What happens after your first online sale: dropshipping or manual shipping?

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so what happens after the first sale. Does Shopify help u buy from the seller and send it to the customer directly or is it a manual process? 

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Hey @Ehsan2,


Welcome to the Community!


Shopify is the platform many businesses use when it comes to creating their online stores, however, we don't actually manage any of them including their orders, customers, products, sales or shipping. This process would be up to you as the business owner! 


With Shopify, you can sell not only physical products but also services, memberships, event tickets, classes, digital cards, and even accept donations. Moreover, there is no limit to the number of products and services that you sell online. If you don’t have any products and services you can opt to start a dropshipping enterprise. 


Dropshipping allows you to sell products without actually holding on to any inventory whatsoever. You can purchase products individually from a manufacturer, wholesaler, or other supplier and ship them directly to your customer. When you decide to sell a product, you simply send an order directly to your chosen supplier who on their part will ship the product for you, process the payment, and then send you the difference between the charge they make for the product and the price you charge.


Is this something that might be of interest to you? I’d love to share some resources with you to help you get started! 

Moira | Social Care @ Shopify
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