My AliExpress Dropshipping journey starts today!

by Yaros 1054 replies
Finally, I have developed my first AliExpress dropshipping store - WorldOfHarry.com and want to share some experience with you.

The site uses unique theme and plugin developed from scratch. There is a possibility to search and import products directly from AliExpress through your WP admin panel automatically.

I have studied the experience of some successful AliExpress dropshippers and decided to take a narrow niche that I think will be easier to promote.

I made a research and selected the most popular products in this niche with the wholesale price not more than $20 and with worldwide free shipping option only. Then I increased prices on my site at about twice the standard cost.

Another feature of this site is that the plugin imports only products that participate in AliExpress affiliate program. So, if I get any order I will be able to purchase necessary item on AliExpress using my affiliate link to get additional 5%-50% commission.

I am going to start promoting the site soon; however some improvements are still needed.

It would be great if you could review my site, give some recommendations, ideas, share your experience or just wish me Good luck!
#ecommerce sites, wholesaling & drop shipping #aliexpress #dropshipping #journey #starts #today
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  • Profile picture of the author alimov
    Do you use AliPlugin which is sold on this forum? or you have another plugin?
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    • Profile picture of the author Yaros
      Originally Posted by alimov View Post

      Do you use AliPlugin which is sold on this forum? or you have another plugin?
      This dropshipping site uses the solution based on the platform of AliPlugin. However there is no possibility to build dropshipping sites with AliPlugin, only affiliate ones.
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    • Profile picture of the author ahmadabbas
      Any recommendation for some quality list brokers ? I've been in contact with Exact Data (they have a lot of negative reviews) and BUYER ZONE - however Im based in Europe and they claim they don't do business with non-US rezidents.
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  • Profile picture of the author iwhiz
    when you receive an order what happens next, do you go to aliexpress and place the same order from the seller? or
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    • Profile picture of the author Yaros
      Originally Posted by iwhiz View Post

      when you receive an order what happens next, do you go to aliexpress and place the same order from the seller? or
      Yes, exactly. After I get an order I go to AliExpress (using my affiliate link to get additional profit from affiliate commission) and order the same product entering shipping details of my customer.
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      • Profile picture of the author missmystery
        Originally Posted by Yaros View Post

        Yes, exactly. After I get an order I go to AliExpress (using my affiliate link to get additional profit from affiliate commission) and order the same product entering shipping details of my customer.
        Question, it only lets you add 5 Addresses, do you delete them and make new ones after each order?
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      • So you are in essence double dipping on the money you making? Making money via the difference in price your site is selling at vs ali express, and then additionally earning the affiliate revenue?
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  • Profile picture of the author tonyalpha
    Awesome Yaros. Just get a feeling that the upper part of the site (top menu, logo, category) looks a bit crowded. just my feeling.
    I've been much into wholesale and recently trying to exploit aliexpress for dropshipping. Would be great if you can share your themes and plugin (at a price of course) one day.
    Good luck man.
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  • Profile picture of the author MrFume
    So what makes your plugin a 'dropshipping' one - is it that you request the supplier to not include aliExpress branding?
    Not a bad looking site, perhaps get some better images, they look a bit washed out - people respond immediately to graphics.
    Good job!
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    • Profile picture of the author Yaros
      Originally Posted by MrFume View Post

      So what makes your plugin a 'dropshipping' one - is it that you request the supplier to not include aliExpress branding?
      Not a bad looking site, perhaps get some better images, they look a bit washed out - people respond immediately to graphics.
      Good job!
      Connecting shopping cart, gateways, variations, shipping options, etc. - make my plugin a 'dropshipping' one.

      No, I did not make any requests. Here there are two options. If a seller is good and reliable you can contact him personally asking to ship the item to necessary address without mentioning AliExpress. Another way (I am going to use myself) is when I order a product via my own AliExpress account (using my affiliate link). I enter shipping address of my customer, but contact email is mine. So, all emails regarding the purchase and delivery I will get to my personal email. In my turn I have prepared my own branded emails for my clients.

      As for images, the plugin takes them and imports automatically, but I can edit them. Thank you for a valuable recommendation.
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      • Profile picture of the author arora123
        hi yaros,

        in my country paypal is not work. so i have an intention to use 2checkout as payment gateway for my dropship store. but the problem is i can't withdraw the money from 2checkout to my bank instantly, hence i cant purchase the item for my customer using the customers money. i need to have money for purchase goods. please recommend a solition for this. im struggling on this. please.
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        • Profile picture of the author Yaros
          Originally Posted by arora123 View Post

          hi yaros,

          in my country paypal is not work. so i have an intention to use 2checkout as payment gateway for my dropship store. but the problem is i can't withdraw the money from 2checkout to my bank instantly, hence i cant purchase the item for my customer using the customers money. i need to have money for purchase goods. please recommend a solition for this. im struggling on this. please.
          Anyways you need to have some initial funds for your first orders.
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        • Profile picture of the author Marcusfranco
          Originally Posted by arora123 View Post

          hi yaros,

          in my country paypal is not work. so i have an intention to use 2checkout as payment gateway for my dropship store. but the problem is i can't withdraw the money from 2checkout to my bank instantly, hence i cant purchase the item for my customer using the customers money. i need to have money for purchase goods. please recommend a solition for this. im struggling on this. please.
          You can open a Payoneer account and link 2 checkout to it
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  • Profile picture of the author Yaros
    While putting the finishing touches and preparing my site for the market, I would like to share with you my experince and recommendations regarding choosing a niche for such websites.

    How to find a good niche for AliExpress drop shipping store?

    1. Popularity and Trend.

    Choosing a niche for your drop shipping website you should focus only on products that are always in demand and have positive or at least stable trend.

    Go to https://www.google.ru/trends to get better idea about selected niche. For example, we are going to build a store that will sell ‘Harry Potter’ products for Harry Potter fans.



    We can observe a small decrease since 2004 but the overall picture looks good, there are no dramatic falls and the trend is rather stable. So, Harry Potter niche seems interesting to me for a drop shipping site.

    Or let’s take ‘GoPro accessories’ as an example:



    Here we see the trend that is increasing year by year starting from 2011. This is a good niche to be taken and tried.

    Below you see the niche (‘Nokia’) that is not worth trying:



    2. Competition.

    It is impossible to find any popular niche with a good trend without competition of course. Before launching your drop shipping store it is strongly recommended to search for similar web stores in the Internet. If you find many good sites offering the same products (especially by good prices), probably you should think about another niche and products, which are generally more hard to find. Obviously, there is no point to create another usual “Shoes”, “Car parts”, “Gardening” stores. It’s better to take some narrow niche and try to be creative.

    3. AliExpress Stock.

    Before starting building your web store, make sure there are enough categories and products available in the niche. Go to AliExpress.com and enter necessary keywords in search bar. In my case with ‘Harry Potter’ everything looks fine.



    4. Prices.

    Generally, AliExpress offers very competitive (often unbeatable) prices for many products. However, I would always recommend making a small research about the products’ prices you are going to sell on your site. Ideally, AliExpress prices should be twice lower the prices of your competitors.

    You should pick at least 5-10 products in the selected niche and find best prices for these items on AliExpress. Then go to search.aol.com, enter shopping section and search for the same products in order to compare their prices with prices at AliExpress.

    Let’s take an example.

    I found such Harry Potter Scarf on AliExpress for $9,05/piece.



    Then I went to search.aol.com and found the same item sold by other sellers.



    As you can see the prices are much higher. In my opinion, it’s a good item that is worth adding to my store.

    to be continued...
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    • Profile picture of the author beets79
      Originally Posted by Yaros View Post

      While putting the finishing touches and preparing my site for the market, I would like to share with you my experince and recommendations regarding choosing a niche for such websites.

      How to find a good niche for AliExpress drop shipping store?

      1. Popularity and Trend.

      Choosing a niche for your drop shipping website you should focus only on products that are always in demand and have positive or at least stable trend.

      Go to https://www.google.ru/trends to get better idea about selected niche. For example, we are going to build a store that will sell ‘Harry Potter’ products for Harry Potter fans.



      We can observe a small decrease since 2004 but the overall picture looks good, there are no dramatic falls and the trend is rather stable. So, Harry Potter niche seems interesting to me for a drop shipping site.

      Or let’s take ‘GoPro accessories’ as an example:



      Here we see the trend that is increasing year by year starting from 2011. This is a good niche to be taken and tried.

      Below you see the niche (‘Nokia’) that is not worth trying:



      2. Competition.

      It is impossible to find any popular niche with a good trend without competition of course. Before launching your drop shipping store it is strongly recommended to search for similar web stores in the Internet. If you find many good sites offering the same products (especially by good prices), probably you should think about another niche and products, which are generally more hard to find. Obviously, there is no point to create another usual “Shoes”, “Car parts”, “Gardening” stores. It’s better to take some narrow niche and try to be creative.

      3. AliExpress Stock.

      Before starting building your web store, make sure there are enough categories and products available in the niche. Go to AliExpress.com and enter necessary keywords in search bar. In my case with ‘Harry Potter’ everything looks fine.



      4. Prices.

      Generally, AliExpress offers very competitive (often unbeatable) prices for many products. However, I would always recommend making a small research about the products’ prices you are going to sell on your site. Ideally, AliExpress prices should be twice lower the prices of your competitors.

      You should pick at least 5-10 products in the selected niche and find best prices for these items on AliExpress. Then go to search.aol.com, enter shopping section and search for the same products in order to compare their prices with prices at AliExpress.

      Let’s take an example.

      I found such Harry Potter Scarf on AliExpress for $9,05/piece.



      Then I went to search.aol.com and found the same item sold by other sellers.



      As you can see the prices are much higher. In my opinion, it’s a good item that is worth adding to my store.

      to be continued...
      Really appreciate this breakdown! As someone just getting started it is VERY helpful! Glad I was on the right track with using the Google Trends to see how things are doing. I'm basically self-teaching myself everything so these informative posts help!

      Thanks!
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    • Profile picture of the author LABEShops
      Originally Posted by Yaros View Post

      4. Prices.

      Generally, AliExpress offers very competitive (often unbeatable) prices for many products. However, I would always recommend making a small research about the products’ prices you are going to sell on your site. Ideally, AliExpress prices should be twice lower the prices of your competitors.

      You should pick at least 5-10 products in the selected niche and find best prices for these items on AliExpress. Then go to search.aol.com, enter shopping section and search for the same products in order to compare their prices with prices at AliExpress.

      Let’s take an example.

      I found such Harry Potter Scarf on AliExpress for $9,05/piece.



      Then I went to search.aol.com and found the same item sold by other sellers.



      As you can see the prices are much higher. In my opinion, it’s a good item that is worth adding to my store.

      to be continued...
      Actually, you are comparing knock offs on aliexpress to officially licensed products which is why you are finding them so much cheaper. I am an authorized dealer for ELOPE that owns the license for Harry Potter accessories and they have set MAP pricing which you are bypassing by selling the knock offs.

      Anyone else thinking of doing this sort of thing I would suggest you look for non-branded, non-licensed items instead of knock offs as sites selling counterfeit and knock off items can be shut down without notice and many manufacturers are now going after aliexpress vendors and those selling their items. Paypal and other payment processors are also shutting down accounts for selling counterfeits - I know someone that was shut down because of "designer" handbags and dresses that were counterfeit.

      So if you are looking for a scaleable, sustainable business, I personally would NOT go with this sort of niche.
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      • Profile picture of the author MoneyMang
        The reason he is so successful because of the copyrighted and licensed material. I'm surprised the website is still up. I get so angry when people sell knockoffs because people would rather pay a cheaper price for a knockoff than the officially licensed products I sell, but he obviously doesn't care because he is making so much money.
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        • Profile picture of the author amenwolf
          Originally Posted by MoneyMang View Post

          The reason he is so successful because of the copyrighted and licensed material. I'm surprised the website is still up. I get so angry when people sell knockoffs because people would rather pay a cheaper price for a knockoff than the officially licensed products I sell, but he obviously doesn't care because he is making so much money.
          Actually the reason he is so successful is the homework he did. Not because of knockoffs.

          If you reverse engineered his work, you'll notice that he started out his brand way before he starts selling. He creates a brand / following before even selling a single product. (Which he didn't mention on this thread )
          He did his research on his niche. And he package his brand.
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    • Hello,

      I want to ask if there are people out there that use dropshippers outside their home country for 3rd party selling?

      I am based in Srilanka, but I want to resell US products from aliexpress. Its unable to alccess paypal from my country so I registered with 2checkout (srilankan account).

      I bet there are many people outside USA who do this legally without issues, any feedback is welcome.

      Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author tonyalpha
    Thanks Yaros. For your generosity. I just started building my store and also use google trends as a filter. Let's see how it works out.
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Keegan
    Do you use 2 aliexpress accounts, one affiliate account and one to buy the products? Or is aliexpress OK with using your own affiliate account to buy the products?

    Cheers,
    Danny
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    • Profile picture of the author Yaros
      Originally Posted by Danny Keegan View Post

      Do you use 2 aliexpress accounts, one affiliate account and one to buy the products? Or is aliexpress OK with using your own affiliate account to buy the products?

