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May 14, 2019

Why Drop Shipping Apps are the Future of Online Retail

If you have a drop shipping store, you know how much time filling out orders, sourcing for new products and uploading them to your store takes.

If you are like the rest of the internet entrepreneurs, you started a drop shipping store to earn more, and have more time with your family and to do the things you love.

But you still find yourself working as hard as a 9 to 5, if not more, as you juggle between product research and filling out orders.

Automate your drop shipping business

Drop shipping is built on having no inventory, not worrying about product package and definitely not worrying about shipping.

Even with the bulk of the work taken care of, you still have a lot more you need to do before you see money in the bank.

Which makes dropshipping software applications such as Dropified an essential part of your business. You no longer have to spend hours adding products to your e-commerce store when you can do it at the click of a button.

How drop shipping apps work

Automation depends on the app you choose to work with. However, most apps automate your store in the following steps:

1.    You identify a supplier and pick a product you want to sell

Ideally, this is where you want to spend your time. Research on what the market needs and find a supplier with the product that can solve the customer's pain point.

2.    You drive traffic to your website

Once you know what your customers need, you need to find them and tell them about the solution. The more people you can reach, the higher your chances of making more sales.

3.    Your drop shipping app takes over and places the order to the supplier, notifies you when the supplier ships out the product and emails your customer their receipt and tracking number.

If you have not automated your drop shipping business, this is where you are spending the majority of your time. God forbid if you make one simple mistake and you have to go through hundreds of orders weeks later!

Why drop shipping Apps are the future of E-commerce

1.    Saves you time

You can instantly add products to your store and fulfill orders from multiple merchants. You don’t have to pay a VA for this anymore. You can do it yourself easy and fast.

2.    Automatically updates prices

When a vendor increases or decreases the price of a product, you receive a notification, and the price is adjusted accordingly to give you the margin you want and keep you competitive.

3.    Updates your inventory

You don’t have to be embarrassed about telling a client a product is no longer in stock because a drop shipping app will alert you and update your inventory. You can change the supplier or add a color variant at the click of a button.

Some drop shipping apps filter products without tracking systems, notify your customer about their order, allows you to sell products from a different platform, allows you to automate your products and create a product drop shipping wish list of products you are want to sell in the future.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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