Editorial Policy

Welcome to Do Dropshipping!

This blog was created to share free insights, tips, and secrets about dropshipping and ecommerce. (No more paid courses!)

However, we don't just mass-publish articles. We're dedicated to creating content that's not only super helpful but also enjoyable to read.

You see, our articles are born from real needs, trends, and questions that you, our readers, have.

We're always listening to your questions and topic suggestions – seriously, they often turn into our next articles!

Whenever we talk about an app or platform, we don't just read about it; we actually sign up and use it ourselves. This way, we ensure that what we're telling you is straight from our own experience.

Our goal is to make you feel like you're getting advice from a friend who has 'been there, done that.'

Plus, we keep things simple, so even if English isn't your first language, you will have no issues following along.

1. Article topic selection

When choosing topics for our articles, we think of you first.

Have you ever thought, "I wish there was an article about this"?

Well, we're here to turn that thought into reality.

We absolutely love it when you send us questions or topic ideas. Many of our best articles started as suggestions from readers!

Besides this, we also keep an eye on trends and search volumes. This helps us understand which topics are in demand.

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It's a winning combination that keeps our content fresh and relevant!

2. Hands-on experience approach

Whenever we talk about an app or a platform, we don't just rely on what others say. We roll up our sleeves and get to work.

How?

We actually sign up for these services, often using paid accounts to unlock the full experience. Then, we use them as you would in your day-to-day dropshipping activities.

Why do we do this?

Simple. We believe the best advice comes from personal experience. By being real users ourselves, we can share insights that you won't find in a typical review.

So, when we recommend a tool or give tips on using a platform, it's because we've tried it ourselves!

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3. How we choose what to recommend

Picking our top recommendations isn't just about whichever tool promises the most features or whichever is cheapest.

Our recommendations are based on a well-rounded analysis.

Here's what we consider:

  • Our own experiences. We often use these apps and platforms ourselves. So, our first-hand experiences heavily influence our recommendations.
  • Features. Of course, we look at the features – but it's not just about quantity. We focus on how helpful and user-friendly these features are.
  • Pricing. We keep an eye on the pricing because we know some of you have a tight budget. However, we also look at the value you get for your money.

Price is what you pay, value is what you get.

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  • User reviews. We're not the only ones that matter. We check user reviews to understand what the community thinks and experiences.
  • The bigger picture. We also look at things like compatibility with other tools, customer support, or the company's reputation.

In the end, our main recommendation is the one that ticks most of these boxes!

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3.1 Supplier ranking system

If you're looking to start dropshipping, it's crucial to choose a good dropshipping supplier.

Therefore, we've developed an in-house ranking system specifically for our supplier list articles:

Our supplier ranking system explained

We start each supplier with a perfect 5.0 out of 5.0.

Then, we look at seven criteria and adjust their score:

  1. Product prices:
    • Similar to AliExpress/Low: No change (0 points deducted).
    • +20-50% above AliExpress/Average: Slightly more expensive (-0.2 points).
    • 50%+ above AliExpress/High: Significantly more expensive (-0.4 points).
  2. Product quality:
    • High quality (Made in the US, UK, CA, EU, eco-friendly, handmade, etc.): No change (0 points deducted).
    • Average quality: Not outstanding but acceptable (-0.1 points).
    • Made in China/Low quality: Less desirable (-0.2 points).
  3. Product catalog size:
    • Large/Medium: Wide range of options (0 points deducted).
    • (Very) Small: Limited options (-0.2 points).
  4. Pricing for services:
    • Start for <$30 monthly: Affordable (0 points deducted).
    • Start for $30-$50 monthly: Moderately priced (-0.1 points).
    • Start for >$50 monthly: Expensive (-0.2 points).
  5. Delivery time (& local suppliers):
    • 1-4 Business days: Fast (0 points deducted).
    • 4-7 Business days: Reasonable (-0.1 points).
    • 7+ Business days: Slow (-0.3 points).
  6. User reviews (Trustpilot ratings):
    • Trustpilot >4.9: Exceptional (+0.2 points).
    • Trustpilot 4.5-4.8: Good (0 points deducted).
    • Trustpilot 4.0-4.5: Average (-0.2 points).
    • Trustpilot 3.0-4.0: Below average (-0.4 points).
    • Trustpilot 1.0-3.0: Poor (-0.8 points).
  7. Features:
    • No automated fulfillment: More time-consuming (-0.3 points).
    • No 24/7 live chat: Poorer customer support (-0.2 points).
    • No Shopify/WooCommerce integration: Inconvenient (-0.3 points).
    • Private/white labeling: Added value (+0.2 points).
    • Minor additional features (professional photos, product sourcing, etc.): Useful extras (+0.1 points).

