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Dropshipping Without Shopify In 2021

Published on: December 7 2022 by Nick Peroni

Dropshipping Without Shopify In 2021

Dropshipping Without Shopify In 2021

hey what's up everyone nick perrone here
and today i'm going to be sharing with
you an alternative platform
you can use for drop shipping without
shopify and in my opinion this platform
is a lot more drop shipping friendly
than shopify
is right now and for some of you who
know me that might surprise you
i mean i've been drop shipping since
2016.
i've traveled around the world i've
built one of the largest communities in
the planet
and become one of the top drop shipping
experts and it's always been
based around using shopify right all my
trainings and courses
and events have always been based on
shopify but this year especially
it's become very clear that shopify is
unfriendly to drop shipping stores
these days and look i say that having
done big numbers with shopify this is a
store
from earlier this year that did nearly
two million dollars
uh just in a six month period where i
had one of my best months
ever using shopify with a drop shipping
store
um over 738 000 in a single month
so you know i don't say this lightly
but the reality is shopify has just been
really bullying drop shipping stores
ever since it's gotten so big and become
a billion dollar company
and for those of you who have ever seen
a screen like this you know exactly what
i'm toking about
i've seen this screen before you can be
selling something completely
white hat nothing wrong with it good
product but because you're drop shipping
shopify will shut down your store
without warning and just send you an
email that says oh too high of a level
of risk for us
to uh you know to support your business
right
and on top of that shopify's transaction
fees are actually
pretty steep uh you know they're pushing
everybody to
move into shopify payments because
that's where they're making a lot of
their money right
on the transaction fees the 2.9 percent
that it starts at
and then it goes down a little as you
upgrade your plan but still
over two percent transaction fees are
are what they're taking out
every time and they've basically blocked
every third-party payment processor
because
they want you to use shopify payments
including actually
letting you just directly hook up stripe
because again they want you to use
shopify payments and they have a
partnership with stripe
so you're eating it on the fees too so
this platform that i want to introduce
to you
is something actually that takes no
transaction fees
at all they are completely dropship
friendly they're never going to shut
your store down
with the exception of course right i'm
not toking about scammer stores here
you know i'm not toking about the kevin
zhang's of the world i'm toking about
legitimate
drop shipping stores that actually
fulfill
products and are doing their job to
deliver a good product to their customer
with good customer
service and there's no reason the store
should ever be shut down right
if you are doing that type of drop
shipping you're going to love this
platform
uh they've they've been building this
this is not new um
and actually so the story is i'm going
to show you how this all works but the
story is that
i was looking to move platforms and i
had a conversation with the founders of
this company
they've been building this since like
2016. they're
they're expert legends in the game when
it comes to drop shipping they put a lot
of people through this platform and have
a lot of successful stories
so i got into checking it out right and
basically what i did
is i migrated over a product that i was
testing on shopify
over to here i just duplicated or cloned
the theme into
this uh store platform here
and here's where you're seeing those
numbers you know not crazy numbers right
i just was running a test because i
needed to prove
that this platform worked that it was
good that i could get inside and move
around the same way that i like to with
shopify
uh and a matter of fact i really really
like it and it's it's really good so i'm
very excited to share this with you
uh as you can see here i pushed about
1500 in revenue through just in the span
of like a week or two
all cold front end traffic just testing
it to see how it works
and the first test i wanted to see was
the conversion rate right i wanted to
see if it was apples to apples
same same exact layout of the theme
same product same words everything from
store to store would it convert about
the same
all right and as you can see here the
conversion rate was actually
really decent for uh just running some
test traffic through it
uh 11.7 out of the cart reach checkout
six percent purchase 2.75
and in fact i found that their page
speeds on this platform load
generally a lot quicker than a lot of
the themes i've seen on shopify
now as you can also see here for
comparison this store that did two
million dollars was operating around the
two point
two to two and a half percent conversion
rate so uh
for me this 100 past
the conversion rate test that i needed
to see okay
so then from there it was just a matter
of exploring how everything works and
that's what i want to give you right now
i want to give you an in-depth tour of
how this platform works before
telling you how you can sign up for this
platform yourself if you're looking for
a much
more drop shipping friendly platform so
here's going into a new store right i
haven't done anything with this i'm just
showing you basically how it looks
so you can see uh how how simple this is
and really how intuitive it is when
you're going to set up
how more custom it is for you to be able
to build your store
so all the tools that you get i'm not
going to go through every single thing
here
because they actually have a really good
help desk that walks through video by
video
every single thing that you need right
so nothing to be left to chance
but i want to highlight a few things
okay uh starting with the themes all
