Wondering how to start an online store without inventory?
Use the dropshipping business model.
Here is how you start an online store without inventory.
- Create an online store using Shopify
The easiest way to start an online store without inventory is using Shopify.
- Add an app called Oberlo
Go to the ‘Apps’ section within your Shopify Dashboard. Click on the ‘Oberlo – Dropshipping App’ then follow the prompts to add and install the app. If you can’t see the app, add Oberlo straight from the Shopify app store (make sure you are logged into Shopify first).
- Create a free Oberlo account
Once you’ve installed the Oberlo app, you’ll get redirected to Oberlo to create a free account.
- Follow the prompts to explore products in Oberlo
Once you’ve created a free Oberlo account, follow the dashboard prompts to explore products.
- Import products from Oberlo into Shopify
Oberlo gives you access to products from Aliexpress that can be dropshipped from a supplier straight to your customers. No inventory needed. Just click the button to add your products to your import list. Then go to the ‘Import List’ tab on the left and import everything.
- Start selling without inventory
Your online store is now ready to start selling without inventory.