      Cheers,
      Danny
      I am using only one my own account. There is not a problem to buy products from your account using your own affiliate link.
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      • Profile picture of the author Monique Mason
        I just read through the terms of the AliExpress affiliate program, and you are breaching the terms by purchasing products using your own affiliate links...perhaps they made this change since this original post was written?
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  • Profile picture of the author Emmanuel Sopitan
    Great concept. I will be following this as a case study and see how it goes.

    Regards
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  • Profile picture of the author ibasq
    I am also interested in your dropshipping plugin. Will you be updating this thread when it is available for purchase?

    Also.. I was wondering if you are ordering your customer's order via your affiliate link...does the Aliexpress supplier include an invoice of any kind showing the original price (what you paid)?

    I ordered a few things from Aliexpress about a week ago. I will be paying attention to this specifically.

    Thank you.
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    • Profile picture of the author Yaros
      Originally Posted by ibasq View Post

      I am also interested in your dropshipping plugin. Will you be updating this thread when it is available for purchase?

      Also.. I was wondering if you are ordering your customer's order via your affiliate link...does the Aliexpress supplier include an invoice of any kind showing the original price (what you paid)?

      I ordered a few things from Aliexpress about a week ago. I will be paying attention to this specifically.

      Thank you.
      Yes, I will be updating this thread and Iwill let you know if I release this plugin.

      The point is that I order necessary item (that was bought form my site by my client) from my own AliExpress account giving only shipping address of my customer. So, all the information regrading the price comes directly to my personal eamil.
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      • Profile picture of the author angrikitti
        I have been waiting for your dropshipping website for sometime now.

        I have your aliexpress affiliate plugin which is fantastic!

        Are you saying you might not be releasing your aliexpress dropshipping site??



        "Yes, I will be updating this thread and I will let you know if I release this plugin."


        Great job on your dropshipping site!!! I hope you will be releasing it very soon!
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        • Profile picture of the author Yaros
          Originally Posted by angrikitti View Post

          I have been waiting for your dropshipping website for sometime now.

          I have your aliexpress affiliate plugin which is fantastic!

          Are you saying you might not be releasing your aliexpress dropshipping site??
          I am not sure when I can release a dropshipping version of the plugin. There are a lot of things needed to be optimized before pushing it to the market. It searches and imports products well from AliExpress but there is still much manual work need to be done in order to build such dropshipping store.

          I think in nearest feature I will offer a custom dropshipping store service and then will release a dropshipping plugin.
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          • Profile picture of the author angrikitti
            Originally Posted by Yaros View Post

            I am not sure when I can release a dropshipping version of the plugin. There are a lot of things needed to be optimized before pushing it to the market. It searches and imports products well from AliExpress but there is still much manual work need to be done in order to build such dropshipping store.

            I think in nearest feature I will offer a custom dropshipping store service and then will release a dropshipping plugin.
            What is a dropshipping store service compared to dropshipping plugin?

            How soon in the nearest future?
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            • Profile picture of the author Yaros
              Originally Posted by angrikitti View Post

              What is a dropshipping store service compared to dropshipping plugin?

              How soon in the nearest future?
              Dropshipping service offers a development of a custom dropshipping store.

              With dropshipping plugin you can build a dropshipping store yourself.

              But I am not sure when I can launch it. First of all I need be sure myself if these sites have potential.
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      • Profile picture of the author ibasq
        Originally Posted by Yaros View Post

        Yes, I will be updating this thread and Iwill let you know if I release this plugin.

        The point is that I order necessary item (that was bought form my site by my client) from my own AliExpress account giving only shipping address of my customer. So, all the information regrading the price comes directly to my personal eamil.
        I understand. But I also wonder if any of the suppliers ever include a paper invoice in the package when they ship it to the customer.

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        • Profile picture of the author Yaros
          Originally Posted by ibasq View Post

          I understand. But I also wonder if any of the suppliers ever include a paper invoice in the package when they ship it to the customer.

          I am a regular customer of AliExpress, I have not seen such things so far.
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          • Profile picture of the author systemload
            You can ask them to not include an invoice. However i noticed the value of the item is written on the shipping labels which the customers do see.

            You can probably ask to send it as a gift or if the customers complaints tell them it is to avoid import taxes?

            What is your take on this?
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            • Profile picture of the author angrikitti
              I order alot from aliexpress and have never had an invoice included. The value is sometimes written on the package but many times it is lower than the value of the product for customs.

              You can certainly ask the store when you order something to be shipped not to include the cost or ask them to mark it as a gift. They are usually more than willing to accommodate.

              I do think customers are willing to wait the longer shipping times because of the great prices and the free shipping. Just let them know upfront first.
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  • Profile picture of the author Riccur
    Originally Posted by Yaros View Post

    Finally, I have developed my first AliExpress dropshipping store - WorldOfHarry.com and want to share some experience with you.
    !
    If it is free shipping worldwide, how long does the order take to get to another country? Are people willing to wait a long time for it?
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    • Profile picture of the author Geedan007
      Originally Posted by Riccur View Post

      If it is free shipping worldwide, how long does the order take to get to another country? Are people willing to wait a long time for it?
      I am also curious. OP, could you please tackle this query?
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    • Profile picture of the author Yaros
      Originally Posted by Riccur View Post

      If it is free shipping worldwide, how long does the order take to get to another country? Are people willing to wait a long time for it?
      Shipping time is my main concern also and I know there were quite many complaints about AliExpress regarding this issue before. But as far as I know many things have been improved recently at AliExpress including shipping times. I spoke with many dropshippers who work successfully with AliExpress and they told me that they don't have big troubles with shipping, especially when we deal with not expensive products. Most people are ready to wait when thay get a free shipping option. Thtat's why I am going to sell only items that are shipped worldwide for free. Later, I will probably add other shipping options.
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      • Profile picture of the author groxi
        hey!
        im wondering . how do you inform your customers about the shipping time . do you inform them also when you send email confirmation? Maybe on checkout? or only if they click on "Shipping & Delivery" link on top of your page ?
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        • Profile picture of the author Yaros
          Originally Posted by groxi View Post

          hey!
          im wondering . how do you inform your customers about the shipping time . do you inform them also when you send email confirmation? Maybe on checkout? or only if they click on "Shipping & Delivery" link on top of your page ?
          They can see information on a product page by clicking Shipping tab.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yaros
    How to choose categories and products?

    To find best categories for my drop shipping site I use Google Adwords.

    With the help of Keyword Planner I usually start checking different niche related keywords targeting all locations and English language.

    For example, I take “Harry Potter wands” and see the results.



    In spite of the fact that this keyword has high competition its search volume looks rather good.

    One by one I select 10 main categories and add them to my site.



    Among these 10 categories I also select 3-4 most popular ones to add them to the slider.



    After my categories are ready I go to AliExpress.com to find necessary products.

    To find the best and most demanded products I filter all products by orders and pay special attention to feedback score.



    I get product ID of a desired item and add it to the plugin that automatically finds the product and imports all necessary information (images, description, parameters, variations, etc.) in my site.

    Or I can make all the process (search, filter and upload products) work through the plugin.





    to be continued...
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  • Profile picture of the author Yaros
    Some SEO aspects:

    1. Before choosing main categories for my site, I use Google Adwords to find good keywords in selected niche. As a result all names of my categories are in line with chosen keywords. (For example: category name “Harry Potter wands” = “Harry Potter wands” keyword that has 40,500 monthly searches according to Google Adwords.

    2. I am using Senuke software for social bookmarking. It helps to index site well and get stable pages on Google.

    3. I write and place a unique article (3000 symbols) on the home page above footer.

    4. I write and place a unique article with necessary keywords (2000 symbols) on each category page. For each article I make unique title placing it in H2 tag. It is important that this title (H2) should be different from the name of the category (H1).

    5. Using special software (usually WebSite Auditor) I do SEO audit for all my pages to find out if:
    - I have any errors in the code;
    - robots.txt created and setup properly;
    - there are any pages with 404 error;
    - a site has any broken links;
    - all meta tags are written correctly;
    - all pages are mobile friendly.
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Goldie
      What about copyright? Are all the products official products from harry potter film?

      If not could see more than a few problems selling these goods from your website.
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      • Profile picture of the author Yaros
        Originally Posted by Richard Goldie View Post

        What about copyright? Are all the products official products from harry potter film?

        If not could see more than a few problems selling these goods from your website.
        What about copyright of products which are offered at AliExpress? I doubt all the sellers have any permissions from Warner brothers.
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        • Profile picture of the author Richard Goldie
          Originally Posted by Yaros View Post

          What about copyright of products which are offered at AliExpress? I doubt all the sellers have any permissions from Warner brothers.
          Yes but that is their problem.

          This will become your problem if they catch you selling stuff through your website.

          Not worth the risk in my opinion - but if you are up for it go for it. Only pointing out the dangers.
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          • Profile picture of the author Importexport
            Originally Posted by Richard Goldie View Post

            Yes but that is their problem.

            This will become your problem if they catch you selling stuff through your website.

            Not worth the risk in my opinion - but if you are up for it go for it. Only pointing out the dangers.
            The dangers are substantial. All Warriors should be aware of the risks in importing copyright or trademarked products. The risks are:

            • It is illegal.
            • Prosecution leading to fines and in serious cases - imprisonment.
            • Confiscation of the goods.
            • Possibility of being sued into bankruptcy by the legal brand owner.
            • At the very least, Customs will flag your name and address so that all future shipments to your address will be delayed for thorough inspection.
            Maybe I should add that Aliexpress is as notorious as its parent Alibaba for scammers operating there.



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          • Profile picture of the author Kaye60
            Copyright can cost you big bucks and law suits.
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      Senuke software is $67 a month?
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  • Profile picture of the author Yaros
    For the last 4 days I was struggling hard with making my site mobile-friendly. Finally, done! Google liked it

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  • Profile picture of the author violet0176
    Are you making any sales?
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  • Profile picture of the author Yaros
    I am ready to take the risks and try. If I get any trouble with trademarks I will instantly share it with you here.

    I am also preparing two more dropshipping sites to try other niches as well.

    As for scammers I select products and suppliers thoroughly and have not got any problems in last 2 years working with AliExpress.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yaros
    As a part of my marketing strategy I decided to promote the site by video content as well. I have created a promo clip and added it to YouTube channel.

    It would be great if you watch this video and share your opinions about it.

    https://youtu.be/XL5gjzbQcDw
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    • Profile picture of the author BFX
      Very nice video for your shop!! Congrats. I think you are a real businessman, have guts and creativity.

      BRAVO!
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      • Profile picture of the author KawwaK
        Hi Yaros,

        Thanks for your info.
        How do you know which sellers offer free worldwide shipping in Aliexpress?
        I see that most of them offer free shipping to USA but when you shoose a little country, like Bolivia, it can change to $98 with DHL.

        It could be a big problem if someone buys the product from Bolivia.

        Advice please.
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        • Profile picture of the author Yaros
          Originally Posted by KawwaK View Post

          Hi Yaros,

          Thanks for your info.
          How do you know which sellers offer free worldwide shipping in Aliexpress?
          I see that most of them offer free shipping to USA but when you shoose a little country, like Bolivia, it can change to $98 with DHL.

          It could be a big problem if someone buys the product from Bolivia.

          Advice please.
          I have a feature on my Plugin that helps to find only the products that have a free shipping option to ALL countries.
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          • Profile picture of the author KawwaK
            Originally Posted by Yaros View Post

            I have a feature on my Plugin that helps to find only the products that have a free shipping option to ALL countries.
            WOW! That's impressive! I really can't wait to get the plugin!!
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      • Profile picture of the author kodewhizz
        Hello Yaros!

        Can I get some more info on how to set up my own affiliate store? I just pm'ed you skype.

        Thanks!
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      • Profile picture of the author kalingga
        Yaros,

        When placing an order for your customer in Aliexpress, do you leaves message to the supplier? If yes, what kind of message do you write? And do you request to supplier to write down your business name as sender?
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      • Profile picture of the author AlteroVal
        Hello Yaros ,
        Inspired by your post I have made my own dropshipping site , I put the site online for a little over a month now and I have almost no traffic on it , not to mention sales ... I have uploaded the database manually .. Can you give me a few tips about how to get more traffic and to start having sales . I mention I have made a facebook page which has now around 200 + likes . Thank you
        P.S. The Site is : Game of Thrones World - Online Shop
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        • Profile picture of the author phenomix
          Originally Posted by AlteroVal View Post

          Hello Yaros ,
          Inspired by your post I have made my own dropshipping site , I put the site online for a little over a month now and I have almost no traffic on it , not to mention sales ... I have uploaded the database manually .. Can you give me a few tips about how to get more traffic and to start having sales . I mention I have made a facebook page which has now around 200 + likes . Thank you
          P.S. The Site is : Game of Thrones World - Online Shop
          I noticed how your Shipping and Delivery page is copied almost word for word from the ones that appear on Yaros' websites. You couldn't at least spin it a bit and change some sentences? Yaros hasn't shared his websites with us for you to copy. And if your going to enter the same niche as him (GOT) at least make your website better than his.
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      • Profile picture of the author momo1984
        Hallo Yaros,
        would you mind sharing a sample invoice / Email Template you send after receiving an Order and after sending it?

        Thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author Yaros
    HURRAY! Got my first sale!



    I am quite glad with it considering the fact that I have not startred promoting the site yet.

    Another good news is that some keywords already appeared on the first page of Google.

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  • Profile picture of the author legitsellerusa
    Your site and your attitude look very professional. I want such website for myself!

    And CONGRATS on your fisrt sale!!!
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    My best wishes is with you. The success point in this field is innovation in your site and also low price and high quality product. The detail about your site seems good.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bbstar
      congrats.

      my question is. ok so you made 1 sale. sold it for 20$. how much profit did you make?

      how did you make the website? did you just use the aliexpress plugin?

      im curious to see how well you will do.

      how long does it take for shipping to the US? i feel like it may take 20 business days. and you'll get a lot of complaints
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      • Profile picture of the author Yaros
        Originally Posted by Bbstar View Post

        congrats.

        my question is. ok so you made 1 sale. sold it for 20$. how much profit did you make?

        how did you make the website? did you just use the aliexpress plugin?

        im curious to see how well you will do.

        how long does it take for shipping to the US? i feel like it may take 20 business days. and you'll get a lot of complaints
        Thank you!

        I have x2 prices, so I get 10$ from an item sold for $20.

        The site is based on special plugin that works on AliExpress API. I developed this plugin and the theme from scratch myself.

        The delivery time is my main concern also. That's the reason I took not expensive items for my site which have a free shipping option. In this case buyers are usually ready to wait more, but let's see if I come across with any problems regarding shipping items.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yaros
    Finally, I added reviews to my site directly from AliExpress. It was a difficult task because AliExpress API does not return this data and I had to invent my own module.



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    • Originally Posted by Yaros View Post

      Finally, I added reviews to my site directly from AliExpress. It was a difficult task because AliExpress API does not return this data and I had to invent my own module.



      Hey Yaros,

      I recently started my site FiveTwo Shop – Best Deals for Shopping Online (still definitely needs some work)

      And I would like to implement this review module that you have. Is this up for grabs whether it be a freebie or for sale?

      Also how much was it to get each of the trust seals on your site?


      Thanks,

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    • Profile picture of the author Yousri
      Hello,

      Thank you for your sharing.

      I have a question :

      When a customer receives delivery, the packet have the address of the supplier !
      Can you ask to put your website name as the sender packet ?
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      • Profile picture of the author Yaros
        Originally Posted by Yousri View Post

        Hello,

        Thank you for your sharing.

        I have a question :

        When a customer receives delivery, the packet have the address of the supplier !
        Can you ask to put your website name as the sender packet ?
        No, there are no any signs of AliExpress and prices on packages. However there is an address but in Chinese. Anyway you can always send comment with your order asking about special requirements.
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        • Profile picture of the author Yousri
          Sometimes my customers receive their cards in packets !



          this is not good for customer loyalty
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  • Profile picture of the author P3NNY
    Yaros - this looks awesome! - I am very interested myself to do something like this. Thank you for showing the step by step - cleared up a lot
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  • Profile picture of the author nasstar
    I think the aliplugin is an excellent tool to use to make your affiliate marketing easier.
    and congrats on your sales man.
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  • Profile picture of the author jayzou
    Wow.. your site is very informative.. looks like a store with hundred months running over.. there's no one will know that your store is just a new..

    by the way, i can't wait for the release.. and also.. i suggest you.. make a shipping module.. it would be great if this dropshipping plugin can work with WooCommerce, so we can set the our "Extra Profit" from shipping cost..

    you may set the flat-rate shipping around $3-$5/order.. or anything else.. i learn it from ebay when i use dropshipping chineese product and sell it on eBay.

    please let me know when your plugin is ready.. i'm happy to buy it..
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    • Profile picture of the author TrafficsNinja
      Originally Posted by Yaros View Post

      Let's continue the Journey.

      First of all, I am very satisfied with organic traffic coming to my site. It means that all the hard work done for on-site SEO was not pointless and now starts bringing results.

      Secondly, I am starting the promotion, finally!

      And I decided to begin with social media marketing. Today I would like to share with you my strategy of creating social media presence for my business and tell you how I was preparing my social media pages for WorldofHarry.com website.

      1. I registered social pages for my dropshipping website on 5 main social networks:

      Facebook

      Twitter

      Google+

      Pinterest

      Instagram

      2. I designed avatars and covers for my pages:

      Facebook: Avatar – 180x180, cover 851x315
      Google +: Avatar 250x250, cover 928 * 523
      Twitter: Avatar 250x250, cover 520x260
      Pinterest: Avatar 250x250 (the main part of your image should fit into a circle)
      Instagram: Avatar 250x250

      3. I created two descriptions of my webstore:

      a. First short description (max. 160 symbols) that suits Twitter, Google+ and Facebook.
      b. Second description (several sentences) with more attractive details about my business.

      First one: Find everything you ever wanted on World of Harry!

      Second one: Harry Potter fans! Here you can find all sorts of Harry Potter costumes, clothing, posters, stuff for gadgets, and other things. For adults and kids. For holidays, costume parties, and cosplay.

      4. I completed the creation of social pages:

      • Placed avatars and covers
      • Added descriptions
      • Setup links
      • Confirmed website on Pinterest
      • Created Call to Action button on Facebook:





      5.I integrated «Pin It» button to my products’ images on the site. To do it, you need to generate a code using widget editor here https://business.pinterest.com/ru/wi..._pin_it_button and place it on your site.



      6. I uploaded created social pages to special software for future auto posting.

      For Facebook, Google+ and Twitter I use HootSuite (https://hootsuite.com)
      For Instagram I use OnlyPult (https://onlypult.com)

      7. I selected 10 top products from my store and published first 10 posts on Facebook and Google+.

      It works great when you combine different product images and use such wording like:

      Which you like best?
      Which one is your favorite?
      Love them?
      Different styles, wanna try?
      Lovely?
      Nice, right?
      Which one do you prefer?


      Example: https://www.facebook.com/14936370509...e=1&permPage=1

      On Pinterest I am posting using following way:

      a. Find necessary product on my site
      b. Click button «Pin It»,
      c. Get a new window to put a title, price, hashtags and then publish it.

      Example of a published pin: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/345018021431368402/

      In Twitter I create a standard post (max. 140 symbols): product title + price + link + image. If I have some more space left I also add hashtags.

      Example: https://twitter.com/world_of_harry/s...40752462704640

      In Instagram I create posts with a product title + link to this product (shorten with the help of https://goo.gl/ service) + Price + Free Shipping Worldwide! + hashtags (about 10-20). Hashtags are important, especially for Instagram and Pinterest. I usually use these services to select the best hashtags (Iconosquare - All Instagram online or Websta - the best Instagram web viewer online (Webstagram)).

      Example: https://instagram.com/p/6XUWqWjyaG/

      8. To promote my social pages and give them a boost on the beginning stage, I am using following software:

      For Instagram – SocialHammer
      For Pinterest – FollowLiker
      For Twitter – Twidium

      9. Using automated software mentioned in p. 6, I am going to publish 2 posts a day, using such templates like:

      [attractive text or question]
      Price
      Buy now - [product link]
      Image (in high resolution)


      10. I am also going to start a paid advertising campaign on Facebook:

      Budget: $50

      Targeted countries: English-speaking countries + Europe + Asia

      There are many other things to consider of course, but I tried to make a long story short. If you have any questions or have some valuable recommendations, please feel free to contact me!
      I must say that your marketing strategy is the key to making sales. This is very VITAL for anyone looking to replicate your dropshipping model... As far as I'm concerned, anyone can have a dropshipping website, but that doesn't authomatically means 'sales'. It's not about any theme or plugin, but about how you present (strategies) the website to the targeted audience. Everyone with an ecommerce site should replicate your strategy at first, before blessing any SEO company financially. Just my thoughts.
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      • Profile picture of the author Yaros
        Originally Posted by TrafficsNinja View Post

        I must say that your marketing strategy is the key to making sales. This is very VITAL for anyone looking to replicate your dropshipping model... As far as I'm concerned, anyone can have a dropshipping website, but that doesn't authomatically means 'sales'. It's not about any theme or plugin, but about how you present (strategies) the website to the targeted audience. Everyone with an ecommerce site should replicate your strategy at first, before blessing any SEO company financially. Just my thoughts.
        Brilliant words! Thank you. I have a lot of requests daily asking to sell the plugin. Many people think that it is not just a plugin but a money-making machine. But, it's wrong belief.

        It all depends on the niche and products you choose to sell, on how your site is optimized for users, on marketing strategies, customer support and many other things. The plugin is just making your business easier and save your time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yaros
    Started getting orders! Already thinking about creating new sites for other niches

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  • Profile picture of the author raulmonge
    Why do you use wordpress?
    How much time do you invest in develop the theme and the plugin?
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  • Profile picture of the author cremi
    Yaros, maybe we can team up together as I am a wordpress professional. Would be awesome to sell such niche stores on WF
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    • Profile picture of the author Yaros
      Originally Posted by raulmonge View Post

      Why do you use wordpress?
      How much time do you invest in develop the theme and the plugin?
      Because I think WP is the best platform. Now I am spending all my time on developing.

      Originally Posted by cremi View Post

      Yaros, maybe we can team up together as I am a wordpress professional. Would be awesome to sell such niche stores on WF
      Why not. When I start building more stores, probably I will need help.
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    Today got the first order from UK!

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    • Profile picture of the author Donnaile
      Congrats on already getting orders.

      I am really enjoying following this thread. You have given me a few ideas for my own e-Commerce business.

      I would be interested to know which social platform is driving the most traffic to your site?

      Keep us updated.
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      • Profile picture of the author Yaros
        Originally Posted by Donnaile View Post

        Congrats on already getting orders.

        I am really enjoying following this thread. You have given me a few ideas for my own e-Commerce business.

        I would be interested to know which social platform is driving the most traffic to your site?

        Keep us updated.
        Thank you! I will be able to answer your question regarding the best social networks and strategies after 2-3 weeks.
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        • Profile picture of the author diyrob
          Thanks for the updates. You have built a very professional e-commerce store. BUT - it is built on a foundation of copyright infringement and trade mark violations. All your images, all your products violate the license holder's rights. It is only a matter of time before you start receiving cease and desist notices. I'm not judging your work, just pointing out that you may have built a very nice - but very short-term business. The very methods you are using to drive traffic -and buyers - will also drive lawyers representing the rights holders to your door. I don't know about you, but I don't want that kind of attention.
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          • Profile picture of the author Yaros
            Originally Posted by diyrob View Post

            Thanks for the updates. You have built a very professional e-commerce store. BUT - it is built on a foundation of copyright infringement and trade mark violations. All your images, all your products violate the license holder's rights. It is only a matter of time before you start receiving cease and desist notices. I'm not judging your work, just pointing out that you may have built a very nice - but very short-term business. The very methods you are using to drive traffic -and buyers - will also drive lawyers representing the rights holders to your door. I don't know about you, but I don't want that kind of attention.
            I agree with you. From the one hand, may be it is not the best niche to choose and it really breaks some rules. From the other hand, I will not be very dissapointed if someday I get a complaint from Warner Bros and my hosting company will suspend my site. It is just an experiment for me that I am sharing with you. My other dropshipping site built for other ('good') niche is on its way. WorldofHarry is created to try my new platform, test my theme and give trial runs to my marketing strategies. And I must admit that my Harry site has already sailed through many of these tasks with flying colors!
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          • Profile picture of the author Importexport
            Originally Posted by diyrob View Post

            Thanks for the updates. You have built a very professional e-commerce store. BUT - it is built on a foundation of copyright infringement and trade mark violations. All your images, all your products violate the license holder's rights. It is only a matter of time before you start receiving cease and desist notices. I'm not judging your work, just pointing out that you may have built a very nice - but very short-term business. The very methods you are using to drive traffic -and buyers - will also drive lawyers representing the rights holders to your door. I don't know about you, but I don't want that kind of attention.
            I totally agree. Yaros might be casual, indeed careless, in his approach to this issue, but for the sake of the large number who have been viewing this thread it is extremely important that these warnings be noted.

            I suggest to other readers that they should also have a look at my post #41 on Page 1.

            The comment by Yaros: "I will not be very dissapointed if someday I get a complaint from Warner Bros", in his reply to your post, is too casual to go without comment. First contact from Warner Bros could be notice of litigation! That could happen if they want to make an example of someone to act as a warning to others. Even the cost of defending a claim can be enough to bankrupt a lot of people, so even if Yaros chooses to ignore warnings I hope others will take not.

