Running A No Fee Dropshipping Store With Hundreds Of Sales: What’s The Trick?
No fee dropshipping tools are highly demanded by ecommerce newcomers all over the globe. Indeed, any novice entrepreneur making the first steps into this industry wants to find a low-cost option that wouldn’t require recurring payments.
Such beginner-friendly solutions helped Messaoud, our today’s guest, launch his own online business and operate it quite successfully. Let’s see what exactly he’s using!
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Hi, please introduce yourself!
Hi, I’m Messaoud, a 30 year old Algerian now living in the Czech Republic. I’m an CNC programmer and blogger who enjoys home and garden DIY.
How did you start your no fee dropshipping journey?
When I started, I had no experience in ecommerce or trade. I just liked the dropshipping business model because it’s low risk, and its starting costs are not big. You don’t need to buy products and rent a store – you don’t lose money!
That’s what I liked about the AliDropship solution for dropshipping beginners. You only need to buy a plugin or a custom store and pay once. Honestly, I first started my online business with Shopify and purchased a subscription for a month. It was very expensive…
And then I saw an ad from AliDropship and when I clicked on it, I saw that you don’t need to pay every month for the subscription! So I canceled my Shopify subscription and started with AliDropship plugin.
In 3 DAYS after I started with AliDropship, I had my first sales! I had 7 SALES in that one day! It was super quick. I was SO happy because the first sale let me buy some addons and themes to make my store even better.
WAIT. What did you do to get the first sales so quickly?
Hehehehe 🙂 Want to know my secret?
Before I even started using AliDropship, I had a Facebook group for DIY fans. Yes, it is my hobby, and there I have lots and lots of people who talk about making their homes and gardens better and nicer. This Facebook group has 89K subscribers, so… I didn’t choose a niche – a niche chose me 🙂
I added some very good gadgets and tools for home and garden in my store – I liked them and bought them myself and posted them in my Facebook group. And people liked them, too, and ordered! This is how it happened.
So… this is how you promote your no fee dropshipping business?
Yes, social media is my best promo channel. I only use Facebook and promote my products through my group and with paid ads sometimes. But I don’t pay a lot for ads – $5-15 per month only.
Also one of the addons I bought after my first sale is Social Rabbit. I have been using it from the very beginning of my business. It helps me promote my products and I can recommend it if you want to save time.
And how does your business perform now?
Here is a screenshot.
I have only one store, but it is about products I know and understand well.
I choose products for it from this database with winning products. My package only costs $29, and it’s an excellent tool to add products to a store, a cool addition that saves me time. I use recommended prices when I import products from there. I really think this tool is a must for successful dropshipping.
What can you tell about managing your business in general?
I registered it legally. So it’s all official, I will pay taxes 🙂
Every day it takes me not more than 2 hours to manage my store. In this time I place orders, follow up shipping statuses, send emails and see what products I can add. Talking to buyers takes the most time. But if there is any trouble I try to give a voucher or a coupon or a product for free and make things better.
Any words of inspiration for our readers?
If you think about dropshipping and have fear of trying, please just start and you will not lose anything. You don’t need to pay a subscription every month if it’s an alidropship store… and if you don’t earn today, you will earn tomorrow!
That’s some really interesting insights for anyone interested in no fee dropshipping solutions! Having made a one-time payment for the selected plugins, add-ons, and themes, Messaoud now enjoys a stable source of passive income from his online store. Isn’t that the most desirable scenario for any ecommerce business owner?
There is one thing I haven’t understand until now. Why should someone buy in any dropshipping store if he or she can buy the same product directly in AliExpress? As far as I know aliexpress is opended for consumers not only for Wholesale dealers, right? [I am curious if admin will publish this comment]
Hi, thank you for your question!
For many people it’s much more convenient to buy from a smaller niche-specific online store than go through the whole huge product catalog on AliExpress. Kindly read this article for more details: https://alidropship.com/customers-buy-niche-stores-instead-aliexpress/