Are you searching for a flexible, online job? If that is the case, something you should really consider is running an online store, which is one of the most popular kinds of work for mums nowadays, since it’s very flexible and it doesn’t demand a lot of work to do, allowing you to have plenty of free time. You only need to worry about building your store’s website and selling and today using the tools like WordPress and WooCommerce it is very easy, and if you get stuck you can always refer to the numerous WooCommerce dropshipping tutorials or services online. Since you will work with wholesalers and dropshippers, they will take care of everything else. Since you may not know how they work, I will explain it to you.
Wholesalers are people or companies who own large quantities of products in order to sell them to retailers, usually directly from the factory. The products are kept stored in warehouses, and the wholesalers usually work using a dropshipping system or sale or return, or both. Their products are offered at the lowest available prices, which allows retailers to earn a fair share of their sales.
When you work with a dropshipping system, you don’t need to keep any products in stock. Instead, you offer them in your store, and when you sell them, you ask the dropshippers to send the item sold to your customer. The retailer is just a link between the customer and the dropshippers.
Dropshippers are wholesalers, but not all wholesalers are dropshippers. They advertise their services online, and have a complete list of the products they offer and their prices on their website. A good wholesaler will never ask you for money before you sell anything and order it for your client.
Other wholesalers work with sale or return. In this case, they provide you with a certain amount of products to sell in a given period of time. After that time is up, you will pay for what you have sold, and return all products unsold. If you choose this option,consider you may need plenty of room for storing the products you will sell in your store, depending on what you sell. Also, you will need to spend time doing inventory, and shipping all products you have sold.
If I had to choose between one of those two, I’d go for dropshipping. Dropshippers allow you to make having an online business a very, very flexible job, making it the best work for mums. You just need to get yourself organised and pick the right wholesaler that does dropshipping. That’s all. The rest will be sorted out easily, and in no time.