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Module 1: Welcome to Zendrop
Module 1: Welcome to Zendrop

Total beginner? Start here!

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Written by Joshua Schroy
Updated over a week ago

Introduction

First of all, congratulations on taking the first step to improving your financial freedom, and thank you for choosing Zendrop! We're so happy to have you and look forward to seeing and helping your business grow.

We understand that the dropshipping business model can be a bit... complex. Not to worry, we are here for you every step of the way. Not only have we put together this free course, but we also have 24/7 in-app chat support that's available to everyone.

What is dropshipping?

Dropshipping is when you (the dropshipper) sell products in your online store (Shopify), but you don't need to spend a bunch of money upfront on inventory. In fact, you don't need to touch the products at all. Instead, when customers buy from your store, you order the products from Zendrop who ships them directly to your customers.

Dropshipping is a low-cost way to start an online business. You make money by marking up the product's price above what you pay Zendrop (profit margin). Remember, good customer service and smart marketing are still critical.

Here's a simplified example:

  1. Create an online store.

  2. Find a product for $50 in Zendrop.

  3. Mark up product cost to $100.

  4. Create ad for product.

  5. Customer makes a purchase.

  6. Fulfill order in Zendrop.

  7. Zendrop ships product to customer.

  8. You make $50 in profit.

What is Zendrop?

Zendrop, at its core, is a dropshipping fulfillment platform connecting you with thousands of different factories in China that manufacture the over one million different product variations we have in our catalog. Find and source products, edit the listings, fulfill your orders, and chat with support - all without ever having to leave the app!

Instead of endlessly browsing through complicated and misleading product listings on AliExpress, trying to find a trustworthy agent with potential language barriers and risky transactions - just find a product in our catalog and we'll do the hard stuff. We also have several US suppliers if you're interested in selling within the US for faster shipping times.

How much does it cost?

The app is completely free to use (after connecting a Shopify store):

  • Starter Plan - Free Forever

    • Access our entire product catalog (including US suppliers).

    • Source products from AliExpress if you can't find exactly what you're looking for.

    • Fulfill up to 25 orders per month.

    • Chat with our 24/7 in-app Customer Success team.

Paid plans offer fantastic benefits:

  • Pro Plan - $49/Month

    • Unlimited Order Fulfillment

      • Remove the Starter plan limitation of 25 orders per month.

    • Thank You Cards

      • Add custom-branded "thank you" cards to each package.

    • US Supplier Products

      • Access our list of products shipping within the US.

    • Automated Fulfillment

      • Automated fulfillment options, immediate or once daily.

  • Plus Plan - $79/Month

    • Zendrop Academy

      • A much more in-depth module-based training program including content from recognizable names in the dropshipping community.

    • Product Bundles

      • Bundle products together for increased profitability.

    • Subscription Boxes

      • Create subscription-based products for recurring revenue.

    • Chargeback Management

      • Assistance with managing customer chargebacks.

    • Private Product Listings

      • Product listings created just for you - this will not deactivate listings for the same product other users are selling.

    • Trending Products

      • Access to our trending products list - updated weekly.

    • $100 in Order Credits

      • After your first successful Plus plan payment, get $100 in order credits that you can use to fulfill orders on us! Please note that the order credits can only be used for regular orders and cannot be used to fulfill sample orders.

How do I get started?

The good news is, you've already started - you're here! If you're brand new to dropshipping, we highly encourage you to continue the course by moving to the next module. If you want to make some new friends, and chat with like minded individuals in the dropshipping space, join our Discord server: https://discord.gg/AGd87EUD

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