Will $200 Get Me Into Drop Shipping Using Print On Demand Suppliers For Us Customers To Start Out!

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I'm getting a late start for the Christmas season & would like to get some sales in
and products shipped before the Christmas season ends.

If i use print on demand suppliers based is the usa with $200 will that be enough money to get things started or would i need a lot more.

I was thinking of using etsy to sell my products & then have printful for my supplier but i was told
they hold back the suppliers money when you'r a new seller to protect the buyers.

Are there similar sites like etsy, say shopify that would not put a long hold on the suppliers money that would enable me to get the funds to my supplier sooner & the product shipped.
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    No one can tell you. We have no idea what company you are going to use and what the costs are. You need to go to the sites and find that out. If you want christmas sales you will probably need to do paid advertising so $200.00 is probably not enough.

    You are probably too late for christmas so instead of trying to grab a few sales why not take this time and set up a serious business

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  • Profile picture of the author ishaq amin
    I think you're a bit late for Christmas. Most POD sites are running behind now anyway and will cut off around the 15th.

    When using etsy they have a 90 day wait before you can have daily withdrawals. So, you will need money in your account to purchase the product first then wait around three days for etsy to pay you.

    And it isn't that easy to sell POD on Etsy unless you have a really stand out design and decent long tail keyword research.
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    What some people fail to point out is that with Google and Bing, you do not pay for the ads the moment you put them up. You are usually billed for the clicks on a monthly basis, starting 30 days from when your ads first went live.

    Assuming that your ads are cost effective, you should be making sales BEFORE you pay for your ads and you should be making more from the sales than what the ultimate ad spend will be. In other words, don't spend all of the profit, you still have to pay for the ads that generated them.

    So, $200 is more than enough if you have good conversions from your ads and are making enough profit from sales to more than cover the ad expense. It's nowhere near enough if your ads aren't converting and you're just wasting money advertising things that people do not want to buy from you (lots of reasons for that) or that you are paying too much for, relative to your profits.
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    • Profile picture of the author highbids
      Thanks Dave that was some good news, where can i get some landing pages built
      that will convert my offers at a decent rate to make my campaigns profitable.

      I know about fiverr & seoclerks do you have a good designer at some of these sites
      any referrals you can give me for starting out.




      Originally Posted by dave_hermansen View Post

      What some people fail to point out is that with Google and Bing, you do not pay for the ads the moment you put them up. You are usually billed for the clicks on a monthly basis, starting 30 days from when your ads first went live.

      Assuming that your ads are cost effective, you should be making sales BEFORE you pay for your ads and you should be making more from the sales than what the ultimate ad spend will be. In other words, don't spend all of the profit, you still have to pay for the ads that generated them.

      So, $200 is more than enough if you have good conversions from your ads and are making enough profit from sales to more than cover the ad expense. It's nowhere near enough if your ads aren't converting and your just wasting money advertising things that people do not want to buy from you (lots of reasons for that) or that you are paying too much for, relative to your profits.
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  • Profile picture of the author rabbiefpv
    Hey man, possibly too late for christmas. But don't let that stop you doing anything.

    Dependant on your niche you could start by making an instagram and making 10+ post on it so when you come to run ads your page looks genuine. (THESE THINGS MATTER)

    Or you could try testing some of your designs. £200 is a good amount to test!

    If you want to save your money you can run engagement ads at £3 per ad set. See which one gets the most clicks and engagement.

    Then create a conversion ad.
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  • Profile picture of the author DeerDeer77
    Honestly I think the worst thing you could do is rush into making a store and making sales as a complete beginner. E-Com/Dropshipping/POD isn't a get rich quick scheme.

    You should take some time (not a long time) to learn about the actual model.

    Buuut.. if you're hellbent on getting something set up for the Christmas season, then I suggest you use Google & Bing Shopping ads instead of Facebook. Reasons being

    1. They are Pay per click (you only pay when people click)
    2. The traffic is much higher buyers intent than Facebook could ever be
    3. You won't really need to set up a funnel of sorts (multiple landing pages and whatnot) because again, these people want to buy what they're searching for
    4. Integrates right into your Shopify store

    This will give you until the end of the month to test multiple products and you can do that with a $200 budget. The issue however is that you'll have to bid higher as a brand new account and the fact that it's the Christmas season, but depending on your products that might be a horrible thing (if you make sales)
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    • Profile picture of the author highbids
      Hi DeerDeer77,

      I think the idea is good using Google & Bing Shopping ads instead of Facebook.
      for promoting products.

      I've switched my business model for making money & i'm getting into Influencer Marketing.

      Today will be spent researching & learning about all this a lot of potentual
      here if done right & if i find ones that where not pumped up by some bot.

      Then I'm going to resell shout outs to some new start ups online who want to grow there
      brand & business quickly.




      Originally Posted by DeerDeer77 View Post

      Honestly I think the worst thing you could do is rush into making a store and making sales as a complete beginner. E-Com/Dropshipping/POD isn't a get rich quick scheme.

      You should take some time (not a long time) to learn about the actual model.

      Buuut.. if you're hellbent on getting something set up for the Christmas season, then I suggest you use Google & Bing Shopping ads instead of Facebook. Reasons being

      1. They are Pay per click (you only pay when people click)
      2. The traffic is much higher buyers intent than Facebook could ever be
      3. You won't really need to set up a funnel of sorts (multiple landing pages and whatnot) because again, these people want to buy what they're searching for
      4. Integrates right into your Shopify store

      This will give you until the end of the month to test multiple products and you can do that with a $200 budget. The issue however is that you'll have to bid higher as a brand new account and the fact that it's the Christmas season, but depending on your products that might be a horrible thing (if you make sales)
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      • Profile picture of the author DeerDeer77
        That's what's up man. I'd love to see you post your results. I haven't done influencer marketing as a way to sell products in awhile
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