How does dropshipping work?

No more up front inventory costs or shipping logistics. With dropshipping, products are sent directly from your wholesaler to your customers.

  1. Step oneYour customer places an order from your online store
  2. Step twoYour store automatically sends the order to your dropshipping supplier
  3. Step threeYour dropshipping supplier prepares your customer’s order
  4. Step fourYour dropshipping supplier ships the order directly to your customer

How to find products to sell online

Not sure where to start? Read the complete guide to finding, evaluating, validating, and sourcing a product to sell online.

Jumpstart your dropshipping business with Shopify

Launch for less

Start your dropshipping business with minimal costs. Using a dropshipping supplier means saving on inventory space, and not paying for products until you’ve sold them.

Work on what matters

Fulfill and ship orders with only a few clicks. Dropshipping suppliers free up time to perfect your products, optimize your marketing, and talk with your customers.

Sell globally

Grow your business by selling to customers all over the world. Many dropshipping suppliers offer worldwide warehousing and fulfillment.

Test for success

Experiment with new products, suppliers, and sales channels. Dropshipping is a low-risk way to find what works best for you and your business.