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The Shopify + Facebook Method FAQ - All Questions Here Please.

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Franklin Hattchet, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. Franklin Hattchet

    Franklin Hattchet Senior Member

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    Yip another thread about this, however this is for all the questions. If you have a question please refer to this page. Anyone asking me for 1v1 coaching or asking the same questions over and over again, I will direct you to this thread :) 1v1 coaching or guru talks or whatever they are wont happen with me sorry. I don't want to sell myself out and I'm busy. Speaking of that my main income is dropping like Charlie Sheen's sex life because I've been busy replying to people about this method. Let's get started.

    BHW threads:

    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...so-far-4-hrs-thank-you-franklin-hattchet.html

    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...mmerce-dropshipping-you-can-too-part-1-a.html

    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...mmerce-dropshipping-you-can-too-part-2-a.html

    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...method-aliexpress-fb-ads-live-case-study.html

    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...ey-least-100-day-dropshipping-aliexpress.html

    Please have respect for there journey threads and only ask questions directed to them etc. This is where you can ask me questions :) The questions below are taken from the thread above, my PMs and e-mails.





    Q. Whats the best niche to choose?

    A. No idea, things change all the time. This is up to you on what niche you go for. There is a 101 top Shopify niche e-book floating around the internet somewhere maybe that will help. My advice is hobby and pet niches.

    Q. Do I have to use Facebook or can I use something else?

    A. You can use whatever you like. People are having success with other social media platforms like Pinterest. You can look at even selling products on Amazon and Ebay or similar. Basically just get traffic however you want. I even head someone say they made some sales with Bing adverts the other day.


    Q. Do I have to use Shopify?

    A. No can use whatever you like. People just use Shopify because it's easy to manage. Noob friendly.

    Q. Are you going to do a step by step tutorial?

    A. Not right now, 4 courses just got released about this method so there are plenty of tutorials around now. Mine was never intended to be a full tutorial, more of a seed to give people ideas.


    Q. Do I have to do the free method?

    A. No, You can do whatever. Some people do $0.01 or $0.05 etc. Some people even just sell with a 40-50% markup and charge for shipping also.

    Q. This will never work why would someone pay $10+ for shipping?

    A. Because they do and there is proof that they do. Humans are lazy. I'm lazy I buy shit online all the time and pay stupid amounts of money for shipping.

    Q. How to i deal with complains?

    A. Refund and move on. No point in trying to resend products, just gets confusing.


    Alright that's starting to look a bit messy now so i'll continue on here. If you have issues with the shipping times simply add something like "2-3 week shipping to the US". If you have issues with Shopify, Facebook or Aliexpress you will need to contact them about it. This is really just another tee spring method but in a different way so if you want to find some info look into tee spring articles about Facebook advertising etc.

    Conversion Pixel


    Alright there is some confusion on this and it's my fault. I jumped the gun on this and didn't explain it correctly in my article (now edited). A conversion pixel is a way of optimising adverts. When I talked about it on my article I was talking about an optimised advert. When you first start off you will end up spending some money on the adverts. You will spend money on impressions etc. What the conversion pixel does it is track peoples actions. If someone checks out and purchases an item Facebook uses that to optimise the advert better. Once you get an optimised advert this will change drastically.

    With an optimised advert Facebook makes calculations based on how many people are taking a specific action, in this case checking out. They then use this to show your advert to even more targeted people and people likely to buy. This is return gives you an even lower advert price.

    This is an optimised advert

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    As you can see a total of $152.58 was spent on this advert with a total of 52 conversions. So we divide $152.58 by 52 sales (conversions) this gives us a cost of $2.93 per sale in Facebook adverts. Facebook has basically optimised the advert with all the variables and combined them into a conversion rate.

    I won't go into how I set everything up but this is my Facebook advert structure. Keep in mind that this isn't concrete. I change up all the time depending on niches etc. http://prntscr.com/92zz3i If you want a rock solid Facebook tutorial I recommend Jerry Banfield on Udemy. You can probably find a coupon somewhere.


    Shipping

    You need to set up a bunch of different shipping weights so people don't check out in bulk with 1 rate. This is how I was set up. http://prntscr.com/919y6a


    Mistakes people make

    Making 1 advert and hoping to make money, this will never work.

    Selling LED dog collars. Right now there are a few people making money with this but the problem is everyone is just trying to do the same thing. I'm getting messages from people failing in the LED dog collar niche. Move on it's to competitive right now. This brings me to fishing. I mentioned fishing in my blog post then all of a sudden everyone is doing fishing. You need to be creative. This is my GFs store, you can prob guess what she was selling http://prntscr.com/94tmp0.

    Starting Facebook adverts getting like 20 visitors to the website then coming to a conclusion that it's not working.... the adverts need to to figure out what they want to do.


    Aright I don't really want to drag this on much longer as I can come back and reply all your questions anyways. I come to the forums every 2-3 days. I'm also getting more e-mails and blog comment daily with people having success with this. Combine that with the threads on this forum and it seems to be going well for people :thumb:

    Cheers.
     
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  2. host32

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    Would you kindly point us to some of them ?

