7 Facebook Advertising Mistakes That Can Hurt Your Business

Do you keep promoting your dropshipping store on Facebook with no results? Perhaps, you’re doing it wrong! Here’s a list of Facebook advertising mistakes you should avoid.

Facebook is a great platform to advertise a product or service, especially for a small business. With over 2.7 million people using Facebook every month, one can reach any target audience for a reasonable fee.

However, things don’t always go as planned. Sometimes entrepreneurs keep spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars, but the sales just won’t rise. Some people even think they’re wasting money and switch to other promotion channels.

There can be many reasons for it – from a wrong niche choice to common advertising mistakes. Let’s see what they are.

Facebook advertising mistakes: #1 Testing each and every product idea

We at AliDropship often recommend testing everything before investing money. This includes selecting products to dropship, choosing Facebook creatives and ad types, customizing target audience and so on and so forth. The point is you can’t be absolutely sure what will work and what won’t, which is why testing comes first.

But too much of a good thing is good for nothing! Some dropshippers start testing each and every product from AliExpress they find interesting despite the fact that even a little testing requires investments. As a result, people spend small sums of money here and there, but after a month, the total amount spent equals hundreds of dollars.

Here’s what you need to remember: making Facebook ad mistakes is Ok. They’re inevitable. The question is how often you make them and how much they cost you.

Solution

Whenever you find a product or when a product idea just suddenly occurs to you, the desire to test it is understandable. But there are other methods of evaluating dropshipping goods before launching a real ad on Facebook.

In one of my previous articles, I described how our team tests product ideas. The best part of it that you only have to pay for an ad analyzing platform. In our case it was AdSpy which isn’t cheap, but you can use the cheaper BigSpy. Every other step won’t cost you a penny.

This way you will be able to sieve away the worst of your ideas without having to pay for test ads on Facebook.

Mistake #2: Not paying attention to product pages

One may think that this has little to do with Facebook mistakes: after all, this problem lies in your website rather than in advertising. But the truth is that in digital marketing, landing pages are as important as ads leading to them.

When someone clicks on your Facebook ad, it means he or she is interested. But it doesn’t mean this person has a serious intention to buy. When users get to your product page, they can still leave if they don’t like it.

Solution

Your tasks here are:

  • Not to scare away potential customers
  • Convince them that the product is good and buying here is safe

To do that, you need high-quality photos as well as videos and GIFs if available so that visitors could see all the details or how the product works.

Detailed description is another important part of a good product page as it can tell potential buyers about the product’s materials and dimensions, about the purchase condition, shipping options, etc.

Also, make sure to import customer reviews with real customer-made photos because they are the best testimonials you can ever have.

Here you can learn more about how to make a perfect dropshipping product page. Also, you’re welcome to watch this experience-based, FREE webinar on running a successful dropshipping store: everything from creating a powerful product page to launching a winning promo strategy is covered!

Facebook advertising mistake #3: Wrong ads

This category embraces a number of Facebook ad mistakes one can make.

First of all, beginner dropshippers often invest a lot of money in an ad campaign that uses low-quality creatives, i.e. ads. The problem may lie in the quality of pictures, your ad’s thumbnail, the calls to action you use, what ad copy you write, etc.

Ok, sometimes you just happen to create a bad ad. But the mistake here is to keep spending money on something that clearly isn’t working.

This leads us to the second common mistake – not to test different creatives. Often you can’t be certain what your potential customer will or will not like, what will or will not draw their attention. That’s why we recommend creating several ads, testing them and picking the best performing one.

The third Facebook mistake is not to use video ads. Using pictures is certainly easier than looking for a suitable video on AliExpress and then making an ad from it. But in practice, a single video ad can be much more effective than several banners.

Solution

To summarize the above, always create several ads and test them. If you see that one of them isn’t working, turn it off before it “eats up” all your budget. Finally, whenever possible, use video ads.

Read this article to learn how to make great ads for Facebook.

#4 Not optimizing Facebook advertising campaigns when they run

Even when you test ads before picking one and investing larger budgets in an ad campaign, there are still surprises awaiting you. How an ad performs can reveal new details about audience targeting. As the campaign keeps running, you can accumulate enough data to change the original settings.

However, some entrepreneurs simply ignore these new facts.

A similar mistake is when dropshippers make up targeting strategies based on their subjective feelings and keep running these campaigns despite the new information.

Solution

A good entrepreneur never stops analyzing his or her ad campaigns or targeting strategy. Whenever the statistics show that something can be changed for the better, they do so.

#5 Running Facebook advertising campaigns with no strategy in mind

One of the worst Facebook ad mistakes is to launch a campaign (or several) with no particular expectations or plans.

First of all, you shouldn’t expect them to work if they don’t have a clear goal, or a clear target audience, or your ad copy is just a random text written with no regard to the audience’s interests and needs.

The second problem is that such a campaign… can actually work. On the one hand, it’s good. On the other hand, this approach will hardly work again. But this time, you will have no idea why your ads aren’t working anymore because last time it worked all right and what should you do about it?!

Solution

Always do your homework. Analyze potential customers, write interesting ad copies, make relevant videos and banners, analyze your mistakes and improve your ads.

#6 Not trying new Facebook advertising audiences

Picking the right target audience is a very difficult task. Even after the initial analysis, you still have to test them on real ads or PPE campaigns before making the final decision. Most businesses on Facebook use the social media’s “interests” to define their target audiences. However, this method has its limits.

Not always can you define which “interests” will correlate with your product. AliDropship’s team had plenty of cases when they discovered new “interests” long after the initial campaign was launched.

Besides, these “interests” reflect people’s hobbies or concerns, but a target audience is a much more complicated concept. That’s why by sticking to your initial target audience, you may be missing other opportunities to make money.

Solution

Along with the target audience built mostly on the basis of Facebook interests, you should consider using a lookalike audience.

In simple terms, a lookalike audience is created by Facebook based on the behavior of users who visit your site, react to your ads, etc. The platform analyzes this data and looks for similar Facebook users to show them your ads. Read our Facebook lookalike manual to learn more.

#7 Making your Facebook audience too small

Most entrepreneurs realize that targeting every single user on Facebook is useless and too expensive. If you sell female clothing, there’s no point advertising these goods to men. That’s why we need a target audience.

However, by narrowing down the circle of potential customers, you risk making your Facebook audience too small. Although such targeting can (and most likely will) be effective, one can hardly expect a large profit since there are too few potential buyers.

Solution

Instead of sticking to small audiences, sometimes it is more efficient to target more users even if the conversion rate of such advertising campaigns drops. 2% may seem like less than 5%. But 2% of a thousand is much more than 5% of a hundred.

If you don’t want to make these or other Facebook advertising mistakes, you can subscribe to our Premium Products service. Every week, we will send you new dropshipping products which we tested in our self-owned shops. Moreover, along with product data, we also share marketing materials and target audience recommendations.

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Looking For Helpful Dropshipping Tools? Let’s Learn How To Combine AliDropship Add-Ons!

AliDropship offers a wide range of dropshipping tools including various add-ons for our plugin. This article is devoted to how you can combine AliDropship add-ons to achieve the maximum results.

AliDropship add-ons are additional software tools that extend the functionality of online stores built with the AliDropship plugin. These dropshipping tools are designed to increase the rate of conversion, the average order value or to improve the image of your online store.

However, it’s not a good idea to turn on all the add-ons simultaneously. Some of them perform similar functions, which makes certain combinations incompatible. Besides, some add-ons add widgets or banners to your website, and having too many of such elements can annoy potential customers, thus scaring them away.

Of course, those starting a dropshipping business can hardly foresee these issues. That’s why I am going to offer you a few possible combinations of AliDropship add-ons which won’t cause such problems.

Dropshipping tools useful in any combinations

This list contains AliDropship add-ons which don’t cause compatibility issues nor make your site look like a Christmas tree.

Promo Banner

This AliDropship add-on adds a banner to the top of your site in order to notify visitors about seasonal promotions. Users can choose out of 24 templates, set the required time period and enjoy the results.

Screenshot of the Promo Banner add-on used on a dropshipping website

This is one of the most useful automation tools to benefit from holiday promotions. At the same time, the banner is the only modification the add-on makes, which doesn’t annoy potential buyers.

Abandoned Cart

This add-on is another example of automated dropshipping tools. It sends automatic emails to site visitors who added a dropshipping product to the shopping cart but didn’t proceed to checkout. Thus, it’s a must for remarketing.

Screenshot of the Abandoned Cart add-on settings

The add-on adds no visual elements to your site’s design and does not interfere with the work of other tools, so it’s totally safe to use it in any combination. Besides, it’s FREE.

Reviews Page

This tool lets you import customer reviews from AliExpress and organize them into a tidy list. You can either add them to any page you want or create a stand-alone page with all the reviews of a given product.

Example of customers' reviews created with the Reviews Page add-on

The tool makes a small change to your site’s navigation bar, and that’s pretty much it. It’s a good choice for entrepreneurs wishing to earn customer trust.

SEO Image Optimizer

This add-on is one of your most important dropshipping tools in 2020. Today people are impatient, which makes it extremely important to provide high loading speed for your website.

SEO Image Optimizer can compress all the images used in your site. It also adds alt tags to images, thus improving the site’s search engine optimization.

Additional dropshipping tool for optimizing site images for SEO - before and after

The tool creates no widgets or other visual elements on sites and doesn’t interfere with the work of other add-ons.

My Suppliers

In order to succeed in this business, one needs good products coming from reliable dropshipping suppliers. This particular dropshipping management tool provides users with a list of their acting suppliers and their stats so that you could see how many products come from each partner, how well they sell and so on.

