DropShipping can be an excellent second income source, new venture as an entrepreneur or a way to finance your retirement further – but there are things to watch out for. Due to the no-contact nature of DropShipping, e-commerce shop owners can be the targets of scams and online fraud.
 
As a leader in the DropShipping industry, we’re here to help you identify scams before they happen. There are essentially three types of scams DropShippers should look out for: set up, wholesaler and customer scams.
 

Setting Up For Success

Many websites, YouTubers and online personalities are touting ‘too good to be true’ claims about DropShipping and how you could be making millions in the first couple of months as a DropShipper. In these instances, it’s always a good idea to rely on the age-old adage, “if something seems too good to be true, it probably is”.
 
Whilst it may be appealing to sign up for DropShipping courses from someone who says they are an expert or are making tons of money a month in a very short amount of time, it’s prudent to be sceptical.
There are plenty of free courses available and trustworthy DropShipping companies like Armaan Resales that provide you with the necessary education about the industry – without filling a charlatan’s pockets.
 

Wholesaler Scams

The internet is full of companies claiming to be your perfect DropShipping partner – but you must be wary. Here are a few red flags to watch out for when choosing a wholesaler to source inventory:
 

 

Customer Scams

Customer scams (fraud) can severely impact profits, a real threat to retailers of all descriptions, not just DropShippers. As an e-commerce business destined for greatness, these types of scams are something you will inevitably come across. There are two types of customer scams to be wary of:
 

 
In both situations, your company is on the hook for the purchase of the product. It could impact your profitability and your business’ reputation. Avoiding these types of scams are tricky – but there are things you can look out for.
 
Receiving your first large order is exciting – but there’s reason to have red flags when these occur. Before allowing your website to process the order, investigate the following:

 
If you’re still unclear whether the order is legitimate after looking into it, contact the customer. If the customer is real, they won’t have any issues speaking to you to verify their order. If you don’t get the answers you’re looking for, don’t process the order.
 
Spotting those pesky scams in the DropShipping industry can be difficult.
Set yourself up for success by working with an experienced, trusted partner. Armaan Resales can help ensure the long-term success of your DropShipping business thanks to its connections with verified suppliers, by providing you with handy hints and tips, and offering unparalleled customer support.
 
Discover the Armaan Resales difference today. Contact our team to get started on your DropShipping journey at www.armaanresales.com/contact-us/ or read more about this in our new ebook.