- Nov 10, 2016
AliExpress DropShipping: How to Start a Dropshipping Business Easily
September 13, 2019
September 13, 2019
Read more and get step-by-step details for all aspects setting up your store...Dropshipping is a profitable business model that is gaining popularity at a swift pace in the world of online business.
In simple terms, dropshipping business is a unique type of business where you sell the products to your customers which you do not own. Your customer places the order on your website, and the order gets forwarded to the supplier. Your customers receive the order or the delivery directly from the supplier. ....
Let’s say you are selling mugs on your website and your supplier is in China. A buyer from the US places an order on your site. With the help of dropshipping, your supplier, who is in China, will get the details of the order and will ship the product directly to the customer in the United States. You do not worry about the packaging, handling, and, shipping at all. You keep your percentage and forwards the remaining amount of the product to the supplier. This way, you make a sale on behalf of the supplier with your eCommerce store and do not have to worry about delivery, shipping, etc. and make a good percent commission on the product. ....
There are several benefits with Dropshipping, including:
AliExpress is one of the largest eCommerce platforms in the world and is created to bring together Chinese manufacturers and the rest of the world. Sellers or vendors and even corporations from China use this platform to sell their products to the rest of the world. Since these items are listed at a very low price, this makes an excellent platform for a dropshipping business. Also, this is one of the few platforms which sell a product in single pieces. So, low prices and small volumes together make AliExpress one of the best platforms for starting a dropshipping business.
- Huge Savings: Since you do not own the products yourself, you do not have you pay for storage and warehousing. This directly eliminates the expenses of storing, warehousing, maintenance, and other costs related to stocking.
- Wide Reach: Since you are doing online business, there is no limitation to the audience that you can reach. You can even serve the global audience if you want.
- Free and Independent: You do not have to report to anyone. You can work from home and at the same time, you can work from anywhere in the world. This gives you seamless possibilities to grow and expand your business.
- Newcomers Friendly: Dropshipping business is straightforward to set up and to get started with. You do not require any previous experience, and you can start with a minimal capital which will be just for your website and hosting plan.
- More Time to Expand: Since you do not have to worry about shipping, handling, and inventory management, you can focus on how you can better market, advertise, and promote your business.
The store is not small at all. There are more than 100 million products listed on AliExpress. This makes it possible to work with every dropshipping business owner to start a profitable business. You also get the best prices from AliExpress, and you do not have to worry about competitive prices at all. Low rates also give you the option to maintain a right margin for your store. For some products, you can even keep the markup prices 5 to 10 times to what you are paying. ....
In this tutorial, we will be going with WordPress and will be setting up our eCommerce store on WordPress. If you do not have a WordPress website, you can directly start with the tutorial, and if you do not have a WordPress website, you can do it in minutes. You need a domain which you can find on GoDaddy and a hosting plan for your website. .... Once you have your website ready to go, we can go ahead with setting up our WooCommerce Dropshipping store.
We will be using the AliDropShip plugin, which comes with the complete set of features that you need to start and set up your dropshipping business successfully smoothly. Check out our AliDropShip review. With this plugin, you will be able to easily add products on your website just by specifying keywords, categories, purchase volume, and other options. You can also go to AliExpress.com, look for the item you want to add and then import them directly to the site in just a single click. The desired product will show up on your website instantly. Since this plugin has an auto-updating system, you do not have to worry about the variations in the product prices, inventory, and other varieties. The plugin will keep your website up to date by reflecting any change on your website, which occurs on AliExpress’s product listing. ....
AliDropShip is only compatible with the themes available on alidropship.com so you can go ahead and select the theme you want. Download the theme from Alidropship website and install and activate it to your WordPress website.