Drop Ship Newshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/RSS feeds for 60http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/101342/How-to-Boost-Dropship-Holiday-Sales-with-Email-Marketing#Comments0How to Boost Dropship Holiday Sales with Email Marketinghttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/101342/How-to-Boost-Dropship-Holiday-Sales-with-Email-Marketing<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/email5-resized-600.JPG" alt="dropship email marketing" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">If you want to rock those ecommerce <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> sales during the upcoming holiday season, it might pay you to take a close look at how to use email marketing effectively.<br><br>Email marketing is extremely effective provided it is done right. In fact, it is one of the most effective marketing methods available to day for ecommerce and has a great ROI (Return On Investment) to boot.<br><br>The winter holidays are prime online shopping times for millions of people all around the world. You want in on the action, right? Sure you do! Read on to find out how to use email marketing to effectively increase your dropship home business sales this holiday season.<br><br>Here are a few tips and tricks that should help you optimize your email marketing for the holidays:<br><br> <ul> <li>Make sure you have especially good offers and promotions going on in your dropship business during two of the biggest shopping days of the year---Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There will be a lot of consumers keeping an eye out for great deals and bargains, so you want to have something to offer them.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Don’t be afraid to think outside the box when it comes to your marketing emails. You want a subject line that will jump out there and attract a viewer’s attention before they automatically hit the delete button and move on to the next email. Make it humorous, or outlandishly extravagant or perhaps a particularly lucrative offer….it doesn’t matter so much how you go about it or exactly what you say, the main idea is to get your marketing email opened and read.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Be sure to keep the main message of your holiday marketing emails “above the fold” which simply means in the top half of the message. It is much more likely to be read there in its entirety, which in turn will get readers to continue reading the whole message.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Always have links to your social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Encourage people to like and share so that you can extend your audience. The holidays are a perfect time to have contests and promotions on Facebook, especially. For example, you might offer free shipping to everyone who likes your page. Don’t panic---you won’t be losing money in for factor the shipping cost into the cost of your dropship products. Internet research has shown that shoppers are more likely to buy an item---even at a slightly higher price than a competitor‘s---if it comes with free shipping.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Take some time to clean up your subscription list. Verify email addresses, update new change of email addresses, thin out subscribers who haven’t opened any of your emails in a long time. There is a chance they might open yours during the holiday shopping season but it’s unlikely if they haven’t opened any in a couple of years or so.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>This is a prime time to beef up your email marketing subscription list. Actively solicit those email addys! Offer some sort of incentive such as a percentage or dollar off amount on a purchase, for instance.</li> </ul> <br>Use these tips to boost dropship holiday sales with email marketing!<br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/101342/How-to-Boost-Dropship-Holiday-Sales-with-Email-Marketing&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeThu, 03 Oct 2013 19:33:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:101342http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/101317/Dropshipping-A-Great-Home-Business-for-Retirees#Comments0Dropshipping: A Great Home Business for Retireeshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/101317/Dropshipping-A-Great-Home-Business-for-Retirees<br><p><a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="Dropshipping" target="_blank"><strong>Dropshipping</strong></a> is a great home business for retirees!<br><br>Many retired people are feeling the pinch of inflation and might find themselves needing to supplement their retirement income. Plus, a lot of retirees find that having so much time on their hands after a lifetime spent being productive is a little too much like stagnating to suit them.</p> <p><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/senior-resized-600.JPG" alt="dropshipping for retirees" class="alignRight" style="float: right;" border="0"><br>If you are a retiree who is contemplating starting a home business, ecommerce is definitely the way to go and dropshipping takes ecommerce to a whole new level of easy start up and maintenance!<br><br>Whatever your reasons for thinking about getting started with a home business, be it boredom or financial necessity, you will find much to recommend a dropship business. <br><br>Let’s look at some of the things that make an ecommerce home dropshipping business so attractive to retirees:<br><br></p> <ul> <li>Low start up cost---If you were starting a brick and mortar traditional business, you would need big bucks to get it off the ground. You would have to rent, buy or lease a suitable building, pay utilities and all sorts of insurance, hire a cleaning crew or do the cleaning yourself, etc. etc. It is a daunting prospect and especially in view of the fact that the retail economy---though slowly recovering---is far from booming. E-tail, on the other hand, or online sales, is healthy and getting bigger all the time.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>No need to buy inventory up front---With a traditional commerce business, you would need to buy inventory in order to have something to sell. As you can imagine, this would not be cheap. But with a home dropshipping business, you don’t have to buy any inventory to get started. In fact, you only pay for each product as it is sold and your customer has paid you for it. In essence, you are selling products you don’t have in your possession. If this sounds confusing, read on and all will become clear.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>No hassle or expense of packaging and shipping---Because you don’t have the products you sell in your physical possession, your wholesale dropship product source takes care of all the packing and shipping. Yes! All of it. This leaves you free to do the thing that will make you money---sell, sell, sell! You simply find a reputable wholesale product source, select the items you want to dropship, list them on your website or a venue like eBay or Amazon and you're in business!</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Set your own hours---When you work from home as your own boss with a dropshipping business, you set your own schedule. Want to take off on a pretty afternoon and play a few holes of golf or go fishing or shopping or whatever strikes your fancy? Go! You can make up the time if you need to on a rainy day when you would just as soon stay home.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>And speaking of staying home---When you work from home, you never have to worry about shoveling your car out of several feet of snow to drive to work, or get out in pouring down rain and storms, or fight the crowded commuter system, either. You get to earn the money you need right from the privacy, comfort and security of your own nest. How great is that?</li> </ul> <br>There are many reasons why dropshipping is a great home business for retirees, so get started today---you’ll love it!<br><br><br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/101317/Dropshipping-A-Great-Home-Business-for-Retirees&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeWed, 02 Oct 2013 21:42:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:101317http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/101206/6-Tips-to-Make-Working-From-Home-Work-for-You-With-Dropshipping#Comments06 Tips to Make Working From Home Work for You With Dropshippinghttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/101206/6-Tips-to-Make-Working-From-Home-Work-for-You-With-Dropshipping<br><p><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/homebus-resized-600.jpg" alt="work at home dropshipping" class="alignRight" style="float: right;" border="0">Would you love to be working from home and wondering if you could make it work for you with the <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropshipping " target="_blank"><strong>dropshipping</strong> </a>business model?<br><br>Good news! You can!<br><br>There might be a better job somewhere than working from home but if there is, most of those who have their own ecommerce home business might find it hard to believe since they feel they have the closest thing to a 100% perfect way of making a living as exists in the world today.</p> <p><br><br>Ecommerce has changed so many lives for the better. Before the World Wide Web, for instance, mothers who needed to earn an income were faced with the unpalatable choice of leaving their preschool children in day care or with a babysitter and going out to work or being broke. For many of these who were single parents, there really was no choice since no matter how much someone would love to stay home with their kids, someone has to put food on the table and provide shelter, clothing and other necessities of living.<br><br>For retired people who want to supplement an income that doesn’t stretch far enough in these days of rampant inflation and rising prices everywhere from the gas pumps to the grocery stores…working from home is a godsend.<br><br>Ditto for disabled people and many others who have found to their delight that they can earn a great living or as much extra money as they need right from the comfort and privacy of their own homes.&nbsp; <br><br>If working from home and ecommerce are the best things since sliced bread, dropshipping takes it up a notch toward total perfection. Why? Because it is the fastest, least costly and most profitable of any work at home job you could possibly find.<br><br>Here are 6 tips to make working from home work for you with dropshipping:<br><br>1. Decide on a hot niche, one that will have enough demand to keep you in traffic and sales. You can check out eBay to see which products are popular with a high sell through rate, check keywords of possible niche products in the free Google Keyword Tools to find out how many global searches are performed for it each month, read reviews on Amazon and check out the Amazon Top 100 in each category, as well.<br><br>2. Find a reputable wholesale product source that will give you genuine wholesale prices, has high quality products and good business practices such as prompt shipping, sending low inventory notices so you don’t over sell and more. <br><br>3. Choose your dropship products and then list them on your website, or the online venue of your choice such as eBay or Amazon.<br><br>4. Market your dropship home business. Use social media marketing, email marketing, content marketing, video marketing and more to drive traffic to your web site or listings. Remember, business goes where it’s invited, so invite people to check out your dropship products.<br><br>5. Provide great customer service. This is the backbone of any sales enterprise both online and off. Treat people right both before and after the sale and your customers will make the best sales people you could find, plus great brand advocates that send you referrals and new customers. <br><br>6. Treat your home dropship business as a business. Yes, it’s pure bliss to be able to work in your pajamas and work your own hours….staying at home when the weather outside is frightful….avoiding the hustle and bustle of a long commute to work and back or spending a small fortune on gas back and forth to your workplace…but it’s still work and you must treat it as a job. You will not be successful working from home if you fail to hold yourself accountable for good work habits. <br><br>Use these tips to make working from home work for you with a dropship business!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/101206/6-Tips-to-Make-Working-From-Home-Work-for-You-With-Dropshipping&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeSat, 28 Sep 2013 20:26:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:101206http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/101084/5-Tips-to-Streamline-Your-Ecommerce-Dropship-Business-Checkout#Comments05 Tips to Streamline Your Ecommerce Dropship Business Checkout http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/101084/5-Tips-to-Streamline-Your-Ecommerce-Dropship-Business-Checkout<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/checkoutcart.JPG" alt="dropship checkout" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">One of the main things you can do to boost sales and increase your conversion rate is to speed up your ecommerce <strong><a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank">dropship</a></strong> business checkout process.