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            • Profile picture of the author Yaros
              Originally Posted by Importexport View Post

              The comment by Yaros: "I will not be very dissapointed if someday I get a complaint from Warner Bros", in his reply to your post, is too casual to go without comment. First contact from Warner Bros could be notice of litigation! That could happen if they want to make an example of someone to act as a warning to others. Even the cost of defending a claim can be enough to bankrupt a lot of people, so even if Yaros chooses to ignore warnings I hope others will take not.
              Once again, I do understand the risk and I agree that may be it was not the best idea to choose such niche. Furthermore, when I applied for 2CO to connect credit cards payment option to my Harry site I was declined because of copyright issues (however I successfully solved these issues with Payza).

              So, I DO NOT RECOMMEND anyone building dropshipping websites that sell copyright products. I am doing it at MY OWN RISK.

              And I am not going to defend any claims. If I get a notice of litigation I will just close the site. That's it.

              On this thread I would like people sharing solutions, strategies and ideas about dropshipping business with Alibaba/AliExpress which can be applied to any products.

              Meanwhile, got some more orders. Let's see now how fast the products will be delivered and if I get any complaints and refunds.

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              • Profile picture of the author Importexport
                Originally Posted by Yaros View Post

                Once again, I do understand the risk and I agree that may be it was not the best idea to choose such niche. Furthermore, when I applied for 2CO to connect credit cards payment option to my Harry site I was declined because of copywrite issues (however I successfully solved these issues with Payza).

                So, I DO NOT RECOMMEND anyone building dropshipping websites that sell copywrited products. I am doing it at MY OWN RISK.

                And I am not going to defend any claims. If I get a notice of litigation I will just close the site. That's it.
                Thanks Yaros. For the sake of other readers I am pleased to see your disclaimer that you don't recommend selling copyright products.

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          • Profile picture of the author Alice Walker
            Originally Posted by diyrob View Post

            Thanks for the updates. You have built a very professional e-commerce store. BUT - it is built on a foundation of copyright infringement and trade mark violations. All your images, all your products violate the license holder's rights. It is only a matter of time before you start receiving cease and desist notices. I'm not judging your work, just pointing out that you may have built a very nice - but very short-term business. The very methods you are using to drive traffic -and buyers - will also drive lawyers representing the rights holders to your door. I don't know about you, but I don't want that kind of attention.
            Hi there great thread re:dropshipping. Quick question why cant you use products from Aliexpress that are Harry Potter (licenced) related? dont the china suppliers need premission too? So we shouldnt use a Minion soft toy either. Are there only a number of official places to buy merchandise from? Then why is aliexpress not getting those stores closed if they are not aloowed to sell harry potter stuff either. Are they to big for Warner Bros to takedown? I wanna make a coulple of bucks on the internet. even Zazzle, redbubble, Etsy have copyrighted products on their site. Whats going on!!

            cheers
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            • Profile picture of the author violet0176
              Originally Posted by Alice Walker View Post

              Hi there great thread re:dropshipping. Quick question why cant you use products from Aliexpress that are Harry Potter (licenced) related? dont the china suppliers need premission too? So we shouldnt use a Minion soft toy either. Are there only a number of official places to buy merchandise from? Then why is aliexpress not getting those stores closed if they are not aloowed to sell harry potter stuff either. Are they to big for Warner Bros to takedown? I wanna make a coulple of bucks on the internet. even Zazzle, redbubble, Etsy have copyrighted products on their site. Whats going on!!

              cheers
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    • Profile picture of the author regina57
      Hi Yaros, I am trying to learn the Aliexpress Plugin. I have several questions: Aliexpress or Alibaba are companies from China. However, this Aliexpress Plugin is a Dubai company? How does this work --- we buy the plugin and post stuff on our website, when somebody sees it and clicks on the link from our website and finalized a purchase, then we earn the commission. Is that right? However, i see in one of your conversation that you have to make the order for your client at Ali Express... This I do not understand, and am confused. How is commission earned? what is their form of payment for the commission to their affiliate? I would appreciate your response please.
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      • Profile picture of the author Yaros
        Originally Posted by regina57 View Post

        Hi Yaros, I am trying to learn the Aliexpress Plugin. I have several questions: Aliexpress or Alibaba are companies from China. However, this Aliexpress Plugin is a Dubai company? How does this work --- we buy the plugin and post stuff on our website, when somebody sees it and clicks on the link from our website and finalized a purchase, then we earn the commission. Is that right? However, i see in one of your conversation that you have to make the order for your client at Ali Express... This I do not understand, and am confused. How is commission earned? what is their form of payment for the commission to their affiliate? I would appreciate your response please.
        Aliexpress belongs to Alibaba Group Company based in China. Aliplugin does not belong to AliExpress/Alibaba. It is a WordPress plugin that works with AliExpress API and allows creating sites for earning with AliExpress affiliate program. It works as you described.

        You are confused because on this thread we discuss a dropshipping business model but not an affiliate one.

        I have 2 options earning with AliExpress:

        1. AliExpress affiliate program. I registered with Portals Program and now building affiliate stores with the help of AliPlugin. For each purchase generated from my affiliate sites (it means a user visits my site, redirected to AliExpress via my affiliate link and completes purchase at AliExpress.com) I get from 5% to 50% commission.

        2. AliExpress Dropshipping. I decided to create a dropshipping website to work with AliExpress. When a user buys from my site directly, I order the same item at AliExpress with the shipping details of my customer, keeping the difference between my and seller's price. AliExpress sends the item directly to my customer. So, it is another project that does not deal with AliExpress affiliate program. However, since my dropshipping site is using the platform of AliPlugin, I can order necessary products on AliExpress (to send to my customers) using my affiliate links to get commission as an additional bonus to my dropshipping income.
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  • Profile picture of the author jayzou
    Hi Yaros,

    i just noticed that, aliexpress doesn't accept payment through PayPal.. how's the way you order your customer item on aliexpress? did you withdraw it first then purchase through credit card or something?

    anyway, you are doing awesome.
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    • Profile picture of the author Yaros
      Originally Posted by jayzou View Post

      Hi Yaros,

      i just noticed that, aliexpress doesn't accept payment through PayPal.. how's the way you order your customer item on aliexpress? did you withdraw it first then purchase through credit card or something?

      anyway, you are doing awesome.
      I usually pay using Alipay system with my card connected.
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    Thanks for sharing!
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  • Profile picture of the author studygal
    Excellent thread and my very first to read, I love the SEO perspective . Only trying to help here, but I own a ticket company and get notices all the time about little pictures that don't have any sort of trademark, like a stadium, that I have to take down. I cannot imagine what they would do here without the rights to sell. I do believe you are allowed to sell such items if the manufacturer had the right to create them, but you cannot use images with your store name like that. You have to just think in terms of morals here and that Warner bros spent a lot of time, money and talent to create Harry Potter so its really best not to capitalize on such without having reseller rights.
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  • Profile picture of the author trevorwang
    Yaros,
    You are smart guy!!!

    Used to be a seller in Aliexpress ,and an international trade,some advice you may need consider.

    1.The supply chain of buy from Aliexpress may not stable.If the seller out of stock or some other problem that you influence your business.So I think buy from aliexpress is just an occasional way for drop-shopping.

    2.If you are good at promotion,try AliExpress Affiliate may be better.

    3.If you want a long term business,first try on Aliexpress is good,but meanwhile you need bring up some stable and trustful supplier from China.

    Hope the advice helps you!
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    • Profile picture of the author Yaros
      Originally Posted by trevorwang View Post

      Yaros,
      You are smart guy!!!

      Used to be a seller in Aliexpress ,and an international trade,some advice you may need consider.

      1.The supply chain of buy from Aliexpress may not stable.If the seller out of stock or some other problem that you influence your business.So I think buy from aliexpress is just an occasional way for drop-shopping.

      2.If you are good at promotion,try AliExpress Affiliate may be better.

      3.If you want a long term business,first try on Aliexpress is good,but meanwhile you need bring up some stable and trustful supplier from China.

      Hope the advice helps you!
      Thank you for recommendations! What can you say about TaoBao? I have an idea of using its API, because it looks extremely promising.
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      • Profile picture of the author trevorwang
        Originally Posted by Yaros View Post

        Thank you for recommendations! What can you say about TaoBao? I have an idea of using its API, because it looks extremely promising.
        Well,TaoBao is very convenient.And I think the supplier in Taobao is stable than Aliexpress.Well the only problem is it is difficult use Taobao as dropshopping for foreigner.Because Taobao seller usually do not shipping to other country.And most of seller may difficult while using English.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tony Dean
    Good luck with the 'dropshipping' model but I don't that it is better than an affiliate site that is on 'auto-pilot' and I can go for long walks each day without worry I lost an order because I did not return a message from a potential buyer in a timely manner.
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  • Profile picture of the author odaine21
    Originally Posted by Yaros View Post

    Finally, I have developed my first AliExpress dropshipping store - WorldOfHarry.com and want to share some experience with you.

    The site uses unique theme and plugin developed from scratch. There is a possibility to search and import products directly from AliExpress through your WP admin panel automatically.

    I have studied the experience of some successful AliExpress dropshippers and decided to take a narrow niche that I think will be easier to promote.

    I made a research and selected the most popular products in this niche with the wholesale price not more than $20 and with worldwide free shipping option only. Then I increased prices on my site at about twice the standard cost.

    Another feature of this site is that the plugin imports only products that participate in AliExpress affiliate program. So, if I get any order I will be able to purchase necessary item on AliExpress using my affiliate link to get additional 5%-50% commission.

    I am going to start promoting the site soon; however some improvements are still needed.

    It would be great if you could review my site, give some recommendations, ideas, share your experience or just wish me Good luck!


    Good luck! Keep us updated with your progress!
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  • Profile picture of the author ullahello
    Originally Posted by Yaros View Post

    Finally, I have developed my first AliExpress dropshipping store - WorldOfHarry.com and want to share some experience with you.

    The site uses unique theme and plugin developed from scratch. There is a possibility to search and import products directly from AliExpress through your WP admin panel automatically.

    I have studied the experience of some successful AliExpress dropshippers and decided to take a narrow niche that I think will be easier to promote.

    I made a research and selected the most popular products in this niche with the wholesale price not more than $20 and with worldwide free shipping option only. Then I increased prices on my site at about twice the standard cost.

    Another feature of this site is that the plugin imports only products that participate in AliExpress affiliate program. So, if I get any order I will be able to purchase necessary item on AliExpress using my affiliate link to get additional 5%-50% commission.

    I am going to start promoting the site soon; however some improvements are still needed.

    It would be great if you could review my site, give some recommendations, ideas, share your experience or just wish me Good luck!

    Congratulations to you, aliexpress is a good website, you are looking for a good product evaluation
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  • Profile picture of the author BeLarge
    Awesome journey Yaros.
    Really like your strategy and working system. Keep updating us
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    We are factory and do Aliexpress online shop.
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  • Profile picture of the author ianooi
    Hi Yaros,

    I have a question. When u started your online shop, did you put on the prices 1 by 1 with the price markup or you have a system to do it for you?

    Im going to start a online shop now and the pricing to key in is a big trouble for me at the moment.
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    • Profile picture of the author Yaros
      Originally Posted by ianooi View Post

      Hi Yaros,

      I have a question. When u started your online shop, did you put on the prices 1 by 1 with the price markup or you have a system to do it for you?

      Im going to start a online shop now and the pricing to key in is a big trouble for me at the moment.
      My solution supports automated price system where you can apply x2, x3, x4 and x5 price settings.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yaros
    Starting from the last week, I began some promotion work, generally on social networks.

    I want to share with you some of my stats from the last week (7th - 14th September).

    Traffic:



    Income:

    Orders: 5
    Items: 7
    Total income: $181,39
    Supplier costs: 79,91
    Net profit: $101,48

    What is more important, I got my first feedback!

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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Chu
    Hi Yaros!

    When will you be putting this plugin up for sale?
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    • Profile picture of the author Yaros
      Originally Posted by Mike Chu View Post

      Hi Yaros!

      When will you be putting this plugin up for sale?
      I am not sure when I have time to preapre it for a big market. Actually, this plugin is not the thing that brings sale. It's all about marketing strategies.
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      • Profile picture of the author Mike Chu
        Originally Posted by Yaros View Post

        I am not sure when I have time to preapre it for a big market. Actually, this plugin is not the thing that brings sale. It's all about marketing strategies.
        So what you are saying is that you actually created a website, with payment gateway and all which receives order. That i understand.

        Here's my question, which you can choose to not answer if it's too private:

        1. Do you use the pictures from the manufacturers side (aliexpress)?
        2. How about the description etc? Do you import them in bulk or choose it one by one?
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Chu
    Originally Posted by Yaros View Post

    Finally, I have developed my first AliExpress dropshipping store - WorldOfHarry.com and want to share some experience with you.

    The site uses unique theme and plugin developed from scratch. There is a possibility to search and import products directly from AliExpress through your WP admin panel automatically.
    How is that done? To import directly fro AExpress via WP admin panel? Can you please advise on the process involved or plugin involved?
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    • Profile picture of the author Yaros
      Originally Posted by Mike Chu View Post


      Here's my question, which you can choose to not answer if it's too private:

      1. Do you use the pictures from the manufacturers side (aliexpress)?
      2. How about the description etc? Do you import them in bulk or choose it one by one?
      1. I am using the pictures available on AliExpress.
      2. My plugin has a bulk and selective import options. I prefer using a selective one to preview an item first before importing.

