How to build eBay titles that sell?

How to build eBay titles that sell?

In today’s article I want to talk about writing great titles for your eBay listings! 

By great I want to say a title that:

Gives you the highest possible position in the search results;

Sells your product effectively;

It makes your ad stand out from the crowd!

You may be thinking: what is so special and important about titles, they are simple and easy, right? Well, listing titles may seem easy, but the question remains, why does the majority on eBay seem to have been written by a 3-year-old boy?

And it is not just the visual of those poorly written listing titles; they also affect search positions and clickthrough rates! So not only do they look bad, the listing of titles directly affects your sales for sure! Essentially, the title and image of the gallery are the most important things in your lists, as they determine if someone will click to read the rest of your description.

So let’s learn how to write the perfect headline on eBay’s list for maximum clicks and the best position in search results!

What to do and what NOT to do when we build our eBay listing titles?

If you check out the eBay Help section for writing good titles and list descriptions, here is what you have to do when writing listing titles:

Use descriptive keywords to convey clearly and accurately what you are selling. You can use up to 80 characters. You don’t need to use all 80 characters.

Include specific items. For example, include size, color, and status.

Specify exactly what your item is, even if your title repeats the category name.

Do not use multiple synonyms or plural. It is unnecessary for search and can make your title less attractive to buyers.

Miss punctuation marks and asterisks.

Don’t include “wow” or “look”. Buyers are not looking for words like these.

Use the correct spelling.

Don’t worry about creating a grammatically correct sentence.

Do not overdo it with abbreviations

Do not use all caps.

I agree with all of these! If you follow these basic guidelines, the titles of your listings will be just fine! To make them extremely good, follow these tips beelow:

1. ALWAYS start the title of your list with the MAIN KEYWORD, or at least put it in the beginning of your title. This makes a crucial role in the search results. You want your product to be mentioned at the top of your title if you want to rank higher in the search result.

So, for example, if you’re selling black covers for the iPhone 11, make sure the words “black,” “cover,” and “iPhone 11” are at the beginning of your title, like this:

BLACK iPhone 11 Cover | PREMIUM Quality + FREE screen protector!

2. Use capital letters in most words to make it easier to read the title of your listing.

Take a look at these two titles:

brand new apple iphone for sale, free shipping within the uk

&

BRAND NEW Apple iPhone for Sale! FREE Shipping within the UK!

Which one is better? 

3. Use capital letters in force words. Strong words are usually the key phrases that best describe the product for sale OR promote function or benefit.

If there is something you want to emphasize, use it. For example:

ORIGINAL Adobe Elements 22 – BOX | FREE delivery within the UK!

With this headling, you emphasize that the article of sale is a real product, as many people are afraid to not buy eBay software because of the many copies that are being sold. Also, in capital letters, the word FREE gives you extra attention to the fact that shipping is free for this item

Don’t fill in the title with unrelated words just to make it 80 characters!

Sometimes less is better and short headlines can actually improve your clickthrough rate. If not much can be said about the item sold, do not do the stuff or stuff it with keywords – it is of no use at all.

You can usually fill in unused characters by simply covering more product features or shipping details or a free gift that you include with each purchase.

There are some things that we should NEVER do when we are building a tittle. 

We don’t have to include misleading information or false information.

We don’t have to use obscene or profane language.

We don’t have to include website addresses, phone number, or email addresses.

We don’t have to use brand names other than the specific for the item that manufactured our item.

For example:

We can’t list item named Samsung 20 Car charger.

We can list Car Charger compatible with Samsung 20

So no matter what you think or how lazy you are, you need to learn how to write good headlines on eBay so you can crush the benefits of increased clicks, increased sales, and the most important, increased profits!

How To Earn And Maintain Your Top Rated Seller Status

How To Earn And Maintain Your Top Rated Seller Status

The benefits of being Top Rated Seller on eBay

The benefits of being Top Rated Seller on eBay are a lot. Let’s start with traffic. If you become a top-rated seller, eBay will know you are a good and responsible seller and will send you more traffic. This will increase your sales for sure. You will be able to qualify for Top Rated Plus listings which means that if you offer same or 1 business day handling time and 30 or longer day free returns, you will get TRS badge displayed on your listings which is making your customers feel more safely through the transaction. This TRS badge will boost the confidence of the buyer’s and your credibility as a seller.

