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E-commerce Mindmap by Mind Map: E-commerce Mindmap

1. Product Research

1.1. Product is KEY in eCom & dropshipping - Spend 80% of your time finding the right product.

1.2. Winning product criteria

1.2.1. Problem solving or Emotional

1.2.1.1. Preferably very common problem

1.2.1.1.1. Example: posture corrector

1.2.1.1.2. Example 2: skin toner

1.2.1.1.3. Example 3: teeth whitener

1.2.1.2. Or emotional

1.2.1.2.1. Example 1: dog collar with custom name

1.2.1.2.2. Example 2: baby hand print kit

1.2.2. Not commonly found in stores

1.2.2.1. If it is sold on the local supermarket - forget it and find a new product.

1.2.3. Wow factor

1.2.4. Unique or innovative

1.2.5. Not easily breakable

1.2.6. Already selling

1.2.7. Check for customer reviews about the quality

1.2.8. Non consumable

1.2.8.1. Food, drink, supplements etc. are highly regulated. As a beginner, stay away from consumables.

1.2.9. Fast shipping - ePacket

1.2.9.1. Only when you are dropshipping from China

1.2.10. NOT saturated

1.2.10.1. Less than 5k orders on Aliexpress

1.2.10.2. not sold in many stores

1.2.11. NOT copyrighted/trademarked

1.2.12. Check against facebook advertising policy

1.3. Find 6 - 12 products to test

1.3.1. Once found, choose 1 product with the most potential based on the winning product criteria checklist and go ALL in.

1.4. Check for Upsells potential

1.4.1. complementary products to sell

1.4.2. bundles of products to sell

1.5. How To Search for Winning Products

1.5.1. Top Product Research Tools

1.5.1.1. AdSpy

1.5.1.2. SaleSource - Best Premium Ecommerce Tool - Free Trial

1.5.1.3. AdPlexity

1.5.1.4. AliFox - Home

1.5.1.5. https://app.cjdropshipping.com/

1.5.2. Prime your FB to show more ads

1.5.2.1. Search for "Free shipping" or "50% OFF" VIDEOS on Facebook

1.5.2.2. Click on ads and add to cart

1.5.2.3. Use FB Pixel hack for purchase

1.5.3. Follow trends

1.5.3.1. Instagram pages

1.5.3.2. Google trends

1.5.4. Ask for supplier/agent for new & trendy products

1.6. Types of products

1.6.1. Fad products

1.6.1.1. A passing trend

1.6.1.2. Lifetime: 3 - 6 months

1.6.2. Seasonal products

1.6.2.1. Products mostly selling in spring, summer, winter.

1.6.2.2. Lifetime: 3 - 4 months / per year

1.6.3. Evergreen products

1.6.3.1. Products bought throughout the year

1.6.3.2. Lifetime: 12 - 18 months or more, till saturated

2. Common Terminology

2.1. Advertising Terminology

2.1.1. WW - World Wide

2.1.1.1. Refer to world wide TRAFFIC

2.1.2. CT - cold traffic

2.1.2.1. People who have never heard of you or your brand before. They are completely unfamiliar with you and have no idea what you do. Anything other than your Custom Audiences or FB Fans is cold traffic.

2.1.3. WT - Warm Traffic

2.1.3.1. people already know of you in some way (in this case they’ve consumed content on the website or liked the Facebook page)

2.1.4. Ad Creative - visual part of the advertisement.

2.1.4.1. Image

2.1.4.2. Video

2.1.4.3. 3D content

2.1.5. LLA - Facebook Lookalike Audience

2.1.5.1. People who are similar to your existing customers and followers(based on pixel data). When creating a Facebook Lookalike Audience, you can choose between a range of 1%-10% of the total population in your chosen target country, with 1% being those who most closely match your source.

2.1.6. CPA - Cos Per Action

2.1.6.1. Also known as cost per conversion, this is the price you pay for each action a user takes on your website because of your Facebook ad. An action could be a purchase, a newsletter sign up, an app download, or any type of other conversion.

