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My AliExpress Dropshipping Journey

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Yarosss, Jul 21, 2015.

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  1. doug1br

    doug1br Newbie

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    I am professional tester with 8 years experience, I meet the requirements, I have been following the journey for months and I have daily free time to do it.

    I have domain, hosting, I have long time experience using wordpress.
    I just checked my hosting and it support php 5.6 and zend loader.


    Please let me know if I can join the beta tester team.. thanks
     
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  2. lorentzo

    lorentzo Supreme Member

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    Yaross, i'm watching your thread for so much time man, i meet all teh conditions, count on me.
     
  3. leohaegger

    leohaegger Registered Member

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    Conte me in too!! I have PM'ed you. Thanks.
     
  4. dennislwm

    dennislwm Newbie

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    I'm interested too.
     
  5. ant1kan

    ant1kan Registered Member

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    Hi Yarosss

    Given that I meet the requirements, please count me in, if you're still seeking.

    Cheers
     
  6. steveone86

    steveone86 Registered Member

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    Count me in if you want a solid tester...I have been using Oberlo for shopify which does the same thing.
     
  7. ferg2

    ferg2 Registered Member

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    What's to stop the alixpress shippers from cutting you out and selling directly to your customers?
     
  8. Yarosss

    Yarosss Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Sorry, did not understand what you mean.
     
  9. neilbhabuta

    neilbhabuta Elite Member

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    Hi Yarosss
    I have sent you a PM, please reply promptly. I have taken inspiration from this thread and started my own site. I need some help
     
  10. hustlerc

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    Hi @Yarosss,

    I'm interested, I will try it with my Webfaction hosting. Please contact me.
     
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  11. nickcruz

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    @Yarosss I was wondering if you have found all the beta testers you needed yet? I really want to try your plugin out.
     
  12. vandu

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    Does not Aliexpress send the bill with original price with the product?
     
  13. harishjni

    harishjni Junior Member

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    @Yarosss I have been following your thread on Warrior forum and now on BHW
    I hope you will finish your dropshipping plugins soon so that i can move my ass from shopify to woocommerce, as i am tired of paying $29 for Shopify and $29 for similar dropshipping plugin.
     
  14. harishjni

    harishjni Junior Member

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    Just add the note while placing order "This is Drop ship No Invoice no promotion"
     
  15. Genesis

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    No, they do not.
     
  16. terinah14

    terinah14 Junior Member

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    My Alidropship Plugin Review

    I have been a big fan of this thread since discovering it last year. That is why I made a lot of research on drop-shipping and many drop-shippers who blog about their drop-shipping experiences would advise against it. I think it’s mainly because searching for good suppliers can be challenging. Still, I followed Yaros’ journey. It’s beneficial for everyone in this forum because he lets us see the “behind-the-scenes” of drop-shipping.

    Just this week, he announced the release of his plugin (FINALLY! I know everyone here are excited about Alidropship), and a few days later posted about looking for beta testers - I’m glad I was chosen because I’ve been hoping to get that Aliexpress plugin that costs around $40 - but this one’s better. I think Yaros has already discussed the differences of the two..

    Installation:


    If you are experienced with Wordpress, this one’s not a problem for you. You just upload the Alidropship plugin like you would normal plugin. Then upload the custom theme that Yaros designed. It’s exactly like the one you see on WorldOfHarry.com.

    Problems encountered:

    I’m basically a Wordpress noob, so I had a hard time uploading the plugin and theme because it’s above the limit of what my server allows me to upload to the site. I spent 4 hours figuring out how to increase file size upload XD. After solving the problem, I was able to install the plugin and theme in a few seconds.

    What You Get:

    Alidropship has its own dashboard (within your WP dashboard) where you can check reports regarding orders, revenue, traffic and sales. You’ll also get a summary of reports where you can view your top 5 products, customers, and categories.

    Here are the great features:

    Import Products and Import Reviews.

    You get to import products from AliExpress straight from your dashboard. Just fill in the keywords of products you want to sell, and their price (for example $1 - $10), and reviews (from 1 star to 5 star - personally, I choose products with 4-5 stars). The plugin will filter these products to show you without actually going to Aliexpress.com. You can then import the products you want to show to your site, edit through the product page and then publish.

    If you want to import straight from the AE site, you can just simply use the Alidropship chrome extension. (haven’t used this method yet).

    The plugin allows you to import product reviews for the ones you have on your store. You can choose to import reviews with certain number of stars (as for me, I import reviews with 3 and above ratings.)

    Another thing I love about the plugin is the ability to enter your cash-back URL from Admitad or EPN Aliexpress. I didn’t really consider signing up for those when Yaros mentioned in his journey that he’s an AE affiliate, but this plugin telling me that I can get an 8% cashback per order made me sign up. It only took 5 minutes to do that.

