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Dropshipping with Local Wholesalers

US & Worldwide Dropshipper Directories Wholesale2b SaleHoo Salehoo is a wholesale supplier directory service that connects dropshippers to suppliers. The New Zealand company has suppliers from countries from the United States, UK and Australia on their platform. Dropshippers use their sourcing tool to connect with suppliers, manufactures to get access to products at wholesale prices that they can sell to consumers. Many of Salehoo’s customers then sell the dropshipped goods via eBay, Amazon or Etsy to turn a profit. Salehoo also offers website templates so dropshippers can start their own online store via their platform. While their backend isn’t as powerful…

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Dropshipping with AliExpress

What is AliExpress AliExpress is a gigantic marketplace with a wide selection of products you can sell in your store. Because most of the AliExpress sellers are overseas manufacturers, their prices are very competitive. While AliExpress may position itself as an online retailer, most sellers on AliExpress understand that a large number of their customers are resellers and are much more interested in dropshipping. Dropshipping with AliExpress is very easy. There’s no upfront cost or fee, so you can test out products without any financial commitment. Many sellers on AliExpress have great product photos that you can use on your website,…

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How to Dropship: 24 Tips for Dropshipping

The video above from Oberlo has their 16 tips for Dropshipping but in addition to their great advice, below is our own list of tips. 1. Create a Strong Brand Identity A strong brand is memorable and recognizable. Having a strong brand identity can give you an edge over your competition, create trust and customer loyalty. A brand is much more than a company logo and color scheme, it provides a set of unwritten notions about how your company operates and what consumers expect of your brand. This is to say, you can have a strong brand identity for all…

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How to Use Google Trends for Product & Niche Research

Using Google Trends for Product & Niche Research What is Google Trends? Google Trends helps identify search trends and regional interest over time in any country. Want to know if a search term is increasing or decreasing in popularity? Google Trends can show that. Want to know if a search term is searched more often at different times of the year? Google Trends can show that. Want to know if a search term is more popular in a certain country? Google Trends can show that. Want to know if a search term is searched for on YouTube, Google Images, Google…

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Dropshipping Niche & Product Selection

How to Choose Your Products/Niche When it comes to creating your dropshipping store, the first question to ask yourself is: “What am I going to sell in my store?” You’ll need to establish if you’re going to create a general store (all and any products) or a niche store (specific to one category). Here are the benefits and cons for both: General Store: + Wider selection of products to choose from + Larger target audience + Able to target multiple niches – Usually lower conversion rate – Harder to target your audience Niche Store: + Easier to target the right people +…

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Advantages & Problems of Product Dropshipping

Advantages of Dropshipping Low Starting Cost The cost of starting an online dropshipping store is next to nothing. You can get started with an online store with as little as $30-50. Realistically, it’s more likely to be an investment of around $100-200 but that’s still insanely affordable in comparison to a traditional business, with start-up costs usually in the thousands. An online dropshipping store doesn’t require you to rent office space, buy specialized equipment, hire staff, buy, store or manage products like a traditional retail business. Your largest “costs” will be in choosing your eCommerce platform e.g. Shopify, buying and integrating…

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What is eCommerce 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. The biggest difference between dropshipping and the standard retail model is that the selling merchant doesn’t stock or own inventory. Instead, the merchant purchases inventory as needed from a third party – usually a wholesaler or manufacturer – to fulfill orders. There are 2 main approaches to eCommerce Dropshipping:…