How to become a Top-Rated Seller on eBay?

To become a Top Rated Seller on eBay you must maintain a few key metrics. It won’t be enough just to dream about it, but you will have to work about it. I will explain now.

Late shipments:

If you don’t send the items within your handling time or they are delivered after the estimated date of delivery, eBay will consider

that the shipment is late. The late shipments have to be less than or equal to 3% of your transactions for the last three months.

Cases closed without seller resolution:

If you want the TRS badge you have to maintain no more than 0.3% of your total transactions for the last three months. This also includes the “Item not as described” cases and “Item not received” as well.

Cancellations for being OOS(out of stock):

These OOS orders canceled have to be no more than 0.5% of your total transactions for the last three months. 

Valid Trackings:

As we already know, you are required and have to upload valid tracking numbers for all of your transactions within the handling time that you promised. eBay counts the valid trackings after the scan from the carrier. 95% of your sales should meet these requirements to become Top Rated Seller on eBay.

You can check this evaluation for your account from your seller’s Hub. eBay updates these statistics on every 20th of each month. You have to keep an eye on it. It’s very important for your business. These statistics are for the last three months.

Here are a few more requirements:

  • Been active for at least 90 days
  • At least 100 or more transactions with a minimum of $1000 in sales (US buyers only) over the last 12 months
  • Adhere to eBay’s selling practices policy

If you need the help of your journey becoming a Top Rated Seller on eBay – we are here!

How can Web Seller Guru help you?

Tracks price and stock availability in your suppliers every 1 hour and updates automatically on eBay so you won’t sell items that are out of stock anymore and you will decrease your defective rate.

  • Checks prices in suppliers on every one hour
  • Checks stock availability in suppliers every one hour
  • Updates price on eBay in case of a change in the supplier’s price using pre-set formula, fully customizable by the user!
  • Changes the price by chosen by the user percentage in case of out of the stock product!
  • Go to check wich supplier we support Supplier list

Automatically moves the price up to and down to bring more activity into your eBay profile so you won’t cancel any orders anymore, because of an increased supplier price.

  • Increases the price of all products by a pre-set by the user amount every 3 hours
  • Decreases the price of all products by a pre-set by the user amount every 3 hours
  • Full control over which of your listings to use the service

The inventory management system that helps you manage the product quantities in your store.

  • Manage the quantities all from one place
  • Last one feature – create scarcity by putting the display of your products to “Last one”
  • Auto relist feature – relist your products after a sale is made automatically
  • Choose quantity buyers to see on your products even if you have more at the moment

We offer more features and automation so go and start your Free Trial NOW.

10 Great Dropshipping Suppliers For US You Don’t Know

10 Great Dropshipping Suppliers For US You Don’t Know

Hello, guys! How are you?

In this topic we will show you 10 different US suppliers you may not know. Dropshipping in 2020 is getting harder so you have to ensure you have good products and prices from the best suppliers. United States suppliers are better because they can offer free and fast shipping so your customers will be more than happy. 

Let’s start with the first supplier in our list which is Kirkland’s.

Kirkland’s is an American retail chain that sells home decor, furniture, textiles, accessories and gifts. It operates 434 stores in 37 states as well as an e-commerce enable website. It is based in Brentwood, TN. You can find Home Decor, Wall Decor, Furniture, Unique Gifts and more.

They offer Standard 3-7 business day shipping and it costs $5.99. Also you can choose Rush 2 business day shipping and it will cost you $19.99. These are the prices for items up to $15. For more information about shipping please check – kirklands.com

Bed bath & BEYOND is an American chain of domestic merchandise retail stores. Bed Bath & Beyond operates many stores in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Bed Bath & Beyond was founded in 1971. It is currently part of the S&P 500 and Global 1200 Indices. It is also counted among the Fortune 500 and the Forbes Global 2000.

