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IG + Dropshipping - share your experience

Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by feelfreeto, Oct 27, 2019.

  1. feelfreeto

    feelfreeto Regular Member

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    Hey fellas, I was thinking about the following setup and I want to hear your opinion and experience if it still works today:

    I run an IG page dedicated to fishing (fishing videos and pics) and have the link to my dropshipping store in bio where I sell fishing accessories as well as clothing like t-shirts for fishermen.

    Your thoughts?

    Thanks
     
  2. GringoMonkey

    GringoMonkey Elite Member

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    In theory yes, your idea will work, but there are a few things you need to ensure.

    You will need to have an ig business account with 10,000+ followers and then it will all depend on your active engagement level.

    You need to be able to blend the products into your content and build out a store at a similar quality level to what you currently do now.
     
  3. codenamefrog

    codenamefrog Newbie

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    So far most of my sales on IG have come from the swipe up on my stories. Make sure you are always engaging there. Makes you look more active to new people coming to your page, and that's where your most active followers will be. Also find ways to cleverly implement the shopping tag in your posts as those will have greater reach than your stories and may net you some extra sales.
     
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    ALAABA Junior Member

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    Are you running it right now or planning to do such business model? If you are doing it already, let us know how it goes.
    Im still building my network, i wont start before i hit 100K at least.
     
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    I am also trying to increase my instagram followers on outdoor niche. 10 days, 115 followers till now. 65 posts, I am following almost 500 people. All are done manually. No bot is working.
     
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    FUTUR TIM Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    It definitely works today, but you need to start to see if it works for you. Yes, it sounds extremely boring, but try to bring quality to every step of your funnel, don't half ass it.
     
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    zebestof230 Regular Member

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    What kind of funnel do you recommend from Instagram ? (Phone)
    Swipe up -> Landing page with email opt-in or directly to product page with a pop up ?
    I can't see how funnel work with traffic from Instagram
     
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    FUTUR TIM Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Nope, straight to the page if you're selling physical products. You don't need people distracted by taking extra steps before they can see what it is that you're selling, again, applies to physical products only.
     
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    zebestof230 Regular Member

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    So what were you calling "every steps of your funnel" ?
    Or you were only talking to virtual products ?
     
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    FUTUR TIM Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I'm not implying that you need to have ten redirects before a customer sees the product, far from it.

    Instagram → Product Page → Cart Page is still a funnel.
     
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    codenamefrog Newbie

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    I agree with this and I've found that Swipe Up -> Product Page -> Check Out Page

    skipping the cart and going straight to checkout has worked the best for me so far. And bonus if you add a one click upsell right after they complete their check out
     
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    After they complete the check-out ? You mean that you wait for them to pay before upselling something ?
     
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    Agree, but as I've said, it highly depends on the products you sell. I don't think your strategy works for high ticket items, but you're rightfully using it for small to mid priced products.
     
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    yeah there's a few apps that will pop up with a onclick upsell right after they pay

    right I haven't tried this for high ticket items yet mostly impulse buys
     
  15. feelfreeto

    feelfreeto Regular Member

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    Oh, such an active discussion here. Love it!

    @GringoMonkey, why 10k+ exactly? I am not talking about selling shoutouts. When you are growing your account people are checking out your profile before they start following you. And some of them would click the link to your store and might buy something.

    Agree on the quality.
    @codenamefrog, thanks on the input. Can you share how soon you started selling? And how many followers you need to get a decent amount of sales? In your experience.
    @ALAABA , I'm just starting out. So I was curious to listen to the experienced guys. I'm already doing some steps and will launch everything in a few days.

    What will you not start before you hit 100k subs? Selling stuff? Why not?
    @mastertanvir, best of luck! I'm thinking to run some ads to grow the account faster.
    @FUTUR TIM great to hear that it works today. Do you mind sharing more details and give some success examples?
     
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    At 10,000 followers you are classed as a micro influencer and your ig stories can use the swipe up feature.
     
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    I started selling at 10K followers, for a decent story post my views were about 4K and that resulted in about 34 swipe ups and about 15 people going to my profile. Depending on how well I put together the product page that resulted in roughly 2 - 3 sells. Not amazing but not bad considering I haven't spent a dime on promoting or testing. I did have to really slow down on the hard selling though as it was starting to kill the engagement on my page.
     
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    Thanks for sharing.

    In your experience nobody clicks the link in your bio without promoting actively?
     
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    I'll get about 6 clicks a day without any promo and roughly 1,100 profile views
     
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    I run 9 niche same ig pages. Follow/unfollow/post etc. Pages are hq and no signs of promotions. No link in bio etc. My only promo is via dm. I am dming new followers on these theme pages with promo code 10% off. I am getting around 13-20 daily visits on site but no purchases . When I will sell my first product I will scale up to 100 theme pages with the same strategy.
     
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