Thanks to technology, today, you can work anywhere with Internet access. This means that there are many things you can do to stay active and take advantage of confinement time.
Also, depending on the type of products you sell in your dropshipping store —especially when they are innovative products to sell—, you may even be able to maintain the activity, doing all the management from your own home.
Contact all your suppliers
To provide better customer service and not go wrong with any of them, you should inform yourself if your providers’ conditions have been offering until now have changed.
Gather information about possible problems with stock and delays in shipments. But ask them for photographic evidence to confirm that they have stocks in their warehouses because some suppliers are not entirely honest for fear of losing orders.
And if despite everything you still do not trust, the best thing is that a friend or a relative make a trial order. This way, you will leave doubts.
Develops a contingency plan to deal with delivery delays
Do not hesitate to inform your customers that the current situation may cause delays in shipments.
The best way to do this is by adding a prominent message on the cover of your website, in all categories, in each product file, and on the sub-pages before order confirmation.
Take care of your physical and mental health.
This period of confinement can end up being dangerous to health.
Not only because physical exercise is difficult at home, but also because the tensions of not being able to go out at all, or seeing that the business is completely stopped, can undermine anyone’s mental stability.
However, do not despair because it is still possible to earn money from home if you follow these recommendations:
- Concentrate on the positive things of the day to day: if necessary, turn off the television and forget about the catastrophic news for a while.
- Try to socialize; even if it is virtually: through video calls and messaging applications, you can continue to keep in touch with your friends and loved ones.
- Disconnect from problems: it does not hurt that you look for hobbies such as reading, crafts, watching series and movies, DIY, painting pictures, making cupcakes, or writing a novel. In this way, you will be able to disconnect from current problems and occupy your mind with other, more pleasant entertainment.
- Try to continue with the routines: do not get up too late, do some physical exercise (taking into account the limitations of your place of isolation), take care of your diet, and try to separate the hours of teleworking from those of leisure and family.