July 25, 2018

The Negatives of Dropshipping (and How to Overcome Them!)

It feels like dropshipping has never been at a higher point than now. It makes sense—look at the some of the top Google searches related to it: You got excited and decided to research more? Then you undoubtedly came across these not so positive suggestions, too: The thing about dropshipping is that it seems like a quick and easy way to become a profitable location-independent business owner, but there are some downsides that might detract you from pursuing this venture. In this guide, we talk about the five most common challenges of dropshipping and our solutions to them. Dropshipping is too new This is a common myth, and the one that isn’t hard to understand—the popularity of dropshipping has multiplied over the past 5 years: However, dropshipping has actually been around for a long time—around 15 years!—and has also been […]
July 18, 2018

How to Make the Most of Your Dropshipping Customers and Leads

Attracting a lot of traffic to your dropshipping store definitely has its benefits. More people = more chance to sell, right? True. But more targeted traffic and loyal, recurring visitors = a profitable dropshipping store for a long time ahead. With some highly intentional marketing strategies, you can create a system that brings you new, highly relevant traffic consistently and increase the average customer value and the revenue you generate. Let’s get started! Go after the most targeted eCommerce traffic For your dropshipping leads and buyers to turn into loyal and recurring customers, you first want to ensure you’re attracting the right people and encourage them to naturally progress through your channels and store. There are several tips to keep in mind and implement to make this happen. Make their first touchpoint an experience Imagine this. You’ve been wanting to […]
July 11, 2018

How to Write Dropshipping Product Descriptions That Stand Out and Sell

Your product descriptions are important for two reasons: First, you want your products to be something your target customers can resonate with. This way, they can see it as something that fills their need. Secondly, you want to make sure search engines can understand what it is you’re selling in order to serve your ideal customers with your products when their needs materialize in the form of a Google search. If you’re tempted to simply go with the product descriptions you got from your supplier on AliExpress or just with any supplier description in general, this guide will change your mind and give you simple action steps to write brilliant product descriptions for your dropshipping store. First things first: why you need your own product descriptions When you first import products into your dropshipping store, using the existing descriptions looks […]
June 25, 2018

How to Win on Social Media With Your Dropshipping Store

The potential buyers for your dropshipping store are hanging out on social media, so that’s where you should be, right? It makes a lot of sense: online stores that have a social presence have 32% more sales on average than stores that don’t. The variety of content you can now create across social platforms is constantly growing and there probably hasn’t been as good time as now to be present on social media as an online store. However, there is a flipside to that: there are probably *too* many options, which can easily turn into a timesuck. You want to make sales, but doing too many things at once distracts you and dilutes your efforts—here are a few things to keep in mind: You don’t need to be on every platform. Below, we’ll talk about Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest, and […]
June 19, 2018

Dropshipping: a Simple and Profitable Sales Funnel

You did it. Your dropshipping store is up, you’ve filled it with great products you know sell easily, and you’re working with suppliers and systems you trust. There’s only one problem… You have no idea how to get anyone to find you. You want to rank in search, and understandably so: Google search drives the majority of eCommerce traffic, and it’s a long-term, sustainable way to go. However, SEO takes time. It can take several months to see results, and each day without traffic means you’re missing out on revenue from selling your dropshipped products. Luckily, there’s a solution: a simple, profitable funnel that will drive super-targeted traffic by focusing on a simple action and goal—a purchase—as well as recapture revenue from potential buyers who haven’t made up their minds yet. With paid traffic, even if you only have a […]
June 13, 2018

The Quick-Start Guide to SEO for Dropshipping

When you’re in business, nailing SEO—searching engine optimization—is magical. It is the most sustainable, long-term, “passive” way to get consistently high-quality traffic to your dropshipping store. I say “passive” with quotation marks because ranking highly on Google doesn’t happen by chance; it requires some work upfront and some maintenance over time. However, unlike constant social media posting, or even paid advertising, it’s pretty low-effort once you’ve done the groundwork. When you start ranking for the dropshipped products you sell, you become part of the picture in which: Around 3% of search traffic converts into sales, meaning every 1000 visitors from search will bring 30 new sales You attract some of the 81% of shoppers who conduct online research before they buy You get some of the 71% of consumers who click on a link on the first page of search […]
June 6, 2018

4 Steps to Finding a Perfect Dropshipping Supplier

Choosing dropshipping is like creating your own job. It’s a luxury few people get to experience. You get to take advantage of the flexibility of running the storefront of your shop, while someone else—your supplier—takes care of the logistics and the behind-the-scenes. The truth is that this operational side of the business only flows if you’re working with suppliers you can trust. This requires them to be: Consistent and reliable (so that your customers always receive the products and experiences they’ve signed up for) Affordable (to ensure you can make an actual profit) Reputable (so you never have to worry about unexpected developments) Finding dependable suppliers can turn into a huge time suck and even detract from staying on this eCommerce path you originally decided to take. It can literally outweigh all the advantages like flexibility and location independence. We’ve […]
May 30, 2018

The Guide to Finding Profitable Dropshipping Products

Selecting products for your dropshipping business is most likely one of the toughest parts of getting your store set up. Luckily, there are two wonderful things about dropshipping: You can take intentional action to understand which products are popular and profitable If a product isn’t selling as you expected, you haven’t lost any investment and you can easily swap the product and adjust your course This is a five-part guide on discovering the niche for your online store and choosing products you can dropship with a great return on your time and effort. The mastery of never getting bored of your online store Making money is much more enjoyable if you’re having fun while you’re working. Dropshipping is quite hands-off when it comes to the behind-the-scenes, but you still have to spend significant time surrounded by your niche. Because of […]
May 23, 2018

Dropshipping: What It Is, Why You Should Care, and How to Get Started

  Have you ever dreamed of having your own online store and the flexibility that comes with it? Global online retail sales are growing and is estimated to reach 8.8% of total retail spending in 2018. If there was ever an optimistic time to think of growing an eCommerce business, it’s now! With those numbers in mind, it’s easy to get excited about all the possibilities to run the whole show no matter where you are. But there’s a set of challenges that comes with it: you need to look after inventory, shipping, returns, and overall operations—and that can get complicated quickly. Luckily, there’s a solution: dropshipping. So what is dropshipping? At its core, dropshipping is the business model that enables a person or a company to sell products that they don’t physically own, keep in stock, or manually ship […]