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How To Use Drop Shipping To Find Your Niche



Finding the perfect niche products to sell, doesn’t necessarily mean selling products that you know and love. While selling products that you use on a regular basis may be what you initially gravitate towards, you must prioritize identifying trending products in a niche that does not have too much competition. Below are just a few ways you can use drop shipping to find your niche.

Identify Trends

First begin by identifying which products are best sellers on eBay and Amazon, then look for dropship products that are in the same genre—but that you are able to sell for less due to the impressive discounts available to you as a drop shipper. Also keep a close eye on how trends in best sellers shift and change. For example, some items will sell better in the summer, during back to school time, or around the holidays.

Test Your Drop Ship Products

Another way you can use drop ship to identify your niche, is to start by testing products in the niche you are considering. Since drop shipping does not limit you to one product category—consider setting up several different categories in your eBay and Amazon store, and testing products in each. For example, the same online store could have a category for electronics, bath and beauty, and home décor. Identify what your overall best sellers are, as well as your best sellers in each category

Always Be On The Lookout For Something New

As mentioned above, your online store can have several product categories that would appeal to one target audience—such as teenagers. Or you could specialize in a more specific product niche, such as clothing and accessories. Even if you have a successful niche, your goal is always to make more money—so you must be open to finding a new niche or audience to sell to. For this reason, consider testing 5 to 10 new products in your online store each month. This could be products your drop ship suppliers have available at special pricing, random picks, or new products you test after doing a bit of Google and/or target audience research. Also consider what other products will complement your current best sellers

Also keep in mind that your drop ship suppliers may not always have your best sellers in stock. Even if they do, they may not always be in the most in-demand make, model, or colors. This means you must always have a plan of action in place to ensure that you have a steady stream of new products to offer both your new and preexisting customers.

Increase Traffic To Your Blog—By Becoming An Authority In Your Niche

Now that a free blog is included as part of our new Wholesale2b Dropship Website Plan, you may be wondering the best way to utilize your blog to drive more traffic to your dropship website. Since your website is likely built around a niche market, such as electronics, home accessories, or bath and beauty products—you want to become an authority in your niche. This will keep readers coming back time and time again. Even if you are new to blogging and content marketing, start with the tips below.

Identify Your Keywords

You first want to begin by doing some long tail keyword research to identify which keywords your target audience searches for with frequency. The research keyword research needs to be done on a quarterly basis, and for true success consider keywords that are not too obvious—aka. competitive. For example, if your niche is related to health and beauty an expected long tail keyword would be “how to lose weight.” Instead think a bit more outside of the box, and to words your target audience is searching for—but that is not to competitive. Google Trends and Google AdWords Keyword Planner can help you to select your long tail keywords.

Create Posts That Add Value

Now that you have some keywords to work with, you can begin creating specific topics to blog about. Aim to place your long tail keyword about once every 100 words, but no more than that. Also make sure that your keywords flow well within your blog post. Avoid the temptation to blog only about the specific products you have for sale on your website, and instead create posts that add value. For example, if your blog is related to home décor—you could blog about topics such as decorating a dorm room, decorating an apartment, re-accessorizing a room in your home, or even how to mix and match different styles to create an eclectic room. When brainstorming topics to blog about, don’t forget:

• Find ways to work trending topics into posts about your niche. EX—Oscar party decorations, trending celebs, the latest makeup trends, ect.
• Create blogs related to upcoming holidays. EX—Mother’s Day, Christmas, Hanukah, Independence Day, etc.
• Create blogs related to upcoming seasons. EX—fall, winter, summer, and fall
• Mix in some indirect topics too. EX—Community involvement, why you prefer online shopping, share an inspirational story, ect.

Make Your Posts Easy To Read

Formatting is extremely important when it comes to blog posts. Turn to the tips below to make sure that your blog is engaging, easy to read, and appropriate for the online and mobile world.

• Create a compelling headline.
• Write in a conversational tone—you can even write with humor and personality.
• Add at least one picture to every post—and not just images of your products. Pixabay is an excellent place for free photos.
• Add relevant videos.
• Separate the content with subtitles.
• Keep the paragraphs between 3 to 5 sentences long
• Use bullet points and lists.
• Add 1 to 2 links to “official” sources to each post to create backlinks. Official sources include newspapers, magazines, gov websites, and edu websites.
• Post at least 3 time each week.

