How to Build a Website for Drop Shipping


One way to make money online is sell other companies' items with a drop shipping company. Whether it's selling books, cameras or other products, all you have to do is set up your own website and accept orders from customers. The drop ship company ships the items to your customers for you and you receive a commission for each sale. It's a way to make money selling online without having to worry about inventory.

How to Build a Website for Drop Shipping

  • Find a website host. You can find a website host to build your website by asking friends and people you know that have online businesses to recommend who they use. Some sites will host your website for free. Those include and Others, such as or, may charge a monthly fee.

  • Choose a domain name that is easy to remember and somehow relates to your business. Typically, the domain name is the same as the name of the business.

  • Choose a website template. After you have chosen your host and domain name, it's time to build your website. Most website hosts offer a variety of templates you can choose from so that you can pick the look, feel and colors that you want to represent your business.

  • Add products. Select the items you want to sell from your drop shipping company. You'll want to a picture, description and price for each item on your site. You may want to separate pages by the category of the products so it's easy for online shoppers to find what they are looking for.

  • Add a shopping cart and buy buttons. If you use a free shopping system such as or a paid service such as, add buy now and view cart buttons to your site.

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