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#10. Dropshipper

You’re a skilled multitasker, made to move product. Now you want to make moves in your career.

Been thinking about getting into dropshipping but don’t know where to start? We got you…
 

WHAT IS DROPSHIPPING EXACTLY?

This is when you sell products to customers but use third party to hold your inventory and ship orders. Think Takealot and other eCommerce companies.

So your focus as a dropshipper is to focus on the branding, marketing and customer management part of the business while the third party handles the logistics.

In short, the customer pays the retail price you set, you pay the supplier’s wholesale price and the rest is your profit.
 

CAN YOU MAKE DECENT COIN AS A DROPSHIPPER?

Of course you can, and this industry is growing at a crazy rate because online shopping continues to thrive.
 

WHERE TO START:

  1. Find your niche.
  2.  Put together a business idea.
  3. Do competitive research.
  4. Choose your supplier
  5. Build your eCommerce store.
  6. Decide on your business structure.
  7.  Get your finances in order.
  8. Market your store.
  9. Keep working on improving your offerings.

     

WHAT PRODUCTS WORK BEST

Spend a lot of time figuring out your niche and what your market wants. Research, research and more research go a long way, ask around, do some experiments.

The best products for dropshipping have a high demand and low market competition like coloured LED lights, gimbles and other tech products as well as high-end make-up that isn’t readily available in the country. If you’re feeling brave, you can get into car parts and heat pumps.
 

FINDING THE RIGHT SUPPLIERS

Visit dropshipping marketplaces and find the suppliers that fit your hustle. Research them thoroughly before committing.
 

What’s in the box?

  • MacBook Air
  • Samsung A13 smart phone
  • SnapScan Starter Kit
  • A Standard Bank Mobile sim card preloaded with 50GB once-off data
  • Special offers on selected Standard Bank products and services
 

HOW TO ENTER:

Create a 30s video and tell us: -

  • Your name
  • Which of our 10 careers you’re chasing
  • How are you going to change the game?
  • What makes you the best candidate to BE UNBXD?

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