Want to start a Shopify store without dealing with the headaches related to shipping, inventory, and fulfillment? Get this: Dropshipping is a popular business model where manufacturers ship products straight to customers on your behalf. With the execution taken care of, dropshipping is an excellent opportunity for ecommerce entrepreneurs who are more interested in the marketing and sales aspects of running a business. It’s also a great way to get started in ecommerce quickly and cheaply — with a lot fewer logistical nightmares and long nights!
It gets even better: Shopify has a ton of all-in-one dropshipping app integrations — so many that they’re the number one ecommerce platform for dropshipping brands. All you need to do is set up your Shopify account and store, connect with a dropshipping partner via one of the many available tools, and start selling right away!
But with the sheer number of services, databases, and suppliers available in the Shopify app store, how do you know which ones will work best for your brand? After all, the last thing you want is for customers to receive packages that look chewed up by a wild animal or for products to turn up wildly different compared to the photos on your site. It’s crucial that you find amazing dropshipping partners who are communicative and reliable — all while offering a range of high-quality items in your niche.
As always, we’re here to help you out. Check out a quick guide to our five favorite dropshipping services and tools that’ll get you one step closer to fulfilling your ecommerce dreams. (And don’t forget to download the AdRoll app for Shopify to automate and turbocharge your marketing efforts!).
Angie is the Content Marketing Manager at AdRoll. Prior to AdRoll, she was a Content Writer at various digital marketing agencies. A writer by day and a reader by night, Angie’s other hobbies include cooking and learning useless movie trivia.