Dropshipping is a modern, risk-free business model that requires low investment on the seller's (merchant's) part. The idea is that a store owner sells products - but never stores inventory themselves. The merchandise moves directly from the supplier (or print provider) to the final consumer without ever being handled or stored by the retailer.
What about "print on demand" - is it the same thing?
The print on demand (POD) business model also involves dropshipping - the supplier/print provider ships the product directly to your customer. However, the main difference with print on demand lies in customization.
Instead of simply moving other people’s products around, you have the capacity to design AND sell – all from the comfort of your home.