My Suppliers add-on showing the list of active dropshipping suppliers and their stats

Since this add-on only gathers statistics, it won’t cause compatibility issues.

Social media promoters

With social networks playing a huge role for small businesses in general and dropshipping in particular, it is highly important to develop this part. That’s why AliDropship has created three dropshipping tools designed to enhance your social media performance. They are:

Since none of these add-ons affect the inner work of dropshipping sites nor their outlook, they can be used in any combination with other add-ons.

Purchase Upsell

Unlike other AliDropship add-ons, this one doesn’t manifest itself until after a site visitor makes a purchase. It replaces the Thank You page of your store with a page promoting another product. Thus, Purchase Upsell doesn’t interfere with other add-ons.

Earrings offered through the Purchase Upsell pop-up window on a dropshipping store

AliShipping

If you’re selling products to one country, you need the cheapest and fastest shipping method. All other options available on AliExpress become unwanted. However, if you want to send goods to different countries, you may need more than one shipping option.

AliShipping allows you to import shipping methods from AliExpress so that customers could choose the most suitable on their own.

AliShipping settings allowing users to import shipping options from AliExpress to their dropshipping stores

WARNING! AliShipping can cause malfunctioning if combined with the following add-ons: Gift Box, Upsell, Purchase Upsell and Product Bundle. If you want to combine them, make sure you test their compatibility as certain settings may cause problems. For example, one of the add-ons may charge customers for shipping while another add-on offers the same product as a gift.

Recommended AliDropship add-on combos

Since different add-ons perform different tasks, one can combine them to focus all the efforts on one single objective. Here are a few recommendations on how you can combine AliDropship add-ons.

Dropshipping tools for raising conversion

There’s no doubt that dropshipping is dependent on many aspects including reliable suppliers, fine goods, high-quality customer service, fast order fulfilment, etc. However, all these aspects will have little effect if you can’t successfully convert site visitors into buyers.

The following combination of AliDropship add-ons will help you convince visitors to make purchases, which is especially important for recently built dropshipping businesses.

1. Gift Box

This add-on lets you create various gift offers including discounts on particular products. Moreover, the add-on adds a widget to your site to inform visitors about the current offers. This particular function of Gift Box can be used to tempt potential customers, thus increasing the site’s conversion rate.

Dropshipping online store with the Gift Box add-on installed

2. Urgency

The Urgency add-on lets you customize product pages of any goods and display the number of people who viewed the product, or added it to cart or bought it.

A product page on a dropshipping website that uses the Urgency add-on

All these elements create the feeling that visitors are dealing with a popular and trusted shop. Moreover, it adds a countdown timer to the checkout page to create a sense of urgency and motivate customers to make a decision quickly.

3. Countdown Timer

This is another dropshipping tool designed to create a sense of urgency by adding a countdown timer under product images telling visitors that a sale is coming to an end and they should hurry to make use of the limited offer.

Screenshot of a dropshipping tool that adds countdown timers to product images

However, we do not recommend putting such timers on every single product in your store – choose those you are currently promoting on social media.

4. Bulk Discounts

You may also want to add the Bulk Discounts add-on to this combo as it lets you offer discounts to buyers if they purchase products in quantities.

Example of how the Bulk Discounts add-on changes product pages adding bulk options

However, keep in mind that this strategy works best when you deal with affordable goods that can be consumed in large quantities – for example, certain fashion jewelry types, certain toys, spare parts, etc.

Dropshipping tools for increasing the average order size

If the conversion rate is not a problem for your business, you might want to increase the average amount of money buyers spend. To do it, use the following combination of AliDropship add-ons.

1. Gift Box

Apart from simple discount offers on a particular product, the Gift Box add-on can also create incentives in exchange for bigger orders. For example, you can offer customers a free product or a discount under the condition that they spend a certain amount of money. It’s a simple, yet efficient way to convince site visitors to spend more.

Screenshot of a dropshipping website that uses the Gift Box add-on with the order size threshold

2. Bulk Discounts

This add-on lets you offer simple discounts on larger orders. It is usually super effective when you sell small and cheap objects which people often buy in quantities such as socks, spoons, buttons, etc. But it can also work with regular products as well such as T-shirts, sports water bottles, etc. Often people purchase another item for friends or relatives.

This add-on is also a good choice if your store can’t go into black no matter what you do. Our team says the Bulk Discount add-on always helps in such situations.

3. Upsell

This is a simple, yet very useful add-on if you want to make your customers buy more. It adds a You May Also Like box to the shopping cart of your store allowing you to offer additional products. You can attach such an offer to particular goods or a category.

Product page that uses the Upsell add-on as an additional dropshipping tool

4. Purchase Upsell

Since Purchase Upsell doesn’t interfere with other add-ons in any way, you’ve got no reasons not to use it in your store for increasing the average order size.

Dropshipping tools for seasonal offers

Holidays are a great time for shopping. But potential customers also expect sales, discounts and giveaways during holidays. Therefore, any dropshipping store can make use of the following combination of add-ons.

1. Promo Banner

This add-on not only lets you inform site visitors of seasonal offers but also creates mood. When the holidays are over, you can simply turn it off.

2. Product Bundle

This add-on can create bundle offers by combining three products from your inventory into a single set. You can offer either a discount as a reward for customers, or a free product, or nothing at all. The latter is used to simply recommend certain product combinations to customers.

Dropshipping tool that creates product bundles for your online store

3. Gift Box

Since people often expect gifts during holidays, you may also want to use the Gift-Box add-on.

Since both Product Bundle and Gift Box let you create discounts or offer products for free, you should be careful when using both of them simultaneously. Although they don’t cause bugs of any kind, there’s a chance you accidentally use them on one and the same product, thus making the discount too high to make any profit.

4. Upsell

It’s also a good idea to use the Upsell add-on to keep customers informed of other products they may like. After all, during holidays we always tend to spend more than we should, right?

Dropshipping tools for earning customer trust

Newly created dropshipping stores often suffer from the fact that most visitors don’t trust them. They doubt pretty much everything – the quality of the goods, your inventory source, and even the legitimacy of your business.

To improve this, one can use the following combination of AliDropship add-ons.

1. Customers Gallery

We all read customers’ reviews before making a decision. Moreover, reviews that contain customer-made photos are the best testimonials ever.

Customers Gallery lets you showcase your store’s inventory by demonstrating photos made by customers. Besides, this add-on is FREE.

Dropshipping tool that uses customer-made photos to demonstrate the store's inventory

2. Recent Sales Pop-up

This add-on creates pop-up banners on your site that tell visitors what products were recently bought by other customers, thus earning their trust. The add-on offers a lot of customization options to suit any business.

Screenshot of AliDropship add-on that adds a recent-sales pop-up widget

3. Social Rabbit Plugin

If you want potential clients to trust you, let them see your social media page. SMM is extremely important for small businesses, which is why you should pay a lot of attention to developing this direction. Social Rabbit offers a wide range of functions and can make this task much easier by automating part of the work.

Media gallery of the Social Rabbit plugin by AliDropship

4. Urgency

Among other functions, this tool also adds a number of trust badges to product pages, which helps you convince visitors that you can be trusted.

Trust badges created by the Urgency add-on for AliDropship websites

Beginner’s Set

Also, consider purchasing AliDropship’s Beginner’s Set of add-ons designed for those who have recently started a dropshipping business. The set will help you manage and grow your store. This package includes the following add-ons:

  • Urgency
  • Product Bundle
  • Previews Page
  • Promo Banner
  • SEO Image Optimizer
  • My Suppliers

By purchasing the set, you save $52.

Add-on Bundle

This package was designed for marketing purposes so that you could use the combined power of the six add-ons to boost product visibility in social media and search channels. The set includes the following add-ons:

  • Countdown Timer
  • Facebook Business
  • Recent Sales Pop-Up
  • Google Merchant
  • Upsell
  • Social Rabbit Plugin

By purchasing this package, you save $63.

A few more tips

You can always create your own combinations of add-ons. Simply think about what goals you should pursue and what kind of products you sell.

For example, soldering stations can hardly benefit from the Bulk Discounts add-on because nobody would buy more than one of these products. But potential customers will certainly be glad to see a discount: after all, these goods are quite costly.

Contrariwise, people will be glad to get a discount for ordering not just one but several batteries. So in this case, using Bulk Discounts is a good idea.

Also, consider using different combinations for differently priced categories or in cases when one of them clearly requires a higher conversion rate and another one needs more proof that you can be trusted.

The list of AliDropship add-ons gets updated regularly. So, don’t forget to get back to see new dropshipping tools.

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Everything You Need When You Buy A Dropshipping Business

Do you want to buy a dropshipping business but are not sure how this all works? Keep reading to learn what it takes to make a new online store.

Some people who want to start an online business have little knowledge of how websites work, what a CMS is or the difference between plugins and add-ons. Although AliDropship provides comprehensive information on these and other topics, these articles and videos are located in different sections of our site.

Therefore, we’ve decided to compile these pieces into a single text. From this article, you will learn what exactly you get after purchasing AliDropship’s solutions, what they are necessary for and where you can read more about them. Regard this as a list of everything you need when you buy a dropshipping business from AliDropship.

Domain name & hosting

Before moving on to more complicated stuff, I’d like to say a few words on what these two are.

A domain name is your website’s name, the one with the “.com” or “.net” parts at the end. It serves as an identification code for site pages just like a postal address on a house. Here are a few things you should remember.

If you have purchased only the AliDropship plugin, you have to buy a domain name on your own. If you have purchased one of our ready-made solutions, you don’t have to do it: the product is handed to you along with your new domain name.

