Things To Consider When Choosing a Dropshipping Supplier

Let me ask you something, how did you come across the term Dropshipping?

Was it through Google or was it when you started looking for suppliers to start your Online Boutique?


Dropshipping is a unique retail selling model that allows you sell items without having to keep any products in stock. You partner up with a supplier(s) that stock in your inventory and handle everything for you from packaging to shipping.

But, what are the things to consider when choosing a Dropshipping Supplier?

But how do you know if the supplier you are looking into is (1) legit and (2) worth considering?

Therefore I decided to make a list of five essential factors to consider when choosing a drop-ship supplier –

+ Products Options – I know it’s cliche, but it’s important to find a supplier that provides products that fit your niche. Along with this, they should also have pictures and description that you can use when listing products in your store.

+ Customer Support System – Opt-in for a dropshipper that has a good customer system in place. Many small companies out there that may have inventory to sell at cheaper rates than their competitors but would have a poor customer service. This not only affects their business but can also have an impact on yours.

+ Shipping Prices – According to a research conducted by Amazon, 46% of customers, will not go ahead with order processing if they are not offered with “free shipping”. Knowing shipping prices is essential when selecting a dropshipper.

+ Handling Returns and Refunds – Different suppliers have different systems in place for handling returns and refunds. Some even charge a certain %age of re-stocking fees when returning un-damaged goods just because the customer changed their mind. Make sure you know all these information.

Most of this information can be found in the FAQ section of the supplier, however, if not, don’t hesitate to ask them. It is very important to have all the information before you start selling.

PS – If you are looking for suppliers to start your Online Boutique, be sure to snag the “List Of Wholesalers For Online Clothing Boutique” from the website to make research a walk in the park!


Let Today Be The Start Of Something New.


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