You may have heard of it, or maybe not, but drop shipping is a commonly used tactic for e-commerce businesses. Instead of having products in-store and paying for warehouse and retail space, drop shipping allows businesses to route online customer orders to the supplier. The supplier directly ships the order to the customer. Sounds easy, low-cost, and stress free –right? Wrong. Well, everything but the latter part. Dropshipping allows for no middle-man, eliminates inventory risk, less capital require, and it's easy to get started. But, before you start up an e-commerce business selling solar powered cooling hats (yes, that’s an actual thing) I’d say – cool your jets.