Tips to getting your first sale as a dropshipping business

Starting a dropshipping business isn’t as easy as you may think it is. Like the saying goes, “whoever comes into the market first gets the largest share of the pie”. This is very true in today’s context. Especially when ecommerce and dropshipping can be start relatively easy with a simple computer and an internet connection. Today’s marketplaces are almost impossible to beat when you face the likes of goliaths such as Amazon, Shopee, Alibaba and other major marketplaces.

That being said though, any saturated marketplaces always have its shot of brightness. Here’s how you can stand out and get your first sale when you start your dropshipping business.

Be unique

Don’t strive to be a me-to product. Just creating a shop online doesn’t guarantee you success. Find reasons to stay unique. Why will customers come to your shop and what makes you different? Is it your service, your product that differentiates from the market?

Don’t aim big

Accept the fact that major marketplaces will always chomp off the bigger portion of the pie. Serve that 1 customer enquiry and build up your reputation from there.

Do your research

If you are selling a competitive product, are you able to bring it to your consumers at a better price, at greater convenience? Faster? Safer?

Never miss another enquiry

Reply every enquiry. Not even those that come to you to make a sale, for collaboration or partnerships. You never know what can blossom from there.

New products

Keep adding products on a daily basis. You love a store whereby you enter and see things different everyday. Keep your customers craving for more everyday.

Discounts, Discounts, Discounts

Customer acquisition is key. With scams all around. Its tough getting customers to trust your store to pay and wait for their orders to arrive. Shops give out massive discounts just to get 1 new customers. Do the same and make them stay. Make them comfortable to shop at your store.

At Godata.digital, this is what we do. We don’t just say, we plan and execute strategies for our clients. We work with our clients to ensure they get NOT 1st page on Google, NOT high visibility, NOT high traffic, but we give them the much needed sales so they can expand their business in the right direction. Over a decade of operations have allow us to know what works and what don’t. We never believe in instant success but take baby steps to build foundations in business. This is what we do. This is how we grow with our clients.

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