Dropshipping allows you to start your online e-commerce store without stock-keeping. Therefore, you do not need huge capital, and the risk is minimal because the manufacturer is responsible for the inventory and ships it directly to the customer. Therefore, your responsibility remains marketing and offering customer service. To succeed, you need a mastery of online marketing and a focus on improving customer experience.
Here are some real life success stories of starting a dropshipping business:
1. E-commerce Mentoring ($1.2M/year)
Kamil Sattar (from Telford, England, United Kingdom) started *E-commerce Mentoring * about 5 years ago.
Hello, my name is Kamil Sattar. I am an entrepreneur who’s developed many six-figure drop shipping businesses. I’ve also created systems to maximize opportunities in different markets and I’ve started companies in many industries. One of those companies specializes in helping people who are seeking to create drop ship companies of their own.
Of course, with every store that I open, I am able to learn new things. With every new thing that I learn, it helps me improve my system that I use to create these six and seven-figure stores and it helps me improve my process for helping others generate their stores.
2. Little Shop of Miniatures ($144K/year)
Amanda Austin (from Erie, Pennsylvania, USA) started Little Shop of Miniatures almost 5 years ago.
My name is Amanda Austin, and I’m the founder of Little Shop of Miniatures.
I run a dropship store, which means I pay a supplier to pick, pack, and ship the order to my customer. I have two wholesalers who dropship for me and they are both great. My main drop shipper has about 20,000 different dollhouse miniatures and dollhouse building supplies in stock!
3. Blindster ($36M/year)
Kyle Cox (from Houston, TX, USA) started Blindster over 11 years ago.
Hi there! My name is Kyle Cox and I am the Founder and CEO of Blindster, one of the largest eCommerce retailers of custom window treatments in the country.
We’ve been successful in our mission as Blindster has experienced tremendous growth. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Blindster achieved record sales of $39MM in 2020, an increase of 60% over 2019.
4. Importify ($720K/year)
Moshe Lugasi (from Givatayim, Israel) started *Importify * over 5 years ago.
Hey there! My name is Moshe Lugasi, and I am the founder of Importify, a popular e-commerce App, which works with the top three eCommerce platforms Shopify, Wix, and Woocommerce.
I launched my company back in mid-December of 2016, where we only made a total of $179.00 the very first month. The following year, 2017, we made a total of $128,000, and now we are grossing $60,000 a month.
5. The Five Day Startup ($960K/year)
Scott Bartnick (from Orlando, Florida, USA) started The Five Day Startup over 4 years ago.
Hey there! My name is Scott Bartnick I'm a serial entrepreneur, an engineer, and the founder of the Five Day Startup. I've created several eCommerce and service businesses OtterPR.com and I recently launched my fifth successful brand.
I started The Five Day Startup in 2018. I expected to make 1 million dollars by December 2020 before the world was impacted by COVID-19, which has affected some of my primary revenue sources. Even so, I still expect to gross $500,000+ by the end of the year.
6. Hustle Got Real ($300K/year)
Miguel Pieras (from Palma, Spain) started Hustle Got Real over 4 years ago.
My name is Miguel Pieras and I am the founder of Hustle Got Real. We enable individuals and businesses to sell online without owning any stock. Our mission is to help people from all over the world to achieve financial freedom through e-commerce with almost no initial investment.
This project went from $0 to $18,000/month in just one year and I am very excited to share the journey with you all in this post. We are now a team of 7 people and have over 15,000 customers in more than 25 countries.
7. Temples and Markets ($66K/year)
Judith Treanor (from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) started Temples and Markets over 7 years ago.
Hi, I am Judith Treanor, founder of online curated store Temples and Markets. Every Product has a story and every product has been ethically sourced from artisans and Social Enterprises in S.E Asia.
Since launch, I have grown a loyal customer base and a quarter of my customers are repeat.
8. Pooch Selfie ($250K/year)
Jason Hernandez (from San Diego, CA, USA) started Pooch Selfie about 7 years ago.
Jason Hernandez started Pooch Selfie and is on track to make $250k this year selling one product! We’ll show you how to do it too.
Jason’s path started with a product idea that originated while his wife was playing with their dog and trying to get a picture.
From there he created a prototype, started a Kickstarter, and 10 days later got the funding through a featured article on Buzzfeed.
A couple of years later, he got featured on Shark Tank and is making a great living selling a product he loves.
9. Tag Pup ($720K/year)
Vlad Kuksenko (from Washington D.C., DC, USA) started Tag Pup about 1 year ago.
Vlad Kuksenko started Tag Pup and, in 18 months, became the top pet product seller using dropshipping. You can do it too!
We sat down with Vlad and learned how he loved art but earning a living as an artist wasn’t an option until graphic design became a major field. Today, he creates personalized dog collars, leashes, and bandanas that fill the number one pet products shop on Etsy.
We’ll share the tips and strategies he used to become number one in his category, walk you through setting up an Etsy listing, answer some of the most common questions about Etsy, and share resources that will make your path to a successful business easier.
10. Viral Vault ($1.2M/year)
Dropshipping 2021 is off to a great start, here is a Shopify case study on how I am selling over $100k/month without AliExpress Dropshipping.
My name is Jordan Welch and this is exactly how I’m making mover $100k/month by Dropshipping one product on Shopify.
Want to start your own business?
Hey! 👋I'm Pat Walls, the founder of Starter Story.
We interview successful business owners and share the stories behind their business. By sharing these stories, we want to help you get started.
Interested in starting your own business? Join Starter Story Premium to get the greatest companion to starting and growing your business:
- Connect + get advice from successful entrepreneurs
- Step by step guides on how to start and grow
- Exclusive and early access to the best case studies on the web
- And much more!
Did you know that brands using Klaviyo average a 95x ROI?
Email, SMS, and more — Klaviyo brings your marketing all together, fueling growth without burning through time and resources.
Deliver more relevant email and text messages — powered by your data. Klaviyo helps you turn one-time buyers into repeat customers with all the power of an enterprise solution and none of the complexity.