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Ebay Dropshipping Q&A – CJ Facebook Group Live Webinar with Akin Yilmaz

CJdropshipping had its third Facebook group live webinar on March 26th, 2021 with speaker Akin Yilmaz, the Founder & CEO of OKYANUSI, who is masted in eBay dropshipping and helped more than 10,000 students by sharing his experience and story. Zoey from CJ was the host of the event this time. The webinar was mainly focused on eBay dropshipping, including why should people start eBay dropshipping and eBay dropshipping Q&A. Akin shared much valuable information with the audiences and also answered a lot of related questions the audiences raised. Additionally, this article listed some meaningful Q&A, and hope they can help you with your dropshipping business. For a complete live webinar, please join CJ’s Facebook group first and check the video here.

Q: How does eBay dropshipping work and how does it function?

A: If you are starting a new dropshipping business and if you don’t know this business model well, it is really risky to start with a more saturated platform like Shopify. Because when you start with the saturated platform, you have to know how to run ads, you have to know how to find a winning product, you have to know how to drive traffic to your own store, and you also have to know how to create the store before you start. But eBay dropshipping is much easier. You can start your business on the same day you register. But it is a little bit complicated for Shopify. In my opinion, when you start with eBay, you don’t have to have all the traffic. All you need to do is find a good supplier and winning products. For example, if you find a good and cheap product on CJ, then you are ready to sell because eBay will have its organic traffic.

Q: What’s the difference between dropshipping in the marketplaces (e.g. eBay, Etsy, Amazon) and independent sites (e.g. Shopify, Woo-commerce)?

A: First of all, you should try both ways to see what is best for you. However, they do have many differences. There is more organic traffic coming from marketplaces because they are already well-known and many people directly search for the products they want on the platforms. But it is also hard to make your products shine among all other competitors. You might have to lower your price or pay the platform in order to let your customers see your products and attract them. There are also upsides and downsides for independent sites. You can use independent sites to create your own brands, especially with all the POD products. If I remember it right, CJ provides this service and POD products. They can put your logo or your own design on the products to create uniqueness and attract your customers. And you can also higher your prices because of the brand value. But it is harder to drive traffic to your independent sites. This means you need to spend much more on ads and marketing.

Q: How much money will people need to spend to start an eBay dropshipping store?

A: Absolutely nothing except the product costs at the beginning. Because when you just begin to sell on eBay, PayPal will hold your money from your customers for around one to two weeks. So you would have to pay for the products first before you get the money from your customers. PayPal will shorten the holding time after you have regular sales. And you can also spend some money on research that helps you to find winning products. And it is completely optional, you don’t have to pay for the cost.

Q: How do we ensure that our listed products can remain at the top of the searching rankings or be seen by customers?

A: This is the secret of eBay. For example, if you are selling a pen in your store, make sure to search for it first. Type pen in eBay and see what comes first. Then you can take this title and use title builder to modify it in a better way. And make sure to include as many keywords as you can in those 80 characters to improve search results. You should put “gray pen” instead of “pen” if your pen is gray. The most important thing is to take people’s attention. For example, free delivery, quick delivery are some good keywords to use. And use photos for your products to catch attention.

Q: What are the common mistakes people will make for eBay dropshipping?

A: Many people think dropshipping is easy money and they want to see the profits right away. That is a crucial problem. It takes time and even money to learn the business and this industry, and all that experiences are the keys to success. Another common problem is that eBay will ban your account if you list a lot of products from different retailers in your store. To avoid this, you can list some second-handed products from your home to your store, and let eBay know you are a real seller but not a bot or spam. And don’t rush on your business because it is really easy to get banned from it.

For the complete live webinar, please check here.

Please join CJ’s Facebook group for more free live training/webinars. The next live webinar will be held on April 12, 2021, at 9:30 AM (GMT+8, Beijing Time). It’s totally free. Ethan Dobbins will be the mentor of this event. Ethan is an entrepreneur and an eCommerce expert. He is also proficient in teaching advertising. Zoey from CJdropshipping will be the question-master. Ethan will cover a quick start-up for Facebook ads and general advertising Q&A. And again, please join CJ’s Facebook group first in order to attend the event. Hope to see you all!

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Dropshipping Business Earthquake, after one of the dropshipping tools Shopmaster shut down. Oberlo is shutting down too. Dropshippers have to find alternatives.

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Oberlo Is Shutting Down – What Are the Best Alternatives to Oberlo?
CJ Dropshipping
May 17, 2022
Oberlo Is Shutting Down – What Are the Best Alternatives to Oberlo?
What should dropshippers do?
What are the best Oberlo alternatives?
1. DSers
2. CJ Dropshipping
3. NicheDropshipping
4. Spocket
5. Printify
Today we got breaking news for dropshippers. Oberlo, one of the most well-known apps on Shopify will officially close its entry on June 15th, 2022.

Oberlo has been a successful dropshipping app. It provides a convenient method for store owners to fulfill orders with AliExpress.

