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What is drop shipping by definition?
No need to think about inventory or storage, just you and your business.
With the drop shipping business model, you can sell products in your online shop through a product supplier. So you as the owner don't have to worry about inventory or product storage, simply ship your orders on-demand from your supplier.
How it works
This is how print-on-demand dropshipping works
Connect your online store to Printful and start selling products
Printful's fulfillment center
When a customer buys from your store, the order is automatically imported to us, where we fulfill, pack, and ship it.
We send the order with your design to your customer
Drop shipping vs managing your own inventory
Compare these two to find the best option for you
|No need for inventory||More competition|
|Easy to experiment||Less control over fulfilment|
|Easy to add new products|
|No huge investments|
Keeping inventory yourself
|Less competition||Inventory costs|
|More control over fulfillment||Risk of leftover stock|
|Requires storage space|
|Complex fulfilment and shipping process|
Why choose Printful as your print-on-demand dropshipper?
Sell the best-quality custom products without any inventory or fulfillment hassles
Trustworthy customer support
Our friendly customer support team will answer all your burning questions at any time of the day.
Printful is a white-label company, meaning that your customers will only see your brand when they receive your product. Take advantage of customizing labels, and packaging slips.
We carefully handpick the best products and materials that will look and feel the nicest after fulfillment.
Printful in numbers
invested in printing equipment
person team across the USA, Mexico, and Europe
sold by customers through Printful
fulfilled orders to date
Reviews from successful dropshipping store owners
It was easy to get my shop up and running
I created my online shop with Printful & Storenvy because of its low startup costs, usability, and design of both websites, and built-in integration with other platforms. It was pretty easy to get my shop up and running with brand new products in time for the holidays!
Laurie SumiyeLaurie Sumiye Studio
Start a business in your spare time with zero capital
Printful allowed me to start a business with zero capital in my spare time. It was easy to set up and Printful did all the hard work for me. All I have to do is supply the ideas, and the traffic and everything else are in hand.
I am very happy with the service
I am very happy with the service that Printful offer. The quality of the prints are of a very high standard and a lot of my customers comment on the quality which is always good when you’re selling Art work.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the most profitable products to drop ship?
This depends on factors like your niche, profit margin, marketing strategy and target audience. Explore these factors to find the most profitable product for your business.
How do I start a drop shipping business?
How much money do you need to start?
Printful won't charge you any starting or monthly fees, but some ecommerce platforms might. The average starting budget would be $50-100 to cover the costs of a domain name, ecommerce platform subscription and social media promotions. As for the products, we only charge you once an order is made. That means you don't need to purchase any products in advance.
How much money can I make with drop shipping?
Your profit will depend on your product design, platform, niche, and marketing strategy. When adding products to your store, you choose your retail price. Once your customer makes an order on your store we charge the fulfillment price. Meaning your retail price - Printful fulfillment charge = your profit.
Can I start without a website?
You don't necessarily need to own a website, but you will need a platform to sell your products on. We have plenty of integrations that you can use for your online store. Look through them and find the best option for you in our ecommerce integrations list.
What are the problems or disadvantages of drop shipping?
You generally have less control over the printing process and you might not be able to customize your products as much as you'd like to. Also, since it's so easy to get started with a business model like this, there will be a lot of people trying to do the same thing you are.