My Amazon and Dropship journey to $1000(initially)/mo to 10k

prototypevenom

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So I have sold Chinese products on my website previously with my friends then I fell ill with a life long disease. I can now move and work a bit, So I am starting out with amazon, my friends started out with it they didn't even import yet but buying from sellers only, I have contacted people on jingsourcing they have a bit high pricing but I can try for start. I have few courses for intial knowledge on amazon, I have already studied a lot about dropshipping since last year. Now is time for action!

I haven't thought of a niche but I am going to sell all the products, with initial focus on baby, pet and bathroom and kitchen.

Amazon tasks
  • I have a checklist of things relating to BSR etcetra. As it is Amazon India, I think the best option will be I will be using that rather than buying with just checking the listing date, reviews etcetra. (ofcourse I will be considering that also)
  • I intend to use junglescout india, Not sure if it works perfectly for India. But It is useful.
  • I will be packaging the products at home, for now, later on, I will send the products for FBA.
  • I will be using maping on another listing at start for the boost of sales
  • I will look for review groups if not any good ones in india, I will make one in india, my friends have contacts of reviewers too, I can use that too.
  • I will sell on facebook groups through my website.
  • I intend to purchase goods worth 1k-2k usd for the start. Rest will be packaging and ad costs.
Dropshipping and website sales
  • I have prior experience of WordPress and ecommerce, probably will buy theme like shoptimizer (Highest conversion and fastest theme) and edit it. Will revist html and css on the way as I have basic knowledge or Astra(second best probably)
  • I will post on amazon review groups to get few sales
  • will contact instagram bloggers in india initially then later on worldwide - EU countries, australia and etcetra
  • already have a prior instagram page with 500-1000followers which were buyers of girls clothing (shein) as I used to give them discount, will change the page name.
  • I will run ads on instagram and facebook with a budget of $5 a day and gradually increase
  • I will focus on products which are cheap and small for international shipping ads.
Goals
I intend to make $500 per month from amazon then shift to FBA, and focus more on dropship then.
Then gradually put in the profits. I intend to hit the goal in 1year. that is sept'20. critique, opinions, wishes and any help is much appreciated. Godbless BHW!
 
Good luck,
imo I think it would be better to focus on one sales first and expand from there rather than spreading yourself and your resources too thin.
 
What kind of campaign will you run on FB? Engagement? Or PPC?

I've been running display ad (image) campaigns and I've gotten it down to less than a penny....

Gotta work on conversions though

Xl5vAqi
@blackbeans

For dropship or amazon?
for dropship, PPC that's what I have used in the past. After a few organic sales by commenting and posting, as the pixel data populates. We start the game.

for amazon ads, I will be expanding to fb and googleads, after the reviews and ads running for a month
 
So far progress on the tasks.
Amazon tasks

  • I have a checklist of things relating to BSR etcetra. As it is Amazon India, I think the best option will be I will be using that rather than buying with just checking the listing date, reviews etcetra. (ofcourse I will be considering that also)
Have shortlisted a few products, sourced one. ordered samples of few through sourcing agent
  • I intend to use junglescout india, Not sure if it works perfectly for India. But It is useful.
I have been told jungle scout is not a good option in india as it doesn't give accurate or vaguely useful statistics.
  • I will be packaging the products at home, for now, later on, I will send the products for FBA.
I plan on directly sending the amazon products to FBA to get the buy box easily
  • I will be using mapping on another listing at start for the boost of sales
pending- waiting to list products
  • I will look for review groups if not any good ones in india, I will make one in india, my friends have contacts of reviewers too, I can use that too.
pending- will make on group, thinking how to advertise it.


