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Is drop shipping dead?

Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by whatsvaga, Jan 2, 2019.

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should I drop ship

  1. yes

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    47.8%
  2. no

    47 vote(s)
    52.2%
  1. Th3_MAD_HATTER

    Th3_MAD_HATTER Registered Member

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    you don't think any business or niche is ever saturated?

    How?
     
  2. Top Kek

    Top Kek Newbie

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    If you have a little bit of brain you can always improve some proven ways to make money, you dont have to reinvent the wheel. 90% of millionaires and billionaires are just following a proven way to make their money and improve upon it. (Or not lmao)
     
  3. Inviz1

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    I think people are overexposed to Shopify looking sites and I believe at least one person has or knows someone who has ordered from these sites. The credibility for us it now at a very low point, because let's face it we aren't delivering the best quality products and the time it takes to arrive is long. I've had great success using Alibaba to ship a large quantity of stuff I know sells and then just sending them using USPS, usually delivering in 3-5 days. I have added some of my own tweaks to this as well, but like always you have to experiment, ask customers to send feedback about what process they didn't like, etc to actually fine tune it.
     
  4. wilsjac1

    wilsjac1 Junior Member

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    Not dead by any means it all depends on execution, 99% of people will claim there is too much saturation when the truth is that people are not doing enough to make themselves different I sell products every single day that 100's of other people sell. But I don't just throw a product up on a site and expect people to buy it. I craft unique offers and more importantly, I have unique ads if you copy what everyone else is doing don't expect to see extraordinary results. make your offers unique and make sure that your ad sells the product. if you do a good enough job on your ads people don't care about anything on your site other than where to put in their credit card number. Just my 2 cents...

    I would definitely only get into it if you are committed and willing to work for it, it is not a get quick rich scheme and it is a real business and should be treated as one.

    Just a couple recent screenshots of my drop shipping businesses below. Good Luck

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  5. zneve08

    zneve08 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Inspiring! Thanks for the share! At these figures have you transitioned some of your best selling drop ship products to wholesale stock for better prices and faster ship times?
     
  6. wilsjac1

    wilsjac1 Junior Member

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    Yes, I found a fulfillment house in the U.S that specializes in Amazon FBA prep and fulfillment, and they have been great for sorting my stock and making sure nothing came from China damaged and they repackage things if I need them repacked. So it is still completely hands off for me but yes, I keep a few thousand units for each of my best sellers in stock in the U.S now. But I still drop ship all new products I am testing. Although this past year a lot more Aliexpress sellers have been warehousing products in the U.S as well so if you sort by shipping location on Aliexpress a lot of times you can find someone that can drop ship from the U.S it is a little bit more expensive but as long as the product you are selling has good margins it is worth it. I don't even test products anymore unless I can sell it for at least $30, or it is something I can bundle.. traffic costs are getting too high for cheaper products nowadays
     
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  7. coleslizzy

    coleslizzy Newbie

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    Good stuff. I'm on course to hit 5 figures in sales by the end of Feb (Ebay and Etsy) but I really want to master Shopify + Facebook so this screenshot is motivation. Those are really the only two platforms that keep kicking my ass and I keep coming back, lol. In hindsight, it wasn't the platform it was me giving up the fight before it even started. I didn't have a reaI budget to work with so I would run ads and if I didn't get a sale in 24 hours I would shut it off. Now I'm running a $30/day campaign for products that I know are winners and letting the pixel do it's job. I'm armed with a bit more knowledge this go around as well so fingers crossed.
     
  8. wilsjac1

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    Just be sure to be persistent, it takes a lot of testing. Most people just assume that when they hit a winner it will take off, That is sometimes true but rarely happens anymore. Most of the time I just try to find a product that will sell once I have made some sales with it then I figure out how I can make it profitable with more upsells better retargeting ads, better follow up and so on. It is not as easy as it use to be to just find a product that you can direct link and being profitable straight from an ad.
     
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  9. hadnerd

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    It's not dead.
    drop shipping is more than just set up a Shopify store + fb ads and wait. If you don't know how to market your product properly, leave try something else.
     
  10. baddie

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    When it comes to dropshipping random crap from China, ya it's probably dead. You need to talk directly with smaller western manufacturers/machine shops (like mine) about what you want to do. Don't compete with people on the exact same products. Get your own products for your audience.

    I'm curious as to who those guys are. I'm a bit low on manpower and I'm not trying to do individual order fulfillment for my vape products.
     
  11. wilsjac1

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    I can give you their contact information, if you are interested send me a PM.
    they are pretty cheap they don't have any fee's for additional items in an order and do pick and pack for the same price so I love them.
     
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  12. coleslizzy

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    Little update: I made $250 yesterday, lol. Making that much only three days in is a first for me. I'm going to keep testing though. My next step is to use the creative that got me the conversion on the rest of my ads. I'll play it from there.
     
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