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$$$ Incredible Profit Margins , Ali Express Dropshipping

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by BlakkSoul, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. BlakkSoul

    BlakkSoul BANNED BANNED

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    Okay so after reading this thread
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/making-money/834295-free-instagram-method-will-blow-your-mind-secret-method-revealed.html

    I decided to also post a method close to his, for his thread he used Iphone Cases

    For this thread I will use, a Bracelet


    http://www.streetco.ca/

    https://www.instagram.com/thestreetco/


    http://www.stonyworks.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/stonyworks/


    https://www.facebook.com/Zorrata-681933795277567/
    https://www.zorrata.com/




    This thread to show you the power of the Luxury Niche.
    People who buy these bracelets from these companies truly believe that they are recieving some high class 60-150 Dollar bracelet, but in reality,
    these bracelets are all on aliexpress for 1-10 Dollars,

    Because of the marketing, the images, and how they ship the items in a nice looking box, they are able to take a 4 dollar braclet and turn around and sell them for soooo much more, their profit margins are ridiculous.




    http://www.aliexpress.com/item/2015-Mens-bracelet-bracciale-elastic-rope-volcanic-rock-bracelet-pulsera-silver-helmet-bracelets-pulseras-femmininas-bijoux/32505889428.html?spm=2114.01010208.3.80.Ah25Ad&ws_ab_test=searchweb201556_7,searchweb201602_2_10017_10005_10006_10034_10021_507_10022_10020_10018_10019,searchweb201603_2&btsid=12d1fcfc-5e6f-4eef-a565-88ed0449634f



    http://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-silver-helmet-bracelet-pulsera-masculina-natural-stone-charm-bracelets-bijoux-homme-mens-bracelet-bracciali-uomo/32506195393.html?spm=2114.01010208.3.137.Ah25Ad&ws_ab_test=searchweb201556_7,searchweb201602_2_10017_10005_10006_10034_10021_507_10022_10020_10018_10019,searchweb201603_2&btsid=12d1fcfc-5e6f-4eef-a565-88ed0449634f





    I also tried this, and made some money off of it, but nowhere close to what those competitors have made.
    I didnt target the luxury niche, instead I targeted the "spirtuality" niche and sold these lions bracelet under the webstie "spiritualbracelet.com (i no longer do this the site is down)

    I sold a 2 dollar braclet for about 15, I didnt make 1000s only 100s, about 200 dollars, i stopped because
    1. I was begininng to lose profits from advertising,
    2. My customers kept saying they didnt recieve their items, aliexpress takes forever, some custmers started charging back on paypal etc etc.

    http://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?catId=200003792&initiative_id=AS_20160406161243&SearchText=lion+bracelet


    You can still get in this game if you market it right or use another item, the secrect is to make the item look like its something thats really worth more then it is thru marketing and pictures etc etc

    the thread that I posted up top shows you how to fake luxury pics, plus aliexpress has a lot of nice luxury pics with the braclert in them already so you can use that to start off,


    I recommned if you do this though, not to dropship from aliexpress, meaning, when someone pays you, you buy off ali and enter the customers adress,
    because the shipping box is going to be crap, and shippign will take long its btter to get your own box design, and buy in bulk and ship from wherever you are so shipping is short, and the packaging looks luxurious since thats what the customer blieves they are going to gt


    So to review
    You will need

    A website (hosting domain)
    A social Media account
    target the luxury niche


    I personally paid for advertising, but i guess my brand wasnt good enough to go viral, there were days i got 4 customers there were days i got none, and the advertising started making me get negative profits,
    SO if you got good branding skills etc etc then this can work for you
     
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  2. tiestoo

    tiestoo Newbie

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    I am totally getting into this as I been doing research although the part where you have to photoshop these items with luxury stock photos is difficult..
     
  3. BlakkSoul

    BlakkSoul BANNED BANNED

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    Then use the ones off aliexpress, or just take them from another person doing this like the IG pages i posted, if they dont watermark them, thats there fault
     
  4. immaletyoufinish

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    So if it wasn't profitable enough for you continue doing then it didn't have insane profit margins like the click bait title suggests. It hard insane markup perhaps.

    Dude if you were making sales then turn it into a legit import business. Everyone here is obsessed with drop shipping cos they think it's easy money when it's really not. Especially when customers charge back their paypal cos aliexpress shipping times.

    If u were making sales you can and should continue with the the business, but you should stop drop shopping. Buy and hold some stock, use 3PL, continue making sales and have happier customers.
     
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  5. BlakkSoul

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    No i resold my braclets doing the frankling hathet method i was getting like 10 bucks profit,

    those business are geetin 60-120 profit per sale, because they chose to make their braclets look luxurious and like they are a lot more expensive,
    i didnt do the nice packaging etc etc,
     
  6. tiestoo

    tiestoo Newbie

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    What I like about this method is that you only need to focus on Instagram and not facebook/ads. Instead of paying constantly for fb ads you can just pay one time for shoutouts on big pages
     
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    Nice method and worth reading, many people use Aliexpress to dripship and doing pretty good.

    similar methods:

    1. amazon to ebay dropship
    2. aliexpress to etsy dropship
    3. e-commerce sites dropship to social media targets
    4. do your own MBA things
     
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    BlakkSoul BANNED BANNED

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    Also, I apologize for my spelling errors, I was in a hurry to go to the gym.
     
