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How To Take Your Dropship Business To The Next Level

The freedom and flexibility of running an inventory-free eCommerce website is exciting. Like any business, to achieve and maintain success you must continue to explore new business strategies. The tips below are designed to help new and existing dropshippers take their business to the next level.

What is a Dropship Business?

If you are unfamiliar with dropshipping, it is an inventory-free method of selling physical products.
You identify wholesale suppliers who keep inventory on hand, in stock, and up-to-date. They create an online catalog for you to browse, and the SKU and product information required for you to post their products on your website.
When you sell an item online, you submit the order and pay the wholesale price of the order—and the dropshipper ships your buyer’s order with a generic “Fulfillment Center” label. In most cases, you have full control over the retail markup.
In other words, this is an online-only business you can launch with minimal startup costs, and operate from anywhere in the world with internet connection!

Identifying Reliable Dropship Partners

To launch as successful dropship business, you need to identify reliable dropship partners. Wholesalers who keep their product inventory up-to-date, who promptly ship your orders, and who have a fair and fast return or exchange process. If your current wholesaler can’t do that it’s time to find an alternative.
Improving Your Product Mix

You have no control over each wholesaler’s inventory so you must also identify wholesalers who provide products that your buyers want. They must also introduce new products on a weekly or monthly basis, and have at least a few hundred products to choose from. Ideally, a few thousand.

The exception to this rule would be individual product-line dropship partners, such as a retailer who sells a small inventory of handmade soaps or artisanal products.

Expanding and improving your products mix is an excellent way to take your business to the next level. It requires you to identify complimentary products and upsells. For example, if you sell men and women’s jewelry and accessories—you could also sell jewelry boxes, accessory drawer organizers, and scarf and tie hangers.

Automating Your Communication

Customers don’t like to be left wondering if their order was received, or if is it on the way. If you don’t already use a tool that automates updates such as sending an email when an order is placed, and again when it is shipped—you are behind the curve.
However, sales-related or follow-up emails is not the only type of communication that should be automated. At the very least, set up an automated opt-in newsletter for each sale you make. Then send out monthly email updates to keep your customers up-to-date with what’s new.

Expanding Your Sales Channels

Whether your current sales channel is sound, or lacking—it never hurts to expand. As with anything, be strategic.
In fact, keep your website, but consider selling the same products on eBay and Amazon.
eBay and Amazon can be particularly advantageous because they already have millions of daily visitors. That being said, you will need to keep a closer eye on your markups to ensure a competitive price and attractive profit margin.

Investing in Dropship Software Service and Tool

A basic dropship software provides you with a streamlined back-of-house, workflow, and sales and reporting tools. However, some software systems do much more.

While the inventory-free business model of dropshipping keeps costs low, you may find yourself paying handsomely just to partner with a reputable dropship supplier. This cost is so high for some, that it may limit your product selection.
An alternative is to identify a combined dropship partner and tool who provides the back-of-house and business software, and the built-in wholesale partnerships. This can expand your product inventory mix to well over a million products, all from established US and Canada-based wholesalers.

Not to mention make running your business faster and easier!

The dropship business model is designed to be fast and easy to get up and running, and easy to maintain. Many choose it as a part-time secondary stream of income, while others jump in full-time. Whichever option you decide to explore, an ongoing commitment to remaining competitive is a must.

Wholesale2b is the creator of several turnkey dropship Apps that can be installed in your store with simple easy steps. Wholesale2b can help you import thousands of dropship products to your store and automate the daily inventory updates. Get started today by visiting our site at http://www.wholesale2b.com.

7 Ways to Use Organic SEO for Your Drop-Shipping Business

As the owner of a drop-shipping business owner, whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been operating for some time, you’ll already have heard the importance of SEO and your business. However, do you actually know how important it is?

Unlike most businesses, drop-shipping businesses are faced with a unique set of SEO-related challenges that need to be overcome as soon and as effectively as possible.
Today, we’ll explore several ways you can implement organic SEO, helping you to drive forward your drop-shipping business to new levels of success.

Creating a User-Friendly Experience
The first thing you’ll need to examine is how your website feels for your users to use. If there’s too much going, your users will get confused, and they’ll end up leaving your website in favour of another. There’s a couple of things you’ll need to consider.

