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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. dlyhai

    dlyhai Supreme Member

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    Facebook becomes more strict. While I post in facebook groups, it banned me. So I want to try forums now. Thanks for you tips. really good
     
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  2. Billy Batts

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    What did you post?
     
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    I just posted just like that I came across a good site selling a great clothes for you, you will like it surely, check out.www.***.com balbalba
    I sell women clothes, I don't know if it is a good niche or not. Thanks very much. Which traffice srouce do you think
    is good for dropship?
     
  4. Billy Batts

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    You must have post that link a bunch of times then and got reported by people in the group because FB won't ban normal website links for no reason.

    You would be better off to make a sales post on your FB page and link to that post and from there to your website. Women clothes is hard though, clothes in general, so many people are doing this, you must be a marketing beast to profit from it.
     
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  5. dlyhai

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    Thanks, I will try FB page and other niches.
     
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  6. psykeus

    psykeus Newbie

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    Great post on getting started dropshipping!
    I have to say my problem is less about finding the right niche and more about finding a good supplier.
    Alibaba, Aliexpress, SaleHoo, and all the other middle men really don't provide high-quality drop shippers as a whole.
    You have to take a lot of time to filter through the noise and find a reliable one.

    Any thoughts/experience on cutting through the crap and finding a good drop ship supplier?
     
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  7. Billy Batts

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    Hmm you could travel to China and knock of the door of the factory but people tend to forget local dropshipping.

    Many local wholesaler's do dropshipping and if they don't you could always ask. It's not a big risk for them to do dropship as they always get paid first.
     
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    YW. Glad you found some things useful :)
     
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    this thread is definitely gold and bookmarked!

    one quick question, how do you manage to automate the dropping process from ordering to fulfilling?
    is there any API integration among these?

    i always afraid the time cost for handling the inquiries is juz too much and troubling.
     
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    @Billy_Batts Thanks a bunch for the post - wish I've read it sooner)
     
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  11. Billy Batts

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    Sorry for the late reply but I never got to the fully automated way, I know it's possible but I usually go with semi-automation on everything to keep some control.
    For Shopify you got Oberlo and for Woo you got several but haven't really checked lately so you would have to research it a bit.
    Glad you found it useful.
     
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    Hi Billy,
    I saw some Vietnamese people using dropshipping and modified it for wholesale or bulk selling. I think you might want to use this approach instead. Those nail arts and nail accessories are selling like hot cakes in Thailand/Vietnam market. The cost of marketing is the same with facebook but profits margin are so much higher.
     
  13. Billy Batts

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    I'm currently too busy with niche sites and doing some CPA and have some personal shit going on but a couple months ago I almost opened a nail related dropship site but don't have the time or investment, I'm tied up in so many projects while I'm still learning all kinds of things left and right.

    I can imagine if you want to sell those things in Vietnam and Thailand you must buy in bulk as the retail prices will probably very low in a tier 3 country.
     
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    Actually the markup is between 100% - 300% in these tier 3 countries. I was surprised at how profitable these items can be. One of my friend who started off with $5k initial investment to buy the products in bulk ended up with $20k net profits monthly after a year. And he has fully sold his inventories currently and ran out of stocks. Thus I think it might be better to focus on dropship wholesale or in bulk then to sell to retails as there are simply too many customer services request involved.
     
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    I'm still studying this and got to edge where is everybody coming Shopify vs Woocommerce.


    My case study:

    Shopify
    + Super easy to work.
    + Oberlo - easy and fast product importation.
    + You don't need manually send stuff to people?
    + Facebook pixel, but as I understand you can add this in Woocommerce?
    + Lot of free apps.

    - Price
    - Limitations, you don't have access to you store source files
    - Pore theme


    Woocommerce
    + There is basically no limitations. You have all access to your files, if you not success you can sell site.
    + Price, For monthly price in Shopify you can get domain and hosting for year.
    + More option, basically you can customize everything in site.
    + Lot of themes.
    + Better SEO.

    - Hard to add goods in store, there is some plugins, but still you need do everything manually.
    - You need to ship manually ar goods to buyers?


    So my only question now is, or Shopify is really automated and woocommerce is not? From my understanding in shopify if somebody buys stuff, you don`t need send them and in woocommerce you need to do everything manually?
     
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    Thanks for making this, will share it with someone who could use it
     
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  18. Billy Batts

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    Oberlo indeed makes it easy to import but make no mistake, you still need to edit the text, certain photos and make sure it shows up on all the right spots on your website. You still need to check every order to see if everything is correct, the same things you need to do with woo.

    If PP or shopify frees your fund in the beginning you still have to do the order manually and pay the items with your own money so keep that in mind.
    You're welcome, hopefully they can learn some small things from it ;)
     
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    Again wanted to say thanks a hell lot for your help!

    Now I can't decide which way to go, I watched some videos and found that Oberlo makes super easy to fulfill order and you can track it. For my WooCommerce is better because you have freedom, and you don't need to pay every month for everything, I know that I will fail first 2-3 months, I have 5 years experience in websites and I'm not jumping to this hype like rest of new people. After that If you decide not to work in in shop you can sell it, but as I saw here it is pain in ass on importing stuff in shop, you need hell lot of option to change, download all images till you get product in store. For order there is no problem for my I can do that. Or there is no plugins that you know that can help this not mutch in this process?

    What you think about this one?
     
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  20. Billy Batts

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    I can't tell you anything about them but at first looks the site looks good, pricing is nice to start with even though I hate subscriptions but just like any other service or products, see if there are some reviews about it and make a decision, I see they got a free trial so you can always check it out and play around with woo and their plugin. If you are not experienced with woo and/or WP it's a good time to try out some things to get some experience without suffering any big losses.

    Their address is a postbox so it's probably a small team of devs, I know because I got a postbox in the same building and I live in Europe :)