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What to do if Esty Sellers I reach out to do not get back to me? You should give the seller at least 1 week to get back to you. Additionally, once you find a few products you want to test, we suggest buying similar items from Alibaba or Aliexpress. Run a Facebook Ad campaign to see what feedback you get. With the really hot items, go back to the Esty seller and tell them your results - imagine if you send an email that details your results and shows you know how to sell on social media platforms. Remember Esty sellers are busy running their business not expanding it. Try reaching out with a text like: Here is the approach script straight from the Etsify 2 PDF Hi I have access to thousands of yoga fans on Facebook and wanted to see if you offer wholesale pricing if I could sell many of these each and every week. I would love to test this out and see how it sells. Would you be open to drop shipping to our customers as well if we could really start selling many of these pants? [note yoga pants is an ...
"When an order is placed in my Shopify Store for an Aliexpress item, do I then go to Aliexpress myself & order the item from them to be drop shipped to the customer?" Dropshipping with AliExpress is pretty easy. When you receive an order, go ahead and manually purchase the item on AliExpress. Then enter your customer's name and shipping address, and the seller on AliExpress does the rest. You should keep a spreadsheet on hand with all the products on your Shopify store, the price, the cost on AliExpress and a link to the listing. When you get an order, click through to the supplier and place the order. It's a good idea to let the seller know that you are drop shipping this item, so they do not include any invoices, promotions or other materials that indicate you did not fulfi this order yourself. During checkout you should leave a message for the seller like this one: "IMPORTANT: We're drop shipping this item. No promotions, and no invoices, please. Thanks!" Look for the option to use ePacket ...
Etsy is an ecommerce marketing place where business owners sell handmade and vintage items. We realized that the unique products found on Etsy plus the millions of sellers were the "gold" that you are going to mine. We found that AliExpress and Alibaba wholesale products while are very inexpensive to buy and then resell at retail prices, the Etsy products uniqueness was the top draw. Our focus with Etsify is to combine the unique items that with our tool will find with Shopify and Facebook. Facebook has 1 billion members and Shopify to create a webstore Esty is known for its handmade and vintage products. However, we cannot guarantee that all the sellers are selling handmade or vintage products. You might come across products that are found elsewhere. It is up you if you want to use the Etsy product or the alternative. Here are the links to the additional Etsy Articles that have been created __________________________________________________________ Selling Etsy Items on Shopify FAQs htt...
We recommend Shopify as your ecommerce platform, you can find out more information We chose Shopify because it is a robust ecommerce system that makes it simple to make a store. We cover Shopify in our training videos In addition to the sales training in our dashboard you can check https://help.shopify.com/ [1] for any additional shopify questions. For example how to have a store with multiple currencies. That would best be answered in the Shopify help section. You can set different shipping prices based on what the seller told you about shipping. In https://help.shopify.com/ [2] you will see how to set-up shipping prices. Can I use a different platform other than Shopify? Yes - however our training covers Shopify. We did add a bonus training for Pinterest. In regards to pricing your items. We have noticed that people tend to make easy purchase decisions when the price is under $30. You can sell products at a higher price, just understand that you might not have as much success. You can eve...
Facebook (Ads and Other Items) We place a tremendous value on Facebook. One, it has over 1 billion members who log-in for significant amount of time. You are not limited to selling on Facebook. You can have your own website, Shopify, Etsy Store and more. Roger D has made millions with Facebook and we are giving to access to his laboratory and knowledge. We have included a link to Facebook ad policy pages for your convenience Finding a niche market will take time. We do advise to research a few markets at a time. Keep in mind that that audience on Etsy is similar to the Facebook audience In Training Video #1, Roger goes over his top 10 rules for finding the right niche. When it comes to what to look for the Audience Insights are gold! Always keep in mind the right products + the right audience = homerun Unlike Roger D, Do Not Have 80k blog or 20k FB followers, etc. Where do i get buyers? First, Roger D emphasizes patience, testing items and 'paying your dues" so to speak. This will not ...
