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It's a win! I made my first sale through my e-commerce drop-shipping site.

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by terinah14, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. terinah14

    terinah14 Junior Member

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    I just launched my website a few weeks ago. Within the first week of launching, I got an order that failed. When I checked, I saw that the buyer has completed everything, but PayPal was unable to process her payment.

    I was so devastated! I learned that it's probably because her billing address does not match the one on her PayPal. I emailed her about not completing her order but she did not respond so I left it at that.

    MARKETING in the First Week After Launching

    I marketed my new e-commerce website through Facebook (I paid $5 for Facebook advertising to start getting a few likes to my page - just for brand awareness)

    I asked someone in my niche to do me a shoutout on Instagram. (She did not ask for payment but I got a few followers from that shoutout and I get Instagram traffic everyday)

    I promoted my site to Reddit.

    I mainly focused on Pinterest and is very active at re-pinning relevant stuff.

    I started a blog to my e-commerce site.

    RESULT:

    I haven't been as active as before at marketing my website. I just add a few products when I have time. Right now I have about 20 products, but I have a steady stream of traffic coming from Google, Pinterest, Instagram and Reddit, and today I made $41 from one order. After subtracting PayPal fees, expenses for the supplier, and freebies (I let my buyers know they get a free product when their order is of certain amount), my gross earning is at $16.

    I'm sharing this as a win and someone out there must have a bigger profit than me, but I'm just so happy about it. I'm getting traffic from Google because I optimize my product titles. I think that when I add more products, I'll get more traffic sales.
     
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    Aluminium Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    It's a great - not everybody is going to strike it big with their first dropshipping projects.

    You may find yourself going up against some stiff competition in the future.. but you're on the right path!

    Keep it up
     
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    Thats Great news Op, Keep it up. Soon i am going to start it. People are working with fb ads, google shoping ads, pinterest ads etc .. continue the journey.
    BTW is it Wordpress site , shopify or which platform are you using, are you dropshipping from Aliexpress for US sellers ? ?
     
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    Great story, keep it going best of luck!
     
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    Congrats with your first sale, hard work pay;)
     
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  6. terinah14

    terinah14 Junior Member

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    I use Wordpress + WooCommerce and Aliexpress. I only have 2 suppliers to avoid having to order from multiple suppliers when my buyers buy more than 1 product.
     
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    Achieving first money in IM is always special. Cherish the moment and work harder to earn more.
     
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    Congrats hope u strike it big. Are you going to pay for more ads?
     
  9. unclefonzi

    unclefonzi Registered Member

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    Awesome! I made my first drop shipping site 3 weeks ago, first week I had beginners luck, made 300$ in revenue, haven't made one sale SINCE. Just like how you made one sale, one day you might make 10. Keep up the great work and good luck to us :)
     
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    Congrats for your first great achivement, OP.
    I haven't started this dropshipping business, I would like to know what's different between amazon and aliexpress as our platform? Which one of them that have potential to get big profit?
     
  11. terinah14

    terinah14 Junior Member

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    I'd say Aliexpress. There are a lot of difference, but some drop-shippers actually get their products and sell them double on Amazon, so Aliexpress would be a good option for bigger profit. I think if you choose to sell Amazon products, you're better off signing up as an affiliate instead of drop-shipping their products.
     
  12. terinah14

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    Not this month. I'm going to see how the business goes without paid ads. :)

    That's a huge profit! :) Let's keep it up :)
     
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    Congrats....dropshipping can be hard, the main problem is finding a reliable source and make a decent enough profit. Done some dropshipping via Amazon but looking at other options. Aliexpress look ok for certain items but worry that shipping will take far too long.
     
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    Congrats once again.this is a good one. keep your head up.. you are on the right path :)
     
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    Congrats, scale it up and if you can make some $$$$ out of it per month, sell it for a large profit on flippa after sometimes, start new ones and do the same over and over again.Think big!
     
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  16. terinah14

    terinah14 Junior Member

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    Yes, Aliexpress can be a problem because of their shipping time. You can try to sell products that can be shipped through ePackets. It's the cheapest option and sometimes ePackets are free. Shipping takes up to 25 days, which is reasonable especially if you offer free worldwide shipping.

    Yep, I'm working hard on it. And yes, I'm considering Flippa :) Rinse and repeat
     
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    Good luck! hope that you can make more sales!
     
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    Updates?????
     
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    Reading your story brought back good memories from when I started. I felt exhilarated when I was making $50/day. Now not even $$$$/day can make me feel how I felt then. Cherish it.
     
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