Nothing can make or break an online store more than an effective or ineffective domain name. The right domain name can go a long way in giving your customers confidence in your product. The wrong name can drive customers away for good. Choosing one can be a stressful experience, but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with a few tips on how to choose the best domain name for your business.
Think of something that truly defines your business.
What is the main idea behind your business? What image do you want to convey? When making a domain name, try to think of something memorable, something your customers are going to remember every time they want to shop for whatever it is you’re selling. Not only that, but a good domain name has to be easily pronounceable. It can’t be a name that people struggle to say out loud; a successful business becomes a part of the customer’s vocabulary. Don’t make it too long either; research shows the top websites have domain names with an average of nine characters.
Whatever your business is, make sure the domain name you choose isn’t too close to your competitors.
You might be marketing similar things, but you don’t want consumer traffic going to rivals because you couldn’t think of an original domain name. Established businesses are guaranteed more traffic simply because they’re established. A domain name that’s too close to the competition is never going to attract a consumer base naturally wary of businesses afraid to think outside the box. Being wary of trademarking is important as well. Make sure the domain name you decide upon is free from anything a competitor might use against you in the future.
Decide on whether you want to be brandable or discoverable.
Will your business rely on search engines to generate traffic? If so, consider using real words for your domain name. If you’re selling laptop stands for example, try something like www.toplaptopstands.com. For early start ups, sometimes it’s more effective to have a domain name easily found by search engines. Relying on banner ads and paid search listing? As said before, make your brand name catchy and easy to remember, something like www.LapStands.com (yes I know that’s terrible).
Do you want your brand to go global?
So you’ve got your winning name and you’re ready to get started. At this point you should think about registering your domain name with country specific extensions. For example, www.LapStands.com or www.LapStands.nl. It can say something of the confidence of a business willing to expand their online presence in different regions and it can give customers the confidence to use you over the competition.
We hope the tips here can help you on your way to creating an effective domain name. Naturally it’s down to you just what you call your website, but if you’re struggling to think of something creative, consider using a domain generator like this.
We strive to make our website as useful as possible for everyone interested in drop shipping. This includes user friendly dropship plans as well as content information to help folks like you to learn and get answers to all your dropship related questions, as quickly as possible.
If you ever had any questions about drop shipping or any questions about how to use our wholesale2b dropship services, by all means please head over to our Dropship Knowledge Page today by clicking on the URL below:
We add new help pages every month to assist our members in getting quick answers. We gathered the most common questions that we get from a daily basis and posted detailed answers to each question on this page.
This page is also indexed by a Google bot so you can also enter keywords in the Google search box located on the top of this page, and it will scan all our dropship help pages for any match to your question or keywords.
Although we enjoy interacting with our members and we do so by answering all support tickets within 24 hours, I do recommend that you first consult our dropship knowledge page before creating a support ticket so you can find the answers to all your dropship questions immediately!
Of course we are also very happy to answer your questions directly. Just create a support ticket if you cannot find answers to your questions.
Please let us know if you think our members could benefit from new dropship help pages. Just send us your title recommendation and we will add it to our list.
It is official, the 2015 holiday sales numbers are in—and it has been a record breaking year here at Wholesale2B!
• The total numbers of sales have increased by drastically.
• And we have more new sellers now than ever before!
Our Holiday Shops Are Still Open
We had many sellers open holiday dropship businesses, with the intention of taking advantage of the increased online holiday sales. However, after experiencing firsthand how easy it is to make money online—most sellers have reached out to say that they intend on keeping their dropship website, or eBay and Amazon stores open all year!
It’s Never Too Late To Open Your Own Online Store
Yes, the holiday season is the busiest time of year for most of Wholesale2B’s members—but that is not to say that they are not busy all year-round. As long as you keep your finger on the pulse of what your online shoppers want and need, your store can be a success all 12 months of the year!
This means you must have a clearly defined target audience, and that you must stay on top of the trending seasonal and industry trends. Both of which are easy to learn!
For example, if your dropship niche is for children under the age of 10—then yes, toys will be a hot item for the Christmas season. However, kids of this age are growing like weeds, so they always need new shoes and clothing. They are active in sports and other extracurricular activities, so gear and supplies are required all year-round. And don’t forget Halloween, back to school, or the summer season—when kids are in need of related treats, toys and gifts!
But that is only one example!
Pick a trending niche, a lesser known niche, or a niche you are well versed in. You can even pick more than one niche—and open multiple ecommerce websites.