2.1.7. CPC - Cost per Click

2.1.7.1. This is the price you pay for each click on your Facebook advertisement.

2.1.8. CPM - Cost per Mile

2.1.8.1. This is the price you pay for 1,000 impressions on your Facebook ad.

2.1.9. Ad Copy - main text of an advertisement

2.1.10. PPE - Pay per Engagement

2.1.10.1. Paying for engagement on your posts. Engagement can take the form of video views, reactions, comments, shares, link clicks, page clicks.

2.1.11. CBO - Campaign Budget Optimization

2.1.11.1. A new FB feature that helps you automatically redistribute your budget to the best performing audience.

2.1.12. AOV - Average Order Value

2.1.12.1. The average dollar amount spent each time a customer places an order on a website

2.1.13. ROAS - Return on ad spend

2.1.13.1. If you invest $100 on ads and get $500 in sales you have ROAS of 5

2.2. Product Terminology

2.2.1. Low Ticket item- cheap product for impulse buying behavior

2.2.1.1. Anything UNDER $25 dollars

2.2.2. High Ticket item - any product priced above impulse buying range

2.2.2.1. anything OVER $25 dollars

2.2.3. Tracking number - numbers given to packages when they are shipped

2.2.3.1. Tracking numbers are useful for knowing the location of time sensitive deliveries.

2.2.4. MOQ - Minimum Order Quantity

2.3. Bussiness Terminology

2.3.1. BRP - break even point

2.3.2. VA - Virtual Assistant

2.3.3. ROI - Return on investment

2.3.4. COGS - Cost of goods sold

2.3.4.1. Refers to the direct costs attributable to the production of the goods sold in a company.It excludes indirect expenses, such as distribution costs and sales force costs.

2.3.5. MOQ - Minimum Order Quantity

2.3.5.1. Some Dropshipping agents require you to have 10 - 50 minimum orders per day to qualify for their services.

2.4. Website Terminology

2.4.1. SEO - Search Engine Optimization

2.4.2. ATC - Add to Cart

2.4.3. Niche Store - a website focused on selling products related to specific subject or interest.

2.4.4. General Store - a website focused on selling an assortment of different items, not specifically related to any niche or interest. An online department store or a mall.

2.4.5. Funnel - The journey a consumer takes through navigating an e-commerce website and finally converting to a sale.

3. Sourcing Products

3.1. The GOAL is to find a reliable suppler/agency that you can work with for a long time. Relationships - make them and keep them.

3.2. Aliexpress

3.2.1. Use only for testing products.

3.2.2. Move to suppliers directly or an agent after confirming its a winning product(BEFORE Scaling on Facebook).

3.3. Dropshipping Agent

3.3.1. Bulk orders

3.3.2. Cheaper prices

3.3.3. Faster shipping ( 7 - 14 days )

3.3.4. Find in dropshipping groups

3.3.5. List of dropshipping agents

3.3.5.1. DailyFulfill

3.3.5.2. SourcinBox|One-Stop Dropshipping Supply Chain Solution https://app.sourcinbox.com/affiliate/register/4B4B4E4D4E4B494E494D484C4B424D4D484E42

3.3.5.3. Best Aliexpress Agent & Dropshipping Agent | Start Dropshipping China

3.4. Contacting Suppliers

3.4.1. Negotiate pricing

3.4.2. Check for history/time in bussiness

3.4.3. Ask for shipping time

3.4.4. Positioning yourself as authority

3.4.5. Check for english skills

3.4.6. Check for reviews

3.4.7. Make sure you're talking to the supplier directly (via alibaba for example) because you might be doing business with the middleman currently, so this way you can have a better communication and pricing