<br><br>Internet retail analysts have long confirmed that in the sales funnel, checkout is probably the biggest jumping off place for buyers who abandon their shopping carts and leave your dropshipping site without completing a purchase.<br><br>So, if you can work on your checkout to make it as quick, painless and streamlined as possible for shoppers, you can reasonably expect to see a surge in your sales and an increase in your conversion rate.<br><br>Here are 5 tips to streamline your ecommerce dropship checkout process:<br><br>I. Don’t ask for too much info. Although you really do want to get shoppers signed up on your opt-in email marketing subscription list, this is secondary to actually making the sale. Don’t distract someone who has placed your items in their shopping cart and gotten that far along in the conversion process by forms to fill out that are not directly part of the checkout and payment process. The forms that do have to be filled out need to be kept as short and simple as possible. If someone is on the point of completing a purchase, hurry things along as fast as you can lest they have a change of heart.<br><br>II. Do display your trust and safety symbols prominently on the checkout page. Since this is one of the biggest hurdles that must be cleared with online shoppers in order to make a sale, you want to give them plenty of assurance that their personal and financial info is safe and secure on your site. <br><br>III. Do have a progress bar that shows shoppers exactly where they are in the checkout process.&nbsp; If you require the email address to be entered twice as most sites do and someone flubs up when entering one of the email addresses---or on any other place on the shipping or billing info forms---be sure to highlight the error so that they can plainly see where they went wrong. Having to play some kind of guessing game or using process of elimination to get these forms filled out correctly has caused man an abandoned shopping cart.<br><br>IV. Keep the steps in the checkout process to as few as you possibly can, preferably no more than three. The fewer steps there are from start to finish of checkout, the more sales you will make and the fewer abandoned shopping carts by people who have had time to get cold feet. <br><br>V. Do display your contact info prominently on the checkout page. It reassures shoppers to know that it will be easy to get in touch with you if they have a question or problem. Display your privacy policy, shipping policy and returns policy, as well. If shoppers can see this stuff at a glance while checking out, they won’t have to leave the checkout page to go and track it down. Once someone exit’s the sales funnel, you may not get them back into it.<br><br>Use these 5 tips to streamline your ecommerce dropship business checkout and make more sales!<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/101084/5-Tips-to-Streamline-Your-Ecommerce-Dropship-Business-Checkout&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeTue, 24 Sep 2013 19:39:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:101084http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100973/How-to-Optimize-Your-Ecommerce-Dropship-Business-for-Mobile-Shopping#Comments0How to Optimize Your Ecommerce Dropship Business for Mobile Shoppinghttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100973/How-to-Optimize-Your-Ecommerce-Dropship-Business-for-Mobile-Shopping<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/cellphone.JPG" alt="dropship mobile shopping" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">In case you didn’t know, mobile shopping is increasing by leaps and bounds, so it would behoove you to make sure your ecommerce <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> business is up to par and fully mobile friendly, especially since the holidays are very close and traffic will be booming on the World Wide Web.<br><br>In case you are unfamiliar with what mobile shopping is, here is a brief explanation:<br><br>Mobile shopping simply refers to shopping online with a mobile device. This could be an iPad, iPhone, tablet, smart phone…any mobile device that can access the internet may be used for shopping online.<br><br>eMarketer has released some of its latest findings about mobile shopping and the results should provide you with ample proof that if your dropship listings or website isn’t mobile friendly, you are definitely missing the boat….a boat loaded with sales and profits!<br><br>Here are some of these interesting stats about mobile shopping that may influence you to get in on it for your home business.<br><br>“Online sales from mobile shopping are predicted to be more than $41 billion in the US this year.<br><br>eMarketer has revised its United States e-tail ecommerce sales estimates to higher than originally estimated and reports that online sales from mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets could account for 16% of all US ecommerce.”<br><br>Still not convinced? Look at this:<br><br> <ul> <li>According to research from eDigitalResearch and IMRG in April 2013, 39% of smartphone owners have already used their mobile device to make a purchase and 10% of all ecommerce website visits come from mobiles.</li> </ul> <br>Now, if you are ready to jump on the mobile shopping bandwagon, here are a few timely tips that will help you optimize your dropship business to snare more mobile sales.<br><br> <ul> <li>Make Payments Easy---If there is one thing you absolutely want to avoid with mobile shoppers it’s a lot of data entry. Avoid unnecessary forms to fill out, etc. Make payments as easy as possible by offering such methods as Paypal and Google Wallet, where most users will already have accounts with stored info.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Make Viewing Easy---Be sure that your page layouts are optimized for mobile devices. In other words, it should adapt to fit any size screen and display accurately. Avoid overcrowding your pages or having “noisy” flash images and other distractions that divert the shopper from the main thing…your products.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Use Apps to Track Mobile Shopping---Analytics are just as vital for mobile ecommerce as conventional online sales. Use apps that will help you analyze and measure your mobile shopping and sales so that you can see where you may need to improve.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Security is Still Important---Security is just as important to mobile online shoppers as it is to everybody else, so be sure to prominently display your trust and security icons and certificates where mobile shoppers will easily see them and feel reassured.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Make One Account Suffice---Your mobile shoppers shouldn’t have to maintain separate accounts. Make their regular online account the same as their mobile account for faster and easier login and use.</li> </ul> <br>Now you have some ideas as to how to optimize mobile shopping for your ecommerce dropship business, so get started before the holiday rush!<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100973/How-to-Optimize-Your-Ecommerce-Dropship-Business-for-Mobile-Shopping&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeFri, 20 Sep 2013 21:39:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100973http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100915/3-Top-SEO-Tips-Dropshipping-for-the-Holidays#Comments03 Top SEO Tips: Dropshipping for the Holidays http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100915/3-Top-SEO-Tips-Dropshipping-for-the-Holidays<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/santa.jpg" alt="SEO dropshipping tips holidays" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">These 3 top SEO tips can increase <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropshipping " target="_blank"><strong>dropshipping</strong> </a>sales for the holidays.<br><br>Believe it or not, even though Halloween is still over a month away, there are already shoppers flocking to the internet to get started on their shopping for the holidays.<br><br>While there are many procrastinators who leave it until the last possible minute, there are also a great number of people who like to get started with their shopping for the winter holidays early and are online now buying gifts for those on their lists.<br><br>Using proper SEO can greatly increase your dropshipping sales during the holidays. Don’t let anyone tell you that SEO is obsolete because it most assuredly is not. When you run across someone that adheres to the belief that SEO is dead, it is someone who was not using SEO best practices anyway….probably a former proponent of the old Black Hat SEO.<br><br>This type of SEO truly is history and we should all be thankful that it is no more. Article farmers who paid people from underprivileged countries literal pennies to crank out hundreds and thousands of articles that were complete and total garbage with no value to anybody. The sole purpose of these “articals” was to pump out keywords in great volume. Never mind whether this content made sense or not (usually not) as long as there were scads of keywords. Those days are gone.<br><br>Nowadays, you need to use SEO in such a way that Google and the other search engines will smile upon you. To do this, follow these 3 top SEO tips:<br><br>1. Choose your keywords wisely. This is one of the key elements of good SEO. For instance, if your niche is pet supplies, don’t focus on “pet supplies” as your main keyword phrase. Instead, go with long tail keywords that describe your products, such as “heated dog bed” or “rawhide treats” or whatever. You get the idea. The principle here is to avoid keywords or keyword phrases that will have a ton of competition. Drill down for less used but more relevant and focused long tailed keywords.<br><br>2. Write for readers, not for the search engines. This is a critical point in today’s SEO. Google and the other major search engines want high quality content, not gibberish stuffed with keywords. Your content should be interesting, informative or educational… even humorous. It doesn’t matter so much which, what matters is that it be of some value to readers. If you are a complete washout at writing decent content, it would be worth your while and money to hire a freelancer or pay a talented friend or acquaintance to do it for you.<br><br>3. Employ quality link building. This is another big change since the Google Penguin and Panda updates. Google never did like poor quality links and now it absolutely hates them. With Google, you are judged by the company you keep, so forget buying links by the droves just to have them. Instead, go for high quality, relevant links that will gain you brownie points with the search engines.<br><br>Use these 3 Top SEO tips to boost dropshipping sales during the upcoming holidays!<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100915/3-Top-SEO-Tips-Dropshipping-for-the-Holidays&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeWed, 18 Sep 2013 21:00:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100915http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100868/Pet-Supplies-Dropshippers-Holiday-Gifts-for-Pets-Boost-Sales#Comments0Pet Supplies Dropshippers: Holiday Gifts for Pets Boost Saleshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100868/Pet-Supplies-Dropshippers-Holiday-Gifts-for-Pets-Boost-Sales<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/christmasdog.jpg" alt="pet supplies dropshippers holidays" class="alignRight" style="float: right;" border="0">Heads up pet supplies <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropshippers" target="_blank"><strong>dropshippers</strong></a>: you can boost sales during the upcoming holiday season with gifts for Fido and Fluffy, plus a variety of other pets.<br><br>According to statistics, people spend a lot of money on their pets. In fact, pet supplies is a fantastic dropshipping niche for this very reason. If you have been longing to walk away from a job you hate in favor of being your own boss and working from home with an ecommerce business, pet supplies as a niche has tons of promise!<br><br>This is especially true during the winter holidays when indulgent pet owners lavish gifts on their four footed friends, or in some cases---two footed or no feet. While it may seem strange to think that someone would buy Christmas gifts for a snake or a fish, people do it. Birds are big favorites for holiday gifts, as well. Actually, almost any kind of pet is a candidate for holiday gifts, so you would probably be well advised to offer a little something for many different sorts of pets.<br><br>That being said, the emphasis will be on felines and canines as cats and dogs are the most popular pets in the world.<br><br>Now, what kind of dropship products would appeal to pet owners looking for that special gift for a furry friend or friends?<br><br>Here are a few suggestions:<br><br> <ul> <li>Toys for dogs</li> <li>Toys for cats</li> <li>Stockings to hang by the chimney</li> <li>Edible treats for dogs</li> <li>Edible treats for cats</li> <li>Dog beds</li> <li>Cat beds</li> <li>Cat condos</li> <li>Cat scratching pads</li> <li>Heated crate or pet bed pads</li> <li>And much more</li> </ul> <br>If you are skeptical that there is really much of a demand for pet gifts during the holidays, take a look at these stats from the American Pet Products Association:<br><br> <ul> <li>53% of dogs and 38 percent of cats receive gifts at Christmas, according to those surveyed in the American Pet Products Association (APPA) 2011 / 2012 National Pet Owners Survey.