Are you in the process of creating a general dropshipping store? Or are you looking for inspiration to help you improve your current general dropshipping store?

Either way, in this article, we will help you with whatever you are doing by giving you seven awesome general store examples.

By analyzing these examples, you will definitely find some new ideas to use for your own store!

What is a general dropshipping store?

To start, let’s quickly go over the definition of a general dropshipping store for those who don’t know about it yet:

A general dropshipping store is an online dropshipping store selling products in a variety of different niches. In other words, a general store’s product catalog can contain everything and anything. General dropshipping stores could sell pretty much all products in one place, ranging from plushies to kitchen tools.

Most people create general stores to ride the upside trend of products. This way, they can advertise all products that are currently trending and selling well without having to create a new store for each product niche.

When a store only sells products in a specific niche, then it is called a niche store. An example of a niche store is Delta Hiking, a dropshipping store operating in the hiking niche:

Niche store example

Later in this article, you will see examples of general dropshipping stores!

Should you go for a general dropshipping store?

If you are doubting about starting either a niche dropshipping store or a general dropshipping store, we often recommend starting with a niche dropshipping store.

However, if you like the upside of having a general store, or if you can’t find any niche that suits you after researching some dropshipping niche ideas, then you could start with a general dropshipping store as well.

This way, you can learn so much valuable information, which you can then always use in the future to build a niche dropshipping store!

One last tip, if you’re going with a general store, then you could also test, test and test until you find a winning product and then build a niche store/brand around that product! (You can learn more about that here)

For example, if you are selling a certain gadget for the fitness niche and you see that it sells well, then you could decide to build a store around that product. Then, you can also add more fitness products to that store to make it your fitness niche dropshipping store.

While your main focus will go to that fitness gadget, you will have the opportunity to grow the store into a genuine fitness brand!

Awesome, right?

If you are interested in this topic, we covered more upsides and downsides of both niche and general dropshipping stores in the article below:

General vs. Niche Dropshipping Store | What Is the Best Choice in 2021?

The list of 7 general dropshipping store examples

So, are you ready for some general dropshipping store examples?

Well, you will find the list of examples below! But don’t worry, I won’t just post a few links and call it a day.

For each one, I will tell you:

  • Why we think the store is dropshipping (I use these steps to find out!)
  • What you can learn from that general dropshipping store

The things you can learn from can either be good or bad. And if it’s a bad thing, then we will show you what the store can do better, so you don’t make the same mistake.

Keep in mind that general dropshipping store owners are famous for not doing anything special with their store (read: lazy). That’s why some of these examples will look the same, but don’t worry, you will still get a lot of inspiration from these stores, like what products to sell or their product descriptions.

Let’s start!

1. Best Trends Online

General dropshipping store example homepage Best Trends Online

The first general dropshipping store example we will show you is called Best Trends Online.

With a name like that, it must be a general store, right?

Well, the simple answer is yes. Best Trends Online sells products in niches like beauty, home and garden, pets, and outdoors.

Now, let’s try to find some clues that show that Best Trends Online is dropshipping!

Why do I think this general store is dropshipping?

First of all, let’s look at the store’s shipping time:

Best Trends Online FAQ
Source

As you can see, Best Trends Online uses the most common “excuse” for dropshipping stores to explain their long shipping times; high demand.

After seeing this, I tried to find one of this store’s products on AliExpress.

I investigated the following product, a litter mat for cats:

Best Trends Online product example

After a quick search on AliExpress, here’s what I found:

Dropship product example on AliExpress
Source

Well, I think we can safely conclude that this store is dropshipping!

What can you learn from this store?

Increase social proof by adding a phone number
Adding a phone number to your general dropshipping store

In the header, Best Trends Online has added their phone number.

This is a great way to build trust for your dropshipping store.

When online shoppers see the phone number, they will realize that if any problems arise, they will be able to simply make a call and try to solve the problem. It shows that you are serious about customer inquiries as an online store.

If you want your online business to succeed, this is crucial! Check out what happens if you aren’t available for customer inquiries:

What happens if you neglect your customers
Source (Facebook page is currently offline)
Product descriptions

Just like the stores in our list of eight product description examples for ecommerce, Best Trends Online uses awesome product descriptions.

Most product descriptions that the store uses start with a hook, focus on the product’s benefits, and include gifs to make them more lively.

