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Tips on how to choose a great domain name for your online store.

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.

Conclusion

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.

When you have found the perfect domain name, head over to wholesale2b.com and signup for the dropship website plan, and we’ll buy the domain name for you.  That’s right, you will get it for free!

 

How to add dropship products to your shopify website

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.

Here are easy step by step instructions to follow, once you have added a custom Shopify feed to your wholesale2b account.

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!

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.

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.

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

Your your new online store ready for his coming Holiday shopping

Right Now Is The Perfect Time To Launch The Drop Ship Business You Have Been Dreaming Of—By Capitalizing On Holiday Shopping!

If your entrepreneurial aspirations have you contemplating launching a drop ship website—right now is the perfect time! The end of year holidays are still a few months away, but shopping for gifts, party planning supplies, and event supplies will begin soon.

Online Shopping Increases Dramatically This Time Of Year

Holidays are the biggest shopping season of the year for products in almost every category. Even individuals who do not celebrate the holidays are likely to take advantage of the sales and promotions that are offered during the holiday season. It is estimated that around 40% of all Americans begin their holiday shopping prior to Halloween—making this the perfect time to launch your drop ship website, and make extra money this holiday season.

You Will Have Access To Fun Holiday Inventory, And Wholesale Pricing

While selecting your drop ship inventory is fun all year-round, it is particularly exciting during the holiday season, because you will have access to festive holiday inventory. And don’t forget that you can do your holiday shopping through your store—and find access to unique and festive holiday gifts, at wholesale prices!

You Can Refer Friends And Family To Shop At Your Drop Ship Site

While you will of course refer your friends to your drop ship website all year-round, the holidays are the perfect time to attract more attention to your store from those closest to you. When your friends and family give a gift from your store that is well received, the recipient will of course ask where they found it—which will get the word of mouth going for your new business endeavor. This will allow you to make extra money this holiday, and throughout the year.


You Can Be Up And Running Today

At Wholesale2B we take the hassle out of sourcing dropshippers, setting up your website, managing your inventory—and even managing your returns. We provide you direct access to over 1.5 Million drop ship products. This saves you the time required to source connections, and allows you the ability to order from multiple drop shippers from one single portal—and all without having to keep any inventory on hand.
We have multiple product sourcing tools, that allow you to source products by category—and with the profit margins you desire, in just a matter of minutes. Our plans even provide you the ability to let your customers pay with Bitcoin!

If you are ready to launch your drop ship business, and make extra money this holiday season—and all year-round, pick a Wholesale2B plan today—and receive 10% off your monthly membership using the GYDH10D code.

What are you waiting for? Your drop ship website will allow you to launch your new online business, and make extra money this holiday season!

To view more details about our website plan, click on the link below:

http://www.wholesale2b.com/dropship-website-plan.html

To active your website plan, follow the steps below:

  1. Login to your free wholesale2b.com account or signup for a new free account
  2. Click on the yellow button ACTIVATE A PLAN on the top of the page
  3. On the next page, you will see all our plans.  Simply signup for the website plan from this page

Happy drop shipping…

Accept Bitcoins from your e-commerce store with Wholesale2b

Wholesale2b has added a few feature today to the Dropship Website Plan to support payments from Bitcoins. Bitcoin.com is a growing online service that lets people buy and sell anywhere in the world. We have integrated this new payment option using the the processor Bitpay. You will need to signup for a merchant account with Bitpay.com. This will enable you to easily accept bitcoins for payments of orders on your website, just like you would for credit cards.

You will be able to link your Bitpay account to your bank account and convert your bitcoins to any currency of your choice and transfer funds to your bank at your convenience.

Since more an more people are using Bitcoins as new online currency, adding this new method of payment to your online store will certainly help you cater to even more people shopping online with bitcoins.

A Website Builder Designed To Integrate With Dropship Suppliers

Did you know that Wholesale2b offers a website builder option?

This option is integrated with our Website Dropship Plan, and it’s called the Template Design tool. With this tool you can customize your website in many different ways to achieve a very unique look and feel. For example you can upload any background images or use the ones that we provide, you can change colors in every section of your website, you can change headers and banners, add various section to the left side, top side, and bottom section of your site. These sections can be loaded with affiliate ads, or special announcements that you want to pass on to your visitors.

The website also comes with many integrated apps such as left product scrolls for featured products, browse by brand option, and you can even add your own products.

