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My Dropshipping Journey with AliExpress

Discussion in 'eCommerce' started by yaros, Jul 22, 2015.

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    yaros Active Member

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    #1121
    We do not rely on AliExpress API anymore because it is very poor. For importing and updating purposes I am using google Chrome extension that comes with the plugin.
    SEMrush
     
    yaros, Oct 12, 2017 IP
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    ShopMaster_ERP Greenhorn

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    #1122
    Thanks for your reply.
    How to updating the data when you have thousands of products? As I know AliExpress will ban the IP if you scrape the data frequently.
     
    ShopMaster_ERP, Oct 13, 2017 IP
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    yaros Active Member

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    #1123
    We have manual update - you just need to click one button to update all products. The update comes through browser, that's why IP is safe.
     
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    lot1 Peon

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    #1124
    Hi Yaros,
    One question. Do you use a different paypal business account for each store that you have
    or you use the same account and just change the email. I am asking because
    at the receipt customers can see your email and business name. So in every website you have different information (website name and email).
    How do you handle that?
     
    lot1, Oct 24, 2017 IP
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    #1125
    I am using the same PayPal (personal) for all stores and use universal email.
     
    yaros, Oct 24, 2017 IP
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    lot1 Peon

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    #1126
    Hi Yaros,
    Thanks for the answere. Can I ask you something else? When you ship from aliexpress are there any watermarks from aliexpress( does the package have the aliexpress name anywhere)? If you use AliExpress Standard Shipping as a shipping method is there anything on the package that refers to aliexpress, because customers will be very disappointed if they find out that you dropship from aliexpress.
     
    lot1, Oct 27, 2017 IP
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    Hi Yaros,
    Another SEO question from me. Your hokagestore site gets an awful lot of organic traffic from search engines (over 50%) and the main keyword is "Naruto hoodies"
    I know that one of your SEO tactics is to write a 2000 symbol description on your site and this must have worked for this category.
    But other sites this strategy doesn't seem to have worked.
    Is this just the way it goes or is there another reason that it worked for this particular category?
     
    wakeywakey, Oct 30, 2017 IP
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    #1128
    No there are no any AliExpress signs on the package.
     
    yaros, Nov 5, 2017 IP
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    #1129
    Actually I am not doing any special SEO - just general things like setting meta data, adding some unique content, social signals, etc.
     
    yaros, Nov 5, 2017 IP
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    waynep58 Greenhorn

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    #1130
    Can I ask you what you made the intro videos on front pages with? was it a theme from theme forest? or maybe Camtasia. I would like to make something similar.
     
    waynep58, Nov 8, 2017 IP
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    yaros Active Member

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    It is a template from Codecanyon and then edited in Adobe AfterEffects.
     
    yaros, Nov 8, 2017 IP
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    #1132
    what if you make a blogpost or blog category to share this journey? Should be fun, targeting tons of low hanging fruits products
     
    jr888, Nov 9, 2017 IP
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    #1133
    Launching a new great tool that will be integrated in AliDropship plugin and its Extension.

    Built-in Image Editor is a powerful and handy solution for editing product images before importing them in your store from AliExpress. The tool also gives you a possibility to edit images directly from WordPress admin panel.

    It should save us a bunch of time! I recorded a small video about how it works. Image Editor will be available in a few days and will be 100% free for all AliDropship users.

     
    yaros, Nov 14, 2017 IP
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    #1134
    What about SSL certificates.
    Are they necessary and do they come with the plug in or the theme?
     
    wakeywakey, Nov 15, 2017 IP
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    yaros Active Member

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    #1135
    They are necessary and they come with the hosting.
     
    yaros, Nov 15, 2017 IP
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    #1136
    Which Hosting are you using?
    And do you have to pay for every site you start up?
     
    wakeywakey, Nov 16, 2017 IP
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    yaros Active Member

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    #1137
    I am using this solution https://alidropship.com/hosting/

    SSL comes FREE and no need to pay for every site.
     
    yaros, Nov 16, 2017 IP
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    integritysites Greenhorn

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    #1138
    The biggest key to this dropshipping business is the right optimized store theme + right product + right audience that matches that product and lastly the determination to never give up! GOOD WORK so far.
     
    integritysites, Nov 17, 2017 IP
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    #1139
    exactly!
     
    yaros, Nov 19, 2017 IP
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    #1140
    What about returns.
    I am based in UK but I could use a us address for returns.
    How did you go about that or are you already US based?
     
    wakeywakey, Dec 18, 2017 IP