What is dropshipping?
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What is dropshipping?

Dropshipping is a way for you to sell products without having to purchase the inventory upfront or warehousing it yourself. Many businesses on Shopify, BigCommerce, and other platforms use dropshipping, largely because it can be easy to set up.

If you run a dropshipping business, then your products come from suppliers who fulfill orders to your customers on your behalf. These suppliers could be manufacturers, warehouses, or even family members who make products from their home. 

Apps like Modalyst connect you directly to suppliers, helping you find products to list and sell on your store. Check out Modalyst on the Shopify App Store or BigCommerce App Store.

Before you try dropshipping, make sure you understand how it works, its features and drawbacks, and the process that orders and products go through.

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