Advice on starting a drop shipping business


I want to start a drop shipping online shop. The products can be anything that could be profitable.

I'm thinking about stuff like:

  • Latex clothing
  • Toys for children
  • Japanese electronics like rice cookers

My questions:

  • Any general advice on drop shipping?
  • Is there a list of reliable drop shippers?
  • What if, for example, the product doesn't arrive or the customer claims to have not received it?

Thank you for your time.

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asked Oct 2 '11 at 05:46
Herr K
292 points

2 Answers


This is the most popular website I know for finding good drop shipping partners.

It is recommended in 4 Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferris - which would be a good book for you to read. It has a couple sections about setting up an online business that uses drop shippers.
answered Oct 2 '11 at 09:11
Ryan Doom
5,472 points


Matthew Carroll's answer to the following question on Quora contains a treasure-trove of information about drop shipping: Zappos started with drop shipping. Is this the best way to bootstrap an E-commerce company?

answered Oct 3 '11 at 12:06
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  • This surely is a jewel. Thank you – Herr K 12 years ago

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