As far as loading products to your website, this is extremely easy with Wholesale2b website plan. Typically with shopping carts like Shopify, Bigcommerce, Volusion, etc, you need to use datafeeds to import products to your shopping cart. While this is fairly simply, it does involve manual steps and repetitive loading to keep your products up to date, especially if you are using drop ship suppliers.

With the Wholesale2b Dropship Website Plan, there is no need to use files to import products. Our shopping cart is already integrated with our system so adding products from various suppliers is as easy as one simple click. Simply click the button ADD/REMOVE SUPPLIERS from your admin dashboard and you will be presented with over 90+ suppliers to choose from. Simply pick the ones you like and click SAVE.

That’s it. It’s really that simple.

Then simply wait about 20 minutes and refreshed your website to see new products and categories from your new chosen suppliers. This means you can change niche anytime you want without having to contact anyone. No webmaster, no developer, none of that. Just pick and choose your suppliers and click SAVE.

Your website will then be updated automatically every day with inventory updates, which means you don’t have to worry about out of stock items, new products, or discontinued items. Your daily updates will cover all this for you which will save you tons of time.

Having access to a growing selection of suppliers also gives you endless opportunities. Let’s say you have been selling fragrance and beauty products from some time, and eventually you wish to convert your website to computers and electronics. Typically this would involve quite a lot of work if you are hosting your own website, but with Wholeslae2b Dropship Website Plan, making this change is as simple as clicking on one button only!

Our Dropship Website Plan was designed with a very user friendly approach based on a self-servicing model. All our back end admin features are designed to be compatible with the simple fact that you will most likely be adding products from various drophip suppliers, and even your own products, which may require different shipping rules and different markup options for each source. the flaw in most typical shopping cart is that they offer only global options which forces you to use same shipping and markup rules for all your suppliers. With Wholesale2b, we include the flexibility needed to allow you to fine tune your website to work perfectly in a multiple supplier environment.

If you need a website builder that is compatible with many suppliers, then checkout our Dropship Website Plan offered by Wholesale2b and get started in just 1 business day.

What are MAP prices?

Many people has been asking the meaning of MAP prices.

Some suppliers may include a MAP Price along with their wholesale prices. MAP prices mean “Minimum Advertising Price”. This means that sellers (YOU) are not allowed to sell the item below the MAP Price when applicable. If you do not respect this rule, you run the risk of losing your selling privilege as many manufacturer will police the internet for any violations of MAP prices.

Most MAP prices are given by manufacturers that want to maintain a minimum selling price value on their products. This is usually done to maintain a brand value and avoid having prices be driven down close to the wholesale price.

I personally like products with MAP prices since they allow the market to maintain good selling prices, and that means more profits for you (the seller).

For example: If an item has a wholesale price of $80 and a MAP price of $120 and a List price of $250, then this means that your minimum selling price should be $120. You can sell the item at any price of your choice as long as its above $120. This ensures that you will make a minimum profit of $40.

With the wholesale2b shopping cart, provided with our website dropship plan, you are sure to never violate any MAP prices since we have a special feature that will prevent item prices from being sold below MAP prices. For example if you setup a markup configuration on your site that would end up with a price below any MAP price for any given item, then the MAP price will be used instead. This safety mechanism means that you don’t have to worry about whether or not you will be in violation of any MAP prices while configuring prices on your website. With sites having thousands of products, this is a great feature and saves you tons of time.

It’s important to understand that not all products have MAP prices. If an item doesn’t have any MAP pricing, then you can sell the item at any price of your choice as long as its above your cost.

If an item has a MAP price, it will be displayed in the product detail page of your Wholesale2b.com account. Simply click on the left menu USA PRODUCTS to browse products by category.

If you don’t already have a Wholesale2b account, click on the link below to signup for a free account and review all our 1.5 Millions wholesale products and prices.

=> http://www.wholesale2b.com

I hope this will help clarify what MAP prices are, and how wholesale2b can help you avoid any MAP violations and stay safe while selling online.

New Price Overwrite Feature Added To Our Website Plan

Today we added a new feature to allow website owners to browse all products and prices on their store including the option of overwriting selling prices on single items.  The global markup (discount) option can still be used, however changing prices at the item level will supersede the global markup discount option.

To access this new feature please login to your website as the store owner and go to the menu PRICING & PAYMENTS => PRICE OVERWRITE.

This new admin page can be used to quickly view a list of all your products along with your wholesale cost, and the selling price and shipping cost from your site.

You can also edit prices of items individually which can be useful if you wish to have a better control of pricing after you have applied a global markup.

Enjoy!