Before you start

Introduction to the Two Drop-shipping Models

It’s important to understand the distinct nature and advantages of the two drop-shipping models.

General Drop-shipping


As the name suggests, Print On Demand drop-shipping centers around selling printed products. Only when a customer places an order, the product gets printed.

General drop-shipping is about selling almost any product that doesn’t require printing.

Product Range

This model covers items like t-shirts, hoodies, mugs, posters, phone cases, tote bags, and many more.

This encompasses a wide spectrum from electronics, fashion accessories, beauty products, to home goods and beyond.


The entire fulfilment process, which includes manufacturing, printing, and delivery, is handled by a POD Fulfilment company. This means there’s no need for you to stock inventory or begin with large investments.

Just like POD, the manufacturing and delivery process here is also on-demand. A Drop-Shipping Supplier oversees this so you’re free from the concerns of inventory stocking or huge initial investments.


You would typically research the market, create or commission unique designs, and add them to the products you wish to sell.

Your main tasks would be market research and product selection.



Offers the ability to introduce custom designs or even allow customers their own creations.


Swiftly adapt to fresh designs based on ongoing trends.

No Waste

Produce only what you sell.

Diverse Selection

Gain access to an extensive range of products across multifarious categories.


Introduce hundreds of products without any inventory obligations.

Market Testing

Gauge and select products that resonate best with your audience.

Shared Attributes


Both models liberate you from the hassles of inventory management.

Initial Investment

The beginning phase mainly concerns website setup, marketing, and maybe some sample testing.

Equipped with this comprehensive understanding, you can now proceed to the quiz to discern which model aligns perfectly with your entrepreneurial aspirations.

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