How to initiate a dropshipping business on Shopify?

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How To Start A Dropshipping Business On Shopify
new bee
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Hi @gunakiran ,


Welcome to the dropshipping world! There are a lot of articles out there that teach us how to start this business but before you start, you should first learn the basics of dropshipping and how it works. Know what you want to sell and find out what your perfect niche is. Get some inspiration from other successful dropshippers!


If you're a newbie, I recommend you start with an easy fast selling niche, namely - the Beauty/Cosmetics niche. Check us out at Blanka or reach out to us at if you're interested. We can help build your own brand! 🙂



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Hi, @gunakiran.


Thanks for reaching out to the Shopify Community and sharing your question!


I understand you're new to the platform and are looking to start a dropshipping business on Shopify.


As, @TeamBlanka has mentioned, it's important to identify what you want to sell and find your niche.


If you're unsure of where to start, check out our resource on how to find the best dropshipping niches. We've listed a number of online tools to help you learn more about your audience and what products/services cater to them. Some of the tools listed are Facebook Audience Insights, Google Keyword Planner and Google Trends.


Once you've narrowed down what you'd like to focus on and sell, we can then dive into how to start a dropshipping business. When starting a dropshipping business, here are some key points to keep in mind: 


  • Doing market research on what you want to sell.
  • Finding a supplier that best suits your business needs. You can find a supplier through a supplier database, through a print-on-demand service or using an integrated supplier directory.
  • Making a decision on your business structure and marketing your dropshipping store.


Lastly, I want to share our Ultimate Guide to Dropshipping that walks you through the steps of starting your dropshipping business and even includes an FAQ section. 


I'd love to hear a bit more about your business ideas and if you've already thought about what you'd like to sell!


Looking forward to hearing back.

Victoria | Shopify 
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