They offer Free Standard Shipping on Orders Over $39

If you select a shipping method other than Standard, shipping charges will apply. Orders typically arrive within 3-6 business days. Items shipped directly from the vendor or to Alaska and Hawaii have longer delivery lead times.

Chewy produces and retails an eponymous pet food brand, Chewy. In 2018 Chewy created Chewy Pharmacy, an online pharmacy providing pet-targeted prescription medications.Orders placed through the business are completed in coordination with a team of in-house veterinarians.The site also houses pet care literature and care advice regarding pet health. Items can be purchased a la carte online or delivered automatically.

They offer free and fast shipping for orders over $49. For orders under $49 they charge $4.95 flat rate.

MaxTool is a website where you can find all kind of tools & equipment. They sell hand tools, generators, lawn and outdoor power, automotive and a lot more. They also provide free shipping for orders over $49. For orders lower than $49 you will have to pay $6.95 flat fee.

Start with Lowe’s for appliances, paint, patio furniture, tools, flooring, home décor, furniture and more. Buy Online and Pick Up In Store today!

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. doing business as Lowe’s, is an American retail company specializing in home improvement. Headquartered in Mooresville, North Carolina, the company operates a chain of retail stores in the United States and Canada. As of November 2018, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate 2,015 home improvement and hardware stores in North America. They offer fast and free shipping for orders over $45.

Sam’s West, Inc. (doing business as Sam’s Club) is an American chain of membership-only retail warehouse clubs owned and operated by Walmart Inc., founded in 1983 and named after Walmart founder Sam Walton. As of January 31, 2019, Sam’s Club ranks second in sales volume among warehouse clubs with $57.839 billion in sales (in fiscal year 2019) behind rival Costco Wholesale.

You can find wholesale prices on Top Brands. They offer Free Shipping on most items. There is no minimum purchase.

Albee Baby is a children US store since 1933. You can find a lot of items there like car seats for babies, strollers, gear, nursery, feeding accessories, bath & potty, toys, clothing, gifts and more. They offer Free Shipping for orders over $49. They charge $4.95 for the smaller orders.

Costway has continued to exceed customer expectations in providing premium products with ultra-low prices since 2008.

In 2009, Costway has started selling its name-brand products on large third-party platforms like Amazon and eBay. It wasn’t until 2015, Costway finally built its online store at www.costway.com. Within a few years, Costway achieved substantial growth by partnering up with Walmart, Macy’s and Ziff Davis, continuing matching the exact, high-quality and affordable low prices that customers are looking for, making the online shopping experience easy and fun.

They offer Free Shipping on Everything which is nice.

EDM was started in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 2003. Our mission has always been to purchase a wide variety of consumer goods directly from manufacturers and deliver them to our buyers at the absolute best prices anywhere. In order to achieve that we cut out all non-essential steps in our procurement process, we buy in large quantities, we own and warehouse all of our items and keep our margins to a minimum.

They offer a lot of services like – DROP-SHIPPING, PRODUCT  SOURCING, FREIGHT CONSOLIDATION and WAREHOUSING.

Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Bowling Green, Kentucky, FactoryBuysDirect.com is a family-owned, online retailer offering quality fireplace inserts, wall space heaters, gas log sets, construction heaters and outdoor living products from manufacturers. Our in-house brands include Avenger and Duluth Forge.

Their shipping policy:

Whenever possible we will ship items via UPS or by the USPS. Due to size and weight, some products may be shipped truck freight. Shipping costs are based off product, weight, and size. Shipments are made to continental U.S. locations only. Special provisions apply to shipments to Alaska and Hawaii. They offer Free shipping for orders over $25.

eBay Managed Delivery

eBay Managed Delivery

Hello, guys! I’m glad you are here again and reading another of our articles! Today’s theme will be about the new feature – eBay managed delivery.

Hello, guys! I’m glad you are here again and reading another one of our articles! Today’s theme is going to be about the new feature known as – eBay managed delivery.