right
one of the reasons that shopify has
always been so good
and people like and i've used it as
training because it's very
easy to replicate with their plug and
play themes
but what i like about this is they
actually have plug and play themes as
well
and they have a really good drag and
drop builder that i would say is
actually better than shopify's drag and
drop builder and i'm going to show you
why
so twig themes are themes that you can
they come uh like in a box like this but
you can go into the code if you
if you like coding you know that's
something that you can do uh but they
also have the builder themes that are
drag and drop
they're adding more themes constantly
but they have already a good
selection of themes that you can use for
your general
niche or even one product store you guys
been watching my content you know i like
one product stores
and they have something like that here
that you can use
for a one product store so let's go into
this one
and add to library now you can see
different themes come with different
menus right
so the one product store you could add a
menu to this it doesn't come with one
because it's meant to be a
long form landing page that just sells
right a sales page
so just keep that in mind why you're not
going to see menu on
on this theme that i'm choosing right
here but that would be obvious with all
these other themes
but anyway they all work the same so
i've added it to the library now i'm
going to go in here
and just come back and refresh and my
theme will be in there
okay so you can see the flex theme in
here
now what i really really like about
their
drag and drop builder here
let me just drag this over so you can
see the full thing
is that they have it's it's kind of like
click funnels and shopify got together
and
built this hybrid version which gives
you templates
but allows you to edit everything inside
the template
and i really like that because one of
the one of the drawbacks the shopify
themes is that
you can edit them but you can only edit
them within the context
of the structure they give you right
like here for example
you can come in here and you can change
the margin the sizing
everything on every little piece right
you can even change the typography on
different parts so you're not
just fit within this structure in this
global format like shopify gives you
so that's good because uh you know maybe
you're somebody that wants to use
all their pre-laid out stuff or maybe
you want to get really custom with it
i like the ability to get custom with it
and edit every single thing
so when you come over here you see they
have all their elements
which allow you you know you have all
the elements you need for building any
page
okay i'm not going to go through and use
all of them but basically you work in
sections right so if i want to put a
section here
then i just add the section you can
select it to
let me move this here you can select it
to do you know you can have two columns
three columns
up to many and a nice thing is here so
they let you
scroll between desktop tablet and mobile
just like shopify does but
unlike what shopify does uh you can
control
if you want something to be visible on a
certain area so if i don't want that
section to be visible on tablet
i can change it which gives you a lot of
custom customization
ability when it comes to designing and
laying it out
they have the columns that you can set
for responsiveness you see here
how they can move things to show
responsive if you have like uh
like this right for example this section
this sections can be set to
responsiveness on
mobile and tablet so that when
when you come in like this it'll it'll
drop them
uh like that way right so everything is
responsive everything is really fluid
and easy to design loads very quickly uh
and that's all of their
basically drag and drop elements that
you can use so
they have all these different pieces um
you know and you can add
anywhere so that's that's why i love
being able to do
this type of stuff um because you can
just really customize however you want
it to look
with all these different things um forms
that you can add
item features currency converter uh and
different pieces that you can use here
like quantity left
timer progress bar uh variant selector
quantity selector so all this
all this stuff can be added in here
right now i don't have a product chosen
so you would have to select a product to
be able to use it but they have
different
formats you can use and then here's
where you would select your product to
be able to
automatikally load the variants so again
just showing you how simple that you you
see it can be to use again
they have different templates here for
what it will look like i would just have
to select the product to get started on
that
um and again what i like about it also
like i said is that you can use you can
use the uh
you know everything can be adjusted to
fit
how you want so you can see if i wanted
to put that there
and i want to adjust the margin to look
exactly how i want to place it then i
can
then i can do that so it gives you a lot
of custom ability with the different
elements
okay to be able to build a page how you
want now another thing that i like
is they have these pre-built elements so
that's basically what you're looking at
here this is like a pre-built element
of a um of a product feature right so
they have different ones here
like these image heroes and that's kind
of what you're looking at here
with this one from left to right
okay but they have all of these that you
can just drag and drop in
very simple very easy to to look however
you want to
all right so here's one and of course
you would be able to
change the image okay so that's the
image they have in there i love that you
can come in here and change things like
this
because these things can be conversion
boosters you can't do this on shopify
without editing the code
so here i could say instead of fifty
percent off maybe i say
save fifty dollars today right making
look like it's really custom
