How Much Does it Cost to Drop Ship?

Everyone wants to know the answer to this question: “How much does it cost to drop ship?”. You deserve to know exactly how much it’ll cost you to get started on your new life (HINT: you’re going to love the answer). I lay out the exact cost to correctly drop ship and how to avoid the expensive, wrong, way of drop shipping.

Learn how my students are earning $300 or more per sale every day... without needing inventory or existing marketing experience! 

Video Transcript (The Answer):

To be honest, drop shipping can cost you a lot of money or it can cost you next to nothing.  And contrary to what most people would think, you’re actually better off using the option that cost you almost no money. Options that ask for money upfront to get started are only offered by middlemen. With this option you’ll lose a lot of money and It’ll never be successful, it’s a losing proposition.

The other way to do it, that will make you profitable, is if you build your own store and get approved with real suppliers. We’ve been using Shopify to build our stores for the past 3-4 years. And using our 21-day trial with 10% off after it ends, your start up cost is only around $25 a month.

Click here to get our 21-days FREE Shopify trial: https://www.shopify.com/dropshiplifestyle

As far as getting products to sell, you aren’t paying anything until you’re sending the suppliers orders. Then you just pay the suppliers after you’ve sold the item. For other cost, like paid traffic, you can get you first $100 free when signing up with google ads. This will be more than enough to get your first sale, then you can re-invest with your profits. Drop shipping can be so much easier and cheaper if you do it the right way. If you have any questions please post below, I’m very active in the comments. I’m more than happy to elaborate on anything you need help with.

Now that you know that you can change your life for $25, what will you do? That’s less than a date night at the movies (the price of popcorn is ridiculous!)

This is the perfect resource for you to dive into drop shipping and live the life your deserve. FYI it’s free, so go ahead and get started!

Quick Answer:

With drop shipping, you don't have to pay up front costs to the manufacturer. The only costs are hosting your website and running paid traffic, hosting with Shopify costs about $25 a month (using our 21 day free trial, plus 10% off for life code). For paid traffic, we recommend using Google Adwords because they offer you $100 in free ad dollars when signing up.

If you're looking to find out how much time  it takes to start your drop shipping store, check out this post here.

Anton Kraly

Anton is a the Founder & CEO of Drop Ship Lifestyle - an online coaching program for eCommerce entrepreneurs. He began selling online in 2007 and has built and sold multiple seven-figure businesses while leveraging the power of drop shipping.

  • Kevin says:

    Anton, I’ve been watching a lot of your videos and webinars, trying to get as much information as possible before enrolling in your course and starting my own drop shipping store. I’m mostly hung up on what licenses and permits are required. I know this can vary widely depending on location. I’m in Houston Texas myself. Is there any information on this topic in your course or do you have any suggestions on the best place to get that kind of information?

    • Anton Kraly says:

      Hi Kevin,

      I discuss this in the welcome module of the Drop Ship Blueprint.

      You have a few different options when first getting started… they’re not difficult to get set up but it’s hard to explain in this comment. If you’re serious about getting started definitely join Drop Ship Lifestyle and watch my videos that cover the process from A-Z!


  • David says:

    Short, but at lot of information I like it!!!

  • Bogdan says:

    How much do you invest per month to get your store flying in adwords? For about 2-3 months. YOu can`t put 100$ to test on just 1 product and the sale well there probably not gonna be enough sales to make you another 100

    • Anton Kraly says:

      Hi Bogdan,
      Testing and optimizing your Google PLAs is an ongoing process that will take place at least every 2 weeks while you run your online store.
      With that being said, $100 is a good amount to start with and you should be able to earn a sale by the time that is spent.
      Also just an FYI – Google will give you a $100 credit to get started with 🙂
      Hope that helps!

      • Alexix says:

        Would you need to spend money before you’re qualified to use the $100 or will it just be given to you when you sign up?

        • Anton Kraly says:

          Hi Alexix,

          The $100 is a credit to your account. So when you spend $100 (or up to $100) it gets deducted from your free credit rather than billing you 🙂

      • Leroy Clemons says:

        Hi what are other ways to find suppliers to start making money and then scale up to afford your course?

  • Julia says:

    Hey. I was wondering if it is better to price your products above or below what other stores are selling. Thanks

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