3.5. Fullfillment agency

3.5.1. Private labelling

3.5.1.1. Custom Product packaging

3.5.1.2. Custom Product label

3.5.2. Faster shipping

3.5.2.1. 7-14 day

3.5.3. Creating a brand

3.5.4. You pay them (via Paypal usually)

3.5.5. List of fulfillment agencies

3.5.5.1. Peony Fulfillment Agency

3.5.5.2. Fulfillman - Global Fulfillment & Dropshipping Services

3.6. Dropshipping suppliers for best US/EU products | Spocket

3.7. Silkroad

4. Customer Service

4.1. Honest-humility factor in communication

4.1.1. Sincerity

4.1.2. Fairness

4.1.3. Greed avoidance

4.1.4. Modesty

4.2. Handling chargebacks

4.3. Replying to emails daily

4.4. Replying to Facebook comments daily

4.5. Replyng to Phone

4.6. Hire Virtual Assistant on UpWork

4.6.1. Preferably Native language speaker

4.6.2. Good communication

4.6.3. Quick to respond

5. eCommerce Trends

5.1. The general trends in eCom move towards fulfillment centers(Faster shipping), branded products(1 product niche stores) and un-saturated markets(Europe).

5.2. 2016

5.2.1. General Stores

5.3. 2017

5.3.1. Niche Stores

5.4. 2018

5.4.1. 1 Product (branded) stores

5.5. 2019

5.5.1. Unsaturated markets

5.5.1.1. Non-english speaking countries

5.5.1.1.1. Europe

5.6. 2020

5.6.1. 2 day shipping

5.6.2. Fulfillment centers

5.7. 2021

5.7.1. Custom products

5.7.1.1. Focus on branding

6. Mindset

6.1. You are a scientist constantly testing

6.2. No emotion, just data

6.3. Losing money on ads = learning

6.4. You’re one product away from finding a winner

6.5. Track your progress - write down what works / what doesn't

6.6. Emulate bigger brands, not your dropshipping competitors. Stop thinking of yourself as "dropshippers" and start thinking of yourself as "ADVERTISERS"!

6.7. Stay consistent & stick to ONE niche

6.7.1. Prefer a niche you are interested in

6.7.2. Prefer niche you already have knowledge of

6.7.3. By focusing on 1 niche you will be able to utilize your data(FB pixel, email lists etc.) over and over again across multiple stores and products.

6.8. Do not get emotionally invested in any product

6.9. Expectations: Average person loses money in the first 3-6 months before starting to see consistent profitability in eCommerce.

6.10. AVOID the biggest pitfall: Focus and don't get distracted.

6.11. The one thing you can control is YOUR effort

6.12. Most people get stuck in the research phase. Just TAKE ACTION on the first step on the MINDMAP> Product Research and figure out the rest as you go.

7. Tools

7.1. Some of these tools are absolutely needed. Spell checking, translation and spy tools are a common practice.

7.2. Translation to different languages

7.2.1. Use this translation tool for creating stores in Unsaturated Markets(non-english speaking countries)

7.3. Poweradspy | Facebook Ad Spy

7.3.1. One of the best tools to spy on competitor stores, their ad creatives, pricing and marketing strategies.

7.4. Automatic spell checking Write your best with Grammarly.

7.4.1. Use spell checking for Product Page descriptions

7.4.2. Use spell checking for ad copy

7.4.3. Use spell checking for emails

7.4.4. Use spell checking for facebook replies

7.5. GIF Maker - Imgflip GIF Maker

7.5.1. Use for making GIFS for your product page

7.6. eCom store inspector Plguin for Chrome Commerce Inspector

7.6.1. Uncover product details, apps, and secrets on the stores you visit. The Commerce Inspector browser plugin reveals secrets for any e-commerce you visit. Learn everything you need to beat the competition.

