Everyone knows that whether it is AliExpress or Amazon, or even Taobao and Tmall of the China domestic e-commerce, as long as it involves cross-border e-commerce of physical products, the supply chain of your entire product, from finished products, warehousing, and store design, In particular, the requirements of the capital chain are very high. In addition, you have to face the various rules of the platform, and you will be closed if you don\’t pay attention. Is there a relatively risk-free cross-border e-commerce entrepreneurial model? Yes, that is dropshipping from China.
This cross border dropshipping mode is very simple, that is, the AliExpress product is transported to the independent station you created with shopify through oberlo app, and then sell the goods to worldwide customers. However, any seemingly simple thing in the Internet world is sometimes not so easy to do. Although the dropshipping model is very simple, you don\’t have to worry about the goods, you don\’t have to worry about the turnover of funds, but there has high demand for the traffics to your store. Because your order comes from your standalone station, the amount of your order is determined to some extent by the traffic of the independent station that imported your shopify. Let\’s see the steps how to start risk free cross border dropshipping business with Shopify Oberlo and Aliexpress.
Step 1: Find your niche market and products;
Step 2: Establish a shopify store;
Step 3: Go to AliExpress and filter the suppliers and products.
Step 4: Use Oberlo to import selected products into your shopify store;
Step 5: Optimize shopify stores, including SEO for in-store product articles, social media SNS, Facebook and Instagram ads, and other free and paid traffics;
Step 6: The customer places an order at your store, and then you get the goods from the AliExpress merchant. If you get big orders, you can try to source and wholesale the same goods on 1688 to increase your profits;
Step 7: The customer receives the goods, pays the money, and you collect the money.
Indeed, with this cross border dropshipping mode does not even require you to make your own photos, just take the supplier\’s photos directly. Some friends may ask: people can get goods on AliExpress with much cheaper price, why should you run your shopify store to get the goods? The reason is actually very simple: information asymmetry + pre-emptive.
So this puts high demands on your marketing ability to attract traffics, because you have to take the lead in putting your products in the store before they find the products on AliExpress, and you can use take advantage of your product relevant content to retain customers, increase the added value of the product, and thus earn more profits.
As for how to operate each step in detail, there are many video tutorials on Youtube and internet marketing forums, which are very popular and easy to understand. However, it should be emphasized that all the products you choose to add into your store need to enter the oberlo app first. After the editing is completed, you can import it into the shopify store. After final confirmation, you can post it to your website for public sale.
In addition, you need to pay attention to the following points when selecting products for cross border dropshipping:
Try not to choose reps brands, fake goods and other products. Because each country have very high requirements for intellectual property;
Free shipping strategy, so the goods should be light weight and small volume;
Select relatively high credit score supplier on Aliexpress, the product evaluation is at least 4 stars or more;
Choose products with lower prices but high profits;
The product picture should be confirmed whether it is unique to this supplier, not a picture of someone else who has stolen it.
After you set the payment methods on Shopify you are ready to start the risk free cross border dropshipping business with Shopify and Oberlo on Aliexpress. You are welcome to discuss with us if you are interested in dropshipping from China.