First things first, need a website to make all that work. That website is going to serve you in a handful of ways:
- It’s where your customers see the products and can order them.
- It’s where you collect payments from the customers.
- It’s where you manage the orders.
- It’s where you can configure the pipeline to then send those orders to your suppliers.
- It’s where your suppliers can communicate back with you, and let you know that the order has been fulfilled.
In a sentence, the website drives your whole drop shipping business.
You don’t need to hire a designer or another “website pro.” You can do most of the work yourself.
For instance, Shopify has a great guide about drop shipping, and they’ve made it quite clear that they have built a system that caters to those who drop ship products. What this means is that you can safely just sign up with Shopify – a hosted website service – and they will help you build and launch your drop shipping website from A to Z, and with minimal technical hassle.
Shopify offers a free trial. Just take them up on that offer and test out the platform for yourself. If you don’t like it, no problem. There are some alternatives out there as well.
From the day an entrepreneur starts a business, he exposes himself to certain risks. Even before the first employee is hired, a business is at risk, making it important to have the right insurance in place.