You’ll need to reduce your website’s page size. The smaller the page, the faster it will load. You can do this by compressing your image quality and reducing the amount of characters you have on each page. This all comes together to create a more optimised user experience.

You can use some online tools, such as Moz’s Free SEO Tools and SEMRush to monitor and optimise your website pages.

Perfect Your Website’s Content
Regardless of what content you’re referring to, whether it’s your landing page content, your marketing content or your product descriptions, you need to ensure that it’s perfect for your potential customers.

For example, if you went onto the Adidas website to purchase some trainers and it was full of spelling mistakes and other writing errors, the chances are that you wouldn’t buy the trainers. You’d simply click off the website and probably never return.

You don’t want this to be the case with your customers. Instead, ensure that you proofread your work before uploading it. You can use professional proofreading and editing services, such as Australian Help and UK Writings, to ensure this is completed to the highest quality.

Check Your Keywords
Keywords are still a vital part of today’s SEO practices, perhaps even more so than ever before. However, it’s important that you don’t restrict yourself to just keywords but also use key phrases.
These are similar to the phrases that people will put into Google. For example, if you’re drop-shipping headphones, you may like to use a headline such as ‘Best Headphones for Running’ since this is what people will search in Google, boosting your SEO ranking.

Optimize Your Content
While on the subject of characters, you’ll need to take a look at your content and consider how SEO-friendly it is. This means placing the right number of keywords in your content and putting them in the right places.

You’ll need to do this to all your pending content and all your existing content. Alternatively, if you’re too busy running your business, you can also use SEO copywriting services, such as Essay Roo and Boom Essays, to create your content on your behalf.

Don’t Forget Backlinks
Backlinks are a vital part of a drop-shipping website’s SEO practice. To achieve these, you’ll need to guest post or get your website featured on another, preferable high authority website. This means you’ll need to get really creative with your content marketing campaign.
When looking for websites, look for blogs that are related to your industry and the products that you sell.

Pay Attention to the Details
Google has set over 200 unique guidelines that need to be followed in order to boost your organic SEO rating. This is a lot to deal with but it’s the little details that you can easily change that will make a big difference.

For example, the grammar in your content will make a huge difference to its readability and therefore your user experience which, as we know, directly affects your SEO ranking. You can brush up on your grammar skills at State of Writing.

Likewise, you’ll need to consider the length of your content as this also affects your SEO ranking. You can track your word count in real time using tools like Easy Word Count.

Create a Sitemap
Sitemaps are vital to obtaining a high SEO-ranking. For a drop-shipping website, you’ll need two types of sitemap; one for your users and one for the search engines.

This is so both parties can easily navigate your website. You can create one of these easily using Google Webmaster Tools.

Conclusion
Despite being such an important part of any drop-shipping business, as you can see, organic SEO is relatively easy to implement if you know what you’re doing. Although some of these methods may seem time-consuming, it will be worth it when you’re at the top of the search engine results page.

Gloria Kopp: Content Marketer & Ecommerce Entrepreneur

“Gloria Kopp is a content marketer and an articles writer at Academized. She enjoy sharing professional advice in her posts at Template Monster and Paper Fellows blog. Besides, Gloria is an author of Studydemic blog where she writes her guides and reviews for students and educators.”

Why Dropshipping Is Changing Ecommerce For The Better

The landscape of ecommerce has been transformed in recent years, with a constant stream of new businesses seeking to make their mark, and join the growing trend of online enterprise. Now, with the rise of dropshipping, setting up an online business has become even more accessible, paving the way for a new wave of e-commerce entrepreneurs.

On one hand, some retailers may be concerned that this surge in competition could be harmful to their business. However, while dropshipping is straightforward to get into, it is by no means easy money. Meanwhile, the increased demand for sophisticated ecommerce solutions has led to the development of a range of tools and practices which are steadily changing ecommerce as a whole for the better.

The Next Big Thing

In many ways, a dropshipping website operates like any other ecommerce site. There is the same need for a strong SEO strategy, coherent web design, and consumer engagement. The difference is that while one party handles matters such as marketing and content management, a completely separate person or group handles all aspects of production, shipping, and inventory management.

