Before embarking on dropshipping, it’s important to understand how it works. Which CMS used? Which application is the most effective to manage your dropshipping? Where to get supplies? So many questions to answer before setting up a store, here are the answers to some of them to help you.
What is dropshipping?
Dropshipping is having an online store and selling products that are not in stock. You will create a store via a CMS to which you will associate a plugin, which will allow you to import the chosen products from the selected supplier. We are talking about a tripartite sale, between you, the end customer and your supplier.
When the customer is in your store, he makes his purchases as he could in a classic e-shop, he selects his products, adds them to his basket and places his order. Then this order will be prepared and sent directly to the customer by the supplier. There are many possibilities, many CMS and the choice between several suppliers, so you have to take your time to make the right choice and use the right tools, to have a successful store.
Opt for Oberlo for your dropshipping store
Oberlo is an additional application, to be added to your CMS, which allows you to manage your entire dropshipping system. Choosing this system has many advantages and this is what this app allows you to do:
- You have direct access to thousands of products, among hundreds of categories
- Once you have selected several products you will be able to refine your choice thanks to the different indicators, indicating to you if it is a product sold well, if there is a lot of competition, as well as the number of views.
- You do not need to manage the shipping of products, which gives you more time for your communication and after-sales service
- Take advantage of the Oberlo extension which is free, it saves you time to import your products and automatically manage your orders.
Find the ideal supplier
By choosing Oberlo, you will have to go through the Aliexpress platform, which allows you to have the choice between thousands of products, but also of supplier. It’s not the only platform out there, but it’s one of the best.
Aliexpress, is a giant created in 2010, owned by Alibaba, it offers products at unbeatable prices. This marketplace is one of the most visited sites in the world and allows direct contact with suppliers, without going through intermediaries.
The Oberlo application allows you to filter the suppliers available on Aliexpress, product statistics, the ordering from the suppliers is done very quickly. You will be able to benefit from many advices, as well as a whole documentation to choose the products that you will sell on your store.