Let’s face it: online shopping just isn’t the same as shopping in-store. Since eCommerce shoppers can’t pick up and feel your product in person, they’re going to be more suspicious when they shop online. After all, how can they trust an internet stranger to ship an item they’ve never seen in real life?
As a dropshipper, you have a ton of freedom. You get to pick your great products, market them, and build a loyal customer base in the process. It seemed like everything was coming up roses—until the pandemic hit.
What comes to mind when you hear the word “dropshipping?” More than likely, you’re picturing Chinese manufacturers, international shipping, and AliExpress.
Consider this: 89% of consumers say they’re more likely to buy on Amazon than any other eCommerce platform. Love it or hate it, Amazon is the king of all eCommerce platforms.
Dropshipping is an exciting gig. It’s all about being flexible, changing with the times, and pivoting to sell the most profitable items to stay relevant.
As an eCommerce dropshipper, you’ve probably already realized self-education is key to success. If you want to get over the hurdles in this business, you need the right information.
It’s not always easy jumping into the eCommerce game, but dropshipping is the perfect way to get your toes wet. Although dropshipping is a little easier than fulfilling everything yourself, it’s not always sunshine and roses.
Dropshipping is a business, and that means you live and die by your efficiency. While you might have had time to fulfill orders on AliExpress when you were just starting out, that’s just not scalable. What was once a simple manual task now takes you hours of headache-induced time at the computer.
Spend less time on manual tasks, increase your profitability, and see fewer errors by automating your dropshipping business. This will not only give you your life back, but prevent dropshipping burnout and encourage healthier scaling.
Use technology to automate repetitive tasks for your business. Whether you choose just one app or use a combination, automation tools make your dropshipping business more profitable in less time.
Not sure how to start automating? We’ve broken down our 11 favorite tools by category to help you start automating at light speed.
2020 has been a year for the record books. But, fortunately for eCommerce brands, eCommerce sales increased in several areas, even in the midst of a pandemic.
I hear this question often when retailers are working with a new supplier or distributor:
How do I import the suppliers entire product catalog into my store?
I‘d like to outline 3, not so obvious reasons to not import a suppliers entire product catalog into your store. The reasons below are related to suppliers that have a large product catalog.
We've been hard at work getting the Vendor Product Catalog ready for prime time and that time has finally come!
Spark Shipping can now show the full product catalog from a vendor and give you the ability to choose which products you would like to push to your shopping cart or marketplace.