7.7. Remove background from images

7.8. Make Ads More Transparent - BigSpy

7.9. TRACK your numbers and PROFIT with OrderMetrics – Ecommerce Plugins for Online Stores – Shopify App Store

7.10. Trennd - Discover rising & hot topics by search volume

7.11. Facebook Audience Finder | AdIntelligence

7.12. Shopify Plugin for One Page Checkout and Upsell CartHook - CartHook

7.13. Nerdly Solutions FB audience builder Laser target niche keywords

7.14. WhatsApp Chat + Cart Recovery – Ecommerce Plugins for Online Stores – Shopify App Store

7.15. https://www.similarweb.com/

7.16. https://www.intercart.io/

8. Advertising

8.1. Choose 1 platform and double down on it till you get RESULTS:

8.2. Facebook Ads

8.2.1. General

8.2.1.1. Interest based targeting

8.2.1.2. Less accurate intention of buying

8.2.1.3. Scalable

8.2.1.4. Difficulty: medium - advanced

8.2.2. Ad copy

8.2.2.1. Short - 6 - 12 sentences

8.2.2.2. call to action

8.2.2.3. Problem - solution

8.2.3. Target audience research

8.2.3.1. Facebook Audince Insights

8.2.3.2. Google Trends

8.2.3.3. Keyword research

8.2.3.4. Spy on competitor ads

8.2.4. Video

8.2.4.1. You'll only win if your ad is the best compared to competitors

8.2.4.2. Bring up a problem in first 3 seconds

8.2.4.2.1. continue to offer solution

8.2.4.3. Take video clips from the supplier

8.2.4.3.1. Alibaba

8.2.4.3.2. Ask from the supplier directly

8.2.4.3.3. aliexpress

8.2.4.4. Take video clips from Youtube

8.2.4.4.1. avoid videos with someones face in it

8.2.4.5. Switch to your own content ASAP

8.2.4.6. Scroll stopper - grab attention in 3 seconds

8.2.4.6.1. Test different scroll stoppers

8.2.4.7. Infomercial style

8.2.4.7.1. Educate

8.2.4.7.2. Show steps

8.2.4.8. Answer: Why should they buy?

8.2.4.9. Display customer feedback/reviews

8.2.4.10. Show brand logo at the end?

8.2.4.11. Call to action

8.2.4.12. Short and snappy

8.2.4.12.1. 15 - 30 seconds

8.2.4.12.2. to the point

8.2.4.12.3. condensed

8.2.4.13. Color correction-contrast

8.2.4.14. Music

8.2.4.14.1. non-copyrighted

8.2.4.15. Fast paced ads

8.2.4.15.1. 3-4 sec clips

8.2.4.15.2. big captions on screen

8.2.4.16. Watermark

8.2.4.16.1. store name

8.2.4.16.2. logo

8.2.4.16.3. to stop competitors from stealing your content

8.2.4.17. Outsource video creation

8.2.4.17.1. https://www.ecomvids.com/

8.2.5. Facebook comments blocking

8.2.5.1. Go to your facebook page that you use to promote your products, click on settings on top, and go to page moderation, click on edit and block posts or comments

8.2.5.2. Block negative words

8.2.5.2.1. leaking better offer aliexpress aliexpress.com bad quality alibaba ad stratergy niche or general dropship dropshipping do not buy dont buy shipping time never receive pissed leak idiot idiots nonsense idiotic douches ruining ruins douche returns returning disputes disputing chargeback dispute nada return pathetic pathetic obscene creature stupidity punks punk hookers hooker drunk liar divorcing divorced divorce pissing piss rubbish feces pee poo urine rubbish garbage thrashing throw trash assassinating assassination murdering death dead killing kill crimes crime murder murderer cheating cheat cheater cheated crappy vomit vomiting yuck pissing piss wtf pu$$y pussy spitting spit shame shaming shame depiction a-hole ahole hole ass asshole lie lies slap delete deleted offensive $46 damned damn hell bucks buck sad idiot vernacular smashing smash no thanks $25.99 gross feces pooped poop disrespecting disrespect shitting insulting insult screw bang pitiful stupid disgusting scum scumbag ass cunt dirty cheaper cheap china sad away broken break smash cheat $ sex racist sexual dork fucking fuck bitches bitch whores vagina pussy checkout grotesque $19 $50 $30 $20 $21 rip off ripoff dollars price overpriced hideous hate hatred disrespect joke lie cheat 50$ 25$ 20$ 50$ 40$ 15$ 19$ 20$ porno porn ridicule absurdly pricey stupid absurd expensive hate shit shitty ass sucks dick disgusting puke disappointed delivered delivery fraud victim poor bad arrived quality no reply customer service email no product product ebay amazon wish shipped never came not working does not work broke scam assholes shit info how much not quality bought junk ship riecieved never rubbish got scumbag weasel scam scum dirty ugly never never received s&h postage shipping £2 £1 £ 1 month didn’t receive scam not real fake stupid don't like this cheap wish app wish etsy.com etsy ebay.com ebay amazon.com amazon amazon.ca amazona.co.uk

