What Is Dropshipping, and Is It a Scam?

The internet has radically changed how retailing works thanks to companies like Amazon and eBay. If you’re on Instagram or Facebook, though, you’ve probably also encountered advertisements for shockingly cheap boutique goods from companies you’ve never even heard of.

Chances are those brands don’t exist outside of a Shopify storefront. They’re merely reselling low-quality Chinese goods at marked-up prices. Welcome to the murky world of dropshipping scams.