Is Dropshipping Dead? Can You Still Earn Through It in 2020?

Is Dropshipping Dead? Can You Still Earn Through It in 2020?

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[UPDATED] Is dropshipping dead?! One of the biggest ecommerce business models that made people millions by just sitting in their homes and arbitraging products can’t die so soon… Is it the case? Let’s find out, is dropshipping still profitable!

Digital entrepreneurs are often haunted by the uncertainty of the profitability of their business model. With the pace at which technology is evolving, we now have both a ray of hope and a grim understanding that new digital business models are short lived.

The Reason?

Technology is a double-edged sword: on one side, it benefits the users and brings new ways of conducting businesses; on the other, it obliviates old methods as fast it creates new ones. For example, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) was fairly easy around 10 years ago. But now, as Google has released hundreds of updates over time, the methods of ranking websites has completely changed.

2019 is a Good Year for Dropshipping Business

Similarly, cost per click (CPC) methods such as Google AdSense, Chitika, and BidVertiser, etc., are all outdated. They’ve now been replaced with native advertisements and content discovery platforms.

In short, most business models will be outdated by the time you decide to adopt them.

Coming back to dropshipping, we’ll have to analyze various viable dropshipping methods, look for stores that are still prospering under the dropshipping banner, and search for marketing platforms that make dropshipping easy for the users.

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Is Dropshipping Still Alive? Google’s Proof

People often ask if AliExpress dropshipping is dead. One way to determine if it’s dead or not is by searching its trend on Google.

You can see that while it did get a dip last year, it is still going strong. And, if you check the Google trends for US, you will notice that more people within the US are searching for dropshipping terms. It is a shocking surprise.

The trend highlights five-year data and shows how popular it has become in the last few years alone. This also presents one more notion that dropshipping was a business before AliExpress became popular. Let’s



This article was written by Sharjeel Ashraf and originally published on The Official Cloudways Blog.

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