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When it comes to dropshipping on Aliexpress, there are 6 big Aliexpress dropshipping mistakes that new sellers make that cost them thousands of dollars in lost sales. If you’re just getting started, then learn what they are so that you can avoid them, and shortcut your way to success!
#1 Of the Aliexpress dropshipping mistakes: Not buying from reputable sellers
Buying from reputable sellers means that you can trust that your customers will get their product shipped to them, and that they will be happy with the quality of it too. Here is how to filter the results to only show reputable Aliexpress sellers:
1. Go to Aliexpress.
2. Search for the item you want to source/dropship.
3. Tick 4 stars so that Aliexpress will only show you products with a 4+ star rating.
4. Click “orders.” Aliexpress will now list the results based on the number of orders a supplier has fulfilled for an item that week.
5. Go through the results, and find the supplier for your item with the highest number of orders that also has a 4+ star rating from buyers.
Working with reputable sellers that are selling a high quality product will keep your customers happy… and happy customers make for repeat buyers!
#2 Of the Aliexpress dropshipping mistakes: Not talking to your supplier
When dropshipping, you should always get to know your suppliers. If you personally reach out to them, you can negotiate special deals like lower prices, free shipping and more. Talk to your suppliers and form a relationship with them.
#3 Of the Aliexpress dropshipping mistakes: Creating a general store and selling everything
You should always be looking to create a store that focuses on a specific niche. Don’t try to be like Walmart and sell everything. By offering lots of choices, you create lots of distractions. Your conversion rates will be much higher if you focus on finding a few high-quality products that appeal to a specific niche that will make them excited and inspire them to buy right then-there without distracting them with other products that they don’t want.
In addition, focusing on a particular niche allows you to build your branding around it, which will also increase your conversions. You can focus on finding the right store name, URL, store theme, colour scheme, logo and more to fit with your niche.
#4 Of the Aliexpress dropshipping mistakes: Focusing on the “Best Selling Items” on Aliexpress
A lot of people pick their items by going to the “Best Sellers” on Aliexpress, and assume that those are the hot items that they should be promoting. But this isn’t the case: There are lots of items on Aliexpress that will sell very well, but people haven’t necessarily discovered them yet. So don’t get hung up on the “Best Sellers” and be prepared to find your own items on there to sell.
#5 Of the Aliexpress dropshipping mistakes: Losing money by focusing on getting new customers, rather than on upsells
Did you know that it costs McDonalds $1.91 in advertising to get you to buy something? Then, when you go ahead and purchase a burger for $2.08, they only make $0.18. Doesn’t seem worth it, right?
Buuuut… when they sell you fries and a drink for $1.50 more, they are now currently making $1.68 in revenue… an increase by over 900%! If McDonalds were to instead take the mentality of increasing revenue through finding new customers, they’d have to find over 9 new customers.
The lesson for this is that it’s a lot easier to increase revenue/profit by upselling current customers and getting them to spend more, than it is to focus on advertising and trying to acquire more customers. When setting up your Shopify store then, focus on building funnels that upsell customers you’ve captured into spending more money with you, rather than just investing in more paid advertising.
#6 Of the Aliexpress dropshipping mistakes: Not letting the market dictate what you should sell
There are lots of tools at your disposal which will help you pick the right items to sell. You have the Google Keyword Research Tool which will tell you which keywords/phrases (and thus items) that people are searching for. And you have the Facebook marketing insights which tells you purchasing behaviour, what pages people like and gives you insights into the types of demographics you can target.
Use these tools to help you identify items that people want to purchase. Don’t try to guess.
If you’ve got any questions about these 6 Aliexpress dropshipping mistakes that new sellers make, be sure to leave them in the comments section below!
Have been watching your videos and they are super informative and well made, very relevant advice as compared to other drop shipping videos on YT. Thanks for all your efforts, I plan to start drop shipping soon and hopefully have a good revenue stream by year end.
Chinese new year festivities straight ahead-be careful!! Shipping will be slow as heck from late january to mid-february. Maybe take a holiday yourself and avoid the headaches. https://chinesenewyear.net/
Bullshit. I ordered 1 item from a seller that has been with Aliexpress for 2 years already and guess what? They send my item to Israel when I'm living in Malaysia. How's that for a change. After that, Aliexpress only refund me 50% for the silly mistake that the seller did. I have to bear the cost of the mistake made by Aliexpress sellers.
