Long before you even start a dropshipping business

These tools can prove exceptionally useful in helping you discover a niche market that will be profitable, identify who your key customers are, and how you can best give those customers what they want. As the company that arguably invented the concept of trending topics, Twitter is the ideal platform for listening in to conversations people are having about the niche you’re planning to market to. Let’s say, for example, that you’re thinking of starting an online clothing business. Twitter’s trending topics, moments, and search features can help you discover the kind of styles and garments that are most in-demand.

Customers are saying about similar businesses

Naturally, this kind of information can prove invaluable when it comes to making decisions about which dropship wholesalers to partner with, and which lines to stock when you do eventually set up your online boutique. You can also use these tools to discover what customers are saying about similar businesses. When listening into USA Phone Number Data Twitter conversations about your niche, be sure to ask critical questions such as: What do customers like about the stores they currently shop at? How can I emulate those likeable factors in my own business to help me make money ?What is it that customers don’t like? What do I need to avoid What are customers.

Why Use Social Media Marketing

Wider User Base Social Media has billions of active users, millions of daily active users and millions of images and videos being shared on social media each day. No wonder so many find it beneficial to use Social Media Platforms for their Dropshipping business and to have a social media marketing strategy. All Organic ALB Directory Traffic: Less Investment If you are doing really well, choosing the right niche, posting regularly on your Social Media accounts and answering the queries well; it could be the golden era of your business as there will be lots and lots of ‘organic traffic’ generated without paying a single penny. Amazing right? Visual Content Is More Effective “A picture is worth a thousand words.

Simple to explain but there are a ton of steps to post this product

Get the order, go to the site where you found the product, place the customer’s address, pay for the order. Send the tracking information for the delivery, etc. etc. So this is why is such a good choice. Every step mentioned above is handled by . This saves you time, expense and trouble. There are all kinds of sites out there for but most are relying on two or three sites places to get products. Take some time and search through and eBay. These are the two top sites for and . What Else Should I Know To Start? So one thing for sure is you are on a journey to learn a new industry.

Thankfully it is a new frontier which means

there is lots of room out there for your success. Learning the ropes will begin to be necessary for processes like Marketing and SEO placement (Search Engine Optimization), Social Media, I recommend that you start to learn the terms and processes if you plan on being successful in your web .The truth, however, is that many dropship UK Phone Number Data business owners do just that – they create a Facebook page, or set up Instagram and Twitter accounts only after they’ve launched their business, then dive into a desperate scramble to build a following and make social media work for them. Needless to say, it rarely does. 

For most business owners

it’s a case of too little, too late. If you’re really going to make money and actually be successful at it. Social media needs to be integrated into everything you do, right from the get go. Platforms like Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram ALB Directory among countless others can prove to be invaluable tools long before you even get your new business off the ground. Early Research And Identifying Your Niche Of all the social media tools at a home-based business owner’s disposal. The ones that are often overlooked the most are trending topics and search features.

Learning how to search on Google

Also managing your browser windows, tabs and shortcuts will make life much easier. Just searching for Chrome Shortcuts will give you all kinds of shortcuts. Don’t forget that the best teacher for this is the Computer and Browser itself. Do I Need To Be A Web Developer To Build My Store. I get asked this all the time. “How can I have a webstore, I don’t know how to build websites?” So the answer is “No” you don’t have to have any special website skills. You will need to understand a few basics of how the web works. Common Questions like: What is a or Web Address: URL means Universal Resource Locator but is simply the that you locate the site at.

How do I get or register a URL

This is done by an Internet Service Provider (ISP) but many of the Store sites (like Shopify) will set that up for you. You may want to wait until you go to the store site. Won’t I need a server for my site? Technically yes, but again your Store site will set this up for you and “Host” your site for you. Until you get way more savvy at this internet thingy then I highly recommend sticking with a site that will UAE Phone Number Data set this up for you. So I recommend that if you are a beginner to build your Webstore at is the easiest place to start. Yes there is a learning curve and most of all you will have to learn how to navigate this site with all its terminology. But you can be up and running in a few hours.

Shopify will also help you set up the following

A Webstore name and URL An email account with your store. Themes for the look and feel of your store A merchant system so that you can take money on your store Learn to use. Support at Shopify or the platform you are using. Where Do I Find Products? What Should I Sell? So this is where we get you started in . The idea of is simple. You find a product on a site that sells ALB Directory products like or eBay then you post that product on your webstore. You then tell others through some advertising on sites like Google and Facebook and get customers to buy your product at a markup price. Then after they buy your product you can “fulfill” their order on the site that you found the product originally.