8.2.5.3. Block spam pages

8.2.5.3.1. Make a list of spam pages that comment on your ads and add every varioation of them to the list

8.2.6. Facebook ad policy

8.2.6.1. do not contain "before-and-after" images

8.2.6.2. do not contain nude/naked body parts

8.2.6.3. do not promote violence

8.2.6.4. do not promote drugs, tobacco, steroids etc.

8.2.6.5. do not show unrealistic results

8.2.7. Testing Products on Facebook

8.2.7.1. Scaling Facebook Ads

8.2.7.1.1. Copy working interests(ROAS over 1.2) into new campaign

8.2.7.2. RETARGETING

8.2.7.2.1. 1000 VC for retargeting.

8.2.7.2.2. 500 purchases

8.2.7.3. PHASE#1 - INITIAL DATA COLLECTION

8.2.7.4. PHASE#2 - DATA DRIVEN TARGETING

8.2.7.5. PHASE#3 - AD CREATIVE OPTIMIZATION

8.2.7.5.1. Use TOP audiences identified and test NEW creatives

8.2.7.6. General

8.2.7.6.1. 5 - 10 Adsets

8.2.7.6.2. 5 dollars per day

8.2.7.6.3. 1 day ad click

8.2.7.6.4. run for 2-3 days

8.2.7.6.5. target Engaged Shoppers

8.2.7.6.6. Placement: Facebook mobile news feed only (could include Instagram)

8.2.7.6.7. Exclude interests

8.2.7.6.8. 2-3 ad copies/videos

8.2.7.6.9. Test on Warm audiences FIRST(from your previous product/store video viewers or website traffic).

8.2.7.6.10. 1) ppe alongside SPECIFIC single interests 2) i started from the bottom of the funnel and worked way up to get events for each funnel instead of going straight to purchase 3) did lla's once i had enough 4) took my interest and winning lla's to cbo 5) currently just increasing budgets and looking at the past 5 days info to determine kill/keep while constantly testing every angle

8.2.8. Audience Finder

8.3. Google Ads

8.3.1. General

8.3.1.1. Keyword based targeting - more accurate intention of buying behavior

8.3.1.2. More consistent

8.3.1.3. higher ROAS

8.3.1.4. Harder to scale

8.3.1.5. less used by other dropshippers

8.3.1.6. better for high-ticket items(few hundred to thousands of dollars)

8.4. Instagram Ads

8.4.1. General

8.4.1.1. Younger audience

8.4.1.2. Better for impulse buys(low ticket items)

8.5. Snapchat Ads

8.6. Pinterest Ads

9. ePacket Shipping

9.1. Fast and affordable shipping option worldwide for light packages.

9.2. TOP 4 ePacket Countries

9.2.1. USA

9.2.2. Europe

9.2.3. Canada

9.2.4. Australia

9.3. Size, weight & price Requirements

9.3.1. package cannot weigh more than 4.4 lbs (2kg)

9.3.2. maximum length of the package : 24” (60cm)