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Pet retail segments are traditionally among the leaders during the holiday selling seasons, even in the toughest of economic situations. Although this was the case in 2008 and 2009, and the economy only slowly started to improve in 2010 and 2011, pet owners always continued to spend money on their pets over the holidays.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>APPA is also thrilled to announce out of 259 pet owners recently polled on Facebook, 93 percent said “yes” they plan on purchasing a gift for their pet this holiday season.&nbsp;(2012)</li> </ul> <br>And here is more good news:<br><br>These numbers are from the 2007 U.S. Pet Ownership &amp; Demographics Sourcebook:<br><br> <ul> <li>73% of all United States households (about 87 million) have at least one pet.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Dogs are the top pet with 37.2% of pet owning households having at least one.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>More than 45 million people in the United States own dogs.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>32 million of those people will buy Christmas gifts for their pets, and 10 million celebrate their dogs' birthdays.</li> </ul> <br>Okay, we have firmly established that there IS a demand for pet gifts during the holidays!<br><br>Pet supplies dropshippers should start now to get their holiday gift items for pets lined up and work on marketing campaigns, promotion, social media campaigns, email marketing and more.<br><br>If you are dropshipping pet supplies and fail to offer holiday gifts for those pets, you are leaving money on the table.<br><br>Pet supplies drop shippers should begin immediately and be ready of the holiday shoppers!<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100868/Pet-Supplies-Dropshippers-Holiday-Gifts-for-Pets-Boost-Sales&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeTue, 17 Sep 2013 19:43:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100868http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100867/5-Dropshipping-Tips-Gearing-Up-For-the-Holidays#Comments05 Dropshipping Tips: Gearing Up For the Holidayshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100867/5-Dropshipping-Tips-Gearing-Up-For-the-Holidays<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/christmastree.jpg" alt="dropshipping tips holidays" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">It’s almost that time again, when holiday shoppers will be online looking for just the right gifts for those on their lists, so you may be able to use these 5 <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropshipping" target="_blank"><strong>dropshipping</strong></a> tips to help you gear up for the holidays.<br><br>One thing it is important to keep in mind is that even if your sales have been in something of a slump so far this year, if you play your cards right the holidays can work wonders to boost your overall bottom line.<br><br>Retail internet sales analysts are predicting record numbers of online shoppers for this season’s holiday buying and with just a little bit of preparation and work, you can get your share of this very profitable pie.<br><br>Here are 5 dropshipping tips for gearing up to bag those holiday sales:<br><br>1. Tune Up Your Website---Your dropship website needs to run like a well oiled machine 24/7, but if there was ever a time when a fast website with no errors was doubly important, it is the winter holidays shopping season. Check to make sure your pages are all loading correctly with no dreaded 404 errors and that it is loading FAST. Online shoppers are notoriously impatient at the best of times and when they are trying to do their holiday shopping you can count on their patience wearing thin. So, check your website thoroughly to make sure it’s as good as it can be.<br><br>2. Tweak Your SEO---Contrary to what you might have heard, SEO is not dead. In fact, it’s alive and thriving. You must utilize good SEO if you want to maximize sales through the holidays. Make sure you have lots of fresh, relevant content. Tweak your product descriptions and images. Use SEO on your social media pages and in all of your marketing tactics such as email newsletters.<br><br>3. Use Social Media---The holidays are a fantastic time to use social media marketing to its best advantage. Have some contests, offer freebies and coupons, give people an incentive to buy from your dropshipping website. You should decorate your social media pages for the holidays, too. Don’t overload it but do have some festive images and colors.<br><br>4. Map out a strong marketing campaign for the holidays. You can’t wait until the last minute and expect to be as successful as you would have been if you had gotten your ducks in a row and started earlier. Sit down and figure out exactly how you are going to market your dropshipping products, plan your promotions carefully and decide how you will boost your sales accordingly.<br><br>5. Last but not least, decide what dropship products you might add that will boost your sales during the holidays. You may think that your niche won’t lend itself well to adding gift type products and actually---it may not. If you are selling items such as incontinence pads, for example, there simply isn’t much of a way to get festive or add extra products that would make nice gifts and correlate with your niche. But, for the most part, most niches would be prime for adding extra money makers during the winter holidays. If you dropship camping supplies, for instance, the holidays present a great opportunity to highlight down sleeping bags suitable for cold weather camping. <br><br>Use these 5 dropshipping tips to gear up for the winter holidays and you’ll be sure to rake in a lot of extra sales and profits!<br><br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100867/5-Dropshipping-Tips-Gearing-Up-For-the-Holidays&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeTue, 17 Sep 2013 15:37:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100867http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100627/How-to-Unlock-the-Secrets-of-SEO-Build-Your-Dropship-Business#Comments0How to Unlock the Secrets of SEO & Build Your Dropship Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100627/How-to-Unlock-the-Secrets-of-SEO-Build-Your-Dropship-Business<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/lock.JPG" alt="dropship SEO unlock secrets" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Did you know that if you unlock the secrets of effective SEO, you can build and grow your home <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> business?<br><br>SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, isn’t rocket science. You don’t have to be a computer geek or Albert Einstein to master it and make it work for you in your ecommerce business.<br><br>But, you do have to acquire a basic, fundamental understanding of what SEO is and what it can do for you.<br><br>To begin, let’s start by laying to rest one of the myths about SEO circulating around the internet and elsewhere. That is the myth that SEO is dead. <br><br>Head up! SEO is NOT dead! One wonders where these SEO doomsday sayers are getting their information but it is not based on fact. Far from it, in fact. SEO may be more important than ever in driving traffic to your website and dropship listings.<br><br>Here is the thing about SEO: It’s not your mother’s SEO, for sure. The advent of the Google Penguin and Panda algorithm updates did change the way SEO works to some extent. But, be assured that these changes were strictly for the better.<br><br>In the olden days of Google and SEO, you would see so-called “articles” that made absolutely no sense. They were jam packed with keywords to the extent that they were literally just nonsensical jibber jabber with the sole intent being to stuff as many keywords as possible into a document of a few hundred words.<br><br>Thank goodness---those days are gone. Or, they’re gone for savvy ecommerce entrepreneurs who want Google and the other search engines to smile on them.<br><br>No more article farmers pumping out that worthless drivel in an effort to boost their search rankings. This is a good thing! <br><br>Nowadays, if you want to understand they mysteries of SEO, think in terms of quality.<br><br>Quality.<br><br>Quality for the readers who run across your content, either on or off your website or listings on eBay and/or Amazon. High quality content that gives readers something of actual, real value instead of tons of keyword stuffed mishmash that isn’t worth wasting time or energy reading.<br><br>In order to understand the secrets of SEO best practices, don’t write your content for keywords only. Instead, write (or have written, such as the case may be) good quality content that provides a reader with something valuable in some way. It might be educational, instructional, inspiring, humorous….you get the idea. Whatever your content may be, subject wise, it should be worth a reader’s time. <br><br>Google’s Panda and Penguin updates reward this type of high quality content by giving it a boost in search ranking. This is worth untold amounts of money to you because it will drive traffic to your site or listings and increase sales and profits.<br><br>Besides good quality content, Google also wants relevant, fresh content.<br><br>What does this mean? Basically, it simply means that Google wants you to deliver the goods, as regards your content. We’ve all seen the bat and switch stuff on the web with a punchy, attention grabbing title such as “Woman Has Rat Baby” only to click on it and discover a woman has a pet baby rat. Not, as we were led to believe, given birth to a rat.<br><br>Google wants you to keep your content in line and relevant to what your link or title promised the viewer. No bait and switch. Again---a good thing.<br><br>As far as fresh content, this is self explanatory. Google likes fresh, new content. The more the better. If you want to get the maximum benefits of your SEO efforts, keep cranking out that valuable, relevant, fresh content!<br><br>Unlocking the secrets of SEO will build your dropship business!<br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100627/How-to-Unlock-the-Secrets-of-SEO-Build-Your-Dropship-Business&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeFri, 06 Sep 2013 22:45:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100627http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100574/How-to-Change-Your-Life-With-a-Home-Dropshipping-Business#Comments0How to Change Your Life With a Home Dropshipping Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100574/How-to-Change-Your-Life-With-a-Home-Dropshipping-Business<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/happy-resized-600.JPG" alt="dropshipping home business" class="alignRight" style="float: right;" border="0">Did you know that having a home <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropshipping" target="_blank"><strong>dropshipping</strong></a> business could change your life for the better?<br><br>It’s a fact! Anyone who feels trapped in a job that brings them nothing except high stress and low pay can take heart from this, because if you want to make a break for personal and financial freedom and work from home, there is a light at the end of the tunnel with the dropshipping business model.<br><br>Why do so many people stay on and on in jobs that make them totally miserable? <br><br>Well, there might be several reasons for this, depending on the individual circumstances. Here are a few things that cause many people to keep slogging away at a dead end job instead of starting their own home business:<br><br>A. Fear that it would require a lot of start up money <br><br>B. Fear that they would have a lengthy period without an income while the business got on its feet and started making a profit<br><br>C. Fear of failure<br><br>D. Fear of giving up a steady paycheck and venturing into the unknown<br><br>Let’s tackle these reasons for hesitating about starting an online home business in dropshipping one by one:<br><br>A. Fear that starting a home drop ship business would require a big chunk of capital. In a traditional brick and mortar business, and even some ecommerce businesses, this would be true and a definite deterrent to a lot of wannabe ecommerce entrepreneurs without a sizable bank roll to get then started. Not so for a dropshipping business. You don’t have to pay for your products up front, only paying the wholesale product source as each item is sold and you have collected the money for it from your buyer. So---no inventory to buy! You never have the products in your physical possession, either, so there is no expense or labor of housing inventory. This also means that you are spared the expense and hassle of shipping. All you have to do is sell, sell, sell!<br><br>B. Fear of having a long wait before profits start flowing in. With a dropshipping business, this is not a concern as it is with a traditional business. Why not? Because you can select the products you want to dropship and list them on the venue of your choice with a few clicks of your mouse and you’re in business….ready to start making sales an profits literally immediately.