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What is drop shipping?
The best alternative to storing your own inventory
Drop shipping is a business model where you sell products online through a product supplier. The supplier then fulfils and ships the orders. You save time and focus on your store while your drop shipping supplier takes care of your customers' orders.
Popular products you can drop ship in the UK
Choose, customise, and sell under your brand
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How does drop shipping work?
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Create a store
Choose your ecommerce platform, set up a store, connect with Printful, and start selling
When a customer buys your product, Printful automatically imports the order, then fulfils and ships it
You're all set
Your customers receive the orders wherever they reside. We handle drop shipping in the UK and worldwide
Drop shipping vs managing your own inventory
|No inventory costs||Others are selling the same product|
|Easy to switch up product selection||Less control over fulfilment|
|No fulfilment and shipping hassle|
|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|
Get the best business experience with UK drop shipping
Create your own online business with the leading ecommerce platforms and online marketplaces
Sell products under your brand with white-label options. Your customers will see only your brand when they receive their order. That's more attention to your brand and non to your drop shipping supplier
Choose from handpicked products with quality materials for the best final look and feel
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person team across North America and Europe
sold by customers through Printful
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Check out what others say about Printful
I receive high-quality products
I am very happy with the service that Printful offers. The quality of the prints is of a very high standard and a lot of my customers comment on the quality which is always good when you’re selling artwork.
Our customers are constantly impressed
Since 2015, Printful has helped us grow by making premium quality products for us. Our customers are constantly impressed with the quality of the print and shirts. I wouldn't use Printful if they didn't carry across the premium quality nature of the products I desire my brand to be known for.
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, the traffic and everything else are in hand.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I start a drop shipping business in the UK?
Which are the best products for drop shipping?
It depends on what you want to sell and what's currently in demand. Start with selling your favourite products, then add other items based on what your customers like.
I don’t have a website. Can I still open my online store?
Yes, you can. Choose an online marketplace where to sell your products on. You can also create a website with the world's leading ecommerce platforms. We have plenty of integrations that you can use. Find the best option for your business in our ecommerce integrations list.