Everyone has different desires and needs. Businesses are much the same. When you decide on a dropshipper, you need to keep those needs and desires in mind.
Dropshipping, relative to an e-business, is when you buy a product from the sell of a product, and then send that product to the buyer. By taking advantage of dropshippers, a business doesn’t have to deal with inventory and the costs, direct and indirect, associated with it.
There are some criteria associated with deciding on a dropshipper. Those criteria are dependability, product range, service versus price, and complications. Dependability is the easiest; the dropshipper must be able to deliver the product to the buyer without damage and within a reasonable time.
Product range is a bit more interesting. Different dropshippers offer different products, from shirts to jewelry to food. Look at the various products and determine what fits your business. For example, a webcomic would probably be into messenger bags, pens, and shirts, whereas a higher class of store would be more interested in jewelry and fashionable clothes. There are dropshippers capable of handling just about anything, so it’s just a matter of looking around.
Service versus price is a more interesting concern. In essence, you need to debate if the service you are getting is worth the price you are paying. This is more a consideration if you find two dropshippers that offer the same product, but each one has different advantages. For example, if one is cheaper per product but the other gives a better bulk discount.
Complications are an issue unto themselves. For example, limited shipping addresses, difficult to get support, and limited shipping areas may come up. Look closely at what the dropshipper can and can’t do before signing up.
Just remember to consider all of your options, and you should be okay.