The Highest Hourly Wage You Have Ever Earned
Even if your store only starts off with a few orders in sales each week, once you learn the ropes, the average dropship business owner works about an hour a day. But the good news is, that even as your sales increase—your time spent working only increases minimally.
This is because we automate our systems, making it easy for you to load your website and store, and easy to submit your orders.
The time you work each week can easily be broken up, for example 30 minutes in the morning, and 30 minutes in the evening. This time will be spent marketing your dropship business, adding unique content to your store, researching and uploading new products, answering client questions, and submitting order information.
Since you aren’t responsible for any of the shipping, or even your occasional returns—you are able to work at whatever time of day or night works best for you.
Still Not Sure What Dropshipping Is?
There are quite a few misconceptions about dropshipping, so let’s walk through how it works.
Generally speaking, dropshipping means that you sell products that wholesale suppliers keep stocked at their warehouses. This means that you can place their products on your dropship website, or in your eBay or Amazon store—but don’t have to keep anything in stock.
Although you are buying from a wholesaler, you can sell as few as one item at a time!
Once an order is placed, you pay your cost for the order—and you keep the profit. Your wholesaler takes care of all shipping, and will even email you shipping information.
So What Makes Wholesale2B Different?
While you can certainly research wholesalers on your own, this is an exhaustive and time consuming process. Not only that, but there are, unfortunately, many wholesalers you want to avoid. Either they don’t keep their products in stock, they don’t communicate well, or they are not speedy with shipping.
This is why you need Wholesale2B!
• At Wholesale2B we source the wholesalers for you, and we only work with reputable wholesalers.
• We have over 1 million wholesale products available to sell in your store.
• You can sell these dropship products at any price you like, but you always have access to rock-bottom wholesale pricing.
• You can sell products on your own ecommerce website, or push products directly to online marketplaces such as eBay or Amazon or Bonanza and more.
• You can add or remove products any time you like, and can sell in as many product categories as you wish.
• You can build your own website, or purchase our dropship website membership plan.
At Wholesale2B we have 4 versatile membership plans to choose from—so pick the one that works best for you!
Start The New Year Off Right By Launching An Online Business!
Launching a dropship business is fast and easy, and requires minimal startup capital. In fact, you can get up and running by the end of day—with less than $100 to start!
If one of your New Year’s Resolutions is to pay off your debt, regain financial freedom, or finally launch the online business you have been dreaming of—then Wholesale2B is exactly what you need!
Although we at wholesale2b, can create a nice website for you using our own cart software, some of you may prefer to use Shopify.com instead to create your website.
The bad news is that Shopify is just a shopping cart service, so you still need to find ways to add products to your website.
The good news is that you won’t have to look any further to find ways to load products to your site. Wholesale2b can help you load thousands of dropship products to your Shopify website very easily.
With wholesale2b you can easily add products from any of our integrated dropship suppliers to your Shopify website. We have over 1 million products to choose from over 100 suppliers. Plus new product and new suppliers are added almost every month so your selection will keep growing, helping you grow your business with almost no effort.
For this you will need 2 accounts:
A) an account at shopify.com. They will host your website.
B) an account with wholesale2b.com. We will provide you with the files needed to import products to your Shopify website.
Wholesale2b offers various dropship plans and the one you will need to help you load products to your shopify website is called our “dropship datafeed plan”.
With this plan you will gain access to custom files that are in the format compatible with Shopify. Simply choose your supplier(s) from our list and download your Shopify file to your computer.
Then follow the easy import steps to add thousands of dropship products to your Shopify website.
First a little background of why shopify feed is served from zip file:
Shopify requires that the file you will use to import products be less than 20mb in size therefore wholesale2b will split you file into multiple smaller files and those will be zipped to a file named shopify.zip.
How to download the feed file:
Once your feed is ready, you will get a URL that you can copy/paste in a browser to download your Shopify feed to your local computer.
Then you must UNZIP the file to get to the actual feed(s).
Then follow the steps below to import the feeds to your Shopify website.
Step 1: First login to your shopify admin panel. Shopify will provide you with the login access to your website admin panel. If you don’t have it, then contact Shopify support.
