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What do successful stores have in common?

We have been looking back at the last 20 months that DropHippo has been running and noticed that we have shipped over 100,000 orders, over 8 figures in stores revenue and hundreds of customers. We are very proud of these numbers as we know it is still only the beginning of the DropHippo journey and, as we come into the 2nd half of 2020, we are confident we will continue to grow each month and help more stores scale in confidence with us.

As you all know, we have all been in lockdown these last few months so, with the permission of our customers, we took the opportunity to have a deeper look at some of our biggest customers stores and we noticed right away that a high percent of them actually run in a very similar way. All stores that we looked at have done over $100k in revenue with us so we know that they understand Ecommerce and are running a very tight ship.

Unique Design

One of the 1st things we can across was that most stores did not look like the majority of “normal” Dropshipping stores you see on FB or beyond every day. With these very well designed stores they are able to stand out from the crowd and ensure they don’t just look like the last 100 online stores most customers have seen on a daily basis. This ensures not only that they are unique but also look like brand so they can easily take to the next level.

Product Pages

SALES COPY, SALES COPY, SALES COPY. This is one of the main features that sets these stores apart from others. With a well written and carefully thought out sales copy they ensure when a customer lands on their sales page that they are able to not only get all information need for them to make a decision on buying the product there and then but they also highlight exactly how the product can enhance there life or solve an issue they never knew they had. We have to say that some of the sales copy we have seen on these stores even impressed us and we cannot stress enough how important it is to have great sales copy on your store and not just for the product you are driving ads to. Put yourself in the shoes of a customer – would you buy from a website that does not have compelling sales copy?

High Quality Product Images

Ensuring you show the product in the best light having well made pictures and videos are a must. Most we know buy the product themselves and will then have videos and pictures taken of them by a professional videographer or photographer. Having the product in your own hands also lets you see the quality and be able to write better copy about it. If they don’t buy it, they do request some more images from us which, if we have, we are more than happy to provide but nothing beats having the product in your own hands.

Split Testing

A/B split testing is a must. We all say we do but most never do it and that is testing many different angles for your sales page. This can be as simple as changing the sales copy or using a collection of different images. By doing this you ensure you are getting the maximum out of your sales page as well as freshening up your ads. By also aligning your ads to what is on your sales page this will give the buyer a better journey through your sales funnel.

Know Your Numbers

One of the most important parts of running a business is knowing your numbers. Knowing what your breakeven point is is essential when running paid ads to your store. By knowing your numbers, you can run more effective paid advertising campaigns ensuring you get the most out of your adsepnd. When you don’t know your numbers, you can easily end up running at a loss very quickly which I have seen many times in my time in this business. There are a few different apps you can use to do this but nothing beats good old spreadsheet to do this. Keeping a good profit and loss sheet and updating it daily will also stand you well if you come to sell your store in the future.

Customer Service

We all don’t like this task but it is one of the most important parts of running an online business and that is customer service. This is a key part of any business but it is especially important in this sector due to being online and it being to easy for customers to be able to leave negative reviews. Ensure your customer support team are well trained and have clear guides or processes to follow for different customer enquiries. Also make sure someone is following up to any disputes you receive to ensure you keep your Payment processors in good standing. By making videos and PDF or word docs for your staff will help them be more confident when replying to customers.

Always Testing

TEST, TEST, TEST. In this business it is definitely a numbers game. The more you test the more chance you have of hitting winners consistently. By always ensuring you have new launches lined up weekly it will ensure you are able to find successful products. When you find a winning product the last thing you want to do is stop testing and only be running ads for that one product. Keep testing to ensure when one campaign slows down you have another one or two to take its place.

Solid Supply Chain

The reason these stores can scale to massive numbers is they have a solid supply chain in place. This is why they use DropHippo. With us they are able to relax and concentrate on other parts of the business and let us run the sourcing and logistics for all their stores ensuring that they have a transparent and trusting supplier.

Yes there are many other factors to take into account for a successful 6-7 figure online store but we found that after looking at many of our customers stores the above steps are common on all stores.