Turn To Free Yet Effective Online Marketing

Last but not least, you want to market both your blog and your dropship website with free yet effective online marketing. While you can of course invest in online marketing, there are many free options for you to turn to. Below are just a handful of effective free online marketing options.

• Social Media—Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, ect. You can use Hootsuite to preschedule your posts.
• Content Marketing That Links Back to Your Blog and/or Store—Guest blog, add posts to Ezine Articles, add posts to your LinkedIn Business Page.
• Forums—Post in forums that allow links. Select forums related to your niche, as well as forums your target audience frequents.
• YouTube—Create videos that can be added to your blog, and that will also direct more traffic back to your dropship website.

Aim to post your first 20 to 25 blogs as soon as possible, then you can scale back to a minimum of 3 posts per week. Add links to your blog posts to everything from your social media posts, forum posts, YouTube videos, and any off-site content marketing. Within the first few weeks you will begin to see the traffic to both your blog and your dropship website continue to increase!

If you wish to make extra income each month, then head over to wholesale2b.com and signup for a free account. Then review our dropship products and wholesale prices. If you like what you see, then signup for the dropship website plan and we’ll have your site ready in just 1 business day, loaded with products from 3 drop shippers of your choice. We have over 90+ suppliers to choose from with tons of different niches.

What has Wholesale2b.com been up to lately?

We made several improvements recently. As always we listen that what members are saying, and we take action. Please read below the list of recent changes and enhancements we made. We hope these changes will help you with your drop shipping business.

Increase your profit by selling products with MAP prices

MAP prices refer to Minimum Advertise Price, which are sometimes imposed by some suppliers. This means that sellers are suppose to advertise the products with a minimum selling price equal to the MAP Price. If a seller advertises an item below the MAP price they are at risk of losing their eBay account or get banned by the supplier. Selling items with MAP prices is a very good thing because it guarantees a minimum profit, since sellers are not suppose to sell below the given MAP price.

Now you can easily find products in wholesale2b with MAP prices with our new Browser By MAP prices option. Currently we have over 89,000 products with MAP prices so to help wholesale2b members located these items, we added a new link to Browse Products By Supplier With MAP Prices.

New cancellation ratio report

In the world of drop shipping there are many suppliers involved. Some are better than others in many ways. This report will show you the percentage of orders that got canceled per supplier. Canceled orders may be triggered to returns, items that ran out of stock, or problem with a shipping. This report will help you determine which suppliers are best to work with. The lower the ratio, the better!

Total in stock / out of stock count added

Suppliers usually do a good job in restocking products do run out of stock, however this also depends on the levels of supply and demand, so each supplier will have their own ways of determining when to restock an item or to discontinue and item.

To help members get a general idea of how many items are currently in stock, we have added the total of “in stock” items, and the total of “out of stock” items. These totals are displayed on the top of the wholesale2b dashboard page, below the total product count.

These product counts will be updated every day.

Over 3,000 new products added under the Tools category

Today we added tons of new tools products with great prices. You can review these new dropship products using the URL below (please login first before clicking on the link below).

=> http://www.wholesale2b.com/members.php/catalog/supplierCategories/supplier_id/T398/suppliers/usa

Shipping prices lowered on most Pet supplies and Jewelry items

While reviewing the shipping cost for some suppliers, we were able to lower the costs on both the pet supply supplier as well as our jewelry supplier. We removed the $4 handling fee on the Jewelry supplier and lowered their shipping cost. For the pet supplies, we also lowered their shipping cost on all items.

Login to your wholesale2b account to view our new changes

New report added – Price Change Report

Today we added a new report to help members of wholesale2b.com keep track of changes in the wholesale prices.

This new report can be accessed from the menu REPORTS => PRICE CHANGE REPORT located in your member’s account.

Price changes don’t occur frequently however on occasions suppliers may change their wholesale prices for various reasons, which is important for members to have some visibility on those price changes. A price change could occur if a supplier is offering a special discount for some time, or a price might even increase over time.

We hope this new report will help you with your drop ship business and again, please let us know your comments and suggestions by clicking on the “Contact Us” link located at the top of your account dashboard page.

Wholesale2b.com deploys the new version 3.0 of the Dropship Website Plan

Today we have deployed our latest version of our Dropship Website Plan. Our new version has better graphics, more professional look and added functionality to help store owner better customize their website while keeping a professional look and feel.

Wholesale2b.com Dropship Website Plan Version 3.0
The main improvement of this new version is focused on the template design tool which now includes more options such as a boxed version or a stretched version, more controls over the colors and fonts, and a better interface to help store owners do changes in a more user friendly manner.