For an example, check out this product page:

General dropshipping store product descripiton example
Try to prevent using timers

This will be a personal preference, but in my opinion, you should try to avoid countdown timers like the one you saw above, and maybe even the trust badges as well. (You can read more about trust badges here)

So many dropshipping stores have used these timers now, it has become a clear sign that someone is dealing with a dropshipping store.

Also, I think the countdown timers take away the unique feel of your store and don’t fit anymore in this day and age.

Don’t get me wrong though, scarcity and urgency tactics can still work really well.

However, for me personally, I don’t like when the tactic is overused and the countdown timer is so large, like on Best Trends Online’s product page.

2. Phonebibi

General dropshipping store example homepage Phonebibi

The next general dropshipping store example is Phonebibi.

But when seeing their name, you would think that it’s a store in the phone niche, right?

Well, you are right. According to the store’s about us page, they started the store by selling iPhone cases and accessories. However, they are now selling products in a variety of niches.

Why do I think this general store is dropshipping?

Again, let’s look at the store’s delivery time first:

Phonebibi shipping page

Well, a delivery time of four to six weeks seems like an eternity, right?

Now, let’s try to find one of Phonebibi’s products on AliExpress. I will search for this product:

PhoneBibi product example

And here it is:

Phonebibi product on AliExpress
Source

But wait, do you want to see something funny?

Take a look at this part of the store’s about us page:

Phonebibi about us

As you can see, Phonebibi is claiming not to be dropshipping. Well, I don’t believe them, do you?

What can you learn from this store?

Products

Phonebibi currently offers over 500 products in their product catalog!

So, if you want any inspiration on what to sell on your general store, then take a look at what they are selling.

An example of a cool product that I saw myself is this clever cutter:

Phonebibi product example
Product descriptions

You can see that someone put in the effort to craft Phonebibi’s awesome product descriptions.

Even for a simple product like a tea infuser, Phonebibi managed to write an exciting product description that includes storytelling and bold text:

Phonebibi product description example
Store design

In my opinion, Phonebibi’s store design isn’t that attractive.

They have a very simple black and white color theme, no unique logo, and a simple font.

If you are interested in seeing how some of the best ecommerce stores design their theme, take a look at one of our store example articles. For example, our article about 11 hiking niche dropshipping store examples.

Delta hiking store design example
Great store design example from Delta Hiking

3. Trendy Goods

General dropshipping store example homepage Trendy Goods

Next up is a general store called Trendy Goods.

Honestly, I think you are going to love this store as an inspiration source. Trendy Goods is a store that doesn’t look like most others out there.

They’ve got all kinds of different trending products that are being hyped up with Facebook Ads.

Let’s take a look at why I think this store is dropshipping:

Why do I think this general store is dropshipping?

For starters, take a look on Trendy Goods’ homepage to see what kind of products are sold.

These all look like popular winning dropshipping products that can be bought from AliExpress.

For example, this gyro bowl for kids can be purchased on AliExpress here:

Dropshipping product example

Besides this, Trendy Goods offers a shipping time of five to seven business days, which is typical for dropshipping stores:

Shipping information Trendy Goods

What can you learn from this store?

Great product pages

The founders of Trendy Goods definitely know how to design product pages.

From clear product images to a video explaining the product, they have got it all. (More about video marketing here.)

The product pages even have an “Overview” section with a bullet point list that includes the most important product features. You can see an example below:

Trendy Goods product example
You can find this product here
The store design

Unlike the store design of Phonebibi, I do really love the store design of Trendy Goods!

Just go to their site and browse through it. Like clicking to one of their product pages. It looks so different than most dropshipping stores, right?

Product sorting on the homepage

Do you see the little icons on my screenshot of their homepage? These are buttons that you can click on. If you click on them, it will show products that are related to that category.

Trendy Goods categories on homepage

4. Life Booster Shop

Life Booster shop General dropshipping store example homepage

Let’s continue this examples list with a general dropshipping store called Life Booster Shop.

If you go to their homepage, you can clearly see that this is a general store based on all the product categories they offer.

Although it isn’t that bad, I feel like this general store looks like many others.

If I were the owner of a general dropshipping store, I would spend some more time and effort on the store to make it look a bit more unique and differentiate myself from the competition.

Anyway, let’s take a look at the signs revealing that this store is dropshipping!

Why do I think this general store is dropshipping?

