05 Apr DROP-SHIPPING
WHAT DROP-SHIPPING MEANS?
Drop-shipping can be an option for you if you are a newbie and the Affiliate Marketing does not interest you.
To begin with, let’s define what drop-shipping means. Drop-shipping allows you to partner with a supplier to display their products in your store. In other words, you can sell their goods.
By the way, having a Drop-shipping website gives you the possibility to start up your own business online with almost no costs. First, you need to focus on a product’s niche that can be interesting, second, look for someone on the web that can supply you that product. When someone purchases an item on your website, you just buy it from your supplier which will be directly sending it to your customer. As a dropshipping agent, you will be the person in between the product owner and the final customer.
Why people should buy from you and not directly from the source?
It’s very Simple! You save people time when they are looking for a specific item on the web. Usually, a drop-shipping website is grouping up products of the same niche from different vendors. So, let’s say that someone is looking for high hill shoes. A potential customer usually starts typing into a search engine a specific keyword and scrolls articles looking for an answer. I guess it would be a lot better to find an online store that it’s focused only on that specific topic. That would make people save a lot of time!
WHERE CAN I FIND SUPPLIER FOR MY DROP-SHIPPING BUSINESS?
On the web, it’s full of platforms ready to supply you. Here, a list of a few options:
Is a wholesale platform that offers millions of products from suppliers divided into 40 niche categories. AliExpress also offers free sign-up.
Here is another wholesale supplier directory. For sure, you will find an enormous number of people ready to supply you. Signing up for SaleHoo has a cost, but, has a 60-day money back guarantee.
It’s a marketplace that compiles manufacturers and suppliers into one place. It offers you different pricing plans accordingly to your needs
Here is another website based on helping new drop shipper to start up there own business. Sign up for a free plan and if you like what you see you can always upgrade to a pro plan.
Here below there are listed some other websites that again will help you out starting your journey as a drop shipper.
- Worldwide Brands.
- Wholesale Central.
- Dropship Direct.
- Sunrise Wholesale.
- National Dropshippers.
If you are out of ideas while looking for a niche to promote, click here. In this article, I talk about niches to promote if you are an affiliate marketer but it also works for drop shippers.
HOW CAN I BUILD A WEBSITE TO PROMOTE MY PRODUCTS AS A DROP SHIPPER?
I assume that you don’t have experience in programming. I always suggest studying WordPress when it comes to building an online business but Wix, Weebly or Shopify are the fastest options.
Compared to WordPress, with each one of this software, you can literally build an entire website within a few hours. If you want to know more about the topic you can click here.
Again, If you get stuck at some point while you are creating your page, you can always hire a freelancer to complete the job.
WHY AM TALKING TO YOU ABOUT DROP-SHIPPING?
Before to start working with affiliate marketing, I was constantly looking for an online business opportunity. Now, I’ve considered in the past that be a reseller it was going to be complicated. However, looking for products, find a supplier and building up an entire website, seemed to be an unclimbable wall for me!! After a period of deep internet research, I gave up, my bad, I admit it.
By the way, business possibilities on the internet are always attracting my attention. One day, by chance, I came across with who I now consider been the ”Guru” of the Drop-Shipping Business. Surfing on the internet I have found a website that immediately caught my attention. Usually, when something really interests me I go further with my investigations and I’ve decided to contact this website’s owner. After a few hours, I had a person from London calling me on Skype and here is when I met Derek.
To begin with, this guy has a business online that does all the ”dirty job” for you. He’s service it’s just amazing, I wish I could have met him before! On top of explaining you the Drop-Shipping business in details, he will prepare for you a very good looking website filled up with top seller products. Anyway, for better understand what he’s exactly offering I prepared an interview where I’m asking him his point of view about the topic.
Can you give me an example of how I make money from a Dropshipping website?
EG. You sell an item on this site for $25. You enter the customers’ details in your wholesale account(a regular customer account) and pay the cost of item eg$5, then the wholesaler sends the items directly to your customer with free shipping and tracking provided. $20profit. Packaging is sent directly to your customer contains no invoice, logo or pricing details.