In every dropshipper’s life, there is this thing when they start to think about how they could scale their business. Don’t get me wrong, dropshipping itself is a huge and profitable business, you know – the sky is the limit. If we don’t develop we will stay in one place our whole lives. 

Fulfillment by Amazon – FBA, and eBay managed delivery are two different programs from two different well-known companies. Both of them have similarities, but they are different nonetheless.

Managed delivery by eBay

eBay has officially announced the introduction of eBay Managed Delivery, an end-to-end fulfillment service that will be available to US sellers in 2020. It is essentially being able to ship your merchandise into eBay warehouses and they will handle it, store it, pick it, pack it, ship it and send it off to the customer. Yes, you’re right. They are copying Amazon’s FBA.

Now with that being said, there’s going to be a lot of obvious differences, eBay is not Amazon and vice-versa and they’re gonna have their own way of doing it. We still don’t have a lot of details at this point, even the announcement they kind of gave us was an overview which is obvious but does not include a lot of details. We don’t know the pricing, or if there’s going to be a special plan or a membership of any kind. We don’t know what the packing fees are going to be, as well as details about the inbound shipping.

Amazon has shipping discounts and bulk and logistics in multiple warehouses. We’re heading out to wait and see what eBay will add as information about this program, but they are fighting with amazon and that’s for sure! In the presentation, eBay said that they are doing it their way. They said the managed delivery will include smart partnering warehouses, built on their technology and all this will be managed through eBay Seller Hub. 

eBay managed delivery buyer benefits

  • Fast & Free delivery
  • 2 days or less
  • Trackable 
  • Arrives in an eBay box  

In the brief, they said that their idea of winning value proposition is to be inventory that sellers provide, not faster shipping and this will be their main goal.

eBay managed delivery seller benefits 

  • Enhanced protection
  • Cost-effective
  • Store, pack, ship
  • Full tracking
  • Dedicated customer service

Lower fulfillment costs

With Managed Delivery, eBay says that you’ll save on fulfillment/delivery costs because eBay will negotiate competitive rates on 1-day 2-day and 3-day delivery options.

Seller Protection

Sellers enrolled in Managed Delivery will receive the same protections as Top Rated Sellers for Managed Delivery transactions. In addition, eBay will remove any negative or neutral feedback or item not received, stockout and item not as described (INAD) defects for the Managed Delivery transactions as long your INAD performance meets eBay’s requirements.

Simplified and faster shipping

In collaboration with their fulfillment partners, eBay will manage logistics and get your items out the door quickly and on time so you can focus on selling.

Increased visibility

eBay will make your listings stand out—let buyers know you’ll get their purchases to them in 3 days or less.

Save storage space

Store your merchandise at a Managed Delivery warehouse and save storage space, and costs.

eBay will take care of all operational details and will come in a quality package. They will offer dedicated customer service as well.

This managed delivery program will be for sure a strong tool for eBay, but of course, it won’t be mandatory. So if you are a dropshipper and don’t have an interest in their program, it’s okay. You can continue doing your business. 

WSG Affiliate Program

WSG Affiliate Program

There is a lot of different information that surrounds affiliate marketing – so let’s into this.

Affiliate marketing is a results-based marketing program in which an external partner is rewarded with a commission for delivering a specific result to a merchant or advertiser. The result often is a valid sale, but it can also be a completed application form, a new free trial, or even a new newsletter subscription.

The first affiliate program was developed in 1994, Amazon’s Associates Program (launched in 1996) is the most recognized as the longest running program and a model that others can follow.

As e-commerce has grown over the years, so has the partner space. So much so that it is already embedded in the marketing strategy of top Fortune 500 companies like Apple, Macy’s and Target.

With that being said we want to introduce you our affiliate program – The WSG Dropshipping Affiliate. 

Promote Web Seller Guru tools and services and earn recurring commissions for the lifetime of the customer.

We provide you with a special tracking link that you can share via your website, email marketing, ads, or any way you choose. Join for free and start earning income immediately.

