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Here’s How Flo, An Australian Female Entrepreneur, Runs 5 Dropshipping Stores Allowing Her To Work From Anywhere In The World!

By Yaroslav Nevsky

$23,400+ In Gross Sales: This Australian Female Entrepreneur LOVES The Dropshipping Opportunity To Work From Anywhere In The World!

Our today’s guest is Flo, an Australian female entrepreneur with a vast experience in eCommerce. 

It’s always been interesting for us (and hopefully, for you, too) to learn how dropshipping in Australia works. Of course, we couldn’t miss out on this opportunity to ask Flo about her thriving venture that lets her enjoy travelling and work from anywhere in the world online!

Disclaimer: all the success stories published in AliDropship blog are the results of interviews conducted in the written form. Even though the editors may make some minor changes to the grammar, spelling, and/or punctuation, the respondents’ writing styles, views, opinions, stores screenshots and personal photos are left unchanged.

Hi, please, introduce yourself!

Hi! I’m Flo, an entrepreneur from Melbourne, Australia. I’ve been in ecommerce business for over 15 years: I have an eBay store since 2003.

3 years ago, in addition to that, I also launched a dropshipping store.

Why did you decide to try dropshipping in Australia? How did it all begin?

As an eBay store owner, I used to have my own inventory and some products were very slow to sell. Of course, it made cash flow really hard to manage. And with the dropshipping model, I don’t need to worry about all that.

I was making an online research on dropshipping when I came across AliDropship website and decided to give it a try. So, I got myself an AliDropship Woo-based store to sell products from, Social Rabbit plugin to make it easier to promote this venture, and a bunch of other solutions that motivate store visitors to make their decisions quicker. I use Abandoned Cart and Countdown Timer for this purpose, and they don’t simply help me a lot – I’d say that all these tools are vital for my business.

I got positive financial results almost instantly and it encouraged me to focus on growing my dropshipping business and expanding to a new market.

Do you remember your first dropshipping sale?

Yes, it happened 6 weeks after my first website got launched. I was really happy and super excited, especially because I didn’t feel I worked super hard to achieve it 🙂

All I did was just focusing on my website, polishing product descriptions, editing images and doing other tasks to improve the store’s image and credibility.

How does your business perform now?

I have 5 dropshipping stores now and they perform better than I even expected.

Here’s the stats on the number of orders I had last month:

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And here, you can see the data on the revenue and other store performance parameters.

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How do you make business decisions on the niches and products choice?

To choose niches, I consider my personal interests first. Then, I research the most appealing niches further, and go from there.

Speaking of the items choice, I research current product trends and follow them. What helps me here is social media: I use different platforms to keep myself updated on the hottest trends.

When I see a promising opportunity, I add suitable items to my store. For that, I am only cooperating with the suppliers who have high ratings and good reviews. And for the right price markup setting, I simply use AliDropship formula.

How do you promote your stores?

Mainly with Google Ads and social media posts – most typically, on Instagram. I monitor Google Analytics and social media engagement to see who’s my target audience and to understand these people better. They work fine for me, and I haven’t tried other channels yet. On average, it costs me $500/month to promote all 5 stores.

What does your daily dropshipping routine look like?

I can spend up to 3-6 hours a day on the stores management. There is always room for improvement, though I only need about 1 hour a day roughly.

One of the most time-consuming tasks is tidying up new products descriptions. And also, staying ahead of the competition is quite a challenging one, too. To be competitive, I need to keep continuing my research on the newest marketing tools and strategies.

I wouldn’t say that I have to deal with difficult customers a lot. I have a very clear returns policy to ensure that customers are always satisfied.

With such a positive experience of dropshipping in Australia, how has your life changed?

Dropshipping is giving me the ability to work from anywhere in the world so I’ve been travelling more since I started. I’m impressed with the outcome, so I plan to create new stores and streamline my current business.

What can you advise our readers – those who already run their stores and those who didn’t start the business yet?

Be patient, keep the hard work and don’t lose sight of your goals: it’s important to stay focused.

If you’ve ever wanted to start a business that lets you work from anywhere in the world, the experience of this Australian female entrepreneur might be really helpful to you! Even if you decide not to do dropshipping in Australia, but target some other country instead, there’s enough valuable feedback to learn from!

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By Yaroslav Nevsky
Yaroslav is a founder of AliDropship Community helping people worldwide to start and run a successful dropshipping business.
32 Comments
Sumathi Doss 2 years ago

I’m interested to get involved and do the drop shipping business at AliDropshop. Please advise further. Thank you

Olga L. 2 years ago

Hi, thank you for your interest! Our designated team members will get in touch with you shortly.

Meanwhile, please, watch these videos:
https://alidropship.com/dropshipping-startup-costs/ – it explains how much it may cost you to get your own custom store
https://alidropship.com/buy-dropshipping-store/ – it explains how to get a fully ready dropshipping store individually prepared by our team

Pepe 2 years ago

Is this system compatible with Oberlo self automated dropping system?

Olga L. 2 years ago

Hi, thank you for your question!

No, Oberlo and AliDropship don’t work together.

Kushwant 2 years ago

What business are their doing? So far none of your successfull dropshipper disclose their dropship store name.

Olga L. 2 years ago

Hi, thank you for your interest!

