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Why You Should Stop Dropshipping on Facebook Marketplace

Published on: December 1 2022 by Bryan Guerra

Why You Should Stop Dropshipping on Facebook Marketplace

Why You Should Stop Dropshipping on Facebook Marketplace

if you haven't switched over to facebook
shops from a personal facebook
marketplace profile yet i highly
recommend that you do so i recently did
about i don't know two two maybe three
four weeks ago or something like that
and it's been a complete revelation it's
been great okay
so in this video specifically i want to
tok about 10 reasons that you should
stop drop shipping on facebook
marketplace with your personal profile
and instead move over to facebook shops
instead okay
so first and foremost is that it's a tax
write-off right so with facebook
marketplace specifically when you're
doing it from your personal profile you
can only input a social security number
right and it's great to get you started
that way but with facebook shops you can
actually input your businesses ein the
main difference and benefit there is you
are going to avoid paying a lot less in
personal income taxes if you're writing
those write-offs on your business with
your business ein and reporting it as a
business income instead of reporting it
as a personal income
with your social security number right
and so that's going to equate to it
doesn't really matter how much you're
doing you're going to net a lot more
money and obviously the more you make
the less you'll obviously pay in taxes
and the more you'll net on your business
right it's a no-brainer i'm not you know
gonna get too too involved with it but
if you have any questions just reach out
to an accountant or google it a little
bit but just trust me on this one you
are going to make a lot more money and
net a lot more profit simply by changing
over to shops and doing the same exact
thing that you're doing with the same
exact products because
you'll you'll be able to write that off
on your business and you won't have to
claim it as personal income right and i
actually did see a little caveat here
the only only place i saw was on phone
like on mobile with the facebook uh like
when you're actually opening up the
facebook app but it does look like
they're integrating uh very very soon
they're playing around with it and then
it disappeared as always like you see
these little features and then they
disappear or like some people get them
and some people don't but like there was
like an option just to bulk select them
onto your listings and then move them
over to facebook shop right i had it
about a week ago and then it disappeared
i don't use that but obviously that's a
good sign going forward that it is an
option so that if you start with your
with a personal profile you can then
bulk transfer them all over to a
facebook shop and it's very very easy to
open okay
number two is that you don't need to
renew listings which i absolutely hate
and i'm completely over with okay on
personal facebook with your personal
profile you have to go in and renew
listings so that they move back up to
the the top of marketplace every seven
days roughly right and i haven't notiked
a strong correlation like even if you
don't renew listings that uh have been
selling very very well they still do
typically tend to sell well you don't
need to renew them but for the other
ones that have been selling a little bit
sporadically or like not selling at all
to give them another chance and move
them up in search results or to move
them up in marketplace so other people
see them you do want to renew those
listings and trust me when you're
listing you know 50 100 150 products
every single day
the renewals it literally takes you like
an hour or sometimes two to go through
and renew all of your listings it's an
absolute headache i hate it and i don't
think that that's a feature that you
have in shops you don't need to worry
about it okay
number three is also very very important
i think number one is the most important
but all these are very very important
because you'll net so much more profit
number three is more ambiguity so one of
the things that you know kind of a lot
of people started to realize toward you
know the last month or two and maybe a
little bit more uh before that
was that you could snipe other people's
uh listings on marketplace right so what
a lot of people teach is that you can go
and like find you know eat like drop
shippers on ebay and profitable products
on ebay that are selling very very well
and then snipe those listings find the
supplier list them on the marketplace
yourself and that works great right but
an even easier way is find somebody
that's selling very very very well on
marketplace and is also drop shipping
and there are so many different
strategies to do that it's very very
easy you can go into a facebook group
and see who's you know in there who's
selling well in there literally find
their profile you can do like you know
you can search and reverse engineer like
private label brands on actual
marketplace and then find all the people
drop shipping those brands find them
list their top selling products by
simply monitoring their actual their
pages and seeing which products move up
to the top of their pages because those
are the ones that are selling well or
those are the ones that they're renewing
or making adjustments with and chances
are if you see products over and over
and over again going to the top of their
actual profile it's because it's selling
over and over again select that product
maybe undercut them maybe doesn't uh
maybe don't i don't think that really
matters that much as long as your prices
are somewhat competitive because it's
not like a search result that's like
you know cut and dry where like if you
search for a wireless mouse like
everybody that sells wireless mouse is
going to be in the in a search result
order it seems like facebook a lot like
ebay shows and amazon shows different
products based on different searchers
and their geo location in the the world
and obviously in the country right so
the whole point there is like more
ambiguity with shops because if for
example like
i moved over to two different personal
profiles because i was selling for my
main personal profile and i realized
that that was happening i didn't want to
