My Dropshipping trip with AliExpress

While I give the final touches and prepare my site for the market, I would like to share with you my experience and recommendations regarding the choice of a niche for such websites.

How to find a good niche for AliExpress direct shipping store?

1. Popularity and trend.

When choosing a niche for your direct shipping website, you should focus only on products that are always in demand and have a positive or at least stable trend.

Go to google.ru/trends to get a better idea about the selected niche. For example, we are going to build a store that will sell "Harry Potter" products for Harry Potter fans.

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We can see a small decrease since 2004, but the overall picture looks good, there are no dramatic drops and the trend is quite stable. So, the Harry Potter niche seems interesting to me for a direct shipping site.

Then go to the niche ("Nokia") that is not worth trying:

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2. The competition.

It is impossible to find a popular niche with a good trend without competition, of course. Before launching your Drop Shipping store, it is strongly recommended to search for similar web stores on the Internet. If you find many good sites that offer the same products (especially at good prices), you should probably think of another niche and products, which are usually harder to find. Obviously, it makes no sense to create other usual stores of "Shoes", "Parts of cars", "Gardening". It is better to take a narrow niche and try to be creative.

3. AliExpress Stock.

Before starting to build your web store, make sure there are enough categories and products available in the niche. Go to AliExpress.com and enter the necessary keywords in the search bar. In my case with & # 39; Harry Potter & # 39; everything looks fine.

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4. Prices.

In general, AliExpress offers very competitive (often unbeatable) prices for many products. However, I would always recommend doing a little research on the prices of the products you are going to sell on your site. Ideally, the prices of AliExpress should be twice as low as the prices of its competitors.

You should choose at least 5-10 products in the selected niche and find the best prices for these items on AliExpress. Then, go to search.aol.com, enter the shopping section and search for the same products to compare their prices with prices on AliExpress.

Let's take an example.

I found such a Harry Potter scarf on AliExpress for $ 9.05 / piece.

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Then I went to search.aol.com and found the same item sold by other sellers.

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As you can see the prices are much higher. In my opinion, it is a good article that is worth adding to my store.

to be continue…