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What is the best way to start a drop shipping store.

Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by FuzzyBall, Jun 5, 2017.

  1. FuzzyBall

    FuzzyBall Newbie

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    Hi Forum,

    I have been reading a lot of journeys and tutorials on the forum regarding drop shipping, there are members who have made some profit from these stores, the more tenured ones make above $50 a day which sounds awesome to me.

    What are the key things that are needed to have a successful store? For example what is better .com,.net,.org? Do i need need SSL on my store? Shopify or another plugin?

    Please let me know, i am eager to learn and would like to begin a successful drop shipping store.
     
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    zebestof230 Junior Member

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    A .com is a must. 90% will agree with me.

    Shopify is great. Even if it's 30$ a month, you should pay that with the store.
    You need to know about AliExpress since you're talking about DropShipping.

    To be successful you need to :
    - Have a good website (Design)
    - Have a good product
    - Have a good price for your good product
    - Have a good marketing strategy/campaign (on FB, naturally, maybe using others channels like reddit and Instagram)
    - Don't give up if everything is good but nothing work, because it means somethings isn't good.

    Good luck ^^
     
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    slingads Newbie

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    easiest way in my opinion is shopify + Oberlo app
     
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    kurtsaira Newbie

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    Shopify is the best
     
  5. FuzzyBall

    FuzzyBall Newbie

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    Thank you guys for the feedback!, I have seen that shopify is the most used by everyone in the journey forum.

    I did hear about Oberlo, I'm still reading reviews and trying to understand more about how it works.

    Do you recommend having SSL? what is the best way to accept credit/debit card payments? What is the best way to research what products to add to the store?
     
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    If youre not willing to spend $500+ a month on advertising just leave now.

    Dropshipping is a big money pit, dont fall for most of the con artists here.
     
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  7. FuzzyBall

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    What do you mean by big money pit? That i would loose money instead of making money? Investing money into ads is not a problem if it translates into sales. i have a budget to begin but i want to have a clear idea where to start to be the most successful i can.
     
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    Umm sounds like you are like every other newbie who wants to be spoonfed everything.

    Put it this way, i lost $3,000 and made $1100 in two months. Its all trial and error. If this stuff was so easy everyone would be doing it!!!
     
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  9. FuzzyBall

    FuzzyBall Newbie

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    Not at all, that is why i have taken the time into researching what Shopify, Oberlo and Aliexpress are and how they are used. I have done some reading in the Journals to understand what other people have done and what recommendations other people make on their threads. I an researching everything that every user mentions to get a better idea.

    The questions i'm asking is to get a point of view from everyone and best practices for example SSL will help customers feel more comfortable buying with CC, a user mentioned that .COM would be better than other TLDs, make your buy now buttons green, etc...

    And these negative experiences like yours are also welcome! maybe sharing what you feel you could have done better or if you were to start again what would you do differently can help me and others.
     
  10. Aiman(SEO)

    Aiman(SEO) BANNED BANNED

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    Create your store on Shopify with your custom domain. Its the best platform fro drop shipping store.
     
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    Count Dracula BANNED BANNED

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    1. I don't like shopify because you don't have the same design freedom as in wordpress.
    2. I like shopify because it has oberlo , only 1-2 paid alternatives in woocommerce

    I would say the niche is more than 50% , then is the marketing strategy and website design .
     
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    Aiman(SEO) BANNED BANNED

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    Agreed. (Y)
     
  13. FuzzyBall

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    Awesome insights guys i appreciate all the feedback
     
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    Definitely .com is recommendable. Good luck!
     
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    i agree !, + use application that can push/market your products to others marketplace channel (amazon,ebay ,etsy,bonanza etc)
     
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    .com , Shopify , Product/niche,supplier (Best price/ship time) ,Select Marketplace to sell , Advertise (Paid + you working your ass off) , test products research test some more. Profit will come be patient and always believe