Step 2: Click Products link from leftmenu, See screenshot below:
Step 3: Click Import button on very Top, this will open a modal box, See screenshot below:
Step 4: In this modal box select shopify feed file (or shopify feed files if feed has been split into multiple files of size < 20 MB), See screenshot below:
If you already have products it will show you checkbox “Overwrite existing products that have same handle”, please tick this checkbox. See screenshot below:
Then click on Upload File button
Step 5: It will show you some sample data imported from feed file. See screenshot below:
you can confirm and proceed importing file by “Start Import” button.
Step 6: Now it will show you modal box with animation, that means its processing your feed. See screenshot below:
Step 7: After import complete it will show you list of products uploaded. See screenshot below:
You are done!
OCTOBER 28TH – NEW PRODUCTS ADDED TO OUR AMAZON PLAN
Today we added a new option to our Amazon plan to help members push even more products to Amazon.
These new dropship products are Unverified products which means that you might find slight differences between the Amazon image or item name when compared to ours, however in many cases they are still the same.
The process for adding these new items is the same except you first need to tick a checkbox to confirm that you wish to add Unverified items to your list by indicating that you confirm they are the same as ours.
If you already have the Amazon plan, just click on the top green AMAZON PLAN button and you will now see 2 sets of links per supplier. One link for Verified product counts, and one link for Unverified product counts. This will allow you to browse and add these new types of products to your Amazon list.
Enjoy this new feature.
Hello Wholesale2B Team! While it may feel like there is still plenty of time, the holidays are only a couple of months away—making NOW the perfect time to finally launch your online dropshipping business.
While dropshipping is a lucrative business all year-round, the holidays are the busiest time of year for online retailers. In fact, 70% of shoppers begin holiday shopping prior to the month of November—and really shift things into gear once November arrives.
With the fast shipping options, you can offer in your online store, many shoppers will continue to shop online up until the week before Christmas.
So What Does This Mean For You?
What this means for you, is that now is the best time to get your online store up and running! You can do this on your own website, on Amazon, on eBay or any combination of the multiple selling options we make available to you at Wholesale2B.
Updating Your Inventory For The Holidays
Another thing to take into consideration during the holiday season, is how to revise your current inventory. Even if you prefer to sell in a specific niche, we suggest that you think outside of your niche during the holiday season—and that you add a selection of at least 100 ideas that you may only sell during the holiday season. A few ideas to consider include:
• gifts for kids
• gift sets
• toys and games
• Adding gifts for the primary family members your target audience is most likely to be shopping for.
Let Your Friends And Family Know What You Have To Offer
The great thing about the holiday shopping season, is that everyone you know will be searching for the perfect gifts for friends and family. Once you get your online store loaded with holiday products, let your friends and family know what you have to offer.
Imagine having all of your friends buy their Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year’s gifts from you this year—instead of from their favorite department stores?
Need Some Help Getting Started?
If you have been holding off on launching your dropship business because you need some help getting started—visit us today at wholesale2b.com and we will have you up and running with your own store stocked with products, in just 1 business day.
You really can have your new business up and running within the next couple of hours! What are you waiting for?
Today we added 20,550 new products from a new drop shipper of pet suppliers. This new warehouse is home to thousands of premium pet products. They strive to bring you the best products suited to the needs of your business.
You get great pricing without a minimum order amount and most importantly every order, no matter how large or small will receive FREE SHIPPING
To view these new dropship pet products, login to your wholesale2b.com account and click on the links located in the BLUE announcement box.
We hope you will enjoy these new products.
ACTIVATE A PLAN today and start selling these great products on eBay, Amazon, or we can built a fully loaded and functional e-commerce website for you in just one business day.
Today we added 2 new dropship suppliers to our portal at wholesale2b.com increasing your product selection by a total of 11,147 new products. These new products will make a great addition to your website or to your existing eBay auction list.
1) JERRY FASHION – 4,810 new dropship products
This supplier provides all types of fine sexy lingerie such as: adult costumes, corsets, chemises, baby dolls, bikini sets, sexy ladies’ panties, men’s panties, sexy garter sets, erotic dresses, sexy stockings and sexy leather collections.
2) OVNIWHOLESALE – 6,377 new dropship products
This supplier provides state of the art wholesale adult sex toys and lingerie. They are a leading distributor and offer one of the largest inventories of adult novelties in the industry.
To view these products please signup for a free account at www.wholesale2b.com. Then activate a dropship plan and start selling these products from eBay, Amazon or from your own website. We can also provide data feeds for the most popular shopping carts such as Shopify, Woocommerce, Magento, and many more. We can even create a website for you with automated daily updates. Simply pick your suppliers and let us do all the work for you.