<br><br>C. Fear of failure. Fear of failure holds so many people back from the good things in life that could be theirs if they managed to overcome the timidity and fear that is holding them back. Yes, it’s possible to fail. But if you have good, strong work habits and are willing to put your shoulder to the wheel and do what needs to be done in order to succeed with a home dropshipping business, there is no reason for failure. As FDR once said, there is nothing to fear but fear itself. <br><br>D. Fear of the unknown and giving up a steady paycheck. Admittedly, it can be pretty scary taking a leap of faith into the unknown. But, as the old saying goes, if you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got. Not particularly grammatical, but true. In order to change your life for the better, you have to overcome your fear of making the change and just do it. <br><br>A home dropshipping business can give you a quality of life that is simply not possible while working and making money for somebody other than yourself. You will be doing more than making a living---you’ll be making a life. <br><br>So, take the first steps toward changing your life for the better today with a home dropshipping business!<br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100574/How-to-Change-Your-Life-With-a-Home-Dropshipping-Business&bvt=rss">Greg ScottThu, 05 Sep 2013 00:28:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100574http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100502/Tips-for-Spooktacular-Halloween-Dropship-Business-Sales#Comments0Tips for Spooktacular Halloween Dropship Business Saleshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100502/Tips-for-Spooktacular-Halloween-Dropship-Business-Sales<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/halloween1.JPG" alt="tips for dropship Halloween sales" class="alignRight" style="float: right;" border="0">Halloween is just around the corner and this is your chance to scare up some spooktacular <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> business sales!<br><br>Savvy ecommerce entrepreneurs understand the value of holiday sales and how you can greatly boost your bottom line by offering the products online shoppers will be looking for to celebrate these festive occasions such as Halloween.<br><br>Here is a little piece of pertinent info you might not know about Halloween: It’s the third largest of the year. Yes! Not too shabby, right? Knowing this should make it crystal clear to you just how very lucrative Halloween dropship business sales could be!<br><br>Here are a few more juicy little tidbits about Halloween sales as predicted for 2012 from the NRF. (National Retail Federation)<br><br><br> <ul> <li>A record 71.5% of Americans will take part in Halloween</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Seven in 10 Americans (71.5%) will get into the haunting Halloween mood, up from 68.6 percent last year and the most in NRF’s 10-year survey history.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Consumers are expecting to spend more too; the average person will spend $79.82 on decorations, costumes and candy, up from $72.31 last year, with total Halloween spending expected to reach $8.0 billion.</li> </ul> <br>And a quote that should further bolster your interest in Halloween dropship business sales:<br><br>“By the time Halloween rolls around each year it’s safe to say Americans have already spent two months preparing for one of the fastest-growing and most widely-loved holidays of the year,” said NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay. “Retailers know that when it comes to Halloween, new costume ideas for children, adults and pets, and the latest in home and yard décor top people’s shopping lists. We expect retailers to stock their shelves well ahead of time to capture the attention of eager holiday shoppers.” <br><br>Here are a few tips to help you get a slice of this extremely profitable holiday pie this year:<br><br> <ul> <li>Get started now! Although it may seem strange to think about Halloween product sales when the temps are still high in many parts of the country, the fact is that 52% of ecommerce sellers start their holiday sales preparations by or before Halloween. With such a large percentage of the population celebrating Halloween, you can bet that there will be early bird shoppers and you need to have something for them.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Plan your social media, email marketing, AdWords and other marketing you plan to use for Halloween dropship business sales. Get it all mapped out and then get started.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>If you have your own website, decorate for Halloween! This will help to get shoppers in the holiday mood and do a lot to boost sales.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Plan for cross platform success by making sure your website or listings are all mobile friendly. Mobile shopping is rising at a rapid rate. In fact, it almost doubled from the 2011 holiday shopping season and last year’s, with this year’s sales expected to rise even more. Don’t lose business because your Halloween dropship business products are not mobile device accessible.</li> </ul> <br>Use these tips for Spooktacular Halloween dropship business sales and you will have a healthier amount of profit at the end of the year!<br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100502/Tips-for-Spooktacular-Halloween-Dropship-Business-Sales&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeMon, 02 Sep 2013 20:09:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100502http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100483/Use-Wholesale-Dropship-Products-to-Supplement-Ecommerce-Sales#Comments0Use Wholesale Dropship Products to Supplement Ecommerce Saleshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100483/Use-Wholesale-Dropship-Products-to-Supplement-Ecommerce-Sales<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/bigsale.JPG" alt="wholesale dropship products" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Did you know that you can use wholesale<a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title=" dropship" target="_blank"><strong> dropship</strong></a> products to supplement ecommerce sales?<br><br>You can! For instance, if you have your own website, or are an eBay or Amazon seller, or selling on any other online venue, you can easily use wholesale dropship products to boost your bottom line and increase profits.<br><br>How does this work? Well, let’s say that you are selling fishing lures and are doing a great business with them. People who love to go fishing and buy your lures are also likely to buy other fishing related products.<br><br>But, instead of stretching your budget or maybe even taking out a loan to buy more and different inventory, you could simply find a wholesale dropship product source and choose correlating products to sell along with the fishing lures.<br><br>In this way, you could use bundling, cross selling or upselling sales techniques to make more sales.<br><br>The success of this plan will largely depend on the wholesale product supplier you choose. If you select one that charges you basically retail prices, there is no way you will make any money since you can’t buy for resale at retail prices and then turn around and resell for retail prices and have any margin for profit at all.<br><br>So, here are some tips for finding a good wholesale product supplier if you want to source supplemental dropship items for your ecommerce business:<br><br> <ul> <li>Be sure it is an established business, preferably a member of the Better Business Bureau. As fantastic as the internet truly is, the sad fact is that there are scammers who may take your money and run. So, check up and make sure the wholesale dropship product source you are thinking of dealing with is a well respected business.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Be sure that the products supplied by the wholesale product source are high quality. The last thing you want to do is send people inferior, shoddy, poorly made items that are liable to malfunction. Your reputation would be ruined in nothing flat and your ecommerce career would be over due to all the adverse publicity this would get you. It‘s a smart idea to buy one of every product you intend to sell, so that you can see the quality and workmanship for yourself.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Be sure the wholesale product source really does give you true wholesale prices. As mentioned above, this will be a huge factor in the success or failure of your plan to use wholesale dropship products to supplement your ecommerce sales. Paying too much up front will mean that you cannot hope to make enough of a profit on each sale to be worthwhile.</li> </ul> <br>Using wholesale dropship products will be a boon to both you and your customers, since offering the chance to buy other products they need or want is a win-win situation of all concerned.<br><br>Thi8nk about what products you could offer your customers and then use wholesale dropship products to supplement your ecommerce sales!<br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100483/Use-Wholesale-Dropship-Products-to-Supplement-Ecommerce-Sales&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeSat, 31 Aug 2013 22:28:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100483http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100431/How-to-Price-Dropshipping-Products-for-Maximum-Profits#Comments0How to Price Dropshipping Products for Maximum Profitshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100431/How-to-Price-Dropshipping-Products-for-Maximum-Profits<br><img id="img-1377809248529" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/price tag.JPG" alt="pricing dropship products for profit" class="alignRight" style="float: right;" border="0">Anyone about to venture into the world of ecommerce might appreciate learning how to price <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropshipping" target="_blank"><strong>dropshipping</strong></a> products for maximum profits.<br><br>There can be no doubt that ecommerce is the easiest way to start your own business and work from home online, and dropshipping takes this up a notch to make it even easier, faster and less costly.<br><br>The fact is that anybody who is willing to work hard can be tremendously successful with a home dropshipping business, but one of the main things you need to understand is how to price for profit.<br><br>First of all, let’s start with the number one, top and most important point about dropshipping and pricing for maximum profits---heads up:<br><br>You make your money when you buy, not when you sell. <br><br>If this doesn’t make any sense to you and you’re sitting scratching your head, wondering how you can possibly make money while you’re buying and spending money, it’s like this….the price you pay when you buy dropshipping products for resale will determine the amount of profits you are going to make from the sale of those products.<br><br>For example, if you want to dropship televisions and you pay your product supplier $400 each for them, then discover that the average retail sell through price for the model you are selling is only $400, how can you make any profits?<br><br>You won’t.<br><br>It wouldn’t matter if you sold 1,000 of these televisions a day; you are not going to come out ahead. In fact, by the time you cover your operating expenses such as website costs or maybe eBay or Amazon fees---you will be going in the hole.<br><br>Ouch!<br><br>So, the trick is to price your dropship products so that you can make plenty of profits on each sale. The only way to do that is to find a wholesale dropship product source who gives you genuine wholesale prices so that when you turn around and sell at retail prices, you make a goodly profit.<br><br>&nbsp;Here are some tips on smart pricing:<br><br> <ul> <li>Have a pricing strategy. For instance, you might have one or two products that are nothing but loss leaders. You know you aren’t going to make much of a profit on them, but that’s okay as long as you just break even because these loss leaders will lure shoppers to your listings or website and then they will hopefully buy other products, too, which you CAN make a healthy profit on. A good example of this is for eBay dropship sellers to have one famous name item starting at a very low bid, such as $0.99. This will get you a lot of traffic and potential customers for your other items. Don’t panic and think you’ll be paying big bucks and losing your shirt on these loss leaders because you can count on the going for the fair market value, no matter how low you started the bidding.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Use pricing intelligence, which in this case doesn’t refer to your IQ but to spying on your competition. Keep track of what your competitors are doing as far as pricing and then make sure you offer something that will offer customers just a little bit more. This might be expedited shipping, free shipping, etc. One word of caution: Do not try to get into a price war with your competitors. Nobody wins in a price war. Instead, beat them with better customer service or one of the strategies mentioned above.</li> </ul> <br>Use these tips on how to <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/education_read.php?quizID=6" title="price dropshipping products for maximum profits" target="_blank">price dropshipping products for maximum profits</a> and start living large with your own home business!