Do you know what a great way is to learn more about dropshipping? This! Reading questions most people have when starting or growing their dropshipping store. I hope the answers to the questions below will inspire you to begin your dropshipping journey if you didn’t start yet! Are you ready?
1. Can dropshipping make me rich?
I would say yes because the income potential is unlimited and you don’t have to worry about stocking products and shipping them to your customers.Read more here
So that means that theoretically, you can scale your store as big as you want. Or maybe even start a new dropshipping store to get multiple streams of income.
Yes, I do believe that you can get rich with your dropshipping store, but it does take a lot of time and effort. It’s definitely not a get rich overnight type of thing.
Although some “internet gurus” make it believe it is.
Spend your time building a store where you look first what the customer wants and not what your pocket wants.
Do keep in mind that a lot of people are interested now in starting or growing a dropshipping store.
My tip for you is to be unique and put your time into your store!
I say this because a lot of people that open a dropshipping store only do it for the money. They use a default theme, import some products and make some default advertisements (or worse: they copy them from other dropshipping stores).
You can beat them by putting your time and effort into your dropshipping store.
Lucky you though, because there is a new way to upgrade your dropshipping store and be unique!
You can use the new Glorify app.
This tool will help you create beautiful and unique product images!
It will even help you with removing the background of your image. This way, you can make your product image as beautiful as you want.
I suggest going to their website to see all their features, or you can watch their video below:
Are you interested now to learn more about Glorify? Then you can click here to see their current pricing.
2. How long does shipping take when I dropship from China?
If you’re dropshipping from China, then shipping will usually take 2-4 weeks before it reaches your customer.
This might sound long, but trust me there are a lot of reasons why people can wait so long!
I got one awesome example for here for you:
Would you wait for 2-4 weeks for a sandwich maker, that you can also buy in the store next door?
I don’t think so…
But what if it’s a special sandwich maker, that you never saw before and is also in your favorite color? Would you care if it says you might need to wait for 2-4 weeks before it’s in your house?
In case you want to learn some ways to deal with these long shipping times (and make them even shorter), then I suggest reading my article here.
I got one tip here for you already! Always try to use ePacket. This is usually the best option.
See for example the screenshot below:
In case you’re thinking now something like “wow, that’s a long shipping time”, then I suggest reading my article here that goes over how to get a fast delivery time when dropshipping. Or you can see all the alternatives to AliExpress here.
3. Will I have to deal with customer problems or will my dropshipping supplier do that?
You will have to deal with your customers.
Your dropshipping supplier does a lot for you (like storing and shipping your products), but you will be the one that will be in contact with your customers.
You’re the one who is going to fix all their problems.
This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t communicate with your dropshipping suppliers though.
If your customer got a question regarding where their package is, then you check the tracking information, but if you can’t figure it out, then you should contact your supplier.
This is why it’s important to select the best supplier, not the cheapest.
You want someone that responds to these questions as soon as possible, not a week later, right? (You can click here to learn how to find the best AliExpress suppliers)
And if you’re interested in learning more about doing customer service while dropshipping, then I suggest reading my other article here!
4. How do I handle refunds and returns when dropshipping?
I’m 100% certain I will fully explain that to you in my complete guide about how to handle refunds and returns when dropshipping!
It contains everything from common causes of refund requests to how to get less of them.
I will even learn you how to give a refund and how to correctly write your refund and return policy for your dropshipping store. You can find it below:
5. Can I start dropshipping without money?
No, you most likely need some money to start a dropshipping business, but knowing how to spend that money when you’re just beginning with dropshipping will definitely help you save money!
The costs will all depend on your experience and what kind of plan you’re going to follow. Are you going to self-host your store or are you going to use an eCommerce platform like Shopify? (You can see all the Shopify alternatives here)
If you want to learn more about this, then I suggest reading my full guide that includes all the costs of starting a dropshipping store. It will also include all the things you think cost money, but could be done for free! You can find it below:
6. Do you know any dropshipping store examples?
I know a lot of them and included them all for you in a few easy to follow articles.
One of them currently includes 17 awesome dropshipping store examples! I wrote down some things to look at with each example. This way you will surely learn something new from these power stores.
I hear you thinking “Can I get one example already?”
Yes of course! It’s a general dropshipping store named Inspire Uplift.
If you’re interested in seeing more dropshipping store examples, then I suggest reading one of the articles below:
- 5 Bad Dropshipping Store Examples & What They Can Improve
- 7 Great General Dropshipping Store Examples
- 6 Real AliExpress Dropshipping Store Examples
- 10 Pet Niche Dropshipping Store & Product Examples in 2020!
