5 Steps To Get Started With Dropshipping

Emma Rowlands
5 Steps To Get Started With Dropshipping

Thinking about starting a dropshipping business? There's a reason dropshipping is hailed one of the smartest ways to make money - there's low risk, very little upfront investment and almost no effort in the practicalities of selling. In a nutshell, dropshipping is a good idea if you want extra cash, but don't have time to manage a business full time. 

At JM Wholesale, we make it extremely easy to become a dropseller for disposable and refillable vape kits, CBD, and smoking products. So, how do you begin? We'll show you...

What is dropshipping?

Dropshipping, in case you have not heard this term before, is a business model. The model is quite straightforward, in that you are in charge of marketing and selling a product, but the distributor you partner with will be in charge of the packaging, shipping and returns. You don't need to buy stock in but can order stock once you have made a sale via your dropshipping website. So, in the case of JM Wholesale, you would set up a website that displays the JM Wholesale vaping products. You would wait for an order to be placed and then JM Wholesale would organise for that product to reach your customer. No effort from you at all, except for the marketing activities involved in making the sale. 

It's a win win for everyone, really. The distributor gets to shift more products, and you get to make a profit from your sales. 

There are many different dropshipping organisations out there, but if you want to dropship vaping products, CBD or smoking accessories, you are in the right place. 

Follow these 5 steps to become a dropshipping pro:

Step 1

Get to know the market a little better

Customers love it when you know a bit about the product you are selling. They are more likely to come back and make a repeat purchase if they have a superb customer service experience. Get to know as much about vaping, CBD and smoking accessories as you can. Explore the blog we have, where you can find tons of information on things like the health benefits of CBD and the different kinds of e-liquids. The more you know, the better you'll be able to sell it. 

Step 2

Sign up to JM Wholesale Dropshipping service

Click here to go to the JM Wholesale dropshipping page and create your account. There are several packages you can choose from, and we typically find that people who are new to dropshipping suit the Standard package. You can then decide whether or not you want to create a website through our service, or do it independently. If you want our help with this, get in touch with the customer service team to discuss this further. 

Step 3

Set up your website or have us do it for you

There are lots of ways to set up an ecommerce website. You can use something like Shopify or Amazon, or you can speak to one of our team and we will assist you in doing this. Aside from some general website content, you won't need to worry about filling out your product listings, as when you partner with JM Wholesale, we can do this in an automated way based on what you want to sell. 

Step 4

Choose your specialism / inventory

Do you think you'd like to specialise in a particular product? For example, would you like to focus your sales on topical CBD products for people with skin conditions? Or perhaps grinders and bongs for smoking enthusiasts? Or maybe you'd like to create an advanced vaping website for people who build their own vape kits? Some people like to really home in on a niche whereas others like to provide a broader selection of products. Once you have decided, it's time to fill out your inventory which is an automated process with JM Wholesale. 

Step 5

Get marketing and selling

Now that you are all set up, it's time to promote the products. You can set up adverts on social media (depending on platform restrictions and rules), set up Google ads, use word of mouth, create an instagram account - whatever you want. It might take some time to gain traction, but once you are up and running, you won't regret it. 

Will It Work?

Dropshipping is popular for a reason - it works! But it only works if you invest some time and energy into marketing your products. The more you put in, the more you will get out. Some people can earn thousands per week using dropshipping. Others will earn very little because they didn't sell proactively or get to know their market well enough. 

Which Products Sell Well?

It's tough to say which products customers love the most simply because there are so many! But here are some popular options for your new dropshipping business. 

CBD Vape Pens

CBD Vape Pens are increasing in popularity because they are much healthier than nicotine vape kits. A good choice to begin with is the Infused Amphora Core Vape Pen in Stone

Elf Bar

Elf Bar is an extremely reputable and well known brand - any avid vaper will trust an Elf Bar. This is a great brand to display if you want easy sales. 

CBD Skincare

Creams and lotions are very popular amongst people who want ravishing skin, or seek to clear up acne or other problematic skin conditions. We really like the brand Mission C for their various balms. 

Starter Vape Kits

Newbies love to find kits that work for them, without complexities or hassle. Pointing them to a range of easy to use vape kits will lead to happy return customers. 


We are seeing a big increase in the sales of disposable vape pens, because they are convenient to use and now come in a huge variety of flavours. So this is well worth adding to your inventory! Disposables can include CBD as well. 

We want to help you. If you need assistance in setting up a dropshipping business, get in touch with us today. We can help walk you through the five steps as outlined above, and give you all the information you need about starting your own business today. 


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