If you have clicked on this article, there is a possibility that you are among the hundreds or even thousands of people that wish to start their own hair extensions business. I could say this can be as easy or as hard as you make it, starting from finding the best wholesale suppliers, to creating a price list, to deciding on your packaging and even shipping your orders. This article covers the main points and should help you figure out how to get started. If you are ready to create your own dropshipping hair business, read on to find out the basic steps to follow.
Decide on your business name, logo, and packaging
These are the most important decisions you are going to make. You can either choose a generic or specific name for your dropshipping business. Generic names give you the freedom to expand into selling anything outside hair extensions while specific names are in such a way that someone instantly knows what you are dealing with. When coming up with a business name it is important to remember that this will be a connection to your reputation.
Finding wholesale hair vendors
I must confess that this is the hardest part of any hair business. It can be tedious, but once you cross this gully, then you are headed to the best of the games. Wholesale hair vendors can e found on Googe, Youtube, Instagram, or Pinterest. Before placing a bulk order, get a few samples to test the quality of the hair. Try it on for two to three months before settling on any vendor. One can only tell bad hair after they have tried it on.
Funding your business -The Dropshipping Program
When just starting out, you are kind of short on cash. The money spent on creating a logo, business cards and a website can be huge, hence the need to be wise. Dropshipping makes it possible for you to start your hair extensions business with no inventory or money. All you have to do is market your hair and then have your wholesale supplier ship it to your customer. You don’t have to do the annoying stuff except make profits. You are basically selling the wholesalers’ products under your company name and the markup price is yours to pocket!
Promote your products
In business, promotion is everything. It is through a promotion that you can showcase your products to a wide range of targeted people. Paid advertising is the quickest way to get qualified leads especially if you are short on time. One of the promotion methods that have been proven to work is youtube video marketing where you give an influencer your products to review. Have someone relatable wear the hair and share creative video ideas with the influencer.
Take your time and appreciate the process
Rome was not built in one day. so don’t expect your business to grow in a single day. The first few months could be the hardest especially if you are learning on the job. Have the mind of a boss, and keep pushing even when things don’t seem to be working. It will pay in the long run, I promise!
If you have any dropshipping hair business questions, feel free to drop them in the comments section below and we’ll be happy to help.