Opportunities for Affiliates in the Growing Drop-Shipping Space
Fiverr Affiliates should look out for new opportunities in the booming drop-shipping niche, promoting services on the Fiverr marketplace relevant to this industry.
One of the most exciting passive income opportunities for digital entrepreneurs involves drop-shipping. Drop-shipping is a fabulous way to gain passive income—all without needing to handle inventory, returns, or other logistical challenges. While it isn’t exactly new, savvy entrepreneurs are continuing to create six-figure businesses (or more) by leveraging drop-shipping.
Fiverr currently offers dozens of services catering to the needs of veteran or aspiring drop shippers, from digital marketing and graphic design to web development and more, all of which can be promoted by Fiverr affiliates to their audiences. Whether they are just getting started or have prior experience in the drop-shipping world, our tools can help them build and manage their own drop-shipping business online.
A Word on Drop-Shipping
To understand a basic definition of drop-shipping, we can look to Shopify, which is one of the world’s largest and most popular websites for drop-shipping. Shopify defines drop-shipping as “a retail fulfillment method where a store doesn’t keep the products it sells in stock. Instead, when a store sells a product using the drop-shipping model, it purchases the item from a third-party and has it shipped directly to the customer. As a result, the seller doesn’t have to handle the product directly.”
To reiterate, drop-shipping is so powerful because the seller doesn’t need to touch the product. There is no need for a warehouse, storefront, or any other brick and mortar location. Instead, you source your product from a manufacturer or wholesale, set up a digital store, and sell that product to customers all around the world. It is an extremely empowering type of business model, as a single person located anywhere around the world can sell a physical product—all through their laptop. There are many different places where you can open a drop-shipping business. However, some of the more popular sales channels are Amazon, Shopify, and eBay.
The Current Trend in Drop-Shipping
Drop-shipping isn’t a new digital business opportunity, yet the drop-shipping world has experienced some real changes in the past several months. Because of Covid-19 and the subsequent lockdowns, many of us have been doing more of our shopping from home. According to first-quarter 2020 e-commerce data from the U.S. Department of Commerce, consumers spent $146.5 billion on e-commerce, a 14.5% increase year-over-year. More telling is the fact that this period only captured two weeks of Covid-19’s full effect on U.S. retail.
While it’s foolhardy to predict the future, it seems clear that e-commerce, and in particular drop-shipping, will become even more central in the months ahead. Drop-shippers who sell a high-quality product will, in all likelihood, be in better shape than brick and mortar retailers. This reason (among others) is why drop-shipping continues to be an exciting opportunity.
The Opportunity for Affiliates
In view of the rising popularity of this business model, the Fiverr marketplace has seen a sharp rise in demand for services that support drop-shipping businesses. Whether your followers are starting a drop-shipping business from scratch or need help with expansion, there are plenty of Fiverr freelancers that can get the job done.
Some of the drop-shipping-related services that you can find on Fiverr include product research, store development and design, product label designers, digital marketing experts, video ad editors, and more. A drop-shipping business has various moving parts, requiring a variety of skills that individual drop shippers seldom have. The good news? Fiverr freelancers are talented, motivated, and ready to serve their clients. You can find all of these services related to drop-shipping in the e-commerce marketing category or e-commerce management category on Fiverr.
If you aim to promote specific gigs or sellers, it is worth your time to converse with sellers before putting them forward to your audience. Ensure that they have the time and expertise to help you with your project. In this manner, you will be in a great position to find stellar talent that can help your followers grow their drop-shipping business.
So, what are you waiting for? Sign up for Fiverr Affiliates below and start promoting today.