Hi, nice video, what are the percentages of money you loose from the total selling price if you look at all costs from Shopify after a month? I love the big buying public at eBay but the percentage in total is sometimes 25%! I am looking into Facebook Market now and to the Syscoin Blockmarket win / osx application ( syscoin.network/syslinks ), here you can sell without the loss of a big percentage, and your listing cannot be removed if you use a word or picture that eBay does not like or that you are not allowed to sell, offcourse it's all a bit too hip and new. Shopify is still a 3rd party in between you and the seller, with blockchain this can be real bperson to person business without middleman. Do you thinks that selling on a blockchain (power to the people) will be bigger in the future than selling on webpages and/or eBay. The web version from the blockmarket (easier) will be launched in 2019.
Hey Sarah, I've seen some rude comments, I just want to say that I think you're cool and super helpful and I appreciate it. This video is great, again, and I have a question that's not really in this topic and I haven't seen all your videos yet, so forgive me if it's silly or has been talked about in another video. So : which one would you recommend? FB ad from a fan page or straight from your ecommerce store? Oh, then one more :would you recommend to have a fan page for your niche /products or just a store? Thanks very much and keep making these videos plz ❤️❤️ (I'll read the ebook as well!)
How to tackle with customs duty ? As I want to do dropshipping, taking product from Alibaba will make my customers to pay duty . I want to do business in Canada . Can you help me out ?? I m planning to do business in clothes , shoes ND wrists
Thanks for the video, this is really help me, I just wanted to ask 1 thing, if I have products from 5 different sellers in my website, how to make the order arrive in one package to the customer? what service or app I can use? Oh I use Shopify. Thank you.
Cheers fom Australia
Hi am an African and am working on owing a store but I can't find any ePacket plan for any country in my continent, please is other dropshipping plans that as fast and reliable as ePacket and is there a way that I can make the vendors dropship my good with my store name,logo and receipt having my desired price on it?
Hi, Sarah! Thank you for the insightful videos about Dropshipping. I am new to this business model, but I feel so drawn to it because of the many advantages it offers, not to mention, the thousands of success stories I've read so far. I am currently doing a product research and I've come across ladies watches. Now, when I searched for ladies watches in AliExpress, I was shown so many watch designs that looked really sellable to the market. However, most of the watches have the supplier's brands etched on it. Is it okay to dropship branded items? What are your thoughts on this? Appreciate your feedback! :-)
Hi Sarah, thank you so much for all of your advice! I was wondering if you could also please make a video about using Oberlo and finding the best suppliers that they use? Supposedly all of their suppliers are reputable Aliexpress suppliers, but when I try to search for them on Aliexpress or Alibaba, I can't find those same suppliers. This is really frustrating me and also making me a little worried. I'm not sure if I'm doing something wrong, or if something else that I don't understand is going on.
Is Aliexpress like Alibaba? Or they are completely different? I know I have a lot to learn and lot more research to do.
I'm one of your members on Ebook, I just joined you today. I'm very new and totally beginner, I feel like the more videos I watched, the more I don't know where I should start.
I really want to do this business so badly. I hope you can really have a video can organize our beginners start from beginning beginning, like should we start Amazon or our owe web side store and from Aliexpress or alibaba, you know what I mean?
I absolutely love your style and think you are very smart and talented, I want to learn from a lots of things from you.
Please message me back and welcome to teach me anything. Thank you very much!
Do. You have American phone numbers to AliExpress? They TRIPLED Amy order, and I don’t want the charges, or items. This was a large order, and my credit company notified me. I need to talk to their American offices.
Many thanks, been searching for "australian dropship suppliers" for a while now, and I think this has helped. Ever heard of - Gonrooklyn Dropshipping Fraternity - (do a search on google ) ? Ive heard some extraordinary things about it and my buddy got cool success with it.
Hello Sarah, I am watching many of your videos and I'm getting really confused, which i guess is good 😆. In some other video you say not to sell on amazon using Aliexpress as a supplier. In this video you emply we can use Aliexpress to sell on own store. Why is it bad to use Aliexpress as a supplier on Amazon, but it's ok to use it in our own store?
Hello, I have a question. There's multiple products with limited time sale on aliexpress. What if we sell one of those products and then the price of the product on aliexpress goes up as the sale time/period expires and we don't know. Then every time we sell that product, if it's priced less than it is on aliexpress we would loose money, isn't that rgiht?
hello.and sorry becose i dont know good english.well dropshipping is a big fail for me.becose client dont want to buy something from a random seller but straight from the supplier.becose there is no reason to buy something and with your profit.if someone need to buy a product is not so idiot to go to your e shop.becose you put inside your profit.if i want to buy a mobile i will search to find this mobile to a big supplier like amazon or someone else.if i come to you i must pay 10 time more this product becose dropshipping is very very expencive.i cant understand how this method has so so many videos.maybe from all this some people have profit becose they earn money.i mean profit with seminars.becose if this people earn money from trade why they care about humanity so so so much.hello from greece.
hi, you need to pay first and buy the item, after you send the item to your buyer, you can get your money from paypal...
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