I've read a lot about dropshipping, and found it interesting, but so far no one has been able to respond to a basic question: why the hell do people buy things at a markup, when they could order directly from the source (aliexpress, for example)? Maybe this could have worked in the early days of the internet, but now? What's keeping them from looking from the same product on google? Aliexpress is almost always on the first page. As I do not want to spend money on a pointless venture, can someone kindly explain me how can this work? I can't wrap my head around it.