Hello All, I am new to dropshipping and working from last 15 days to understand this business. Using Oberlo & Spocket at the moment.
Can somebody guide me on the return of products as I am planning to sell in US & Uk and we dont have local physical address.I am from India.
is it worth doing dropshipping business, is it profitable for one man team show.
Any Help would be really appreciated
Nick here from Shopify.
Great question. Something I would advise in general for any and all online stores is to have a local physical address if possible. Regarding returns and refunds, it can vary a lot with different suppliers as not every product is coming from the same place. The Oberlo team have a helpful guide on this which you can see here. Section 7 in the Oberlo marketplace merchant policy might also be of some value to you here.
Mantas from Oberlo support also goes through the return policy in detail from a store owner based in India in the Oberlo community here.
Regarding your last question, it is definitely possible to create a sustainable business as a drop shipper and my main advice would be to concentrate and focus on a niche or only a couple of products, at least when starting. The content team at Shopify have created some good guides such as the Ultimate Guide to Dropshipping and Learn how to Start a Dropshipping Store which are great places to start.
Hope this helps and don't hesitate to ask should you have any other questions.
All the best, Nick
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