship method?
Business capital with this method can be said to be zero rupiah aka no capital. It says without capital because all it takes to start a Dropship business is simply a Smartphone and an internet package or using a laptop computer if any. But before starting a business like this it would be nice to take a look at some of the steps to start the following Dropship business.
Here’s How to Start a Dropship Business
1. Find a Supplier
The first step in starting a business with dropship method is to find a Supplier. So this supplier will provide stock and delivery orders on behalf of your Online Shop (Olshop). Tips for finding dropship suppliers are those that already have a good reputation. See also testimonials from its customers. If you need to find a dropship group or community so you can get supplier recommendations.
2. Create Your Own Online Shop
Although your business is Dropship which means you don’t have your own products doesn’t mean you can’t open or create your own online shop. You can use Tokopedia, Bukalapak, and Shopee to create an online store and then fill the storefront with interesting product photos and descriptions.
3. Promotion on Social Media
Now this is an age where everyone prefers to spend their time just on social media like Facebook and Instagram. Well if so means you can take advantage of the situation to sell / promote. If on Facebook you can promote on a buy and sell group or on a marketplace. Then for promotions on Instagram you can by creating interesting photos or images then you optimize by adding interesting descriptions. You can also do paid promotions like Endorsment and Facebook Ads.
4. Friendly to prospective buyers
If you have potential buyers serve them well. E.g. asking what product is being searched, telling about promo, shipping and so on. If then there are potential buyers who do not buy you should stay friendly. This kind of thing for beginners will feel heavy, but over time you will get used to it and be able to provide the best service.
5. Always Update
Business with Dropship method demands that it always update, be it stock from suppliers, prices, discounts, and so on. Don’t let the photos you put up are empty products and disappoint your potential customers. Usually suppliers have their own group that contains information about promo, price, and availability of goods. So your job is to always update the product so that it does not fail the order.
That’s the step and preparation of the effort with the Dropship method. From this discussion I can conclude that the main key in running this business is always updating the price and goods of the supplier so that there is no misunderstanding between the prospective buyer and the seller. Just get here discussion this time see you in the next article. Thanks