Found many review groups and people who sell reviews so this is sorted
  • I will sell on facebook groups through my website.
  • I intend to purchase goods worth 1k-2k usd for the start. Rest will be packaging and ad costs.
Already shortlisted 3-4 products to sell, but I will be narrowing down more from amazon us and sell them at indian market place
Dropshipping and website sales
  • I have prior experience of WordPress and ecommerce, probably will buy theme like shoptimizer (Highest conversion and fastest theme) and edit it. Will revisit HTML and CSS on the way as I have basic knowledge or Astra(second best probably)
The blog is installed, still lot of work to do.
  • I will post on amazon review groups to get few sales
  • will contact instagram bloggers in india initially then later on worldwide - EU countries, australia and etcetra
got a friend who owns a company to provides influencers.
  • already have a prior instagram page with 500-1000followers which were buyers of girls clothing (shein) as I used to give them discount, will change the page name.
  • I will run ads on instagram and facebook with a budget of $5 a day and gradually increase
  • I will focus on products which are cheap and small for international shipping ads.
shortlisted a few products


NEW TASKS

  • figure out a nice theme for the website
  • figure out a way to show different products for indian IP and different products for other IPs
  • source more products from drop shippers and amazon us
  • find policies and strategies for selling at etsy and wish
  • amazon global - .com selling strategy
  • get the website running and amazingly designed logo and graphics(find a logo design software and perhaps a nulled theme or cheap one)
  • find influencers and negotiate the prices
  • send 3-4 products to influencers and get atleast 5 reviews each on amazon.
  • make a girl's facebook account for marketing purposes
 
PROGRESS UPDATE
-----------------Amazon tasks-----------------

1) Have shortlisted a few products, sourced one. ordered samples of few through sourcing agent


  • the agent shipped the products have sourced a lot of TOYS from local importers, now I have atleast 25 products. Already getting sales of 5-10 orders a day, not even listed more than 15 products.

2)
I have been told jungle scout is not a good option in india as it doesn't give accurate or vaguely useful statistics.
  • I will be packaging the products at home, for now, later on, I will send the products for FBA.
I plan on directly sending the amazon products to FBA to get the buy box easily
  • I will be using mapping on another listing at the start for the boost of sales
pending- waiting to list products
  • I will look for review groups if not any good ones in india, I will make one in india, my friends have contacts of reviewers too, I can use that too.


  • Already shipped out products for FBA, I got the first shipment to FBA for free. There was no buy box issues with me due to selling in categories that I stated signing up.

3) pending- will make on group, thinking how to advertise it.


  • Still thinking about how to advertise the review group


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Dropshipping and website sales
  • I have prior experience of WordPress and ecommerce, probably will buy theme like shoptimizer (Highest conversion and fastest theme) and edit it. Will revisit HTML and CSS on the way as I have basic knowledge or Astra(second best probably)
The blog is installed, still lot of work to do.
  • I will post on amazon review groups to get few sales
  • will contact instagram bloggers in india initially then later on worldwide - EU countries, australia and etcetr


  • THE wordpress is half way done, shoptimizer is installed. Speed optimization needs to be done with a lot of design changes.
  • Bloggers and Facebook ads budget has to be decided, I plan on using existing ads competitors are using, and promoting it.


got a friend who owns a company to provides influencers.
  • already have a prior Instagram page with 500-1000followers which were buyers of girls clothing (shein) as I used to give them discount, will change the page name.
  • I will run ads on Instagram and facebook with a budget of $5 a day and gradually increase
  • I will focus on products that are cheap and small for international shipping ads.
PENDING.

Waiting to develop the website and then will 1) change the Instagram page name
2) run ads
3) run specific product ads


EXTRA TASKS

  • figure out a nice theme for the website - DONE. Installed shoptimizer
  • figure out a way to show different products for indian IP and different products for other IPs - Found a plugin for this - IP2Location Redirection
  • source more products from drop shippers and amazon us - pending
  • find policies and strategies for selling at etsy and wish - pending
  • amazon global - .com selling strategy - pending
  • get the website running and amazingly designed logo and graphics(find a logo design software and perhaps a nulled theme or cheap one) - temporary logo done
  • find influencers and negotiate the prices - pending
  • send 3-4 products to influencers and get atleast 5 reviews each on amazon. - sent 2 for reviews will do 5 more
  • make a girl's facebook account for marketing purposes - done
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NEW TASKS

