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My dropshipping journey following Yaros' plugin begins today

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by dursonj, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. dursonj

    dursonj Newbie

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    Finally, I have developed my first AliExpress drop shipping e-commerce store - seriesjunkiez.com - and want to share some experience with you.

    The site uses a unique custom child theme developed by me and my team.

    The Aliexpress plugin I am using was created by Yaros from a previous thread called AliDropShip Plugin.

    This plugin allows you to search and import products directly from AliExpress through your WP admin panel automatically.

    I followed Yaros' success on his worldofharry.com website and thought I could do it better in terms of bringing customers back and building a brand around my site.

    I am not knocking the World of Harry site what so ever, but I think Yaros can make a lot more money if he were to build out a value ladder, post more things to Facebook instead of products, and have a story behind it.

    Our big story is that we will be donating $.10 of every order to GENEROSITY.ORG and $10 per membership to help provide clean drinking water around the world for those who don't have access.

    I researched and selected the most popular products in 3 TV series' niche to start out with. We will offer more as the site grows.

    We will be offering FREE items with $12 shipping. Similar to Amazon, members who pay $50 a year will waive the $12 shipping. Any order (non-member and member) that exceeds $52 will get FREE worldwide shipping.

    In order to get a FREE item, users must sign up with their email. EVERY order also includes a 10% discount when subscribing to our mailing list.

    Each day, users will receive a personal email with an interesting story about my life. Similar to an Instagram post but in depth. If you want to follow along, feel free to sign up for the stories.


    I am going to start promoting the site this week since ALL functionality has been completed.

    It would be great if you could review my site, give some recommendations, ideas, share your experience or just wish me Good luck!
     
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    good luck , im intro dropshipping as well , anyhow this smells a bit like a self promotion
     
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    No self promotion here... I want to share with you the ins and outs of how I am building this. I studied Yaros' post here on BHW religiously for about 4 months.

    I tried to get in contact with him, but then I decided I could make a similar site. But better in terms of long term value and a proper value ladder.

    I hired a few interns to help with graphics and things.

    I will explain more about the structure in the next day or so.

    What kind of drop shipping are you into? Any specific niche you like?
     
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    jeremiahseven Newbie

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    Why WP? What about Shopify? is there any particular reason
     
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    The theme looks very good,

    so if the user paid once 50 / year can order the free items without the shipping cost ?
     
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    prepare for competition. I can hear tens of shopify clones of your site opening as I write this :)
     
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    I appreciate the responses! @jeremiahseven I picked to use WP because that's what I know best. I have been using it for years, and @Yarosss used it in his posts about World of Harry.

    I'm sure there will be some competition from this journey post here on BHW, but it's ok. The main goal here is to build a brand, and donate my time and some money to traveling the world helping provide clean drinking water to those who can't get it.

    I started my first facebook ad this evening just running $5.

    Here is what is looks like:

    Facebook pixles are as follows:
    /landing page
    /register user
    /complete register
    /add to cart
    /checkout
    /checkout complete

    I will be monitoring this closely. I found a women near me in Staten Island that I will be meeting with next week to help me build out some funnels using ClickFunnels to increase conversions. She has worked with tons of sites increasing on page conversions. I know how to do it, but I jst don't have time. I have ben doing this stuff for many years and I get burnt out with design tbh.

    If you're interested in how I set up the first Facebook ad et me know and I'll include it!
     
  8. dursonj

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    Haha yea I bet...
     
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    Yes a user will pay $50 similar to Amazon Prime to gain FREE shipping worldwide. $10 of those dollars will be donated to generosity.org to help provide clean drinking water to over 660 million people who don't have access.

    The marketing plan here is to provide an outlet for my customers to be their OWN SUPERHERO like the movies and TV shows they watch on television. I am selling the GOOD behind the website. Anyone can buy a superhero shirt from any store. But it is the relationship I will build with my customers to build the brand and life time value. :)
     
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    Do you have coupon code for buy AliDropShip plugin? I want to buy it also
     
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    Hey @Dursoni. Thanks for the update. Please update everything you do. The facebook ad would be awesome!. BTW I would really appreciate if you could enlighten us on how you are doing the targeting. After a lot of trials in Facebook ads I still haven't mastered the art of targeting. It all comes down to HOW YOU IMPLEMENT FACEBOOK ADS. Traffic is the life of any e-commerce. Not to say that others are not important but I have seen a lot of Gurus say about this app and that app etc. These things can aid in better sales but the most important is showing your AD to the right crowd.
     
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    Nice template and idea! Just be cautious about the copyright issues if you live in a country that cares.
     
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    good luck OP, the theme looks great, ...you can optimize it and make it better
     
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    @luatnd I will send you my coupon code sometime next week. I am waiting to get it from Yaros. He told me he will send it when they have everything completed. Stay tuned...
     
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    Following this want to see how this turns out!
     
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    I have alidropship plugin for sale if anyone interested
     
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    Hi Georgehotze,

    I'm interested this plugin, could you share it?
     
  19. NagacomesforU

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    Not to rain on your parade but a random buyer on your website does not give a shit about a story from your life, even though you think it is interesting to hear.

    If I buy something from an Aliexpress store and that seller starts sending me stories from their lives every day I would never buy on aliexpress again. Imo alot of people will not.

    You have to ask yourself a few questions and the first thing is why and how could I have the buyers on my site come and have a personal connection to me.
    I think this is near impossible in the setting you try to create but that is what a journey is for so go ahead and try :) .
     
  20. Georgehotze

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    Just pm me for info.