How I Sold My AliExpress Dropshipping Store For $15,000
Alex, our loyal customer, is a lucky owner of several webstores built with our plugin. Recently, he managed to sell one of these stores on the largest and most popular sites’ marketplace for $15,000.
Alex has already shared his success story with us several months ago, and now he agreed to give us another interview to help and motivate those who are just launching their dropshipping business. We hope that our readers will find his experience really useful!
Hello Alex, thank you for your cooperation! We appreciate your participation in this interview. So, first of all, why did you make this decision to sell one of your stores? How many are left?
Now I have 5 sites, some of them are more successful than others. I had several reasons to sell one:
1. Time. I am very sensitive to the quality of my stores, I do my best to make perfect product descriptions, and watch the progress carefully. And I do not have enough time to focus on all 5 sites at once.
2. The study of demand. I was very curious to learn if there will be an interest towards this type of online business.
So what was the demand for your website?
There was a huge interest, I didn’t even expect it. The auction lasted for about 10 days. During all this time, my site was attracting a great attention. If my memory serves me right, I got about 100 comments and messages in PM.
That’s incredible! What is the niche of the webstore you’ve sold?
I would not want to share the niche because I’m afraid to attract competitors.
Could you please tell us a bit more about the promotion methods and solutions you used for this webstore?
You can read about it in my previous interview. I described everything in detail in this article and in the comments section.
What was the most difficult thing you had to deal with when you were selling your store?
Well, I’d say that I did not expect such a large number of questions in PM and comments. I thought that I will spend about 30 minutes per day on this, but in fact I had to work on this for the biggest part of my working day. Questions rained all day, and I tried to give quick and thorough answers.
Thank you for such a detailed answer! Do you think the buyer will be happy with your store?
I think that with enough effort, he can get a really good return on investment in a short time, and can also boost the business.
The growth potential of this store is very high.
Do you think you will continue selling your websites in the future?
As I already said, this was an experiment, and it turned out to be successful. I didn’t make this decision yet, I am more interested in dropshipping stores creation and promotion.
Can you give any recommendations to our readers who want to sell their online businesses?
First of all, you need to be honest. I saw lots of scam, and it is always obvious. When you offer a high quality site, people understand it’s good, so the demand is high.
Also, create the description very carefully. I recommend adding as many screenshots and videos as you can. Show your profits, traffic, social networks, etc. Be ready to give a video proof via Skype or Team Viewer.
Alex, thank you so much for your time! We are happy to see you as our client, and we appreciate your willingness to share your knowledge and experience. We wish you prosperity and a great commercial success, and wait for many new success stories to come!
I loved the case.. I also imagine i can administer max 5 shops with good quality,, I hope get 10 000 to 20 000 dollars in profits…
I saw the sale online and I was watching it.
I started my own store at the same time but you got much much more traffic and sales than me.!!
I was wondering if your story was true as many similar sales are like a trash.
Your niche is very competitive in my opinion and my question was, how you did to get success. I read your sale description and seems that I have done pretty same strategy loll
BTW Grats for your sale.
FYI: I have also sold my store but for $500…
Gonna try another niche
have a good one
It was my first experience of this kind and the fact that there are so many weak sites listed there motivated me to launch my auction.
One question I have about these deals is, when you sell your site, you are selling the access to the hosting as well? Are you selling/transfering the domain as well? Or you just transferred the WordPress files and WP database?
You need to transfer a domain name and send files and database, but in my case I sold the site with hosting account.
They question about of using allowances from different countries.
Please what are the process of selling a store? I want to sell my alidropship store…
Hi, thank you for your question! You can start with promoting your store on AliDropship forum https://forum.alidropship.com/forums/stores-for-sale.28/