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$10,900+ Daily Revenue: That’s How You Make Money With eCommerce In Europe!

By Yaroslav Nevsky

How to make money with eCommerce in Europe

How to make money with eCommerce in Europe? These guys hacked the system and got an easy answer!

Today, we’re sharing a very special success story. These entrepreneurs combine their full-time job in a marketing agency with a dropshipping business, and run a bunch of co-owned stores that make amazing profits.

One of the agency members, David Puchýř, shared this inspirational story on Medium.com – we couldn’t pass it by!

So, here’s an in-depth interview that uncovers the secret of how to make money with eCommerce in Europe!

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 David, and I work for the Upcomers marketing agency in Czech Republic. We are a team of young people with the focus on performance marketing.

In the meantime, we start an ecommerce business with dropshipping all together – that’s what my story is all about.

What was your previous experience of making money with eCommerce?

We had a solid previous experiences with eСommerce, but we have been running local shops with warehouses (and yeah, with high logistic expenses).

Anyway, we started with dropshipping one year ago and our first shop was not bad, but total revenues was not so good.

Why did you decide to try the dropshipping business model?

Dropshipping has 3 advantages that changes the status quo.

Firstly, you don’t need any warehouse and an employee for fulfilling orders.

Secondly, you are not limited by your cashflow, you don’t have to order and “wait” till some customer buy your goods.

And the last one – you can import more than million products from Aliexpress without stocking them in!

Basically, you are selling goods to customers by clicking to “Place order automatically” lol.

How did you learn about AliDropship solutions, and which ones of them do you use?

We have been looking for really anything that would allow:

  • Product import
  • Orders auto filling
  • Compatibility with Woocommerce

AliDropship Woo plugin was the best solution we found in a year of the searches.

So, now we use WordPress with WooCommerce Add-on due to its simplicity. We also like that it’s the cheapest way to manage a successful dropshipping store. All you need is buy a online store template, make some custom design edits, buy Alidropship Woo and provide a great customer care.

How much money you made with eCommerce?

We went from 0 to $156.576,82 monthly revenue with a very positive ROI (return on investment).

Our current ROI is 8, so, from every invested $1 we got 8$ back WITHIN 3 MONTHS.

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The report from Google Data Studio also shows another metrics you could be interested in. There is small difference between revenue in Google Analytics and dashboard in WooCommerce because Google Analytics data a bit fragmentary.

As you can see below, our September revenue was 2,534,752 CZK (Czech koruny) – that’s about $103,249.48.

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And here’s our best day:

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On September, 7th, we had 480 sales (while our average daily number of orders is 152), and our gross sales revenue was 249,190 CZK – or $10,918.26.

Then, we had to pause all advertisements on Facebook and Google Ads due to inability to fulfill orders to our customers.

More than 50 customers were calling in this single day who were making “phone orders” – you can’t see this data because it’s not included in the chart.

What’s your product strategy?

We had one employee who was adding TOP products – for example, the items that have thousands of orders from AliExpress. We decided to focus on the products that meet the following criteria:

  • More than 1000 orders on Aliexpress
  • A rating higher than 94%
  • The seller’s period of activity on AliExpress is not less than 2 years
  • The product reviews and customer photos are only left by from happy buyers

For pricing, we used a simple formula:

Item cost X 1,7

So, the margin is only 70%.

We may also apply additional fees on checkout, for example, shipping and packing fees.

When did your first sale happen?

The first one happened immediately after the launch of Facebook Ads and Google Shopping Ads campaigns.

How do you promote your eCommerce business?

Really good question. There are lots of marketing channels allowing you get lots of sales, but there are only few channels with a high return on investment.

We are primary focusing on:

How much time does it take you every day to manage your online stores?

We have two employees to provide customer care to creating new ads. On average, they spend about an hour every day on these tasks.

How do you deal with difficult customers?

If anything is wrong with the order, we simply provide a full refund of the paid money.

To make money with eCommerce in Europe, did you register your online business officially?

Yes, we are running all the dropshipping stores as a legal entity that pays taxes in our country.

How has your life changed? What are your plans for the future?

