Advice For Contacting Dropshipping Suppliers On Ali Express

contacting dropshipping suppliers on Ali Express

So you’ve decided you’re interested in dropshipping. You’ve done your research, you’re aware of the pitfalls, and you’ve chosen a product niche. Now all you need is to find a supplier. Manufacturers are able to offer you the cheapest price on goods, leaving you greater profit margins. For this reason, when looking for a dropshipping supplier, you should try to work with a manufacturer, if possible.  Unfortunately, manufacturers tend to be some of the least marketing savvy people in e-commerce, and so more difficult to find through search. Most of the suppliers who rank well in search or advertise well are in fact middle men. Most manufacturers will be on Ali Express though. That’s why Ali express is the first… Read more »

Mistakes To Avoid When You Start Dropshipping

1 – Check Shipping Times BEFORE Choosing Which Countries to Sell To. A lot of beginners see that the seller on Ali Express ships worldwide, and so list the item with worldwide shipping without further thought. This is a huge mistake. Why?  Because the Ali Express supplier is dealing with businesses, not consumers. They can send items to any country, but it may take 20-40 days for an item to arrive. For businesses buying in bulk and making considerable savings, waiting may be an option, but for your customers, it is not. We strongly recommend as a beginner focusing on countries with shorter shipping times of 2-3 weeks, as this will cause less customer support issues.   2 – Make Shipping… Read more »

5 Easy SEO Essentials For Your E-Commerce Site

SEO

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is one of those things that can often be overlooked during the exhausting process of designing and building a new e-commerce site. It’s completely understandable as it’s challenging enough to create something that looks good and does everything it should – from showcasing your products to checkout and payment. As this is all part of the user experience they are (with good reason) prioritised with time and resource. SEO practices on the other hand (if done well) usually go unnoticed by the user and because of it, can often be dismissed when building a site. This is always to the detriment of the business, because SEO can deliver fantastic return on investment. The good news is… Read more »

Strategic Discounting For E-Commerce

We are moving into the busiest season of the retail year. Previously known as the holiday season, the period between November and New year is now referred to in retail as discounting season. Customers are bombarded with Black Friday deals and 24-hour flash sales. They’re spoilt for choice and expect an incentive to buy. Many brands feel pushed into offering big discounts at this highly competitive time of year. That’s unavoidable. But relying on discounting long term only creates a race to the bottom in pricing. It costs 5x less to retain customers than acquire new ones. Discounts attract new traffic to your website and will create a spike in one-time e-commerce sales. But constant discounts are not a viable… Read more »

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eBay Auto Apply

eBay Auto Apply

Automation has to be the number one way to save time in e-commerce. Frooition have built eBay listing software that makes listing with professional design easy, but for sellers who want to streamline their listing process and save as much time as possible, Frooition has created eBay Auto Apply. For professional sellers trading on eBay, custom listing design is important. Adding design to listings places your brand front and centre and gives your listings extra professional features like cross promotion, keeping customers in your listings for longer and increasing your sales. Taking extra minutes to apply the design on each listing can be difficult when time is short though. Frooition’s Auto Apply allows you to list items from any device, automatically applying design… Read more »

6 Factors That Consistently Contribute to Landing the Buy Box Across Marketplaces

The buy box is a famous concept in the eCommerce industry. It highlights your listing and items over your competitors, in some cases even hiding them altogether. Marketplaces like Amazon, eBay, and Walmart combine similar listings. Sellers with the same product get stacked using algorithms surrounding price, seller ratings, customer satisfaction, and more. On Amazon, more than 90% of sales go through the buy box, and winning the buy box gives you a huge boost in visibility over competitors across all marketplaces. Consumers are more likely to simply hit “add to cart” or “buy now” rather than scrolling down to review options. If you don’t have the buy box, only 10% of consumers will ever consider your product, and that… Read more »

6 Factors That Consistently Contribute to Landing the Buy Box Across Marketplaces

Frooition & Parts Connect Partner To Offer Affordable Web Design For Auto Parts Sellers

web design for auto parts

There’s little doubt among industry insiders that web design for auto parts can be one of the biggest challenges for e-commerce designers and an expensive proposition for sellers. For an auto parts website to be successful, developers must take thousands of complex product options and create a simple pathway through them, quickly leading a customer to the exact item they looking for. Having created web design for auto parts giants like GM Motors, Fiat, Chrysler, AC Delco, and Hollander, Frooition is well versed in the unique challenges presented by web design for auto parts. For these big brand projects, Frooition designers study auto part customer journey data, using customer behavior insights to create intuitive designs that make buying effortless. For smaller companies who… Read more »

Selling Auto Parts Online – Where and How To Get Started

When people need auto parts, they want convenience. Selling auto parts online allows customers to get out their phone, easily find the part they need and have it delivered to them quickly. Selling auto parts online is growing fast and making sure that customers can quickly find and easily purchase your products requires an understanding of the unique and complex buying procedure for modern car parts. Where to sell auto parts online Selling auto parts online with Amazon Automotive is a gated category. You must apply to Amazon and meet their requirements to sell auto parts. Online sales of U.S. auto parts are growing at around 14% annually and Amazon’s growth rate is nearly double that. Amazon auto parts seller… Read more »

Selling Auto Parts Online

eBay to Acquire Motors.co.uk

eBay motors

eBay have recently announced that they are in the process of acquiring motors.co.uk. The acquisition includes a host of other sites in the motors.co.uk network including Topgear.com, Parkers.co.uk, Honest John, Autovillage and Raccars.co.uk, which reach a combined 5.4m readers per month. All of these sites will become part of Gumtree UK, an eBay Classifieds business. Together Motors.co.uk, Gumtree Motors UK, and eBay Motors UK will offer more than 620,000 individual car listings, and reach 10 million unique cars buyers. Motors.co.uk is one of the UK’s largest dealer-facing brands with over 350,000 used car listings on its platform. They have a robust suite of intuitive tools is tailored specifically to automotive, helping over 5,000 of the UK’s leading car dealers to… Read more »

Halloween email subject lines

Brands know that Halloween is a billion dollar holiday and inboxes are about to be flooded with “No tricks just treats” Halloween email subjects, so you’re going to need an eye-catching subject line to make sure your Halloween email gets opened. Halloween is a time for celebration and a great opportunity to get creative with your emails. Whether you aim to get a little spooky or just be playful, Halloween is a time when you can really have extra fun. Use emojis, get creative with GIFs and fonts, and create emails to excite customers. To help you, we have created a list of 25 example Halloween email subject lines for your inspiration; Boo-tiful offers ending soon! Scream with excitement – Killer… Read more »

Halloween email subject lines