      Originally Posted by Mike Chu View Post

      How is that done? To import directly fro AExpress via WP admin panel? Can you please advise on the process involved or plugin involved?
      My plugin works directly with AliExpress API. It allows searching, imorting and updating products on my site automatically.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nadiaskha
    good luck Aliexpress is the next gen. user friendly site, most trusted, Iam with them as well
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  • Profile picture of the author Nadiaskha
    Hi Yaros, I would like to see some of your drop shipping websites. Do I have to order first or can I see some more sample websites. how much are they costs. I am interested. By the way thanks for so much help & support,
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    • Profile picture of the author Yaros
      Originally Posted by Nadiaskha View Post

      Hi Yaros, I have an affliate plugin with aliexpress all set up. can I use the drop shipping on this website. By the way thanks for so much help & support,
      You are always welcome, Nadiashka! AliExpress affiliate plugin is only used for building AliExpress affiliate sites and working with AliExpress affiliate program only.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nadiaskha
    hi Yaros,
    Is it possible to have an ecommerce dropshipping site from Aliexpress, hope to hear from you.
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    • Profile picture of the author Yaros
      Originally Posted by Nadiaskha View Post

      hi Yaros,
      Is it possible to have an ecommerce dropshipping site from Aliexpress, hope to hear from you.
      I can create one for you If I have some time on it...
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      • Profile picture of the author lenkablog
        Hello Yaros please can you help me, also can you prepare a website for me ? I am going to pay for it.
        I am looking for your kind help I am in great pressed condition with Finance seek your support .







        Originally Posted by Yaros View Post

        I can create one for you If I have some time on it...
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        • Profile picture of the author lenkablog
          Hello Yaros please can you answer my question ? Also I have 1 more question after I launch the store can you help for Facebook ad to make success ? Please help me . I need to your kind attention . Thanks




          Originally Posted by lenkablog View Post

          Hello Yaros please can you help me . I am looking for your kind help I am in great pressed condition with Finance seek your support .
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  • Profile picture of the author johndee2015
    i m seo expert, so i give you sugessstion about SEO. my suggestion is for you is to start from less commutative product and move to upper level. This is the perfect way of working on site.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Chu
      Originally Posted by johndee2015 View Post

      i m seo expert, so i give you sugessstion about SEO. my suggestion is for you is to start from less commutative product and move to upper level. This is the perfect way of working on site.
      Please explain more, if you don't mind.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yaros
    Doing social media marketing for My 'Harry' site for the last two weeks, I found out one good strategy. Actually I knew about it before, but now I got added evidence that it works on my own experience.

    ADVICE: When you are promoting your dropshipping site using social media marketing, don't forget to post ALL your products on your social pages which connected to your site.

    Like here on my FB page: https://www.facebook.com/World-Of-Ha...7933/timeline/

    If you follow this advice your products can be easily found on Google on top positios.

    Let's take an example!

    I am searching on Google for one of my keywords: 'Lord Voldemort Wall Sticker' and find this:



    As you can see from this screenshot, AliExpress is not on the first position, as well as my site, but my Pinterest page (with a link to my site) is a winner! Check it here: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/345018021431638330/

    And I have the same results for many other products from my site.

    It should be also noted, that this strategy works best for Facebook and Pinterest, but it does not mean that you should ignore Instagram and G+.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yaros
    Stats from the last week (14th - 20th September).

    Traffic:



    Income:

    Orders: 6
    Items: 12
    Total income: $258,19
    Supplier costs: 101,52
    Net profit: $156,67

    One order (from France) was really huge - $111 alone

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    • Profile picture of the author Donnaile
      Hi Yaros

      I am currently building a similar drop shipping store in a completely different niche. I have a question regarding Aliexpress and shipping.

      Do most suppliers send you an update when the item has been shipped? If they do send you this update, do you notify the end customer?

      Thanks
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      • Profile picture of the author Yaros
        Originally Posted by Donnaile View Post

        Hi Yaros

        I am currently building a similar drop shipping store in a completely different niche. I have a question regarding Aliexpress and shipping.

        Do most suppliers send you an update when the item has been shipped? If they do send you this update, do you notify the end customer?

        Thanks
        Nice to hear you are also involved in dropshipping business!

        Yes, all suppliers send me updates that I redirect to my clients. These updates include following status:

        - Your order has been paid successfully.
        - Your order has been shippied.

        And on my site admin area I have following status options:

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  • Profile picture of the author Yaros
    Additionally I get some profit when ordering items from AliExpress for my clients using my affiliate link - 5% on average.

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  • Profile picture of the author annascott
    This is same post you posted on other forum. Well, Its good to see you're growing and its new for drop shipping business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yaros
    Good news.

    Alibaba Group’s logistics affiliate Cainiao has signed an agreement with the United States Postal Service (USPS). The two companies agreed to work together to speed delivery of merchandise sold through AliExpress to consumers in the United States.

    Source
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    • Profile picture of the author violet0176
      Originally Posted by Yaros View Post

      Good news.

      Alibaba Group’s logistics affiliate Cainiao has signed an agreement with the United States Postal Service (USPS). The two companies agreed to work together to speed delivery of merchandise sold through AliExpress to consumers in the United States.

      Source
      That sounds like good news. I wonder when this partnership will take effect?
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  • Profile picture of the author aceit224
    Super excited about this opportunity. I have used the aliexpress affiliate plugin for about stores and I was surprised at how the steps in the setup where straight to the point. Aliexpress dropshipping here I come
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  • Profile picture of the author cevor
    Nice work Yaros.

    What kind of gateway do you use?
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    • Profile picture of the author Yaros
      Originally Posted by cevor View Post

      Nice work Yaros.

      What kind of gateway do you use?
      I am using only PayPal now with the option to use credit cards. Unfortunately I was not able to connect 2CO because of using copyright products. So, I think I am losing now around 30% of sales because the site does not offer direct payment option through credit cards.
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      • Profile picture of the author cevor
        Originally Posted by Yaros View Post

        I am using only PayPal now with the option to use credit cards. Unfortunately I was not able to connect 2CO because of using copyright products. So, I think I am losing now around 30% of sales because the site does not offer direct payment option through credit cards.
        Sure but for this you learn a lot. Next project will like to be more successful
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  • Profile picture of the author Yaros
    Stats from the last week (21st - 28th September).

    Traffic:



    Income:

    Orders: 4
    Items: 7
    Total income: $119,09
    Supplier costs: 43,57
    Net profit: $75,52

    Last week got some drop in traffic. This week I am going to launch paid ads on FB, let's see how it will work out.

    I am gald that my customers started getting their orders! No refunds so far.



    And I am satisfied with social media accounts which give traffic, orders and some great reviews:

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  • Profile picture of the author Yaros
    I am quick to share with you my stats for September:

    Total income: $733,55
    Supplier costs: $279,32
    Affiliate commission: $13,17
    Net profit: $467,40

    Top 3 countries people purchased from:
    United States
    Germany
    United Kindom

    Best product of the month (7 items sold) - Hermione Granger Rotating Time Turner Necklace Gold Hourglass - free shipping worldwide

    I think not bad for beginning, especially considering the fact that I did not spend anything on paid advertising in September. Most purchases came from organic and social media traffic.

    This month I am going to try PPC, craiglist, paid FB ads and crowd marketing and share these startegies with you. And I have decided to develop another webstore for another niche. Starting designing a new theme for it right now.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yaros
    Then ask your supplier not to include the card. The sellers on AliExpress have a clear idea about a dropshipping business model and will be happy to assits you. However, I have not recieved such cards yet.
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    • Profile picture of the author 99Tech
      Interesting... Can u tell your result after spends some $$$ on fb ads? waiting for your reply
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      • Profile picture of the author Yaros
        Originally Posted by 99Tech View Post

        Interesting... Can u tell your result after spends some $$$ on fb ads? waiting for your reply
        Just started with paid ads on FB. I will share the strategy soon. So far getting visitors very cheaply. Like it.
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        • Profile picture of the author 99Tech
          Originally Posted by Yaros View Post

          Just started with paid ads on FB. I will share the strategy soon. So far getting visitors very cheaply. Like it.
          We are waiting for your result as well as your money making machine lets hope you will live soon and give us opportunity make some $$$$$$..
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        • Profile picture of the author violet0176
          Originally Posted by Yaros View Post

          Just started with paid ads on FB. I will share the strategy soon. So far getting visitors very cheaply. Like it.
          Are you sure that you want to draw that much attention to yourself, trademark law being what it is? I'm not trying to knock your hustle, but I don't want others to think it's a good idea either. If you were selling no name stuff it wouldn't be an issue, but that's not the case here.


          Can I sell Harry Potter merchandise online
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          • Profile picture of the author Yaros
            Originally Posted by Jester009 View Post

            Subscribing. Thank you for sharing.
            Are you planning to release this plugin anytime soon?

            Please tell us about the results.

            Thanks
            J
            I am not sure when it can happen. A lot of work needed to prepare such plugin for a big market.

            Originally Posted by Bbstar View Post

            very nice. im thinking of doing this method as well. how much are you paying for domain hosting and such?

            how long does the shipping take? im very interested in doing this. lemme know
            $9 for domain and $15 for hosting.

            Shipping takes from 5 to 20 days. But I offer only products with free shipping option.

            Originally Posted by violet0176 View Post

            Are you sure that you want to draw that much attention to yourself, trademark law being what it is? I'm not trying to knock your hustle, but I don't want others to think it's a good idea either. If you were selling no name stuff it wouldn't be an issue, but that's not the case here.
            Yes I know, I am doing it on my own risk. Actually, I am going to create soon more webstores for other interesting niches without using trademark products. Here I just wnat to give trial runs to different marketing strategies to use them in future for my other dropshipping websites.
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          • Profile picture of the author IMHaries
            Thank U very much for sharing your journey

            i've a question, will u try to promote your product/website with google adwords? if yes, could you give us your report of this paid traffic?

            thank u sir
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            • Profile picture of the author Yaros
              Originally Posted by IMHaries View Post

              Thank U very much for sharing your journey

              i've a question, will u try to promote your product/website with google adwords? if yes, could you give us your report of this paid traffic?

              thank u sir
              Not yet, but I am going to try PPC soon. I will keep you updated.
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  • Profile picture of the author shreevarigroup
    i am at your service if you operate in india so far no one does.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jester009
    Subscribing. Thank you for sharing.
    Are you planning to release this plugin anytime soon?

    Please tell us about the results.

    Thanks
    J
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  • Profile picture of the author Bbstar
    very nice. im thinking of doing this method as well. how much are you paying for domain hosting and such?

    how long does the shipping take? im very interested in doing this. lemme know
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  • Profile picture of the author michaelmyc
    Hi Yaros,

    Does the term free shipping include those taxes imposed on the products? If not, how do you setup or calculate the import and duty taxes for the countries that you ship your products to?

    Thanks.
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    • Profile picture of the author Yaros
      Originally Posted by michaelmyc View Post

      Hi Yaros,

      Does the term free shipping include those taxes imposed on the products? If not, how do you setup or calculate the import and duty taxes for the countries that you ship your products to?

      Thanks.
      It is the buyer’s responsibility for any custom duty fees that may be charged upon delivery. It is stated on the site.
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  • Profile picture of the author intowonder
    Awesome post Yaros.
    Thanks for sharing this info!
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  • Profile picture of the author George Hunt
    Hi Yaros,

    Thank you for such a fabulous thread and sharing your case! It's real great experience and I wish you good luck in your life experiment. I have some questions regarding your post:

    1. What do you think is better: make own website (alonestanding, e.g. WP, Joomla or whatever it is) or use Shopify. Shopify seems to have huge potential in marketing and sales promotion + quick integration with GoogleShopping.
    2. You mentioned that you use PayPal for payment processing. But what about fraud from the customer's side? PayPal is usually on the buyers side and not on the sellers. How do you manage returns, money back and other issues with existing or possible frauds?

    Thank you!
    Best,
    George
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    • Profile picture of the author Yaros
      Originally Posted by George Hunt View Post

      Hi Yaros,

      Thank you for such a fabulous thread and sharing your case! It's real great experience and I wish you good luck in your life experiment. I have some questions regarding your post:

      1. What do you think is better: make own website (alonestanding, e.g. WP, Joomla or whatever it is) or use Shopify. Shopify seems to have huge potential in marketing and sales promotion + quick integration with GoogleShopping.
      2. You mentioned that you use PayPal for payment processing. But what about fraud from the customer's side? PayPal is usually on the buyers side and not on the sellers. How do you manage returns, money back and other issues with existing or possible frauds?

      Thank you!
      Best,
      George
      1. I am a fan of WordPress, becuase its system is very flexible and offers tons of opportunities. However there are many good shopping carts available on the market and Shopify is one of the best. If you are ready to spend a bit more and all its options and features meet your expactations, then I think Shopify is a way to go.

