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Dropshipping from AliExpress Query

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Conor Smartt, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. Conor Smartt

    Conor Smartt Newbie

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    So basically, I've dropshipped for a couple of months now, identified two niches and went with it, so far so good.

    I've decided to make a seperate account to dropship from AliExpress, give it a go. Anything and everything.

    My original venture just started selling on it's own, i'm using eBay and another platform for my niches. On eBay the first time around, within 3 hours of setting up, there was sales, which grew.

    I've thrown up a good few items (75+) directly from aliexpress on my new broad account, but not a single sale in 3 days. Now I know these are popular items, and I know I am the lowest price for these items. Is there any reason this stuff won't sell? Is it literally just luck at the beginning?
     
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    What's the delivery time on the listing?
     
  3. Conor Smartt

    Conor Smartt Newbie

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    20+ days being AliExpress, but to be fair it's the same delivery times as my niche account.
     
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    How do you get your traffic ? With facebook ads or paid traffic?
     
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    Ok the reason I asked was amazon is next day, AliExpress takes way too long, just wondered if it was delivery time putting people off, but as you said it's the same then it cant be that
     
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    Hows your listings?
     
  7. Jonnyg13

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    It could be a lot of things. Maybe the pictures are bad quality, your listing could be poorly written, bad account feedback. The shipping is obviously an issue as well but there isn't much you can do about that. Also don't put too much emphasis on being the cheapest, I became an eBay power seller and I was never the cheapest for any items I sold.

    I'm not sure if you would be comfortable doing this but you would almost certainly have more success creating a quick website and selling it on there. Something like this http://blogtojob.com/build-profitable-dropshipping-sales-page/ (This is not my website, nor am I affiliated with it in any way.)

    You can charge a much higher price and then its just a matter of advertising it.
     
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    Hey can you inbox me I need some help
     
  9. Conor Smartt

    Conor Smartt Newbie

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    The pictures, formatting, display and writing is quite clear. I've done quite abit in graphic design prior to my current job so i'm abit of a perfectionist when it comes to these things. Account feedback is dead, there can't really be any untill I make a sale right? :p ... My main account's feedback is positive though, only the 1 neg in 437 so even if the accounts could be linked, it couldn't be that.

    See I would like to set up a website and drive traffic to it, but I'm honestly rubbish at that sort of thing, i've followed guides, methods etc for awhile and although the effort and hours was put it, I just couldn't get the hang of it.

    I guess it's just sods luck for the moment, i'll keep it running for awhile and see if I can mix it up, but hey, if it fails atleast I still have my niches, eh?
     
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    I think you are just going to have to tough it out until you get some feedback. It is clearly the problem, nobody wants to buy from someone with no feedback. Unless you have some items from around the house you could sell. If you could get 10 positive feedback you would probably find that some sales start to come through.

    If you want some help with setting up a website or driving traffic to it send me a PM. I did do dropshipping with aliexpress using my own store for a little while and I have a good amount of experience in PPC so I can probably help you out.
     
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    I know someone who was selling 1p recipes just to get his feedback up.
     
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    could you PM me on how to drive sales to my website through ppc and other traffic
     
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    PM sent.