This would all depend on your business model. Are you looking to open up a dropshipping store?
When it comes todropshipping, if a customer places an order on your store, you'll purchase the products from the supplier and they will then ship the products directly to the customer. This means that you don't need to stock any of the inventory, or ship the products yourself!
A lot of businesses have adopted the dropshipping business model on their store, so to set yourself apart, I recommend choosing a niche for your store as this will help you build a focused audience in the long run. Feel free to check out ourblog hereif you need help brainstorming some ideas.
If you're looking to instead purchase your products in bulk from a supplier, and stock the products on your end, then you'll need to ship the products directly to customers when they place an order on your store. You can useShopify Shippingto help display calculated shipping rates for customers on checkout, if you have fulfilment locations in a supported region. Otherwise, you'll need to set up your ownflat shipping rates.
To help you get started on our platform, I've curated some resources for you which will help you set up your store as well as implement a business strategy that you can focus on within your first 30 days. Feel free to take a closer look at them below:
Do you already have an idea of what you'd like to sell?
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