In this article, we have collected the top most frequently asked questions for Dropshipping in India and Indian E-commerce.
Who will pack the product in dropshipping process?
In dropshipping the supplier who keeps the inventory do the packing for the product. Shipping is optional in most cases. You can either have your own shipping service or use your supplier service.
Which is profitable? Indian Dropshipping VS USA Dropshipping
Profit in Indian dropshipping highly depends on RTO (Return To Origin) percentage. For most dropshippers, it varies from 15-35%. As in India majority of customers order products on COD (Cash On Delivery) which is a big reason for such high return percentage. But this is not the case with US dropshipping as orders are prepaid only.
In US dropshipping finding a perfect combination of winning ad and winning product is a challenging task but once you get there, things become easy. Then you only have to manage ads and customer service, rest things are taken care of by the supplier.
Getting sales in Indian E-commerce is easy but you need to maintain your profit loss sheet and keep tracking of RTO in order to build a profitable business.
Building a customer support team is very crucial as you have to deal with huge no of orders and returns. Also Indian consumers would prefer calling customer support directly rather than writing e-mails.
Which Indian logistic (Shipping) service to use?
Both delivery and shiprocket have their own Shopify app which makes the fulfilment process very simple. Shiprocket is the amalgamation of all popular logistic services. If are fulfilling more than 50 orders a day than shiprocket plan would be cheaper. Checkout and compare their plan and choose the one that suits you.
You can also try Nimbus, an alternative to Shiprocket
Shopify App which integrategrates all major fulfilment platforms
Indian Logistics Services by Softpulse Infotech is a Shopify App which will help you to manage orders, shipments, upload packages to logistics service provider’s panel, generate packing slips, and print GST invoices.
You can integrate all these logistic platforms- Delhivery, FedEx, Bluedart, Aramex & Ecom Express.
You can also try Nimbuspost, an alternative to Shiprocket.
List of popular Dropshipping Suppliers In India
Do I require a credit card for Dropshipping?
Yes, a credit card is a must if you are planning to advertise on Facebook. Though Facebooks allows co-branded debit cards (like American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa) but it does not support most of the time. So, it’s better to apply for a credit card.
Shopify accepts PayPal or a valid credit card from Mastercard, Visa, or American Express.
For Google Ads you can use a debit card.
Print On Demand websites in India
Presently there are three major POD service providers in India who have proper integration with shopify. These are
There are many vendors who provide you cheap POD service but in those cases you need to do some manual work, like sending order sheet and designs. Updating tracking link manually for each order and so on. You can search for “Print On Demand Service” on Indiamart.