Trevor Fenner started eCommerce Paradise in 2015 after selling his first e-commerce business. At the time, Trevor lived in Los Angeles and had just discovered the possibility of becoming a digital nomad. After reading the four-hour work week, he decided it was time to sell all the things he didn't need, end the lease on his apartment, and buy a one-way ticket to Chiang Mai, Thailand where he began his "digital nomad journey."
Trevor is originally from Seattle, Washington. After graduating high school in 2005, he moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue a career in skateboarding which never panned out. However, he found a job at a lock and security hardware distribution company where he learned the ins-and-outs of supply chain management, retail merchandising, logistics, fulfillment, customer service, sales, and most importantly a method of just-in-time fulfillment called “dropshipping.”
Dropshipping is a fulfillment method and business model that allows you to sell products online without having to pay for any inventory upfront. You simply need to set up a legal business entity and a website, then contact wholesale suppliers of those products to get an authorized dealer account to begin selling their products at a retail markup online.
Trevor started his own dropshipping business with a partner in 2010. After he found a trending product and put in some initial work of putting up a website, creating product listings, and driving traffic through search engines and social media, he made his first sale a few months later. He continued to grow the business online while working full-time and taking business classes at his local community college at night. He hustled through ups-and-downs, big wins and big losses, and continued to network and learn throughout it all.
Today, Trevor still owns his dropshipping business and runs it with the help of a team of over 20 virtual assistants from all over the world. He travels the world and spends most of his time in Southeast Asia in countries like Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, and Vietnam, although he likes to spend the summers visiting family back home in Seattle as well as traveling around Europe.
Trevor enjoys teaching others about e-commerce and dropshipping. If you want to learn more you can read the blog posts on his personal blog at https://trevorfenner.com or if you want to dive deeper into dropshipping, you can read the blog posts at https://ecommerceparadise.com and subscribe to the YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/ecommerceparadise.