We started to ‘dream big’ – now, we are planning to try built something big like Wish, even though there are really lots of technical details to solve.

Also, we’re about building small dropshipping shops in others European countries (Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Germany, etc.). We want to create a portfolio of dropshipping stores that sell different kind of stuffs. For example, a niche shop designed only for home and garden products, another shop made only for fashion articles, etc. We will definitely use AliDropship plugin in them as well because we didn’t find any better alternatives.

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

If I could go back a year, I would definitely start with AliDropship Woo and I would buy a nice template, for example Woodmart or Flatsome.

Also, I want to mention that running and creating performance Ads is really hard. I would recommend to hire specialists to set up the campaigns. You will learn a lot from from this outsourced work, and then you will be able to use the expert knowledge to create better campaigns and save lots of money.

And oh – don’t forget about customer service. It’s the most important thing.

Now, you know it in detail how to make money with eCommerce in Europe! We hope that the positive experience of the Upcomers team will motivate you to launch your own venture, too!

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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.
13 Comments
Matt December 21, 2018 11:43:34

Excellent advise. I was not sure how to best promote my new Alidropship store to increase sales – this is very helpful!

Itay December 21, 2018 11:44:54

Goodone

M.S.Saravanaan December 21, 2018 11:54:43

Hello,
Whether this business can start up in India?..

    Arav Donda February 13, 2019 16:19:53

    Hello,bro I am from india Contact me on whatsapp 8238944112

Luc Mattijs December 21, 2018 12:01:09

In such stories there is always something important left unmentioned and that’s the ordering proces. Even with alidropship woo it is not done by just pushing the order button. In my store the customer information is almost never filt in automatically. First I need to clear the AliExpress address list because there is a max of ten. And then I need to enter customer information manally. After that the system films in the same info a second time to Mark the order as completed. Doing so on average I spent about five minutes per order asuming all goes Well. Having more than 100 orders a day would be impossible to handle for one person doing it as a side job. . So please van you explain how to overcome that issue.

    TAREK January 21, 2019 10:21:47

    LUC Mattijs are you general store or niche

Richard December 21, 2018 12:33:46

Hi,

This is a nice and inspiring interview.
I have a couple of questions though.

1. The interviewee said “Firstly, you don’t need any warehouse and an employee for fulfilling orders.” Then later he said “Also, we’re about building small dropshipping shops in others European countries”. If you don’t need a physical store to run this business, why are they planning on putting up small dropshipping shops?

2. Why is it their responsibility to give refund?

Thank you so much.

    Andy December 21, 2018 21:50:46

    They are making small stores because for a drop shipping store to be successful it needs to be focused a small range of products that are highly relevant to the target audience. Making a big general store does not work. Instead of adding more and more products to one store, they create more small stores to increase the range of products they sell.

    They need to refund customers because they take payments from their customers and regardless of the performance of the seller on Aliexpress, its the retailer who is responsible to the end customer, This risk is minimised with their careful selection of trusted sellers with good feedback and experience.

Monica December 21, 2018 21:29:08

Every story is great ! ? But you never tell what is your website, and I don’t really believe. Can you tell us What is your website ?

Simo December 25, 2018 10:50:00

Greeting from Czech Republic!
1-How much was your advertising cost (FB+Google Ads) ?
2-What payment processor did you use ? PayPal or some local EU/CZ gateway to handle the payments?
3- was there any complaints about the shipping time from the time of the order until the time of receiving the item ? How long did it take to ship an item from China to Czech Republic ? Any import Duty fees the customer has to pay especially for electronic items ?

Thanks
Simo

    Nicole December 27, 2018 22:50:34

    Yes, indeed, shipping from China in Europe is about 25 – 65 days and you can’t use ePacket. So, how do you do dropshipping without your own stocks? Very misleading interview here…no offence

Laiba Saeed December 31, 2018 7:56:16

Hi can you plz tell me which niche you use or uour website link. If not kindly can you plz privately tell me at my email I.D.

Arav Donda February 13, 2019 16:23:05

Why you are not describe about your website ?

I want see your website

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