Welcome to our guide on how to start a dropshipping business with Spocket and Aliscraper.
What a year 2020 has been!
We all know what 2020 brought with it. Most of us have not left our houses for months now. Working from home has become the new normal. Some might be loving it and others might be despising it.
Nonetheless, all of us who have jobs right now should be grateful because some have lost their only source of living in these trying times. Daily wage workers took the biggest hit. The least affected people during this time are the well-off people.
We can never predict what more the future has in store for us. All we can do is be prepared for it.
It is imperative to realize that in this day and age, more than one source of income is a necessity. Even when you have a well-paying job, you always run the risk of losing it and you might run out of your savings too. It is crucial to have multiple streams of (passive) income.
Now, there are many things you can do to create multiple sources of income. You can invest, freelance, do Affiliate Marketing, Social Media Influencing, etc. But if you’re looking to start something big, you should think of starting an online business such as an e-commerce store, Software Development Services, Coaching, etc.
However, even online businesses require a lot of investment, and not many people can afford that. In that case, the best bet is DROPSHIPPING. It is the best option for an online business that requires very little investment to get started.
If you’re hearing dropshipping for the first time, let me tell you what it is.
Dropshipping is a product fulfillment method in which you purchase the products directly from a third-party supplier or manufacturer instead of stocking them up in a store. This way, you can sell products online without the products ever being in your hands physically.
In a traditional supply chain, a product that costs Rs. 100 in manufacturing ends up being Rs. 1000 by the time it reaches the customer, because of the multiple intermediaries.
This is how dropshipping works:
Step 1: You set up an online store using e-commerce platforms, like Shopify. Then, you find a credible supplier for the niche that you have selected. Find products that you want to sell from the supplier and list them on your store at a price you set.
Step 2: When a customer places an order on a product, they pay you the retail price you have set for that product.
Step 3: You will forward the order with the supplier for the product at the wholesale price, thus making a profit. The supplier will have the product shipped directly to your customer.
In a nutshell, dropshippers help in increasing the supplier sales by bringing in customers to their stores using their marketing skills and making profits themselves in the process. Basically, a dropshipper is a retailer that does not handle products directly.
Dropshipping is a simple 3-step process that requires only three people: the supplier, the dropshipper (you), and the customer.
Now, you might ask, why dropshipping? (why shouldn’t the customer buy directly from the supplier?). Here’s why:
Like any other business, there are some challenges that arise in dropshipping as well.
Now, where do you find credible suppliers with great quality products?
Honestly, you can find them completely on your own, but you can end up spending a lot of time researching and negotiating to guarantee customer satisfaction.
You can use a platform that gives you access to millions of products and suppliers in a few clicks with dozens of features, like Spocket, AliExpress, Oberlo, Salehoo, etc.
Spocket is your best bet. It allows you to choose the best products to sell from thousands of dropshipping suppliers all over the world. You’ll be able to join 50,000 entrepreneurs who use Spocket to smoothly manage their dropshipping business.
Setting up a dropshipping business is as easy as ABC.
Step 1: Start a free 14-day trial on Shopify. Create a beautiful and credible online store using Shopify’s themes.
Step 2: Install Spocket. Sign up without a credit card in a few clicks.
Step 3: Import products from Spocket to your online store.
Step 4: Enable payment gateways.
Step 5: Send traffic to your store using your awesome marketing skills.
And just like that, you’ve set up your very own dropshipping business.
Dropshipping is a learning curve. You have to leverage your skills to get the most out of it. You need good dropshipping tools to assist you to get an edge over other dropshippers.
One such great tool is Spocket’s AliScraper.
AliScraper is an automated dropshipping tool that allows you to import AliExpress products to your e-commerce store with a single click. It helps you in handling bulk orders fast and processing hundreds of orders in an instant.
(The only downside is that you need to be a Google Chrome user since it is a Google Chrome extension)
AliScraper is a free tool so you’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain by trying it for your dropshipping business. Harness its power of automation and easy usage to take your dropshipping business to the next level and get ahead of the game.
Dropshipping may not be for everyone. It does require investment- of money, time, and energy. But if you have the skills and the determination to make it, you could be able to reap the benefits sooner than you think. You just have to keep learning, identifying the loopholes, and keep going.
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