Without any context, dropshipping is the best way to create an e-commerce site without stock
Without a big investment, and without worrying about shipping. All you have to do is list a product for sale on your online store, and send an email to your dropshipping supplier so that he will ship the product(s) on your behalf, each time you receive an order on your site. This is what AliExpress offers you, which is a real marketplace, allowing you to easily find products to sell online on your e-commerce site, without having to worry about stock or shipping.
AliExpress includes a wide selection of products that you can sell in your dropshipping online store.
Offering you a complete service with very competitive prices, as most of the sellers on AliExpress are manufacturers based in Asia. Dropshipping is very simple with AliExpress. You can start dropshipping for free, right now. One of the good things about AliExpress is that there are no upfront fees, which allows you to test the reliability and quality of the products, so you can sell to your customers without any fear on your part.
What is Aliexpress?
I’ll explain, it’s very simple, dropshipping with AliExpress is an excellent way to start selling online once everything is configured. That is to say, when you open an e-commerce site without stock thanks to dropshipping, your competitive advantage is not going to be in your price or exclusive products, your success will depend on your ability to reach customers before the competition does. Good marketing and reaching customers first will give you a definite advantage over the competition, but what will really make the difference will undoubtedly be impeccable customer service.
To achieve this result, you need to configure your e-shop
Now that you know that with AliExpress you can find dropshipping suppliers and how to position yourself and your company, it is necessary to configure your site to place your first order. First of all, you need to select your niche and your products.
Find the product to sell on Aliexpress
It’s quite easy to use and if you don’t know where to start, don’t hesitate to consult the AliExpress categories and choose the products that you like and that you can sell. As the range of products is quite large, you can easily get lost, and I advise you to follow some rules that will always be very useful. I am going to list for you several selection criteria, your product does not have to respect all the criteria but must respect as many as possible.
Don’t choose a brand, a counterfeit or an imitation,
Then, choose as soon as you can a product with a shipment in Epacket, the shipment of this one is totally free for you and therefore for your customer.
Make sure that the rating of the product is high, which allows you to have a quality product and that the customer reviews are therefore favorable. Prefer products with a minimum rating of 4/5.
Also, use a chrome extension called AliExpress Seller Check which will allow you to have a second opinion.
Choose products with at least 300 orders, a product with a lot of orders has necessarily interested a lot of people, so it’s a sign of trust towards the product.
Choose products with a low price but with a high margin, and especially products with a lot of high-quality pictures of the products in question, without brand or logo. Don’t be afraid to ask questions to the suppliers, that’s how you will get a helpful and communicative supplier. This is a non-exhaustive list of criteria to choose your product on Aliexpress, if however, you want to go further and find your product in a more methodical way on this site, I invite you to download my guide: Finding the product to sell in dropshipping on Aliexpress.
Integrate your products on your online store
Then, add products to your e-commerce site, once your niche is made and a supplier is found, it is time to find and add the selected products to your store. This step is full of details but all of them are important, that is to say, that when choosing products you will have to make a unique description of the products and not copy one of the suppliers, specify very precisely and clearly your shipping time to the customers. Also, use an order tracking application, this is a great way to keep your customers informed of the status of their purchases.
In addition, you can offer free shipping, which could become a competitive advantage.
Price your products appropriately and add products to your store with the Biganalytiks app (I’ll tell you about it in a future article). There are probably other applications that will allow you to import your products more easily into your store, but Biganalytiks is one of the most used to synchronize your stock with dropshipping suppliers via its website.
Now the serious stuff starts, you have set up and added products,
Now you have to start using AliExpress to sell dropshipping, and yes, now that your store is full of products, selling through AliExpress is comparable to working with a normal Dropshipper.
Receiving your first orders
When you receive an order, you will have to buy the product in question on AliExpress and fill in the customer information. The AliExpress seller takes care of the rest. It’s a good idea to create a list of the products you sell, including the resale price, the purchase price on AliExpress, and a link to the listing of each product on AliExpress. This way, every time you receive an order, it will be easier to find the supplier on AliExpress and thus keep track of price changes.
As I told you before, you should choose the ePacket if the supplier is based in China
Depending on the processing time of your supplier, you will receive an email informing you that the order has been processed. You must click on the link in the e-mail to view the order and note the shipment number. From this moment on you can log in to your interface to process the order in question. From there, all you have to do is wait for your customer to receive the order.
Important when you place an order on the AliExpress website
Note in the comment of the order, that you are dropshipping and therefore the customer should not receive any advertisement or invoice in the package.
Be careful to have your first sales it is advisable to launch an advertising campaign on Facebook and also on google, and to work in parallel the natural referencing. I will have the opportunity in future articles to talk about these different channels because eCommerce is not magic to acquire traffic it will take a lot of time and work. Advertising is therefore there to compensate for this waiting time.
The cost to start selling in dropshipping
It is often believed that you can create an e-commerce site and sell dropshipping without money. This is partly true because you don’t buy the inventory, which is often a big expense when you start a site. It’s also true because to launch a site you can do it quite easily now with cheap turnkey solutions.
But to generate your first sales you will have to pay to bring visitors to your site
In the beginning, your site will not be well referenced in search engines and therefore very little visible. It is necessary to plan in the beginning a budget between 500 and 1000€ to put all the chances on your side. Moreover, when you receive your first orders, you will have to advance the money by going to AliExpress and ordering with your credit card. If you use a turnkey solution like Shopify, you have to pay a monthly subscription fee of 30$. We can clearly see that the creation of e-commerce in dropshipping is not to be taken lightly, but dropshipping is still very interesting.
Refunds with AliExpress
However, AliExpress does not handle refunds or returns, so you will have to handle them on your end in one of the ways listed below. When you have a problem with an order that was placed on your online store, either because it was not received or because they are simply not satisfied with their purchase, then you need to contact the AliExpress supplier to resolve the non-receipt issue or use the AliExpress Buyer Protection. If it is a case of non-satisfaction, suggest a refund. If it’s a damaged product, then ask your customer for pictures and send them to your supplier and ask them to fix the situation.
What happens next?
At this point, you only have to grow your dropshipping e-commerce site. Once you have made your first sales, you will have to find concrete ways to grow your e-commerce in order to earn more money.
With time and experience, you will be able to identify reliable and serious suppliers and thus start to really maintain a professional relationship in the long term.
You will then be able to consider making partnerships and thus benefit from advantageous prices and priority order processing.
Once you have demonstrated that you are capable of making regular sales, some sellers will allow you to really stand out by placing your logo on products and including invoices or personalized labels in shipping packages.
You know everything, so don’t hesitate anymore, and start dropshipping
AliExpress offers you a turnkey opportunity to accompany you in your success. You have all the information you need to successfully create your store and add products without having to worry about stock or shipping, so try dropshipping with AliExpress. If you have any questions, react in the comments. Don’t hesitate to download my guide: find….