Start Your Dropshipping Business
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How to Start Dropshipping with No Cash Investment?
Do you find your ambitions are often hindered by financial restrictions? Well thankfully when it comes to Dropshipping, starting a business has never been more affordable. All of the tools you need to start selling online are right here at your disposal—and it can all be achieved without spending a thing! Here’s how it’s done…
Your goal is to make sales, so don’t get obsessed over the details. Take the “Do it and ship it” approach. Make quick decisions about your initial product choices and focus on generating sales. You can make changes as you progress, but knowledge is what you need and you’ll always gain more by “doing” rather than just reading this post.
Here’s the simple roadmap;
- Find a product
- List it for Sale on eBay for free
- Generate your First Sale
What Should You Sell?
When choosing a product, people often fall into one of two categories.
1. On a whim, with little consideration, which ends up wasting a lot of time and effort for no results.
2. By spending weeks browsing through page after page of products, but probably choosing one of the first ones you thought of.
For the purposes of actually get started and making some progress, try to be somewhere in the middle. You have to validate your idea with data, but don’t get held up on always looking for something better. Dropshipping allows you to quickly switch between ideas, so if your first one proves to be unsuccessful, you can easily try another one later.
When looking for products to sell, look to supply a specific niche of products that provides you with a “theme”. This will act as your guide towards finding similar products more easily in the future, since you already know what you’re looking for. For example, look for niches like plus size women’s clothing, fitness leggings, or yoga accessories. The aim here is to be really specific about what you want to sell, so that you’ve limited options when it comes to actually choosing a product.
Where Should You Sell?
What you really need is a simple medium to sell your products and this is where eBay serves this goal perfectly well for when you’re just starting out. As a Private Seller you get an inclusive allowance of 20 Free Listings per month which is more than enough to make some money. Again, we only need to cover the essentials before we move to adding products and finally making sales.
Since we have 20 Free (use ‘em or lose ‘em) Listings, we might as well make the most of what’s free to maximise our chances of success. Whilst Dropshipping is a fast and easy way to kick-off your online business, making money quickly in the beginning is key to establishing your enthusiasm here, so we need something which will produce results for us quickly.
Dropshipping with JasonCarlMorgan®
Our unique program, “The Official Dropship Beta”, works similarly to the traditional Dropshipping method. You simply copy the product from the Official JasonCarlMorgan® Store and list it on your own eBay Account. You set your own prices/markups and after you sell a product, you purchase it from the Official JasonCarlMorgan® Store and have it shipped directly to your customer.
Dropshipping with us comes with many advantages, but Dropshipping in general is far more convenient than just stocking inventory and fulfilling orders yourself.
Below we’ve listed some PRO’s and CON’s specific to Dropshipping with us via the Official Dropship Beta program:
1. You control your own margins. You are not bound to a suggested retail price (SRP) and can decide your selling price on your own.
2. You can start immediately, for free. Dropshipping with us is possible without spending any money!
3. You don’t need an established business entity before starting to sell on eBay as a Private Seller.
4. You have access to over 20,000+ unique and one-of-kind products. Instantly.
5. You get after sales support including 30 Day Returns as standard and generous Refund Policy when something goes wrong.
6. Our products are in demand, we sell over 25,000 pre-owned products alone every year.
1. When Dropshipping, it’s hard to gain a competitive advantage. When you’re just starting out, it’s even harder.
2. Other than the United Kingdom, overseas delivery is expensive and takes 5-10 Days, which can make it less attractive to customers.
3. Listing just 20 products per month, unfortunately won’t make you rich.
So is it worth a shot? 6 to 3 says definitely yes. We get to see what our existing Dropship partners are already making, so there’s no reason to suggest why you can’t achieve the same success!
How to Get Started?
Start by registering for the Official Dropship Beta to get Instant Access to wholesale pricing on over 20,000 products. Once you're in you can immediately start adding products to your Wishlist. Go to the Official JasonCarlMorgan® Store and look for products that follow the theme or specific niche in which you’ve decided to sell. Once you find a product that fits your search criteria, add it to your Wishlist and save it for review later on.
Try to look for products with an SRP price range of £40-£50, since the profits are good and the conversion rate is usually higher because the purchase requires less consideration by the Buyer with regards to your feedback score (which is likely to be low as a new seller) than say something priced at £500 or more.
