5 Top Reasons Dropshippers Fail

Written by Victor    Last updated on July 1, 2022
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Dropshipping can be a great business opportunity for many new and old entrepreneurs. We list a few things that make it extremely hard to work with and unpredictable.


  • Choosing the wrong Niche

What are you selling to your customers? If you under price your products and there are no margins, then it becomes a bad niche. It is very hard to make money when your margins are low. Selling of product types that appeal to lower income households can make your store a bad niche because of the low margin you get. Usually this will lead to a customer service nightmare and a lot of returns. If you are not making a profit, these costs do rack up greatly.

  • Choosing the bad suppliers

Suppliers refers to the companies you work with for products. When dropshipping from overseas

  • Terrible store design and User experience
  • Bad customer service (before and post-purchase)
  • Bad tracking and analytics

**Bonus point: - Not retaining old customers