The wholesale2b.com Dropship Website Plan is a shopping cart that is specifically designed to integrate products from various drop shippers with various controls such as shipping and markups which can be configured per supplier, giving the store owner the ability to fine tune pricing on their store very easily and very precisely.

New Feature Added – Combine shipping to the selling price
We also added a new feature to allow the combining of the shipping cost to the selling price. This option will allow store owners to quickly offer free shipping on their entire store without having to worry about increasing the selling price sufficiently to cover the shipping. This will be done automatically.

If you are currently have our dropship website plan, and wish to upgrade it to the new version 3.0, simply create a support ticket and request the free upgrade which will take 1 business day.

Please note that if you have activated the dropship website plan after Feb 20th, then you already have the new version.

New system messages added to the wholesale2b account page

In an effort to improve our communication with our members, we have added a new System Messages menu to the wholesale2b membership portal.

By now you might have noticed a new green box in your wholesale2b account with system messages. Those were added because emails aren’t always dependable. You can now view any emails that were sent to you by our system by clicking on the top menu System Messages.

You can delete these messages as you wish or keep them as future references.

Make 2015 The Year You Get One Step Closer To True Financial Independence!

The New Year is here, meaning that many Americans have set a few resolutions for the goals they aim to achieve by the time 2016 rolls around. One of the most common resolutions people make, is to achieve greater financial independence.

The words “financial independence” have become a bit of a buzz word, but what does it truly mean to gain financial independence?

Does it mean you have enough room in your budget to take a well-deserved family vacation each year?

Does it mean that you have enough flexibility in your budget that you can afford the latest gadgets and electronics?

Does it mean that you have enough money that you no longer have to work for someone else full-time?

Depending on who you are as an individual, and what your life goals are—financial independence could be one—or all of the definitions above. Regardless of how you define financial independence, the larger and far more pressing question is: How do you achieve these goals?

The First But All Important Step—Creating An Additional Stream Of Income

Due to the need for financial security, most individuals do not have the flexibility or freedom in their current budget to leave their current job or primary source of income to further pursue their financial independence. That being said, most individual’s current jobs will never provide them the financial freedom they desire.

The good news is, there are a multitude of ways to improve your financial standing without abandoning your current source of revenue. The first steps you take towards gaining financial independence are the most important—and often the most nerve-racking because you do not know what lies ahead. While you may be unsure of what lies ahead, you can be certain of what lies ahead (little to no change at all) if you do not take the first and all important step of creating an additional stream of income.

Launching Your Own Online Business

The Internet allows absolutely everyone the opportunity to improve their financial standing, by providing services, or selling products online. While many choose to stick with what they know and offer the services that they are already well-versed in, and offer in their full-time job. One of the challenges that arise with this train of thought, is being able to manage an additional part-time job, and maintain your current quality of life.

While you will indeed be required to invest more time in creating an additional stream of income—Wholesale2b offers an legitimate stream of secondary income.

Your Wholesale2b Online Storefront

Wholesale2b allows absolutely everyone direct access to premium product suppliers who sell products from every category and genre imaginable. What makes Wholesale2b so unique, is that it is a dropship business.

If you are unfamiliar with dropship businesses, they are businesses that allow you access to wholesale pricing without pre-ordering merchandise—or keeping any merchandise on hand! Instead, you choose from the over 1.5 million products available from Wholesale2b suppliers—and list them to your online storefront with the mark up you desire. As soon as a purchase is made, you place your order with your supplier—and pay only for the price of the order placed.

To further simplify the process, you can have the products you wish to sell pushed directly to eBay or Amazon. To really get the sales rolling in, you can even launch and independent ecommerce website!

While your Wholesale2b business will indeed require an investment in learning the ropes, once you get the hang of things—processing your orders will take less than 1 hour of your time each day.

No, you won’t get rich over night by launching an online store, but with dedication you can successfully create a secondary stream of income—that if properly managed, will help you to achieve the financial freedom you desire!

To learn more about launching your own low-cost online business please visit http://www.wholesale2b.com. You can be up and running within the hour!

Did you know that wholesale2b can create Youtuve Videos for your site?

When you signup for our dropship website plan, you can get a Youtube video made with pictures of items from your website, as well as screen shot of your site along with marketing text that you can choose throughout your video.

