Friday, 2 March 2018

What is dropshipping and other FAQ

What is dropshipping?

Dropshipping is a retail fulfillment method where a store doesn't keep the products it sells in stock. Instead, when a store sells a product, it purchases the item from a third party and has it shipped directly to the customer. As a result, the merchant never sees or handles the product.

With dropshipping, store owners can sell and ship products to their customers without actually seeing the products. After you sell a product, you simply buy it from a supplier and have it shipped directly to the customer

How do I find suppliers?

AliExpress dropshipping is the new trend. It’s a way to easily start your first business or boost your current store’s efficiency. You copy the product from AliExpress to your store, set your own prices/markups, and after you sell a product, you purchase it from AliExpress and have it shipped directly to your customer.

Why would anyone buy from me over Amazon?

You won’t be competing with Amazon on price. In fact, most of the sellers you’ll find on AliExpress are also using Amazon and eBay to sell their products.

However, you will be reaching your customers first. For example, if you’re selling wooden sunglasses, Amazon isn’t buying ads on Facebook targeting beach-goers in California with the same product. That's a huge advantage for your business.

How long would my customers wait for their orders to arrive?

First, ensure you're using ePacket shipping. It's a quick, affordable and trackable shipping option from China to countries like the U.S., Canada, Australia, U.K., and more. With the now popular ePacket delivery option, it takes
only 7-14 days to reach the US.

Second, as long as you communicate the shipping time to your customers, and you deliver on what you promise, most customers won’t care.

Can I automate the process?

Definitely yes. It’s easier with tools like Oberlo if your store is built on Shopify. Dropshipping from AliExpress makes all parties equally happy. AliExpress as a platform gets its share of revenue, suppliers sell their product, and you make profits.

But I dont know how to build an online store?

Not a problem. You can get a professional online store for as low as $50 here.

How do I make profit?

If a set was selling on Aliexpress for around $10 and you were able to
sell it for almost $30 after deducting all costs, fees, discounts, shipping you could earn almost $15 in net profit on each sale. 100 sales is $1500 in profit and it become a game of numbers.

1 comment:

  1. Great point, You can read more about how to start affiliate marketing for dropshipping products and How to Choose a Niche for Dropshipping? here:


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