  • post on free graphics section for logo enhancement - find more places to get logo enhanced
  • find policies and strategies for selling at etsy and wish - pending
  • find a way to run instabot for promo(insta comment trick)
  • find youtube commenting method to get ecommerce sales (yes there's one, I have read it on reddit.com/r/dropship)
  • make youtube acc to try comment promo
  • -think of video ad ideas for 5 products to promote
  • - try to automate amazon listings
older tasks
find influencers and negotiate the prices - pending
amazon global - .com selling strategy - pending
source more products from drop shippers and amazon us - pending

find policies and strategies for selling at etsy and wish - pending
find influencers and negotiate the prices - pending

















 
Product customization respective to each country's IP would definitely work. Keep us updated OP, all the best
 
PROGRESS UPDATE
-----------------Amazon tasks-----------------

  • Amazon is going great it's been 2 months in and I have sales of 2.4lakh inr (almost $3,522)
  • I got an accounting software to help me with the ledger(amazon's a real mess)
  • I have realized we need a lot of working captial for amazon since they hold the funds for 15 days
  • I got the bestseller and amazon's choice on one of my product then due to bad reviews it was taken back
  • automated the customer data for MFN orders( that's the drawback of FBA we cannot grab customer's phone number - which can be used for pixel data)
  • I will import toys for better profits since the margins are low on selling

PENDING.
  • Still thinking about how to advertise the review group
  • have to manager an account manager to do the listings, ads and claims


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Dropshipping and website sales
- I didn't make much progress here because of amazon's sale pressure and time management was poor on my side.

  • Have tried shoptimizer and also tried few themes on shopify
The blog is installed, still lot of work to do.
  • I will post on amazon review groups to get few sales
  • will contact Instagram bloggers in india initially then later on worldwide - EU countries, australia and etcetra
  • website is almost done but I am not satisfied with the shoptimizer header. I want to code a different one
  • Bloggers and Facebook ads budget have to be decided, I plan on using existing ads competitors are using, and promoting it.


got a friend who owns a company to provides influencers.
  • already have a prior Instagram page with 500-1000followers which were buyers of girls clothing (shein) as I used to give them discount, will change the page name.
  • I will run ads on Instagram and facebook with a budget of $5 a day and gradually increase
  • I will focus on products that are cheap and small for international shipping ads.
PENDING.

Waiting to develop the website and then will 1) change the Instagram page name
2) run ads
3) run specific product ads


EXTRA TASKS

  • figure out a nice theme for the website - DONE. Installed shoptimizer
  • figure out a way to show different products for indian IP and different products for other IPs - Found a plugin for this - IP2Location Redirection
  • source more products from drop shippers and amazon us - pending
  • find policies and strategies for selling at etsy and wish - pending
  • amazon global - .com selling strategy - pending
  • get the website running and amazingly designed logo and graphics(find a logo design software and perhaps a nulled theme or cheap one) - temporary logo done - tried few others but couldn't find what I want. will post here for logo and hackforums
  • find influencers and negotiate the prices - pending
  • send 3-4 products to influencers and get at least 5 reviews each on amazon. - sent 2 for reviews will do 5 more
  • make a girl's facebook account for marketing purposes - done
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NEW TASKS

  • Post at least once in a week here with updates
  • take help from website developer for wordpress header if I cannot do it in this attempt
  • give amazon seller services on fiverr
  • I want to gather more data on amazon seller and other platforms
  • Try tiktok and snapchat ads once the website is done
  • Find out how feasible is selling on ETSY
older tasks
  • find influencers and negotiate the prices - pending
  • amazon global - .com selling strategy - pending
  • source more products from drop shippers and amazon us - pending
  • find policies and strategies for selling at etsy and wish - pending
  • find influencers and negotiate the prices - pending
  • post on free graphics section for logo enhancement - find more places to get logo enhanced - done
  • find policies and strategies for selling at etsy and wish - pending
  • find a way to run instabot for promo(insta comment trick)
  • find youtube commenting method to get ecommerce sales (yes there's one, I have read it on reddit.com/r/dropship)
  • make youtube acc to try comment promo done
  • -think of video ad ideas for 5 products to promote -pending.
  • - try to automate amazon listings - pending. ANY IDEAS ?
 
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