Category: dropshipping

An Introduction To Selling With Amazon FBA

What is Amazon FBA?   FBA means fulfilled by Amazon. With the Amazon FBA program, you choose what you want to sell, send it to Amazon, and they do the rest for you. It’s a model that is growing in popularity. Because Amazon FBA makes it easier for you to build your business without having to worry about the logistics of warehouses, packaging materials, couriers and so on. With private labelling, you also have the opportunity to build your own brand, increasing the value of your business.   In this picture we can see that “Hyatt’s All Things Creative” is selling this fluid acrylic paint set on Amazon. They are also using the fulfilled by Amazon programme. When a third party seller sells… Read more »

What Can We Learn From Social Media’s E-Commerce Gurus?

e-commerce guru

There was a time when e-commerce was just selling things online. Those were simpler times.   Today, searching #ecommerce on Twitter or Instagram will submerge you into a world of posts about drop shipping, flipping, and social selling. Social media has evolved retail beyond shop keeping. It’s now an aspirational route to financial freedom, and social media it teeming with e-commerce gurus, shouting about how to find the next hot trend and win big.   We’ve all been targeted by the Instagram posts promising a four hour work week or six figure salary selling private label products on Amazon. We have all seen the glamorous lifestyle shots; the cars and exotic locations that social media e-commerce gurus say come from… Read more »

How Small Brands Are Dominating In 2019

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Spend ten minutes scrolling Instagram and you’re sure to come across a dozen new brands, all offering you products that instantly catch your eye. The e-commerce industry has spent the last decade celebrating Amazon’s power in retail. Measuring the potential of a brand by its scale and path to category dominance. The assumption that antiquated high street brands would be attacked by giant e-commerce brands has been taken as fact. But while we were all watching Amazon, an army of small brands was rising up. And now, both old and big brands are fighting against thousands of tiny brands. These tiny brands have low overheads, creative design and supremely efficient customer acquisition tactics. Of course, small brands are nothing new,… Read more »

eBay Suspension: what causes it and how to recover

eBay suspension

eBay suspension is every seller’s worst nightmare. Suddenly locked out of a marketplace with 180 million active buyers, results can be devastating. Especially for a business still building itself online. So how can an honest, law-abiding eBay seller avoid suspension? Certainly, prevention is better than cure. That is to say, the best way to avoid suspension is to learn what eBay frowns upon and, well, don’t do it. Types of eBay suspension Hold Your account can be put on hold due to minor issues like late payment or expired payment card. All cases are individual, but accounts on hold are reinstated as soon as you fulfil the criteria specified by eBay. Restriction Account restrictions are more serious than holds. Restrictions… Read more »

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 »