<br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100431/How-to-Price-Dropshipping-Products-for-Maximum-Profits&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeThu, 29 Aug 2013 20:42:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100431http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100330/5-FREE-WordPress-Plugins-for-Your-Home-Dropshipping-Business#Comments05 FREE WordPress Plugins for Your Home Dropshipping Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100330/5-FREE-WordPress-Plugins-for-Your-Home-Dropshipping-Business<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/homeoffice-resized-600.JPG" alt="free Wordpress plugins dropshipping business" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">How would you like to get 5 FREE WordPress plugins for your home <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropshipping " target="_blank"><strong>dropshipping</strong> </a>business?<br><br>First of all, if you are just starting out or about to start up an ecommerce home dropship business, you might be a little vague about what WordPress is and what it does. So, as so often is the case, we turn to our trusty friend Wikipedia---that free online encyclopedia and treasure trove of information---for a great explanation of WordPress:<br><br>“WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL which runs on a web hosting service. Features include a plug-in architecture and a template system. WordPress is used by over 18.9% of the top 10 million websites as of August 2013. WordPress is currently the most popular blogging system being used on the Web, powering over 60 million websites worldwide.<br><br>WordPress users may install and switch between themes. Themes allow users to change the look and functionality of a WordPress website or installation without altering the information content or structure of the site. Themes may be installed using the WordPress "Appearance" administration tool or theme folders may be uploaded via FTP. The PHP, HTML &amp; CSS code found in themes can be added or edited for providing advanced features. Thousands of WordPress themes exist, some free, and some premium (paid for) templates.<br><br>WordPress also features integrated link management; a search engine–friendly, clean permalink structure; the ability to assign nested, multiple categories to articles; and support for tagging of posts and articles. Automatic filters are also included, providing standardized formatting and styling of text in articles (for example, converting regular quotes to smart quotes). WordPress also supports the Trackback and Pingback standards for displaying links to other sites that have themselves linked to a post or article.”<br><br>That gives you the bare bones of it, but there are scads more features such as widgets, multi-blog use and more that come with WordPress. It is important to note that WordPress, although a killer blogging platform, can also be used for ecommerce….which brings us to the meat of this article: free WordPress plugins for your ecommerce home dropship business.<br><br>So, without further ado, here are 5 free and wonderful WordPress plugins to use for your dropshipping business:<br><br>1. <a href="http://wordpress.org/plugins/catablog/" title="Catablog" target="_blank">Catablog</a>: This one is a free comprehensive and effortless tool that allows you to create catalogs, stores and galleries for your blog/dropshipping business. It is quite elegant and professional looking and allows you to catalog almost anything complete with images, descriptions---the whole enchilada---and share it through your dropship blog.<br><br>2. <a href="http://wordpress.org/plugins/branded-email/" title="Branded Email" target="_blank">Branded Email</a>: This handy freebie sends your dropshipping business logo on your WordPress generated emails. Yay! Free branding!<br><br>3. <a href="http://wordpress.org/plugins/fanplayr-social-coupons/" title="Fanplayr" target="_blank">Fanplayr</a>: This plugin allows you to monetize your social platforms such as Facebook by adding social coupons. It adds social game mechanics and challenges that people really like and it’s a win-win for everyone concerned.<br><br>4. <a href="http://wordpress.org/plugins/paypal-shortcodes/" title="Paypal Short Codes" target="_blank">Paypal Short Codes</a>: If you don’t offer the ever popular Paypal as a payment method for your dropshipping business, you will miss a lot of sales! This plugin lets you insert Paypal buttons in your posts or page by means of a shortcode. You can define your email and currency in the Settings, too.<br><br>5. <a href="http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-e-commerce/" title="WP Ecommerce" target="_blank">WP Ecommerce</a>: Last but far from least, this free shopping cart plugin is a real workhorse for ecommerce that allows customers to buy your products, services and digital downloads online.<br><br>Ecommerce can make it possible for you to work from home and earn a great income, so get started now and use one or more of these <a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/83554/need-a-dropshipping-wordpress-plugin-for-your-home-business" title="FREE WordPress plugins for your own home dropshipping business" target="_blank">FREE WordPress plugins for your own home dropshipping business</a>!<br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100330/5-FREE-WordPress-Plugins-for-Your-Home-Dropshipping-Business&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeMon, 26 Aug 2013 23:50:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100330http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100242/6-Tips-to-Help-Optimize-Checkout-Increase-Dropship-Business-Sales#Comments06 Tips to Help Optimize Checkout & Increase Dropship Business Saleshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100242/6-Tips-to-Help-Optimize-Checkout-Increase-Dropship-Business-Sales<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/checkout2-resized-600.JPG" alt="checkout optimization dropship busienss" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">If you are like just about everybody else in ecommerce, you are always looking for ways to increase sales, so you might appreciate these 6 tips to help optimize checkout for your <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship " target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong> </a>business.<br><br>Checkout is critically important! In what is called the “sales funnel”, checkout is the place where a large percentage of shopping carts are abandoned and sales are lost. Therefore, if you want to have a high conversion rate and improve your chances of making more sales and money---streamline and tweak your checkout to be as good as it can possibly get.<br><br>Here are 6 tips that will help you have a champion checkout:<br><br>1. Stick with the essentials only. The cleaner and more focused you can keep your checkout page, the better. You should strive for simple, uncluttered and streamlined. No frills or extras for checkout. Just the bare necessities. This will not only speed up the process, it will help to keep the shopper focused on completing the purchase. Have as few steps as you possibly can from beginning to end of checkout.<br><br>2. Be sure to have a progress bar or indicator that shoppers can plainly see. This tells them where they are in the buying process and again---helps keep their eye on the ball, figuratively speaking. <br><br>3. Do not try to get shoppers to opt-in to your email marketing subscription list, provide their birthday, phone number or any other extraneous details. Yes, it would be nice to have that info, but it can wait until after checkout is complete and the sale is made. Don’t force anyone to register, either. Some people don’t want to go through all that and will leave without completing the sale, so allow people to checkout as a guest.<br><br>4. Offer multiple payment options. Paypal is highly popular and you might be surprised at how it could increase your sales if you allow shoppers to use it for checkout. Ditto for Google Wallet, although it isn’t as much in use as Paypal. People like Paypal because (a) it’s fast and (b) there is no need to enter all of their payment info because it is already there. You may also want to offer shoppers the option of paying by check or money order. Some consumers still prefer these traditional forms of payment.<br><br>5. According to internet research and KISSmetrics, http://blog.kissmetrics.com/shopping-cart-abandonment/&nbsp; 44% of online shoppers abandon a shopping cart because of shipping and handling fees. That’s a LOT! Nearly half if all shoppers, in fact. So, it would be a strategic move on your part to factor the shipping cost into your price and offer free shipping. This, in itself, would greatly increase sales!<br><br>6. One of the biggest obstacles ecommerce entrepreneurs must overcome is the doubt and insecurity many online shoppers feel about buying on the internet. To offset this problem, be sure to display your trust and safety symbols prominently on your checkout page. Ditto for your site security symbols. Show your SSL certificates and badges so that shoppers know their payment and personal data is secure. If you are a member of the BBB, display that symbol, as well. Building trust will play a huge part in reducing shopping cart abandonment. <br><br>Use these 6 tips to help <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/education_read.php?quizID=30" title="optimize checkout " target="_blank">optimize checkout </a>and increase dropship business sales!<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100242/6-Tips-to-Help-Optimize-Checkout-Increase-Dropship-Business-Sales&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeThu, 22 Aug 2013 22:22:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100242http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100212/Start-a-Home-Dropship-Business-It-s-Easy-as-1-2-3#Comments0Start a Home Dropship Business: It's Easy as 1--2-3!http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100212/Start-a-Home-Dropship-Business-It-s-Easy-as-1-2-3<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/123-resized-600.JPG" alt="dropship business start up" class="alignRight" style="float: right;" border="0">Did you know that you can start a home <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> business as easy as 1-2-3?<br><br>You can!<br><br>Anyone who is fed up with the same-old, same-old Daily Grind and longing to work from home, being their own boss with their very own business, can get a dropship business off the ground with a flying start and have money coming in literally right away!<br><br>No long wait as is the general rule of thumb for a traditional brick and mortar business. With a home dropship business, you can get your business up and running and start making sales immediately on the venue of your choice, especially if you go with a huge established online marketplace such as eBay or Amazon. But, we’ll get to that shortly.<br><br>Read on.<br><br>Let’s look at a few of the most common reasons a lot of people stay in low paying, high stress jobs that make them miserable even though they would love to make a break for financial and personal freedom with a home business of their own.<br><br><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Can’t Afford to Wait for Income:</strong></span><br><br>Many wannabe ecommerce entrepreneurs are afraid to take the plunge into their own home business because they can’t afford to go for a long period of time with no paycheck. But, as mentioned above, you don’t have to worry about that with a home dropship business because once you choose your niche and get lined up with a wholesale product source, you can list the products you want to sell with a click of your mouse. This means that you are in business and ready to make sales right away!<br><br><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Afraid of Failure</strong></span><br><br>Some people who are tired of making money for somebody else and would love to see the fruits of their labors in their own pocketbooks hold back because they are afraid of failure. While nobody can deny that failure is possible, even in a home dropship business, if you have good work ethics and realistic expectations of what ecommerce can do for you, you should be able to join the ranks of the many successful home drop shippers.<br><br><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Don’t Know it’s Out There</strong></span><br><br>A lot of people don’t make the break simply because they don’t know they can. They aren’t aware of the tremendous possibilities in a home dropship business. <br><br><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Belief That They Need a Lot of Start Up Capital</strong></span><br><br>Another very common cause of many folks holding back from starting a home business is that they have the mistaken idea it requires a lot of start up capital, but with dropshipping, this isn’t the case at all! You pay nothing up front for the products you sell and only pay your wholesale product supplier as each item is sold and your customer has paid you. So, no big investment to get started making money!<br><br>Now, here is how you can start a home dropship business and get it running, making money for you in nothing flat:<br><br>1. Choose your niche.<br><br>2. Find a reputable wholesale dropship product source.<br><br>3. Decide on a venue and list your items.<br><br>That’s it! Easy as pie and fast!<br><br>Don’t waste another day in a job you hate---<a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/89580/dropshipping-for-dummies-or-how-to-start-a-great-home-business" title="starting a home dropship business " target="_blank">starting a home dropship business </a>is as easy as 1-2-3!