The value of this is that it significantly lowers the point of entry for anyone setting up their first online store. From the site owner’s point of view, they can put all their marketing knowhow and web design skills to good use, and this is where the majority of their costs will lie. As inventory is handled by their chosen suppliers, much lower capital is required to get started.

Meanwhile, suppliers can focus on the creation and improvement of their products, and on fulfilling orders efficiently, without needing to worry about outreach or marketing.

Risk vs. Reward

While no business venture is risk free, the pros of dropshipping largely outweigh the cons, and the comparatively low cost of setting up an ecommerce site of this type makes it an attractive prospect for budding entrepreneurs with limited budgets.

  • No inventory means no need for storage facilities, packaging processes, or the associated costs of maintaining a physical premises.
  • Dropshipping can be run as a solo venture, depending on the scale of your enterprise. This means no staffing costs, and no requirement to be tied down to a specific location. However, as your business grows, you may need to expand your team to handle matters such as customer enquiries.
  • Purchasing stock from the supplier occurs only once you have received payment from the customer, meaning your money is never tied up in stock.
  • The flexibility of running a business that is purely online means that it is far easier to revamp and try a new approach if any aspect is less successful than expected.
  • Scaling up or down is fairly straightforward. This includes reaching out to more suppliers, or simply increasing the range you stock from your existing suppliers. Here is what you need to know about wholesale suppliers.
  • Not having access to the inventory means placing trust in the supplier to maintain high standards of quality, and be diligent about shipping practices.
  • Returns and complaints can be trickier to handle as you will need to liaise between the customer and the supplier. This can make resolving complaints take longer, meaning you need to figure out how to keep customers happy while they wait.
  • As your supplier may be working with more than one seller, you are likely to find other websites doing something very similar to yours. It is important to be aware of your competition and make sure you stand out from the crowd.

A Broader Market

The benefits of dropshipping to ecommerce as a whole are immediately apparent. For suppliers, it is an increased opportunity to gain exposure for their brand, and increase sales without having to change the way they work.

Furthermore, in the absence of an agreement to the contrary, suppliers have the potential to reach out to a wide variety of dropshippers, and supply items to them all. Similarly, if a dropshipping partner requests exclusive branding, there is the opportunity to make a little more money on each sale by charging for the right to exclusivity.

As more people join the industry on both sides, this also broadens the market significantly, giving customers far more to choose from, and sellers far more scope to expand and adjust their business practices.

At the same time, competition is hotting up, and only stores with a proper content marketing and social media strategy are going to make the grade. From Facebook ads to influencers on Instagram — store owners need to use all the tools in their arsenal to add perceived value to their products, rather than always fighting to offer the lowest price.

Better Business Tools for Everyone

As with any industry, increased competition means greater incentive to improve the services offered, and to find new and better ways of doing things. As such, the rise of dropshipping has spurred a new wave of development within the world of ecommerce.

The increased demand for online store software has led to an ever-improving milieu of business tools. Many of these are beneficial to any ecommerce website, not just dropshipping sites, meaning there are more ways than ever to optimize your business practices and free up time to focus on other ventures.

Combining supplier directories like Wholesale B2B with immediately functionable online stores (Shopify’s store builder is good for first-timers), evens out the ecommerce playing field, and allows a range of people from different backgrounds to experiment as entrepreneurs. There are tons and tons of dropshipping stores popping up all over the place, with sellers sharing tips of their trade in a global ecommerce community. Platforms such as Shopify facilitate the process of matching sellers with suppliers, and offer a range of features to assist with the creation of  a cohesive, functional website, that can be tailored to the specific vision of the user — central to any digital strategy.

Meanwhile, the rising appreciation of big data has given rise to a range of applications which make it easier to view and interpret business analytics. Whether it’s data about shipping, web user experience, or purchase habits — all of these can be used to create a lean and ROI-focused ecommerce operation.

With so many online business tools and tailored platforms to make the process as straightforward and seamless as possible, it is hardly surprising that dropshipping sites are rapidly increasing in number.