um and that kind of stuff can be a
conversion booster the way you word you
know people are seeing oh
i'm saving fifty dollars today right and
you have the timer that you can set
to uh you know again the date and time
whatever you want to do
end action go to a certain url if you
want to so all this stuff
again even in the even in the buy now
button you can
customize what you wanted to say from
buy now or add to cart
you know like all these different things
um that you
again you can't do with shopify just
these little custom features that are
super nice
and they have this for all of them for
like different galleries if you want to
have multiple photos
if you want to use a video hero they
have feature sections that you can add
all right uh options so these are cool
this is like if you want if you're
if you want to add this on a product
page or homepage anywhere
and you want people to be able to buy a
bundle or buy more than one you can just
code it right in
and everything is going to come to your
buy now button so
when you do the buy now button you're
able to actually
uh you'll be able to set the action
right here
okay so that's where you'll set uh what
what
they're buying according to the image
and the price that you
that you set in here okay and you can
see it just it looks
really good and again they so they okay
down here they did it like that right so
you can see they set one up
and as a and these things if you know
anything about landing pages high
converting offers this is a very common
element
to do uh not only on a one product store
but
the nice thing is you could do this on
any page so
you could come to your product page now
i don't have a product selected but it's
the same thing
they have default templates for all
these pages and then you can come in and
edit them
however you want adding all these
different sections and customizing it so
again you're not just set to a
standard looking theme
and you can use the pre-built elements
to start
and then go in and customize it how you
want all right and then of course they
have your basic page settings that you
can use
and this is where you would add any
assets that you wanted to add
and then this shows you the layers from
top to bottom of the page
uh so another thing that's really cool
is they have built-in
upsells right so you see here you can
turn these on or turn them off however
you want
but they have uh well first let me go
here as well
because
it's really cool so here this is i mean
this is on here simply because i just
added this element but
again you see that this is their basic
cart table
and everything else is open to edit so
if i wanted to come in here
and have a conversion boost on here and
do
say a statik review underneath
underneath the checkout before you know
i could do that if i want to add
an image here so i can add a trust badge
then i can do that
and it's going to be mobile no matter
what now again this
this section wouldn't be here that's
just something because you know i'm
playing around and if you want to delete
a section it's very simple right
um so you could change this again you
could add whatever text in here
really really customizable which is nice
because that's one of the things you
can't really do very easily on shopify
same thing with the thank you page you
could customize the thank you page look
they have certain
elements that just correspond to the
thank you page so if i wanted to put an
upsell campaign on the thank you page
then i can do that
and of course they have your other
elements here where you you can put in
their
order confirmation stuff uh put in a
continue shopping button
right and then i could edit all this to
make it look
how i wanted to you know wherever
wherever i wanted to place it right
so same thing with this edit this to be
in the center
okay and then at the bottom could be
their
uh you know their order confirmation
right and it's very simple to just do
all this so i could then come and add a
section
uh
and put this in here okay so the upsell
could be underneath or above or however
you want to do it
and then i could add a
headline here again i'm not i'm just
doing this fast and dirty but
right so i can you get the idea you can
add whatever you want on here to make it
look
super custom space it out how you want
it to
a different template if you want to use
a different template
put a border on it if you want to put a
border on it right
so all of that stuff super custom add
that now they also even though
on top of that they have entire upsell
funnels that are built
in which is really really cool right you
can come in to an upsell page
and uh so here's their dummy one again
this stuff is just loading because i was
messing around with it and loading it on
the screen
but get rid of this stuff and so you can
see
that they have a custom dummy upsell one
here where one click upsell that they
can just click
and add it to the order and you would
just select what product it is
and it's it just takes them right back
to the checkout page
so or they can click no thank you so
these custom upsells are really nice and
that's completely
uh and you can even add one-time upsells
or down cells
all right so everything um that you can
do
on that now let's go back because i
think i've shown you hopefully you guys
are are blown away like i was at how
really really good of a job they did on
the customization of being able to build
your pages out however you want
uh they have let me move this so
upsell campaigns right here right so you
can actually come in here
and build your upsell campaign manually
based on related product buy one get
this storewide discount one click
upsell all right so they have all these
options these are before checkout
upsells and these are
after checkout upsells so you have a lot
of options of what you can do with
built-in
upsell campaigns uh let's check out the
payment processing
so payment processing you select your
currency whatever you want they do have
a currency converter
you can integrate direct to stripe and
paypal and they have other payment
