Perhaps the most essential advantage to dropshipping is that it's possible to launch an e-commerce store without the need to invest thousands of dollars in inventory to start with. Customarily, merchants have had to tie up vast amounts of capital when acquiring stock. But, this is unnecessary if you use dropshipping.
With a dropshipping model, there is no need to purchase a product without you already having made the sale, and having been paid by your customer. Devoid of substantial up-front inventory investments, it is very possible to begin a thriving dropshipping business without minimal financial backup.
It’s easy to start. Running e-commerce businesses is easier when you don't have to deal with handling physical products. When you dropship, you have no worries about:
Paying for or managing a warehouse
Packing and shipping your customers’ orders
Tracking the inventory for accounting purposes
Handling inbound shipments or any returns, physically
Repeatedly ordering products and maintaining stock levels
Needing a storage place to hold physical products
Want low overheads? Because there is no reason to deal with purchasing any inventory or the management of a warehouse, your overheads and business expenses can be quite small. Many successful dropshipping companies are run from home offices with a single computer for less than $100 per month. As your business grows, it’s likely these expenses will increase, but nonetheless, they will still be low compared to traditional brick-and-mortar companies.
Dropshipping businesses can be run from almost anywhere as long as you have an Internet connection. This is vital to allow communication with your suppliers and your customers, both quickly and efficiently. Many successful Online stores are run by people when they live outside of their home country, too.