Where to start with dropshipping

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Hey guys,

I'm very new to dropshipping and heard it's just the testing phase before establishing a real brand.

I have at least £5k capital I can use but I'm not too sure where to begin?

How do i do proper market research into potential winners?
Do i learn SEO and how to create ads on the side or is that for a later point?

Any advice or tips will massively help
#dropshipping #start
  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    First and foremost - don't advertise your budget - so many scammers out there.

    Two things to do IMO:

    Use the search function in white toolbar above (use 'advanced' search) and do a keyword search for

    dropshipping

    and click 'titles only'. Read through the results to get an idea of the concerns, questions/answers members have about dropshipping.

    Take your time to go through free training provided online, such as from one of the established businesses such as Shopify....

    https://www.shopify.com/blog/how-to-start-dropshipping

    The more specific your questions are - the more help you can get on the forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author Monetize
    Originally Posted by fshahin13 View Post

    Hey guys,

    I'm very new to dropshipping and heard it's just the testing phase before establishing a real brand.

    I have at least £5k capital I can use but I'm not too sure where to begin?

    How do i do proper market research into potential winners?
    Do i learn SEO and how to create ads on the side or is that for a later point?

    Any advice or tips will massively help

    The whole point of dropshipping is to avoid maintaining
    inventory, therefore you don't need thousands of your
    currency.

    The basic concept is that you set up an online sales
    operation, on a marketplace or your own website, where
    you then advertise widgets. When you sell a widget, you
    submit the order to your widget supplier, who then ships
    the widget directly to your customer.

    It's a very simple concept so if you don't know where to
    begin you need to read a book or take a course about it.

    And you may want to research other online businesses
    because that is not the only thing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    More often than not, those people who want to start working online by doing 'drop shipping' or 'affiliate sales' chose those 'methods' because they require little financing.


    Because you have financial resources for your new business, I would encourage you to look at a full range of online businesses to choose the BEST one for you. You don't have to go for the 'free methods only' - so your options are wide open.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yourfirstdollar
    i won't recommend dropshipping this year, if u wanna do it, try free traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamell
    I would start a blog and drive targeted traffic. You might also want to build q1 or 2 sales funnels and test them out to see what is and isn't converting
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  • Profile picture of the author JeffryS
    With £5k, you're off to a good start. Here's a quick roadmap:

    - Choose a Niche: Pick something you're passionate about and research products with demand.
    - Set Up Your Store: Use platforms like Shopify or WooCommerce for your online store.
    - Learn the Basics: Get the hang of SEO and advertising basics over time.
    - Start Small: Begin with a few products to test the waters.
    - Customer Service: Provide excellent customer service for trust-building.
    - Scale Gradually: As you gain confidence, consider scaling with SEO and ads.

    Stay patient and adaptable
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    You can use Junglescout which is a tool Amazon sellers use to figure out which products are HOT

    You can also go by Amazon's own best seller listings but you need to keep track over a long period of time since there's lots of fluctuations and many products BECOME COLD after a while

    Once you get a good idea on a PRODUCT VERTICAL - not just one product but many products - you want to dropship, go to ALIEXPRESS and find a supplier

    You can use a wide number of tools to automatically order from aliexpress to ship through your site
    You also need a payment processor and order bundler - SHOPIFY does this

    As for TRAFFIC, you can use influencer traffic (FREE if you get an interview) or other FREE METHODS - pinterest / FB groups / etc

    You need to PUT IN A LOT OF TIME to do the above since they require lots of RESEARCH - if you don't have time, get a buddy or a partner to do it.

    Regardless, get extra hands to help you since the PAYOFF is worth it
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  • Profile picture of the author Fliskyn
    Start by researching niche products and reliable suppliers. Choose a platform like Shopify or WooCommerce for your store. Educate yourself on marketing strategies and customer service.
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  • Profile picture of the author naviown
    Originally Posted by fshahin13 View Post

    Hey guys,

    I'm very new to dropshipping and heard it's just the testing phase before establishing a real brand.

    I have at least £5k capital I can use but I'm not too sure where to begin?

    How do i do proper market research into potential winners?
    Do i learn SEO and how to create ads on the side or is that for a later point?

    Any advice or tips will massively help
    You should start by watching youtube videos. Hundreds tutorial how to start and run dropshipping business and the best part its free. Youtube is your friend.
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  • Profile picture of the author lexal23
    Of course, learning SEO and creating ads can have benefits but I think it is better to focus on mastering one aspect at a time. I'd also recommend choosing a proper third-party api and integrating it to automate processes (I'd pay more attention to inventory management and order fulfillment).
    And I agree that it is worth going for self-teaching. YouTube offers many great and helpful videos and tutorials.
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  • Profile picture of the author savidge4
    Originally Posted by fshahin13 View Post

    Hey guys,

    I'm very new to dropshipping and heard it's just the testing phase before establishing a real brand.

    I have at least £5k capital I can use but I'm not too sure where to begin?

    How do i do proper market research into potential winners?
    Do i learn SEO and how to create ads on the side or is that for a later point?

    Any advice or tips will massively help
    I would start here ( https://storecoach.com/pages/coachs-dropshipping-guide ) a member here on the WF, dave_hermansen, this is what he does, and his content here on WF and his website is always good stuff.
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  • Profile picture of the author Raz
    Build an online store, use AliExpress and Shopify. Build a blog to promote the products in your online store. Write good content for your blog (or use AI software to write the content). Write good ads (or use AI software to write good ads).
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