If you’re an dropshippier, online marketing specialist, consultant, blogger, or website owner, you can earn a monthly income by helping your audience discover Web Seller Guru Tools & Services.

  • Recurring Commission.
  • Free Sign Up.
  • Monthly Payments.
  • Receive Income for Lifetime of Subscriber.

How It Works

  • Sign up for free with Web Seller Guru to become a Web Seller Guru affiliate.
  • you’ll receive an affiliate link.
  • You send new visitors to our site and we associate them with your affiliate account.
  • When the visitor creates a new tool subscription or order (from initial visit or subsequent visits) you receive a commission. The commission is equal to 10% of the plan purchased. 
  • Every time that customer pays for their subscription (or submits an order), you receive a payment until they cancel or downgrade their account.

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Non-Api eBay Flag Protection 2020

Non-API eBay Flag Protection 2020

In 2018, eBay added to its policies that it would reduce organic traffic to dropshippers. This shocking new announcement provoked many eBay sellers to give up dropshipping. 

 

Don’t worry, Web Seller Guru have your back!

In this article, you will find out how eBay actually discovers whether you are a dropshipper or not. You’ll also learn how to “unflag” your account. Because reduced traffic can lead to lower sales.

 

What eBay flagged account means?

eBay has announced that it will discover dropshippers and report on their accounts, reducing their organic impressions of their search results.

It has not been officially announced, but they have updated their policy that they will not tolerate dropshippers. You can see how one of the resellers shares their account performance.

You can see a huge drop in promoted listing sales and also a big drop in impressions. This is a 99% sign that your account is flagged.

 

Don’t Panic!

 

Web Seller Guru has a solution!

eBay will not report on accounts that appear to be managed by human activity – without any software.

The problem with this is that it is actually impossible to work that way and earn real profits without software that helps you manage your dropshipping business.

So how do you save time and still stay “under the radar” on eBay?

There are tools that allow you to do the work and works as a manual (Non-API) dropshipping software.

In fact, this means that you will simply install something in your browser that will make eBay assume that someone is manually running the stores.

With this method, if eBay verifies the software tools that are associated with your account, they will not find related dropshipping software.

This is because non-API solutions work without eBay’s remark.

With Web Seller Guru Non-API software you will be able to still list your items easily and it will track them, so you can be sure that you wont sell on a loss or sell out of stock item.

 

How to avoid being flagged from eBay?

 

  1. You can protect your account from being flagged using Non-API function. 
  1. You can work manually, but then your store will need your attention almost 24/7. eBay will not flag accounts that appear to be managed by human activity – without dropshipping software.

 

Can you “Unflag” your eBay account?

 

There is no 100% answer to this question. A lot of people that get the flag are leaving the business and we still don’t have enough data to tell you if theres a way or not. 

We have clients that “unflagged” their accounts two-three months after using our Non-API function.

Here is an example of one account being “unflagged” after he started using Non-API.


How long does it take for eBay to flag an account? 


eBay usually flags accounts after approximately three to six weeks after the first sale. However not 100% of the dropshippers are flagged. eBay flag accounts on “waves”. This mean that every month they are making their research and cut the traffic for a bunch of sellers. No one is insured. 


Is copying and pasting eBay titles tell the eBay that you are a dropshipper?


Absolutely YES!

We all know these dropshippers that steal titles and descriptions from other sellers. Also, placing a copy of Amazon or a different supplier titles and descriptions would result the same. eBay can detect repetitive texts and can easily understand that you are a dropshipper. So you have to create unique titles and descriptions (as long as the list allows) to give you a less chance of being flagged.


Delivery of your products from different places


After uploading a tracking on eBay they know from where you are sending the package. Different shipment points are just a sign that you are not sending items from your home or business address, but you are most likely a dropshipper.


Like any business, there would be some difficulties and problemes ,but the dropshipping business will never end. The rules just change and we have to adapt if we still want to make money. The faster we adapt, the better we will be as a online entrepreneurs.


We hope you find this article helpful.


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How to deal with the automatic returns of eBay

How to deal with the automatic returns of eBay?

