The process is simple: the dropshipper goes to an online Chinese marketplace and identifies a cheap product.
The seller sets up a flashy website, suggesting the product is made in the US or Europe, and adds a huge mark-up.
The dropshipper uses social media for promotion, often paying influencers to add legitimacy.
When an order is received, the seller collects the customer’s money, and only then do they buy the product.
Finally, the product is shipped directly to the customer from China.