- 17 Most Successful Shopify Dropshipping Store Examples | Inspiration
7. How do I know if a store is dropshipping?
This is another great question that most people have when researching other online stores.
They are researching, but they don’t know if a store is dropshipping or not.
Well, don’t worry anymore!
I got 10 awesome tactics for you if you want to know if an online (Shopify) store is dropshipping or not!
8. Are there ways to get free traffic to my dropshipping store?
You don’t need to spend any money on marketing when you’re just beginning with dropshipping. This is also great if you don’t have any experience yet with marketing.
But do keep in mind that these free traffic tactics do cost time and effort. So please don’t give up!
9. Are there any other paid ways to advertise my dropshipping store besides Facebook?
There is so much more out there than just Facebook ads.
Yes, Facebook ads are great to get sales, but it’s definitely hard to start with if you don’t have any experience in eCommerce or marketing related.
I suggest you check out this article I wrote. It includes 10 different ways to do paid advertising for your dropshipping store.
This will definitely open your eyes! You will see that there is so much more possible than just Facebook ads.
10. Do I need a paid theme for my dropshipping store to get sales?
Well, you can buy a paid theme, but you don’t need it yet when you’re just beginning with dropshipping.
Definitely, if your budget is tight, then your money is best used to grow your dropshipping store.
It’s wise to start with a free theme.
11. Can I dropship copyrighted or trademarked products?
No, you cannot.
The only exception to this is that you get (or have) a license from the company that owns the product to officially sell the copyrighted product that you want to sell.
Yes, you might think this will be easy and quick money if you can sell stuff with someone else’s logo on it, but what do you think is going to happen when these companies find out and pursue you in court?
Do you think that you will survive that?
Here is one example of Nike Air Max shoes on AliExpress:
And you can see some of the 1-star reviews of that product in the screenshot below:
If you’re interested in seeing all the products that are better to be avoided when dropshipping, then I suggest reading the article I linked to below:
12. Do I need to write my own product descriptions or can I use the descriptions from my supplier?
Yes and no.
I do suggest you write your own product description because this will bring in more sales for sure. (Source)
Product descriptions are either making your store visitor leave your store or making them purchase your product! The most important part of the product description is copywriting.
But when you’re just beginning this will take a lot of time if you want to do it perfectly for all your products.
That’s why I suggest you make 1-3 products perfect (including their product descriptions). These are going to be the products that you’re going to start testing with.
I do suggest you take some time on the other product descriptions, but they don’t have to be perfect. They could be a few sentences as well! Want to learn more? Click below:
13. How many products do I need before I can open my dropshipping store?
When you’re just beginning, I would suggest you import 5-20 products in your dropshipping store, but only really focus on 1-3 products at the same time.
These products are going to be the first products that you’re going to start advertising with.
The rest of these products are there to make your store look alive and real!
Do you want to learn more about this? Like how to make these 1-3 products perfect? Then I suggest clicking here to read my article about that!
14. Do dropshipping suppliers ship internationally?
This depends on your supplier.
But most ship worldwide.
Do check with your supplier before you want to start advertising in a new country! There could be a small chance that your supplier doesn’t ship there.
15. How do I find winning products for my dropshipping store?
This is one of the most asked questions that dropshippers have.
What do I sell on my dropshipping store and how do I find products that a lot of people want?
In case you don’t know what “winning products” are; they are basically products that are selling well and could bring your dropshipping store to the next level. (Source)
If you don’t want to do the product research yourself, then I highly recommend you check out Sell The trend.
You can find my full review of Sell The Trend here or you can click here to view the 14 best product research tools for dropshippers in 2020!
16. Won’t my customer find invoices and promotions from the AliExpress supplier in the package?
This is how I do it, I put in Oberlo a custom note that will automatically be written at the AliExpress checkout:
We’re dropshipping. No promotions & invoices, please!
You can find more information about blind dropshipping here.
Dropshipping Questions: Conclusion
That’s the end! Those were 16 of the most asked dropshipping questions answered for you.
I hope one or more of these questions were (not anymore!) on your mind as well.
If you’re motivated now to get started with dropshipping, then I suggest reading my complete guides below:
- Shopify Dropshipping Complete Guide 2020: Create Your Store!
- AliExpress Dropshipping Complete Guide for Beginners! (2020)
If you got any more dropshipping questions for this list or if you have any other questions, then let me know by commenting below or contacting me directly by pressing the “Contact Me” button at the top!
Good luck with your dropshipping store!