Following eBay’s Autumn Seller Release in 2018, eBay introduced automatic returns. They even put this out as a separate announcement board post. 

“As we recently announced, we’re making further improvements to the returns experience on eBay. Today a large number of returns may require the buyer to wait multiple days before they can access a return label. This drives buyer anxiety, churn and an increased likelihood of the buyer asking eBay to step in to help. As a result, we’ll be increasing the frequency in which the buyer will have immediate access to a label on domestic returns, regardless of why they want to return the item. This means that when a buyer opens an ‘Item not as described’ return request, it will be automatically accepted if it’s within the seller’s offered return window. We’ll be rolling out these changes over this year, starting on September 17th, and will listen to your feedback as we ramp up this new functionality.”

– eBay

A lot of sellers aren’t particularly happy with this change, because of the way how returns will be processed. From the seller’s perspective, eBay is trying to take control over seller’s return experiences and to be able to make a decision on a case by case basis.

The current eBay seller return options are few:

  • Send the buyer a message if you need more information
  • Refund the buyer / they keep the item
  • Offer a partial refund and allow them to keep the item
  • Accept the return

eBay Automated return option

  • RMA number – let eBay know whether you would like to include an RMA number to each return label.
  • Send a refund – Buyer keeps the item and the seller has to fully refund them
  • Approve a return – Automatically approve a return based on the price and the reason for it.

A lot of eBay sellers are not happy with this update as I mentioned before. They are frightened that the buyers will choose the “Significantly Not As Described” option as a way to get free postage for the return. This will ultimately impact sellers leading to 4% surcharges”

Also “Buyers will abuse returns using it as a try before you buy service”

What should you do? 

It is impossible to disable the automatic return function, so as dropshippers we need to find other solutions and a way to work with these returns.

For this to happen, we must do two things:

1) Make buyers understand that we want them to contact us to get a label

2) Send our buyers a shipping label manually, so they can send us the items using this specific label

3) Go to eBay return settings and turn on the RMA option. RMA stands for Return Merchandise Authorization number. This will allow you to provide a return label and you won’t be charged for an expensive one from eBay. As a dropshipper, this is very important because we get our labels for free from the supplier.

eBay is putting a lot of obstacles in front of sellers, but we need to learn how to deal with them. Every business has problems and dropshipping is no exception, but with every solved problem we are getting stronger.

How important is automatization on eBay to avoid disputes?

How important is automatization on eBay to avoid disputes?

eBay is a great way to make some extra cash, to feel more financially independent, or even to start and grow your own business. Anyone can do it. You just need some time to invest. But before you do that, make sure you take the proper steps to educate yourself about every little stone that can come your way during your dropshipping journey on eBay.

After finding the right products and listing them, you may think that everything is all set, and your business is up and running. But there are few more things you need to consider. Тhe more products you have in your listings, the more orders you receive, the greater the probability you get disputes or claims.

To handle them you need to be very diplomatic… or to avoid receiving them. In this article we will tell you what you need to know about claims and disputes, and how to avoid them with little help from Web Seller Guru.

What are disputes and claims?

If a buyer has a problem with their order such as:

  • The item is different than described;
  • The item didn’t arrive at all,

they can open a dispute. Then, you can communicate with them, as a seller, and try to find the best resolution of the problem.  When you both agree on some resolution, they can close the dispute. But if you don’t, you both can escalate the dispute into claim.

Then, an investigating agent from PayPal will be assigned to review the case and make the best decision.

What happens during a dispute or claim?

During the dispute, the transaction related to the ordered product will be withheld until the dispute is resolved. In some more complicated cases, the account may be restricted until the dispute is resolved. Then, the seller will not be able to receive PayPal payments until

 

How to avoid disputes and claims?

If you want everything in your dropshipping business to go easy and to minimize customer disputes and claims, you have a valuable assistant in this task – Web Seller Guru.  With the inventory management software, you will not only get forget about disputes and claims, but you will also grow your business because

It automatically uploads products from different suppliers

With the help of Web Seller Guru, your products can be listed on eBay fast and easy. This saves your time, energy and manpower which you can use to think and design marketing strategies for growing your business.  The listing builder will automatically extract info and photos from your supplier, to make sure that the information you present about your items is completely accurate. This will minimize the possibility of disputes.