The key at this point is to focus on priority tasks and leverage the most lucrative opportunities. * Get that Shopify store verified and running * Clearly define your niche/target audience - based on your store name I am assuming you could appeal to a wide audience - figure out the segment most likely to spend money on what you are sourcing and focus there. * Determine your plan to drive traffic to these items (FB Ads, Instagram, etc.) - do you have this in place? * Make an initial list of 25 to 50 products that fit your narrowed down niche and plan to popular at least 10 to start on your store (add 1 to 2 more per day as your traffic builds). * Once the initial 10 are put in Shopify - run a test on at least 1 of them - invest some money drive traffic to it and see how the sales go. This should be your next 7 to 14 days. At that point you will have a better idea of whether your segment spends money and you are matching the right products to the niche.
ii. We are passionate about a few things and like most others I presume dogs being one, however we have started to review Amazon products for dogs and on the search tool we do not see the same potential opportunities as on Amazon i.e. dog grooming scissors? Is this because I note a lot of wallcharts or t shirt type products instead of more substantial physical products? *** Etsy is more of a handcrafted goods community. The potential to sell mass market items like scissors or dog bowls is not the same as on Amazon - you won't find hundreds of different grooming tools. But you will find collections of hand painted dog bowls, or fashionable collars with sparkling jewels on them or other more unique items. The advantage of learning Etsy is that you can use this flashy, eye catching items in advertising as "shop bait" to get customers to your eCommerce store. Then in eCommerce store you should also offer some of the regular kinds of items that you can find on Aliexpress.com alongside some of the mo...
(1) It shouldn't matter where you live when you start to target audiences in different locations - you will get the behaviours, demographics, etc. based on the region or regions you select to target. I do not know how to change the currency, but I'm pretty sure it's tied to whatever financial data you have on file (look through FB Help for "changing currency ads" or something - I'm sure they have an article on it). (2) Creating a new audience is different that FB insights. Insights relate to the audience on a particular fan page you manage. The word "insights" can be used across FB to mean audience data, but understand the Custom Audience tool is where you go to get better "insight" to the potential target audience you are thinking of selling to. (3) Campaign objective determines how your tracking will be configured and can affect the behaviour of how the ad is served. FB can return different data based on objective, so chose the one that most closely resembles what you want to happen (i.e. send traf...
Approaching an Etsy seller without qualifying who you are and what you can do is a mistake. If this is the approach you are using with Etsify then you are essentially "cold calling" Etsy sellers, a group consisting mostly of artists rather than entrepreneurs and marketers. These sellers are not going to necessarily understand your marketing lingo, and some might not even really know what "drop shipping" is. Plus with cold calling it's a total numbers game - if you cold call 100 prospects and close 2 deals you are actually doing well! So what's the better move? The Etsify training mentions a little hack for testing Etsy products on your Shopify store, that I think is also a key strategy to closing deals with Etsy sellers. Here are the steps: (1) Use the Etsfiy tool to locate "winning products" in your niche. (2) Before contacting the Etsy seller, go ahead and put a few of these products up on your store (mark them up 20% to 30% to cover your costs). (3) Then using your marketing methods (FB A...
I would either choose 2 to 3 of the niches or see where you can cluster them in two to three main categories. That's a lot of testing you are proposing and you want to keep this simple. Rather test 1 or 2 products in 1 niche, start building momentum and go from there. Once you've started to bring in sales in that first niche and are populating your store with similarly successful products, you can experiment with another. Again, there's no right or wrong niche - as long as there are buyers it can make money, and with testing that's what you want to discover: are there buyers here?
Let's say you want to open a Shopify store but don't actually have physical products to sell. You might be thinking that selling physical goods is not for you because you do not have any inventory. This article will show you the basic method for sourcing goods and turning a profit. You can certainly open a Shopify store even without any inventory or physical products. Our Etsafy and Instafy programs go into how to do this in detail, but the general idea is that you can source products from vendors, arrange drop shipping and bulk discounts and get started that way. Another option is selling digital goods on Shopify. This would allow you to sell practically any digital good where you have an affiliate relationship with product owner. You can read more about selling digital goods on Shopify here: https://help.shopify.com/manual/products/digital-service-product [1]. The goal at this point is to create vendor relationships where you can get at least a 30% discount on the listed price, and start to think ...
You can use a fulfillment contract if that would make the seller more comfortable. There are forms online that you can tweak for your purposes, but that might be a bit intimidating for a relatively new relationship. Once things start progress and you are dealing in greater quantities and amounts I would suggest formalizing with a contract reviewed by a lawyer. As for transferring payment, the arrangement is that the Etsy seller would only send goods to your customer that you have paid for with the seller. You can use Paypal or other online payment tools for this.