9.3.3. Total length, height and thickness of the package cannot be more than 36” (90cm).

9.3.4. cannot exceed $400 in value

9.4. Shipping to 35 eligible countries from Hong Kong or China

9.5. Shipping time: 10 - 25 days on average

9.5.1. Depends on the supplier

9.5.2. Depends on the shipping country

9.6. Tier 1 Countries

9.6.1. Australia Austria Belgium Canada Colombia Croatia Czech Republic Denmark Finland France Georgia Germany Ireland Israel Italy Korea, south Lithuania Luxembourg Macedonia Mauritius Netherlands New Zealand Nicaragua Norway Poland Slovak Republic Slovenia Spain Sweden Taiwan United Kingdom United States of America

9.7. Tracking numbers

10. Virtual Assistant

10.1. Hire VA only as soon as you make good profit. ~ 50 orders/day or less.

10.1.1. about 50 orders per day

10.1.2. over 50 comments/emails per day

10.2. Cost ~500 dollars per month/per VA

10.3. Hiring

10.3.1. UpWork

10.3.2. Search from Dropshipping FB groups

10.3.3. Ask from other dropshippers/ecom store owners

10.4. Customer service

10.4.1. Replying to Facebook comments

10.4.2. Answering e-mails

10.4.3. Answering calls

10.5. Handling issues with orders

10.5.1. Chargebacks

10.6. Handling issues with suppliers

10.7. Report problematic orders

10.8. Hiding negative/spam comments

11. Product Pricing

11.1. Pricing comes down to testing and branding - how much of PERCEIVED value you can create in the eyes of your customers.

11.2. Minimum 3x

11.2.1. $6(product cost + shipping) x 3 = $18

11.3. 30% is good profit margin

11.4. Do not LOWER prices relative to competition

11.4.1. Offer HIGHER value instead

11.4.1.1. #1 Better customer service

11.4.1.2. #2 Bundles of products

11.4.1.3. #3 Free digital products(eBooks)

11.4.1.4. #4 Faster shipping

11.5. Test different Price points for Low ticket items:

11.5.1. Start LOW and INCREASE prices by 1 - 2 dollars (every 2-3 days) till it starts to hurt conversions

11.5.2. 14.95

11.5.3. 17.95

11.5.4. 19.95

11.5.5. 24.97

12. Buy and Sell eCommerce stores

12.1. Great for spying on the market or flipping eCom stores. Looks at eCom/Dropshipping products, pricing, website design and strategies.

12.2. Flippa - #1 platform to buy and sell a business.

12.3. Established Websites for Sale on the Empire Marketplace

12.4. Ecommerce Websites & Businesses for Sale | Buy and Sell Online Sites

13. Marketing

13.1. 1% of first time visitors buy. Most of your sales happen on the back-end (re-marketing to existing customers/visitors)

13.2. SMS Marketing

13.2.1. Highest ROI and Open Rates of any marketing channel

13.2.2. SMS Marketing Automation for Shopify | SMSBump

13.2.2.1. This free app will allow you to do text marketing, SMS abandoned cart sequence etc.

13.2.2.2. Pay per use (price per SMS)

13.2.3. SMS Sequences

13.2.3.1. SMS #1: (after 5 minutes)

13.2.3.1.1. Hi {FirstName}. We are sorry to see you go! Return today and CLAIM 5% OFF your entire order! You can return here {AbandonedCheckoutUrl} ;

13.2.3.2. SMS #2: (after 3 Hours)

13.2.3.2.1. Hi {FirstName} your cart expires soon! Return today and CLAIM 10% OFF your entire order! You can return here {AbandonedCheckoutUrl}

13.2.3.3. SMS #3: (after 12 Hours)

13.2.3.3.1. Hi {FirstName}, LAST CHANCE! GET 15% OFF your ENTIRE order! You can return here {AbandonedCheckoutUrl} . This offer expires in less than 1 HOUR! Don't MISS OUT!

