Exclusive Interview with Fabian Siegler
Today we’d like to introduce you to Fabian Siegler.
It’s an honor to speak with you today. Why don’t you give us some details about you and your story. How did you get to where you are today?
I completed my training as a retail salesman in 2006. Still, during this training, I started my own business selling children’s furniture. At the age of 16 I was already the youngest ebay Powerseller and had hired my first employees.
I’m sure your success has not come easily. What challenges have you had to overcome along the way?
The biggest problem was my insolvency. In 2013 my business with the children’s furniture went bankrupt. This was very tragic for me. I felt like a failure. I then dared a fresh start and realized my mistake. The biggest problem was that I had to buy the children’s furniture. So I went in advance. I could only sell what I had in stock. At least that’s what I thought. It wasn’t until I went bankrupt that I looked for new ways. Ways that included e-commerce and retail, but without pre-funding goods. This was the beginning of Dropshipping.
Let’s talk about the work you do. What do you specialize in and why should someone work with you over the competition?
I focused on dropshipping without China. So I am looking for suppliers from different industries who offer direct delivery to the customer. We not only make analysis and establish contacts, but also build complete webshops. We used to use standard software. Since 2017 we started to develop our own system. It went live for the first time in April 2021. It is Droptienda. A store system specifically for dropshippers. We can use it to serve both the American market and the European market. Our software is available in English, German and soon Spanish.
What’s your best piece of advice for readers who desire to find success in their life?
Focus on one goal and keep at it. Setbacks are part of the game. Failure is not bad. It is not a step backwards. I am living proof. You get new insights and start a new way of working. Dropshipping also offers you the advantage that you can work at any place on this earth. Be it in America, Europe. It does not matter. Your business is where you are. I emigrated to Spain over 4.5 years ago. Before that I lived in Germany. That’s the wonderful thing. You just need a goal, then you will find the way.
Speaking of success, what does the word mean to you?
For me, success is freedom. There are many kinds of freedom. Obvious in business is financial freedom. This is very important to me, especially since I know what it’s like when you have nothing. I really lost everything in 2013. My house, my partnership and the belief in myself. But freedom for me is also to be able to live and work where I want and that I don’t need an alarm clock in the morning. I can schedule my work as a dropshipping entrepreneur. My office is where I am. I can control my business with my smartphone and laptop. This is freedom and my greatest success.
What’s next for you?
An important milestone this year is the launch of our ERP software. It goes seamlessly into our store system Droptienda. I’m talking about Dropmatix. It’s going to be really great. I’m also writing the 2nd edition of my book, which most recently became an Amazon bestseller. It was published at the end of 2020 in FinanzBuch Verlag in Munich, Germany.
Finally, how can people connect with you if they want to learn more.
Those who want to network can do so via LinkedIn. If you enter my name Fabian Siegler in combination with Dropshipping you will find me. Alternatively also in this combination on YouTube or via our website at: https://www.expertise.rocks/