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Hippo Tips to Skyrocket Your Sales in Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s day is on the doors. A new opportunity arises for you, as retailers, to boost your revenues. Not thinking of using some brilliant marketing campaign tips and ideas to take advantage of this occasion would be a huge mistake.
Hippo thought of this and here are our tips for you to best meet your customers’ needs and consequently increase your sales:
·         Consumers traditionally offer chocolates and flowers on this day. Getting out of the box and suggesting new ways of celebration will be more than welcomed, especially that this occasion is not only celebrated with their beloved ones, but also with friends, family and even pets! This offers a wide range of products to offer, way beyond red heart-shaped gifts. So, lean into the occasion in a manner that involves any significant relationship your customers might have.
·         Be creative and suggest limited series of items for the occasion. A date-night product line or matching couple’s sets would be a genius idea for instance.
·         Think of updating descriptions for items that you already have and that would work for the occasion. Make sure you include keywords that are more likely to be used by customers in searches.
·         Accompany your offer with a customized email campaign to get your customers informed of the products and deals you suggest for the occasion. Be creative when writing the subject as it is the first thing they see. 
·         Use social media to have fruitful interactions with your audience about their romantic love stories or funny date stories. Don’t forget to create hashtags, invite your audience to use them and offer the comment with the highest number of likes a gift.
·         Offer your store the look it needs to be a cosy place to shop. An eye-catching layout will help offering customers a beautiful purchasing experience and pushing them to buy mor
 
Below is a selection of products that amazingly sell in this period, and that you can find on the Drophippo app, all shipped from USA so no delays due to Chinese New Year 😉 :
Valentines Flower Teddy Bear
Three Color Pendant Set
Crystal Double Heart Necklaces
Rome Number Engraved Bracelet
Elegant Quartz Watch
Would like to see more? just click here
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Must know dates for eCommerce in 2020

2020 is on the doors and as an entrepreneur, you need to have an idea of all the important days for your business before you set up your marketing strategies and prepare your campaigns. No worries though, we already thought of this and created this downloadable e-commerce calendar for you to keep track of all the important dates.

1st Quarter:

January:

1 Jan – New Year’s Day: A new year is also a new start. Think of a promotional campaign that would encourage your customers to achieve goals they newly set up.

11 Jan – International Thank You Day

20 Jan – Martin Luther King Jr Day (US)

21 Jan – National Hugging Day (US)

25 Jan – Tê’t (Vietnamese New Year): You don’t need to live in Vietnam to target Vietnamese by planning discount campaigns in celebration of their new year.

25-27 Jan – Lunar New Year: China celebrates a new Chinese Zodiac each lunar new year. This year is the year of the Rat, so try to be creative when preparing your promotional or discounts campaigns to attract Chinese people all around the world.

February:

2 Feb – Super Bowl Sunday: Many families and friends gather on this day to watch the game together, even those who don’t really care about it. According to statistics, it is the biggest snack day after New Year’s Eve.

9 Feb – National Pizza Day

14 Feb – Valentine’s Day: Couples overspend on this day. It is an occasion for you to plan an advertising campaign that suggests great ideas of gifts.

March

6 Mar – National Dress Day

8 Mar- International Women’s Day: Think of social actions that are related to Women’s cause for example and allocate a percentage of your gains to finance them. Do not forget to communicate about it!

You also can share some women’s success stories on your social media.

9 Mar – Holi: Though originally celebrated only in India and Nepal. It has spread now to other Asian countries and western world.

14 Mar – White Day: Suggest ideas of customizable presents for your customers that would look to offer their partners gifts. Nothing feels like receiving a gift that was created specifically for you.

17 Mar – St. Patrick’s Day: Most people celebrating this day, and that are of millions, need outfits for the occasion. Take advantage of it!

18 Mar – World Recycling Day: Think of ideas you can implement to encourage your customers to recycle their orders packages for example.

