Drop Servicing With Shopify – The Complete Guide!

Drop Servicing is the new kid in town with hundreds trying to earn something from it. This business is simple and easy to set up for beginners.

In the last article, I gave a complete training on how you can set up a drop servicing business in 2 different ways. So, you can check it out here if you are interested.

In this article, I’ll help you set up a brand new drop servicing business on Shopify completely from scratch.

So, Let’s get started.

What is Shopify? And Why Use It?

Shopify is an eCommerce platform which helps in selling your products and services to your customers.

It is mainly used in selling physical and digital products but can be used to sell services too.

Shopify makes it easier to manage your customer’s orders, shipping, refund and almost everything. They have been in this industry for quite a long time now and are the leading ones.

So, if you wish to start your drop servicing business with Shopify, sign up for an account on Shopify. It’s free for the first 14-days and after that, it’s just $29/month.

But, if you want to start this business in a different way, You can check out this post where I explain the other 2 methods.

If you want to take this business seriously, I would highly recommend that you check out “Drop Servicing Pro“. It’s a fully-fledged course which teaches you exactly how to build a drop servicing business from scratch to finish.

Use the link below to get a 25% of on the course. Or you can use the Coupon code “STASHLR” to get the same

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Step By Step Guide to Drop service with Shopify

I will break this article into 8 simple steps so that you can easily do them yourself.

  1. Register and Buy a Shopify Plan
  2. Setting up the basics
  3. Set up payments
  4. Adding a service
  5. Finding a freelancer for outsourcing
  6. Getting order Information from the customer
  7. The “Middleman”
  8. Setting up other legal documents

1. Register and Buy a Shopify Plan

The first and foremost thing to do is to register on Shopify. They offer a 14-day free trial but it’s limited and you would need to purchase a plan to get started.

Shopify plans starts at just $29/month. You really get the value for the money that you spend.

They also do have 2 other plans priced at $79/month and $299/month which is a complete waste of money in my opinion.

2. Setting up the basics

Once you register, they will ask for your store name, the URL and other small things that you can handle.

The next thing you would have to do is install a simple theme. There are tons of awesome themes in the Shopify store. But, If you are too lazy, just stick with the default theme.

Once everything is set up, you will arrive at a page somewhat like this one shown below

From there, just click on settings and then Checkout.

Under the Customer Contact -> To check out, Select the 2nd option which says ” Customers can only check out using email”

You can also change your website’s style and appearance by clicking the “Customise Checkout” button.

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3. Set up payments

The next thing to do is to set up payments. There are a lot of ways to accept payments. The most common ones are using Stripe and Paypal.

Setting up payments is really easy. Just go to settings and then Payment Providers. Then click on “Activate PayPal Express Checkout”.

There will be a series of steps to finish. Complete them one by one and you would have your payment page all set up.

4. Finding a freelancer for outsourcing

Since you are drop servicing here, you will need to find a freelancer so that you can act as the middle man.

I would recommend 2 different platforms to find freelancers for cheap. They are:-

Freelancers on both these platforms provide different services in a lot of categories. So, you may find almost everything here.

Select a service that has low competition and high search volume on Google. You can check these metrics using Google Keyword Planner. Anyway here are some good services that you may offer:-

  • Virtual Assistant
  • Social Media Manager
  • Storyboard
  • Logo Animation
  • Animated GIFs
  • User Testing
  • Lead Generation
  • Voice-over
  • Resume Writing
  • Book trailers
  • And Much More…

After you select a service that you wish to drop service, find a reliable freelancer on the above 2 mentioned platforms. Look for good ratings and reviews. Once you find one, You may message them saying that you would like to drop service their service and politely ask their permission.

And when you get the green light, you are all set and ready to go.

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5. Adding a service

Your Shopify store is almost finished now, You just need to add in your service that you wish to drop service.

To add a service, go to Products -> Add Product. You will be redirected to a page like this.

Fill in the details of the service. You may copy and paste the same information from the freelancer that you are outsourcing.

Pricing your service is an important part. It should not be too high nor should it be too low. Price the service much higher than what you are outsourcing it for and also check other competitors and determine a final price.

Another thing to change here is an option under the shipping tab, uncheck the option which says “This is a Physical Product” and that’s it.

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6. Getting order Information from the customer

One small problem that we face when using Shopify for this business model is getting information from your customer. But this problem is very easy to solve.

Once your customer buys your service, An email is automatically sent to him/her about the order. So, we just need to edit this email by providing a google form from which they can easily give us the details of the order.

Keep in mind that you specify this in the description of your service. Make it clear that you would send them an email for getting the order details and provide them with your personal email for assurance.

To edit the order confirmation email, go to Setting -> Notifications -> Order Confirmation.

Just change the first few sentences to something like this

{% capture email_title %}Thank you for your purchase! {% endcapture %}
{% capture email_body %}
Hi {{ customer.first_name }}, we have received your order. Please fill in this form - INSERT GOOGLE FORM LINK so that we can start working on your order.
{% endcapture %}

7. The “Middleman”

Once you have the order details from your customer, just send them over to your freelancer.

Your customer’s information will be stored in Shopify where you can access his email address. When the freelancer finishes the assigned you just need to send them to your customer using their email address

8. Setting up other legal documents

Some legal documents like Privacy policy, Terms of Service and Refund Policy must be available to our customers so that your business doesn’t look like a scam one.

It’s very easy to create these legal documents on Shopify. Just go onto Settings -> Legal.

Then for each legal document, there is a button named “Create from Template”. Click on that and just edit some information which you think needs change.

And that’s it, You are ready to accept order form your customers.

Driving Traffic To Your Website

No one’s going to see your website/store unless you start promoting it. Traffic from social media is useless in this case.

