Ecommerce is the fastest-growing segment in Canada’s digital economy. Retail ecommerce in Canada is expected to bring in over $106 billion in 2023, according to eMarketer. Canadian sellers who want to meet this demand with profitable products, must consider everything from the wholesale price to market saturation. A little inside knowledge can further ensure success […]
Many Canadians are interested in selling products online, either with their own website or through an online marketplace. Drop shipping provides a low-risk option for starting an ecommerce business in Canada, because it doesn’t require you to stock inventory or deal with shipping.
Canadian online retailers and individual sellers are eagerly pursuing the opportunities that drop shipping brings, only to hit a brick wall when it comes to finding Canadian wholesalers/manufacturers/distributors who offer drop shipping services.
Online sellers, be they individuals or larger companies, sometimes reject drop-shipped order fulfillment because they’re concerned about the management of returns. It’s becoming easier to process returned merchandise, as both the suppliers and sellers work towards simplifying the process. At this point, it’s not much more convoluted than handling returns from direct-to-consumer sales.
It can be frustrating and time consuming to find wholesale product suppliers for your business in Canada, particularly in specialty niches. Whether you’re sourcing supplies to make your own products or stocking your virtual shelves, finding the right supplier is usually a long and involved process. Many factors are involved in the decision, from quality […]
It can be frustrating to track down Canadian dropshipping companies. Most Canadian retailers and wholesalers haven’t caught on to the opportunity, or they dismissed it long before it was the feasible fulfillment option it is today. International companies that serve Canadian sellers are much more plentiful.
Drop shipping (often written as ‘dropshipping‘) is an ecommerce fulfillment model, in which the wholesaler allows online stores to sell their products without stocking inventory. A customer orders a product from your website or marketplace listing, you pay the wholesale price for it, then the wholesaler sends the item to your customer on your behalf. […]
There are countless opportunities to sell custom products online. Whether it’s a funny t-shirt, a magazine, or a phone case sporting your original artwork, the demand can be consistently high for anything remotely original. You can have a third party apply your own original designs to a wide range of products, but it will mean […]
Drop shipping is a simple enough concept. You make arrangements with a wholesale supplier, manufacturer or distributor to sell their products direct online, as opposed to having an inventory of products in your physical location. You can offer these products on your own website, or via online auctions like eBay, or through a sellers’ market […]
Product Trends are identified by analyzing the latest consumer behaviours, and anticipating future demand with data & instinct. Trends are especially important to drop shippers, because they have a unique ability to test & change products rapidly. Mastering the art of trend spotting and related product selection makes drop shipping more profitable, and addresses competition […]