make myself a target so i opened up a
new facebook profile started selling a
lot more from that one because a lot of
people were obviously sniping and i knew
that not necessarily me although i'm
sure there were people sniping me i was
sniping other people and it was just
like this round robin thing so like now
obviously i have ambiguity with my other
personal profile that nobody knows like
who that's under but also i have
ambiguity because nobody necessarily a
lot like amazon or ebay or something
like that like you can name your
facebook shop whatever you want people
won't necessarily be able to find that
unless they know your store name okay
and they know what to search for right
so it gives you more ambiguity and it
obviously protects your best-selling
items so that if you find something
great you don't have to worry
necessarily about other people sniping
it at least as easy or even close to as
easy right
very very important number four is one
that i haven't really kind of gotten
involved with yet because i haven't seen
the need to and honestly my shop has
blown up the past two weeks um it was
selling well before that now i'm getting
probably
i don't know 40 50 sales a day
probably on pace i think i don't want to
jinx it but on pace to do at least 10 to
15k
profit this month um not just set with
shops like overall with the drop
shipping and shops is the biggest part
of that so my shop has been absolutely
nuts if you guys want to learn how to do
that obviously not specifically with
shops but just like drop shipping in
general obviously uh dropship pro always
linked in the description and that will
get you started and on the right track
it's exactly what i do every single day
in my own drop shipping business okay
but more automation is coming very very
soon there's some automation out there
like i know you can create like a
shopify store and like automate it
through the back end that way you don't
need to do any of that but the whole
point here is the whole the whole reason
i'm saying that is like there's not a
whole lot of automation there is some
for for personal facebook profiles and
selling on marketplace there's a lot
more going to be able to have the
ability to integrate in the back end of
a facebook shop that will really you
know
make maybe potentially order processing
automated obviously listing automated
and a number of other things right
product research you know maybe giving
your va you know access to the back end
of your facebook shop with certain
features a lot of different stuff coming
there there's a lot more potential there
for automation especially in the future
and that's a big thing to help you scale
your business with less time invested
right
and obviously i'm looking for all those
i'm constantly you know out there trying
to find new ways to automate new ways to
improve my business new ways to take my
time out of the equation and then
obviously i relay them and i put them
you know in things like the courses and
make youtube videos about them as well
okay
the next thing was a big one that i
realized recently um and that's that you
can pretty much multitask on facebook
shops right so what do i mean by that
you can multitask on facebook shops
meaning like while my va is listing on a
potential computer right so he's listing
from the same ip address on one of my
other computers on facebook shops or
potentially on a facebook marketplace
well with facebook shops he can be
listing while i'm fulfilling orders so i
don't have to wait for him to be
listening right which you might not even
realize that that's a thing but one
thing that i notiked that like typically
correlated with a suspension was when
there was too much frequency of things
coming from one profile and one ip
address what do i mean by that right
so for example when i used to get
suspended a lot i would notike it was
after a lot of volume came from one
account meaning like my one va would be
listing from a personal marketplace
profile
listing a bunch of things while i'm
answering messages and fulfilling uh
orders on this on a different computer
from the same ip address and this is
kind of a guess here
but i would assume that if facebook saw
like a lot of different things happening
maybe they're suspecting automation
there maybe they're suspecting something
fishy there and so they just suspend you
first to protect their customers and
protect the people on facebook to make
sure and make you verify right and this
is again like just a guess but i saw a
strong correlation this happened four to
five times um on personal facebook
profiles and i have literally been doing
it non-stop with facebook shops haven't
had an issue yet okay so you can
multitask you've been doing a lot of
different things i'm sure there will be
integrations a lot like amazon or ebay
or even like something like udemy for
example like anything like that where
there'll be an integration where you can
give your va access i don't know if it
exists right now i don't think that it
does
you can give your your va access to a
certain
potential back-end part of facebook shop
while you're doing something else there
right so like it's a it's it's what i'm
saying is like there's a lot more
potential for automation like i said but
there's a lot more ability to multitask
because they look at it as like a
business operation instead of like
something coming from a personal profile
i don't know if i lost people there but
trust me on that one it's been huge and
i haven't had an issue with shops had a
lot of issues with volume and different
frequencies of listing answering
messages and processing orders in the
same day with a personal pro you know
personal facebook marketplace profile
okay i'm all over the place here but uh
obviously that's going to be a big
hindrance if you want to scale your
business okay
the next one is just overall a better
interface for sellers there's so much
better about the facebook shop interface
for sellers than there is with a
personal facebook marketplace profile
literally everything's better they seem
to be taking it more seriously they're
updating it frequently and it seems like
obviously shops is like their long-term
ecommerce play that they're building out
and like facebook marketplace like
personal profiles was literally just
like the kind of thing that they had
