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Why Is AliExpress So Cheap? What Am I Missing?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Noah Hawryshko, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. Noah Hawryshko

    Noah Hawryshko Senior Member

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    Free shipping, everything is flippable and many things that can easily be flipped for $20.00 or more cost less than $10.00.

    Why?
     
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    It's easy because China has low production cost, resources, and production.
     
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    Made in China
    Slave cheap labor.

    Same reason Nike and millions of other companies get %900 ROI .
     
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    So that's it? There's no catch? Really?

    If so, this is dropshipping HEAVEN! Why aren't people dropshipping every single product from this site? It seems so simple to make a huge profit!
     
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    That's it for their price. There's no catch. If they mentioned free shipping, it's free.
    But, need own due ligence for the quality.

    Not to mentioned that for drop shipping or not you need marketing. It's another scenario.
     
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    Can't you just create a woocommerce site and then run some targeted Facebook ads, Groups, and Pages towards it?
     
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    You could try it and I have no idea about this as I never do it before.

    Anything possible, it's up to you to take action to see for yourself.
     
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    Many people do that. Try :)
     
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    Is there something that I'm not seeing that makes this harder than I perceive it to be right now?
     
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    Shipping takes 1-2 months though
     
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    I've heard differently. AFAIK, they seem to never take more than a month for high-priority countries.
     
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    Yup you didn't notice the shipping time :)
     
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    Customer would wait for a month to receive product? I don't think so
     
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    But the customers won't know that, they'll care more about the free shipping than the shipping time. Furthermore, I'll try not to bring attention to it and give them some money back if they complain. I've heard it normally takes 2-3 weeks, and never more than month.
     
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    First thing you should understand, after you placed order some seller would take 2 - 3 days to ship your product. It means you won't get tracking number same day but customer demands that.
     
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    You're right, but I still can't imagine the return rate being that high. People don't want to go through the trouble to try and get their $20.00 back by complaining that a product is late, and many wouldn't do it in the first place if they actually end up receiving their product. So I'd just pay them off if I need to, giving them a certain amount of money back depending on how late it is and apologizing for the "backed up orders".
     
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    Um...there are entire threads dedicated to the method you're describing. And in those threads you will notice that customers care nothing about shipping. If you find the right niche that people are passionate about, you'll find that they will pay ANYTHING, despite how much you mark it up.

    The complaints are so far in between that you can just refund people when they complain and go about your business. More than one shop owner specifically tells their customers that their products are being shipped from China, and they will take 4-6 weeks to arrive. They still get orders. Just be honest with people. They'll be fine with it. Promise.
     
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    I was gonna do this method on a watch but saw someone alrdy selling the watch at Amazon for 20 cent cheaper than Aliexpress! PLUS prime shipping... i was like WTF and didn't bother.
     
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    You'd rather tell someone what the shipping times are before they order, rather than tell them with their tracking e-Mail? Don't you think the shipping times would turn some off?

    I'm not saying I'd hide shipping times or purposefully not declare them, but I'd make sure that the customer doesn't see them unless they click on an a small, uninteresting link within the main form on the order page.

    Does that make me a jerk? I'm still trying to decide.
     
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    Pay the extra 2 dollars for 10-15 day shipping. Only free shipping is that long.
     
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