You actually cannot buy and own a domain name but rather rent it for a year. It also means that you must pay again in order to renew your domain.

Hosting is a service allowing you to store website data (its content) on a server by renting a certain amount of space on a computer called a server. While a domain name is similar to a postal address, hosting is similar to an apartment of a building where you want to keep your furniture and stuff, i.e. your website. Without it, internet users cannot receive the site’s data such as its structure, pictures, texts, etc.

Just like domain names, hosting services must be renewed every year if you want your site to keep working. But there’s no risk someone will take away your server space if you forget to pay in time. Even if it happens, hosting providers will find another server for you.

You can buy hosting either from one of various providers or from AliDropship here.

And here you can learn how to buy a domain name and connect it to web hosting.

WordPress and your website

Sometimes people have trouble trying to understand what WordPress is and how it’s related to their new website.

WordPress is a content management system, i.e. a software application for building and customizing content. In this case, WordPress serves as a platform for creating websites.

The AliDropship plugin and dropshipping stores based on it will only work on WordPress. However, despite this, you DON’T need to register an account on WordPress to get access to your new dropshipping site.

All you need is to install WordPress with CPanel and save the login and password to the admin panel of your site. Remember: you need to download it from WordPress.org – not WordPress.com.

WordPress installation for a dropshipping store

Note that the AliDropship plugin can also be installed on WooCommerce.

WooCommerce is an ecommerce plugin for WordPress that allows you to create different types of ecommerce business. So, technically speaking, AliDropship can work as a plugin for WooCommerce, which is in turn a plugin for WordPress.

All customers who purchase AliDropship, get both the original and the Woo versions and can use any of them. However, note that you can activate the plugin only on one site, so building two stores (one on WP and one on WooCommerce) with one license key is impossible.

AliDropship plugin

In order to start your dropshipping business, you need to install the AliDropship plugin to your WordPress site. The ready-made dropshipping businesses for sale our company offers (Custom Stores, Premium Stores and Established Stores) are also built on this plugin.

The plugin is what lets you customize the website, import products from AliExpress, arrange them into categories and subcategories, edit product pages and order goods from suppliers. But its main function is to help you process dropshipping orders.

If you’re having trouble, use our Primary Website Setup Bundle. We’ll install the WordPress and the plugin for you within 4 business days.

Themes (templates) & design

If you purchase only the plugin, you will have to customize the site’s design on your own. The first thing you need to do is to choose a theme. The plugin comes with a few free themes.

Themes are layout templates that determine the site’s structure, the size of banners and product images, the location of categories and so on.

AliDropship themes for WordPress and Ecommerce websites

Any theme can be customized further: you can pick colors, turn off certain blocks, upload banners and change texts. Some templates also allow you to change the functionality of certain elements as well (for instance, how the shopping cart works).

Customers who buy one of the ready-made solutions get dropshipping stores designed by our team, so there’s no need to worry about customization.

Although you can change how the site looks at any time, I don’t recommend playing with it unless you’re a professional designer or an artist. If you definitely want to customize your store and change the initial color palette, read the article on color psychology to get a few tips.

You can also use our Theme Switching service. Our team will change your current template, create new design elements for the site and customize it the way you want.

Dropshipping products

Along with the AliDropship plugin, you get access to our own database of best-performing AliExpress goods. We offer the first 50 imports for free, and you can buy more import packages at any time.

Premium and Established stores contain an ever-changing number of goods. As for customers who purchase Custom Stores, they get a number of pre-selected goods depending on what package they chose – 50, 100 or 200 respectively.

Products for AliDropship Custom Store

At any time, all store owners can import products directly from AliExpress. Just make sure you edit the corresponding product pages.

Those who don’t want to spend time and money on finding and testing top dropshipping products to sell, can subscribe to AliDropship’s Premium Products service. It’ll let you get new, best-performing goods imported to your store automatically every week along with marketing materials and recommendations on how to promote them on Facebook and Instagram.

Payment gateways

When you buy a dropshipping business, you also need to set up payment gateways.

Payment gateways are merchant services that allow customers to pay for the products on your online store with credit and debit cards. PayPal, Stripe and 2Checkout are some of the most popular ones. Here’s the full list of payment gateways for the original plugin and the list of gateways available for its Woo version.

If you don’t want to set up the gateways on your own, consider our AliDropship Plugin Setup service which includes payment gateway integrations among other things.

AliDropship add-ons (Optional)

Here you can not only buy a dropshipping business, but a number of additional tools to increase your profit margins, the average order value, automate certain tasks, etc.

These add-ons are software components compatible with the AliDropship plugin that enhance its work. They perform different additional functions. After buying and installing one, you will see a new tab in your site’s dashboard. There you can activate the license key, and the add-on will start operating.

Add-ons for AliDropship websites

Sometimes people use terms like “apps” and “plugins” to refer to them, which causes confusion. That’s why we call them add-ons.

Here are a few things to know about them:

  • Buying add-ons for the AliDropship plugin is totally optional as the plugin will work fine without them.
  • To make sure they work properly, one has to update them as new versions get available.
  • One add-on can be activated only on one site, so there’s no way to use one and the same add-on for multiple ecommerce stores.
  • All add-ons are one-time payments.

Check out the list of all AliDropship add-ons here. You can also use our Add-ons Setup service.

Corporate emails

Another thing you’re going to need is a number of accounts for email services:

  • An email for your customer support service. It usually looks like support@yourdomain.com.
  • One for sending notifications. The most commonly used services are SMTP and Pipepost.
  • One for email marketing. We usually use Mailchimp and Aweber.
  • An email for social media. You can either use your regular gmail account or create a new one for your store.

Social media accounts

After you buy a dropshipping business, you will also need to create social media pages. Facebook and Instagram are probably the best choice as they provide access to a large number of users. In this case, you will also have to create a Facebook Business account to launch advertising campaigns.

AliExpress account

Lastly, you’re going to need a regular AliExpress account. Remember, although you can contact AliExpress sellers and make agreements directly, you order products just like a regular customer.

Moreover, the account is needed to get access to AliExpress Dropshipping Center, a useful tool for analyzing goods.

These are all the basic things you are going to need when you buy a dropshipping business from AliDropship. Are you ready to start an ecommerce store?

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Ecommerce In The Middle East: What You Need To Know

Do you happen to live in the Middle East? Are you keen on starting your own ecommerce business in the Middle East but worried about running into various obstacles? Well, today we are going to clear up the most frequently asked questions about the industry of ecommerce in the Middle East, so you can start earning with dropshipping! 

The ecommerce industry is rapidly growing and evolving. According to studies and statistics, the Middle Eastern region is one of the fastest growing ecommerce markets in the entire world. Although it is still far from achieving an ecommerce hub status like the United States or European markets, the region is still expecting to experience sufficient growth.

And with dropshipping, what better way to start your business venture? This model has many benefits that make it so widely appreciated and used. Among its advantages, there’s an opportunity to start a business from anywhere in the world. This includes the Middle East!

We have observed an incredible volume of rising interest towards dropshipping in the Middle East from people that live in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and many more. That’s why we have decided to clear up some key aspects about the process of creating a dropshipping store and running such a business in this region.

In this article we will cover the essentials to starting a business in the Middle East, why this business is worth starting, how to dropship to or from your market, and different business aspects that require extra attention.

Ecommerce in the Middle East: general thoughts

Creating a dropshipping business can sound challenging at first but be sure, anyone can do it regardless of their age or knowledge background.

In the next couple of years, the Middle Eastern region, and the Gulf region specifically, are expecting to hit exponential growth spurts. The ecommerce in the Middle East market is estimated to reach 69 billion dollars in 2020. Thus, almost doubling in size in just a few years!

What is the cause of such an increase? A huge part of the younger population is progressing towards constant smartphone usage and drives to fulfill orders online. Additionally, according to various trends, 56% of shoppers shop using their mobile phones.

Additionally, this region has one of the youngest populations in the world, where the median age is 22 y.o.while the global median age is 28 years old.

Another factor is that Internet penetration in the Middle Eastern region is among the highest worldwide. Amidst the local population, it amounted to 67.2%, compared to the global average of 56.5%.

What’s more, over a quarter (29%) of the Middle Eastern consumers make online purchases each month.

The UAE alone leads the region in internet penetration, with more than 80% in the state. This is one of the biggest percentages in the world! Furthermore, it has the world’s highest social media penetration, while Saudi Arabia had the highest social media user growth on the planet.

Ecommerce in the Middle East: How to start a dropshipping business 

Dropshipping in the Gulf: Dubai landscape

Among the many benefits of the dropshipping business, you can start selling products with ease, and with minimal startup costs. The general process of starting a dropshipping online store is no different from any other part of the world. However, upon starting the business, you need to carefully think through the plan to establish it.

What do you need to start your business?

Find a promising niche 

The number one thing you need to focus on is to find a profitable niche, as it directly impacts your business success. For this, you’re going to have to spend some time researching various markets.

You can try to do it yourself or you can turn to one of our alternative solutions.

Be sure to find a niche that you are, at the very least, familiar with. Being an expert in what you do significantly improves customer experience, as you’ll be able to provide help if there are any issues.

In fact, the most popular type of a dropshipping company is one where the owner deals products and services that he is interested in.

Discover trustworthy suppliers and products with high selling potential

The next step, after you’ve managed to find your niche, is to search for the best products to dropship.

You can try to find them yourself, by analyzing the latest trends and demands of certain products with the help of different analytical tools.

Or keep up with our solutions to get numerous ideas for your future online store.

