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Dropshipping advice, tips and tricks for people that are new or have failed(probably long ass read)

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Billy Batts, May 16, 2017.

  1. norhirah

    norhirah Junior Member

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    really..
    i thought they were the cheapest..
    except AE &Taobao, what else do you recommend?
     
  2. Billy Batts

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    Depends, if you buy in bulk 1688.com is the cheapest but you will need an Chinese agent unless you speak and read fluent Mandarin.
     
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    Thanks for this.

    I even gave you your 50th like, to show my appreciation.

    Now fuck off and get your shine box
     
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  4. Billy Batts

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  5. nico21

    nico21 Newbie

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    Billy B thanks for the post man! I started drop shipping awhile back, made a sale right away got busy with the day job and haven't had time to invest. Now I'm sick of the day job and want to go control my own destiny! A few questions if you don't mind...
    * Do you have any good examples of a proper TOS page?
    * What do you suggest for posting shipping times when using AE?
    * Does PP hold your funds due to it being a new PP acct? Could I just use my personal business PP acct (used to sell on eBay way back)

    Thanks again!
     
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    I tend to modify simple method and make them work out for me thus I see this thread as being useful for me. I guess this is a matter of seeing the bottle as half empty or half filled. A different in perception.
     
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  7. Billy Batts

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    *Check this out https://www.shopify.com/tools/policy-generator/terms-and-conditions and tick the " I'll skip the Shopify trial for now, just create my policy"
    *Depends where you shipping to, now I currently don't DS from AE but I see with most guys that do anywhere from 5-10 days and 2-4 weeks. I would go with 2-4 weeks just to be sure.
    *I doubt it, my account was 10 years and still, personal and business
     
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    Biggest issue that many dropshipper overlook when they uses Aliexpress to dropship is the long shipping (unreliable) time. If you choose free shipping, the entire shipping duration till your product reaches customer might take more 60 days. This shipping issue can cause many issue if you are doing dropshipping.
     
  9. Raz1

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    Thanks OP for this excellent share, very informative!

    One question if you don't mind is - when selecting a niche for drop shipping, what is considered 'too much competition'?
    For example, a well selling/trending niche i'm looking at has the first 3-4 pages of google filled with drop shipping stores and some with an IG following of >10k, should I scrap this and move onto the next idea? Thanks.
     
  10. Billy Batts

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    If it's a trend thing like these retard spinners and you are too late to come in I wouldn't invest in it but that is my opinion.
     
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    Thanks, this one doesn't seem to be a short term 'fad' like spinner but more of a consistent thing with some recent spikes, which I hope will keep occurring (attached).
    I guess the question really is, if there are others drop shipping this already at similar cost (more than 10 shops), is the niche considered saturated?
     

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    Not persé there is not one niche that I know off that has no competition at all, what is 10-20 shops on a planet with 6 billion people? Nothing.

    Looks the spike is around the holidays and otherwise pretty stable.

    It's up to you to be better in marketing and promotion than them.
     
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    That definitely puts things into perspective!
    Thanks again for the excellent share and great help!
     
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    Stumbled upon this. Good read and some good points. Thanks BB

    (I read this in my mind with Terry Crews' voice, a lot of fun man lol)
     
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    Gheghe I love Terry Crews man.
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    waow thanks so much for the detailed advice mate ! bookmarked. I am still lurking around, and see you posting a lot. Really good that the community shares these kind of advices for noobs.
     
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    Wow what a great share. This is very helpful. Thank you very much for sharing. Hope you can refer me to your logo maker.
     
  18. Billy Batts

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    Thanks.

    Made it through @nanohits company although Jenna is making me waiting long time on current logo :rolleyes:
     
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    I use reddit to drive traffice but seems no body buys my items. Reddit traffics seems crappy
     
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  20. Billy Batts

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    I know a lot of guys get their leads from reddit, me personnally haven't figured reddit out yet also because I really don't like their layout and got other sources but going to check an course about it soon.
    Thanks, hopefully something will contribute to your success.
     
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