E-commerce is booming – every year more and more money is spent online, and it's easier than ever to find good suppliers and products, and get them drop shipped to your customers.
Drop shipping used to be something that only small short-lived stores would do – with unreliable results, especially in terms of the quality of products and shipping times. But in 2018 things really have changed for the better and drop shipping is probably the best way to get started online now.
With platforms like Shopify (and all of the add on apps like Oberlo) you can set up a professional looking online store in hours and get customers from around the world using ads on Facebook, Bing and of course Google Adwords.
Oberlo connects directly to Ali Express, the leading marketplace for Chinese wholesalers and drop shippers who export to the rest of the world, so you can import their products to sell and have them drop shipped directly to your customers.
There are also more traditional sources of drop shippers too – like Worldwide Brands and Salehoo. Both of these are directories of certified suppliers that are easy to trade with, but they do not directly integrate with any e-commerce apps like Shopify.
However, it's still easy to set up and start getting customers in just hours with a combination of these e-commerce apps, drop shippers and PPC ads on Bing and Google Adwords.