Create an online store

After you have successfully found a niche and the products you are going to dropship, it’s the time to launch an online store.

How can you do it? Actually, there are multiple opportunities for you to achieve this with AliDropship. And the best part? You don’t have to be a computer genius to do this!

All it takes is a few clicks and you’ll receive a perfectly operational store that meets your preferences.

Ecommerce in the Middle East: Legislation and regulation aspects 

Dropshipping in the Gulf: Abu Dhabi landscape

As you know by now, it is incredibly easy to start and launch a dropshipping business. Although, entrepreneurs from this region should be informed about certain aspects for the benefit of their business. Now, let’s look at some of the region-specific aspects more closely.

Ecommerce in the United Arab Emirates

We have a whole separate article on this wonderful country, so be sure to check that out! Nevertheless, here we will cover the most frequently asked questions from entrepreneurs from this region.

Regardless of your type of business, in the UAE, to start selling anything you need to officially register your business and receive a license. If you are going to sell products online you are going to  require an Ecommerce License. In case you are going to sell products in a physical store, you need a trading license.

To establish an online company, you will need to register a license with the Department of Economic Development (DED).

It is important to mention that if you are going to sell foreign products, you need a trading license. However, if you are going to deal with products from local markets, an ecommerce license should be enough.

The cost of such a license mainly depends on the region of the business establishment, the type of business activities, the number of partnerships, and so on. In many cases, the license price ranges from $1,500 or more.

It is a mandatory requirement from the government to register your business. If you don’t follow the requirements, you risk facing fines and will be obliged to pay from $1,500 to $15,000.

Since a large part of the population are deemed as expats, they have somewhat different requirements. Within the region, for expats to open a business they must partner with local representatives. It can be either an individual or a local business. And more often than not, they don’t have any responsibilities, besides managing procedures of acquiring visas or applying for licenses and permits.

Furthermore, the business’ expatriates also require licenses, even if they are not selling to their local markets and are planning to sell worldwide.

Ecommerce in Saudi Arabia 

Saudi Arabia is a large country with a growing market of enthusiastic and internet-savvy consumers. Recently there has been a new law issued that ensures the safety of both businesses and buyers. It applies to both registered and unregistered businesses that are engaged in offering products and services to Saudi customers.

The new regulations have the following requirements:

Obligations to disclose information

The owner of the online store has to show the following data on the store:

  • Contact details
  • Name, and address, if it is not registered with an e-store certification authority (i.e., Maroof)
  • Name on the commercial registration certificate (if applicable)
  • Privacy policy
  • VAT number (if applicable).

Protection of personal data

  • Consumer’s personal data has to be protected from any access to it, disclosure, alteration or illegitimate processing
  • Consumer’s personal and electronic communication data must not be retained beyond the period required for the ecommerce transaction, unless the consumer and service provider agree otherwise
  • If an ecommerce service provider is hacked and consumer information is obtained, the service provider must report the breach to the MoCI within three (3) days
  • Etc.

Consumer right to terminate the ecommerce agreement and return products

  • A consumer can cancel the online agreement and complete a full refund within 7 days following the date of the receipt
  • There are certain conditions where the consumer is not eligible for a refund, more on that here.

Those who don’t comply with the new law risk being banned permanently or temporarily and are subject to certain sanctions, like a warning, a fine, or a suspension.

To ensure that you’re a legitimate business, you should consider registering your online store with Maroof. This is a website created by the Saudi Government to set up a verification program to ensure the legitimacy of websites. This is not a requirement, but a simple recommendation for the betterment of your online business.

Ecommerce in Qatar

Like many other regions in the Middle East, Qatar’s ecommerce market is steadily growing. Although not as fast as the others, the numbers are still consistently rising. In 2015 the market was at 1.2 billion dollars and in 2019 it increased to 2.20 billion dollars. This number is expected to increase by 2020 and amount to 3.2 billion dollars.

Starting an ecommerce business in Qatar, you are first and foremost obliged to legally register it, so that your business can function without any problems. Without proper registration, you won’t be able to import any products or open a bank account.

Additionally, you need to ensure that you’ve specified your activity as “ecommerce” or “Trading through Internet” in your Commercial Registration before you start trading online.

When it comes to legal technicalities, one way you can minimize the obligations is to conduct your business in the so-called free trade zones in the Middle East. Here your business will get a few benefits, for example, in some areas you can get partial or complete exemptions from tax obligations. 

Overall thoughts on legislation in the Middle East

Usually, dropshipping business is an enterprise that you can effortlessly start with no drawbacks or excessive startup costs. However, you need to comply with the laws and regulations of the country you are operating in. Specifically, it’s crucial when it comes to registering your business.

Be registering your business you protect your personal possessions and finances in case of any disputes from you clients. And if your business isn’t recognized as an entity, you might be considered a fraud.

Of course, you can ignore any requirements concerning business regulations, but by doing so, you risk being fined or even having your business terminated.

Please remember to consult your local law representatives for a better understanding of what laws you need to oblige.

Ecommerce in the Middle East: details to focus on

Dropshipping in the Gulf: Oman landscape

Even though dropshipping represents a unique opportunity to establish an online store, certain aspects need to be kept in mind when starting a business in the Middle East.

Payment gateways

Since you are going to sell products online, you must set up secure payment gateway options. What payment method is the most popular in this region? In the Middle East, there are several paying methods: credit card payment, cash on delivery, and prepaid systems. Though the preferable payment method of choice for online purchases is cash on delivery – about 62%.

Ecommerce businesses with a license have permission to open bank accounts in local banks to receive payments for their sales. Middle Eastern ecommerce businesses don’t have a lot of options when it comes to choosing a payment gateway.

The most commonly used gateways, which AliDropship supports, include:

  • Paypal
  • Tap (works only in countries that are located in the Middle East)
  • 2Checkout

Shipping to the Middle East

For ecommerce in the Middle East, long shipping and delivery times can push away lots of potential customers.

In this region, ecommerce entrepreneurs are recommended to cooperate with local suppliers. This is particularly true for dropship business owners who cooperate with suppliers from China. In many occasions the product delivery times can last from 30 to 60 days.

That’s an impressive amount of waiting time, and not everyone is willing to wait for that long. Unless, of course, the goods are exclusive and cannot be shipped from anywhere else.

To avoid long shipping times, you can simply partner with AliExpress suppliers who have a warehouse located near your target region: let’s say, for example, in Turkey. This can significantly lower the shipping times and ensure the satisfaction of your customers. For more details on how you can find a supplier who stocks the products near your location, kindly read this article.

An alternative option is AliExpress Direct.

It is a premium service for customers from the Middle East, specifically Saudi Arabia and the UAE. The courier will deliver the order directly to your door. You might be wondering what are the shipping times? It takes approximately 7 to 15 days for your package to arrive. Also, even if you ordered from different suppliers, all your items will be placed in one order.

For UAE consumers, you can use this service by completing an order of $40 or more that consists of products that qualify for the AliExpress Direct service. In Saudi Arabia the amount is a little bit higher – $50. By meeting this conditions, the shipping will be free.

Standard AliExpress delivery is available in countries like Kuwait, Oman, and others in this region.

Language localization

One of the most important aspects of any dropshipping online store is the website. Is it user-friendly? Does it look professional? Is the design modern and visually appealing?

You have to meet these criteria, for your potential customers to not click off your online store straight away.

It is essential to create a clean and readable site in both Arabic and English languages. The thing to focus on when creating a bilingual website is that both font styles need to match aesthetically. The pages need to look as similar as possible when you switch between them.

Much depends on what audience you are going to reach. If you are looking to attract customers in the local market, since most of the populations speak Arabic, you have to make sure to set it up so that your website is SEO-friendly for them. This means adjusting your titles, meta descriptions, alt texts, etc. in Arabic. Additionally, it is recommended that you have a country-specific domain name.

However, you still need to have an English version of the website to reach other potential buyers.

Ecommerce in the Middle East: dropshipping in the local markets

Products to sell in the Gulf

Entrepreneurs from the Middle East have a lot of questions considering what are the most popular products and services in this region.

Amongst more popular product categories we highlight:

  • Electronics
  • Clothing/Footwear
  • Fashion & Jewelry
  • Toys & Hobbies
  • Sports & Outdoors

Regardless of country or region we kindly recommend you to see the most profitable niches for dropshipping.

Seeing that these are the most popular goods, make sure your product offer stands out from your competition. And if you do decide to focus on selling the items listed above, ensure the best possible experience for online shoppers.

Take your time to thoroughly review and analyze your potential target audience’s needs and preferences, especially considering the particularities of the Middle Eastern markets.

Is it possible to sell to other countries?

With the dropshipping business model, you can choose to sell to anywhere in the world. So, you can target consumers from the US, Canada, Europe, even Australia!

Generally, you don’t have to register your business activities in any county but your own, as long as your venture is complying with the regulations of your own countries.

Nevertheless, each country has its own specific laws and regulations. To ensure your business is 100% safe and legal, advice with your local law consultants.

Final thoughts on ecommerce in the Middle East 

All in all, we can come to the conclusion that dropshipping is a type of ecommerce business that is easy to set up and doesn’t require a big amount of startup costs. It’s a unique opportunity to launch a beneficial ecommerce venture and create a steady source of passive income.

Though there are some particular aspects that you should focus your attention on upon establishing such a business in the Middle East, the end goal is far too promising to miss out on. With how popular the dropshipping business model is becoming, now is the best time to get into it.

If you’re ready to start your ecommerce business, feel free to choose a store to your liking. With AliDropship you have an opportunity to quickly start your ecommerce business and enjoy the incoming profits!

