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Is dropshipping legal?

Yes, dropshipping is legal, provided that you comply with the law. If you violate certain legal statutes, you are liable, and companies may sue you until you are bone dry.

You will live the rest of your life under a bridge, and these companies that sued you will take every penny you have.

 And you cannot use ignorance as an excuse.

What’s that supposed to mean? It means that you do not have to be a lawyer to learn what the legal expectations are.

Dropshipping is legal and there are no laws that prohibit people from buying products and then reselling them to others. Simply speaking, the business model itself is legit.

To help you out, I have five important areas to discuss. These are:

  • Legal and Illegal Items
  • Legal Business Ownership
  • Consumer Rights and Statutes
  • Copyrights, Patents, and Trademarks
  • Compliance to Tax Laws

These are the areas you have to focus on. If you understand what they are, you will not find yourself in dropshipping hell.

A quick disclaimer before we continue: I am not a lawyer. I spent 14 years in the corporate industry. I am now a full-time freelance ghost writer, blogger, dropshipper, and affiliate marketer, 

If you need professional advice, get a lawyer.

Don’t call your mom.

Call a lawyer.

The law has many loopholes, and many dropshippers are blinded by the money they will make, thinking they cannot be held responsible since they are doing business online anyway.