<br><br><br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100212/Start-a-Home-Dropship-Business-It-s-Easy-as-1-2-3&bvt=rss">Greg ScottThu, 22 Aug 2013 01:09:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100212http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100208/How-to-Dropship-Plus-Size-Lingerie-for-Great-Profits#Comments0How to Dropship Plus Size Lingerie for Great Profits!http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100208/How-to-Dropship-Plus-Size-Lingerie-for-Great-Profits<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/lingerie3.jpg" alt="dropship plus size lingerie" class="alignRight" style="float: right;" border="0">If you are living for the day you can walk away from your regular job and start a home business. You might like to learn how to <strong><a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank">dropship</a></strong> plus size lingerie for great profits!<br><br>Lingerie is a fantastic niche straight across the board, and plus size lingerie is no exception to this general rule. The fact is that there is a wealth of opportunity in dropshipping plus size lingerie and a world of opportunity for maki9ng a very comfortable living from home if you go about it right.<br><br>First of all, let’s look at the plus size lingerie dropship niche to get a feel for exactly how lucrative it is.<br><br>Here are some interesting tidbits from PRWeb:<br><br>“The Lingerie Stores industry has benefited from the slow decline in the unemployment rate, which has boosted per capita disposable income, allowing consumers to increasingly purchase higher-end lingerie items. Moreover, plus-size intimate apparel has been another growth segment for the industry. <br><br>Over the next five years, conditions are set to improve for the Lingerie Stores industry. From 2012 to 2017, industry revenue is forecast to rise, Moldvay says. During this period, the unemployment rate is expected to slowly trend down, reaching 6.1% by 2017. With more favorable employment trends, per capita disposable income is expected to rise at an average annual rate of 2.3%, allowing consumers to increasingly splurge on higher-end lingerie items. The industry will, however, face increasing external competition from discount retailers, mass merchandisers and e-commerce retailers that are expected to continue expanding their lingerie lines.”<br><br>Plus size lingerie is a multi-billion dollar market and if you are willing to roll up your sleeves and work at it, you can get a nice slice of this super profitable pie!<br><br>Here are some tips to help you dropship plus size lingerie successfully:<br><br> <ul> <li>First, determine what types of plus size lingerie products you want to dropship. There are scads of items available---everything from garter belts to bras to nightgowns and robes---so you may want to drill down within this broad niche to focus on a narrower sub-niche. On the other hand, you may not. If you happen to be one of those people who can’t stand the idea of leaving money on the table by not having a little something for everybody, then by all means go ahead and sell an assortment of plus size lingerie products.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Be sure to find a wholesale product source with high quality plus size lingerie. Your online reputation will hinge on the quality of the products you dropship, so it is imperative to make sure they are good. You should actually order a sample of each piece you plan to sell, just to see for yourself whether it is well made or not.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>While you are shopping around for a dropship product source, be extra careful to deal with a reputable business with a proven track record, preferably a member in good standing of the Better Business Bureau. Inquire about their business practices. For instance, does they company send out Low Inventory notices so that you don’t oversell? Do they ship promptly with the packaging discreet and secure? These things are vitally important to the success or failure of your home dropship business selling plus size lingerie.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Last bit certainly not least, be sure to get wholesale pricing from your dropship product supplier. If you don’t, there is no way you can possibly resell your plus size lingerie for enough money to garner a goodly profit for yourself. If you pay retail prices to your supplier, only one party in this arrangement will be making any money and it won’t be you.</li> </ul> <br>Now you know how to <a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/20245/wholesale-dropship-plus-size-lingerie-for-success" title="dropship plus size lingerie " target="_blank">dropship plus size lingerie </a>for great profits, so don’t delay---get started now and leave that dreary job behind!<br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100208/How-to-Dropship-Plus-Size-Lingerie-for-Great-Profits&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeWed, 21 Aug 2013 21:31:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100208http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100128/How-to-Make-More-Sales-with-Less-Work-Dropship-Home-Business-Tips#Comments0How to Make More Sales with Less Work: Dropship Home Business Tipshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100128/How-to-Make-More-Sales-with-Less-Work-Dropship-Home-Business-Tips<br><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/hourglass-resized-600.jpg" alt="dropship tips" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">If you would like to know how to make more sales with less work, you might appreciate these<a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title=" dropship" target="_blank"><strong> dropship</strong></a> home business tips that will put you on the road to working smarter instead of harder.<br><br>Ecommerce has been a blessing indeed to a lot of people from many different walks of life, including retirees, work at home mothers, those who need to supplement the income from a full time job, those who need to replace a full time job and more. <br><br>While there is no doubt that ecommerce beats the heck out of trudging out to a traditional job working for somebody else, it’s still work. The more shortcuts you can find to save time while boosting earnings will help you enjoy the Good life of working from home even more.<br><br>Here are some tips to help you maximize sales for your dropship business, while streamlining the work and saving time.<br><br> <ul> <li>List your products on more than one site. Yes, you can! You can list on eBay while simultaneously having the same items for sale on Bonanza or a similar site. After all, it’s your stuff. You can do whatever you want to with it. Just be sure to update your inventory when you make a sale. For instance, if you sell an item you have listed on eBay, be sure to remove the listing from any other sites to make sure you don’t over sell. Customers tend to get irate about that and don’t much like it when you cancel their order.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Forget trying to multitask. It simply doesn’t work. Instead, try working in a parallel fashion, which means that if you have some dead time while waiting for one task to complete, be working on something else in the meantime. For example, if you are downloading a sizeable number of new dropship products from your wholesale product source and the download will take a few minutes, minimize that window and work on something else until the download is complete. You might be surprised how much this can improve your productivity! If you are selling on eBay, for instance you could spend this time writing a new marketing newsletter to your subscribers, letting them know you are adding new products.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Be realistic about reaching a point of diminishing returns. For example, are you spending an inordinately long time on each listing---tweaking your descriptions past the point where all that extra work and time…agonizing over every word…. will produce more sales? Are you taking pains with each template, trying to make it look showroom perfect and unique? While it is important to have attractive listings, this is only true up to a point. The bottom line is that shoppers are more interested in the products you are selling, so in the final analysis, if you are spending too much time making fancy templates---you are wasting time that could be best spent doing something that would actually help to make sales.</li> </ul> <br>Use these tips to make <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/education_read.php?quizID=90" title="more sales in less time in your dropship home business " target="_blank">more sales in less time in your dropship home business </a>and you’ll see a difference!<br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100128/How-to-Make-More-Sales-with-Less-Work-Dropship-Home-Business-Tips&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeSun, 18 Aug 2013 20:45:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100128http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100123/6-Secrets-to-Selling-More-Dropship-Products-on-eBay#Comments06 Secrets to Selling More Dropship Products on eBayhttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100123/6-Secrets-to-Selling-More-Dropship-Products-on-eBay<br><img id="img-1376770885219" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/salesign.jpg" alt="6 secrets dropship sales" class="alignRight" style="float: right;" border="0">Would you like to know the 6 secrets to selling more <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> products on eBay?<br><br>Read on and get the low down on what it takes to rev up eBay dropshipping sales!<br><br>Some people mistakenly believe that selling on eBay is different than other types of sales. In a way, this is true, because there are some unique do’s and don’ts that are all part and parcel of selling on eBay, one of the two largest online marketplaces in the world today. (Amazon is Number One, sorry eBay.)<br><br>Since eBay is an auction site, there are fundamental differences. That being said, there is a Buy It Now option that allows for instant, flat out sales instead of waiting for an auction to play out. Now let’s take a look at the 6 important secrets to boosting eBay dropship sales, bearing in mind that when all is said and done, the principles of success with sales on eBay are the same as any other ecommerce endeavor.<br><br>1. Have a niche product with a high enough demand that you get plenty of viewers and potential buyers. Regardless of platform or type of sales, it all comes down to supply and demand. If there is a great demand for something and you supply that demand, you will almost certainly be successful. But, if you make a poor choice when it comes to a niche and try to peddle something on eBay that virtually nobody wants---you are doomed to failure. <br><br>2. Have a fantastic title. Your title is your first line of communication with shoppers on eBay, along with your gallery image, so it needs to be eye catching and make people want to click through and actually read your listing. It also needs to use keywords wisely in order for the eBay search engine, Cassini, to pick it up and put it where it belongs. Romance your title! For instance, which sounds better: “Used Cell Phone” or 4G iPhone with All the Bells &amp; Whistles Works Great”? You get the idea.<br><br>3. Give an excellent description. This is your chance to tell someone everything they need to know about your dropship product in order to make a buying decision. Many ecommerce entrepreneurs lose sales because they fail to provide enough info about their item. Online shoppers rely on your images and description to furnish sufficient information and enable them to decide whether to buy or not. You can use the descriptions from your wholesale product source, but if you really want to make more sales on eBay---write your own!<br><br>4. Use the free marketing tools provided by eBay. There is a Markdown Manager, for instance. Plus you can send out marketing emails to subscribers, showcase your newly listed or favorite items, and much more. These tools can be very beneficial in helping you make sales!<br><br>5. Use good images and have enough of them to show your products to their best advantage. For example, if you are selling plus size lingerie, try to show the front, back, side and close up views so that shoppers are able to really see and appreciate your products. As with descriptions, you can use the images provided by your wholesale dropship product supplier, but the smart thing to do is obtain one of every product you sell on eBay and take your own photos. This will give you a huge edge over the competition!<br><br>6. Be professional. This means no poor grammar, misspelled words, typos or other booboos that make you appear unprofessional and not overly bright. This does not inspire confidence in the average shopper and who could blame them? The more polished your descriptions and the better your photos, the more you will seem to be an expert in your niche, which scores points with shoppers.<br><br>Use these <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/education_read.php?quizID=44" title="6 secrets to start selling more dropship products on eBay" target="_blank">6 secrets to start selling more dropship products on eBay</a>!