Many Canadians are interested in selling products online, either with their own website or through eBay and Amazon. Drop shipping provides a low-risk option for starting an online business in Canada. Today’s supplier portals (gateways) and apps make it really easy to find and sell millions of products globally. The most difficult part is choosing […]
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 […]
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.
When I first started working online way back in the 90’s, getting a fully-featured online store meant hiring a programmer (or a team of programmers) to build one. Additionally, you would need a designer because the programmer would only focus on the store functionality. The overall launch expense was enormous, but it only began with […]
So you’ve decided that drop shipping will be part of your Canadian online store, but how do you make it happen?
One of the most daunting tasks in online retail is deciding what products to sell. When you use drop shipping the pressure is far less than if you had to order hundreds of items for in-house inventory, but can still be a massive undertaking. Experts have ways to take the pain out of the product […]
It’s no secret that Canadian businesses have been slower to embrace eCommerce than some other countries. One reason they give for this is being intimidated by competitors, not the least of which are huge marketplaces like Amazon and eBay. Additionally, they’re intimidated by eCommerce and entering an entirely different sales environment.