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    BlakkSoul BANNED BANNED

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    These profit margins are insane lmao, a fucking 3 dollar braclet from aliexpress being resold for 65 dollars,

    Looks are everything brahs,
     
  10. tiestoo

    tiestoo Newbie

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    Its a great example but dont wanna jump into doing bracelets like the big sick cunts mate. Be creative about it
     
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    BlakkSoul BANNED BANNED

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    You could if you wanted to though, theres only about 10 bsuienss doing this on IG, and only one on Facebook enough to go around
     
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    I can personally atest that this shit works. Aliexpress dropshipping is still alive and well. I don't update my Shopify journey much anymore, but I'm still making money from it.
     
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    I personally really liked the lokai bracelet and that's why i very much think that this would be an amazing method using bracelets but it has to have an edge to it. Good luck to you!
     
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    WoW. just wow! very interesting
     
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    Well, nice, but I as you said yourself this does not work with dropshipping. So this is not for me. First, I am not from USA. Second, as you already had to admit yourself, there were days with 4 customers and days with none. This does not matter when dropshipping, but if you have the items in your own stock then nothing matters more then this, because every piece not sold is LOST MONEY.
    Second, you have to pay for custom made boxes, for having them made and for having them shipped to you.
    Then you have to pack and label them on your own and drive to the post office on your own.
    So for me, even if I would be in the US, this would be too much effort for too less profit.
    It does not matter if you sell them for $60, you have much effort and time to spend for this money, also you are continually spending money on advertising and not getting much back.
     
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    There were days with customers and ays with none probally because of my branding, my website, etc etc, everything matters,

    And the bracelet cost 2 bucks bruh, lol you could buy 10, and sell each one for 70, if u dont sell any, woops u wasted a whopping 20 bucks, big dea, thats gas money

    You could just use followliker on IG and not even pay for advertising

    Yea
     
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    well, you not only wasted $20. Where did you get the boxes from and how much where they?
    also your method only works for USA, because to other countries there is no epacket shipping, and DHL/EMS are far too expensive. So I have to choose China Registered airmail etc which means I have to wait up to 40 days till I even can start this method.
    I never tried IG, maybe it works, with fb ads you mostly waste your money. Only one out of numerous aliexpress products got me some sales.
     
  18. tiestoo

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    This method actually has its benefits because, instead of paying constantly for underperforming ads, you can pay a mere $30-40 dollars to appear on a big luxury Instagram page which usually will be left there PERMANENTLY. So you can constantly get traffic and sales and only have to pay once... eventually you can scale and start appearing on more luxury pages! Hell some will do it free..

    You don't have to deck out your packaging as all you'd really need is a small case or even a envelope. In OP's thread, he provided a successful person in this niche with a page called "thestreetco" I contacted them and they only use a white envelope with their logo on it for most of their bracelets!
     
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    The part with using IG shoutouts is of course a great idea. However, the problem is that for people outside USA it will not work well. If I do dropshipping I can start within next minutes, but if I have to order the products to my own address I need to wait for weeks till I get them. If I do dropshipping I only use suppliers offering epacket and they ship for me to my customer, it takes 5-14 days max and it has valid tracking. But to my country there is no epacket service available.

    So by the time I get the items it is already a month later and maybe the product is already outdated then because competition is already selling it.

    Also one note about shoutouts, it maybe cheap or even free but it won't work all the time. E.g. some time ago I had a shoutout on an IG account related to love and couples, and was promoting some bracelet. Only very few visitors to my shop and no sales. Also likes on this shoutout were very low compared to likes for their own photos. The thing is, people following an IG are interested in the topic like love, cars, fitness, but this does not necessarily mean they also will BUY something.
     
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    T-5102030 Newbie

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    I think many may well be missing a key method to combine this with: why not use "Fulfilled By Amazon" to cover the fulfillment aspects?

    With any item you can get for $2-10 each and sell with at least a 300% return on investment (ROI) including any packaging and branding inserts, you are in a strong make-money position. If you work with the right Ali vendor(s), you can get your packaging and inserts used my them, and a few samples sent to your for review/approval. They can have the items labeled with the labels Amazon requires for your new Amazon Product ID barcode, and have your order(s) shipped directly to Amazon for sale and fulfillment.

    On the marketing side, use the IG method to market your Amazon product page/store. Have your inserts/branding materials refer to your business marketing channel website where you have an email subscription form that will get them a coupon code you generate from Amazon for key items you promote as you add different items within the same niche.

    Now you have a real business (list) in a market with targeted consumers that have a relationship with your brand/company. If you can make just better than break-even on a product or two, but get a list of money carrying buyers, you are much further ahead for later upsells in your target market.

    ~ T