processors as well
uh all some of the major ones that give
you a lot of versatility
in and choice right because they're not
trying to take your transaction fees so
you have choices in who you want to use
as a payment processor which is really
really nice i think and one of the
reasons i like this so much
because another thing that shopify does
even if you
are able to use shopify payments and
your store doesn't get shut down if
you're drop shipping
chances are they're going to hit you
with a 20 to 25 reserve for 120 days
and look you know we don't need to argue
about like they
whether they should do that or not i
understand they have risk to manage but
the point is that
when you know what you're doing and you
don't want to have to deal with that
you can integrate direct with strike or
you can connect with other payment
processors
okay because every time you start a new
store on shopify you're treated as a new
merchant even though you might have done
millions of dollars in sales with them
and they're going to hit that new store
without any respect or
regards to anything you've done in the
past right
so that's what i like here is you can
connect your existing processors
so that you never have to worry about
looking like a brand new merchant
starting out
again unless you are which is fine and
then you can still you know connect any
payment processor you want
uh another really cool thing okay so
abandon checkouts
they have now they do have email
integration i'll get to that
but their abandoned checkout campaign is
really cool i actually
tested this and what i like is that you
can add
as many emails as you want right so they
give it to you very simple
uh let's say a reminder one and they
have different styles it's very easy to
build
so they give you some email subjects
that you can
use as a template if you want or you can
write your own as you can see
email headline body text so i'm just
going through this quickly
so you can see they have the ability to
write your own
but even then once you create the email
look you get the ability to
edit it however you want so time to send
it out based on
days hours weeks or months you can
select you can
edit the subject you can drop your logo
in here edit all the basic stuff that
you need to do right
and and use that so
you can add as many emails as you want
which is what i really like
and they have the different versions but
again you can edit them
and there's no limit so that's why you
have the option for
hours days weeks months here you could
basically put them in an abandoned cart
email sequence for an entire month if
you wanted to uh
using this and if you're wondering if it
works i'll show you
on the other one that it does
so you can see on this one again i only
ran it's just small
test amount of orders but uh three sales
for covered 134 dollars out of eight
impressions so that's really good that's
like a 34
conversion rate on my just testing their
abandoned cart sequence so it does
it does deliver and it does work which
was important to me to test because i
wanted to make sure their email
deliverability was
up to par to actually you know get these
emails into the inbox and
it is in in my test right so anyway
that's uh that's the abandoned car it's
really simple again automatikally built
in
now they do have though they do have the
ability
to integrate okay so they have this
built-in app store
now nothing in here cost additional
money which is really nice
this is all just based on if you want to
install it to your store or not
you can add private apps uh so they have
the flexibility
but here you go email marketing you can
sync with clavio infusionsoft mailchimp
or active campaign right
so nowhere is there if you still want to
use clavio or mailchimp or something
you have your google shopping feed i'll
come to the accelerator in a second
because that's like a whole cool feature
in and of itself
uh ship station so all the stuff that
you need right
basically they took all the apps that
any drop shipper needs the main ones to
focus on and they built it all
in currency converter product customizer
to have
text inputs for on your product page
print on demand they
integrate with custom cat all right so
this isn't really meant to be a print on
demand video but if you are drop
shipping and wanted to add
pod products custom cat's one of the big
suppliers out there
they have really good prices and so you
can integrate with custom
uh platform migration that makes it easy
to move everything over from shopify all
your orders all your history all your
data
makes it easy to move all your stuff
over to commerce hq
uh they have the review plugin where you
can create reviews and others can leave
reviews
uh your shipping right so you have stuff
to integrate with shipping
facebook dynamic catalog to upload your
product catalog feed
and then all your other like widgets and
stuff security badge checkout timer
promo bar
pop-up form zapier integration to help
you go to any api you want
timer widget quantity left and even the
sales pop okay so everything that you
would need
and all you need to do if you want to
use something is
click to install it everything is free
it's all included right
and so then once you install it you can
figure it how you want to show
on your store okay so it's really really
simple
now one of the ones i'm going to
highlight is the accelerator
because that is a cool feature that
they've done that includes a lot of
things for you
okay it's basically a checklist that is
going to walk you through
setting up your store in a very
systematik process so that
you can basically have a store ready
built and ready to launch in a day
by going through their accelerator
process uh they do have the option to
build your store for you but i want to
highlight this as well
because uh oh i need to connect a domain
so hold on let me
let me switch over here and show you
what it looks like once you've
connected a domain okay so
here is their product accelerator
uh this is basically where they are
