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How to start Dropshipping without Shopify and no money?

Dropshipping has been in high flow among the marketers of the past decade. No doubt that everyone is trying to become a drop shipper. Yes, there has been an increasing number of competitions in this field. But don’t give up just now. There is more path of development in this field than you will expect. Be good and consistent in dropshipping and you will thrive. So let’s see how one can drop ship without Shopify and with very little investment.

Before going into the article lets know what is shopify.

SHOPIFY: Dropshipping

Shopify is a Canadian multinational e-commerce company located in Ottawa, Ontario. Shopify provides the services of online payment, listing, finding buyers, and many more. What an e-commerce website needs is provided on Shopify. It is most suitable for running a small store and online stores that don’t wish to have an inventory or make some hectic invoice or shipping services. Shopify has goods of volume US $41.1 billion dollars as per of June 2019. Shopify costs you 30$ monthly for a basic plan and 79$ monthly for advanced plan.

How to dropshipping without Shopify

If you have stumbled into this article then I assume that you are well aware of what is dropshipping and how it is done. The money spent on dropshipping has no limit and it is based on your way to success. One of the best strategy is to invest very less and re-invest it again to grow yourself and your business. That is what we are going to discuss in this section.


No business can be started without an investment. The word investment itself speaks for itself. Investment means you spend money on yourself positively. There are differences between investing your money and buying a liability from that money. So the minimum investment you have to put in is 10$ to 20$ if you are a beginner. The major amount of that money will be going to ads and promotions. However, the money varies with the kind of niche you are going to choose.

Dropshipping platform

Out of all, one will be needing a platform to list their products and sell them. The most important issue in this is the credibility of the platform. Build trust among your customers and you will be having regular customers monthly like Amazon on Flipkart have. If you are looking for a dropshipping platform with less investment then I would recommend buying a domain and other security essentials for a domain. That would cost you roughly 50$ to 100$ a year. That is way less than what we pay in Shopify.

There is also another way for setting a platform that is by going to Etsy where we can list all the products from dropshipping websites for less than 10 dollars.

Find a product or niche

With dropshipping being famous and many people into this business we cannot make much from general stores. Because with more competition there is more chance to be outsmarted. So select a niche which is a subdomain. Some of the top niches to select are

  • Beauty products
  • Toys
  • Furniture
  • Home essentials

Find a supplier

You have chosen a niche and now you are all set to make the next step. Go ahead and find some trusted and 5 start suppliers. The most important thing to notice is the reviews of the suppliers from customers. If the supplier is good then go for it. Make sure that the delivery and pricing is good for you business.

After you know how to find a supplier make a list of them and start shortlisting them for picking the best. As said before customer satisfaction is important and a good supplier will fulfill 70% or more of that. Some of the sources from where you can select Suppliers are

  • AliExpress
  • eBay
  • Amazon
  • Flipkart

If you are new to dropshipping then I will suggest you start with Aliexpress and brush up your skills.

Upload your products to the platform

Now that everything is setup work on selecting your products based on your niches. Select the products and analyze them from Aliexpress dropshipping. Be consistent in uploading quality images and products the are reliable and eye-catching. One can upload the products to eBay, Etsy, or your own domain.


The most important of all is the promotion. If you have set up everything and have not promoted it then what is the use. Some people say being a fresher doesn’t promote your content and rely on organic traffic. But you have to spend most of your money on ads and promotions for making a lot of money and acquiring winners. Some of the best promotion sites are

  • Facebook ads
  • Google ads
  • Instagram ad campaign

Rely on just one ad campaign or if you can invest some more extra dollars then go for 2 campaigns.

Dropshipping inspirations

The field is huge and many people have been successful in this field so I will select the top 3 inspirational drop shippers from whom you can set an example for yourself.

1. Oberlo

2. SaleHoo

3. Spocket

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Karthik Balaji V

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