How to Dropship from Aliexpress with No Start Up Money or Capital
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In my last video I taught you how to open your own ecommerce store using WordPress and Woocommerce: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQzy6rtGs3Q
In this video I’m going to teach you how to dropship from Aliexpress to source items for your new store.
QUESTION: What is Aliexpress?
ANSWER: Aliexpress is a website that lists Chinese suppliers who are willing to dropship their products internationally for very low prices. It’s a great place to source items for your store.
QUESTION: Why do I not need any startup money or capital?
ANSWER: If you follow the instructions I outlined in my video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQzy6rtGs3Q) and create your store using WordPress and Woocommerce, you’ll be accepting payments using PayPal, which means you get the money the customer pays straight away, unlike Amazon who hold your payment for 2 weeks. All you need is $24 for a 1-year domain & hosting registration!
QUESTION: How do I dropship from Aliexpress?
In this video, I show you an example of someone who is doing this, Yaro. He has offered up his store, World of Harry, as a public case study of how to build an Aliexpress dropshipping store. All you need to do is follow the simple strategy that he (and tonnes of others) use:
1. Create a store around a niche (his niche is Harry Potter).
2. Find products on Aliexpress related to your niche.
3. List them in your store for a higher price than what you’re buying them for. Make a note that shipping will take 3-4 business weeks.
4. When someone purchases the item from you, go to Aliexpress and purchase the item. Have it sent directly to your customer.
If you’re wondering how to dropship from Aliexpress that’s it – it is that simple.
QUESTION: Wait, these are long shipping times – will the customer be willing to wait that long?
ANSWER: Yes! Because you aren’t selling your item on a competitive, public marketplace like Amazon, customers can’t compare your prices/shipping times to the competition. When they enter your store, YOU set the expectations. That is why you can’t dropship using Chinese suppliers on Amazon, but you can in your own store.
Tip #1 to help you learn how to dropship from Aliexpress: Use the Aliexpress affiliate program
Aliexpress has an affiliate program. This means you can promote products on Aliexpress using a unique URL, and if someone buys an item after clicking on your URL, you will get a small commission cut.
Buy the items your customers purchase through your own affiliate link for additional profits. This can add up to hundreds of dollars!
Yaro has developed a WordPress plugin to make this easy, and it is called AliPartnership. Check it out here: http://wholesaleted.com/go/alipartnership
Tip #2 to help you learn how to dropship from Aliexpress: Ask the supplier to NOT include a packing slip, invoice, pricing or samples.
Because the sellers on Aliexpress are SUPPLIERS and not retail stores, they know that their items are being dropshipped. That is why most suppliers will by default not include and pricing/slips/samples with their packages, so that the packages are blind and the customer does not know where they originally came from. That is why this is called “blind dropshipping.”
However, it is always safest to ask each supplier with each order to not include these details with the order anyway. This way the customer won’t know where it came from.
Tip #3 to help you learn how to dropship from Aliexpress: Avoid selling items that infringe on copyrights.
In this video, I used World of Harry as an example, as Yaro has generously offered it up as an open case study. However, I would NOT suggest that you go and copy his store. Why? Because it is infringing on copyrights.
In this tutorial, I don’t just want to teach you how to dropship from Aliexpress for short-term profits: I want you to make long-term profits. Pick a product/niche that doesn’t infringe on any copyrights for evergreen money.
And that is our tutorial on how to dropship products from Aliexpress without any startup money or capital. Watch our video to learn how to set up your store: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQzy6rtGs3Q