Adding Products to eBay
Listing an item for sale on eBay these day's couldn't be any simpler, so simple in fact, you can even do it entirely using your smartphone via the eBay Mobile app. Or, if you’re using a computer navigate to the eBay website, log in and hit “Sell an item” to begin.
1. Briefly Describe Your Product
The first step is to enter a couple of keywords to briefly describe the product you’re selling. This allows eBay to automatically suggest the appropriate category for your item. An example of “briefly describing” would be to enter two or three keywords such as “Men’s Jeans”. Once you've done this choose the most appropriate category for your item as suggested by eBay.
2. Add The Product Image
Download the high resolution product image directly from the product page on our website. To do this, navigate to the appropriate product page and click the image to load the full-screen-view (not available on mobile**). Once in full view, “Right Click” and choose “Save Image As” to save the image to your computer. Once you have saved the image, upload it to your listing as instructed.
**Mobile App users can download the image by pressing your thumb (or finger) on the image until prompted to “Save Image”.
3. Give Your Product A Great Title
This is your initial sales pitch, so really give this some thought and try to make use of the full 80 character limit since the more keywords you use, the more likely your item will be found in the search results.
4. Add Item Specifics
Try to provide as much information as you can, and ensure to enter as many of the Item Specifics as you can since this will help your listing appear more frequently in the Search Results. For most categories, certain information will be required, such as "Brand" and "Size" which are easily known. But we recommend going the extra mile and entering as many of the Item Specifics as you can as this will help your listing to show in the search results more often.
TOP TIP! Don’t forget to add the PRODUCT SKU (i.e. 345877) into one of the custom Item Specific fields since this will make it easier for you to quickly locate your product on our website once it sells.
5. Add A Description
Don’t be afraid to do some research. You can prevent potential Buyers from navigating away from your listings by simply providing the information they require that will enable them to make an instant purchase decision. This might include product features, accessories or sizing information, all of which can usually be found via Google or simply from other sellers of similar products on eBay and see how others are describing their items.
6. Setting Your Price
Unless you already have a specific idea about on how to markup your products so that you make a profit, set your price to the SRP (Suggested Retail Price) as shown on the website and add the Shipping Cost into your price. By doing so, you'll instantly gain a competitive advantage when you offer Free Shipping. Since you've built the cost of Shipping into your selling price, you already know you're covered. We also recommend that you enable the "Best Offer" option (if it is not already enabled by default) since this will attract more interest in your products by allowing potential buyers to make offers on your items.
7. Accepting Returns
As a Private Seller, you don't have offer a returns policy although doing so may provide a slight competitive advantage.
8. Submit Your Listing Live
Congratulations! You're now ready to sell your item. To complete your listing just hit "List Item" an you'll be live within seconds!
Now that you’ve listed your first product for free, the only thing left to do is to make some money! Continuing adding another 19 products from your Wishlist and we almost guarantee you'll be on the road to success very soon.
Our goal with this guide is to show you how easy it is to get started and provide you with the steps you need to take in order to succeed. You don’t have to spend any money to get started, you just need a willingness to give it try. Now, it’s up to you to take action.
Failing to be successful at Dropshipping the first time round is not an excuse to quit. Repeat this cycle again and again until you make it work.
Frequently Asked Questions? Dropshipping Uncovered.What is Dropshipping?
The concept of drop shipping is not new, in fact it is widely regarded as one of the most popular ways to start a successful online business. When you partner with us, you’ll have access to thousands of products without the hassle of storing any physical stock or having to ship a single order. Instead, when you sell a product, you simply purchase the product from our website at a discounted price and have it shipped directly to your customer, 100% hassle free! As a result, you’ll never see or handle a single product.How to Start a Dropshipping Business?
If you’ve been considering starting your own dropshipping business, you’ll be glad to hear that we’ve made it incredibly simple. In fact, we’ve already written a wealth of information to help you get started. First you’ll need to set up your own eBay, Amazon, Shopify (or any other) marketplace account if you haven’t already got one, since you’ll need a place to sell the products. Once you’ve done that, simply pick products from our website and add them to your own Store, and that’s it! And, if you’re not yet sure what type of products to sell, dive into our storefront and starting browsing through the massive selection of products that will become available to you as soon as you join!Do I Need to Register as a Business to Dropship?
