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Dropshipping On Shopify - How To Automate Your Dropshipping Business

Published on: December 2 2022 by Tatiana James

Dropshipping On Shopify - How To Automate Your Dropshipping Business

Dropshipping On Shopify - How To Automate Your Dropshipping Business

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00:00:00 00:00:03 hey everyone it's tatiana and today
00:00:02 00:00:04 we're going to be toking about an
00:00:03 00:00:07 affordable way
00:00:04 00:00:08 to start an e-commerce store with drop
00:00:07 00:00:10 shipping
00:00:08 00:00:12 and how you can automate this business
00:00:10 00:00:14 using shopify apps
00:00:12 00:00:15 so if you want to earn some extra income
00:00:14 00:00:17 online
00:00:15 00:00:19 and you want to explore e-commerce but
00:00:17 00:00:23 you don't have the money needed to
00:00:19 00:00:25 invest into inventory up front then drop
00:00:23 00:00:28 shipping could be something to consider
00:00:25 00:00:29 so drop shipping is a very hands-off
00:00:28 00:00:31 online business model
00:00:29 00:00:33 quite literally you do not need to hold
00:00:31 00:00:34 or see the products before they are
00:00:33 00:00:36 shipped
00:00:34 00:00:37 to the to the customer so it's quite a
00:00:36 00:00:39 simple process
00:00:37 00:00:41 as long as you have a computer stable
00:00:39 00:00:42 internet connection and a good sense of
00:00:41 00:00:44 marketing
00:00:42 00:00:45 which is a skill that you can develop
00:00:44 00:00:48 then you can build and create a
00:00:45 00:00:50 successful drop shipping store
00:00:48 00:00:51 so let me give you an example say i want
00:00:50 00:00:53 to
00:00:51 00:00:54 sell ugly christmas sweaters this
00:00:53 00:00:57 christmas it's a trending
00:00:54 00:00:58 thing but it's popular and all i need to
00:00:57 00:01:00 do is i
00:00:58 00:01:01 need to create a website so that is the
00:01:00 00:01:03 most important piece
00:01:01 00:01:05 at this time is creating a website a
00:01:03 00:01:08 place where i can send
00:01:05 00:01:09 uh prospective customers to to browse my
00:01:08 00:01:10 products
00:01:09 00:01:13 and i would recommend that you do that
00:01:10 00:01:16 using shopify shopify
00:01:13 00:01:16 was made for e-commerce it's really easy
00:01:16 00:01:18 to use
00:01:16 00:01:19 the interface is super user-friendly
00:01:18 00:01:22 it's not buggy
00:01:19 00:01:24 at all compared to my experience with
00:01:22 00:01:26 wordpress and e-commerce
00:01:24 00:01:28 also they have hundreds of drop shipping
00:01:26 00:01:30 apps so these apps you can easily
00:01:28 00:01:32 integrate into your
00:01:30 00:01:34 um your shopify store and it can make
00:01:32 00:01:36 for a better experience both for you
00:01:34 00:01:38 and your customer so once i set up my
00:01:36 00:01:40 site then i need to go and find
00:01:38 00:01:42 suppliers i need to find manufacturers
00:01:40 00:01:43 who are producing these ugly christmas
00:01:42 00:01:45 sweaters
00:01:43 00:01:47 i can go on a site like aliexpress and i
00:01:45 00:01:48 can find many suppliers there
00:01:47 00:01:51 i do want to make sure that they offer
00:01:48 00:01:52 drop shipping because not every supplier
00:01:51 00:01:54 offers drop shipping
00:01:52 00:01:55 some suppliers require you to place an
00:01:54 00:01:57 order up front
00:01:55 00:01:59 you need to spend you need to buy at
00:01:57 00:02:02 least 500 units or a thousand units
00:01:59 00:02:03 so drop shipping is very different than
00:02:02 00:02:05 private labeling
00:02:03 00:02:06 once i found my manufacturers then what
00:02:05 00:02:07 i'm going to be doing is i'm going to
00:02:06 00:02:10 just
00:02:07 00:02:10 add those products to my website by
00:02:10 00:02:13 pulling
00:02:10 00:02:15 the specs from the manufacturer's site
00:02:13 00:02:18 so all the product details the images
00:02:15 00:02:19 i just add those to my website and my
00:02:18 00:02:20 products page
00:02:19 00:02:22 and then i have to choose what price i
00:02:20 00:02:24 want to sell at so this is where i
00:02:22 00:02:26 decide what i want for my profit margins
