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Aliexpress + Shopify Dropshipping (not so much Franklin Hatchet method)

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Dranzer, Jan 7, 2016.

  1. Dranzer

    Dranzer Registered Member

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    This is my first journey
    Well, so Franklin Hatchet took BHW by storm and Ste Fiskin is equally pissed. I decided to hop into it.. But I am not quite buying the free product + shipping idea so I am giving a go directly. I have stated a fixed price + free worldwide shipping on the products.
    Here's what i have done so far.

    Created Shopify store with custom domain
    Added 6 products
    Created facebook page

    Boosted a product for 4$ (testing)

    Will test the Franklin Hatchet way later
     
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  2. capripio

    capripio Regular Member

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    Hmm interesting let see hows your facebook promotion goes, & good luck!
     
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  3. Dranzer

    Dranzer Registered Member

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    thanks man.. I have an issue.. when pasting the link the preview shows my shopify domain rather than the custom domain. How to fix this?
     
  4. capripio

    capripio Regular Member

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    Well I don't have any expedience with shopify but i suggest go with shortlink services like google shortlink etc.
     
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  5. Dranzer

    Dranzer Registered Member

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    okay thanks regardless
     
  6. capripio

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    I hope you posted facebok ads updates right?
     
  7. HoneyHelper

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    good luck mate!
    keep updating!
    hope; you see some good results soon !
     
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  8. bigstuffpoppin

    bigstuffpoppin BANNED BANNED

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    Let us know the ads results. Im not doing ads, im doing shopify + instagram.
     
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  9. VinceC

    VinceC Elite Member

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    Come on man...not again, leave that poor chap alone...we have that enough for this week :(
     
  10. youmakeme

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    I think it is good to take action but one thing that you have to take note of with this aliexpress dropshipping is the shipping time from seller. And from buyer, chargeback (which happens frequently). So at the end of the day the profit might not be justifiable for your investment. Do look into this closely. Not trying to be negative but this is an aspect of the business that you have to be careful with. Why don't you just use Amazon to dropship instead as their service are more reliable? If customer ask, you can always mention that you are using FBO from Amazon to fulfil order in USA (I am assuming that you are targeting this country). And the shipping time is a lot lesser since Amazon already have existing inventories in USA.
     
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    HAH lol anways ill be following this closely to see how it goes :)
     
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    What's not FH about what you're currently doing?

    You setup a store with a domain and some products and are running a Facebook Ad. That sounds pretty Franklin Hatchett to me.
    Oh btw,the method is plain Dropshipping using Shopify and Facebook Ads. Setting the prices to $0 or $0.01 is just an idea ~

    Good luck though!
     
  13. Dranzer

    Dranzer Registered Member

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    I got scammed by this method when I was a kid. Not sure if Franklin Hatchet posted this method back then.
     
  14. Dranzer

    Dranzer Registered Member

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    I am aware of it. I shop from aliexpress myself. Most of the time they give fake tracking id and send products after 15days. I am thinking of a way to tackle this.
     
  15. Dranzer

    Dranzer Registered Member

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    I need to make money i am half broke lol
     
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    Sythix Senior Member

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    Use epacket it costs a few bucks more but its guaranteed to be there within 10-15 days. Most people are fine waiting two weeks for a package, if not refund them.
     
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  17. Dranzer

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    thanks,... what about the fake tracking which even aliexpress top sellers give? and where can i buy fb ad coupons?
     
  18. resz9

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    Seriously? How about choosing seller with rating 97% and above? Is their rating system trustable?
     
  19. Dranzer

    Dranzer Registered Member

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    Well here's the catch.. its not that they are scamming you. They will ship you the product without tracking or ship the product late and give a fake tracking. Its so common that it doesnt even bother me anymore.
     
  20. resz9

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    I would expect a lot of customer asking for refund. How do you plan to tackle this? I wont even bother to use aliexpress for dropshiping if this going to be the main issue.