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7 Steps Your Sales Process Must Have

The sales process is actually more complicated than most people think. At the same time, understanding this process is crucial for a successful dropshipping business.

What is a sales process?

A sales process (a sales cycle) is all the actions required to turn a potential customer into an actual buyer. It usually starts with familiarizing people with a given product or service and ends with closing the sale.

In other words, all the steps one takes to successfully sell something are a part of their sales process.

Why should you know your sales process?

Sales cycles are repeated again and again, which lets businesses measure the results of their activities. Any changes in the results (both positive and negative) clearly indicate that you’re either doing something wrong or the current strategy works great.

Secondly, when you divide the process into individual steps, you can easily see its pain points and steps requiring more work. Thus, you can optimize the process more efficiently.

Sales process stages

1. Prospecting

Prospecting is the first step in a sales process

This is probably one of the most important steps in the sales process at which one has to identify their target audience. Even if your products are very good and affordable, you will hardly sell a lot by offering them to people who are not interested in them.

To identify your target audience, use Google Analytics, Facebook Insights and the marketing persona technique. Most dropshipping business owners look for potential customers on social media, namely Facebook and Instagram.

Also, check this guide on finding a Facebook target audience.

2. Research / preparation

Research and preparation should be the basis for other steps in a sales process.

This stage is usually not used in cases when the sales process works well enough but is required whenever a business switches to new products, services, markets, channels, etc.

Instead of playing by ear, you should try making a plan: where to contact customers, how to draw their attention, how to dispel doubts, etc. It is also important to analyze your competitors to come up with better ideas.

3. Initiating contact

A sale starts with contacting potential buyers

Now that you know who your potential customer is, it is time to make contact. But you don’t want to sell yet.

Marketers divide potential buyers into three audience types.

The cold audience are people who know nothing about your offer or even don’t realize they have a problem. The warm audience is familiar with the problem and your offer, but they’re not sure they want it. The hot audience knows the benefits of your offer and demonstrates high interest in it.

At this stage, you only deal with cold audiences, which is why trying to sell immediately will bring little results. Instead, you want to let them know about your online store, its niche, its social media group where you and other users discuss important issues or about your blog.

Other businesses also use phone calls and emails to introduce themselves to potential customers.

4. Presenting your offer

Presentation is the fourth step in a sales process

Now we’re getting closer to actual sales. At this point, you want to present your product to the audience by telling how it can solve their problem. Remember to present the benefits buyers can get rather than the features of the product.

In practice, however, this step isn’t so easy to distinguish from the previous one. Often dropshippers contact potential buyers with Facebook ads which already contain a certain presentation of a product – a video thumbnail, a picture or a post heading.

5. Handling objections

A good marketer must be prepared to handle any objections

Even experienced entrepreneurs often think that this is where buyers’ journey ends. However, most buyers feel uncertain even after a successful presentation – the audience is warm but not hot yet. So you need a little push to convince them that they’re making the right choice.

Depending on what kind of business you have, handling objections can take different forms from answering questions on a personal meeting to additional presentations for corporate clients. In dropshipping, this function is partially fulfilled by a corresponding product page.

Most customers come either from social media ads or from search engines, so the product page can and should contain as many answers to their potential questions as possible.

For example, this is the reason why AliDropship recommends placing customer reviews with customer-made photos of the product on the page. This way visitors can check the quality of the goods and services right away. If available, use gifs as such short videos better demonstrate how a product works.

Here you can learn more about how to create a perfect ecommerce product page in 12 steps.

Of course, at this stage of your sales process, you can (and should) also communicate with potential customers through social media and emails answering their questions.

6. Closing deals

An actual sale is often the last step in a sales process

Now you’ve reached the final stage of the sales process. At this point, potential customers are “hot”, i.e. ready to buy. But even here one may face problems.

First of all, something always can go wrong. For example, a customer may find the shipping cost too high in case it was hidden until the checkout. Or a client can’t find a variation he or she wanted.

Even if the person still buys your product, it’s important to make a good impression hoping he or she will buy again.

At this stage, businesses use a number of incentives such as upsells and downsells, gift marketing, creating a sense of urgency, etc.

7. Follow-ups

After a successful sale, marketers can use follow-ups to turn clients into regular buyers

Surprised? After buyers get their orders, your business with them isn’t finished. Today the sales process also includes post-sale techniques. In ecommerce, marketers mostly use follow-up emails and post-purchase offers.

The idea is to turn previous customers (or leads, i.e. people who visited the site but have never bought anything) into regular buyers.

Sales process has more chances to succeed if you can offer products that enjoy high demand among potential buyers. Try out AliDropship’s Premium Products service in order to get a new product idea and marketing materials every week.

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Move Beyond Domestic Dropshipping With REGIONAL Premium Stores

Are you wondering how to adapt your business to different countries? Would you like to target not only English-speaking countries, but the whole world as well? Are you choosing between worldwide and domestic dropshipping? This is NOT A PROBLEM ANYMORE!

Many entrepreneurs face the challenge of adapting their businesses to different countries. In some cases, they even don’t have an opportunity to target their home country because of the language barrier. But why do you have to limit your business to a narrow target audience if you can target the whole world?

And since there could be some problems with adapting your business to lots of countries at once, now it’s over! Meet our well-known Premium Stores that are now available in 6 languages!

Do you want to learn more about this? So stay tuned!

How to switch from domestic dropshipping to international business?

go beyond domestic dropshipping

Certainly, if you want to move mountains and make the most of your dropshipping business, it’s a great idea to target the whole world.

But how to go in for both worldwide & domestic dropshipping if the most entrepreneurs commonly create online stores in English only? Where to find a solution that lets you adapt your business to other countries and target all of them at once? And AliDropship has an answer: it’s well-known and well-loved Premium Stores!

Target the whole world with Premium Stores: available in 6 languages now!

We greatly appreciate our clients and always try to provide them with solutions to simplify the process of running their business and offer broad horizons. Due to this reason, the team of AliDropship decided to go ahead and let you go in for worldwide & domestic dropshipping at once so you could make the most of your business!

Our clients and Premium Stores go way back. And some time ago, these online stores were available in English and Spanish only. And the good news is that we lift these restrictions: Premium Stores are available in 6 languages now. So you don’t need to choose from worldwide and domestic dropshipping, you can easily target the whole world!

To date, this option is available for 3 online stores only. These stores are marked with a green sign ‘Now in 6 languages’. But rest assured, our team does its best to localize others Premium Stores also.

Regional versions of Premium Stores: FAQ

Certainly, you’re supposed to have lots of questions at the moment. So we are ready to answer them!

What is it about?

To date, there are 3 Premium Stores that are available in 6 languages: English, German, Spanish, French, Dutch, Portuguese.

And do you know what’s so special about these regional versions? You don’t need to choose one of them. You can take even all at once!

It means that when you buy one of our Premium Stores, you have an opportunity to add any of the regional versions besides the English one.

How to go beyond domestic dropshipping and get a multi-language Premium Store?

worldwide and domestic dropshipping

If you want to get a regional version of Premium stores, you should pay attention to the stores marked with the green ‘Now in 6 languages’ sign. So you need to choose a store, move to its page, and choose an option you like more on the right.

start an international business

Are there additional packages for each language?

start profitable business

We have also prepared for you the relevant installation and marketing packages for each regional version.

Please note that these packages are available for each regional version of each Premium Store. So you won’t have any difficulties with both installation and marketing.

How does it work?

Well, let’s assume you have purchased the Portuguese version of a Premium store. In practice, what can you count on? Actually, you get two versions of the same online store.

For instance, if your domain name is yourdomain.com, the Portuguese version of your online store will be located here: yourdomain.com/pt/. The same is true for all the other regional versions.

Are there any differences in regional versions of your Premium store or it’s only about switching the interface to another language?

In some cases, a website localization is not about translation only. That’s why, indeed, there will be from two to six online stores which you’re able to customize in an individual manner to make the most of your business.

If you need to learn more about installation, etc. – feel free to read an article about the regional versions of Premium Stores on AliDropship Knowledge Base.

How will you benefit from adapting your business to other countries?

dropshipping worldwide

Well, indeed, are there any objective reasons to adapt your business to different countries? What are the benefits?

  • Broader target audience

Actually, in most cases, when entrepreneurs start dropshipping journeys, they create ecommerce stores mainly in English. Little wonder, English-speaking audience means a huge number of potential customers worldwide. And, as a rule, this is quite enough for online store owners to derive profit from their businesses.

However, the broader your target audience is, the higher potential profit you can count on is, right? That’s why, if there are several languages your online store is available in, it’s highly likely that more people from all over the world will pay attention to it.

  • Chance for people worldwide to get the products they need

Don’t forget that your online store is not only the way to make money. Beyond this, it is a destination providing people worldwide with an access to the products they need.

Actually, online shopping is gaining momentum nowadays. And about a third of the world’s population deals with online shopping on a regular basis. But there is more: while some people prefer online shopping to the offline one, others don’t have such alternatives since some groups of products are not available for them offline.

That’s why, you are not only starting a profitable online business, but also doing a good deed.

  • Opportunity for you to target not only people from English-speaking countries

So what to do if you live in a country where English is not the primary language, but you would like to target your home country as well? Actually, this is quite logical: you are likely to know better which particular products are unavailable offline here.

This way, it becomes clear that it’s not only profitable to adapt your business to other countries. In some cases, this is crucial for your potential customers. And now, you know what steps you should take in order to take your business to a whole new level and go in for worldwide & domestic dropshipping!

