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Dropshipping during the COVID-19 crisis

As one of the professions that require “easy conductivity” between the borders, Dropshipping has been vastly affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

Should you run a dropshipping business during the COVID-19 crisis?

Since almost every kind of travelling between the countries has been shut down, the doubt in dropshipping increased. But, if it is done carefully this business model could be your major economical turning point in this crisis.

Why is that so?

A rise of about 35% in “Dropshipping” searches in September 2020 vs September 2019 has been noted. We assume this happened for 2 main reasons:

  • Increase in online shopping,

Since almost all of the mortar and brick shops have been closed due to the crisis, many people were forced to transfer to the online way of shopping.

  • Normal international trading,

The trading between the countries suffered almost no changes because of the Coronavirus crisis, which enabled goods to be swimmingly distributed between the states.

How to run your dropshipping business during the crisis?

As for any shop of this type, the first you need good business and marketing strategy, and to know which target group are you going to aim for. But also in this “extraordinary” circumstances you have to follow trends. Currently, the things that you have to take into account are an increase in sales of health-related items, such as face masks, but also you have to be careful since many platforms have been removing ads related to COVID-19 due to reasons of taking the advantage to increase your price. Also, take into account that, even the goods are travelling normally, shipping fees, as well as, delays have been increased. You can find more about running your dropshipping business during the Coronavirus crisis here.