<br><br><br><br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100123/6-Secrets-to-Selling-More-Dropship-Products-on-eBay&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeSat, 17 Aug 2013 20:18:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100123http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100070/Starting-a-Home-Dropship-Business-Don-t-Know-What-to-Sell#Comments0Starting a Home Dropship Business & Don’t Know What to Sell?http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100070/Starting-a-Home-Dropship-Business-Don-t-Know-What-to-Sell<br><p><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/confused mystery shopper.jpg" alt="dropship products" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Are you in the first stages of trying to start a home <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> business and stymied about what products to sell?</p> <p>This is a very important aspect of your ecommerce business, so it is wise to take your time and be sure to choose a niche and product/s that will be good performers for you. If you don’t do the necessary research before choosing a niche, you could sink your home business before it leaves the dock, so proceed with caution!</p> <p>First of all, let’s clarify one major point: Forget everything you have ever heard about only selling things you have a “passion” for. This is hogwash, basically. Yes, it would be nice to be passionate about the products you sell, but it certainly isn’t necessary.</p> <p>Passion is a rather overworked word these days. Everywhere you look, you see people who are “passionate” about this, that and the other. Suddenly, even mundane, ho hum, run of the mill things are inspiring passion in people. For example, you might advertise for someone to type a transcript of a book and get applicants who claim to be passionate about typing.</p> <p>Really? Typing? (This is a true story.)</p> <p>Look at it this way. You may adore oysters and absolutely love them---fried, baked or on the half shell. But, if you went to work in an oyster house that served nothing but oysters and you ate them every day for a while, don’t you think that passion would begin to wane? Of course it would!</p> <p>It is the same thing with dropship products. Even if you start out being passionate about a particular product, after a while it will eventually be more of a way to make a living than something you could wax poetic about for hours on end….and that’s as it should be. If you want to be passionate about something connected with your dropship business, be passionate about making money!</p> <p>Now, here are a few tips to help you choose your home dropship business products wisely:</p> <ul> <li>Consider a niche that has a ton of accessories and correlating products. For example, let’s say you are selling dog beds and a shopper adds a bed to his/her cart. Now you can show the shopper other dog products. This is a fantastic way to increase sales because (a) you’re pitching the sale to someone who is already in “buying mode” and (b) chances are that someone who needs a dog bed might need leashes, collars, toys and so on. Remember, with dropshipping you don’t have to buy inventory up front, so you can sell as many products as you like!</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>We’ve squelched the question of your personal passion when it comes to your dropship niche, but if you pander to the passions of others you will land on your feet and make a lot of sales and money. Think hobbyists, for instance. Many of these folks really are passionate about their hobby and will buy scads of things for it. You might look at quilting supplies, scrap booking, sports cards and many other hobbies.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Consider selling products that fall in the legendary sales “sweet spot.” Generally speaking, this is within the $100 to $200 range. If you sell items that cost more than this, you may run into much heavier customer service as shoppers tend to want to actually speak with someone before pulling the trigger on the deal. That’s fine if you have 24 hour live support, but most ecommerce entrepreneurs with home businesses don’t have that.</li> </ul> <br> <ul> <li>Another good dropship product niche is items that people buy repeatedly. This covers a lot of territory. For example, it might be household cleaning supplies, health and beauty products or all sorts of other things we all buy and use up and buy again. And again. And again. You get the idea. This is a wonderful way to build a great repeat customer base, too! Use these ideas to choose a good niche for your home dropship business products and get started today!</li> </ul> <p>Use these ideas to <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/education_read.php?quizID=2" title="choose a good niche for your home dropship business" target="_blank">choose a good niche for your home dropship business</a> products and get started today!&nbsp; Check out <span style="color: #0000ff;"><a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/drop_ship_source.php " title="dropship source" target="_blank"><span style="color: #0000ff;">dropship source</span></a></span> to get started.<br><br></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100070/Starting-a-Home-Dropship-Business-Don-t-Know-What-to-Sell&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeThu, 15 Aug 2013 22:38:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100070http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100039/5-Simple-Steps-to-Grow-Your-Home-Dropship-Business#Comments05 Simple Steps to Grow Your Home Dropship Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100039/5-Simple-Steps-to-Grow-Your-Home-Dropship-Business<br><p><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/steps.jpg" alt="5 steps grow dropship busienss" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Are you interested in finding out how 5 simple steps can grow your home <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> business and make more money for you?</p> <p>Sure you are! Who doesn’t want to make more money, especially if it can be done fairly easily, with just a minimum of fuss and bother?</p> <p>The thing is that once you learn these steps and how to successfully implement them, doing them will become second nature to you and the whole process will be even that much easier! Read on to get the skinny on these simple but effective steps that can help shift your dropship business sales into high gear.</p> <p>I. Devote one hour out of every work day to marketing. Just one hour of marketing a day for your home dropship business can mean substantial growth in sales. Use that hour to map out your advertising and marketing campaigns, promotions, social media marketing efforts, email marketing, video marketing and all other methods you can use to market your online dropship business. Be consistent! Use part of the hour to plan marketing efforts, and the rest to work on marketing emails, social media, videos and so on.</p> <p>II. Set aside at least 15-30 minutes a day to customer service. This might include sending follow up emails to shoppers who have abandoned their shopping carts and offering them a special deal to come back and complete the purchase, following up with questions or complaints from customers, special request and more along the line of giving excellent service to your customers. This will pay big dividends over time!</p> <p>III. Spend at least an hour every working day on product research and analyzing your sales and traffic. Analysis is vital because it is the only way you can keep up with your ales and track them. When you do this, you will often recognize buying trends that you would completely miss without the analysis. There are several free tools and services on the internet to help you do this.</p> <p>IV. Spend at least 15 minutes a day testing your website. Make sure it is running up to speed with no broken links or 404 errors. If you are an eBay or Amazon seller, check your titles, descriptions, specs and everything else included in your dropship product pages. Sometimes simple errors can cost you a lot of sales before you even have a clue there is a problem, which is why it is best to check in on things daily.</p> <p>V. Plan on spending at least an hour a day on sales techniques that will help build your dropship business. For example, start using such sales techniques as cross selling, up selling and bundling. This will sometimes involve sourcing additional dropship products that correlate with your existing items so that you will have more to offer shoppers.</p> <p>By making it a practice to follow them faithfully can make a tremendous difference in your dropship business sales!&nbsp; Also check out <span style="color: #0000ff;"><a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/education_read.php?quizID=15" title="Five Simple Ways to Grow Your Business" target="_blank"><span style="color: #0000ff;">Five Simple Ways to Grow Your Business</span></a></span> for similar great ideas on things you can do every day that make a huge positive difference in your business sales!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/100039/5-Simple-Steps-to-Grow-Your-Home-Dropship-Business&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeWed, 14 Aug 2013 22:03:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:100039http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/99921/7-FREE-eCommerce-Templates-for-a-Home-Dropship-Business#Comments17 FREE eCommerce Templates for a Home Dropship Businesshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/99921/7-FREE-eCommerce-Templates-for-a-Home-Dropship-Business<br><img id="img-1376174094194" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/2979_wpm_lowres.png" alt="free ecommerce dropship business templates" class="alignCenter" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="0"><br>Are you in the initial stages of starting a home <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship" target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong></a> business and interested in some FREE great looking, professional ecommerce templates?<br><br>If your answer is yes, read on and find out how you can get fantastic, high quality ecommerce templates for free! First of all, though, let’s talk about why it is important to have a high quality, professional looking ecommerce template for your home dropship business. <br><br>Imagine that you stop at a traditional brick and mortar store to sort of check it out and see what they have. The parking lot is a crazy quilt of cracked pavement and potholes deep enough to be hiding Jimmy Hoffa.<br><br>The automatic entrance door doesn’t work, so you have to push with all your might to even get inside. When you finally make it into the store, you see that the floor is littered with trash and looks as though it hasn’t had even a passing acquaintance with a broom or mop in quite a long time.<br><br>The merchandise is helter skelter, some haphazardly on hangers and some strewn around on the floor or piled on dusty display tables. You wonder if the employees have been abducted by aliens since you don’t see any signs of life in the entire building, except for a rather large rat that just scuttled past your feet and a few friendly roaches.<br><br>Would you want to buy anything from that store?<br><br>Probably not. <br><br>Your online store is much the same way. When visitors arrive on your site, they will judge you largely by first impressions. This means that the first impression you make on your potential customers had better be good. A high quality, professional looking ecommerce template will make your dropship business website seem high quality and professional. This is the impression you want to cultivate!<br><br>Here are <a href="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/28844/10-FREE-High-Quality-eCommerce-Templates-for-dropshipping" title="7 FREE great looking ecommerce templates" target="_blank">7 FREE great looking ecommerce templates</a> for your home dropship business from Enough. http://www.enough.pro/15-best-ecommerce-templates-for-website-absolutely-free/<br><br>1. Business and Office Supplies. This is a beautiful, bold and eye catching ecommerce template and ideal for anyone whose niche is in business or office supplies. File type is: JS, HTML, CSS.<br><br>2. Boutique. This great looking, very stylish template would be great for someone whose niche is furniture, home décor and related products. It is simple and user friendly, but has all the bells and whistles such as links to your social media sites and so on. File Type : JS, HTML, CSS.<br><br><br>3. Shopper Friend. This template has a shopping cart, categories, search panel, sliding carousel and much more. Great for cell phone dropshipping or any sort of electronics items. It has your social widgets, too. File Type : JS, HTML, CSS.<br><br>4. PCStore. This is a truly sleek, high tech looking ecommerce template well suited for computer or accessory dropshipping sales. Very bold and cutting edge! File Type : JS, HTML, CSS.<br><br>5. Best Seller. Tailor made for an online bookstore! User friendly for customers and you can easily customize it to suit your needs, as well. File Type : JS, HTML, CSS.<br><br>6. Online Store. This one is primarily designed for clothing dropshipping and would lend itself well to lingerie along with other types of clothing. File Type : HTML, CSS.<br><br>7. Linen Theme. Clean, simple and elegant, this one will adapt to almost any niche. With its stretch design, it will fit 90% of a browser window. File Type : HTML, CSS.