Worldwide vs domestic dropshipping: final takeaway

Summing it up, if you don’t want to constrain your business, but you’re eager to go in for worldwide and domestic dropshipping at once, when starting your business you should pay attention to the options that can let you adapt your ecommerce journey to other countries.

And since AliDropship always does its best to provide you with the best solutions to start selling online and run a profitable ecommerce business, we are happy to provide you with 6 regional versions of Premium Stores!

From now on, you are able not only to create an online store in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and so on. With the regional versions of Premium Stores, you can even run a store in all the 6 languages we are ready to offer!

Well, would you like to go beyond domestic dropshipping? Are you looking for the ways to adapt your business to other countries? Premium Stores with their handy regional versions are your perfect solution to succeed!

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How To Make $1,000+ A Month? Watch A Single Product Bringing $1,480+ In 3 WEEKS!

Are you wondering how to make $1,000+ a month with your new dropshipping store? There are many ways to do that – just keep studying marketing techniques from our blog. Or consider subscribing to our Premium Products service to get new high-performing dropshipping products each week. This is how our team prepares such goods.

Dropshipping can become a good side-hustle job for earning extra money. But finding good products is not an easy task.

Being dropshippers ourselves, we at AliDropship regularly test new products, new marketing strategies, new ad ideas and website layouts. Along with dropshipping solutions we create for our customers, we also want to share this experience with the buyers and readers who haven’t made up their minds yet.

That’s why AliDropship has created this blog where we, the company’s team, share product selections, niche ideas, marketing techniques, etc. We also decided to fuse this experience into our new solution – Premium Products.

By subscribing to AliDropship Premium Products, customers will get new products selected and tested by our team on a weekly basis along with advertising materials and recommendations from our marketers.

In this case study, I’m going to show you one of such goods and how it became one of the Premium Products we offer.

#1: Finding and checking a product idea to make $1,000+ a month

One can’t start making money with no product to sell.

That’s why at the first phase our team begins looking for new product ideas by browsing AdSpy. It’s a platform that finds commercial posts on Facebook and Instagram. When analyzing ads created by dropshipping businesses, we met this product again and again:

Dropshipping product ad on AdSpy

One particular ad had more than 30,000 likes, which is a lot. Besides, this kind of product is often easy to promote because it solves a particular problem people suffer from. So, the team got interested and decided to check the orthopedic cushion.

The team visited the online stores that advertised this product to check their prices and shipping options and found the same product on AliExpress for comparison purposes. It’s also a good idea to visit Google Trends, check customer reviews in stores and comments on corresponding social media and compare the product with similar goods on Amazon since it’s your main competitor.

Check our guide on finding the best ecommerce products to learn how to conduct this analysis in detail.

The original posts contained almost 19,000 reviews, mostly positive ones where people shared their experience with the product they ordered and what kind of problems they expected the cushion to solve.

The price of the cushion on AliExpress starts at $10.43 which isn’t bad considering there are sellers offering free shipping options. The delivery time to the US is a bit disappointing, but there’s nothing you can do now because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dropshipping product found on AliExpress

The statistics in the AliExpress Dropshipping Center shows more than a thousand orders made by buyers and dropshippers.

Product statistics on AliExpress Dropshipping Center

#2: Creating a product page for the new item

Making extra cash from your dropshipping business is good and all, but we want the product to make $1,000 a month or even more. Therefore, we need to take a serious approach. One can’t start promoting a product immediately after importing it to their website.

There’s still a lot to do, and the very first thing all online businesses need is a perfect product page.

It’s important because all your marketing attempts will be useless if the page looks awful. After successfully bringing a potential customer to the product page, one still needs to convince the client that the purchase is worth it.

This is what the product page look like:

A perfect dropshipping product page

Just like with other AliDropship themes, this one looks neat and clean. When a person visits the page (usually after clicking on an ad), it’s extremely important to remove anything that can distract him or her.

Description is an important part of any product page, and we always make sure it has plenty of high-quality images.

To make $1,000 a month, provide clear images for the product page description.

And of course, we imported a number of customer reviews with photos to demonstrate that buying here is safe and the quality of the product is high enough.

Customer reviews with real product photos on the product page

A professionally made product page like this is absolutely necessary if you want to make an extra $1,000 a month from your store.

#3: Testing the new product

Now that the product page is ready to welcome potential customers, it’s time to think about how to actually attract them. We mostly promote products in social media, namely Facebook and Instagram as these platforms are visited by millions of people of all ages.

However, right now it’s too soon to start promoting. Before that, we need to create and test advertising materials.

Testing marketing materials

For this product, the team created a number of video ads (videos prove to work best) and launched a PPE campaign on Facebook.

Some entrepreneurs who try making money online and promoting their businesses on social media consider it a waste of time. They say Page Post Engagement campaigns don’t bring you any profit, so there’s no point doing it.

However, PPE campaigns on Facebook let you test ads, target audiences and the product itself. And they’re relatively cheap, so we strongly recommend starting with a PPE campaign.

These were the results of the campaign:

Creating a PPE Facebook campaign to test advertising materials

The most important parameters here are the number of impressions, click-through rate and unique link clicks. As you can see, two of the video ads we were testing showed pretty decent results. Another one wasn’t so bad, while other ads (you can see only one of them here) didn’t really work. So, we had to turn them off.

Testing Facebook interests

If you want to make $1,000 a month, you must properly analyze your target audience. After all, a mistake here can result in wasting several hundred dollars! That’s why our next step is to find and test Facebook interests.

At this point, we launch a conversion campaign hoping that at least some of the ad sets will bring actual income. However, keep in mind that you’ll have to spend money on a daily basis to keep the ads running. So, make sure to shut down the sets if you see they’re not making sales.

Creating a conversion campaign to test Facebook interests

This is what we got. As you can see, most of the interests resulted in few clicks and low CTR, so we had to stop them before they “ate” all our budget. Nevertheless, we were able to find two interests that worked pretty well.

Demographic data

It’s also important to define a number of other parameters for your target audience, with gender and ages being your first priority.

As for age, the testing showed no surprises: the demand for orthopedic cushions is low among people younger than 35.

Target audience demographics analysis

Testing banner for remarketing campaigns

Since our conversion campaign has already brought a number of Facebook and Instagram users to our dropshipping store, we can now start a remarketing campaign.

If you’re not familiar with this concept, let me explain. Most site visitors leave without buying anything. Some even put a product or two to the shopping cart but never move to the checkout page. A remarketing campaign follows such people to make even more extra income.

First, our team of designers create a number of ad banners. Then the Ecommerce Department launches a remarketing campaign to test how the banners perform. Take a look:

Using remarketing campaigns to make $1,000 a month

Here’s an example of a few unsuccessful and two successful banners. After thorough testing, the team picks 10 most efficient ones and hands them to Premium Products subscribers.

#4: Final results

By this time, it becomes obvious whether a new product is worth all this work and has potential or not. Let’s take a look at the financial results:

How to make $1,000+ with a single dropshipping product

The campaigns were running for three weeks and the total revenue we got from this product equaled $1,484.67.

Some of you could say that the team has spent more than a thousand dollars as well and the net profit is actually less than $500. True, but don’t forget that a considerable sum was spent on testing. It’s an unpleasant but necessary part of the dropshipping business. If the team started promoting the cushion after all the testing (focusing purely on the most successful materials and audiences), the results would be better.

But at this point, the team sends the item and the data to the list of our Premium Products and moves on to the next product.

Besides, a good dropshipping store always has at least several top products which sell well enough to make $1,000 a month or even more each.

What do Premium Product subscribers get?

By now the orthopedic cushion has become one of our Premium Products. By subscribing to this service, the owners of dropshipping stores get everything I have mentioned in this article:

  • The product idea
  • The product page along with all the pictures and reviews
  • Marketing materials which include 3 video ads and 10 banners for remarketing (all pre-tested by our team)
  • Target audience recommendations

As a result, one can import and start promoting this top product without having to spend hundreds of dollars on the testing phase as we’ve done it for you!

Wondering how to make $1,000 a month? Premium Products can provide a relatively easy and affordable solution to this problem. Moreover, by subscribing to this service, you get access to ALL the previously added Premium Products!

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Benefit From Gift Marketing With The Gift Box Add-On For Dropshipping

Giving discounts and free products to customers is an easy way to earn their trust and increase the amount of money they spend. Benefit from gift marketing by using AliDropship’s new add-on – Gift Box!

What is gift marketing?

Gift marketing is an array of strategies and techniques used for marketing purposes that include drawing the attention of potential customers to a product or service, increasing the number of sales or the average purchase size, etc. Although a marketer can use a variety of methods to achieve this purpose, they are all based on offering something free in return.

Companies use these techniques whenever they offer gift cards, free products or when they organize giveaways.

Why does gift marketing work?

Gift-giving has always been a part of human nature. After all, we are social creatures who need attention, warmth and love – and we can both take and give. So, it’s no wonder marketers started to present gifts to their existing and potential customers.

Using gift marketing to attract clients or stimulate them to buy more works for two reasons:

  1. First of all, everyone likes free stuff. Whenever a business offers a product or service for free, customers can’t but appreciate the benefits of this generous offer. As a result, the business gains an advantage over competitors.
  2. In addition, gift-giving helps you establish an emotional connection with customers. After all, gifts are more than just free stuff. It’s a token of attention and care that makes people remember your brand and at least in some cases prefer your business over similar stores.

How to use gift marketing with the Gift Box add-on?

Offering gifts as incentives seems like a good idea, but how does one make such offers? Should you just write something on your site? Or should you notify customers on social media?

