Get started with a dropshipping business

Open a business without the hassle of managing inventory, packaging, or shipping.

How does dropshipping work?

No more up front inventory costs or shipping logistics. With dropshipping, products are sent directly from your wholesaler to your customers.

  1. Step one

    Your customer places an order from your online store

  2. Step two

    Your store automatically sends the order to your dropshipping supplier

  3. Step three

    Your dropshipping supplier prepares your customer’s order

  4. Step four

    Your dropshipping supplier ships the order directly to your customer

How to find products to sell online

Not sure where to start? Read the complete guide to finding, evaluating, validating, and sourcing a product to sell online.

Jumpstart your dropshipping business with Shopify

Launch for less

Start your dropshipping business with minimal costs. Using a dropshipping supplier means saving on inventory space, and not paying for products until you’ve sold them.

Work on what matters

Fulfill and ship orders with only a few clicks. Dropshipping suppliers free up time to perfect your products, optimize your marketing, and talk with your customers.

Test for success

Experiment with new products, suppliers, and sales channels. Dropshipping is a low-risk way to find what works best for you and your business.

Sell globally

Grow your business by selling to customers all over the world. Many dropshipping suppliers offer worldwide warehousing and fulfillment.

Learn more about dropshipping

Learn how to dropship

Free webinar that walks you through how to launch and grow your store.

Start your business

Get step-by-step instructions on building your brand, and online store.

Keep learning

Browse a collection of free resources that will help set you up for success.

Dropshipping success stories

“Our sales have gone up by over 20X in the past year. And it’s growing continuously month over month.”
Meghan Lewis, Skinnydip
“Shopify is 100% the best platform. We have loved our experience with Shopify and will never leave.”
Wyatt Thurston, Raging Mammoth