<br><br>Check out these 7 free ecommerce templates and see to it that your home dropship business site puts its best foot forward so that you make plenty of sales and profits!<p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/99921/7-FREE-eCommerce-Templates-for-a-Home-Dropship-Business&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeSun, 11 Aug 2013 00:27:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:99921http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/99920/3-FREE-Sources-of-Images-for-Your-Dropshipping-Business-Blog#Comments03 FREE Sources of Images for Your Dropshipping Business Bloghttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/99920/3-FREE-Sources-of-Images-for-Your-Dropshipping-Business-Blog<br><img id="img-1376171701637" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/FRAME.jpg" alt="free image sources dropshipping blog" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">If you read the last post, you now know how risky it is to use images that are copyrighted for your <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropshipping" target="_blank"><strong>dropshipping</strong></a> business blog, so now you can take a look at these 5 sources of high quality images that can be used without fear of being sued.<br><br>Images in your blog add a lot as far as engaging your audience, so you don’t want to not use them. On the other hand, the extra business you generated with your bog could be wiped out in one fell swoop if you use an image you aren’t supposed to use and find yourself getting a nasty letter from a lawyer letting you know you’re being sued for copyright infringement.<br><br>Ouch!<br><br>Use images, by all means. But, use them wisely. The following 3 sources of free images have a treasure trove of high quality photos and clip art that are yours to use absolutely free. It is important to note that some might ask you to link back to the site or credit the owner of the images. Do NOT ignore this request! Do exactly as you are asked to do and all will be copacetic. Fail to heed them at your own risk and on your own head be it.<br><br>I. <a href="http://karenswhimsy.com/public-domain-images/" title="Karen’s Whimsy" target="_blank">Karen’s Whimsy</a>: This site is chock full of all kinds of interesting images. They are all in the public domain, which means they are not protected by a copyright. The images are from the website owner’s personal collection of collection of old books, magazines, and postcards and are all from material printed prior to 1923. Some sites like this one don’t allow you to use the images for commercial use, such as a business blog, but it’s fine and dandy here.<br><br>II. <a href="http://www.freestockphotos.biz/faq.php#faq3" title="Free Stock Photos" target="_self">Free Stock Photos</a>: This great website has more than 15,000 images there for the taking. Whatever it is you are looking for, chances are high that you can find it here. All of the images are free, but some have special image license terms that you must adhere to. For example, with a Creative Commons Attribution licensed image, you might be required to give attribution to the author. This is no big deal and certainly a small price to pay to have access to fantastic images that won’t get you sued for thousands of dollars.<br><br>III. <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page " title="Wikimedia Commons" target="_blank">Wikimedia Commons</a>: Another veritable goldmine of non-copyrighted images, all from contributors, bless ‘em. Like the other two sites, there may be certain specific guidelines you need to go by in order to use an image, so abide by the terms. There are almost 18,000 images to choose from! You can use the search box or just browse images until you something that strikes your fancy.<br><br>Images add value to your dropshipping blog content and with the wealth of free sources on the internet, there is no reason to risk being sued, so check out the sites mentioned above and start protecting yourself from a potential lawsuit by only using completely free-to-use images!&nbsp; Check out <span style="color: #0000ff;"><a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/drop_ship_source.php " title="dropship source" target="_blank"><span style="color: #0000ff;">dropship source</span></a></span> to get started with your dropship business.<br><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/99920/3-FREE-Sources-of-Images-for-Your-Dropshipping-Business-Blog&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeSat, 10 Aug 2013 21:41:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:99920http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/99905/How-to-Avoid-Being-Sued-Your-Dropship-Business-Blog-Images#Comments0How to Avoid Being Sued: Your Dropship Business Blog Imageshttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/99905/How-to-Avoid-Being-Sued-Your-Dropship-Business-Blog-Images<br><p><img src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/moneyhand-resized-600.jpg" alt="dropship business" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">Did you know that you could be fined thousands of dollars for using copyrighted images in your blogs posts for your home <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship " target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong> </a>business?<br><br>It’s true!<br><br>In fact, don’t brush this off as a one in a million thing that happens to other people but is never likely to happen to you, because the fact is that more and more people are finding themselves in legal difficulties for using an image they had no authority or permission to use. These lawsuits can be for big bucks. One content agency recently related their story of how they were sued for $8,000 for an image that appeared in a blog post viewed less than 100 times. <br><br>They managed to settle for $6,000, but that still isn’t chicken feed to most of us. <br><br>In other words, you don’t have to maintain a hugely popular blog with scads and scads of readers to get caught and sued.<br><br>Here are some of the things you need to know about images found on the internet that absolutely must be followed to avoid being sued.<br><br>Currently, Fair Use image copyright laws state that you are financially liable for using copyrighted images, even under the following circumstances: <br><br></p> <ul> <li>You used the image accident accidentally</li> <li>You removed the image right away after getting a DMCA takedown notice</li> <li>You resized the image</li> <li>The picture is licensed to your own Web developer, because you are required to&nbsp;&nbsp; have a license of your own according to Getty Images</li> <li>You linked to the photo source and cited the photographer’s name as well</li> <li>Your website is not commercial and you don’t make money from your blog</li> <li>You posted a disclaimer about images on your site or blog post</li> <li>The image is embedded but isn’t saved on your server</li> <li>The image was found on the internet</li> </ul> <p><br>As you can see, there really aren’t any acceptable excuses or loopholes if you are caught using images you aren’t supposed to use in your ecommerce dropship business blog. As a state trooper or other law enforcement officer might tell you if you are stopped for speeding and hasten to inform him/her that you didn’t know it was a 30 mph zone---ignorance is no excuse for breaking the law. This applies to images, too.<br><br>Here are some ways to protect yourself from a lawsuit for infringement of copyright laws with images:<br><br></p> <ul> <li>Familiarize yourself with image copyright laws. If you don’t know about them, take a crash course ASAP!</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Find some good free online images to use.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Even some of the free images have strings attached, such as linking back or crediting the owner of the image. If you fail to do this, you can be sued.</li> </ul> <p><br>As mentioned earlier, this is no longer a random occurrence. There are attorneys who are the internet image-copyright-violation version of ambulance chasers. They spend their time, or hire someone else to do it for them, searching out unlawful images and then convincing their new client--the owner of the image---to sue the perpetrator. If you don’t want this to be you…get proactive about protecting yourself.<br><br>Your dropship business blog images are important to help you engage with your audience, but use them wisely and don’t get sued!</p> <p><span class="hs-cta-wrapper" id="hs-cta-wrapper-a6dd1d02-dfb5-4530-84ff-27798fadb6fe"> <span class="hs-cta-node hs-cta-a6dd1d02-dfb5-4530-84ff-27798fadb6fe" id="hs-cta-a6dd1d02-dfb5-4530-84ff-27798fadb6fe"> <a href="http://cta-redirect.hubspot.com/cta/redirect/41336/a6dd1d02-dfb5-4530-84ff-27798fadb6fe"><img class="hs-cta-img" id="hs-cta-img-a6dd1d02-dfb5-4530-84ff-27798fadb6fe" style="border-width:0px;" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/41336/a6dd1d02-dfb5-4530-84ff-27798fadb6fe.png"></a> </span> <script type="text/javascript"> (function(){ var s='hubspotutk',r,c=((r=new RegExp('(^|; )'+s+'=([^;]*)').exec(document.cookie))?r[2]:''),w=window;w[s]=w[s]||c, hsjs=document.createElement("script"),el=document.getElementById("hs-cta-a6dd1d02-dfb5-4530-84ff-27798fadb6fe"); hsjs.type = "text/javascript";hsjs.async = true; hsjs.src = "//cta-service-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/loader.js?pg=a6dd1d02-dfb5-4530-84ff-27798fadb6fe&pid=41336&hsutk=" + encodeURIComponent(c); (document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0]||document.getElementsByTagName("body")[0]).appendChild(hsjs); try{el.style.visibility="hidden";}catch(err){} setTimeout(function() {try{el.style.visibility="visible";}catch(err){}}, 2500); })(); </script> </span></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Start your own online <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com" mce_href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com">dropship</a> business today!<br></p> <img src="http://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=41336&k=14&bu=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/&r=http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/99905/How-to-Avoid-Being-Sued-Your-Dropship-Business-Blog-Images&bvt=rss">Amanda BrookeFri, 09 Aug 2013 22:26:00 GMTf1397696-738c-4295-afcd-943feb885714:99905http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/99902/3-Tips-for-a-Dropship-Business-Blog-How-to-Engage-Readers#Comments03 Tips for a Dropship Business Blog: How to Engage Readershttp://blog.dropshipaccess.com/bid/99902/3-Tips-for-a-Dropship-Business-Blog-How-to-Engage-Readers<br><img id="img-1376103879014" src="http://blog.dropshipaccess.com/Portals/41336/images/keyboard-resized-600.jpg" alt="dropship blog" class="alignLeft" style="float: left;" border="0">If you have a home <a href="http://www.dropshipaccess.com/" title="dropship " target="_blank"><strong>dropship</strong> </a>business, blogging is one of the best ways to market and promote it---provided you are able to engage readers.<br><br>Blogging can be tremendously helpful in boosting traffic and sales for your online dropship business IF it is done correctly. A good business blog can work wonders to grow your home business and can also help to establish you as an authority within your niche, which can be most beneficial.<br><br>These 3 tips can help you learn how to engage readers and build your dropship home business with blogging.<br><br>Here are some helpful hints to help you make your business blog more engaging.<br><br>I. Be consistent. While it’s okay to skip a day or so when an unexpected emergency pops up, this is not something you want to do routinely. In order to engage readers and build a strong base of viewers who come back to read your blog posts again and again, you need to be consistent about posting fresh, relevant material. Ideally, you can post a blog post at least once a day….more if at all possible. Keep in mind that Google loves fresh, relevant, valuable content; so the more you provide, the better off you will be with Google and the other search engines. This is especially true since the advent of the Panda and Penguin Google algorithm updates.<br><br>II. Provide good content. Your blog posts should always strive to provide something of value to the reader. Yes, you want to promote your dropship business, but you don’t want to inundate readers with tons of sales hype, either. It’s okay to mention your dropship or other ecommerce business from time to time, but be careful not to over do it. Your blog content needs to provide relevant material, so you could write about ecommerce or online sales venues like eBay or Amazon, marketing and more along those lines. Since a dropship business is generally a home business, you can write about all aspects of starting and running a home business, too.<br><br>III. Integrate your blog posts into your social media marketing efforts. You can set up to have your blog articles automatically posted to face book or the URL sent to Twitter, for instance. This is a great way to reach out to a broader audience and get new fans and followers for your dropship business. Although Google and the other major search engine tend to be secretive about how much weight social buzz gives you in search results, there can be no doubt that it plays a significant part. How could it not, considering the massive popularity of social media? 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