How does dropshipping work step by step. Do I need to buy anything?

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Can you also add how to do dropshipping on shopify on the basic plan. I know you need aliexpress and oberlo but how do you do it? Also how to get customers to buy your products? Is there a site to get online customers for this? How do I get traffic? As you can see and tell I'm a newbie. Give a lot of details. Remember step by step. If I left anything out please tell me in detail.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
    I doubt anybody is going to give you very detailed step by step instructions, for free.

    Maybe check Clickbank for a course on it.

    I will say, be careful about which wholesale lists you buy - a lot are outdated.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gambino
    This post isn't going to go over well. You essentially want people - some of whom have spent years 'figuring it out' - to hand you a step-by-step guide to create an entire, successful business. Sorry, but the world just doesn't work like that.

    Have you done any work to better understand and prepare yourself for what you may actually be getting into? It seems, from your post, that you plan on to just put up a website with dropship products and (am I reading this right?) then go to some magical site to buy people that will order from your site.

    You have a long, long way to go. The good news is that business is a fairly simple concept.

    Pretty much all businesses come down to two things.

    1. Having a product(s) or service(s) that people want
    2. Selling that product(s) or service(s) at a profit

    So, step one: What niches have you researched and what products have you identified?
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    • Profile picture of the author Theladybug
      Thanks for the advice.
      How do I get customers though?
      Which niche you use?

      Thanks.
      Clickbank will have a course?
      Also how to get customers?

      Can you help me? Like send me to the right direction.
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      • Profile picture of the author Gambino
        Originally Posted by Theladybug View Post

        How do I get customers though?
        You advertise.

        Originally Posted by Theladybug View Post

        Which niche you use?
        Don't worry about it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Theladybug
      Thats how I can get customers by advertising?
      But like how?
      Do I need to get a fanbase or something?

      Will this be hard?
      Sorry I just have so many questions.
      I must be annoying you.
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      • Profile picture of the author Gambino
        Originally Posted by Theladybug View Post

        Thats how I can get customers by advertising?
        But like how?
        Do I need to get a fanbase or something?
        Yes. How else would you expect to get customers? Somehow, you have to advertise or promote your website and obtain targeted visitors.

        People won't just automatically know that you built a website and flock to it to buy stuff.

        Originally Posted by Theladybug View Post

        Will this be hard?
        Yes, very.

        Originally Posted by Theladybug View Post

        Sorry I just have so many questions.
        I must be annoying you.
        I don't mind helping anybody. But, I prefer when the person seeking help has done enough research to have some sort of idea what they want to achieve. Right now, you are completely lost and looking for a step-by-step guide. You're not going to find one - there are too many variables. It will take a lot of trial and error before you likely even have a clue what you're doing.

        Like I said earlier, I would recommend that you start by researching. Identify a target market that has a need for something that you can provide. That would be a good start. Then, maybe posters here will be able to guide you toward how you can build something that could make money.
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      • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
        Originally Posted by Theladybug View Post

        Thats how I can get customers by advertising?
        But like how?
        Do I need to get a fanbase or something?

        Will this be hard?
        Sorry I just have so many questions.
        I must be annoying you.
        I think you'll discover that what people find annoying is people asking for help with the basics without having gone out onto the Internet and started some initial research into the subjects they may be interested in.

        It is unlikely you will find anyone willing to hold your hand and walk you through the training you need, step by step. It's not fair to expect that.

        Do some basic research to develop at least a rudimentary understand of what you are looking at. After that, you can ask more specific questions where you will find more people ready, willing and able to answer them for you.

        Cheers.

        P.S. For questions about Shopify, contact their support desk or their member community. That's part of what you are paying for.
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        • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
          Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

          Do some basic research to develop at least a rudimentary understand of what you are looking at.
          But that takes work, why can't you do it for me? Spoon feed me.

          And people wonder why the fail rate is so high when they can't do their own research.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Thread below leads to a special offer for members of this forum....it's a FREE course by an expert. Let me be clear - the course is free....I expect getting the business started will have some charges involved.



    It is FOCUSED on Shopify - and it is step by step. That doesn't mean you will run right through the course and be done....you may have to stop many times to learn small basics you don't know but google search will help with that. That's normal for someone totally new to working online.



    You want a step by step - here it is....


    https://www.warriorforum.com/ecommer...ion-sales.html
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Note to 'theladybug'


    All new threads on the forum are moderated and must be approved. Asking the same question in multiple threads will not work.



    Do not repost the same question over and over. The link in my post above is what you have been asking about - sign up and get started.
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  • Profile picture of the author sibil
    there are several courses about this online. just search
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  • Profile picture of the author Renatas Budrys
    You buy the product only when the customer purchases from you. The issue that most of the transactions are made through paypal which is know for having the infamous paypal money hold so basically you have to have your own money at the start.
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  • Profile picture of the author kazim
    I think you need to learn a lot. Better you do some research and read few articles to get basic idea.
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  • Profile picture of the author DigiXpert
    Most people who are doing drop shipping chinese products are mostly advertising on Facebook and on Adwords. Social traffic these convert better than search. But , i recommend running Google Ads shopping campaigns with social traffic.
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  • If you are a beginner start with a niche store you relate to and have massive audience that will help you to scale more.
    Go on aliexpress and search for potential winning products, have a list of 5-10 potential winning products and 2-5 upsells that relate to what you are advertising for.
    Then buy a domain name for your site which is worth $1 for a year.
    Create a facebook page and instagram page and post niche related posts. Make every fourth or fifth post your products that way people won't get bored from just seeing product pictures, they follow for value and not to buy something.
    Then make business manager, ad manager and advertise from there, to start facebook ads I recommend having at least $700-$1000, because that way you have a room to test more products to find winners and then scale them.
    You can also start using instagram influencers to promote you, depends on how good your niche related pages are out there on instagram.
    This is a simple guide not entirely step-by-step system but if you get any questions just ask I would gladly help you out!
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  • Profile picture of the author itstrisha
    No, you don't need to invest anything in drop shipping except time. Recognising and targeting the right audience is the actual task.
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