Meanwhile, as ecommerce sales are rising year by year, there has never been a better time to try your hand at online business. Take some time to research your options, and figure out how much time and money you can afford to invest in your venture. Similarly, if you are a producer, but would rather not have to worry about sales and marketing, there may be a dropshipper out there ready to work with you to make your product a success.

 

Victoria Greene: Content Marketer & Ecommerce Entrepreneur

I love to work with brands and business owners, sharing my ecommerce top tips, and helping them solve their social media challenges. I’m a big advocate of storytelling (who isn’t these days) and I love to kick back with my dogs when I’m not working on my dropshipping stores.

 

What have we been up to last month?

Last month we added several new dropship suppliers to our portal.  You can review the products from each of our integrated suppliers from your wholesale2b.com account by clicking on the top menu DROPSHIP SUPPLIERS.

To view products from our latest suppliers, please login to your wholesale2b.com account and click on the browse links located in the blue announcement box.

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Instantly Transition To An e-Commerce Website—Or Drop Ship Without A Website

Wholesale2B is always searching for the fastest and easiest methods of helping you launch or expand your drop ship business. This is why we are excited to announce our integration and partnership with Ecwid e-Commerce software. If you are searching for maximum flexibility, download Ecwid today!

Instantly Transition Your Current Website Into An e-Commerce Website

If you are looking for a way to monetize your blog, or for a way to add an additional stream of income to your existing website Ecwid makes it easier than ever. Signup for Workshop2B, select, download Ecwid, select the drop ship products you wish to sell, establish global shipping and markup—and your products will load instantly to your website.

Don’t Want A Website

No worries if you don’t have a website, and aren’t looking to create one—as the Ecwid shopping cart can be used to create a mobile shopping app, to add an online store to Facebook, or to add a single-product “Buy Now” widget anywhere on the web. Not just that, Ecwid is integrated with your favorite online marketplaces such as: eBay US and eBay Russia, Google Shopping, PriceGrabber, Nextag, Shopzilla, Yandex.Market, eBay Commerce Network. I’m not sure if you want all of these.

The Free Subscription Is All You Need

Ecwid wants you to experience how powerful their e-Commerce shopping cart is—for free! During your 7-day free trial you will have full access to all features and functions, and don’t worry there is never any setup charges or transaction fees. However, the basic online store package is free for life. Since you already have Workshop2B to work as your back of house, the free package is all you need.

A Match Made In Heaven

As a drop shipper, you understand how challenging it is to source reliable drop ship partners, which is why you are a Wholesale2B member. While we provide some powerful back-of-house tools, and can even design your modern e-commerce website—we understand that it might be easier to just add a sales area to your current website, or to run your online business website-free. By integrating with Ecwid, you now have the most robust and flexible options for building your new, or expanding your current online or mobile store. Our easy and intuitive tools:

  • Change prices with a global markup or edit prices by single items
  • Control the shipping costs with global markups
  • Change the product titles and descriptions to make them unique
  • View your estimated profit/losses
  • Process orders with just 1 click – no manual input required
  • Tracking codes are sent back to your Ecwid store automatically
  • Daily updates are sent to your store every day
  • Out of stock items are automatically updated for you
  • Add or remove products from your list anytime you want
  • Remove products in bulk based on price range
  • And more!

The combination of Wholesale2B and Ecwid provides you direct access to the inventory-free quality products you are searching for, and the ultra-convenient online and mobile shopping cart you need to optimize your sales. What are you waiting for? Signup today!

4 NEW DROP SHIP SUPPLIERS ADDED IN MAY 2017

This month we added 4 new drop ship suppliers with exciting new products.

Please make sure to login to your wholesale2b.com account and click on the links in the blue announcement box to review these new drop ship products.

A new dropship supplier of tools. Although they have few items to offer, they are very unique and should sell very well.

 

A new dropship supplier for seasonal and holiday Home Decor products

A new dropship supplier of shoes. Every piece is created to stand out in the crowd with a touch of humor or pure style.

 

A new dropship supplier of marine electronics with the cheapest prices for consumer marine electronics offering a wide variety of brand name marine electronics from companies such as Garmin, Lowrance, Raymarine and many more!