Today we added products from a new drop ship supplier.
This supplier provides all types of fine sexy lingerie such as: adult costumes, corsets, chemises, babydolls, bikini sets, sexy ladies’ panties, men’s panties, sexy garter sets, erotic dresses, sexy stockings and sexy leather collections.
Visit www.wholesale2b.com to review these new dropship products.
We gather products from various drop shippers across the internet and make them all available to our members from one single place. We also offer the order fulfillment service so this means that you won’t need any tax ID and you won’t have the hassle of signing up with tons of different suppliers. You get every thing you need from one single wholesale2b account, and you can also manage all your orders from the same account.
We add new suppliers to our portal regularly so you will always have access to a growing selection of products to dropship from eBay, Amazon or from your own website. Please visit our website for more details about our dropship plans.
While there are many jobs that require you to have a specific skillset, or that are simply out of your wheelhouse—an online home business isn’t one of them. The technologically savvy world we live in requires us all to have the vast majority of the skills required to launch a home business—meaning that it is easier than you might think to get started!
No Coding Required
If you shy away from launching a home business because you don’t want to learn how to code, then you will be pleased to learn that you don’t have to! There are many options when it comes to building a home business, most of which allow you to create fast and easy drag and drop websites—or that allow you the ability to sell products or services which are easy to set up by following simple step-by-step instructions.
You Don’t Need To Produce Your Own Product Or Service
If you want to work from home, but have been putting it off because you don’t have a product or service to sell—you can sell someone else’s products or services. If you have ever browsed through a storefront on eBay or Amazon, you are likely to find that many sellers offer a wide-range of products, categories, and brands. While you may assume they are selling from a large warehouse or brick and mortar location, they are likely dropshipping. AKA—they list products that someone else has in stock, pay for orders only once they make a sale, and their drop shipper handles shipping. This means zero inventory on hand!
Minimal Time Is Required
If you are a stay at home parent who wants to work from home online, but is concerned about the time commitment, or you already work full-time and don’t want to overcommit—your home business is likely to take far less time than you imagine. Unlike your kid’s busy schedules or your daily hours of operation at work, you can work online any time of day or night. You can even break up the work you need to accomplish into many small sessions you complete throughout the day. In fact, in as little as 1 hour most days, and around 10 hours each week—you can realistically gain a steady source of income. And if you have more time to invest, the better!
Having a home business goes against most of what we have been conditioned to believe, which is that you have to work hard to make more money. While you may still have to maintain your current employment, you can realistically launch and build your home business in your spare time!
Your Full-Time Job Shouldn’t Be Your Excuse For Putting Off Your Online Dropshipping Business
Even if you are passionate about your work, and have found an employer you are proud to work for—odds are you have a financial need for your full-time job. You work to provide for your family, to save for your first home, to pay off student loans—and to someday retire. While you are certainly not alone in your need for work, you are also not alone in your desire for more.
Your Home Business Has No Set Schedule
Sure your full-time schedule is already demanding, but an online dropshipping business is an extremely flexible way to work from home. Since you can manage your business from anywhere with internet access, you can sneak work in throughout the day. For example, you could reply to customer’s message first thing in the morning, process your daily orders while on your lunch break—and can set aside an hour or two each weekend to source new products.
One of the many great things about working online, is that you can work anytime you like! After the initial set up, most days will require an hour or less of your time.
Work From Home To Supplement Your Full-Time Income
How many times have you imagined what you would do if you had just a couple hundred more dollars each month? You could pay off your debt faster, have a bit more spending money, and build a larger nest egg. While your dropshipping business may not grow to that of full-time income, it can certainly improve your quality of life—and get you one step closer to your financial goals.
The More You Learn, The More You Earn
As with anything new, you will need to invest time in learning your way around your new dropship website, or your Amazon or eBay store. This includes how to select the right niche, how to market your new business, and how capitalize on seasonal sales—such as holidays, back to school, or trending items each spring, summer, fall or winter. The more time you have to invest in learning how to build your business, the more money you are likely to earn in the long run. While any business take time to grow, with dedication your home business could evolve into a full-time income. Or your current full-time job, could become your part-time job—imagine that!
Dropshipping allows anyone and everyone the ability to work from home. There is minimal startup capital required, and since we take care of the vendor sourcing and backend tools—your business can be up and running in just a few hours!