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I don't get why everywhere is recommend making an e-commerce shop?

Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by april6e, May 11, 2012.

  1. april6e

    april6e Junior Member

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    Can't you dropship without an e-commerce shop? At least in Amazon's case, the customer is essentially paying you through amazon's system and you are fulfilling the order.

    So why would you need a separate website, especially when amazon doesn't allow upsells?
     
  2. moneymo2018

    moneymo2018 Junior Member

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    Well a shop gives you your own control and you don't have to worry about paying amazon fee's plus your not restricted on what you want to sell. At least that's why I think ppl own ecommerce shops. I have one myself.
     
  3. krayzietalent

    krayzietalent Junior Member

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    More control and instant payments pretty much. I had a site I built and it earned a little more than $1k profit in the first week. Pretty decent, and since I was getting paid directly to my PayPal account I could use the funds to build my business faster then if I had to wait xx days to be paid. So there's a lot of pluses. And you can give customers deals, raise/lower the prices for events, etc. There's a lot of ways to increase conversions once you get the traffic.

    The down side is processing payments. If PayPal puts a hold on funds that could instantly stop your cash flow (that's what happened to me). And getting a merchant account so you can process your own payments is no cake walk.
     
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    whynot_ Newbie

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    How much did you have to spend on advertising to get that much business in one week?
     
  5. zai21

    zai21 Regular Member

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    With the power of SEO and PPC our stores gets over a couple thousand customers per day. The idea is to build a brand and not quick money with Amazon.
     
  6. whynot_

    whynot_ Newbie

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    Well, I will be studying SEO so that I can learn these tactics. I once had a site that never got 1 sale.. Devastating...
     
  7. InfinityAI

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    The issue is a matter of control. What happens if amazon decides to ban your affiliate account one day because they don't like the way you're sending traffic? See, with your own website you play by your rules - you decide what you ultimately want to do and have full control over it.
     
  8. anatho

    anatho Elite Member

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    Also would like to know this .... and, which products do you sell making such high profit?