I didn’t want to repeat steps, but this one is just too easy; take a look at their shipping times:

FAQ page general dropshipping store

And again, let’s see if I can find one of their products on AliExpress. I will search for this adorable elephant plush toy pillow:

Product example general dropshipping store

Here, I found the exact same product on AliExpress:

Life Booster shop product on ALiExpress
Source

What can you learn from this store?

Product reviews

Just like many other dropshipping stores, Life Booster Shop used Loox reviews for their reviews section on the product page.

Likely, they have simply imported the reviews from an AliExpress product page. The great thing is that they have filtered out all elements revealing that the reviews come from AliExpress, like the terms “seller” and “fast shipping”:

Reviews from Loox app
Product page

Some of the dropshipping stores on this list have unique product pages that you don’t often see on typical dropshipping stores. Life Booster Shop does have nice-looking product pages, but they are not amazing:

Life Booster Shop product page example
You can find this product here
Design

Life Booster Shop did a few things that make them stand out.

For example, I like the store’s logo and color theme that is used. They fit well together and look nice and clean.

5. Bestsellrz

General dropshipping store example homepage Bestsellrz

Next up is the dropshipping store from Bestsellrz. I think you can guess this already, but this is a general dropshipping store. They sell all kinds of products, as you will see below.

Why do I think this general store is dropshipping?

This one is easy. On their FAQs page, Bestsellrz mentions that they source their products from several suppliers within the US, Europe, and Asia. In other words, they are dropshipping.

BestSellrz shipping and tracking page

This is also what their shipping times reflect. After ordering from this store, you will have to wait for one to four weeks before your order is delivered.

What can you learn from this store?

Warranty

A dedicated warranty for products is something that you don’t often see on dropshipping stores.

Nevertheless, Bestsellrz has one. Take a look at it here:

General dropshipping store warranty example
Track your order page

Some dropshipping stores have a “Track your Order” page that only allows them to input an order number.

Well, take a look at the screenshot below to see how much more information Bestsellrz has added to their “Track Your Order” page:

Track you order page
You can find their track your order page here
The homepage

I think that the homepage of Bestsellrz looks awesome.

The choice of which images to include is perfect, also when looking at the images of their homepage collections:

Bestsellrz homepage

6. Buy It Carl

General dropshipping store example homepage Buy It Carl

The next general store example is called Buy It Carl.

This one directly got my attention because it looked a bit different than all the other ones, haha!

Why do I think this general store is dropshipping?

To see whether or not this store is dropshipping, let’s take a look at their products:

Buy It Carl product examples

These are all products that are often sold on AliExpress, which is the first sign that the store is dropshipping. For example, take a look at the product page on AliExpress selling the cat toy:

Buy It Carl product on AliExpress
Source

When looking at the store’s shipping time, you will see something unusual:

Buy It Carl shipping times

The estimated shipping time to the United States is just one to three business days. In other words, it is likely that the store is dropshipping using a US dropshipping supplier.

Because their supplier’s warehouse is located in the US, Buy It Carl can achieve these fast shipping times.

Are you interested in dropshipping from the US as well? Then check out our article covering the 14 best US dropshipping suppliers.

What can you learn from this store?

Footer

I love this store’s footer.

They included colorful icons that fit with their theme, a phone number and address, and the rest of the standard pages for a dropshipping store.

Here is how Buy It Carl’s footer looks:

Great footer example for general dropshipping stores
Video ads

On their Facebook page, Buy It Carl regularly posts some ads for their products. Often, these are video ads showcasing the products.

The thing is that all video ads that are posted on the Facebook page look great. The videos include a hook and nicely showcase the benefits of the product.

You can check out Buy It Carl’s Facebook page here.

Video ad example of a general dropshipping store
Product description

The final thing you can learn from this store is how to write and design great product descriptions.

Take a look at how well one of Buy It Carl’s product descriptions looks here:

Product description example

7. Inspire Uplift

General Dropshipping Store Example: Inspire Uplift

We will off this list with Inspire Uplift, a general store that has been around for quite some time already.

As such, it’s also covered in our list of the 23 most successful dropshipping store examples!

Why do I think this general store is dropshipping?

Once again, this store is giving away all kinds of signs that tell me they are dropshipping.

The products that are sold can be found on AliExpress, their shipping time is seven to ten business days, and the reviews look like they are imported from AliExpress.

Inspire Uplift shipping information page
Inspire Uplift’s shipping information page (Source)

What can you learn from this store?

Homepage

In my opinion, the design of Inspire Uplift’s homepage is beautiful. So much more attractive compared to all those other general dropshipping stores!

