Struggling to get your shop going? Your friends at Topdser are here to point you in the right direction!
1. Get Topdser
Yes, this is a shameless plug, but when push comes to shove, having a free app that integrates with Shopify and streamlines your entire operation is too good to pass up.
Having the ability to quickly import and organize products will up your productivity exponentially. Automated emails and easy fulfilment will make processing sales simple.
Topdser’s new Sourcing Feature will help you find the best products with a Low Price Guarantee.
2. Build a Brand
This could be an entire guide on its own, but it can be briefly explained here. People don’t want to buy from a random ABC brand with no logo. It comes off as cheap and says to customers you don’t care about your brand so why should they? Here is a quick check list of what you need if you want to build a long-term brand.
- Intriguing Name
- Matching Web Address
- Product branding (This isn’t a must but still highly suggested)
3. Give Your Store a Makeover
Nothing screams low brow like an ugly webstore. Beauty is subjective but your store looks like something you created in MSPaint, your store is objectively ugly. Luckily for the aesthetically challenged store, Shopify has many free store themes. Here are a couple of options.
- The minimalist, clean theme of Thalia (https://athemes.com/theme/thalia/)
- The trendy and handsome theme of Narrative (https://themes.shopify.com/themes/narrative/styles/warm?ref=athemez)
- The outdoor door vibes of Venture (https://themes.shopify.com/themes/venture/styles/snowboards?ref=athemes)
4. Audit Your SEO
Poor SEO is a common problem for newer dropshippers. There are several apps for Shopify that will check your SEO so you can better drive traffic. For more information on SEO Check this out!
Plug in SEO is a great option and it comes with a FREE 7-day trial! Find it Here
5. Free Shipping Reminder
Thanks to Amazon, free shipping has become ubiquitous and a must for many customers. While it may not be prudent for some sellers, it certainly will generate better numbers.
There is a lightweight app called simply Free Shipping Bar that advertises your free shipping as customers browse your products. Staying true to its name, FSB is Free!
6. Optimize Your Thank You Page
If you’ve ever purchased from Amazon or Ebay, after you purchase an item you will immediately get a thank you page that suggests similar items to purchase. This is called “thank you page optimization.” You can offer more expensive products or complementary products as well as timed discounts. Much like everything else in our lives, there’s an app for that!
ReConvert will help you upsell, cross-sell, and all the other types of sells, FOR FREE!
7. Get Smart With Your Marketing
Marketing is a huge hurdle for many new dropshippers. It’s overwhelming and intimidating. There are many free guides on YouTube (that will try to upsell you) that can be an amazing resource. If you are not familiar, doing a little homework will get you going in the right direction.
If you have no patience or time to learn, you can recruit some AI help. Kit uses AI to create social media ad campaigns for your shop. You can leave the advertising and promotion up to the smart marketer and focus on what works best for you. Kit is free to download with some premium options. Figure out what works best for you, but if you want to ignore marketing, get the wallet out!
Take These Hacks, Get Out There, and be a Top Dropshipper!