    PRICING

    The plugin can automatically set the prices of the products you import when you customize the pricing formula. You can multiply original price to up to 4x and can also simply add a specific amount to a range of prices.

    For example:

    $0.05 < cost < $0.99 = cost x 4

    $50 < cost <$60 = cost + $10

    This means you don’t have to set product prices individually.

    INVENTORY

    You don’t have to worry about displaying products on your site that are no longer available from your supplier. You can choose to delete or send them to draft as soon as the supplier’s inventory hits 0.

    Alidropship also allows you to create coupon codes for you customers.

    Theme Review

    I have used WooCommerce before, and even those WooCommerce themes need a few hours of setting up. Yaros’ theme is easy to setup, the customization is straight to the point.

    NOTE: WP Has a built in Customize page but you can’t customize Yaros’ theme within that. After installation, his theme will create a new “Customization” tab in the main dashboard where you can edit the appearance of your site.

    Problem Encountered:

    After setting up the homepage, I still could not see the homepage that I wanted (Just a blank page with all the menus and footer setup, nothing else). I slept through the night thinking what could be wrong. The next day, I went to Settings > Reading and set the front page display as “Your latest posts”. It solved the problem XD



    As you can see, all the problems I encountered can be easily fixed by someone who’s very familiar with website processes.


    And yeah, I mentioned that I used WooCommerce before. That required manual search of products and downloading of images without watermarks. Sometimes the image processing alone eats up my time. While working a full time job, I can only post at most 5 products per day.


    Alidropship makes the job a lot easier. The plugin can import all the product details exactly how you see them on AE. But I wouldn’t personally post them exactly like that. Edit the titles, description and remove images with watermarks. Product variations are also imported.


    You don’t have to worry about your inventory anymore - this makes more time for marketing and I would definitely buy another license for future drop-shipping niches.


    SUPPORT


    Yaros is quick when answering inquiries (even if they’re so simple). He actually was even willing to work in my WP dashboard when I had problems importing reviews. Problem was solved quickly.


    Future Developments:

    I think it would be great if buyers have the ability to add products to a wishlist. More choices of themes too :)))



    Sorry for my long post.

    View my store here
     
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  17. Invoker

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    Same reason you buy your groceries from a supermarket not factories.
     
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    ss2krys Newbie

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    Hey, I found this thread like 3 days ago, I read 43/63 pages And i LOVE it. thank you for all information you given us

    I have some questions (i hope they are not answered in the page i haven't read yet)

    You started with Adwords keyword planner, how many monthly research do you think is good for a category ? I would like to start a dropshipping website but in my native language, and for what i found it's around 6000 search monthly
    You said you get a lot of visit by social media, do you thinks it's a good idea to make some shoutouts at the start or is it better to grow your social media first ?

    Thanks again
     
  19. darko1x

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    this is my modest review about this great master piece Alidropship, I got from Yaros 2 zip files ( the plugin and theme)

    first the installation: Alidropship plugin is like any other plugin just upload and activate, everything went, the only requirements of the plugin are Zend Loader Guard and Php v5.6+ . Then upload the custom theme (it’s like the themes yaros uses in his journey).

    In the plugins dashboard we get 5 important menus (orders, reports, import products, import reviews and settings). Each menu is clear and well explained, you just need to take your time and explore them slowly.

    Regarding my experience with some plugins I used before and my experience with woocommerce Alidropship makes the job a lot easier. You just need to insert your keyword or the name of the product that you want and the plugin brings you all the products related to your kw instantly, ofc you can customize your research ( price, number of orders, reviews, and category ). The plugin can import all the product details exactly the same as they are in aliexpress. The only thing I don’t like in this procedure is that I can’t edit the products before posting them or can’t even post them as draft for editing, and we can’t set directly the categories.

    One of the biggest functions in the plugin is the inventory and price updates, you don’t have to check every day aliexpress to update all the products you’re selling, everything is automated and this is what makes this plugin a master piece!


    I’m not going to talk about yaros support in this review, I guess everyone knows him and how he’s responding to our questions and solving our problems .

    What I would like to see in alidropship:

    *more payments options

    *the possibility to edit the products before posting or at least post as draft where we can edit and choose the right category for the products

    *work with woocommerce

    *the possibility to use our own theme
     
  20. Wolfz

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    Dropshipping China to US is legal ?
    What if i receive 10-20k/month and live in another country ?
    I just pay my country tax and it's ok ?
    Or it's better to open one office in the US ? If yes, what type for Dropshipping ?

    Do you pay any extra tax ? Sales tax or any other type, in example.
     
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