 

It takes care of your inventory

The Web Seller Guru tracking system is designed to help you manage your inventory and prices without any effort. It checks prices and stock availability every hour and updates them on your eBay account, so that you always have up-to-date information on prices and product availability. And the best part – this task doesn’t involve manpower. Web Seller Guru works completely by itself, helping you to avoid stock outs and disputes.

It can move the price of the products when necessary

With WSG you can automatically to change the price of products listed every three hours at a pre-set price. You can also choose which products the software will change prices. This will help you add more activity to your account without having to spend your personal time on it.

 

Why use Web Seller Guru to avoid any problems with your business?

By using Web Seller Guru as your personal assistant for your dropshipping business on eBay, you will notice that:

  • You have less opened disputes and cases;
  • Your inventory is professionally managed without the need to do it yourself or hire someone else;
  • You have more free time to focus on growing your business and think about strategies;
  • You will work with the most famous suppliers;
  • You can use WSG Help Desk to have all your customers queries into one interface.

 

With WSG you will grow your business with ease and will automatically minimize the risks for your eBay account. Choose your plan now and elevate your business to the next level.

 

Why should we choose Aliexpress?

Why should we choose Aliexpress?

Everyone knows that one of the most important steps you have to take when dropshipping is choosing a supplier. Among so many options, today we’d like to discuss one of the most preferred suppliers among dropshippers – Aliexpress.

Why Aliexpress?

If you are just starting your dropshipping journey, Aliexpress is probably the best option for you. In order to boost your Ebay account, you have to make frequent sales and maintain a positive feedback. Using Aliexpress as a supplier, you can choose among huge inventory of low-priced items. 
The profits you will make will not be high on each sale, it will be quantity over quality, but you have to remember hat consistency is key.

Things to keep in mind:

It’s recommended that you choose carefully the supplier whose products you are planning to sell. It’s a good idea to order samples, so that you can see yourself the product you are selling. Although we believe that the “chinese quality” popular opinions are just myths, as most of the suppliers from Aliexpress are offering good quality products, it won’t hurt to do a little research. Also keep an eye on the feedback of the suppliers, as this is a way to guarantee the quality of the items. On the bright side – even if a customer is not satisfied with the quality of the product, the loss would not be that much of a problem.

When it comes to AliExpress dropshipping, lots of the suppliers who you’ll be interacting with will be Chinese, which means that their English isn’t always perfect. However, you can always contact the suppliers in advance to get a sense of their level of proficiency before doing business with them.
Larger suppliers are typically quite responsive as they’ll have sales teams managing your orders and can answer your questions via live chat or email.

Shipping is a delicate matter when dealing with China. Your task is to define your shipping policy, and then display it on your listing to set clear customer expectations. With the commonly favored ePacket delivery option, it typically takes only 7-14 days for a package to reach the US from China. In addition, some suppliers keep their most popular products in US warehouses, which will mean your delivery will be even quicker.
Also, it’s crucial that you provide excellent customer service while the item is being shipped and delivered. For example, contact the customer right after the order has been placed, again when the item is shipped (with tracking number so they can track the package) and finally when the order is received, so you can ask if they are satisfied with their purchase. We all love to get attention and feel important, so they will surely stop by to leave a positive feedback or/and buy something from us again! 🙂

Advantages:

One of the advantages of Aliexpress is that most of the items contain variations – different sizes and colors. We know that this is a great thing for all dropshippers, as most clients are more likely to buy your item if it has variations. It’s a common thing on Aliexpress for all variations to be priced the same, which is even cooler. With our newly released Listing builder v3, you can list variations and change the profit margins for each variation, meaning that you can sell different colors for higher price. For example, if we are selling a purse, it’s most likely for a woman to want the red one (so that it goes well with the red shoes, that she has recently bought 🙂 ) and be willing to pay a bit more just to get it in that color. Let’s not forget that we are being charged by ebay for only 1 listing, however we are selling multiple items. Don’t forget to check out the other new features in our Listing Builder v3 as listing variations is only one of them. 🙂