13.3. Messenger Marketing

13.3.1. General Info

13.3.1.1. for Automation

13.3.1.2. simple to use

13.3.1.3. cost effective

13.3.1.4. 2 - 3 hours of work to setup

13.3.1.5. unsaturated - not widely used(yet)

13.3.1.6. potentially very high ROI

13.3.1.7. open rate up to 97%

13.3.1.8. immediate results

13.3.2. ManyChat – The easiest way to create a Facebook Messenger bot

13.3.2.1. Bot automation tool for FB

13.3.2.2. 19 dollars/per month

13.3.2.3. Free to try(with limitations)

13.3.3. STEP#1 - Run a compentition

13.3.3.1. Make a SICK prize

13.3.3.2. Make it broad

13.3.3.3. make it relevant

13.3.3.4. make it a Facebook post

13.3.4. STEP#2 - Comment to Enter

13.3.4.1. They comment "Win".

13.3.4.2. Bot automatically picks it up

13.3.5. STEP#3 - Bot Subscribes them

13.3.5.1. Get them to Confirm their entry

13.4. Email Marketing

13.4.1. 1# Abandoned cart follow up

13.4.2. #2 Prior purchase

13.4.2.1. Weekly/monthly offers

13.4.2.2. Discounts

13.5. Instagram Influencer Marketing

13.5.1. Bamboofy 🚀 Powerful, Organic Instagram Growth | Free For 10 Days

14. Startup Budget

14.1. You can start with a low budget of 300 dollars if you leverage the free trials of Shopify and apps, but it is recommended to save a few thousand dollars. Reason being> you will probably make mistakes and lose money on advertising at the beginning. We recommend a healthy budget for your first ecom business.

14.2. Domain: $10

14.3. Shopify: $19.90/month

14.4. Shopify Apps: $40+

14.5. Advertising: $1000+

14.6. Fulfilling orders: $500+

14.7. In total, you need about 1k -3k USD to start a basic ecom/dropshipping bussiness.

15. Outsourcing

15.1. Outsource all the low-level tasks, that anyone can do, so you can FOCUS on whats important - marketing.

15.2. Product research

15.2.1. Recommended to search for yourself at the beginning, so you know what actually works.

15.2.2. Hire a person from dropshipping groups/Fiverr.

15.2.3. Give them specific niche/criteria to look for

15.3. Order fulfillment

15.4. Customer service

15.5. Accounting

16. Website

16.1. Great looking website is going to make you stand out in your niche and make your brand timeless. Spend time perfecting your website. Look at big brand websites like Gucci, Nike, Apple, Oculus etc. and emulate them.

16.2. Setup

16.2.1. Buy domain

16.2.1.1. Godaddy.com

16.2.1.2. domain cost: ~10 dollars

16.2.2. Platforms

16.2.2.1. Shopify

16.2.2.1.1. 30 day Free trial

16.2.2.1.2. $29 /per month

16.2.2.1.3. Beginner Friendly

16.2.2.1.4. Many themes

16.2.2.1.5. Many plugins(paid & free)

16.2.2.2. Clickfunnels

16.2.2.2.1. 14 day free trial

16.2.2.2.2. Best for 1 product stores with multiple upsells

16.2.2.2.3. $97 / per month

16.2.2.2.4. many templates for different goals

16.2.3. Store type

16.2.3.1. General store

16.2.3.1.1. Use for testing many products fast.

16.2.3.2. 1 product brand store

16.2.3.2.1. Use for 1 winning product you found by testing in general store

16.3. Design and Structure

16.3.1. Logo

16.3.1.1. 1 or 2 colors

16.3.1.2. Easy to read

16.3.1.2.1. Dafont DaFont - Download fonts

16.3.1.3. Logo color scheme determines the entire color scheme of the website

16.3.1.4. Outsource for 5 - 10 dollars on Fiverr

16.3.2. Design

16.3.2.1. Shopify themes

16.3.2.1.1. Turbo

16.3.2.1.2. Konversion

16.3.2.2. Shopify apps

16.3.2.3. K.I.S.S - Keep it simple,stupid

16.3.2.4. Emulate big brands

16.3.2.5. Do not add trust badges - they look spammy

16.3.3. Images

16.3.3.1. Must be congruent all over the page

16.3.3.2. white/gray background of product images for higher conversions and clean look

