Dropshipping Experiment: Setting Up the Store #WatchMe

I’m sorry, I’m lagging on this area. But I feel like every day that passes, I’m just losing out on (almost) free money. The FOMO has gotten to me, so I got to work last night.

I did some more product research. I got tuned into another site that is great for research. It’s Wanelo (Want Need Love). It’s great because you can see what products are trending by number of people who have saved the products. You just have to weed through the brand stuff because we can’t dropship that stuff, obviously.

Anyhow, I found a couple. If you follow my STUFFker Facebook page, you’ll see me drip them out on posts there.

I reached out to each supplier, just to confirm that they will dropship. Reaching out also tests their communication (English skills) as well as their responsiveness. I don’t want to work with anyone that isn’t responsive or not willing to communicate with a partner. So, I’m awaiting those.

In the mean time, I started to set up my Shopify store. Basically, I just registered and pointed my www.stuffker.com domain to it.

I chose Shopify because most dropshippers do. The alternative was to use Clickfunnels, where I already have an account going. This would save money (the $29/mo Shopify fee), but in the end, I read a bunch of posts that said people have A/B tested ClickFunnels and Shopify and Shopify wins out because of the familiar e-commerce layout. $29/mo really isn’t that much in the grand scheme of things.

I also downloaded all the images and I will start to upload the products into Shopify and create the catalog. I wanted to get at least a handful of products. I’ll run separate ad campaigns for each, but I did get some related products so that I can experiment with up-selling and cross-selling.

[Aside: I just noticed that my logo is strikingly similar to Shopify’s. I see where my $6 Fiverr designer drew their inspiration from. Ha!]

The other thing I started to do was ask FB Friends to LIKE that page. This will benefit me when I want to run ads; Facebook will be kinder because I have some traction.

More to come soon!