hybrid store ; dropship + original /custom shirts/print on demand + affiliate marketing

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Do people ever combine dropshipping (ex; ali express) with on demand printing (t shirts) with afflilate marketing links all in the same store?
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    Sure, people do all kinds of things.This is one of those "if Johnny jumped off a bridge ..." things, though.

    I, personally, would never recommend combining a POD or dropship site with affiliate marketing on a single website. Too much can go wrong. If that is your goal, it would be fine to have a combined POD and dropship site and then, AFTER THE SALE, use emails to let customers know about affiliate offers.
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    • Profile picture of the author BCAPO79
      Well until I can make the partnerships to dropship all of the products that I would personally endorse, I need to use the Ali model for the time being. That said, along the lines of the brand that I want to do, I want to endorse certain products that I cannot offer myself via Ali. I also have custom shirts that are under the same theme but of course, I am the designer so on demand print is the way to go for those. I can separate the 3 products models from each other on separate pages..but I thought it wouldnt hurt to have on the same page, since they are all under the same theme. thoughts?
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    In most cases, you make far more money with dropshipping products or print on demand and very little money in affiliate commission.

    That said, imagine someone is on your site looking at things you make decent money on but decides to click a link to an affiliate product that interests them, as well. They are taken off your website to another website and may never again return to your website - especially since many of your dropship products might also available on the site they have been re-directed to and maybe at a cheaper price.

    This is why affiliate links do not work with a POD or dropshipping website. You assume they will return, but will they? People aren't as smart or as loyal as you may believe. It's hard to get targeted visitors. The last thing you want to do is send them away from your website.

    Like I said before, it's best to hit them after the sale with an email about those affiliate products.
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  • Profile picture of the author BCAPO79
    That's very insightful. Good points. what about combining the on demand print w drop ship? Do you think that is ok?
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    • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
      Originally Posted by BCAPO79 View Post

      That's very insightful. Good points. what about combining the on demand print w drop ship? Do you think that is ok?
      There's no problem with combining on-demand with dropshipping. They are effectively the same thing.
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      • Profile picture of the author BCAPO79
        Great insight. I really appreciate your imput!
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