Shipping is probably the worst part about dropshipping because of the long shipping times and tracking.
If you already are dropshipping or will be dropshipping, you will be getting a ton of messages from your customers asking where their purchased items are right now.
Even worse than that if the customers are really unhappy they can ask for a refund, which literally can destroy your dropshipping business.
So, first and foremost, the mistake that people doing dropshipping do is not putting out the shipping times on their stores.
If you put in the product description that shipping might take up to two or three weeks, then when a customer messages you, you can respond to them that it was written on the store that shipping might take long.
This will help right away to get a lower amount of emails and also customers will be more understanding.
It might discourage some customers from purchasing, that is a good concern.
However, I would say, just find products that people cannot buy at their local store, so they do not mind the long shipping times anyway.
Another mistake I often see is using free shipping rather than epackets that are a lot faster.
Yes, you will need to spend couple dollars more. But in return, you get less customer support and more returning customers.
So, believe me, it is definitely worth it.
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