Searching for Wholesale Suppliers? Here’s what You Need to Know

Searching for a wholesale supplier for your online e-commerce store could be easier if you know which kind of products have more demand in the market and which not.

That’s why, it’s important to learn how to find the best wholesale drop shipping service for your business that will help you to build strong brand relationships and a better brand build-up.

But first – Know the Difference between Drop ship and Wholesale

  • Wholesale supplier offers a lucrative way to buy and sell products. But it offers no live inventory for home based businesses.

A drop ship on the other hand, does not require the online business to keep any products at hand. You would however, need to communicate with your drop ship partners when ordering the products. They will make sure that your product is shipped carefully and right on time.

  • Wholesale offers a limited product inventory compared to drop ship services. In case of dropship, you can sell products from multiple dropship supplies.
  • In case of wholesale, store owners need to pay for the products that are up-front. This means that you pay out even before you have earned a profit.

In case of drop-ships however, you can pay for the products only when the order has been placed. That means, you start making profit right from your very first sale.

Now that you know, it’s time to search for a wholesale supplier next. Here are some important tips you need to look for the next best wholesale supplier for your business–

1)    Understanding the Different Distribution Channels

Not every wholesaler distributor is the same. To find a whole sale distributor requires you to understand where you fit in.

  • Exclusive Importer/Importer
  • They enjoy the sole privilege of importing and distributing their products throughout the country.
  • While some may directly sell their goods to retailers, other sells their goods to small scale local wholesalers.
  • Manufacturer

There are certain goods that one can directly buy from small manufacturers and then put to use for their purpose. 

  • Wagon Peddlers/Jobbers

Jobbers are individuals who make daily deliveries to brick-and-mortar stores and local grocers.

  • Regional/Wholesale Distributor

Regional distributors deliver little boxes of products to local wholesalers. 

2)    Google Your Wholesaler

Begin your drop shipping search with keywords like Distributor and Wholesale and names related to the niche that your niche belongs to. Then search for information by using the same method –

  • <product, model name, brand> distributor
  • <product, model name, brand> wholesale
  • < product, model name, brand> distributor

3)    Search in B2B Places

There is a hub of importers, manufacturers, and wholesale distributors to be found at B2B market places. Alibaba.com for example, is a great place for Chinese manufactured products. Other popular B2B market places are namely – Buyer Zone (in the USA), EC Plaza (in Korea), Busy Trade (Hong Kong), EC21 (Korea), etc.

Conclusion

By now you must have compiled a general idea on how to search for a dropship wholesaler online. What’s left now is for you to get started!

Head over to Wholesale2b.com and get started today.

 

Wholesale2b adds new dropship shoes with original designs

Today we added a new dropship supplier of shoes, with also apparel and bags.  This supplier name is DOGO and we are proud to have have them offer original and unique shoe designs which you can sell on eBay, Amazon or from your own website.

Their designs are fun, stylish and very unique.  You will be sure to satisfy your customers these their original designs.

To view their products please login to your wholesale2b.com account and click on the link in the announcement box.

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Best approach for setting your shipping cost in Shopify with our Dropship Shopify App

The best way to configure your shipping cost in Shopify is to turn ON the combine shipping option and let our system add the shipping cost to the selling prices of each item in your list.

You can then remove any shipping configuration from your Shopify store so your buyers and enjoy FREE shipping on all items.

Not only will your buyers be happy to see free shipping on all the products in your store, but you will also be sure that the correct shipping cost will always be covered in every order.

Please use the URL below from our Dropship Knowledge Base for more details:

 http://www.wholesale2b.com/knowledge-base/shopify-combine-shipping.html

 

New supplier of Marine products added today

Today we added over 2,500 new wholesale marine products from a drop ship supplier name Seawide.

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Seawide specialises in marine products and supplies dealers and sellers with the cheapest possible prices.  They offer a variety of branded marine products such as Garmin, Raymarine and more great brands.

With over 100 marine categories, you are sure to find great products to sell.

To review their products please login to your Wholesale2b account and click on the top menu Dropship Suppliers.

You can use any of our dropship plans to help you resell these products on eBay, Amazon or from your own website.

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