      2. I have not got any frauds and refunds yet, but I am ready for them, it is a part of a business. Hope I will not get plenty of them.
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  • Profile picture of the author arabmoney
    Awesome! I'm really elated to learn of this your new plugin. I bought Aliplugin and it has really been helpful.

    When are you going to release this dropshipping plugin please, Can't wait to have one. I was already thinking of using shopify to run a dropshipping business with Aliexpress but i think I have to hold one for your plugin
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    • Profile picture of the author KFlash
      Hey Yaros,

      great site and great results. How will you handle refunds? You haven't had any yet, but sooner or later it will happen...
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      • Profile picture of the author Yaros
        Originally Posted by KFlash View Post

        Hey Yaros,

        great site and great results. How will you handle refunds? You haven't had any yet, but sooner or later it will happen...
        AliExpress has a good protection system with full money back guarantee. So, if my customer is not satisfied with a product and asking for refund I will start dispute with AliExpress seller.
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        • Profile picture of the author Bbstar
          does that even work? disputing for refunds.

          how is it your able to get like 2 week shipments? i always thought shipping something from china to us would take at least 1 month which by then customers would file a paypal dispute and you'd have to refund their money.

          i remember u told me most of your shipments came in within 2 weeks. how did you do that? did you select certain suppliers from china that u knew were going to ship it really quickly?
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          • Profile picture of the author Yaros
            Originally Posted by Bbstar View Post

            does that even work? disputing for refunds.

            how is it your able to get like 2 week shipments? i always thought shipping something from china to us would take at least 1 month which by then customers would file a paypal dispute and you'd have to refund their money.

            i remember u told me most of your shipments came in within 2 weeks. how did you do that? did you select certain suppliers from china that u knew were going to ship it really quickly?
            When did you order from AliExpress last time?

            I remember the time when I waited for 5-6 weeks to get the package in my country (with free shipping option). Now I get packages in 2 weeks on avearge.

            Recently Jack Ma (the founder of Alibaba Group) has come to my country to discuss the situation with our national postal service and it was promised that the delivery time will take even less soon.

            Two weeks ago Alibaba Group’s logistics affiliate Cainiao has signed an agreement with the United States Postal Service (USPS). The two companies agreed to work together to speed delivery of merchandise sold through AliExpress to consumers in the United States.

            So, I agree that the delivery time is far from perfect, but it's great that they are working on this.

            That's the reason I add only the products now that are not very expensive and have a free shipping option. In this case many of my customers are usually ready to wait a bit more.
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  • Profile picture of the author iris zhao
    Congratulations! your dropping website is professional, but i consider that you can add a live chat with your website. What's more, rich catagory.
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  • Profile picture of the author kingcong
    Hi Yaros!

    Very inspiring journey

    I've been reading a lot and tried to think of what to do to create a business, so coming across this is gold as a lot of these "how I started from nothing" stories, don't really tell you how they progressed.

    So thank you for this, this has really opened up my eyes as I was also reading on wholesale/dropshipping.

    My only question, is Dubai where you live?

    Don't worry, I'm not stalking! As I believe all online businesses must provide a physical address (an address that you can send mails/goods) and not a virtual address.

    So what did you do with that? Did you use an accountants address? Rented a warehouse? Used the supplier's address? or hired a mailing address?

    Thanks again for the amazing and on-going adventure
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    • Profile picture of the author Yaros
      Originally Posted by kingcong View Post

      Hi Yaros!

      Very inspiring journey

      I've been reading a lot and tried to think of what to do to create a business, so coming across this is gold as a lot of these "how I started from nothing" stories, don't really tell you how they progressed.

      So thank you for this, this has really opened up my eyes as I was also reading on wholesale/dropshipping.

      My only question, is Dubai where you live?

      Don't worry, I'm not stalking! As I believe all online businesses must provide a physical address (an address that you can send mails/goods) and not a virtual address.

      So what did you do with that? Did you use an accountants address? Rented a warehouse? Used the supplier's address? or hired a mailing address?

      Thanks again for the amazing and on-going adventure
      Thank you! I don't live in Dubai right now, but I mentioned it because I have an established company there. Physical address in not only necessary for building trust for clients but also it is required if you apply for credit cards payment system on your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author AKY66
    Yaros, thank you so much for starting this thread. I am learning a lot, and check back every day to keep learning.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bbstar
    looking forward to your updates! you've inspired me to start my ecommerce store and dropship from aliexpress. how did you get your sales so far? is it all organic sales?
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    • Profile picture of the author Yaros
      Originally Posted by Bbstar View Post

      looking forward to your updates! you've inspired me to start my ecommerce store and dropship from aliexpress. how did you get your sales so far? is it all organic sales?
      My sales are generated now with organic traffic, social media free traffic and paid ads on Facebook.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yaros
    I would like to share with you my FB advertising campaign strategy.

    To launch paid ads on FB for my Harry site I use Power Editor instead of using a regular FB tools that has some limitations.

    Importnat: Power Editor works only with Google Chrome. To open this tool you need to go to www.facebook.com/ads/manage/powereditor or use a necessary tab on FB ads manager:



    As soon as you enter Power Editor, click ‘Download to Power Editor’ in order to add accounts you need to get access for:



    To create a campaign, click the following button:



    Then you need to name the campaign, set objective (choose ‘Clicks to website’) and give titles to your ads group and ads:



    Then we need to edit our campaign on a group and ads level where we should set targets, budget and create texts.

    For my Harry site I use the type of ads which can include several images and links.

    In ‘Create Ad tab’ I select ‘Ad with multiply images in a carousel’.



    Then I start creating my ads loading them with titles, descriptions, prices and images.



    Important: as my experience shows, people mostly buy from desktop devices, that’s why I remove the option to show my ads on mobile gadgets:



    Targeting:

    Before creating my ads on FB I went to https://www.google.com/trends/ and found the countries where the ‘Harry Potter’ keyword is extremely popular.

    Then I added all possible keywords associated with Harry Potter niche.

    Lastly, I set age range from 18 to 65+:



    Budget:

    For this type of ads (like Carousel), ‘Daily Budget’ option is the best. My daily budget is $5:



    My advertising campaign started on the 7th of October and will end on 31st of October:



    With such budget and settings mentioned above, I get following results:
    - Clicks – 241 daily on average
    - Cost per click - $0.02!




    I have already got some good results from this campaign. For example, today I got an order from Mexico generated by this Facebook adverstising campaign:

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  • Profile picture of the author byalik
    I saw you selling this plugin but it was an affiliate plugin while it looks like you're running a dropship store, not affiliate. What am I missing?
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    • Profile picture of the author Yaros
      Originally Posted by byalik View Post

      I saw you selling this plugin but it was an affiliate plugin while it looks like you're running a dropship store, not affiliate. What am I missing?
      Yes, I am selling AliPlugin for building affiliate stores for AliExpress affiliate program. But this one is a dropshipping plugin and it is not for sale now.
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      • Profile picture of the author Eminorgon
        What are your strageries for organic traffic? Dou you get a lot of traffic from SEO?
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        • Profile picture of the author Yaros
          Originally Posted by Eminorgon View Post

          What are your strageries for organic traffic? Dou you get a lot of traffic from SEO?
          Yes, organic traffic is quite good.

          1. Before choosing main categories for my site, I use Google Adwords to find good keywords in selected niche. As a result all names of my categories are in line with chosen keywords. (For example: category name “Harry Potter wands” = “Harry Potter wands” keyword that has 40,500 monthly searches according to Google Adwords.
          2. I am using Senuke software for social bookmarking. It helps to index site well and get stable pages on Google.
          3. I write and place a unique article (3000 symbols) on the home page above footer.
          4. I write and place a unique article with necessary keywords (2000 symbols) on each category page. For each article I make unique title placing it in H2 tag. It is important that this title (H2) should be different from the name of the category (H1).
          5. I create unique titles for all my products and add meta data.
          6. Using special software (usually WebSite Auditor) I do SEO audit for all my pages to find out if:
          - I have any errors in the code; - robots.txt created and setup properly; - there are any pages with 404 error; - a site has any broken links; - all meta tags are written correctly; - all pages are mobile friendly.
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          • Profile picture of the author wikitime
            Nice work, Zemlyak! Really like your strategy! I use AliPlugin and hope for a release of AliShopper or whatever you call it )
            Good luck! Удачи!
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  • Profile picture of the author Yaros
    People often ask me about how my ordering process works. So I decided to describe this process in a step-by-step way.

    1. First, I get a notification on my email that an order was placed. And I get another notification from my PayPal account that I received payment.

    2. I go to the WP admin area of my site to check Order Details page and find this recent order:

    I see that this order includes 2 items for $9.99 + $11.99.



    3. Using my affiliate links I go to these product pages on AliExpress and place orders stating shipping address of my customer. These affiliate links allow me earning 8% commission on every purchase.

    ITEM #1


    ITEM #2


    4. After placing the order I get notifications from the seller about when he sends the product and its tracking ID. This information I pass to my client through email and apply different status for a particular order on my control panel:



    RESULT:

    Gross profit - $21.98
    Supplier Expenses - $7.28
    Affiliate commission - $0.58



    NET PROFIT: $15.28.
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    • Profile picture of the author wikitime
      What if the two orders come from two different suppliers? Does it mean the end buyer will receive two parcels at different time?
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      • Profile picture of the author Yaros
        Originally Posted by wikitime View Post

        What if the two orders come from two different suppliers? Does it mean the end buyer will receive two parcels at different time?
        I am usually trying to take from a big supplier who has a big collection in stock. But if there is no such possibility I have to order from different suppliers.
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        • Profile picture of the author Donnaile
          Hi Yaros

          Well I must say a big thank you. I have set up a store in a different niche and already have two sales!! One to Mexico and one to Australia.

          My site is quite labour intensive as I don't have massive tech skills like you. I spent nearly half a day yesterday importing reviews via phpmyadmin!

          I have a question regarding shipping from Aliexpress. I placed a sample order for myself on the 4th of October, it has given me a tracking ID with "Special Line-YW". If I go to the supplied link and check the tracking number it comes back as not found!! The item was shipped on the 7th. Have you been able to check on tracking numbers?

          I have placed my two customer orders and am still waiting for them to be shipped but hope this tracking issue won't be a headache!

          Also do you provide the customers mobile number in the Aliexpress order? I have just added 00-00-00000 for these first two orders.

          Finally do you add any notes to the supplier on the Aliexpress order like "please mark as gift"?

          Thanks again
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          • Profile picture of the author Yaros
            Originally Posted by Donnaile View Post

            Have you been able to check on tracking numbers?

            Also do you provide the customers mobile number in the Aliexpress order? I have just added 00-00-00000 for these first two orders.

            Finally do you add any notes to the supplier on the Aliexpress order like "please mark as gift"?
            Yes, tracking numbers usually work for me. Contact the seller to find out what is wrong.

            I place my own phone number.

            I usually add this note:

            Dear seller. I work as a dropshipper. Please, do not mention Aliexpress and your return address and don't place your business card into the package. We look forward to continuing and further developing our cooperation with your store. Thank you!
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  • Profile picture of the author cevor
    Any update about FB, what is your ROI in FB?

    Thanks Yaros for priceless tips

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    • Profile picture of the author wikitime
      Yaroslav, can you share your exprerience using Senuke software? What price plan do you use? Is it really worth using? Appreciate your answer.
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      • Profile picture of the author Yaros
        Originally Posted by wikitime View Post

        Yaroslav, can you share your exprerience using Senuke software? What price plan do you use? Is it really worth using? Appreciate your answer.
        I am paying $147 montly, but I am using it mostly for other projects. As for my dropshipping site it only helps me to create some social bookmarks. You can use 'bookmarking demon' for this purpose as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yaros
    I have got my first refund recently The customer did not like the quality of a t-shirt he got. He sent me the picture of this t-shirt and I must admit that the quality of this item is really poor.



    As a result I sent him a full refund, opened a dispute with AliExpress seller and got a refund the next day!

    I suppose, if you are selling not expensive products your AliExpress suppliers usually refund you quickly without having to return the items because they don't want the headache of disputes and receiving returns for relatively low value items. May be I could even give a partial refund to my customer.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rick Nguyen
    Hi Yaros,

    Could you tell me process of SEO your dropshipping website on Google?
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    • Profile picture of the author Yaros
      Originally Posted by Rick Nguyen View Post

      Hi Yaros,

      Could you tell me process of SEO your dropshipping website on Google?
      My site is good on Google and I think such results became possible because of two main marketing effors:

      1. Extensive on-site SEO.

      - Before choosing main categories for my site, I used Google Adwords to find good keywords in selected niche. As a result all names of my categories are in line with chosen keywords. (For example: category name “Harry Potter wands” = “Harry Potter wands” keyword that has 40,500 monthly searches according to Google Adwords.
      - For each category and home page I added unique keyword-rich articles.
      - I used special software to create social bookmarks to index my site with Google fast.
      - Using WebSite Auditor I did SEO audit for all my pages to find out if I have any errors in the code, if robots.txt is created and setup properly, if there are any pages with 404 error, if there are any broken links, if all meta tags are written correctly and all pages are mobile friendly.
      - I changed product titles to make them look more friendly for Google.

