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Dropshipping Noob First Week Brings In 25+ Sales: Looking For Advice or Tips

Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by moneyveteran, Mar 9, 2019.

  1. moneyveteran

    moneyveteran Newbie

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    Hello blackhat

    I've always been reading a bunch of threads on forums to make money online. I always just lurked around looking for new methods and then see little to no results because I give up too easy and frankly just lazy.

    BUT FINALLY SOME RESULTS!! And the results came in right away so I didn't quit like I usually did.. haha

    Anyways, I opened a new ebay account less than a week ago and started to get this dropshipping thing going. I ended up bringing in 25+ sales in a couple of days.

    I have 15 Listings. 1 main seller that sold about 5-10 a day. My next best one sold about 1-2 a day. And then I have one listing I just listed that sold a couple already.

    I use aliexpress to dropship.

    I am so new to this so I am looking for some advice or tips for dropshiping.

    Questions:
    On Aliexpress: How do you keep track of which tracking number you already placed on ebay. From what I see, when sellers update their tracking info on aliexpress there is no order to it and it gets mixed around. So, I have to click on every one to see if I did this tracking number yet.

    Automation: Is it worth buying automation softwares? And what does that mean when people say they have an automated process?

    Anything I should avoid?

    How to stay organized?

    Tips to crank out a little more profit margin?

    Thoughts on using promoted listings?

    Do you add in a second subtitle for an extra $1.50?

    Is it better to provide free shipping and just include it in the cost the buyer sees OR have a super low price and make them pay a bigger shipping fee? [same price to buyer]

    TAKING ANY ADVICE TO HELP A BEGINNER

    THANKS!!!


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  2. hakkabakka

    hakkabakka Newbie

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    I don't know about ebay, but I am doing dropshipping with Shopify. In shopify you have lots of app to do that. Your best bet to scale would be to automate if ofc, for now just create an excel sheet and keep all the tracking numbers there.

    Btw I once tried dropshipping on ebay are you using USA suppliers of Chinese suppliers?
     
  3. Floramargar

    Floramargar Newbie

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    too much hard to replay the buck questions...
    But you have to buy automation osft to manage whole things is clear.
     
  4. moneyveteran

    moneyveteran Newbie

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    I am using both suppliers from china and usa. Is the majority of your traffic from fb ads for shopify?

    Also, whats the point in the excel sheet for tracking numbers? I am only going to touch the tracking number once and put it on ebay or am I going to need it again?
     
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  5. ankysingh

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    Did you invested some money in this or it is no investment method ? I am also preparing to take foot in Dropshipping. ;)
     
  6. hakkabakka

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    ebay is free, shopify will require investments but at the same time scaling is easier and you have lots of control. I use two main methods: instagram influencers and fb ads. FB ads are very hard and competitive, you need some good investment to run ads since not all ads are going to be profitable. Once you have email list and social media following than you stay profitable. After that you can easily focus on scaling.
     
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    How do you handle the long shipment time?
    Which shipping method you use in aliexpress?
    :)
     
  9. moneyveteran

    moneyveteran Newbie

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    Any long shipping I make sure buyer knows its going to take a while, Its there choice to buy it if they see a long shipping time and they purchase it.

    UPDATE: I am over 50 orders since 3/6. I increased my net profit and number items sold every day so far. Hopefully today I break $20 profit. I brought in $16 yesterday and $13 the da before that
     
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  10. Jamesk

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    use shopify with aliexpress
     
  11. moneyveteran

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    The problem with shopify is you have to bring in your own traffic and ebay provides me with easy traffic.

    Currently grossing $200/day. About $15/profit a day over super small sample size.. lol
     
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    What kind of products do you sell?
     
  13. crisisss

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    7.5% is far to small of profit margin, wait till you get refunds/cases on paypal...
    Lowest i usually go is 30% profit :)
     
  14. hakkabakka

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    Hey man I have question for you. When you list your items on ebay, what do you type for shipping location? Do you say its being shipped from china or usa? I am asking this because ebay is against dropshipping i guess.
     
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    A newbie question, how you are planning to deal with late shipments and chargebacks/refunds?
     
  16. moneyveteran

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    I just use my location or a random one until I figure out where its being shipped from. So if when an item sells, when I receive the tracking information it will tell me where it is being shipped from and then I update it. And I don't think ebay is against dropshipping. They allow it as far as I know.
    I am still very new to this so I cannot answer this that well. I try to communicate as much as I can with the supplier and so far all of my shipments have been early or on time. If someone leaves you a bad feedback I don't see it affecting that much, considering people decided to purchase from me with zero feedback anyways. Just try to get as much good feedback as you can. Would you rather purchase from someone with 3-4 stars or someone with zero feedback? i dont really know.. lol

    As for refunds, I guess I will just have to eat it. If you don't want to eat it, then discourage them from doing a refund by doing buyer pays return shipping. If your item is a cheap item, they probably won't refund I am assuming. This however will probably get you feedback. Again, I am still very new to this as well.

    If anyone disagrees with this or has a better way of going about this, please share I am open to improving and learning.
     
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    Update: This is what I am looking at now since posting this thread.
     

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    congratulations brother, i will be listing on ebay soon. Thanks you have given me the confidence to start it again. I tried it 2 years ago but gave up due to bad planning even though I got couple of sales. Let's stay in touch brother.
     
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    Conglat for your business.
     
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    What about shipping times? Do you ship from China or a local warehouse in the US? Basically using ePacket?