If you do drop shipping or want to start a drop shipping business, you may have heard of a new term that has been getting a lot of attention lately.
That word is
So, what in the hell is this?
Let’s say you have a dropshipping store where you sell shirts. When a customer orders a shirt or shirts from your store, you check with the shirt’s suppliers on AliExpress, eBay, or even Amazon to see who has the best price for that shirt.
Once you find the vendor who sells that shirt at the lowest price, you place your drop ship shirt orders with that vendor. This lets you make the most money from that sale.
The higher margins on each sale mean that the more orders you can fill, the more money you can make.
So, you might be able to find an online store that sells the same shirt for $2 less than everyone else. If you sell 500 of these shirts in a month, you’ll make an extra $1,000. When you make money like that, it adds up fast.
There is another way to describe drop surfing, which is similar to the one above but has a small difference.
In this second version of dropsurfing, it says that you are “riding the wave” of popular online products to make money from them.
The biggest problem with this version is that you have to be able to spot trends early, you may need to run multiple stores all the time because there may never be a trend that grows around your niche store, and you have to be able to find new trends all the time because a trend can end at any time.
So, one version is on the “cheapest price wave”…
…while the other one is on the “hottest trend wave.”
What’s the difference between drop surfing and drop shipping?
First, from now on, we’ll focus on using the definition of rising the cheapest price wave definition of drop surfing.
If your online dropshipping business is set up so that you only use one supplier to fulfill customer orders and you don’t check with other suppliers to see if they have better prices, you are NOT “surfing.”
But if you decided to stop using just one vendor and had more than one from which to choose…
…and always bought from the seller with the lowest price, you would be drop surfing.
It can also be described as:
Drop surfing is a combination of drop shipping and checking with multiple sellers to find the lowest price for a product.
Is this better than drop shipping as a way to sell?
This is a good idea because you would make as much money as possible.
Why limit yourself to just one vendor if you can find better prices and, in the end, make more money by using more than one?
Hey, there’s nothing wrong with putting yourself in a position to make the most money possible. After all, that’s why you’re in business, right?
Still, there could be something bad about it.
Can It Really Make You Lose Business?
How could that hurt your business if you can make more money per sale by constantly switching product suppliers and getting the best prices?
Well, it can hurt your business most if you have to keep track of supplier prices and price changes yourself to make sure you’re always getting the best deal.
If you’re doing this by hand, you’re losing business and/or money in a way that’s harder to see. This is the hidden side of opportunity costs.
Anything you have to do by hand, especially for each product you buy, is the worst way to spend your time and a good way to give yourself another job.
You’re not only wasting time by doing things by hand, but you’re also losing money because you could have used that time to grow and scale your drop ship business.
If you only sell a few things every day, it might not be a big deal yet. But if you want to sell dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of products online every day, you will give yourself a huge headache, even if each sale brings in a little more money.
But the truth is that you will never sell that many products if you waste your time doing all of these things by hand. Even if you hire someone to do this for you by hand, you’re just wasting money by paying them to do it.
Where can you drop surf?
It doesn’t matter what sites you use or where you get your supplies from to find the cheapest prices.
Some sites that make it easy to drop surf are:
- eBay Etsy Walmart
…and dozens of other sites because Dropship Corporation works well with all of them and makes it easy to find the cheapest prices from suppliers.
Also, it doesn’t matter what e-commerce platform you use for drop shipping because Dropship Corporation works with:
- WooCommerce is based on WordPress.
- BigCommerce Commerce HQ
Can You Automate Your Business?
If you want to start a business, the good news is that Dropship Corporation already does all of this for you.
If you want to start a Drop Surfing business, the good news is that Dropship Corporation already takes care of all of this for you.
No matter if you use Shopify or WooCommerce, our Dropship Corporation dropshipping software will work with these and many other drop ship platforms to automate the process for you.
You can easily set up multiple suppliers for each online product, and you can set your criteria so that a certain supplier is automatically chosen based on price or quantity… or you can do a manual override.
That means you could easily and automatically drop ship from Amazon, eBay, Etsy, AliExpress, and dozens of other supplier sites. You would never have to shop around for the best prices again.
Yes, everyone who has Dropship Corporation can already Drop Surf as much as they want. If they have set up multiple suppliers for their products and have it set to choose the cheapest one automatically…
…then you aren’t just drop surfing…
…but you don’t have to do anything because Dropship Corporation does it all for you. You never have to review orders by hand to find the cheapest price.
That means you can focus on growing your business instead of having to “surf” for the best prices yourself or pay someone else to do it.
So, are you ready to start your own drop-shipping store online?
Then try Dropship Corporation for free for 14 days right now…
…and begin drop surfing right away.