[AMA]I made over 700k€ in around1,5 years of droshipping, ask me anything

elladani

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Hi,
As i'm slowly planning to stop my dropshipping adventure, i'm doing a AMA so you can learn a bit from my experience,
Here are some basic information,

Where are you from ?
I'm French (From France)

What market did you target ?
Only the French Market (i did try DE & US market but it didn't work too well)

What was your niche ?
Jewelry niche

What was your profit margin ?
Around 31% (192 000€)

What was your Ads platform ?
Only Facebook ADS

How much did you spend on Facebook ADS ?
250 000€

What platform did you use ?
Shopify


Proof :
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I might take some time to answer because i'm kinda busy, but i'll do my best,
 

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hi and thanks for the willingness to help

which plugins do you use on shopify to increase your sales
 

elladani

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hi and thanks for the willingness to help

which plugins do you use on shopify to increase your sales
I used to have a reconvert upsell & sticky add to cart, but to be fair i didn't bring much, the only thing i really do recommend is Email Marketing (Klaviyo or anything you want) and eventually SMS marketing if you are dedicated to it

Edit : Because all those plugins are doind pretty cool stuff but are also slowly your website like crazy, so overall i really do think it's not worth it
 

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So I went through a phase researching all the dropshipping stuff but decided against it because of the difficulty with content creation.
How were you able to make quality ads? Photoshop?
 

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So I went through a phase researching all the dropshipping stuff but decided against it because of the difficulty with content creation.
How were you able to make quality ads? Photoshop?
As i was in a small niche, i really just did use the aliexpress / alibaba pictures, it's only okay to do so if you are not selling saturated product
 

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what service did you setup for sms marketing? cold messaging or to customers?
 

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Where were you sourcing your jewelry from?
 

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Currently at around 0.55€
Congrats on the success.

Do you think dropshipping as a whole is getting saturated?
Have you considered using influencers to promote your store/products, do you think this is a valid strategy especially for someone who can't pay for ads?
 

elladani

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Congrats on the success.

Do you think dropshipping as a whole is getting saturated?
Have you considered using influencers to promote your store/products, do you think this is a valid strategy especially for someone who can't pay for ads?
Well, drophipping is basically just e-commerce, and i really don't think e-commerce is saturated ^^', the main problem here is to be profitable as a lots of people are doing advertising on facebook / tiktok / influencers, which just mean more expenses and less people being able to wait to be profitable

Considering influencers it's always tricky to do it, because there is always people who will complain to the influencer saying "Yo buddy you are doing promotions of shitty product from china" so must "small influencers" won't want to do it, and big one (who don't care) are to expensive (and to risky) to start with
 

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1. What parts of the work did you outsource.
2. Did you ever find a reliable agent.
3. Why did you choose to stop
4. Why was last year so slow for you
 

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Best way to find a niche for this stuff? I successfully ranked and run a 7 figure store for my job, but I’ve been wanting to do my own for a while but can’t seem to find an industry I want to go all in on.
 

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1. What parts of the work did you outsource.
2. Did you ever find a reliable agent.
3. Why did you choose to stop
4. Why was last year so slow for you
1 & 2 - Only the sourcing / shipping (with my reliable agent)
3 - I want to stop because i do have some cash now and want to do something i'm proud of and build long term
4 - I did start working on side project trying to build long lasting revenue and brand, so i did less ads, less optimized, less email and so on
 

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Best way to find a niche for this stuff? I successfully ranked and run a 7 figure store for my job, but I’ve been wanting to do my own for a while but can’t seem to find an industry I want to go all in on.
Well i actually did find mine in a facebook ads (xD) i was pretty lucky because it was small enough so there was not a single competition on my country, but big enough to build something,
What i will recommend is to start by working on a niche of a niche (Like Jewelry for cats addict, Apparel for viking etc...)
 

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Going out till tomorrow, i'll try to answer everybody then
 

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Going out till tomorrow, i'll try to answer everybody then
I need help please Contact in private message if you can.
I worked before with ecomerce in Europe country in Albania.
But i want to try to do dropshipping because economic situation is very difficult here.
I tried with cosmetics with private label in Usa, but i didnt make any sales since 15 days, maybe because shipping need 20 days and new brand need to much time to create realiability.
Can you help me to start with this or anything else because im a father with 2 children and my finances are very bad actually.
Thanks in advance
 

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Very nice profits, congrats!

Its strange you want to quit it. I dont think it takes you much time to run this store. Would be a great side income imo
 
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