running to get them started kind of you
know beta test certain things and then
obviously they want to push the majority
of their serious sellers to facebook
shops and integrate them that way
they're taking it a lot more seriously
they're upgrading it a lot more and
obviously they're
it's just a better experience and a
better interface for sellers right
the next one is that there's better
better facebook support this is hands
down you know i haven't run into too
many issues yet on facebook shops but
there is like that ability to like
message facebook support on facebook
shops from the back end of
business.facebook.com obviously whereas
you don't necessarily have that from
just facebook.com contacting support and
getting in touch with support unless you
have like a previous support tiket
which is a little bit work of a
workaround you respond to the previous
tiket is still a headache on personal
facebook whereas on business facebook
they respond not right away but they
respond a lot faster and it's a lot
easier to get in touch with facebook
support should any issues arise or
should you get suspended in the future
or something like that right whereas
like if you get any run into any issues
on normal facebook like good luck it's a
complete headache getting in contact
with somebody and 99.9 of the time if
you do it's automated and it's a bot
next one is
uh there's way way way more shipping
carriers and something i notiked
recently there's way more shipping
carriers that you have option the option
to choose when inputting a tracking
number right on normal facebook you just
have fedex ups and um
why can't i think oh and usps the post
office right well there's probably i
don't even know how many like a hundred
maybe maybe 50 different carriers that
you can choose from when inputting your
tracking number be at the back end of uh
of facebook shops so one of the ones
that i use all the time is dhl and also
i have notiked that there's like amazon
and ebay ones in there i've never tried
it yet i still do use oa genius for my
tracking numbers i convert them but i do
plan on testing a few amazon tracking
numbers a few ebay tracking numbers a
few maybe one more like if those are in
there i plan on testing them in the
future i just haven't run into that
issue specifically on facebook shops
because i don't use amazon and ebay all
that much anymore although the next time
i do i really want to test it out to see
if like they have an ability to convert
or track that i'm not sure how they
would but it is an option for you to
actually pick that carrier and input a
tracking number so there has to be
something there right
so that's obviously a massive advantage
the next one is better search capability
and this is huge okay so for example if
you run into an issue on normal facebook
like with your personal profile like an
issue with a past order or you want to
look up a certain piece of inventory
like it's a lot more difficult to find
in order it's a lot more difficult to
search and name in fact what you have to
do is you have to go to past sales or
your past shipping orders scroll all the
way down and then like do like a search
on the page you can't actually search
like in facebook you have to do like a
control f search or control whatever it
is on mac search on the actual physical
page and search for the name or search
for the actual number right and it's a
headache well on facebook shops there's
much better search capabilities right so
that you can search through orders
easier you can search through names you
can obviously search via order number
etc there's a number of different ways
to search obviously you can search
through your inventory and make
adjustments easier you can also make
bulk adjustments easier so it's a a
complete game changer with search
capability via the back end you can find
orders you can find you know solve
issues so much faster with like
literally a quick search
game changer and finally one that i'm
still not really sure of although i see
this all the time and i actually
actually wanted to check this before i
made this video but i forgot but i keep
getting this message on my facebook
shops that like there's no fees uh until
i want to say it's like june of 2022
which means i don't know if that's still
a thing on facebook marketplace
specifically like with personal because
i was under the impression there was no
fees up until january 2021 right so i
don't know if like they also just like
pushed it back on marketplace or if this
is something they're specifically doing
with facebook shops and just pushing it
back with facebook shops i think it's
more the latter where it's just facebook
shops but again i'm not sure so if
anybody has any idea drop a comment down
below and let me know right but let's
just assume it's just facebook shop so
obviously that's a massive advantage
because right there is five more percent
that you're not paying every transaction
that is five percent added to your
profit margin margin every single time
because they're not taking fees out
until june i think or like july of 2022
again i always see the pop-up but i
forgot to check okay
so
that's a game changer as well okay but
that's 10 reasons that you should stop
drop shipping on facebook marketplace
with your personal profile
and instead move over to facebook shops
right this is not just a list that i
created although it created a list
obviously because i was thinking them
and i wanted to put them down to make
sure i didn't forget anything but this
is literally something that i've been
doing every single day in my business
and my facebook shop has blown up
recently okay i'm telling you take the
leap of faith even if like you're more
comfortable on facebook marketplace
specifically with your personal profile
take the leap of faith you don't have to
move everything over but just start
start testing it out because there's
going to be a lot more capabilities
coming in the future this is literally
just the tip of the iceberg and it's
already hands down a lot easier to
manage a lot easier to obviously operate
through there
and there's so many better functions of
shops than all marketplace okay so you
guys appreciate the value in this video
give it a thumbs up i genuinely
appreciate it and i'll see in the next
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