00:02:24 00:02:28 how much i want to mark it up
00:02:26 00:02:30 so say from the manufacturer i buy the
00:02:28 00:02:33 christmas sweater at 20 bucks
00:02:30 00:02:35 and i want to mark it up by 40 percent
00:02:33 00:02:37 so i can sell it on my website at
00:02:35 00:02:39 eight dollars for an eight dollar
00:02:37 00:02:42 estimated profit
00:02:39 00:02:44 and so then what happens is now it's my
00:02:42 00:02:46 time to go out and market i've gotta
00:02:44 00:02:48 market my website market my products do
00:02:46 00:02:49 my best to get
00:02:48 00:02:51 these products in front of people
00:02:49 00:02:54 eventually you start getting some leads
00:02:51 00:02:56 and you start getting customers so when
00:02:54 00:02:56 a customer comes to your site and they
00:02:56 00:02:59 place an
00:02:56 00:03:00 order they pay for that order once
00:02:59 00:03:02 they've paid for that order you then
00:03:00 00:03:06 pocket that money and you go ahead
00:03:02 00:03:08 and place the order with the supplier so
00:03:06 00:03:10 this is important here you're not
00:03:08 00:03:13 placing the order with the supplier
00:03:10 00:03:14 until you have a guaranteed sale until
00:03:13 00:03:17 the customer has
00:03:14 00:03:18 paid for that order so this is why drop
00:03:17 00:03:20 shipping can be a very
00:03:18 00:03:21 cost effective way to start an
00:03:20 00:03:23 e-commerce business
00:03:21 00:03:25 because you're not paying for the
00:03:23 00:03:28 inventory until you receive the money
00:03:25 00:03:30 from the customer and by this point you
00:03:28 00:03:32 know you're already profiting because
00:03:30 00:03:34 the customer is paying you 28 dollars
00:03:32 00:03:36 you're paying the supplier 20
00:03:34 00:03:37 so you are pocketing that eight dollars
00:03:36 00:03:39 or however much
00:03:37 00:03:41 you wish to sell so then the supplier
00:03:39 00:03:42 will go ahead and ship the product to
00:03:41 00:03:45 the customer
00:03:42 00:03:47 so essentially you are the middle man
00:03:45 00:03:50 your job is to go out and find cool
00:03:47 00:03:51 products to create a website and then to
00:03:50 00:03:55 market these products
00:03:51 00:03:57 to people and gain customers and so
00:03:55 00:03:59 you know the benefits of drop shipping
00:03:57 00:04:01 is again it's
00:03:59 00:04:04 it's very easy to get started there's
00:04:01 00:04:07 not a lot of upfront costs
00:04:04 00:04:09 that you have to take care of you really
00:04:07 00:04:10 just need to build a website and learn
00:04:09 00:04:11 how to market that website market your
00:04:10 00:04:13 products
00:04:11 00:04:14 the downside is that you're not
00:04:13 00:04:17 necessarily building
00:04:14 00:04:18 an asset you're not necessarily creating
00:04:17 00:04:20 sustainable income
00:04:18 00:04:22 you're selling products that are here
00:04:20 00:04:22 today gone tomorrow you're not building
00:04:22 00:04:26 a brand
00:04:22 00:04:28 a brand has a lot of power a brand you
00:04:26 00:04:31 can eventually sell in the future
00:04:28 00:04:32 so in my opinion drop shipping is a
00:04:31 00:04:33 great way to kind of get your foot in
00:04:32 00:04:36 the door
00:04:33 00:04:38 make some income but long term i think
00:04:36 00:04:40 that private labeling
00:04:38 00:04:42 selling on amazon or shopify is going to
00:04:40 00:04:45 be a more sustainable way
00:04:42 00:04:47 to earn income online and so my
00:04:45 00:04:48 recommendation would be to maybe start
00:04:47 00:04:50 with drop shipping
00:04:48 00:04:52 but save the money that you earn and
00:04:50 00:04:54 then maybe invest that into your private
00:04:52 00:04:55 label brand eventually
00:04:54 00:04:57 so how do you find products and
00:04:55 00:05:00 manufacturers well you can go to
00:04:57 00:05:02 aliexpress and you can browse
00:05:00 00:05:03 through all of the product pages and you
00:05:02 00:05:05 can find products and contact all the
00:05:03 00:05:07 manufacturers individually
00:05:05 00:05:08 but as you can imagine this can be quite
00:05:07 00:05:10 time consuming
00:05:08 00:05:12 and it can be hard to stay organized
00:05:10 00:05:14 with the number of suppliers that you
