This 31-year-old sold $700,000 of stuff online without buying any inventory

James Wellemeyer
This 31-year-old sold $700,000 of stuff online without buying any inventory

Two years ago, Chris Wane, a now 31-year-old living in Manchester, England, was struggling to pay his bills and often couldn’t afford enough food for the week. Wane started an e-commerce business and used drop shipping — a practice in which a retailer keeps no inventory and a third-party supplier sends consumers the products — to handle orders. “I heard about drop-shipping a couple of years ago, and I wanted to try it,” Wane said.