Dropshipping is a simplified way of doing e-commerce. In dropshipping, there is no stock. It is the supplier, who sends the product directly to the customer who places an order on your website. Usually dropshippers use Aliexpress.
What is Aliexpress?
Aliexpress is a Chinese marketplace where you can find a wide range of products. Most of the Aliexpress suppliers are in China. The delivery time of a product is on average 2 weeks but this varies depending on the delivery chosen. You will need to create an account before you begin.
1time step: How to find a good product on Aliexpress?
Aliexpress has several thousand different products. To find a product with potentialyou must first find a product in the category you want. Sort products with different filters to propose.
Then check if the product is at a strong demand. Check if the reviews are positive. Be careful that customer reviews are not fake. Choosing the right supplier is also very important. There are very few good suppliers on aliexpress so be careful.
Work with someone who has already taken on a large volume of sales. If you click on the supplieryou will be able to see the number of orders he has already shipped and his rating given by other users.
2th step: How to make a website with Shopify?
How to talk about dropshipping not to mention shopify. It is an online site that allows you to create websites in a simple way. Because you won’t need to know how to code to make a site with Shopify. Unlike the other alternatives. To benefit from shopify you will have to pay a subscription monthly which starts at 29 €/monthly. You are entitled to a 14-day trial period.
To make a site with shopify it’s very simple. Of course, you will need to create an account to get started. Then choose the monthly plan you want. A word of advice, when you sign up, don’t choose a monthly plan directly. Finally, choose a name for your e-commerce store.
Shopify has several themes. To make your site, you will have to choose the one that suits you best. Because a good theme varies according to the product being sold. The shopify theme of a clothing product, will not be the same as a gardening product. Once your theme is chosen, it is best to watch videos on Youtube to configure it.
3th Step: How to sync Aliexpress products with Shopify?
Before syncing your shopify theme with aliexpress. You will need to create a product on Shopify. That is to say, go to shopify, go to the product tab and click on add a product. Once this has been created, you can begin.
For synchronization you will need Dsers. Dsers is an application that you can find in the shopify app store. Once the application is installed, follow the instructions to combine the aliexpress product with the product created on your store.
After that, do not hesitate to contact the supplier of your product. To track the number of your orders. If you have a large number of orders, hope to have discounts. It is important to have a good relationship with your supplier to work over the long term.
4th Step: How to declare your activity?
Dropshipping is a business so of course you have to declare yourself. This will vary depending on where you live.
For the French, creating a micro-enterprise is the best way to start. You will not have any costs for the creation of this one. Below €85,000 in turnover, you will not have to collect VAT or pay it. Taxation is simplified. You will be recognized by the state.
For Belgians, start as a natural person. The fees are not expensive for the registration in person. Fewer documents to submit when registering. Please note that there is no protection in the event of bankruptcy. You will be recognized by the state.
For the Swiss, to begin with, the simplest status is that of self-employed. Registration will be simple, you will need to fill out an online form. Accounting is simplified if your turnover is less than CHF 500,000. You will be recognized by the state.
5th step: Which traffic source to choose?
In dropshipping when we talk about a source of traffic, it is the means that will allow you to acquire a customer on the online site and then convert him into a buyer.
First, there’s Facebook, it’s the most used source of traffic in dropshipping and the best to start with. Facebook’s algorithm is powerful. You won’t need a very high budget to start with. The platform is easy to use and even more so for people who already have an account. However, you will have to open a business manager to advertise.
Then Google is also a good source of traffic. Google is the 1er search engine in the world. It is the most stable source of traffic in dropshipping. A product can be sold all year round with constant turnover. The platform is not easy to use but it can be done over time. To start advertising you will need to open a Google Adwords account.
Finally, Tiktok is a very good source of traffic for 2022. It is the source of traffic with the best return on investment of 2022. On Tiktok, content easily goes viral and in dropshipping that is what we are looking for. Tiktok’s algorithm is very good too. You can start with a lower budget than Facebook or Google. The advertising platform is easy to use. To get started, you’ll need to sign up for a Tiktok ad account.
In this article, you are given the basics to make your first sales in dropshipping. It is best to train after you have made your first sales. And therefore, to take training to move to the next level. Good luck