So, in our courses we actually suggest that you don't use AliExpress, Oberlo, eBay or any third parties that connect you with suppliers for several reasons -
- AliExpress usually deals with cheaply made products and their customers usually know that they will be getting cheap products. This will cause more work for you in terms of customer support and returns.
- In our full courses we go in-depth about how to set-up, maintain and be profitable with your drop shipping website via Shopify. We suggest that you don't sell anything under $200 because of several reasons- Anything below $200 attracts people looking for a deal and they end up having a lot of questions and sending back items which means that you have to spend more time dealing with customer service and returns. Anything under $200 means that you have to sell a large number of those items to meet your monthly goal. If you sell items $200 or more you only have to sell a small amount to meet your goal. Also, you don’t want to sell anything over about $1000 because then you attract pretty wealthy people and they tend to ask a lot of questions and send items back a lot.
- Within our full packages we teach our students how to find, contact and build relationships with suppliers. By doing this you ensure that your customers get the best customer experience and that you get the best price. If you go through a 3rd party to contact your suppliers then you are creating a huge separation between yourself and your supplier and the 3rd party will take a cut of your profits meaning less money for you.
*** FURTHER RESOURCES ***
Our FULL courses include step by step instructions on how to start, maintain and be profitable with your drop ship business. Our advanced packages include access to our online videos, community forums with drop ship professionals and newcomers, our Shopify Design Course, Private Coaching Calls, access to our Supplier Directory and much more! You can see what is included in all of our packages at this link -
If you haven't already I suggest you check out our free resources and our different packages -
10 Module Mini-Course: https://www.dropshiplifestyle.com/lp/mini-course/
Also, go through some sessions we did with some of our most successful members here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA_KE_rP-Xgk3s7onrFgEWyAR9MwNWO-S to see if Drop Ship Lifestyle is right for you.
Also, check out this link to our FAQs page where you can see the start up costs associated with starting a drop shipping business if you are from the US - https://dropshiplifestyle.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/212054928-What-are-the-start-up-costs-associated-with-starting-a-drop-shipping-business-
If you are from outside the US, but want to create a US based store check out this link for the associated costs - https://dropshiplifestyle.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/212121838-How-much-does-it-cost-to-start-a-dropshipping-business-if-I-live-outside-of-the-US-but-want-to-create-a-US-based-store-
Check out our Blog - https://blog.dropshiplifestyle.com/
Here’s our YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/dropshiplifestyle
Check out our FAQ page - https://dropshiplifestyle.zendesk.com/hc/en-us
We offer a few different programs. If you’re interested in getting our premium coaching program (or our done for you service) you can get pricing here: https://www.dropshiplifestyle.com/order/
If you are just looking to get a better understanding of what drop shipping is and the basics you can sign up for our 10 Day Advanced Plan here - https://secure.dropshiplifestyle.com/10-day-advanced-plan-order-form (One time payment with Lifetime Access for $47!)
***The 10 Day Advanced Plan comes with a 100% Money Back Guarantee. You have a full 30 days to preview this course. If you decide during that time that it's not right for you, just let us know and you’ll be issued a full and prompt refund, no questions asked. You either get a great return on your investment, or you get your money back. It's that simple.
I hope this is helpful in starting your journey to creating your own eCommerce business! If you have any questions or would like some further options please don’t hesitate to reach out again.
Have a great day!