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MemberMarch 8, 2021 at 8:19 pm0Level 1
Let’s discuss how to build an ecommerce business
1) Sign up on Shopify
2) Setup an Instagram Page and get to 10K followers
3) Enable Instagram shopping option
4) Join ecommerce communities
5) Make your first sale
6) Learn from mistakes and grow.
7) Don’t give up and find dropshipping suppliers.
MemberMarch 8, 2021 at 8:24 pm0Level 1
What kind of business? Dropshipping or inventory based??
MemberMarch 8, 2021 at 8:26 pm0Level 1
In any case, better to start as a dropshipping based and then keep on adding inventory as you go forward and understand the demands of your set of customers.
Here is a list of dropshipping suppliers: http://www.x-cart.com/list-of-dropshipping-suppliers/
MemberMarch 8, 2021 at 8:28 pm0Level 1
You can take a 14 day free trial for shopify just to test the water. The thing with dropshipping is – because of virtually no barrier to entry, anybody can start this but then later on they get demotivated..So, make sure you are motivated enough to see it through. Some online communities are comprised up entirely of owners with 6 and 7 figure businesses.
BUT, it takes work..
MemberMarch 8, 2021 at 8:36 pm0Level 1
Thanks for your suggestions Maya, I will check that for sure. Is there any alternative to Shopify though?? The 14 day trial doesn’t seem to do the trick for me
MemberMarch 8, 2021 at 8:37 pm0Level 1
Sure, you can try WooCommerce
MemberMarch 8, 2021 at 8:38 pm0Level 1
Basically, Shopify is everything served to you in a plate with a white glove while WooCommerce demands a bit of tweaking and coding to make it suit your needs. But, if you want something no risk, to try, WooCommerce could be it for you, it also has a pretty supportive community
MemberMarch 8, 2021 at 8:39 pm0Level 1
Gotcha Maya, will check it!! Thanks a ton
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