Google Chrome is a necessary component for many Dropshipping tools

You can get a mobile version of Chrome, but it will not allow for Chrome Extensions. So we don’t recommend trying to run your store off of a mobile device. Which Browser For My Computer? So the browsers like Safari, Firefox or the latest thing Microsoft is calling theirs (Edge, really?), is probably the most important piece of software. It is your window to the internet. It has become the main software for almost all internet based activity. So this is an important choice. The good news is they are all free. So, you should choose the browser that is used most by Dropship software and Sellers: Google Chrome. There are so many reasons why you should choose Chrome as your e-commerce browser.

The most important reason is Extensions

Firefox has them as well but most programs in e-commerce use Chrome because of their ease of use and quality options with Chrome Extensions. If you are using software, like , it is likely using Chrome Extensions to communicate between your browser and the sites like or eBay. Also the amazing Turkey Phone Number Data business features in Chrome make this the right choice no matter if you are on a PC or a Mac. Here is where you can find anything you need to know about Chrome: What Basic Computer Skills Should I Know? OK I am going to assume that you know how to turn the computer on and open your Windows or iOS platform. I am assuming you know how to launch and install a program like Google Chrome.

How to navigate to a website like Facebook

Google, Amazon, etc. Let me stop and say this here. You will have to learn these basics, but the good news is that the computer itself is the best teacher. All of these tips and tricks can be found in your computer and on the internet. Here are some places you can find tutorials ALB Directory on using the basics This is a great site to learn anything. Certain keyboard commands like: CNTL + C which is Copy CNTL + V which is Paste CNTL + A which is Select All Installing certain tools like a good Screen capture program that will take a picture of a screen. Microsoft includes this with their software called Snipping Tool. I like a great free tool called. Of course good Browser Skills are a must as well.

These are some of the basic requirements for a platform

Some of the platforms outside of Shopify that offer these basic requirements are. So yes up your store without Shopify is possible and very easy to do with the platforms listed above. Try them out and see how you like each one, then pick the right one for your needs. Then when you’re all set up, don’t forget that has simple integrations with all of those platforms and is ready to help you source and fulfill products with all of.– What To Buy? So you are ready to jump in, and, like any good business person, you have your pencil out ready to start your budget.

The first consideration is what kind of computer

You might be thinking, I have that six year old clunker downstairs, surely this won’t really work for all the power I will need to run an store.  So you think, “my first investment has to be a new shinny computer.” Should you budget $150 for a Chromebook or $1800 for that streamlined you have seen your friend, the computer Thailand Phone Number Data savvy business entrepreneur, using. Actually you might be surprised to hear your six year old clunker downstairs will probably work fine and meet all your needs for now. It will need to have good internet access and enough power to do some serious web exploration.

Marketing later but a computer is so tangible

Then I recommend a decent laptop computer that will add convenience and save some money for a second screen. Having two screens is one of the best upgrades you can ever do with your laptop. I have a three year old Acer i5 with touch screen and I have a 28 inch ALB Directory screen that I plug in at home. When I am out for coffee or on the road my office goes with me. But, don’t worry. The clunker will get you started. What About Mobile Devices? I Like To Work Off My Phone. As great as all the new phones and tablets are today they often fall short. One important thing they can’t do is access all of the types of programs used for most e-commerce.

Easy To Use Checkout Customers want an easy checkout experience

When on your store and you don’t want any distractions that can prevent them from paying. Having them being redirected to a consolidated payment platform is a good way to start. You will need your e-commerce platform to provide integrations with known payment gateways like or Stripe. Template Customization Your store should have your brand and your colors. Make sure the platform you choose allows you to easily update your store’s look and feel without losing its professional face. After all, we all want a unique store. Just not so different that people are scared when they visit. But just enough for them to recognize it’s an e-commerce store and have a sense of familiarity.

Customer Area Customers are the lifeblood

You want them back after the first purchase. Having a customer area that saves their profile information and that is easy to use is important. Using a platform that provides the ability to send emails with order status is key so your customers feel safe and cared about. You should also consider having easy login buttons with Facebook. Google because not everyone wants to spend more than a minute filling in identification forms. Admin: Products When editing Taiwan Phone Number Data or adding your products, you want it to be fast. You’ll want to have multiple customizing features like variants, uploading images, setting inventory so you don’t sell out of stock items and the ability to define the price with discounts for each variant.

Some of the things that should be possible 

Attract different customers with specific variant discounts Show only a few variants of your product.  Simplicity is key Show a lot of variants to your products, variety is key Define which images show for each variant to increase user experience Admin: Orders Ahh. The rewards for a job well done. This is where you’ll see each cart order that ALB Directory was checked out and paid for. Your regular e-commerce platform displays your orders as soon as they come in and provide the correct status for each of them. From here you will process your sourced products and send confirmations to your customers. It’s also handy to be able to easily refund orders.