Video marketing is as easy as loading it to your Youtube account and to your own website which we can do for you. You can also decide on the keywords and video description and include a link back to your website from Youtube which will help you with better rankings on Google.

Here is a sample of a recent commercial video we created for one of our customers.

Every video we make are unique and will include the URL to your website.

To get started, login to your website admin dashboard and order the upgrade “Get a custom video for your website and advertise it on Youtube.com” located in the UPGRADE box. We will need just a few days to complete your new commercial video so you can enjoy new traffic from Youtube.

If you don’t have a website yet, then signup for a free account at wholesale2b.com and activate the website plan today. We’ll have your new site up and running in just 1 business day, loaded with products from your favorite drop shipper. Please use the URL below for more details about our website plan:

Dropship Website Loaded With Products

Buy Direct To Access Wholesale Pricing For Holiday Savings

Coupons And In-Store Sales Aren’t The Only Way To Save Money When Holiday Shopping—Buy Direct To Access Wholesale Pricing

As a savvy shopper, you are likely to stay on top of all of the ways in which you can save money on your holiday shopping—and still give those on your list the gifts they desire. While you likely turn to in-store and online coupons, frequent shopper discounts, an retailer sales—there is another way that you may not have yet considered—shopping wholesale.

Wholesale For The Masses

Many shoppers believe that the only way to access wholesale prices, is as a business owner with wholesale buying power—but there is another way, through the dropship suppliers at Wholesale2B. Wholesale2B is a website that allows everyday shoppers direct access to wholesale suppliers of over 1.5 million products!

These wholesale products are available in every category you can imagine—this includes electronics, jewelry, toys, health and beauty products, shoes, clothing, accessories—and much more!

Create A Free Account Today

You can sign up right now for a free account at Wholesale2B.com, so that you can begin browsing the options you have for your holiday shopping. This wholesale site is designed for dropshipping, meaning that you are able to buy quantities as low a one item—which is unheard of with most wholesale shopping opportunities.

If you decide that you want to move forward with your holiday shopping, simply select the monthly account that allows you the ability to shop directly from the wholesale suppliers available at Wholesale2B. Monthly plans start as low as $24.99 per month—meaning that it is worth keeping your account active all year-round—so that you can continue to save when shopping.

In fact, $24.99 per month is so low—that you are likely to save that much with just one wholesale purchase!

Everyone Will Be Impressed With Their Gifts

While some turn to wholesale pricing to save money when shopping for the holidays, also consider keeping your budget the same—but elevate your gifts! No one has to know that you have access to wholesale pricing, that is unless you want to divulge your newfound wholesale shopping secret.

Looking For A Secondary Income?

While you can simply continue to access wholesale pricing all year-round—both for gifts, as well as for your personal shopping needs—consider turning your Wholesale2B membership into a secondary source of income.

Wholesale2B allows you to quickly and easily launch a low-cost startup. Odds are, if you are in need of a product—so are many other families around the nation. The website allows you to shop for your personal needs, but you can also push products directly to eBay or Amazon to launch your own online business. The site even has a tool that will create a custom website that you can manage from anywhere with an Internet connection.

Since the site is set up for dropshipping—you simply:

1. Use the tools provided by wholesale2b to help you sell the products.
2. Pay for the products you want to order, or the products you have sold.
3. Wholesale2b will process your order, and shipped directly to your customer!

This means you can launch an online business without keeping any inventory on had!

It’s not too late to begin your holiday shopping, or to cross of the straggling stocking stuffers and gifts off your list—and all from the comfort of your home. Please visit Wholesale2B.com to sign up for a free account, and get your shopping done in time for Christmas!

How to find trending items on eBay

Hi Folks,

Many of you have been asking how to find items that are hot on eBay.  Well the answer to this question might have been right in front of you this whole time.  If you go to the eBay.com website, and scroll down until you see the link “Get inspired! Explore all of our Trending Collections.”  Just click on the Trending Collections on the eBay home page (bottom) and you’ll be shown all the items currently considered as HOT on eBay.

eBay categorizes these HOT items by niche so you can narrow down your search to the niche of your choice.  Of course this does not mean that you need to sell the exact same items, however it will give you an idea of what type of products buyers are seeking the most on eBay.  You can use this information to help you choose which items to push to eBay from your wholesale2b dropship catalog.

Here is a screenshot of the eBay.com website, bottom of the page, where you can find this Trending Collection link to help you find dropship products to sell on eBay.

I hope this helps, and happy drop shipping.

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