doing their own product research
okay and their team is constantly adding
products here that could be you know
good ideas for you to run
as a store uh like this one here this
okay let's take a look this is pretty
cool
so they give you the aliexpress link to
the product they give you good product
images
they give you a basic description to get
you started there's even reviews right
here for
importing with photos they give you a
video that you can use you can download
a video ready to go
ad copy samples and then even add
targeting
samples with uh suggested pricing as
well to give you what your margin
and all you have to do is import the
product and then
copy and paste their assets or use their
assets as a starting point
and they're doing this with all of these
products right so they have
several products in here you can see
there's over 1600 in here already
and they're constantly adding more you
can even filter by
niches and you can filter by the newest
or the oldest so that's a huge
value add that comes included uh
you know all these products have all the
same thing right
all of them have the reviews all of them
have to suggest targeting
so this is really good that you get
included
okay
when you add an app you can see it gets
added here and then all this other stuff
i'm not really going to go over because
it's all
it's all pretty much the same thing
right you can see that they have your
coupon codes and discount cards that you
can do
employee accounts you can add staff
accounts um
audited emails or your emails that go
out like order notifications and stuff
you can edit all these
everything is like really set for you to
be able to customize it
how you want shipping carriers if you
want to integrate with a shipping
carrier
very simple to do here where you set
your shipping prices
employee accounts you can add as many
employees as you want
which is one of the annoying things
about shopify they limit you on your
staff accounts
and then again collections all the basic
stuff that you would expect their
dashboard and their reporting is really
nice
it's all done very very well their
orders when you get orders it's really
nice as well it's actually i think
better than shopify the way they set
their orders up
so that's everything that you see now
what i want to show you is how you can
get access
to this right now so you can get a free
trial to start using
commerce hq which is the name of the
platform
so this is a special offer for everybody
coming from
you know my my econ empires group or
youtube or wherever you see this from
um basically that i toked with john and
john and the founders of this company uh
to get this for you
so here is here's the main the hell you
grab that you get
uh normally commerce hq
charges 99 dollars a month because
they're they're not taking any
transaction fees right
so 99 a month is what they normally
charge
uh for one store but you're gonna get
three stores for 99 dollars a month and
again it's a 14-day free trial to sign
up
but at the end of the 14 day free trial
would be 99
a month so you're making out major if
you just do the math on this right
you're you're not paying any uh
transaction fees on any of your stores
and anybody who's sold some volume knows
that there's thousands of dollars to be
saved
there in transaction fees okay and
number two
no you're you're getting three stores
for 99
when you compare that to three shopify
subscriptions
plus all the apps and additional things
you would need to add
you're toking about saving uh you know
probably a hundred dollars or more
on that on loan not to mention when you
do it this way
you get all your stores in one right
like i can access all three stores
simply by doing this drop down menu here
so instead of having to log out log into
a different store all these different
things you're getting a global dashboard
that allows you to just switch back and
forth
between all your stores which makes it
uh you know which makes it really really
easy
to to use and to manage okay all in one
place
um so i really like that as well now you
also get access to that accelerator
product library which is normally
reserved for
their more expensive plans you're gonna
get access to that
for free once the trial ends and then
you're getting access to
their course as well so i have my own
training course but john mack has also
created a really good one this guy's
done big numbers over the years with
drop shipping and he's helped a lot of
people just like i have
which is why i love this partnership
because ultimately
my goal is to deliver value and help
people make more money
with this proven opportunity and right
now one of the biggest challenges is
simply the platform
right drop shipping works and i've shown
you strategies in my videos
of how you can kill it and and have
stores that make millions of dollars
with drop shipping
but you need a platform you can trust
and that you can grow with and that
makes it simple
and easy to do what it is you want and
that is why now that i've tested this i
am moving my business over to commerce
hq
um because i think it is the more drop
shipping friendly
platform to use uh and i i actually
like it more than shopify so if you are
looking to continue crushing it with
drop shipping
in 2021 something better to scale with
something that's going to save you money
allow you to keep more of your money
allow you to build stores that are more
custom to what you want to do
and and have more control and more
freedom over
how you're managing your business
without being strangled by shopify
then i would suggest that you sign up
for your 14 day free
trial right now so that you can get in
and get
started i know you're going to love this
platform i hope you got a lot of value
from this video just walking through how
it works and how to use it
and i look forward to sharing more
content about commerce hq in the future
as i continue to help people crush it
with drop shipping and build my own
business
so go sign up for your 14 day free trial
now let me know if you have any
questions
cheers