Starting dropshipping using aliexpress, what should i know?

by SupplementNL 13 replies
First of all, happy new year!

I am going to start a dropship company.
I want to use aliexpress to find suppliers.

I have a few questions:

Should i use Shopify or Woocommerce? ( i already used Woocommerce before)
Domain name (.eu .com or .nl)
How can i easily import products from aliexpress?

Thanks in advance,

Dylan
#ecommerce sites, wholesaling & drop shipping #aliexpress #dropshipping #starting
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  • Profile picture of the author bestAd
    I have never used woocommerce but shopify makes things very easy. You can easily import products from aliexpress with oberlo. Also, use a .com
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  • Profile picture of the author smartprofitmoney
    Originally Posted by SupplementNL View Post

    First of all, happy new year!

    I am going to start a dropship company.
    I want to use aliexpress to find suppliers.

    I have a few questions:

    Should i use Shopify or Woocommerce? ( i already used Woocommerce before)
    Domain name (.eu .com or .nl)
    How can i easily import products from aliexpress?

    Thanks in advance,

    Dylan
    I specialize in online shopping web design, with aliexpress, it is best to use a system that has been coded to process the products, and has automated the Fulfillment and shipping process, so how is all this done, using a coded plugin or Theme, that has been built just for aliexpress, for WordPress.org only.

    There is only a few who have been able to create this type of coded system, one is Alidropship.com, no affiliate, you still will need to market the website and do major SEO to get sales, don't except it to just get sales after build out, wont happen.

    Now many people do not like the shipping wait time from aliexpress, which is 15 days average, so if you build it out right, from design, SEO, and Graphics for Safe shopping, you stand a better chance in getting sales, now most people love amazon,

    We all know that, so think smart on Design, try to capture them is the way products are displayed, many people do will well with aliexpress products, but not as easy as some think, so now you know,

    Good Luck
    Rob
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    • Profile picture of the author rtol
      Originally Posted by smartprofitmoney View Post

      I specialize in online shopping web design, with aliexpress, it is best to use a system that has been coded to process the products, and has automated the Fulfillment and shipping process, so how is all this done, using a coded plugin or Theme, that has been built just for aliexpress, for WordPress.org only.

      There is only a few who have been able to create this type of coded system, one is Alidropship.com, no affiliate, you still will need to market the website and do major SEO to get sales, don't except it to just get sales after build out, wont happen.

      Now many people do not like the shipping wait time from aliexpress, which is 15 days average, so if you build it out right, from design, SEO, and Graphics for Safe shopping, you stand a better chance in getting sales, now most people love amazon,

      We all know that, so think smart on Design, try to capture them is the way products are displayed, many people do will well with aliexpress products, but not as easy as some think, so now you know,

      Good Luck
      Rob
      How would you do SEO for an ecommerce site which only sell dog accessories for instance?

      I also sent you a PM
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      • Profile picture of the author bestAd
        Paid traffic is much better. SEO takes a lot of time and changes any moment
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      • Profile picture of the author smartprofitmoney
        Originally Posted by rtol View Post

        How would you do SEO for an ecommerce site which only sell dog accessories for instance?

        I also sent you a PM
        The pet store niche is not easy, amazon is all over that, and everybody wants in, so look it up on Google for Traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author mengwarri
    Shipping from Aliexpress is very slow, I prefer source and sell
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    • Profile picture of the author palanquin
      mengarri. I have never heard of these people and did a Google search without luck. I'm looking for the UK market, would you mind giving a link?
      Many thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Ivan2b
    You should know that there are already many dropshippers from AliExpress and that AliExpress is not the single place from where you can actually get your products. SEO will play important part in your eCom website, as well as the names, descriptions and other things of the products itself (more interesting products - better for you and more customers).
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  • Profile picture of the author GosuCommerce
    I recommend you to use woocommerce, ecpecially if you know how to work with it, becust it will be frugall.
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  • Profile picture of the author MValmont
    Shopify (Easier to use, time is money, and the themes converts well)

    .com , looks more professional,

    Dropified app is the best....I've been telling this for a long time and a lot of people argue that Oberlo is better (only because it is free), but most of the big players are switching to Dropified too because it is simply much better overall.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michaelwdaw
    I've built my own wordpress website and am using the alidropship woo plugin, however I have not begun yet (my website is still in development) because of the business side of things.

    Payment gateways.
    If you don't have capital, a credit card or if you have a credit card that has a very small limit, how do you get around making your first order?

    For instance, the items I want to sell are more expensive than the credit limit allocated to me by my CC.

    Is using the BACS payment method superior for individuals with no startup capital to using paypal? Stripe is not available in my country and I'd like to use open source software.

    Regarding paypal, I am not sure how long it takes for the funds to be accessible, but I imagine that once they are, only then can I deposit the money into my own account, which will take another few days, and only then can I place the order.

    Please correct me if I am wrong, hopefully someone with experience can speak on this matter, but is this how the process really is if I use the individuals funds by relying on paypal only?

    I am from south africa so I am not sure if there is anything different.

    I look forward to your response
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  • Profile picture of the author Tomemarcos
    I would like to provide some value with you.
    This is one of my best selling product, If you want to start of the right way I suggest that you test this product.

    http://bit.ly/thewinningproductshopify
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  • Profile picture of the author Bella Lopez
    Hi SupplementNL

    Happy New Year!

    You can go with either Shopify or WooCommerce. Personally, I am using WooCommerce because its free, easy to customize and there are many plugins for everything I need to run my store easily.

    Next About Domain Name, you can go with .com because essentially its an ecommerce business and .com is a generally recognisable domain as well.

    Next, To import products easily from AliExpress and also to semi-automate your business, you can go with WooDropship for WooCommerce and Oberlo for Shopify.

    Either of the options are good to start your dropshipping store.
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  • Profile picture of the author brando1234
    Hi. I've been employed in a dropshipping company based in Singapore for quite a long time and based on my experience with our team, if you want an easy one, go for shopify. Do not be too focused in choosing between these two, what is more important is your niche. Get a good product researcher, good creative specialist and a good facebook ads expert. And when your business is running good, take care of your customer. Customer first. When you take good care of your customer, your business will be in good shape always. BTW, you can register and outsource talented people over here: https://goo.gl/AsguuC Thank me later
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