00:05:12 00:05:17 need to stay in contact with
00:05:14 00:05:18 so many people opt to using apps
00:05:17 00:05:20 sourcing apps
00:05:18 00:05:22 that link with your shopify store and
00:05:20 00:05:24 again that's why i recommend using
00:05:22 00:05:26 shopify for e-commerce
00:05:24 00:05:28 just because they have so many apps that
00:05:26 00:05:31 will make your experience
00:05:28 00:05:32 so much better so oberlo is a very
00:05:31 00:05:34 popular
00:05:32 00:05:35 drop shipping app but a wonderful
00:05:34 00:05:38 alternative is called
00:05:35 00:05:42 top dessert top is currently ranked top
00:05:38 00:05:43 five among 121 drop shipping apps on
00:05:42 00:05:45 shopify
00:05:43 00:05:46 and when you download the toptester app
00:05:45 00:05:48 to your shopify store
00:05:46 00:05:50 you with a click of a button you can see
00:05:48 00:05:51 thousands of different products
00:05:50 00:05:53 and you can easily import these products
00:05:51 00:05:55 to your shopify store
00:05:53 00:05:57 you can also use their chrome extension
00:05:55 00:05:59 if you actually do want to go to
00:05:57 00:06:00 aliexpress and browse the products
00:05:59 00:06:02 directly there
00:06:00 00:06:03 and if you find a product that you like
00:06:02 00:06:04 you can click the button and it will
00:06:03 00:06:05 import
00:06:04 00:06:07 all of the product details to your
00:06:05 00:06:08 shopify store saving you a tremendous
00:06:07 00:06:10 amount of time
00:06:08 00:06:12 with creating your listing they've
00:06:10 00:06:13 recently introduced a low price
00:06:12 00:06:15 guarantee
00:06:13 00:06:18 meaning that if you find a similar
00:06:15 00:06:19 product on a different sourcing platform
00:06:18 00:06:22 or agent
00:06:19 00:06:23 then they will match that price so if
00:06:22 00:06:24 you use top to store you can rest
00:06:23 00:06:25 assured that you're going to get the
00:06:24 00:06:27 best
00:06:25 00:06:29 price for your products so what are the
00:06:27 00:06:30 benefits of using top to serve with your
00:06:29 00:06:32 shopify store
00:06:30 00:06:34 well it's going to help you automate
00:06:32 00:06:36 this business remember
00:06:34 00:06:38 as i said earlier when a customer places
00:06:36 00:06:40 an order on your drop shipping
00:06:38 00:06:42 website then you're gonna need to go
00:06:40 00:06:43 ahead and place that order with the
00:06:42 00:06:45 manufacturer
00:06:43 00:06:47 it's a manual process usually people
00:06:45 00:06:48 will have notifications turned on their
00:06:47 00:06:50 phone
00:06:48 00:06:51 so if a customer places an order at 9 00
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00:06:51 00:06:54 and you're having dinner with your
00:06:52 00:06:55 family there's you're going to have the
00:06:54 00:06:57 urge to go
00:06:55 00:06:59 and send this place the order with the
00:06:57 00:07:00 manufacturer because you want to make
00:06:59 00:07:03 sure that this customer
00:07:00 00:07:04 receives the product as soon as possible
00:07:03 00:07:05 so it can interfere with your personal
00:07:04 00:07:07 life because
00:07:05 00:07:09 remember if you have an online business
00:07:07 00:07:10 people will be making purchases at all
00:07:09 00:07:13 hours of the day
00:07:10 00:07:14 there's no nine to five there's no
00:07:13 00:07:17 working hours
00:07:14 00:07:18 and so you know it's it's not the best
00:07:17 00:07:21 thing for your lifestyle because you
00:07:18 00:07:22 are involved with each transaction you
00:07:21 00:07:25 need to go ahead and place
00:07:22 00:07:26 the order with your manufacturer so
00:07:25 00:07:28 toptester will help you
00:07:26 00:07:30 automate your business so that when a
00:07:28 00:07:33 customer places an order
00:07:30 00:07:34 then it will send a ping to top to serve
00:07:33 00:07:35 toptesser will then
00:07:34 00:07:37 purchase the product from the
00:07:35 00:07:39 manufacturer and
00:07:37 00:07:40 then what the manufacturer will do is
00:07:39 00:07:43 ship the products to
00:07:40 00:07:45 topdeser's fulfillment center they've
00:07:43 00:07:48 got a warehouse in china
00:07:45 00:07:48 in guangzhou and they will inspect the