      As a result my site was indexed by Google sucessfully and I started getting some organic traffic and sales.

      2. Social media integration.

      I created and designed accounts on most popular social networks - Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Instagram and published all my products their. It helped greatly, because these pages appeared in top pages of Google intantly and I got another source of free organic traffic.

      Owing to these two strategies many of my products appeared on Google higher than product pages of competitors:

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  • Profile picture of the author Yaros
    I decided to try video ads on Facebook. Not sure if there is a sense to send traffic from such ads directly to a website. May be I should use some landing page... Any thoughts?

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    • Profile picture of the author wikitime
      I think landing would be great. Speaking about the video itself, the description and the prices are not very visible. Try making them a bit larger.
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    • Profile picture of the author Vinne
      Originally Posted by Yaros View Post

      I decided to try video ads on Facebook. Not sure if there is a sense to send traffic from such ads directly to a website. May be I should use some landing page... Any thoughts?

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQEWJrvyff8
      Hi Yaros,
      I am following your journey for sometime now and I need To Say Thank you for Sharing your Knowledge with us👌. It is Greate to see you progress and achieving your goals 💪. Hopefully you will take us on Another Journey after this. Looking forward to it😊

      patiently Waiting for your Facebook ads results I need to Ask How did you make the video. Which tool did you use to create it before uploading it to YouTube.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yaros
    Last week I started testing Craiglist and other similar services and have already got several sales from this source. I think many of you are familiar with Craiglist, but for those who have not tried Craiglist yet, this small and easy to follow guide could be helpful.

    1. Before starting posting ads on Craiglist I recommend using HideMe software. It allows choosing the IP address of the region where you want to post your ads.

    2. Go to Craiglist.org and select a geographical location. In order to choose the best country or region I strongly recommend that you check Google Trends first to find out where your products (look by keywords) are mostly popular and demanded.

    3. Then you should sign up or create a new account.



    4. You can see the status of ads you have already published on your account page. Here you can also select a region for posting your next ads.



    5. Choose the type of your ad on the next page.



    6. Select category.



    7. Enter contact and product information.



    8. Insert image and publish.



    Now your ad is ready. After publishing, it will be shown on Craiglist for the next 45 days. You can check your post following the link that will appear on the next page.



    Here is how the post looks like:



    Don’t forget to place a link to your site. It will be not an active link; however people use it to visit your site or product page.

    It should be also noted that Craiglist is not the only service suited for posting such ads. I found another 4 good services that can give good traffic and sales. Besides, these services allow posting active links to your webstore.

    Here is a full list:

    1 craigslist: frederick jobs, apartments, personals, for sale, services, community, and events

    2 http://www.locanto.com

    3 Free Classifieds - Hoobly Classifieds

    4 Free classifieds - backpage.com

    5 UsedVictoria.com - Classifieds for Jobs, Rentals, Cars, Furniture and Free Stuff

    If you are using Craiglist or similar services in your marketing strategy, please share your ideas and experience here!
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  • Profile picture of the author Rick Nguyen
    hi Yaros,
    I have 2 questions for you:
    1, I see telephone number on your dropshipping web 1 (716) 235 57 71, so do you think that you have to answer phone call from customer 24/7?
    2, if i want to make a dropping site importing products from Aliexpress, it's gonna be ok to use Shopify/Bigcommerce instead of WP?

    tks
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    • Profile picture of the author Yaros
      Originally Posted by Rick Nguyen View Post

      hi Yaros,
      I have 2 questions for you:
      1, I see telephone number on your dropshipping web 1 (716) 235 57 71, so do you think that you have to answer phone call from customer 24/7?
      2, if i want to make a dropping site importing products from Aliexpress, it's gonna be ok to use Shopify/Bigcommerce instead of WP?

      tks
      1. It is always recommended to place an active phone number on your ecommerce store for trust and better conversions. I am usually doing like this:
      - buy US number from Skype
      - record some voice message
      - setup voice mail.
      As a result when a client calls this number he can leave a message that will be instantly delivered to my email. In this case I don't have to answer calls myself, but I can get information from my customers and customers are happy that they have an option to call somewhere.

      2. Yes, you can use other ecommerce platforms to create dropshipping sites. However my plugin works automatically based on AliExpress API. I am not sure if other platforms have such solution. I heard Shopify offers some similar option but I have not checked it.
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      • Profile picture of the author bspoljar
        Originally Posted by Yaros View Post

        I heard Shopify offers some similar option but I have not checked it.

        This could be offtopic, but Yaros mentioned it, so I have checked it:

        Shopify has Ali Importer in App Store and it is $29,90/month. Shopify Basic plan is another $29/month or Lite $9/month if you want to sale only on FB, so it's $58.90/month for a webshop and FB shop or $38,90 for FB shop only.
        But, on other hand, it looks great and it's promising because of other Shopify features.
        Similar plugin is DHgate app for Shopify and it's free and very easy to use and fast, but Aliexpress has way more products, and they are cheaper.

        If someone could nail Aliexpress Shopify App for reasonable price, it could be great success due to simplicity and other features of Shopify.
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        • Profile picture of the author George Hunt
          Originally Posted by bspoljar View Post

          This could be offtopic, but Yaros mentioned it, so I have checked it:

          Shopify has Ali Importer in App Store and it is $29,90/month. Shopify Basic plan is another $29/month or Lite $9/month if you want to sale only on FB, so it's $58.90/month for a webshop and FB shop or $38,90 for FB shop only.
          But, on other hand, it looks great and it's promising because of other Shopify features.
          Similar plugin is DHgate app for Shopify and it's free and very easy to use and fast, but Aliexpress has way more products, and they are cheaper.

          If someone could nail Aliexpress Shopify App for reasonable price, it could be great success due to simplicity and other features of Shopify.
          Totally agree with you. I'm also looking for a reliable and easy-to-use parser/cropper for Aliexpress. I'm testing at the moment the Ali Importer in Shopify. It's not perfect, but it has something good. The trial period allows you to import 15 items only. Pros: you can import items by url or item ID, the plugin has price multiplyer to the sourcing price (or you can specify price manually), the plugin does the stock observance (however I don't know and developer also does not explain it, how often it updates information from Aliexpress). Cons: not all items as you want you can import from Ali (and this is the main cons of this plugin), only products in partnership program can be imported. Pricing is the main cons as well: 29usd Shopify +29usd Ali importer per month is for the start of an online store something to think about (especially, if you want to test a niche).
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          • Profile picture of the author Yaros
            Originally Posted by George Hunt View Post

            Pricing is the main cons as well: 29usd Shopify +29usd Ali importer per month is for the start of an online store something to think about (especially, if you want to test a niche).
            It's quite expensive. And I agree that it is not reasonable when you need to test some niches.
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          • Profile picture of the author rtaufik86
            Originally Posted by George Hunt View Post

            Totally agree with you. I'm also looking for a reliable and easy-to-use parser/cropper for Aliexpress. I'm testing at the moment the Ali Importer in Shopify. It's not perfect, but it has something good. The trial period allows you to import 15 items only. Pros: you can import items by url or item ID, the plugin has price multiplyer to the sourcing price (or you can specify price manually), the plugin does the stock observance (however I don't know and developer also does not explain it, how often it updates information from Aliexpress). Cons: not all items as you want you can import from Ali (and this is the main cons of this plugin), only products in partnership program can be imported. Pricing is the main cons as well: 29usd Shopify +29usd Ali importer per month is for the start of an online store something to think about (especially, if you want to test a niche).
            Yaros, what a great thread yaros. I myself also starting a dropshipping from Aliexpress. But I used shopify as m website since I dont have the coding experience with wordpress.

            About shopify niche testing purpose, I usually just try the free trial and 30 daysubscription. If I found out my shop didnt sell, I just close it and never get charge by shopify.

            I'm selling bicycle accessories, and currently use fb to drive traffic to my site, but still got no luck. my website is Bicycle Gear, could anyone give some feedback about my site. people do come to my site from FB, but they didnt convert.

            Do you use fb ad yaros? thanks
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            • Profile picture of the author Yaros
              Originally Posted by Rick Nguyen View Post

              Hi Yaros,

              So if i begin with WP, where i can buy Ali API plugin? and how much it costs?

              tks
              I don't sell a dropshipping plugin. My AliPlugin is for building AliExpress affiliate sites, not dropshipping ones.

              Originally Posted by rtaufik86 View Post

              Yaros, what a great thread yaros. I myself also starting a dropshipping from Aliexpress. But I used shopify as m website since I dont have the coding experience with wordpress.

              About shopify niche testing purpose, I usually just try the free trial and 30 daysubscription. If I found out my shop didnt sell, I just close it and never get charge by shopify.

              I'm selling bicycle accessories, and currently use fb to drive traffic to my site, but still got no luck. my website is Bicycle Gear, could anyone give some feedback about my site. people do come to my site from FB, but they didnt convert.

              Do you use fb ad yaros? thanks
              Yes, I am using FB and quite satisfied with results. Regarding your site I would recommend that you change the domain name. In my opinion .xyz looks not trustworthy. And I think it is not a good idea to place such a large header on your home page. It is better when a user can see products and categories once he enters a website.
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      • Profile picture of the author Rick Nguyen
        Originally Posted by Yaros View Post


        2. Yes, you can use other ecommerce platforms to create dropshipping sites. However my plugin works automatically based on AliExpress API. I am not sure if other platforms have such solution. I heard Shopify offers some similar option but I have not checked it.
        Hi Yaros,

        So if i begin with WP, where i can buy Ali API plugin? and how much it costs?

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  • Profile picture of the author seawolf2
    What a great Thread! and insights from everyone! I will be following this closely

    Thanks Yaros!
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  • Profile picture of the author Yaros
    My stats for October:

    TRAFFIC



    I got around 40% increase in traffic comparing to September stats.

    INCOME

    Total income: $933,25
    Supplier costs: $389,11
    Affiliate commission: $26,39
    Net profit: $570,53 (+22% comparing to September)

    Most of my sales were generated with the help of organic search and social media (not paid ads).

    Top 3 countries people purchased from:
    - United States
    - India
    - Mexico

    In October I made two refunds. One of them is because of a poor quality of the item and another one because of long delivery time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yaros
    I am often asked what niche is better to choose for a dropshipping site. In my opinion it is better to find and choose a narrow niche. A broad niche might sound like a good idea and I do understand people who are dreaming about an authority website where you can put all products, but in practice, it can be very tough to get traffic and orders.

    Some reasons to go narrow:

    1. When you make a research going narrow you get a better understanding about what you are going to sell.
    2. It’s easier to be a big fish in a small pond and it’s the fastest way to grow your business and credibility.
    3. It’s easier to rank higher in a web search for particular search terms.
    4. Due to your specialty people will be ready to come to you again and again because you are “the one” in their minds.
    5. It is always easier to focus on one audience and plan your marketing strategies.

    To get an idea about what I mean by a narrow niche, take look at this website I have created recently for my friend:

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    • Profile picture of the author frodo77
      When you start growing and get say 100 orders daily, that would seem to be a lot of work. How are you going to handle this?
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      • Profile picture of the author Yaros
        Originally Posted by frodo77 View Post

        When you start growing and get say 100 orders daily, that would seem to be a lot of work. How are you going to handle this?
        I have already hired a support manager who helps with orders, customer support and monitoring products on my site.
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        • Profile picture of the author chepablito
          Dear Yaros,

          First of all, thank you for giving other drop-shippers from your time and efforts, the information and tips that you give here, are very appreciated and valuable for others like myself, which are trying to make a living and support our families.
          In today's world, global economy and technology give incredible opportunities to everyone.

          In my case, after a couple of years of thinking and trying to find a direction, I finally start doing my new company setup process.

          I am always very suspicious of Ali Express and Chinese dealers in general. I bought a few times from suppliers in Ali Express and to say the truth, it was much better than expected, ridiculous prices, quality was OK and delivery times shorter than stated by them.

          But one thing is buying as a particular and other one is buying and/or using them as a drop ship business...

          Anyway I am not currently using Ali Express as an option, thanks to your invaluable posts, I am considering to give a try... For me rather than low prices, the service and reliability is mandatory, I cannot build a drop ship biz, with all the risks and problems, if I don't feel that I can trust my suppliers at least 95% (for me there is no 100%)... rate I find it, very difficult to achieve...

          To make it short, I have the same problems, trying to do everything myself, dealing with suppliers worldwide (US, EU and China), setup of eBay and Amazon stores (US + international), building own websites alone, I am not a WM, although I have some skills and I learnt fast, I usually got stuck due to design, plugin and code problems. I pay much attention to details, I am kind of perfectionist and try to make the most professionals websites and give visitors the best customer experience and service, pre and post sale.

          I also believe in transparency, my plan is making my websites, fully transparent, with my own profile and future employees profiles, international customer service by phone, mail and chat,etc

          Of course all these plans, will be implemented, one by one and only according to sales progress, I strong believe in biz development and automation of all marketing related activities, future website features cost will come from the business revenues only...
          Due to a small budget, I am always on the chase after cheap and effective tools (Social, SEO, IT Services, Design, etc) that can save me precious time.