1. After we find out product that possible to have good sales, we contact directly to the supplier for discount first before testing or market in the facebook? (How will we then deternime the selling price?) ***(1) I think it is more powerful to do a small, live test (3 to 5 units) without negotiating with the Etsy seller, so when you have verified sales you go back to them and say "hey look - I sold 3 of your shirts with a small test on my site - let's talk wholesale prices!"*** 2. You also mentioned that we can place order with Etsy without contacting them (with normal price). How you will do the pricing for this? ***(2) For the test, mark up the items 15% to 30% on your site (if it's $10 on Etsy - sell it for $13 on your site - cover costs, etc.). Eventually you are going to get a discount from the seller and can always keep a mark up on your site as well (as long as the seller is cool with it), which means you might get 30% discount, list the item for an additional 10 to 15% on your site for a wh...
Can I sell products on Facebook? As you see from our training across multiple products we place a tremendous amount of emphasis on Facebook. Facebook has over 1 billion people + with the audience insights you can drill down to find audiences that fit what you are offering. Roger is a master at Facebook - and there is alot to learn. You can actually sell products on Facebook - by linking them to your ecommerce website (such as Etsy and/or Shopify and/or your own website). You can place a YouTube link as well in Facebook. Again, Facebook is about finding the audience and directing them to where ever you want to them to go
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The "drop shipping" hack that Roger mentions in Etsy is meant as a short term testing method rather than a long term option. This means you can see if a product will work for your store before making the effort to reach out the Etsy seller. The expectation here is that you are not going to take hundreds of orders and fulfilling them by this method. Rather after seeing that you got 5 to 10 orders for a short and cheap promotion, you have a good idea that product is viable. At that point you would list the item on your store as "Out of Stock - More Coming Soon!" and can even have a "Notify Me" button for when it's back in stock. This helps retain potential leads and show that your store is popular. The receipt that comes from the Etsy seller )that does not have any of your branding on it) is not necessarily a problem: (1) most people are not going to look at this, and (2) you are talking about a limited number of customers used for testing receiving this information. Once you have a proven market...
Overall you want to find a profitable niche and focus. You seem to have many unrelated niches, so my first suggestion would be to use Amazon.com even to check what is selling in those niches. For example, you can go here http://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers/zgbs and check the best selling items on Amazon. That can be a starting point for seeing what Amazon customers are buying - it can help you narrow down niche and product ideas. Then let's say you are set on selling a particular thing you found on Etsy and want to know if there is a market for it - again - go to the biggest online marketplace in the world (Amazon) and put a search term related to the item. For example, I put in "beer map" on Amazon and got these results: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_p_72_0?fst=as%3Aoff&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Abeer+map%2Cp_72%3A2661618011&keywords=beer+map&ie=UTF8&qid=1464877750&rnid=2661617011 You can then filter results by how many star ratings they have (5 stars = good) and see which items have the most reviews (...
When a Seller Offers a Discount Does That Include Shipping? Typically shipping is not included in discounts -- in your case, however I would advise to ask the seller directly if the cost of shipping is included. Can you help me out please with defining what a good price would be? How much cheaper do you usually charge than the regular retail price? Price is always determined by what the market is willing to spend. You can via the tests, run campaigns at a dollar or two less than other sellers; or slightly more. You will find the 'sweet' spot only after much testing. Finally, do not get too attached to any product. If after several test campaigns you have no buyers, perhaps the product is the issue. Do a few tests as Roger discusses with different Facebook audiences. It will cost money to run the test campaigns, but you will quickly find out what is working and what is not.
The business arrangement we described is what is termed "drop-shipping". The seller or sellers you work with have the inventory and (if they agree) will ship for you. We want to point out that one of the best parts of working with Etsy sellers is that you do not need to carry any inventory (unless you want to) A significant part of your success is understanding the limitations of the sellers you will work with. You need to clarify the following topics with your sellers: How long does it take for them to make an item once they receive money? How long does it take for them to ship? What countries have they shipped to in the past? Are there any locations that they do not want to or cannot ship to? Will they be willing to provide labeling or a packing slip with your business information on it? There are more questions that you might want to know that are more specific. We outlined common questions to ask. Etsy in short works for you. You place the item for a mark-up, and once you you rece...