Are You Doing Drop Shipping? A Free Tool For You If YES
Another quick post today...This one is on drop shipping.
If you are considering, or perhaps are already into dropshipping as part of your website niche, I have a good and FREE resource for you to tap into for your research.
It is found on the AliDropShip website, and is free to use once you have registered (a simple email and password plus confirming that you want access in an immediate email you will receive is required).
It is called AliDropShip Insights. Once you have registered you can get into the tool and pull out a huge amount of valuable information about any niche, the best products. and the suppliers on AliExpress that are providing related products.
Even if you do not want to use the AliExpress platform for any reason, the data that you can glean is worth your time and effort. There are other sources for the products that you will find and it at least will provide you some starting points to use for comparison.
What Is The AliDropShip Insight Tool?
Here is a simple walk-through:
The site is very simple to use but it is effective. It is connected to the AliExpress website and can quickly pull down a lot of data that is up-to-date from the AliExpress database...
(1) The home page after you have logged in looks like this:
(2) Going through by each area, here are some sample shots for you:
Rather than add a lot of information on products, suppliers, or niches that may not be of interest to you, I am just adding in some generic shots as to what you can research with the tool.
(a) BEST SELLERS
Next, we have...
(b) BEST SUPPLIERS
Lastly, we have...
(c) BEST NICHES
Reasons To Use This Free Tool
As with any niche or business that you enter, doing the research ahead of time is essential to know if you can compete, how much you might be able to sell, and at what price you can offer products...
You also will want to do more research with items and companies to make sure that they are reputable, have good quality products, and perhaps just as important, how they handle shipping and order fulfillment.
This tool is going to help you get an idea of what typically the best suppliers have to offer, and if getting faster shipment is desired, you can then use the information as base points to do the search for local suppliers.
Once you have identified some suppliers and potential products, you can visit their sites and see what customers are saying in the reviews. There you might identify some potential problem areas that you can provide solutions for.
AliDropShip does offer some very easy to use solutions for setting up your drop shipping business too, you can look elsewhere on the website for that information. I use them for about half my stores and it saves me a lot of time...
This is a very reputable company and I have found them to be very responsive so if you have any problems using the tool, just put in a support ticket in and they will help you pronto. The owner and the team are just as good as Carson and Kyle when it comes to being involved in their business and customers.
There you have it! I TOLD you this was going to be a short post today! In all seriousness, the drop shipping end of online business may or may not be something you can add to what you are currently doing.
We have had 20 stores operating for quite a while and are in the process of dropping that down to the best 7 stores (plus three others that we manage for clients) due to other areas of the business that are picking up.
It takes a lot of work, just as with an affiliate niche website, to keep the stores up. The work is similar in some ways, but there are other things to track and take care of that are different. It is not rocket science however.
Combining the two together (i.e. a niche website you have now plus adding a WooCommerce plugin for dropshipping) is very doable and it can generate some quick income for you while you build content, traffic, and commissions using the training guidelines found here.
There is a LOT more involved, but like I said, it is not hard, just it takes time. There are some training and blogs on dropshipping within the Wealthy Affiliate platform if you want to start with that, and as you drill down, this tool can be helpful as well.
Did I mention it is free to use AliDropShip Insights after you register? I LIKE free (and it does work well)...
So now it is YOUR turn...
Is anyone here using drop shipping as a part of their business model or with their online business? If so, what kind of experiences have you had?
Dave : )