By the way, this store’s footer looks great as well! Take a look:

Inspire Uplift footer
Social media

Just see their social media profiles and see how much following they have there. You can surely learn something here.

For example, take a look at Inspire Uplift’s Instagram page:

Inspire Uplift Instagram page
Help Center

Inspire Uplift created a help center where anyone should be able to find the answer to any questions they may have.

And, if someone’s question is not documented, they can always contact one of Inspire Uplift’s agents through a live chat!

Inspire Uplift Help Center

How do you start a general dropshipping store?

If you’re wondering now how to start your own amazing general dropshipping store, then I have an amazing article for you!

This article will cover eight easy-to-follow tips so you can build your own general store.

You can find it by clicking the link below:

How to Start a General Online Store in 2021 (8 Tips)

How did I find these dropshipping stores? And how to find more?

There we are! Those were all the examples!

However, if you are now thinking something like “Well… seven examples, that’s a lot, but that’s definitely not enough for me”.

Then don’t worry!

I got two great tips for you to find more general dropshipping stores.

The best part? You can even use these tips to find products to sell on your dropshipping store!

1. Sell The Trend

Hot products at Sell The Trend

This tool is awesome to find other general Shopify dropshipping stores out there. And not only that, it’s created to help you with your product research.

Sell The Trend is created to help you find your next winning product in seconds. Plus, you can use their Shopify store explorer to find other dropshipping stores:

Sell The Trend: This tool is awesome to find other Shopify (dropshipping) stores out there.
Screenshot from their Shopify store explorer with the “Dropshipping Stores” filter on

You can read our full review of Sell The Trend here.

Or you can click here to get their free 7-day trial! Not good enough for you? No worries, you can cancel it anytime (even before you start paying)!

2. 5 More Ways to Find Other Dropshipping Stores

How to Find Other Dropshipping Stores in 2021? 5 Amazing Tips!

My next tip will be a different article of ours.

This article contains five more ways to find dropshipping stores. We will cover methods like how to use Myip.ms, Google, and Facebook to find other dropshipping stores!

If you’re interested in learning more, then I suggest reading the article I linked to below:

How to Find Other Dropshipping Stores? (5 Amazing Tips)

And also, if you didn’t create a Shopify account yet (to get your dropshipping store online), then you can click here to get a free 14-day trial!

Conclusion

So, there you have it! Seven general dropshipping store examples.

To be honest, this was one of the hardest example articles to make because most general dropshipping stores look the same…

It was hard to find stores that had something for you to learn more.

I hope you still got some great inspiration for your own dropshipping store and that you learned that it’s better to make your store look a bit different to have a higher chance of succeeding.

Plus, if you’re interested and your budget allows it, then you can click here to see the best Shopify themes to make your store stand out.

Keep in mind that you don’t need a paid Shopify theme, but as you can see, most general store owners use the same free Shopify theme…

Don’t forget to check out these other dropshipping store examples lists to learn even more:

If you have more awesome general dropshipping stores for this example list or if you have any questions regarding dropshipping, then let me know by commenting below or contacting me directly by pressing the “Contact Us” button at the top!

Also, let me know if you want to start a general or a niche dropshipping store.

I wish you the best with your dropshipping store. You can do it for sure!

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My name is Richard, and I created Do Dropshipping after I saw so many paid dropshipping courses popping up. The goal of Do Dropshipping is to put these “gurus” out of business by giving everyone access to the information that they need to start their own dropshipping business today. No more paid dropshipping courses!

4 Comments

  1. How do you know these stores are doing dropshipping? How do you tell?

    • Hi Roger,

      Thank you for your comment! I think you have read over it, but this is what I mention in the article:

      ‘And before you’re questioning how I know that these Shopify stores are dropshipping, I used this article of mine to check it!

      I hope that article makes it more clear to you. Good luck with everything!
      – Richard

  2. Hi Richard

    Firts of all i would like to congratulate you for your amazing work. Many of this stores are actual closed. Do you believe it is because one produced stores are have more chance to sussceed ?

    • Hi Nikos,

      Thank you for your amazing comment! Great question, we try to keep this one updated, but I do see that those with general stores are offline sooner than those from, for example, the niche store example lists.

      Nonetheless, you can still learn something from the notes that are written down under each store 😊

      Also, if you’re wondering about the difference between general and niche stores, check out this article here.

      Good luck with everything, Nikos!
      – Richard

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