We’ve got a simple yet effective solution! The Gift Box add-on lets dropshipping store owners create gift offers of various types which will pop up on your site depending on the conditions you set. Let’s take a closer look at how it works.

Gift Box Settings

After installing and activating the add-on, you can customize its general settings by clicking on the corresponding option:

Gift Box add-on general settings

First of all, here you can customize the Gift Box widget position by placing it on the left or right side of the screen and adjusting its X and Y axes:

Gift Box widget position customization

After that, one can customize the widget colors to fit your site’s color palette. Note that you can choose different colors for notifications telling buyers that a certain condition is or is not met.

Customizing colors for the Gift Box add-on

The next box can be used to customize the title and subtitle in the widget that customers will see on the site. Here I’ve changed the title but didn’t customize the second line. In this case, the add-on will display its default line.

You can customize all texts for the Gift Bo add-on

And that’s what the pop-up window looks like now:

Gift Box widget with customized texts

In the last section, you can customize when and how often the pop-up window should auto-open, as well as how many gift offers customers can get.

Gift Box auto-open settings

All these settings will help you adjust the add-on to your unique dropshipping store and use gift marketing to your fullest benefit.

Creating gift offers

Now let’s get to the most interesting part and create a few gift offers. To do that, click on “Dashboard”. At the top of the page, you will see the Performance Summary section that will display Gift Box’s statistics.

Performance summary at the top of the dashboard

Below it, you will find the Gift Offers box with all the offers you’ve created. Click on the “Create Gift” button to make a new offer.

How to create gift marketing offers in Gift Box

The Gift Box add-on lets you create four gift types. Let’s have a look at each of them.

Discount

The first option lets you offer a discount as a gift.

Creating a discount offer in the Gift Box add-on

The box on the left contains the gift’s settings. On the right, you can see the preview of the widget, i.e. what buyers will see when visiting the store. Note that the window will display different notifications depending on whether the shopping cart of a client is empty or not and whether the threshold is met.

In the “Title” field, you can rename the gift. This option is purely for internal use, so nobody except you will see the title.

One can also customize the icons displayed on the pop-up window.

Title and icon customization in Gift Box

The next field allows store owners to customize the discount. You can either offer a fixed discount in dollars or a percentage cut:

Choosing a discount type in the Gift Box add-on

Note that you can’t change the currency of the discount (should you use the US Dollar option). However, the Gift Box add-on will automatically convert the discount into any currency supported by your store.

Now it’s time to choose the condition under which the gift will be offered to clients. Here you’ve got four options.

Threshold is a simple condition: the gift is offered when the overall cost of the products added to the cart reaches a minimum level. Here it is set to $100.

The Gift Box add-on conditions: threshold

Here’s what the widget looks like now. After I added a few products to the cart, the pop-up window told me I could spend a bit more to get a 20% discount. Note that the store automatically converted the threshold into pounds.

Gift Box widget: threshold condition not met

After I added one more product and reached the threshold, the widget told me I got the discount:

Gift Box widget: Threshold condition met

The total price in the cart and on the checkout page are now different.

Product: the gift (the discount in this case) will be offered if a customer adds a given product to the cart. Here you can pick only one item from the store’s inventory.

Buying a product as a condition for a gift

Now the widget tells me I can get the discount if I buy this product:

Gift Box Widget: Product condition

Please note: If a customer adds a product for which you offer a discount to the cart along with a number of other goods, this discount will be applied to the whole order. So, make sure you create an offer that is still profitable for your business.

Product of the list works the same way except you can choose more than one product for which buyers will be rewarded.

Gift Box condition: Product of the list

In this case, whenever a customer puts any of these products to the cart, he or she will be offered the discount.

Gift Box widget: Product of the list condition

Don’t forget that the discount is applied to the whole order.

Product of category lets you offer the discount in exchange for any product from a given category or categories.

Gift Box conditions: Product of category

And this is what the widget looks like in this case:

Gift Box widget: Product of category condition

The last section of the box allows you to customize the texts in the widget if you prefer something unique instead of the default options:

Customizing texts for the Gift Box widget

Don’t forget to save and activate the offer.

Free Product

The next offer type you can use for gift marketing allows you to give a product for free.

Creating a free product offer in the Gift Box add-on

The settings here are mostly the same. However, instead of a discount, you can choose a product from the inventory that will be offered as a reward. The condition options are the same as in the Discount Offer.

In this example, I decided to offer the fitness tracker whenever customers buy the black quartz watch.

Choosing a free product for your gift marketing campaign

The widget on the site now looks different:

Free product offer in the Gift Box widget

As soon as I add the watch to the cart, the widget tells me I can have the tracker for free. But the system will not work until I pick a variation from the list.

Accepting the free product offer in the Gift Box widget

After I pick one, the product appears in my shopping cart, and the price is zero. Nice!

Gift marketing: free product in the shopping cart

Note that if you offer a free product to a customer, you will have to pay not only for that product but for its shipping as well unless you use a free shipping option for the given product in your store.

Free product choice

This gift type lets customers pick one free product from a list of several goods.

Creating a free product choice offer in the Gift Box add-on

The settings are almost identical to that of the previous offer type, except here you pick as many gift options as you want. I’ve chosen three.

Choosing multiple free products for your gift marketing campaign

Now, after I put the corresponding product to the cart, the widget offers me to pick my reward.

Choosing your gift in the Gift Box widget

Custom free gift

Creating a custom free gift in the Gift Box add-on

Businesses can benefit from gift marketing not only by offering discounts or free products. Customers can be interested in free packages, or products that are not presented in the inventory of your store, or something else that you can’t pick from the inventory.

For such purposes, we created the Custom Free Gift option.

Unlike other gift types, here you don’t pick a product or a discount type. Instead, you write down your offer. In my example, I offer a free package.

Specifying the free gift offer in the Gift Box settings

After I put the corresponding product to the cart, the widget tells me that the package is now free. Note that the price converted to pound in the pop-up window.

Your custom free offer in the Gift Box widget

This option was created for making more complex, non-standard offers.

Dragging gift offers

And one last thing! You can activate more than one offer at a time, and all of them will be displayed in the widget. If you don’t want to place them randomly, simply drag the offers in the dashboard by clicking on these symbols.

Lining up Gift Box offers

The gifts will automatically line up the same way in the widget.

Gift offers layout in the Gift Box widget

With the Gift Box add-on, one can benefit from gift marketing techniques, thus improving the dropshipping store’s performance and earning customers’ loyalty.

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How To Grow Your Business And Why: 8 Tips For Online Store Owners

Are you one of those entrepreneurs who were able to launch a dropshipping business and start making money? Congratulations! But what are the best things to do next? Here are several tips on how to grow your business further.

Why you should aim at growing your business

Launching your own independent business is an exciting yet challenging venture. And when you have achieved some long anticipated milestone, resting on your laurels isn’t a good idea for two reasons:

  • Obviously, the first reason to expand your enterprise is to earn more money. With more resources to invest, you can expect larger profits.
  • Another reason to grow your business is to make it more steady. Everyone knows that even successful companies’ performance can fluctuate a lot if they are dependent on unstable market niches. But large and diversified companies show more consistency and predictability

But how do you grow your business if you’re a dropshipper? In this article, you will find a few tips that can be applied to ecommerce in general and dropshipping in particular.

1. Set clear goals

Before moving on to more precise tips, I’d like to emphasize the importance of setting clear goals. Of course, any successful business owners want to expand their operations and increase the profits they get. But you can’t grow your business in all directions at once.

What you need here is to understand what pain points your online store has, what you do right and what you do wrong. One should also take into account their capabilities and resources to understand what can be fixed or improved.

Clear goals also let you know when you achieve them. For example, if you aim at increasing your organic traffic to 1,000 unique users a day, it’s a clear milestone. In contrast, if you aim at simply making more sales, you don’t know how many sales should be enough or what channels you should use.

So, it’s a good idea to set small and clear objectives and complete them one by one in order to grow your business. If you’re not sure what you can do to improve the business, try looking for ideas among customers’ reviews.

2. Gather analytics

How to grow your business: gather anaytics on your venture performance

Since you can’t act blindly, you will need clear data on how your dropshipping store performs. Various analytics show traffic sources, buyers’ behavior, the site’s conversion and bounce rate, what pages users visit, etc. Knowing all this, you can decide on what aspects you should concentrate your efforts on.

To analyze your dropshipping website, use Google Analytics. There are also various tools for social media.

Download AliDropship’s free Google Analytics Enhanced Ecommerce add-on to collect more data on how users behave on your dropshipping website.

3. Stay focused on strong points

While seeking new opportunities for growth is a necessity, it would be a huge mistake to lose sight of your previous achievements. If there’s something that works well for the business, don’t you dare change it – at least not before a careful testing.

For example, if video ads on Facebook bring you a good number of sales, it’s Ok to test new ad formats as well. But giving up on video ads completely would be simply unreasonable. So, when analyzing how your business performs, make sure you understand not only your pain points but strengths as well.

4. Attract new customers

Another obvious way to grow your business is to convince more customers to buy your products.

Even companies that have a stable customer base always seek to expand it as much as possible. To do that, one can either attract more clients from existing sources or try attracting new target audiences.

Dropshipping embraces dozens of niches. Often it’s not a big deal to define your potential customers. For example, if you want to dropship toys, it’s clear that you should focus on children’s parents and other older relatives.

However, AliDropship’s experience with our self-owned stores has shown that sometimes the real audience can be a bit different from what you expect. In other words, even when you do have an audience that actively buys from your store, there still may be other people interested in your products about whom you had no idea.