16.3.4. Phone number

16.3.5. About Us/Our Story page

16.3.6. FAQ page

16.3.7. Privacy page

16.3.8. Add products

16.3.8.1. Oberlo Dropshipping – Find Products to Sell on Shopify With Oberlo!

16.3.9. Checkout

16.3.9.1. Upsells on the checkout page

16.3.9.1.1. Post Purchase Upsell

16.3.9.2. GO through the checkout process yourself and make sure there's no issues.

16.3.9.3. Add shipping time in checkout page

16.3.10. Keep urgency plugins minimal

16.3.10.1. quantity left

16.3.11. Popups

16.3.11.1. DO NOT use PopUps right after page load(super annoying)

16.3.11.2. DO NOT use PopUps on exit intent

16.3.11.3. USE An Add to Cart Popup.(Right after user click on Add to Cart button on your Shopify store)

16.3.12. Email collection form

16.3.12.1. Offer extra discount

16.3.12.2. Offer free complementary product

16.3.12.3. Offer FREE eBook in return

16.3.13. Payment gateways

16.3.13.1. Paypal

16.3.13.1.1. Bussiness account

16.3.13.1.2. Verify

16.3.13.1.3. You will need to provide your supplier info(When they ask)

16.3.13.2. Stripe

16.3.13.3. Shopify payments

16.3.13.3.1. Use Stripe instead if possible

16.3.13.3.2. They might put your money on hold for upto 6 months with no warning

16.3.13.4. Payment methods breakdown by country https://blog.salecycle.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/online_payments_europe.jpg

16.3.14. Order tracking page

16.3.15. Research competitor stores

16.3.15.1. Ecommerce Websites & Businesses for Sale | Buy and Sell Online Sites

16.3.16. Product page

16.3.16.1. Make it EASY to read!

16.3.16.1.1. Use bullet points

16.3.16.1.2. Use paragraphs

16.3.16.1.3. Use capitulation

16.3.16.1.4. It's 2019, people are lazier than ever. People are not reading, they are scanning. So make it easier for them to find the parts of your text they want to read.

16.3.16.2. Use Spell checking

16.3.16.2.1. Write your best with Grammarly.

16.3.16.3. Use photos, and GIFS in your product description

16.3.16.3.1. You want to put at least a few HIGH RESOLUTION photos on your product page.

16.3.16.4. Make them feel the pain(for problem solving product)

16.3.16.4.1. make them imagine what can happen if they're not using your product!

16.3.17. Order Fulfillment

16.3.17.1. Dropified - Dropshipping Management Software

16.4. Translation

16.4.1. Weglot | Translate your website - Multilingual for WordPress, Shopify and more

16.5. Check for loading time/page speed

16.5.1. PageSpeed Insights

16.5.2. Optimize for Mobile(majority of traffic)

16.5.3. 1 - 3 second load time(best)

16.5.4. Bounce rate gets worse every second it takes for a page to load

16.5.4.1. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0898/4708/files/MobileLoad_GoogleThink.jpg?v=1562264264

16.6. Set up Facebook Pixel

16.6.1. Use pixel hack to make it trigger 4-7 seconds after loading

16.6.1.1. this way you wont target un-intentional click(which might be upto 10% on FB)

16.6.2. Do this right before you start advertising on FB

17. Success Formula

17.1. You will need all 3 components to create success in ecom.

17.2. Winning product

17.3. Marketing campaign

17.4. High-converting funnel

18. Tracking Numbers

18.1. Real-time profit & LTV Calculate Net Profit & LTV:CAC in real time - after FB & Google Adwords spend,, COGS, shipping costs, custom costs.

18.2. OrderMetrics – Ecommerce Plugins for Online Stores – Shopify App Store