The store owners sharing their success stories in our blog never disclose their store addresses for safety reasons.

They fear the possibility of losing customers who might switch to AliExpress, and they don’t want other entrepreneurs to copy their designs, promotional strategies, and product offerings.

Kushwant 2 years ago

It’s sounds very interesting to see successful people who have done dropshipping. I also want to see the store front to get an idea of the products. Not even I single store has agreed to disclose their store name.

alan 2 years ago

Im in NZ and very interested to get started step by step instructions please, Im new at this, Thanks

Olga L. 2 years ago

Hi, thank you for your interest! Our designated team members will get in touch with you shortly.

Meanwhile, please, watch these videos:
https://alidropship.com/dropshipping-startup-costs/ – it explains how much it may cost you to get your own custom store
https://alidropship.com/buy-dropshipping-store/ – it explains how to get a fully ready dropshipping store individually prepared by our team

Betha 2 years ago

Wahoo that’s interesting. Can I have a dropship in Nigeria?

Olga L. 2 years ago

Hi, thank you for your question!
Yes, of course! There are great examples: https://alidropship.com/ecommerce-affiliate-success-story-nigeria/
To learn more about dropshipping in Nigeria, please, read this article: https://alidropship.com/7-facts-about-drop-shipping-in-nigeria/

amal jacob 2 years ago

Can I sell my own products in Alidropship store?

Olga L. 2 years ago

Hi, thank you for your question!
Yes, you can – please, refer to the instructions here: https://help.alidropship.com/en/articles/2233263-adding-your-own-products

OLOGUNDE ADEKUNLE 2 years ago

I am impressed with the feedback testimony from your customers so far but none of your customer have allow us to know the name of theirs drropshipping store for verification or are they scare of other copy their model

Olga L. 2 years ago

Hi, thank you for your interest!

The store owners sharing their success stories in our blog never disclose their store addresses for safety reasons.

They fear the possibility of losing customers who might switch to AliExpress, and they don’t want other entrepreneurs to copy their designs, promotional strategies, and product offerings.

Rini 2 years ago

I want to start. Can you help me?

Olga L. 2 years ago

Hi, thank you for your interest! Our designated team members will get in touch with you shortly.

Meanwhile, please, watch these videos:
https://alidropship.com/dropshipping-startup-costs/ – it explains how much it may cost you to get your own custom store
https://alidropship.com/buy-dropshipping-store/ – it explains how to get a fully ready dropshipping store individually prepared by our team

Merky 2 years ago

It’s inspiring to read stories like this. Is it possible to launch a dropshipping business in Hungary, too?

Olga L. 2 years ago

Hi, thank you for your feedback!

Yes, it’s totally possible: one of our Hungarian clients has already shared his experience, too! https://alidropship.com/low-cost-marketing-dropshipping/

Leigh 2 years ago

Wow, very inspiring. My problem is always how to find a right niche, there’s so many competitors out there already. Flo would you be kind enough to tell me what’s your niches?

Olga L. 2 years ago

Hi, thank you for your feedback!

Our authors don’t disclose their store niches for privacy reasons.
Please, look for niche ideas here: https://alidropship.com/most-profitable-niches-for-dropshipping/ – we’ve made an extensive research of the most profitable business areas to try!

Noukep melvyn 1 year ago

Hello please is it possible to launch a business in Cameroon ?

Olga L. 1 year ago

Hi, thank you for your question! Yes, it is.

janu 2 years ago

excellent

zain abdullah 1 year ago

i just want to ask , can i sync my amazon account with ali express ??

Olga L. 1 year ago

Hi, thank you for your question! No, it’s not possible.

Lokesh Mehta 1 year ago

Hello Everyone
I wanna Start Dropshipping Business So Please Help me to Esye Way How to Start And Earn Money Without Investing In begining ?? and what Can I Do For this business ?

Olga L. 1 year ago

Hi, thank you for your interest!
You are welcome to choose your store option here: https://alidropship.com/stores-comparison/

Reese 1 year ago

I have been considering dropshipping for a while but my drawback is that I myself buy from Ali Express or Taobao because it’s cheaper than local products sold in Amazon or Yahoo Shopping in my country. Even most Amazon products now are from Taobao. Taobao may be a little difficult to work with, but anybody can gave access to Ali Express. Ali Express stores buy from the first source which is Taobao. Even my children buy from Ali. How can I be sure that having an alidropship model can really be a good source of income for me? Should I just assume that most people do not know this?

Olga L. 1 year ago

Hi, thank you for your interest!
Yes, indeed, not everyone knows about AliExpress, and for many people it’s much more convenient to buy from a smaller niche-specific online store than go through this whole huge platform. Kindly read this article for more details: https://alidropship.com/customers-buy-niche-stores-instead-aliexpress/

Rana Tahir Iqbal 11 months ago

Hi SIr Hope you are fine sir i am from pakistan tell me how i can start/ setup my bussiness ?

Olga L. 10 months ago

Hi, thank you for your interest!
To begin with, kindly read this article: https://alidropship.com/how-to-become-a-dropshipper/
Then, to start your business, choose the option that you like the most here: https://alidropship.com/stores-comparison/ – there, you can also ask a free consultation if you need it.

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