This ranking system is created to recommend the best suppliers out there.

It's not just about who’s the cheapest or who has the biggest catalog. We look at the overall value – from prices and quality to delivery speeds and user reviews.

This way, you can pick a supplier that fits your needs and keeps your customers happy!

4. Writer expertise

We believe that to write well about something, you need to have experienced it.

For instance, if we're writing an article related to Facebook Ads, the writer will be someone who's spent years using Facebook Ads.

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This rule applies to all our topics.

Often, our writers also spend more time researching than writing.

This isn't just to double-check facts but to ensure they provide the most up-to-date and helpful information. This way, they can bring insights that you won't find elsewhere.

Our articles are like icebergs – there's much more research under the surface than what you see in the final piece!

5. Individual writer perspectives

Every writer at Do Dropshipping brings their own knowledge to the table.

We love this individuality because it makes our content more unique. Our writers are encouraged to inject their personal experiences and opinions into their articles.

They can share their own dropshipping journeys, their challenges, and how they overcame them. This personal touch can often be the most relatable and useful part of an article.

Plus, we give our writers the freedom to research topics according to their own take on them and what they think is right. This leads to new insights that might otherwise be missed.

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6. Quality assurance process

Quality is a commitment for Do Dropshipping. We have an advanced quality assurance process in place to ensure every article meets our high standards.

Here's an overview of how we maintain our quality:

  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). We have developed multiple SOPs that guide our writers and editors. These SOPs cover everything from research methods to writing styles, ensuring consistency across all our articles.
  • Editorial reviews. After a writer finishes an article, it's not ready for you just yet. It first goes through several rounds of review. Our lead editors, experts with over five years of experience in content, ecommerce, and dropshipping, review each article. They check whether the information is complete, helpful, and factual.
  • Feedback loops. Writers receive constructive feedback, not just on what needs to be changed, but also on what they did well. This helps them grow and keep producing high-quality content.

Our process is time-consuming, but it's worth it. It ensures that when an article reaches you, it's not just good; it's great.

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7. Language and grammar check

We want our content to be crystal clear and easy to understand.

This is especially important for our readers who are non-native English speakers.

That's why, before any article is published, it goes through a professional language and grammar check.

Here's how this step makes a difference:

  • Grammar. Our language expert checks each sentence to ensure it's grammatically correct.
  • Accessibility. We aim to write in a way that's easily digestible. Complex ideas are broken down into simpler terms, ensuring that anyone can grasp the concepts, regardless of their English proficiency.
  • Final polish. The final step is to ensure that the article is not just informative but also a pleasure to read.

We do all of this to ensure that when you invest time in reading our articles, you get the most out of it!

8. Our core values

At Do Dropshipping, we have a set of core beliefs that shape our editorial philosophy:

  • Free information. We believe that access to information should never be gated behind a paywall. All our content is available for free. No paid courses, hidden fees, or exclusive memberships.
  • Reader-first content. Every article is written with the reader in mind. We put ourselves in your shoes, understanding your questions, challenges, and what you want to learn.
  • Honest, unbiased information. We don't hide anything in our articles. Our recommendations are not influenced by external parties; they are based on our honest experiences.
  • Realistic expectations of dropshipping. We see dropshipping as a serious business, not a get-rich-quick scheme. Our content includes the drawbacks of the business model, and we aim to set realistic expectations.
  • Accessible writing. We write for a global audience. Our articles are written to be easily understandable, even for beginner English speakers. Simple, clear, and concise.

As we come to the end of this page, we just want to take a moment to say a big thank you.

Thank you for being part of Do Dropshipping.

It's because of you that we do what we do, and we're super grateful for that.

We know that the dropshipping industry is always changing, and it can be a bit of a rollercoaster. But don't worry; we're here to share everything we know in the most honest way possible.

Let's keep learning, growing, and succeeding together!

Ready to start learning? Our ultimate dropshipping guide for 2024 is full of our best insights, ideas, and steps to follow.

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Email: contact@dodropshipping.com

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