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Discussion in 'eCommerce' started by impng, Aug 14, 2017.

  1. #1
    Hello,
    I'm looking into setting up an online store & would like to know what problems people with established stores encounter on a daily basis. Thank you
    SEMrush
     
    impng, Aug 14, 2017 IP
    SEMrush
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    Well i recently setup my online store in shopify where i add ali-express dropshipping products and for this matter a website withintheflow.com help me a lot with their proper guide videos and articles because before that i really not know that how to setup store in shopify via aliexpress.
     
    jeanericblass, Sep 11, 2017 IP
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    I had problems with receiving products from aliexpress, the shipping takes more than 5 weeks, not sure why but this creates me a lot of problems and nerves...
     
    hercules89, Sep 12, 2017 IP
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    I've just started looking into setting up an ecommerce store too. Have been reading up some of the blogs and forums. Seems like payment processor, chargebacks and shipping & delivery times are some of the problems that frequently came up.
     
    axus_auto, Sep 12, 2017 IP
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    Chargebacks, fulfillment, payment processing are some of the challenges
     
    Farhat1250, Sep 20, 2017 IP
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    Well for me almost all as just start to build an ecomerce site and i strugle to learn all necasry things like creating the store how to add payment procesor etc
     
    Spartan14, Sep 21, 2017 IP
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    you can easily solve the problem with chargeback free payment options. regions like EU, Asia and South America have low credit card penetration, so local payment methods always make good profit: www.alternativepayments.com
     
    markonepet, Sep 22, 2017 IP
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    Good topic, I am thinking of drop shipping too, unfortunately my budget is very small, is it feasible?.What is the minimum for Ali-express orders. I am planning to use shopify and their partner cost about $60/month at the lowest cost...not to mention the cost to advertise online. With a budget of xxx I will sustain for about 4-5 months. Will it work?
     
    tech4, Sep 22, 2017 IP
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    Don't expect to get a lot of sales right away, be patient and be prepared to keep investing money
     
    Marcowb2708, Oct 2, 2017 IP
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    Biggest problem will be lack of sales at the start and figuring out a consistent source of targeted traffic.
     
    jetone, Oct 3, 2017 IP
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    Hello! I think the biggest problem is the cost of Shopify and all its plugins. They are very expensive. To have a decent good looking website you are going to spend over $300 monthly. Moreover you have to add the costs of the Ads.
    This means you have to create a serious Business Plan before starting an E-Commerce site.
     
    ImLover, Oct 10, 2017 IP
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    I am using wordpress with an ali-importer plugin. I am able to keep costs down by programing and designing things myself.

    as far as shipping and products go, there is a simple hack I follow. When importing my products I always check to see how many sales they have, the shipping time and different costs, and the comapny's rating. you can go to google.com/trends and search for various products/niches to see what the trends are. I have had some of my items come within a week, no hiccups as a result :)
     
    Amin Habbal, Oct 11, 2017 IP
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    Amin, what Wordpress plugin are you using? I want to open an online gift shop.
     
    Sabrina73, Oct 12, 2017 IP
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    the plugin is called wooimporter, I baught it from the envato network for 40 bucks.

    I highly recommend making an account on the envato network, they provide loads of stock files, videos, website themes, plugins etc... perfect source for designers.
     
    Amin Habbal, Oct 12, 2017 IP
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    I program my own wordpress themes :)

    I would start by finding a base like e-shop or max store. and take it from there. again envato has themes for sale from 30 bucks.
     
    Amin Habbal, Oct 12, 2017 IP