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Journey to conquer Indonesia e-commerce market and Beyond

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  1. Jklmno

    Jklmno Junior Member

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    Hi, Everyone. I have decided to make my own journey after reading so many Journeys

    Background Info: I am a university droput from Indonesia. It has been 7 months since my e-commerce start having sale. Previously I try to sell online but fail two times due to unrealistic thinking. I forget how is my first venture already. In my second venture, I try to upload products in Instagram and have a naive belief that customers will just pop out looking for my products. Oops Doesn't work that way. Venture failed.

    On my third venture. I still have amateur way of thinking. But this time I upload to local marketplaces (tokopedia). However this time customers do miraculously pooped out of nowhere ([​IMG]) . Oh well starting from there, I slowly grow my business. I use bot made from Imacros to help me upload to more marketplaces as well as scraping products. I add more products from my uncles and aunties. I also ask for my Mom's employees help to answer customer queries and pay them per product sold. Meanwhile, I also do some accounting job for my mom

    Around 4 months ago, I find and use Instagress to start developing IG accounts as well. It is around 1 more month before I migrate to Massplanner. I have some fun using Massplanner to play hide and seek with IG. However, although I have some success with IG (around 1 product per day), the growth is too slow due to many limitation caused by the nature of the blackhat method.

    Around 2 months ago, I hire another person to help me do bookkeeping for my e-commerce venture.

    For the near future, I plan to spend more money on advertising my products in marketplaces and in social media and Google. I have already spent some advertising money in marketplaces and met with some success. Now I am going to do the same to many channels. Meanwhile, I also start to learn using Java to build a better Bot. I am currently learning Selenium. If I met with roadblock, I hire an expert through Upwork for help and learn directly from expert how they solve the problem.

    For my long-term plan, I am thinking of establishing offline store as well and expanding toward national scale and international scale for both my offline and online business (I wonder how long it takes? Will I even able to achieve in the first place? Haha)

    Well, I guess that's it

    Okay, some statistics for my daily sale:

    Last saturday, I delivered 8 items

    My online shop sell items ranging from $10-$120
     
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    Jklmno Junior Member

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    By the way, I have tried FB ads for this past week and I have to say that they are expensive. I am going to spend less on FB ads and try to use some blogging to get organic audience. I have spend $40 in FB
     
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    Good luck with your journey to conquer Indonesian E-Commerce.
     
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    haha why Jack Ma? Why not Jeff Bezos?
     
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    Cos you both are from Asia! :D
     
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    Jack Ma the richest man in the China in this year
     
  7. Jklmno

    Jklmno Junior Member

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    Well, Of course. By the way, i kind of remember reading news that Jack Ma is no longer the richest man in china
     
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    It's not about who's richest but who became rich through your current path. ie., e-Commerce. Wang Jianlin is a real estate developer.
     
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    Did you also expand to another online shop like bukalapak and olx? And why did you choose Tokopedia over another shops?
     
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    I open online shop in Tokopedia, Shopee, Bukalapak and IG. I also open in Kaskus and Carousell but they are very few people buy from there.
     
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    I delivered 10 items to customer today
     
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    I delivered 10 items to customers again today
     
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    Following your journey sob!
    Kinda curious about your product. My guest; girls fashion? But good luck and keep post your progress, okay!
    Merdeka!
     
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    I sell both female and male fashion products
     
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    Nice journey here..
    Where do you live? (You can PM it for privacy)
    Can i dropship your stuff?

    I think, keep the tokopedia or bukalapak as a main site.
    Make the other site as some kind of free advertising place and send the traffic to your main shop.
     
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    I live in Medan, Indonesia
    Sure you can.
     
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    I do not import. I sell goods belonging to my mom, auntie and uncle shops. They are the one who import. They import in bulk, not one by one
     
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    I delivered 15 items yesterday
     
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    wow, great
    whats your niche?