Most people who need these kinds of services, search on Google. So, it’s important that you rank number 1 for some keywords related to the service that you are providing.

This is the reason why I asked you to choose services which are less competitive and has a higher search volume on Google.

The best and the fastest way to get orders is using Google Adwords to advertise on Google.

Here is a free tutorial on how you can set up the ads on Google Adwords

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Shopify is basically an eCommerce platform but as we saw, it can also be used to sell services and start a business easily.

But there are both good and bad for this like every other platform on the internet.

Every business is a bit hard and this is no different. Only when you become consistent and work for it will you start receiving profits and ultimately succeed.

So, to the newbies out there, you may not get any order for 2, 3 days or maybe 1 week. Just be patient!

That’s all. Please let me know when you get your first order and if there are any queries, feel free to ask them down in the comment section below.


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  1. Hi there,
    So what’s the difference between starting drop servicing with or without Shopify.
    And if there are some more advantages with starting it with Shopify then please let me know.
    I am very confused on how exactly to start.
    Your content really helps😍 but it’s just that I want some more filtered info.

    Prashant Goswami

    • Hey Prashant,
      Drop servicing with shopify is a good way to start. But, Shopify is mainly built for selling physical products and moreover, it’s more expensive.
      However, you do have some advantages when using Shopify like the payment gateway, which can be set up quite easily.
      I’d probably recommend you to start with a normal website. You can find more about it Here
      Thanks for your kind words

  2. If I start drop servicing with Shopify then there is a need to build a website or not??

  3. Hi Stashlr, love your blog!
    I have a question about Shopify automatically fullfiling app like Oberlo. I wanted to know if you know about an app ike Oberlo but for services.
    Thank you!

    • Hey,
      Thank you!
      As far as I know, there isn’t an app like Oberlo available for drop servicing as of now. So, You have to fulfil the orders yourself!

  4. In Drop Servicing if a customer buy’s product from me how should i proceed from then? How should i send the product to the customer from fiverr??

  5. Hi when you edit the notification of order’s confirm you used “if require shipping” but in my products are not physically so they don’t requires shipping, so the sentence does’t appear

  6. Hi,
    Nice tutorial..
    I just want to ask what if the file I’m about to send to the customer exceeds the maximum file size attachments? Thanks in advance.. 🙂

  7. Amazing content! Very informative. Really enjoy reading it but I have some doubts about running this business on shopify. How do we close a customer sale, via email or shopify? People says shopify is a good platform, but when come down to scaling for dropservicing it is not as good as the other such as Kartra, wordpress etc. Is this even true? What should a dropservicing business website look like in shopify, is there any examples of website to show us? What pictures should we upload for our products?
    Thank you so much, I really look forward to your response. Take care.

    • Hey,
      I am so glad that you found this informative!
      Shopify is surely a great platform to run a drop servicing business. But, because it was built for selling Physical and digital goods, it isn’t as great as something like Kartra.
      To close a customer, you simply mail them the finished product and that’s it.
      If you are trying to scale up, I would really recommend starting with Kartra. It’s the best out there. WordPress is also a great option.
      I own a Shopify drop servicing store right now. I really would like to show it to you but I am in a niche which is very less competitive.
      I upload the same pictures that my freelancer had listed on Fiverr. But, make sure you ask them before you do that.
      Let me know if this answered your questions.

  8. Thanks for your indepth analysis. Please, I want to know if it is only dollar currency one can use for dropservicing business. Also , if I don’t want to use Shopify because it’s expensive, which other options. Thanks

  9. Hi, I have a few questions:

    1. What is the best theme to use when making a website based on a service that is based on something similar to an ebook design?

    2. What are parts of the website you must have on the Shopify website for dropservicing?

    3. What are some the best fonts to use on Shopify for dropservicing?

    4. How do you create a form for the person to fill out, and do you do that before or after a sale?

    • Hey, Good Questions, I’ll answer them one by one-

      1. Themes don’t usually have a connection with a product or service that you are selling. It all comes down to personal choice.

      2. You need to have a great landing page, a product page which shows your services, legal pages like terms of service, privacy policy etc, about us and contact us!

      3. You can choose any font you want.

      4. You can do it in both ways. You could create a Google form and send it to them after a sale or you could use some Shopify apps that can accept order details when your customer places an order.

      • Oh ok thanks,

        How do you get the google form then send it?
        And if the image file is too big, how do I make the google drive file and then the send a shareable link to them?

        • Hey,

          From your shopify account, Go to settings then Notifications. Here you will see something like “order confirmation”. This email is sent automatically whenever someone places an order. So you just have to edit this email and add in your Google form link.

          Google forms support image uploads, so that would not be a problem.

  10. And what are the Shopify apps which accept order details?

  11. And also, when you get the order information from the customer, and you send it to the freelancer, does the freelancer give it straight to the customer or do they give it to you to give to the customer?

  12. Do I need the custom orders app if I use the google form or do I still need it?

  13. Splendid job on the content. I absolutely love it. Although, I wanna ask. What if I work with several freelancers? Can’t I do various services under a particular niche? And if so, how would I be able to combine all the services they provide on my store?
    Thanks 🙂

    • Hey Kristie,

      Thanks for your kind words.
      Yeah, you could work with several freelancers at the same time and can combine them on your store. For example, you could combine Instagram and Facebook advertising service as one on your store but the freelancers who does it might be 2 different people.
      If you meant something else, please reply to this comment or message me at admin@stashlr.com, I would be happy to assist you!

  14. Hey Stashlr, I also wanted to ask that is it needed to inform my freelancer that I want to dropservice his service or could I just act like a client and take his service without telling him and pass it to my client??

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