You’ll need to register your business once you start to make sales, but there’s no immediate rush to do so until you start making sales consistently.Is this Dropshipping Program Free?
Yes! 100% Free. There is currently no cost to register for our Dropshipping Program (aka The Official Dropship Beta).Is this Dropshipping Program Available in My Country?
Yes! You can sell with our Dropshipping Program from any country in the world. When you’re running a drop shipping business, your geographical location is irrelevant since you won’t need to worry about holding any physical stock.Can I Sell Products through My Own Website?
Yes! You can add and sell our products via your own website regardless of what platform you use.How Much Money Do I Need to Start Dropshipping with this Dropshipping Program?
One of the best things about starting a dropshipping business with us is that it requires virtually no funding whatsoever. However, it’s important that you take into consideration all the expenses which may incur when you start making sales such as eBay, Amazon and/or other marketplace listing and/or selling fees. For more information on fees, simply refer to the help and information section of your preferred marketplace. It’s worth however noting that it’s considerably less expensive to start a dropshipping business than it is to start a conventional online business. This is because you won’t need to source products, ever, or worry about shipping them, which is why dropshipping is one of the best ways to run your own online business.Should I Sell General Products or a Niche?
One of the unique things about our Dropshipping Program is the ability to sell one-of-a-kind products which are typically no longer available from any other sellers online. Because of this, our products are often highly sought after and much easier to sell. We do however recommend that if you’re new to this, it’s always best to try targeting a specific niche first. There are several advantages to starting out by targeting just a specific niche: less competition (from our existing partners), less work, a simpler range of products and generating sales is much simpler too.What Profit Margins Can I Expect?
The answer to this question simply depends on the types of products you sell. If you’re selling cheaper products, you may find success by marking them up as much as 4-5 times the price they’ll cost you to buy from us. However, we don’t recommend this for the more expensive products since it’ll make them more difficult to sell, unless you know what you’re doing already of course. Of course, we recommend that you set your prices at least twice the price that you expect to pay for the product itself as this will help you to generate a profit whilst covering your selling expenses. Another tip is to check the prices that your competitors have set for similar products. You can use this as your benchmark. You should always monitor your product prices however, since everything we sell is reduced by 10% every month. Because of this, the price you pay for any given product is less as every month passes so it’d worth tracking the prices on our website and amend your own prices if you think it’ll improve your chance of a sale.How Many Products Should I Add to My Store?
Those who focus on several niche brands or product types are generally proven to be the most successful when it comes to dropshipping with us. We recommend that you add at least 100 Products to your store to begin with. However, you’re free to add as many products as you wish!Can I Use Product Pictures from the Website?
Yes! As an registered partner with our Dropshipping Program you’ll have exclusive access to use our product imagery with full permission. All of our product images are shot and edited in-house which means we own the intellectual property rights for all of the product images on our website. As a result, any Non-partner, Seller or Business cannot use our product imagery without our prior permission at anytime.How Long Does it take to Make the First Sale?
The length of time it takes to make your first sale mostly depends on you. You can get your first sale on your first day, after a month, or after a year. It mostly boils down to your clever product selection, pricing and ultimately the amount of effort you put in into adding products to your store. It’s a numbers game in this business which means the more products you add, the more you’ll sell.Can I Use My Address on the Shipped Packages?
Unfortunately, due to customs regulations we have to add our own returns address onto every package that we ship.How Long Does it take for My Customers Order to Arrive?
This varies of course depending on the geographical location of your customer and the shipping method selected by you at checkout. All orders are shipped directly from our own Fulfilment centre right here in the United Kingdom. We aim to deliver every order within 1-5 Days (within United Kingdom), and 5-10 Days Worldwide.If a Customer Orders More than One Product, Will they arrive Separately?
Absolutely not! Unlike most dropshipping business and programs, we stock every single product you see on our website and dispatch every order from our very own Fulfilment Centre right here in the United Kingdom. Because of this, we can offer combined shipping discounts any guarantee that any multiple item orders are always sent within the same package.Why Would Somebody Buy from My Store instead of Buying from You Directly?
It’s Simple and proven, they just do! There are no rules surrounding how, where or for what price you can list your items for sale. You are free to list products anywhere online. There are no minimum or maximum prices to follow and we will not compete with you. We will not change our business model based on anything that you do.
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