How long does it take for items to arrive once a customer’s order has been processed?
This has been trialed for some 12 months across several platforms and items arrive in the US, Europe and Australiaaround10 days, sometimes just 5days, although the suppliers specify much longer delivery times to cover themselves against complaints. Because tracking is provided you can provide this to your customer and put them at ease….so there are no significant issues if their package is late.
How much Work is required to run the site?
The only work on your side is to place the orders….and this is all automated with the Ali2Wooplugin. Itabout5seconds per sale. If you do 10 sales per day that’stypically$100-300 profit for2minutes work. We have experimented with automated ordering plugins the past and these have caused enormous problems with botched orders and incorrect details. It is still a simple process…..you enter your customer details, the supplier sends the items direct to your customer. You make most of the profit!
How do you deal with Customer Service issues and refunds?
Are rare issues… the wholesaler refunds you quickly without having to return the item because they don’t want the headache of receiving returns for relatively low-value items. This enables you to give a full or partial refund to your customer through PayPal without them having returns either. The reputation of the wholesaler is exposed and they are willing to do anything to maintain their feedback rating. That said, customer service issues are rare.
Can I buy multiple sites at a reduced price?
Of course…it is good to get started with 3 sites in different niches and centralize your marketing efforts to see what is working and what is not…when you find what suits you in terms of social media marketing, you can duplicate, scale up and reap the benefits of a full-time income with no real barriers to growth.
How is it that you can offer free hosting permanently?
We have sold a lot of sites over the years and to be honest it is just an easier transfer process when we keep the site on our hosting. Also, you have the added benefit of having no ongoing expenses..no other website vendors offer this..! All you need is a free GoDaddy account, you don’t need to register a domain, you don’t need hosting, you don’t need to pay GoDaddy anything… We just need your GoDaddy customer number and the email address associated with your GoDaddy account. This allows us to transfer the domain and site into your name so you own it! In addition to this, we provide full cPanel access to the hosting for your site which will be withhttps://www.turnkeywebhosting.com/. Alternatively, if you have your own hosting cPanel we can migrate the site there free of charge, all we need is your login. Not a Problem!
How do I get my site generating traffic and sales?
We provide social media marketing materials to help you get enough targeted traffic to convert to sales..you are targeting impulse customers and purchases so it is an easy sell once customers arrive at your site…Our marketing plan covers all social media channels and mainly focuses on free methods of driving traffic to your new site. It will be a matter of finding what suits you, in terms of social media marketing and sticking to it…then with some patience, you will do well…We give you
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How about Payment Gateways, is PayPal the best?
Paypal is the only gateway we use on our sites. This is the most trusted payment gateway worldwide and customers feel most comfortable when checking out via PayPal. Other gateways can lose your customers particularly if they are entering credit card info…With the PayPal payment gateway, the customer doesn’t even need a PayPal account to complete payment. They can pay via PayPal with any credit or debit card without any problems or anxiety about entering their details because PayPal is such a secure and trusted site.
What platform is the site built on?
Sites are built in WordPress using the Saha Theme and Woocommerce…With the Ali2Woo plugin for importing products and executing orders…..optimized for mobile devices. This is the best possible platform for e-commerce and as mentioned you will have no ongoing expenses…
Can you make changes to the sites or add and remove products?
Your site is stocked with the best selling products by wholesale data so there is no need to add more. Best to concentrate on marketing your site to generate traffic and sales before you think about making any changes. That said, you can add new products keep in mind importing more than 100 products will slow your site down because of the huge reliance on importing product photos to add new products you just log in to WordPress follow this tutorial:
General Rule is 300% mark up (eg a Product sold for $30 gives you $20Profit)This rule is modified where it is thought appropriate eg rounding down to $29 instead of $30 as a sale price. You should stick with the existing pricing settings and you can edit prices individually in WordPress as you see fit…This
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