Although drop shipping is a business offers a number of distinct advantages it also has a few disadvantages. The low barriers to entry, the no set location and competitive nature of e-commerce stores can make drop shipping a bit harder.
Depending upon what niche you enter, you may find that other people who are also drop shipping mean that you need to have low margins to compete. This is especially true due to the low barriers of entry, minimal overhead costs and the fact that they have invested so little to get started means that some people are willing to sell a rock bottom prices. There are ways to overcome this issue which will cover in more detail later on.