          Do you have or use proven tools and/or services (from your experience) with strong accent on value 4 money?

          Do you think business model or similar as yours can succeed to make 5K $ on revenues/mo. (lets say in 1 yr time)?

          Do you think it is possible, once the whole process is working more or less smooth, to fully automate and duplicate it, meaning finding other niche and working on a pretty much similar basis?

          You work with Ali Express, which offer zero to cheap shipping rates, with very low or null cost to you but in my case (like any other drop-shiper) shipping cost, cut off much of our sale revenue? Any tip on how to overcome this huge problem? Fullfilment services? FBA by Amazon? Selling only to customer of certain countries with lower shipping rates?


          Excuses to everyone for this long post but I never learnt to make things short

          Yaros, I wish you huge success in your biz, you deserve it!

          P.D: I reserved flight ticket for Hong Kong on next April, I am attending 2 electronic fairs in HK and the 119th Canton Export Fair in Guangzhou, I will be more than glad, to share my experience with everyone here.
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          • Profile picture of the author Yaros
            Originally Posted by chepablito View Post

            Do you have or use proven tools and/or services (from your experience) with strong accent on value 4 money?

            Do you think business model or similar as yours can succeed to make 5K $ on revenues/mo. (lets say in 1 yr time)?

            Do you think it is possible, once the whole process is working more or less smooth, to fully automate and duplicate it, meaning finding other niche and working on a pretty much similar basis?

            You work with Ali Express, which offer zero to cheap shipping rates, with very low or null cost to you but in my case (like any other drop-shiper) shipping cost, cut off much of our sale revenue? Any tip on how to overcome this huge problem? Fullfilment services? FBA by Amazon? Selling only to customer of certain countries with lower shipping rates?


            Excuses to everyone for this long post but I never learnt to make things short

            Yaros, I wish you huge success in your biz, you deserve it!

            P.D: I reserved flight ticket for Hong Kong on next April, I am attending 2 electronic fairs in HK and the 119th Canton Export Fair in Guangzhou, I will be more than glad, to share my experience with everyone here.
            Thank you for the great post, your kind words and sharing your experience!

            The advantage of this business model is its scalability and you can repeat success by building new dropshippins sites for other good niches. This is exactly what I am doing now.

            Regarding tools, I have already mentioned some of them on this thread and I am still testing a lot. Later I will preapre a full list of tools I would recommend for dropshipping business.

            As for shipping options and rates, now I am selling only the products that have a free shipping option and can be delivered worlwide. Now I am working on integration of main postal service APIs into my plugin. If I get success with it, I will be able to offer different shipping methods with all rates that will be obtained by the plugin automatically.

            P.S. It would be great if you share your experience after visiting these great events! I am looking forward for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author RickyGold
    Thank you Yaros for all the work you've been putting to make these reports. I really like your pragmatic attitude by focusing on what's important and what have's to be done first letting aside the little details like making your website look "perfect".

    You demonstrate that in order to grow you must get things done! and also jump in with the experimenting attitude like trying different advertising strategies while maintaining that what is working.

    Acknowledging the copyright risks and keeping going forward (even with the discouraging small reviews that you got) and going with the attitude "I take responsibility if anything happens"

    I just finished reading the whole tread up until now and planing to continue in reading the following updates.

    My last few words are that your experience SHINES from a far distance and that you are on a whole different level than most of us. All your work until now, this very moment, starting from the first day you entered in marketing is reflected in your HUUUGE fast progress and development within your project.

    In my perspective, usually for a beginner it takes around a year to get their first sale, you got yours within a MONTH!

    A fact that shows and expert doing an enormous amount of work in a short amount of time.

    I humbly respect your work and attitude. Sorry for the long ass kissing reply but this is my honest review upon what I feel and what I learned and saw upon reading the thread.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yaros
    Recently I have tried a marketing strategy that I had not used before and found it very effective.

    This strategy is called Instagram Shoutouts.

    If you want your Instagram page to grow, then you need to gain exposure.

    The quickest and most efficient way to do this is by collaborating with other your niche related pages, posting one of their pictures in return for them posting one of yours. This is what is called a Shoutout.

    But I have a bit different strategy.

    I go to Instagram and search for popular pages related to Harry Potter niche. After finding such pages I send a message to the owners asking them about the price for adding my post to their pages. If the prce is fair enough I send the materials I want to publish. As a result I gain exposure, my Instagram page is growing and what is more important, I get sales! (just got another one from these shoutouts)

    So, I can definitely recommend this strategy, especially for such fan nichies like Harry Potter.

    Below are screenshots of recently published shoutouts.







    I spent $25 for these two shoutouts, already got 5 orders.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthieu Miser
    Hey Yaros,

    First off, thanks for your thread. It is very informative.

    How do you get facebook likes and twitter followers? Do you just post your products and people like them? Or do you do something more?

    Thanks,

    Matt
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    • Profile picture of the author Yaros
      Originally Posted by Matthieu Miser View Post

      Hey Yaros,

      First off, thanks for your thread. It is very informative.

      How do you get facebook likes and twitter followers? Do you just post your products and people like them? Or do you do something more?

      Thanks,

      Matt
      Besides posting all my products on social accounts, I also use some tools.

      Facebok - I use my own solution that is similar to WP Fun Machine (I will share this solution later).

      Twitter - I use Twidium to promote my account.

      Pinterest - I use Follow Liker.

      Instagram - I use Socialhammer.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yaros
    Originally Posted by Brandon View Post

    What is your profit vs cost on the shout outs?
    Shoutouts Results:

    It was my first experience with Instagram shoutouts. I spent $29 on these two posts. They were published on the 11th of November and were live for 48 hours.

    I got a good increase of traffic:



    Orders: 7
    Gross revenue: $173,69
    Supplier costs: 89,91
    Net profit: $83,78

    $83,78 - $29 (spent on shoutouts) = $54,78.

    Besides, I got many likes and followers on my Instagram account.

    I think I could earn more if I have credit cards payment option connected to my site, because there were many users who dropped the checkout page.
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    • Profile picture of the author masterpeez4py
      Originally Posted by Yaros View Post

      Shoutouts Results:

      It was my first experience with Instagram shoutouts. I spent $29 on these two posts. They were published on the 11th of November and were live for 48 hours.

      I got a good increase of traffic:



      Orders: 7
      Gross revenue: $173,69
      Supplier costs: 89,91
      Net profit: $83,78

      $83,78 - $29 (spent on shoutouts) = $54,78.

      Besides, I got many likes and followers on my Instagram account.

      I think I could earn more if I have credit cards payment option connected to my site, because there were many users who dropped the checkout page.
      You did mention that you had problem with credit card gateway. Since 2co didn't work well for you, why don't you try to other payment gate? There are so many of them now from scribe.com to sagepay.co.uk and many more that will work well for you. Try them out please.

      Thanks for the thread. It has been really inspiring. I need to get back to reading lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yaros
    Regarding FB ads, I also found that video ads on FB work better for me than regular text ads. And it should be noted that's sometimes it is not a great idea to send traffic from your FB video ads directly to your webstore, some landing page needed. I am using following strategy:

    1. I write a small article and add it to the blog of my webstore.

    Example: 5 Items True Hermione Granger Fans Wouldn



    2. I create a small video and launch advertising campaign for Facebbok.

    Example: https://www.facebook.com/14936370509...7460359878935/



    3. Users whatch the video, visit the blog post and then go to place orders.

    It works!
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  • Profile picture of the author mcstrubel
    Hi I have opened and account on another dropship company and opened a site SuperHotDeals
    I really wanted to sell something in the computer industry but got stuck with dresses
    Has someone else exerience with dropship.cn?
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  • Profile picture of the author webproishere
    I was wondering....

    You get paid by Paypal when someone orders right ?
    But if you go at ALIE, you cannot use PP ?

    How do manage this issue ?

    I did some research and saw that some DO take Paypal but never really saw a Paypal logo somewhere on the merchants i have found. So i don't really know if they do take it.

    I'm trying to figure out a way to proceed with Paypal all the way.

    Let me know
    Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author Yaros
      Originally Posted by webproishere View Post

      Hi Yaros.

      Man you are a GREAT CONTRIBUTOR! tHANKS a lot!

      You are using your own affiliate link to buy the goods at Alie's ?
      Isn't "illegal" ?
      Are you using proxies to order ?

      Sorry if i didn't read right (me and engrish)
      I order from my own account using my own affiliate links. It is not against the rules.

      Originally Posted by webproishere View Post

      I was wondering....

      You get paid by Paypal when someone orders right ?
      But if you go at ALIE, you cannot use PP ?

      How do manage this issue ?

      I did some research and saw that some DO take Paypal but never really saw a Paypal logo somewhere on the merchants i have found. So i don't really know if they do take it.

      I'm trying to figure out a way to proceed with Paypal all the way.

      Let me know
      Thanks
      I order on AliExpress using AliPay system that is connected to my credit card. With AliPay it takes seconds to place an order, but you can also pay by a credit card as usual.
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  • Profile picture of the author doanxuanhoang
    Thank Yaros. Information good
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    • Profile picture of the author dr nelton
      Hello Yaros
      thanks a lot for the information
      I would like to know what option do you use for shipping? free shipping usually take more than 30days
      thank
      JR
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  • Profile picture of the author coxmg
    trademark infringement def not my thing, you do realize that these big companies have people that pursue knock off sellers?
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    • Profile picture of the author Yaros
      Originally Posted by dr nelton View Post

      Hello Yaros
      thanks a lot for the information
      I would like to know what option do you use for shipping? free shipping usually take more than 30days
      thank
      JR
      My main strategy now is to take not expensive products and with free shipping option only. In this case customers are more willing to wait longer. The delivery time is 15 - 30 days usually.

      Originally Posted by coxmg View Post

      trademark infringement def not my thing, you do realize that these big companies have people that pursue knock off sellers?
      I do realize and act on my own risk.
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  • Profile picture of the author antis
    According to Alexa rankings, your site is very popular. What is your main marketing strategy?
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    • Profile picture of the author Yaros
      Originally Posted by antis View Post

      According to Alexa rankings, your site is very popular. What is your main marketing strategy?
      I am using many different promotion methods that are described on this thread. Most of my traffic that generates sales is comming from organic searches and social media.
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      • Profile picture of the author ecdesign
        Hi Yaros,

        I see many sellers on Aliexpress that state they will only ship to the "order address." Does this mean they will not dropship? Have you run into this? Is seems Ali will allow you to add an address regardless of the sellers statement. How do you deal with these sellers?
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        • Profile picture of the author Yaros
          Originally Posted by ecdesign View Post

          Hi Yaros,

          I see many sellers on Aliexpress that state they will only ship to the "order address." Does this mean they will not dropship? Have you run into this? Is seems Ali will allow you to add an address regardless of the sellers statement. How do you deal with these sellers?
          Something new for me. I have never had any issues with it.
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        • Profile picture of the author mirylo
          Could you provide a screenshot image of this?
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  • Profile picture of the author ballet13
    Hi Yaros, your instagram promote method works well. Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author phrolove
    Learning a lot from this thread. Great contribution Yaro.
    Waiting for the release of your plug-in though.
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  • Profile picture of the author slbglorioso
    Live chat, Yes or No?
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  • Profile picture of the author Driezzie
    @ Yaros

    Is it also possible to generate the affiliate links myself, then copy paste them per product in an Excel sheet and just click them everytime someone orders an item from my webshop?

    cheers
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    • Profile picture of the author AntonA
      Originally Posted by Driezzie View Post

      @ Yaros

      Is it also possible to generate the affiliate links myself, then copy paste them per product in an Excel sheet and just click them everytime someone orders an item from my webshop?

      cheers

      You might as well buy his affiliate system in his signature, your basically asking him how to get around not buying his product
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    • Profile picture of the author Yaros
      Originally Posted by Driezzie View Post

      @ Yaros

      Is it also possible to generate the affiliate links myself, then copy paste them per product in an Excel sheet and just click them everytime someone orders an item from my webshop?

      cheers
      Yes, it's possible of course.
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  • if i order from u website ,who will responsible for the after sale service.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yaros
    Seems someone was inspired by my journey Found this site built with Shopify - same products with same prices - PotterFix - Get Your Daily Does of Harry Potter &ndash; Potterfix
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  • Profile picture of the author Yaros
    My stats for November (Best Month so far!):

    TRAFFIC



    I got around 8% increase in traffic comparing to October stats.

    INCOME

    Total income: $1489,67
    Supplier costs: $609,12
    Affiliate commission: $41,09
    Net profit: $921,64 (+60% comparing to October)

    Most of my sales were generated with the help of organic search and social media (not paid ads).

    Top 3 countries people purchased from:
    - United States
    - Canada
    - Australia

    AND NO REFUNDS!

    Good month!
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    • Profile picture of the author Rick Nguyen
      Originally Posted by Yaros View Post

      My stats for November (Best Month so far!):

      TRAFFIC



      I got around 8% inc