5. Offer more products

Extending the offer is another efficient business strategy often used for business growth. On the one hand, this move actually carries certain risks. Even after a thorough research, there’s no guarantee new product lines will become popular among new and existing customers. On the other hand, the dropshipping model is less vulnerable to this factor.

After finding a new product, dropshipping business owners don’t have to purchase hundreds of goods in bulk. Instead, they can test the offer which costs much less and either move on with the new product or give up this plan if things don’t go smoothly. In the worst case scenario, you will have to turn off new advertising campaigns as soon as you see they’re not working.

If you don’t want to spend time and money on testing new products, try AliDropship’s Premium Products. After subscribing to this service, you will automatically get a new bestseller imported to your store every week.

In order to grow your business, you can not only add stand-alone products from AliExpress but also change the store’s niche by broadening the offer or going beyond it.

6. Start a blog

Starting a blog or a YouTube channel is a good way to grow your business if you work in a more or less narrow niche. In this case, one can make use of strategies based on content marketing.

You can promote your business by offering potential buyers useful information on a given niche. And it works great in ecommerce since there are many channels to use.

For example, entrepreneurs who sell products for pets can create a blog to tell pet owners how to take care of different animals, how to choose healthy food for them, how to school a dog, etc. Such a blog can not only attract potential customers from Google search but also build a trusting relationship with them, thus promoting your brand.

There are other benefits of using a blog for business as well.

7. Hire a team

Don’t forget about the simplest way to extend your current business, i.e. by hiring people. Simply speaking, even a team of two people can do more than the owner alone. So, paying someone else to do routine tasks can be very beneficial.

One can also employ professionals specializing in different digital marketing jobs such as social media marketing, design, email marketing, SEO, etc. But be careful here.

A skillful professional isn’t cheap. In addition, hiring one doesn’t guarantee success, so this step carries certain risks. Besides, there’s always a chance to employ an incompetent guy who just knows how to throw dust into eyes.

8. Launch more dropshipping stores

Finally, if you have succeeded with one dropshipping store and have gained valuable experience, consider launching another one. Some AliDropship’s customers have several websites in different niches. Some entrepreneurs make their living by building and selling ready businesses.

Just like companies get bigger by opening subsidiary enterprises, you can grow your business by launching new dropshipping websites.

To do that, you can either purchase the AliDropship plugin and build a new store on your own or get a ready store that suits your preferences best.

How to grow your business: Bottom line

Expanding your business is always risky and requires investments. On the other hand, being able to expand means you have already built a business that generates stable income, which means you can afford it. All you need to do is be careful and consistent. Don’t tumble over yourself and don’t abandon strategies that already work for your business.

Here were the most important tips on how to grow your business. But one can also improve the performance of a dropshipping website by using AliDropship’s add-ons, various tools designed to enhance different aspects of your business.

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Some Entrepreneurs Make These Dropshipping Mistakes. What About You?

Running a dropshipping store is engaging and entertaining.

While bringing you an impressive profit, this business is relatively easy to manage – still, it doesn’t mean there’s nothing much to improve and enhance now and then!

If you browse the Web, you’ll see that it’s quite a common cry for help: “I just got a dropshipping store and I see no sales. What’s wrong?

What’s wrong, indeed? Let’s take a look at the most common dropshipping mistakes that store owners make. As a BONUS, we’ll give you simple action plans to help you fix them!

Dropshipping mistake #1: Doing nothing

Oh, that’s the easiest way out, right? It sounds really tempting to create or to buy an online store, and to simply wait until someone stumbles upon it, gets interested, and makes a purchase. Passive income, yay!

In the real world, it doesn’t always happen.

No promotion means no sales, and no sales means no profit.

If no money and effort is invested into the dropshipping store promotion, it will just stay there dead as a rock – a professionally developed, smoothly working, beautifully designed, but completely unused website that brings no income.

That’s exactly what happened to Alex – after he got a dropshipping store, he just put it aside. In a month, though, it became clear it’s time to start doing something. Trying an ever-changing mix of promotional techniques, he gained an impressive audience of loyal customers and, as the result, sold one of his stores for a breathtaking profit.

Your action plan: Read these real-life stories on what it takes to make the first online sale, and follow these tips to achieve your first sale faster. This list of free traffic sources that can drive more visitors on your website will be helpful, too!

Dropshipping mistake #2: Taking a too broad niche

To be honest, we’ve all been here. Choosing the perfect dropshipping niche is not easy at all.

Even the successful dropshippers who have a huge experience in the field definitely had troubles with the niche choice at some point of their business journey. The case of Mousslim is a shining example – even though his dropshipping business brings him dozens of thousands of dollars every month, his very first niche was a really bad choice. That’s why it’s vital to deeply know the niche and to be genuinely interested in it!

The saddest dropshipping mistake that can be made at this point is going for a VERY broad niche.

Let’s take ‘Clothes’, for example. If ‘Clothes’ is the niche AND the main keyword, the store owner is definitely going to have a bad time. No doubts, he (or she) will find thousands of matching items on AliExpress, and will gladly upload them on the website. Then what? What to do next?

From the point of view of SEO optimization, the ‘Clothes’ niche is hopeless. An extreme competition, a vague keyword – none of this is good for a webstore. Even carefully targeted Instagram ads won’t help much.

Your action plan: Take a look here to see how to work in the apparel niche, and use the same approach for any other niche you choose. Don’t hesitate to ask us for a deep niche research if you need expert assistance!

Dropshipping mistake #3: Having no knowledge about the target audience

Customers are the driving force of any online store growth.

That’s why it’s absolutely vital to know as much about them as possible! A familiar customer segment means a lot for the success of the whole business.

A serious dropshipping mistake that can be made on this stage is going with blind guesses.

It happens when dropshipping store owners don’t rely on any researches, statistical data from their own stores, or actual clients’ feedback. They have some general idea about the people who might want to buy from them, and they just don’t go any further.

It leads to absolutely weird marketing decisions. As a rule, such actions take lots of time, money, and energy, but bring little to no results.

Your action plan: Check out these 3 ways to identify your target audience, and apply them to your business. To make your promotional messages well-targeted at a proper audience, consider ordering video ads and ads packages for Facebook and Instagram that go together with recommended audience settings.

Dropshipping mistake#4: Choosing poor marketing tactics

If dropshipping store owners know nothing about their customers and don’t understand the market (this is why it’s so important to be passionate about the chosen niche!), strange things start happening.

  • Store is promoted to everyone. The marketer does nothing to narrow down the target audience and just goes through Web shouting about the store. Lots of time and energy (and money) goes into attracting the wrong people. They just don’t have the slightest relation to the store and show no interest towards the offers.
  • Ads are placed on unsuitable channels. The marketer makes no research and randomly promotes the offers through all the media imaginable. As you can guess, the efforts are mostly put into absolutely fruitless channels that bring no return.
  • Store is promoted through 1-2 channels only. The marketer relies on a few channels and uses them over and over again, not willing to try anything else. It’s good if these channels work well; but what if other ones work even better?
  • No tests are performed. To see if a new channel will be beneficial for a dropshipping store promotion, it is necessary to try it several times with different settings, different audience segments, and different product categories. If there are no tests, it’s impossible to say which channel works the best for specific audiences and items.

Your action plan: Use this monumental guide on how to promote your dropshipping store. If you need any professional assistance, there are lots of ways we can help you: look through the list of expert marketing services here.

Dropshipping mistake #5: Using no automatic promotion tools

There’s actually no wonder why dropshippers stick to a few randomly selected promotion channels and rarely use anything extra.

There are only 24 hours in a day.

Even if there is any interest towards the use of some new and awesome strategies and techniques, there simply might be no time for it.

Automated solutions can do the trick; the most useful of them, for example, automatically promote a store in social networks using the owner’s settings and preferences. Unfortunately, ecommerce entrepreneurs tend to overlook such solutions.

Your action plan: Watch this video explaining how to automate your social media marketing efforts without making you look like a spammer. Don’t forget to also check out this handy tutorial on auto-running your Instagram account!

Dropshipping mistake #6: Neglecting SEO

In our experience, there are some people who hardly ever pay attention to search engine optimization.

That’s really sad because SEO constantly works for a store in the long term! Even if the results don’t seem to be immediate, they accumulate over time.

Ideally, SEO should work for the benefit of the webstore since the very moment of the store launch.

In reality, it commonly turns out that store owners don’t even do a keyword research at the planning stage, to say nothing about further product pages optimization and so on.

Your action plan: Follow this SEO ecommerce checklist to see if your online store is properly optimized, and make sure you’re not making any of these critical SEO mistakes! If you assembled your store on your own, without any developers’ or marketers’ help, you might also want to check out this SEO Starter Pack.

Dropshipping mistake #7: Learning no lessons

And this is the most serious dropshipping mistake a store owner can make.

All of our first business steps are shaky – it’s impossible to be 100% confident about things we never tried before.

All the people who nowadays run highly profitable dropshipping stores had some difficulties throughout their way. It’s absolutely fine to have no knowledge about something; it’s not that fine to keep staying unaware of important things.

An awesome feature of dropshipping in particular is the possibility to learn from one’s experience and mistakes. There are tons of helpful ecommerce materials that are available for free, and this is an educational opportunity that you simply can’t miss out on.

Your action plan: Monitor your store performance, gather the clients’ feedback, take free courses, read guides, watch tutorials, attend webinars and exchange experience with other entrepreneurs – this is what helps you grow your business and prosper.

All the experiments, tests, trials and discoveries are the drivers of your online business growth. And you know what’s the best part? You’re not alone on your ecommerce journey 😉

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