A couple of big challenges that are needed to be considered with dropshipping is finding credible suppliers, with good quality products and making sure you have visibility into your customer’s fulfillment process.
Of course, there can be some other challenges with drop shipping too: First off, because it’s really easy to get started, there’s a higher potential for competition. That is why you’ll find a lot of advice out there recommends you start off finding a niche audience like cat lovers, or gamers. So you can operate with less competition. Next, there are supplier errors. Though uncommon, inevitably, a supplier will mistakenly ship the wrong item to your customer. If this happens, don’t take it personally and handle the return like a professional – either order a brand new product from the supplier or offer a complete refund. Also, since many dropshipping suppliers are based in China, shipping times are generally longer, turning some consumers off. ePacket makes it easier, delivering some orders in as little as two weeks, but generally speaking, if you make your shipping times clear throughout the buying process, many visitors appreciate the clarity – especially if you’re selling an item or in a niche where delivery times are less crucial.