Many startups start their dropshipping business with small capital which is only enough to build their website and start selling. With no money to use for marketing, drop shippers will find it hard to drive traffic to their store and convert them to customers. This is a common issue that drop shippers have to deal with in the early stages of dropshipping.

Just like in any other business, for a dropshipping business to succeed, you have to get the word out there so people can find you. An ad campaign is not the only way to market your dropshipping products


Do you have a list of potential dropshipping suppliers but don’t know how to approach them? Did you send an email to a supplier to request a price quotation but didn’t get a reply? Have you listed products in your dropshipping store but don’t have the details to write the descriptions? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions then you came to the right place.

Today, I will share with you a few tips on how to speak to dropshipping suppliers, get approval to drop ship their products, and get more information you’ll need for your business.

Do you need approval from the supplier before dropshipping products?

Absolutely…


Can you make more money online with affiliate marketing or with dropshipping? This is the dilemma that most entrepreneurs encounter when they look for profitable opportunities online. Affiliate marketing and drop shipping are two of the most favored means of generating profit online nowadays. They are both low-risk, high-profit business models that are easy to set up immediately. The two models operate without inventory and do not require the shipping of goods to their customers. Although they have similarities, there are also notable differences that you have to consider as they may affect your daily life. …


Dropshipping is a highly-competitive business model. To keep up with the competition, you’ll have to always keep an eye on your competitors. How are they marketing their products? What kind of content are they posting? Who are the people they’re targeting? These are just some of the things you would want to know to improve your strategies.

One thing you should pay attention to is your dropshipping competitors’ ads on Facebook and Instagram. If you’re not yet aware of the advantages of spying on their advertisement strategies, let me list them down for you.

  1. Learn who are the people or…

Running a dropshipping business with a full-time job can be quite challenging. You’ll have to find time to take care of everything such as processing orders, answering emails, posting content on social media, and so on. If you’re a working mom, finding time is almost impossible. Yet, if you are determined to have a side business to run despite your busy schedule and many responsibilities, no one can stand in your way.

To help you find time to run a dropshipping business while working full time, I have a list of suggestions that have worked for me which may also…


The PayPal Jail is where many eBay drop shippers find themselves in the early stages of running their business. If you’re a new seller on eBay, you’re likely to experience having your PayPal payment frozen after making your first sale. When you haven’t read all of Ebay’s policies as well as PayPal’s before starting your dropshipping business, you might end up panicking over the hold funds. The truth is, it can become a recurring nightmare if you don’t know the answers to the following questions:

  • Why did you get trapped in the PayPal Jail?
  • What should you do to avoid…

More and more people are looking to the dropshipping business model as a way of generating low-risk, steady income with small capital. As a result, the competition in this industry is getting harder and harder as the number of competitors is increasing every day. To be able to stand out from competitors, you must find ways to add value in your dropshipping business for people to buy from you instead of your competitors.

Merely listing off the features of your dropshipping products is not enough. You have to go beyond that to show your value to potential consumers. Gain their…


Selling online exposes you to fraudulent credit card transactions. This is a common problem that all eCommerce businesses, dropshipping or not, faces every time they receive an order. As you will not be able to check the actual credit cards in an online transaction, validating the real customer can be very difficult. If you don’t have security measures in place, you’ll end up losing the sale of your products and incur additional losses to the chargebacks of the credit card companies.

Common eCommerce Frauds to Watch Out For

Friendly Fraud

This is a kind of fraud committed by real customers without malicious intent. This happens when they don’t recognize…


Acquiring customers for a dropshipping business will take time and money. You have to make your presence known to the people out there. With so many dropshipping businesses vying for consumers’ attention everyone is using different marketing strategies to engage their target audiences and convince them to visit their stores. In these times when more and more people are using social media to get ideas for almost everything, they do in life, running ads to get attention for your business may not be enough.

Social media is where businesses will focus their customer service according to marketing projections. Ninety percent…


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Dropshipping is a business model that lets you sell products without inventory. As it is the supplier who will handle the fulfillment of customer orders, all you have to focus on is the acquisition of customers, processing of orders, and providing customer service. With this model, you’ll be able to expand your customer base to include international consumers by dropshipping products worldwide.

David Linder

Founder of ProductMafia.com winning dropshipping products uploaded daily.

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