As a retailer online, if you need to expand your products but do not want additional inventory, dropshipping might just be the answer for you. The dropshipping business is usually manufacturer, wholesaler, and shipper. When you join up with a dropshipping operation, you can order a number of products or, in some cases, only one.
These businesses vary so you will have to understand their terms. Once you have chosen the products you want to sell and a customer has purchased an item, you will give the dropshipper the customer’s address for shipping. You can have one or more dropshippers without investing any money for the inventory. You can offer only a few popular items or as many as you wish.
There really is not a problem if a specific item sells quickly or is on your site for a longer period of time. Unlike inventory items you personally have, there are no holding costs.