    Thanks :)
     
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  4. Franklin Hattchet

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    eCom Experts Academy (super old one but they just re opened i think) They opened in july for like 2 days.
    eCom Empire
    eCom domination (they have a Facebook group somewhere)

    Can't seem to find the 4th one I seen it on a Facebook group somewhere. Can't remember the name.
     
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    Was waiting patently for that. Sorry :(
     
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    I decided to give it a try with FB and Bing both and got around 20 orders alone from Bing in my first round I have one issue that if a customer orders same product 10x in quantity then shopify charges single shipping charges Any guide to solve that ?
     
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    20 orders not bad :) Are you using shopify? If do you need to set up some shipping weights. If you copy this image it should work. http://prntscr.com/919y6a

    I might do a video on it at some stage. A bit hard to explain by image etc.
     
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    Yes using shopify but planning to test woo commerce or magento I can't understand what you have done in that image How increasing weight will change it ?
     
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    I asked this in the other thread, but i think it drowned :)

    When setting up the inventory of the store, do you just populate with all kinds of products (low priced and also high)
    or do you just try to focus on a few products that you can use for the method.

    Cheers FDR.
     
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    Some info about copyright issues can be useful. It's really important to take care of copyright issues when you are deciding your niche.
     
  11. Franklin Hattchet

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    This is what me and my partner have set up. 3 products that we have at $0.01 then the rest at around $9 incase they want to buy them as well. The $0.01 we advertised as 2015 stock then the $9 we have then promoted as 2016 new arrivals in the store. Only promoted the $0.01 products on Facebook so far.

    http://prntscr.com/94tmp0

    My partner is currently working on making her store better so yeah she will be adding more products.
     
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    I want to add some info in this thread. This is what I do and its working well for me. In no way I want to jack OP's thread, just giving back!
    Add related products section
    Add social buttons
    Install google analytics (recommended)
    Find a way to upsell (show other products on the cart/checkout page)
    Use inventory so that in the products page it says "only X availible"
    Install exit popup
    Catch emails somehow for your list
    Test your site in different browsers (mine is not working properly in Internet Explorer. There is no point in paying for IE clicks)
    Use woocommerce/magento (Once you pay for hosting and domain you have no recurring payments and no limitations like in shopify)
    Make a Feedback page so people can leave their thoughts for your website
    Add some fake reviews to your products.
    Add a contact us page

    A cool way to track the behavior of your webiste visitiors is to go to google analytics use the audience flow tool. You can see what the visitors are doing once they land on your website. This is a shortcut that I always use for my websites to understand what needs to be improved.
    Dont just put stock images. Use Canva to create eyecatching designs.

    So there you have it now your shop looks neat and professional and your bounce rate should be low.
     
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    Is there any way around to add more paying methods other than Paypal? (If you have paypal and payoneer)
     
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    Great Update OP!
     
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    I come up with 2 niches and realize there are better and cheaper products on eBay for the first niche, and on Amazon for the second.

    Does this mean I missed in niche selection?
    Is there a competitive advantage in doing this method with Ali compared to eBay or Amazon?
     
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    Really awesome.
     
  17. AlexIv

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    In average, how many unique visits do you need from Facebook to do 1 sell?
     
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    There's an option to add the Credit Card payment option.

    You really can't say. It depends on the product and the way it's been advertised.
     
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    I haven't read the full method yet, got the gist of it. I plan to utilize this technique while using FB jacker and the redirect plugin
     
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    OKAY. I've finally figured out the way to this particular problem -
    "I try to checkout multiple items but the total comes to only $9.95 while it should be $9.95 per item" .

    Here's how you fix it.

    1. Set weights to ALL YOUR PRODUCTS.
    Example - If you're selling something like dog collars or so,they might each weigh around 10 grams at max.
    Here's what you do -
    http://prntscr.com/94x622
    So if you owned a store that only sells these collars,each item would weigh 10g each. This is very useful as we can set shipping rates (the main income here) according to product rates.

    2. Add your custom shipping rates.
    (i) How to add a custom shipping rate -
    http://prntscr.com/94x73c
    (ii) What to add - http://prntscr.com/94x7jz

    If you notice,I've configured a shipping rate according to the product's weight.Remember we set each product to a weight of 0.01 KG?

    *How does adding weights to your products help?
    When products are assigned particular weights and they're added to the cart during checkout,the TOTAL price will be calculated using the TOTAL WEIGHT of the products.

    So essentially it's this criteria used - If the cart contains products with a weight of 0.01KG(10 grams),shipping price = $9.95.
    If the cart contains products with a weight of 0.02KG(20 grams due to 2 products),shipping rate = $9.95+$9.95 = $19.9.
    So,if the cart contains 'x' products with a weight of 0.0x KG('x' grams due to 'x' number of products),shipping rate = $9.95 * x

    How to set shipping rates for 2 products -
    http://prntscr.com/94xb5h
    Follow the same for how many ever products you have and you should get rid of the problem. I solved my problem - http://prntscr.com/94xdn6

    Here's a look at Frank's shipping rates - http://prntscr.com/919y6a
    If you notice,he's used weights in multiples of 8. So the idea is to generalize the weight of your products and create shipping rates according to their multiples.

    I seriously hope that made sense to you people. :D
     
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