Dropshipping is a favorite business model for many industries. Particularly for clothing and t-shirt design, dropshipping saves you from some common headaches (like maintaining inventory) and can also save you some serious dough.
Here are some of the FAQs and tips for finding the best dropshipping suppliers for clothing.
The short answer is yes, dropshipping can be quite lucrative. When working with a legitimate dropshipping supplier, you focus on business management and marketing.
So basically, your marketing skills determine your success.
Dropshipping is a great way to be entrepreneurial. It’s considered a “medium risk” business model, meaning it has about a 20% average first year success rate, and the cost of failure is lower than some higher risk fields (like restaurant ownership, for example).
The fact that you don’t need to hold an inventory can save you lots of money, making startup costs for a small business much, well, smaller.
The most successful dropshippers focus on a niche product.
T-shirt entrepreneurship is a great option!
One way to find a dropshipping supplier is through a supplier directory. These are paid directories, where the suppliers jump through certain hoops to get listed, and you have to pay to access the information in those directories.
You do not need to subscribe to a supplier director to find a t-shirt fulfillment company.
Supplier directories are a great way to explore reliable dropshipping companies when you are also exploring what products you want to offer. When you already know you want to dropship clothing, you can use Google to find a reliable supplier.
Unfortunately, the internet is full of fakes in every industry, and dropshipping is no exception.
There are a few clues you can use to spot a fake, such as:
If you have any doubt about a company, make a list of questions and call and speak to an actual person. If they cannot answer your questions, go elsewhere.
Most dropshippers are not in the United States. Such companies might be cheaper, but come at a high premium. Shipping from a Chinese warehouse can add time, anywhere from 15 to 50 days. You also might not be able to speak with an English-speaking representative.
The best dropshipping suppliers for US-based companies are US-based themselves.
Ideally, your dropshipper will also offer:
We at t-shirt labs live and breathe custom t-shirt design. We offer dropshipping from our Tampa Bay area headquarters directly to your customers--anywhere in the world. We pride ourselves on rapid, reliable service.
Contact us to find out how you can get dropshipping clothing with the best supplier in Clearwater, Florida.