Hi SaleHoo blog readers!
Welcome to the third instalment of our Simple 5 Step Method for Mega Sales this Holiday Season. So far, we have looked at how to find a profitable niche and how to find a trusted drop ship supplier to work with.
Hopefully you are following along with this series and you have found a niche and a supplier. If you haven’t don’t worry, there is still time to get ready for the upcoming holidays, but don’t delay because it’s coming fast!
Today we will look at drop shipping from your own website, and using SaleHoo Stores, I’ll show you just how easy it is to setup your very own store.
You might be thinking that this is just going to be a promotion for SaleHoo Stores, but really, this is about showcasing how easy it is, and most importantly, how beneficial it is, for you to sell on your own website.
And yes, we’ll do some shameless self-promotion of SaleHoo Stores while we are at it! (If you are interested in getting your own SaleHoo Store, we have a sweet deal available, more on this later).
I’ll also cover a couple of tips for writing item descriptions that get you good search engine rankings (essential when you sell on your own website).
It’s well known that eBay has become an extremely competitive market and this makes it hard to earn good profits when you make sales there.
Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of people who make very good money on eBay, but a lot of these people aren’t small business owners; They are often larger companies with huge buying power, large warehouses and a team of staff that help to keep things running.
There are still plenty of “mom and pop” business owners on eBay, but unfortunately they have become the minority.
As eBay continues to roll out policies that make it harder for smaller retailers to succeed there, more and more retailers are moving to their own eCommerce website and use eBay as a secondary space to sell items.
The great news is that the demand for simple eCommerce websites has led to some very easy to use shopping carts being built – now you don’t need any technical skills to start and manage your very own store. And that’s what I’m going to show you today; just how easy it really is to run your own eCommerce website.
Hopefully you will remember that I found a niche market in cloth diapers and I found a drop shipper that I can use to sell them from my site, so I’m going to be setting up a store today where I can sell all cloth diapers and other baby-related items. I’ve come up with a name for my store, Patticake Baby and I’ve bought a domain for the store which cost me $10 - I’ll show you the store in the video below so click play and watch me setup my store.
Next week: We explore some of the most exciting ways to drive traffic to your SaleHoo Store (although the amazing secrets we are going to share will work equally as well for any type of website). Don't miss it!
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