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Started dropshipping - struggling to achieve sales

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by dievas, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. dievas

    dievas Newbie

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    Hi guys,

    How have You achieved Your first sales and scaled up?
    Could anyone suggest how could I start selling stuff? I have over 400 products on my dropshipping website. I bought shoutouts and some advertising on IG (practically no results), some ads on Facebook (8000 shows and 4 clicks) but yet no sales. I believe I had like 10 visitors. So maybe You have some ideas how to advertise and how boost sales?.. Anything would be helpful

    Thanks everyone!
     
  2. ph4nt0m

    ph4nt0m Junior Member

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    Make sure you're buying shoutout from the correct accounts. You want to make sure that they have good engagement on their posts especially because its always lower on the posts that are clearly advertisements.

    For Facebook ads make sure that you're using a very good image and that you're paying for website clicks and NOT impressions.
     
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  3. dhf123

    dhf123 Junior Member

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    mind to show us how ur website looks like? perhaps we could give some advice how to improve the conversion
    look, nobody gonna steal ur niche if u reveal it, not many action taker around, save ur worries bro
     
  4. dievas

    dievas Newbie

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    Ofc, it's http://www.coolphonethings.com
     
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  5. dhf123

    dhf123 Junior Member

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    awesome, yaros plugin alidropship, AFAIK yaros has a great forum that share common interest on aliexpress journey
    u might want to move there to seek appropriate help from them
    btw, davinci theme is kind of saturated, i see them everywhere
     
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  6. javabro

    javabro Power Member

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    Your site is for iPhone users .

    1) you targeting (facebook ads) users WITH iPhone?
    2) Buying shoutout: Are you sure the followers (atleast majority) of those accounts are using iPhone?

    I use LG. I just won't buy any of your product if I see your site. Even if you are selling for pennies.

    You get wt im saying?
     
  7. dievas

    dievas Newbie

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    It's not completely for iphone users - it's just most of the products on ali are for iphones.. Always trying to find good looking products for other phones, but most of them, tbh, looks like shit;D
     
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    And your site is super slow on my end.
    You using shared hosting ??for an eCommerce site?
     
  9. dievas

    dievas Newbie

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    Thanks for the insights, I was thinking of changing the theme too. Just there are like 3 themes with alidropship plugin.
    Yaross is, idk, maybe offline at the moment, or my message was too abstract, but yeah, will try to seek ideas there too.
     
  10. ph4nt0m

    ph4nt0m Junior Member

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    Your website appears fine to me. I would assume that you maybe got a shoutout from an account that didnt have great engagement. I can take a look if you want to PM me who you paid to post the content.

    Everyone and their mothers are in the cell phone case business so its probably going to be pretty rough.
     
  11. dievas

    dievas Newbie

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    I don't think so.. I bought hosting from alidropship together with the plugin.
     
  12. ph4nt0m

    ph4nt0m Junior Member

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    His website is loading at a good speed on me end.
     
  13. dievas

    dievas Newbie

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    I got a shoutout from this gal. I suppose fiverr is not a good place to buy advertising :))
    About the cases, yeah, understandable, that's why I'm adding all the other stuff too, not to concentrate only on phone cases.
     

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    That's shared hosting. Pretty bad, resold by alidropship, hosting. I used them briefly for cosmetics a while back.

    Pingdom has your site loading in 6.21s with a file size of 2.7MB, you're only faster than 24% of tested sites. Once you go above 5s load time many many visitors will leave without viewing the site. You need a better host.

    The site doesn't look too bad but you're selling products I can get by walking a mile in any direction from my house. Convince me to pay double and wait 2-3 weeks to get the stuff I want... and I'll buy from you. That's exactly what you have to convince everyone to do. IMO you've chosen the typical phone niche, but it's one of the worst niches you can possibly choose. You need something I CAN'T get locally, something I'll wait a couple weeks for because I have no other option, and something I can't get much much cheaper elsewhere. The stuff you're selling I can even go on Amazon and get it, for about the same price, but I get 2-day shipping and excellent customer support. So convince me to buy from you, what reason would I have?

    You think you got 10 visitors? That seems low. You need to use Google Analytics so you know, for sure, what everyone is doing on your site. Then you can eliminate problems, you can see if people visit and leave because the site loads slow, you can see what they view, how they view it, etc. The average conversion rates for the sort of stuff your selling is under 1%. In other words you'll need about 200 visitors to get a single sale, that's not an easy feat.

    Edit: Your shoutouts, that's just not going to work. The screenshot you showed clearly says she's posting it to her fitness girls. People looking for fitness things aren't looking for phone accessories. They might want one tomorrow, but they don't want one while they're looking for fitness things. You can't sell phone cases to a person looking for weights to lift, just like I can't sell you a TV when you're at the grocery store.
     
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  15. dievas

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    Damn.. I didn't pay enough attention....... Thought that her audience was mostly guys. My bad.
    Thanks for pointing that out for me.
     
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    Overall OP trying to gather traffics for his site. He's nothing but Spammer.
     
  17. AceWallGromit

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    This sort of dropshipping method and these products will be tough to make any money. You need to choose better products.

    The website looks fine but I saw a cool set of speakers for $60 and it says order ships within 7 days and will take up to 50 days to arrive.

    So I checked on amazon and the same speakers are $40 and I get them next day with $5 extra shipping.

    How you think you can ever make money?

    The people making money are the ones who convinced you this method is possible if you buy their services.

    Stop wasting time and money.
     
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    Ah yes, can directly tell, it's Yaros his boring design.

    Show your fb ad.l
     
  19. a hungry bear

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    Pretty much what everyone said above why would I buy a screen protector from your site and wait 50 days for it to come in if I can just buy it from amazon and get it in 2 days for about the same price. I need that shit as soon as possible so my phone doesn't get scratched not 2 months down the line. Same with headphones, I don't want to be 50 days without headphones if my old ones broke, shit I wouldn't want to wait a week for them let alone 50 days.
     
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    It's adviced not to show your niche and even worse your own website. I suggest editing your post.