It’s a common opinion that while Aliexpress has such huge inventory, you don’t have to worry about the item becoming out of stock. This is not 100% true, since a hot selling item might become out of stock quite quickly. Although it would be restocked in a few days, no one would enjoy the shock of finding out that they have sold an out of stock item. Then again, these are things that you simply don’t have to worry about when using WSG to dropship from Aliexpress. We check for stock/price changes on hourly basis and update your item accordingly.

Choosing an Ebay template:

As we’ve discussed, due to the long handling time that your customers will have to face, you will need to be using an Ebay template that has the shipping time clearly specified in it, so that there are not misunderstandings. WSG offers a lot of different templates that we can adjust to your liking. Just pop up a message in our Live chat. 🙂 You can also create your own template, if you’d like.

Some tips while dropshipping from Aliexpress:

To exploit to maximum you can use Cash back service. Everytime you will order the products for your buyers from aliexpress, the cashback service will give you back up to 18% if you buy from your cashback account.

Aliexpress has a lot of products, but keep in mind that you need to choose the most profitable products to dropship. 
When searching products, try to search keywords like ,,As seen on TV’’ ,,trending 2019′’ ,,top 2019′’ ,,best selling’’. Try to look for Chinese brands like Xiaomi, LETV, Meizu. 
Don’t forget to always use faster shipping method, for UK, USA costumers Epacket is the best. 
Try your best to market products as best as possible, set nice pictures, good descriptions, add as many item’s specifics as you can. All these things will surely pay off.

Listing Builder v.3: How to list variations in eBay, how to make draft listings, and how to Schedule your listings

Listing Builder v.3: How to list variations in eBay, how to make draft listings, and how to Schedule your listings

Recently we have released the new version of the Listing Builder. We’ve been working on some really useful new features that we believe our clients will enjoy using. We are going to discuss them in the following article.


1. Listing with variations is now available through WSG

 

Variation listings are often preferred by many ebay sellers. We all know that while shopping, having a lot of choices regarding size, color, material, etc. is a lot more convenient than having only 1 option. That often results in customers buying more than one piece of the item that you are selling, which boosts your views/sales history and you end up being shown in the Ebay search page. A variation listing on Ebay, despite of having for example 5 different variations, is counted as one single listing, therefore the fees that we are paying are less than what we’ve would have to pay if we list the items individually. We sell more and pay less fees, isn’t that cool?
These are some of the advantages of listings with variations. Keeping these things in mind, we have developed the new version of the Listing Builder, which allows you to create your cool variation listings through our platform. It’s simple, quick and customer-friendly.

Here you can take a look at our step-by-step tutorial:

2. Bundle listings

Bundle listings are items sold together in one listings. This is where you can let your imagination thrive and try to combine items that you believe your customers will find useful to be bought together. From bed sheets combined with pillows, a table combined with a set of chairs, kitchen supplies, to automotive parts that go well together… just anything that comes to mind! Bundle listings are a way to smash the competition and win over the customers. It’s actually quite easy to find out what customers are usually buying together if you look at the amazon section “Frequently bought together”. It’s a very easy way for beginners to be profitable. 
You can create your unique Bundle listings easily with the Listing Builder v3.

Here you can take a look at our step-by-step tutorial:

3. Schedule listings via WSG

With this feature you can load up as many listings as you like, save them as draft and decide when exactly you would like them to be listed on Ebay. Some days you just don’t have enough time to spend listing items. This option is quite convenient to keep your business running, even when you cannot afford hours spent at the computer. Or if you simply don’t want your items to be listed at the same time. Just choose which items you want to list, choose when, and you are all set.

Here you can take a look at our step-by-step tutorial:

We still have a lot of new features coming soon, some of which are : an Auto-order, function, Realtime Tracking, ability to sell on Amazon… and many more! Stay tuned.