Among all the various dropshipping apps on the market, Orberlo has got a great reputation in the community. It has helped countless people become successful entrepreneurs.

However, the sites will officially shut down on June 15th. For the people who are currently on a paid Oberlo subscription plan, they can cancel it now and get a refund.

What should dropshippers do?
There are many possibilities for Oberlo to make such a decision. And shutting down the Oberlo app doesn’t mean the Oberlo company is going to shut down.

We will talk about this topic in our latest articles and share some insights about the dropshipping industry in the short future.

For now, Oberlo will shut down soon. If you are one of the entrepreneurs who have been using Oberlo, you need to think about what to do next and find a solution for the incoming event as soon as possible.

In this article, we will present some best dropshipping sites as alternatives for Oberlo. If you wish to take this challenge as an opportunity with a new service provider, this is the chance.

If you are not using Oberlo, the event may also lead you to some deep thoughts about the industry. In case your current supplier or service provider got the same situation in the future, preparing in advance is always a good choice.

What are the best Oberlo alternatives?
1. DSers
On the official Oberlo FAQ page, Oberlo has suggested the users migrate to a trusted Shopify partner, DSers.

DSers is a dropshipping app that provides multistore management. You can use it to manage most dropshipping platforms such as Shopify, Wix, and Woocommerce.

Just like Oberlo, DSers allows you to sync orders from your store to AliExpress and then fulfill the orders in a more convenient way.

Also, you can use DSers to source the products on AliExpress. Instead of sourcing products on your own, using DSers will save you a lot of time to locate the specific product you want among the massive category.

In addition, DSers is also available for data transferring from Oberlo. If you wish to migrate your Oberlo account data to DSers, you can do it directly on the Oberlo admin home page.

What makes DSers unique?
Good Chrome extension
Multiple store order manage
Optimizing sourcing time
Allow data migration from Oberlo
Good chrome extension
Still, DSers is not the best choice if you wish to save your budget and justify the cost. This is because if you want to fully use the functions of DSers to manage more than 3 stores, you will need to subscribe to the paid plan first.

2. CJ Dropshipping
CJ Dropshipping is a one-stop dropshipping platform that provides a complete Dropshipping service.

The service of CJ dropshipping covers sourcing, shipping, order management and even filming ad videos.

CJ Dropshipping has both features of Oberlo and AliExpress, you can find products that come from various international suppliers at cheap prices on the site. By using this sourcing feature, you can easily find better suppliers different from AliExpress.

If you need some information about the recent trendy products or best-selling products, you can also explore the trendy products recommendation columns on the CJ Dropshipping site. Every season there will be brand new innovative products for you to choose from.

Besides, the overall shipping time of CJ Dropshipping is faster than AliExpress suppliers. This is because many suppliers on CJ Dropshipping got their own international warehouses.

Also, if your business volume is big, you can actually have your own private inventory in CJ warehouses. Then your orders can be shipped out within 1 to 2 days.

If you are not only looking for a store integration service provider but also suppliers with better prices, CJ Dropshipping will be a good choice for you. Unlike other paid-to-use platforms, most functions on CJ Dropshipping are completely free to use.

What makes CJ Dropshipping unique?
Free sourcing for better suppliers
Trendy products recommendation
Faster shipping time than AliExpress
International warehouses
Bulk order management
Various extended services (POD, Photography)
3. NicheDropshipping
Niche dropshipping is a site that combines sourcing agents and dropshipping suppliers. You can find various product collections on their site just like searching for products on AliExpress.

When you want to search for any products with better quality or price, you can directly consult the agents of NicheDropshipping to find the product you want.

If some products got higher prices than you expected, you can also negotiate with the agents. Agents of Niche dropship are also professional in getting the best quotation from the suppliers.

Besides, Niche Dropshipping got international warehouses in both China and the USA. So if your market is in the US and you wish to optimize the processing time of the products, you can also choose to bulk purchase the products to stock in their USA warehouse. Once products are stocked in the USA, shipping and processing time can be amazingly fast.

In addition, the photography service is available if you wish to see the actual quality of the products. You can also request photos or videos for advertisement usage. But keep in mind this service is paid, the cost will depend on your request content.

What makes NicheDropshipping unique?
Free product sourcing quote
China & USA warehouses
Automated dropshipping service
Photography service
4. Spocket
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Most of the suppliers on Spocket are from the USA & the EU. This special feature makes it an excellent tool to search for products within the US and the EU.

The best thing about domestic suppliers is the shipping time. If you buy products from domestic suppliers, shipping will only need takes 2-5 days to deliver. This is why international warehouses are also recommended by other dropshipping platforms

Still, the limitation of domestic suppliers is the product variety. If your wish to expand your business, you will need to explore more international supplier platforms.

If your target market is in the US or in the EU, Spocket is a great choice for you to find the supplier you prefer to work with.

What makes Spocket unique?
Available US & EU suppliers
High-quality products with samples
Winning products recommendation
Support multiple platforms (Shopify, Woocommerce, Wix)
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