For sure you might already have some idea about how dropshipping business works, it just that you wanted to know how you can do it here in the Philippines, right?
I have crafted this article for you guys with lots of research behind, so just spend some time here and I will guarantee that you will get something here.
What is Dropshipping?
Dropshipping is a retail fulfillment method in which the retailer (you) does not keep goods in stock. But instead, you just need to create your own online store (or any forms/ways of acquiring customers) and transfer your customer’s orders and shipment details to either the manufacturer, another retailer, or a wholesaler, who then ships the goods directly to your customers.
The image below is the simple illustration of how the Dropshipping business model works. It’s very simple, the thing only that you just need to really master is how you can acquire customers.
I assumed that you guys already know this, I mean the process of dropshipping business and how it works, let’s just focus on how you can do it here in the Philippines.
Managing inventories is a headache, you need massive numbers of employees to get this kind of job done properly. And that is what most people love about Dropshipping business because you no longer have to do your own inventories with Dropshipping.
Aside from that, you don’t need a huge capital to get started with Dropshipping, so that means its a low-risk business model that you can jump in to.
And of course, there are also some disadvantages with Dropshipping, some people say less profit, poor customer support but for me, it always matters how skillful you are and how you are going to do the business.
Lots of people who are doing dropshipping businesses are still making a ton of money, especially with the western market.
Skills You Need To Run Dropshipping Business
It’s not going to be just about the beauty of this business model, you need to have skills for you to become successful just like any other businesses. Here are the skills that you need to have in doing Dropshipping business:
1. Creating Online Store Or Sales Funnel
You need to learn how to create your own online store or sales funnel where you are going to send your customers and have them buy whatever the items that you are going to sell. It could be through an eCom software like Shopify store (the most popular), you can also have sales funnel using a tool like Clickfunnels, WordPress with WooCommerce or any software that will help set up a page to accept buyers.
And the good thing about learning these skills is that there’s a lot of free step by step tutorials on YouTube on how you are going to this, all that going to takes is really just your willingness to learn.
Or if you prefer to have someone set it up for you, you can also just hire someone. In fact, I can actually build one for you, I’m a Shopify partner and I help clients like you to set their online store up.
2. Product Research
It’s not going to be about selling the product that you liked, it going to be what’s working and selling on the market. So part of doing the Dropshipping business, you need to learn to do product research.
There’s a lot of ways on how you are going to do product research, there are even software available in the market that can help you to do this.
Since we’re talking about the Philippine market, one of the easiest ways to do product research here is through the top popular online stores like Shopee and Lazada. What you need to do is just go to their website and see what is the most popular item that is selling like crazy and get ideas out what you are going to see there.
3. Marketing Skills – Acquiring Customers
Marketing is the most important factor in any business, and for sure you’re definitely aware of that. It’s where the real deal happens, even you have the most beautiful store on the planet and have the greatest products listed on it, but if you can’t have customers to buy it then there will be no business at all.
With the Dropshipping business, one of the most popular ways to get/acquire customers is through Facebook Ads. You can also try influencer marketing like influencers from Instagram or Tiktok, or if you want long term you can also search engine optimization (eCom SEO) at the same time.
The good thing about learning marketing skills is that there’s a lot of available free videos on YouTube that will walk you through the whole process, just search for it. And once you learned it, you can have those skills in your whole life and use it to any businesses that you are going to have in the future.
Dropshipping In The Philippines
If your question is “can I do dropshipping here in the Philippines?” the answer is definitely “yes” and I’m going to walk you through the whole process from building your own online store to getting your first sale.
As the internet industry in the Philippines continuously rapidly growing, lots of massive opportunities also pop out and one of them is eCommerce. With eCommerce, you could either run your own store and build your brand or just sell products through top eCommerce sites in the Philippines like Lazada and Shopee.
Having control of everything like your customer’s data (like from Facebook Pixel), sell whatever you’d like to sell, and build your own brand are few of the many factors why most people consider owning a store rather than selling their products to the top eCommerce marketplace.
On the other hand, if you are going to sell on Shopee or Lazada (here in the Philippines) the main advantage is that you no longer have to worry about your marketing. You can get customers without spending a dime on your advertisements, Lazada or Shopee will do all the marketing for you.
And yeah! you’re here because you wanted to start Dropshipping business here in the Philippines and obviously you are going to build your own brand and manage your own store. Alright, the first step…
Finding your Dropshipping products supplier…
Dropshipping Suppliers In The Philippines…
Your dropshipping product supplier is going to be a person that will agree with your terms, like the price that you want and the person that will allow you to just forward your customer’s orders and fulfill it for you, and of course, will not asked you to order in bulk and have you store up products.
One of the easiest ways to find those suppliers is through searching them on Facebook. In fact, we even have a Facebook group about eCommerce here in the Philippines that you can join into, just -[ Click Here ]- and you can ask anything, questions like about product suppliers, etc.
But yeah, of course, I mentioned that I did research about potential suppliers for dropshipping here in the Philippines, so I got below potential companies that can have your dropshipping products. Just do some more research on each of them, and make sure to negotiate whatever needs to be negotiated.
Just join our Facebook group, and you can ask for more details there, it’s a community for Filipinos who are doing eCommerce business. Alright, so the next part is setting up your online store…
How To Set Up An Online Store…
There are many options of Softwares and platforms you can use to have your own online store set up for dropshipping, but the most popular and the easiest way to build one is through Shopify.
I have a video below and it’s not mine, just for educational purposes, and it’s going to walk you through the process of setting up your own online store with Shopify.
The video below is going to be just a quick tutorial, just find a more in-depth tutorial on YouTube to customize your store after setting it up.
Just -[ Click Here ]- To Get Your Shopify Free 14 Days Trial…
Getting Your First Sale…
One of the easiest ways to get customers with Dropshipping business is through Facebook marketing or running Facebook Ads. Now you might already have some background about running Facebook Ads but if you wanted to know like a specific strategy for Dropshipping, I have someone that can teach you how to do it.
Just -[ Click Here ]- to watch his detailed video tutorial on how to do Facebook Ads for Dropshipping.
You can also try influencer marketing, like Influencers from Tiktok or Instagram where you are going to ask them to showcase your product and drive customers to your store, and of course, you are going to pay them.
This is just a short blogpost like the summary of how you can do Dropshipping here in the Philippines, and if you really wanted to succeed with this business model you really have to learn the skills that you need. Good thing is that you can learn all of it along the way while doing the business.
Before letting you go, you might also want to check the business model that I am doing with this blog of mine right here, which is affiliate marketing, and just -[ Click Here ]- if you’re interested.
That’s all I have for you guys today, and if you got questions or details that you need that I wasn’t able to have here in this blogpost… just leave it in the comment box below…
Have a wonderful life, and stay safe…