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Is Shopify Dropshipping the Only Option? NO

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by jiungsong, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. jiungsong

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    Have you been reading threads of people doing great with Shopify + Free Product with Shipping?

    Why isn't there any Wordpress success stories?

    This is because setting up a Wordpress dropshipping site is a lot harder than a shopify one.

    For those newbies or starters that want to start on this method and are debating whether to dish out the money for Shopify for a method that may not even work, this thread is for you.

    If you have any questions about setting up a Free Product + Shipping site on Woocommerce, ask them here and I'll answer them.

    I recently made a Wordpress Ecommerce site and launched Reddit Ads and made a handsome ROI, so it does work.

    Don't make Shopify be the only option guys, Woocommerce is another cheaper option.
     
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    I use both actually. I tested the Shopify + oberlo method and was successful. But my original sites were WooCommerce + Amazon/AliBaba dropshipping. Both work and honestly, Wordpress is better to me (more control).
     
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  3. zones

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    wow looks interesting can you guys share some links of those methods if it's public?
     
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    Using Wordpress was the better option for me, because many premium themes & plugins can be found for free here on BHW and there are also millions of plugins and themes available for free.

    This method is literally oversaturated on this forum. If you search "free shipping" in the search box, all you'll see are people asking questions and debating about this method. Also search up, "Franklin Hatchet"
     
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    Same. I understood Wordpress YEARS before I even knew how to login to Shopify. I can code in 3-4 languages, so I needed the customization. Also, I could customize plugins, so I didn't have to dig for weeks for one feature. Although, security on WP has been a bit lackluster.
     
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    You can't get in trouble for ecommerce using premium themes/plugins from here? Do you find any limitations on Wordpress compared to shopify? Is woo commerce a must?
     
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  7. zones

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    thanks for info.

    Though is there any method is less saturated if you know any would be appreciated else np thanks.
     
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    @jiungsong Did it cost you anything to bring the same (or almost same)functionality of shopify to woocommerce ? Like necessary plugins or everything went on for free ?
     
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    Nope, you can't get into trouble. If you build your site to a good level of income, then you can go ahead and buy the theme you are using to support the devs, but other than that, there should be no problems with using themes/plugins from here. You have to spend a few more hours editing and customizing your site to make it what you want it to look like on Wordpress, but you don't have that customization ability with Shopify. You just get a few themes to work with and you have to stick to it. Although it may look great, it won't be able to get your personal touch.
    This isn't really saturated if you can find a niche which hasn't seen a lot of these "free+shipping" ads. Do a bit of digging and you'll find the goldmine!
    I launched my dropshipping site with only the hosting fee and made the site look like a site that is a lot better than shopify using a few plugins that I found on here including, ninja popups, visual composer, themes, etc..

    Woocommerce is a lot cheaper, but it does come with more time investment. Heck, Wordpress is a lot more comfortable to me now than shopify.
     
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    I like how people think free+shipping is the only way to do drop shipping.
     
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    How the Free + shipping method turned out so far for you ? any result ?
    I'm working in Dropshipping too with Wordpress but not with Woocommerce , i use Alidropship plugin , got good result but still never tried the Free + shipping model .
     
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    It's not the only way, but it is ONE way for people wanting to get started! I personally am not going this route, but that's mainly as I want to create a brand and reputation more than anything else.
     
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    Did anyone say that free+shipping is the only way to do drop shipping? I have a mix of ecommerce shops with some having discount+free shipping & free+shipping and both convert equally as well. I just don't see how you concluded that "I like how people think free+shipping is the only way"
    Free + shipping model still works, but discount + free shipping may work better if you want a long term ecommerce shop.
    Using PBN is ONE way that you can rank a site and spamming Youtube comments is ONE way to gain conversions for CPA. Wordpress happened to be MY way of getting conversions without having to pay the $29/month Shopify fee + monthly fee for other plugins that Wordpress plugins offer for a one time fee.
     
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    I have used both shopify and wordpress for dropshipping. In my opinion, shopify is very light weight and loading time is lot more faster than any woocommrce theme. But the mnain problem of shopify is the expanse.

    Although shopify apps are rediculously costly (monthly cost), they have very good collection of apps. Can you tell me if there is any alternative plugins in woocommerce like the following shopify apps.

    Hurrify - Countdown Timer (Paid)
    https://apps.shopify.com/hurrify-countdown-timer

    Free Shipping Bar (free)
    https://apps.shopify.com/free-shipping-bar

    Upsell on Exit & Visit (Free)
    https://apps.shopify.com/upsell-popup-on-exit-visit

    Recently 2 (Paid)
    https://apps.shopify.com/recently

    Thanks
     
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    I know this thread is a vview months old but OP can you explain how you have set up free + shipping in woocommerce, cus i have been trying to get that done but there is no docs on the shipping settings, any link would be fine