00:07:48 00:07:51 inventory
00:07:48 00:07:53 quality check it they will host hold the
00:07:51 00:07:55 inventory there
00:07:53 00:07:57 store the inventory for you and they'll
00:07:55 00:07:59 consolidate the inventory as well and
00:07:57 00:08:01 then ship it to the customer
00:07:59 00:08:03 so it's really going to create a
00:08:01 00:08:05 hands-off process for you
00:08:03 00:08:07 where you don't need to be involved with
00:08:05 00:08:08 every single transaction
00:08:07 00:08:11 i think it's great that they will
00:08:08 00:08:12 consolidate the inventory for you
00:08:11 00:08:14 because if someone places an order on
00:08:12 00:08:15 your website for three different
00:08:14 00:08:16 products
00:08:15 00:08:17 and it happens that all three of those
00:08:16 00:08:18 products are from three different
00:08:17 00:08:20 suppliers
00:08:18 00:08:22 then traditionally with drop shipping
00:08:20 00:08:25 the customer is going to receive
00:08:22 00:08:26 three individual packages at three
00:08:25 00:08:27 different times
00:08:26 00:08:29 so it doesn't create for the best
00:08:27 00:08:31 experience for the customer
00:08:29 00:08:33 but with topdesert they're going to
00:08:31 00:08:34 receive all three of those orders from
00:08:33 00:08:36 the supplier
00:08:34 00:08:39 they're going to consolidate them and
00:08:36 00:08:41 create one package and send one package
00:08:39 00:08:44 to your customer so it creates for a
00:08:41 00:08:45 better overall customer experience
00:08:44 00:08:47 but even more importantly is that they
00:08:45 00:08:49 have two times faster
00:08:47 00:08:51 shipping rates now one of the biggest
00:08:49 00:08:53 downsides with drop shipping is how
00:08:51 00:08:54 long it can take for a customer to
00:08:53 00:08:58 receive a product
00:08:54 00:09:00 it can take anywhere from 20 to 45 days
00:08:58 00:09:02 which is kind of insane in this day and
00:09:00 00:09:04 age that we live in
00:09:02 00:09:06 where we really have high expectations
00:09:04 00:09:08 we want to receive an order now if i
00:09:06 00:09:11 want something i want it tomorrow
00:09:08 00:09:13 and amazon has really primed us for this
00:09:11 00:09:15 because they have you know the two-day
00:09:13 00:09:17 shipping or the two-hour delivery
00:09:15 00:09:18 and so we kind of expect to receive
00:09:17 00:09:20 things pretty soon
00:09:18 00:09:22 but with drop shipping customers
00:09:20 00:09:22 sometimes are disappointed to know that
00:09:22 00:09:25 it can take
00:09:22 00:09:27 20 to 45 days to receive an order by the
00:09:25 00:09:28 time they receive the order
00:09:27 00:09:31 they're upset that it took so long to
00:09:28 00:09:33 receive so topdeser can help you get
00:09:31 00:09:35 two times faster shipping rates instead
00:09:33 00:09:36 of 20 to 40 days for your customer to
00:09:35 00:09:38 receive a product
00:09:36 00:09:39 they can receive it between 7 and 15
00:09:38 00:09:41 days which just again
00:09:39 00:09:44 makes for a better customer experience
00:09:41 00:09:46 and a higher likelihood that they will
00:09:44 00:09:48 be repeat customers
00:09:46 00:09:49 not only is the shipping faster but you
00:09:48 00:09:51 pay less
00:09:49 00:09:52 you can save anywhere between one to
00:09:51 00:09:54 forty percent on shipping
00:09:52 00:09:56 rates so i hope that you guys enjoyed
00:09:54 00:09:57 this video today and learned a little
00:09:56 00:09:58 bit more about drop shipping and how you
00:09:57 00:10:01 can use
00:09:58 00:10:03 shopify apps to automate this business
00:10:01 00:10:04 for you and create a semi-passive stream
00:10:03 00:10:06 of income for
00:10:04 00:10:08 yourself if you feel like top desert is
00:10:06 00:10:09 a great fit for you and your drop
00:10:08 00:10:10 shipping business then you can get a
00:10:09 00:10:13 wonderful
00:10:10 00:10:16 discount by going to tatianajames.com
00:10:13 00:10:16 topdeser if you have any questions feel
00:10:16 00:10:19 free to ask them
00:10:16 00:10:20 in the comments section below if not i
00:10:19 00:10:23 will see you in the next
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