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How I Sold My AliExpress Dropshipping Store For $15,000 On Flippa.com

by Yaroslav Nevsky Success stories
Feb 22, 2017 4 minute read
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Story of a successful drop shipping store

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 Flippa.com, the largest and most popular global 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 on Flippa towards this type of online business.

So what was the demand from the Flippa users?

There was a huge interest, I didn’t even expect it. The auction lasted for about 10 days, and there were more than 140 bids. During all these 10 days my site had the biggest number of bids on the whole Flippa.com. 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 on Flippa?

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 business on Flippa?

First of all, you need to be honest. I saw lots of scam on Flippa, 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.

Story of a successful drop shipping store

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!

By Yaroslav Nevsky
Yaroslav is a founder of AliDropship Community helping people worldwide to start and run a successful dropshipping business.
7 Comments
Ivanilson Ribeiro February 22, 2017 21:35:05

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…

Nicolas Moreau February 23, 2017 14:01:42

I saw the sale on Flippa 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 flippa 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

    Alex February 24, 2017 5:33:00

    It was my first experience with Flippa and the fact that there are so many weak sites listed there motivated me to launch my auction.

Rodrigo February 27, 2017 18:20:08

One question I have about Flippa 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?

    Alex February 28, 2017 5:56:41

    You need to transfer a domain name and send files and database, but in my case I sold the site with hosting account.

    Hidden Treasure July 4, 2017 16:06:10

    They question about of using allowances from different countries.

Tari April 30, 2017 18:42:46

Awesome

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