20 Mar – International Day of Happiness: Launch a campaign that shows how with your products you spread happiness.

2nd Quarter:

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April

1 Apr – April’s Fools

10 Apr – Good Friday

10 Apr – Siblings Day 

Easter Weekend: 10 – Good Friday, 12 – Easter, 13 – Easter Monday: Shops usually offer more discounts during this weekend than they do during the Black Friday. So, think of a special weekend offer.

18 Apr – Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day

21 Apr – National Tea Day

22 Apr – Earth Day

May

1 May – Labour day

4 May – Star Wars Day

6 May – International No Diet Day

10 May – Mother’s Day: This is another important occasion gifts are offered to women. Once again, think of creative ideas of presents and suggest them as products to sell!

23 – 24 May – Hari Raya Puasa

25 May – Memorial Day (US)

June

4 Jun – National Cheese day

5 Jun – World Environment Day

8 Jun – World Oceans Day

20 Jun – World Refugee Day

21 Jun – Father’s Day: Don’t miss this date as billions of dollars are spent on gifts for fathers and husbands by their daughters or wives.

21 Jun – International Yoga Day: You don’t need to be a Yoga-related products seller to be interested with this date. In fact, you can think of suggesting to this segment of customers wellness and self-love products such as candles, organic items, etc.

3d Quarter:

July

1 Jul – Canada Day

4 Jul – Independence Day: Consider selling patriotic items, offer discounts on them and send emails to your customers informing them of the upcoming discounts in celebration of the occasion.

11 Jul – 7 Eleven Day

13 Jul – International French Fry Day 

13 Jul – Amazon Prime Day; If you have a store on Amazon, think of taking advantage of its biggest day of the year by offering deals that would motivate clients to buy more.

30 Jul- Hari Raya Haji: It is a day of feastings and celebrations for the muslim community as it marks the end of “Hajj”, the pilgrimage to Mecca in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Consider suggesting ideas of gifts and offering discounts on them.

30 Jul – International Friendship Day: Personalized gifts and items about friendship are a superb idea for this occasion.
30 Jul – National Intern Day 

August

9 Aug – Singapore’s National Day

10 Aug – National Lazy Day

12 Aug – International Youth Day 

13 Aug – International Left-handers Day

19 Aug – World Humanitarian Day

21 Aug – World Senior Citizens Day: Consider offering items that might interest this category of citizens and offer discounts on them. 

September:

10 Sep – World Suicide Prevention Day 

13 Sep – RUOK? Day: R U OK? is an Australian non-profit organization that combats suicide. This date is a great occasion for you to encourage your customers to have conversation with their friends and relatives and check in with them.

13 Sep – International Chocolate Day

19 Sep – Oktoberfest

21 Sep – International Day of Peace

27 Sep – World Tourism Day

28 Sep – Ask a Stupid Question Day: This is a great occasion for you to know what customers are expecting from you to launch an “Ask Me a Question” campaign on your social media.

29 Sep – World Coffee Day: If you don’t sell coffee, mugs or any product that might interest coffee lovers, think of offering an item as a gift for each purchase for example.

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October

2 Oct – International Day of Non-Violence

10 Oct – World Mental Health Day

12 Oct – Thanksgiving (CANADA): Consider sharing with your customers ideas on how to celebrate Thanksgiving this year through your social media, a blog post for instance.

16 Oct – National Boss Day: Give your customers suggestions on what kind of gifts they can offer their boss at work.

22 Oct – CAP LOCKS DAY

29 Oct – National Cat Day: if you’re a pet products seller, this date is for you… Plan a sales campaign on Cat products.

31 Oct – Halloween: Another great occasion for you to boost your sales. Customers are mostly interested in items that would help them to disguise. So, consider suggesting costume and make-up ideas.

November

1 Nov – World Vegan Day

11 Nov – Singles’ Day: This date has become a shopping season celebrated all over the world. You can start your Singles’ Day campaign since the beginning of October and try to offer a large choice of exclusive items with interesting discounts.

13 Nov – World Kindness Day

14 Nov – Diwali: This is the biggest and most important holiday in India and Indians all around the world will be purchasing jewelry, snacks, lights… Don’t miss your part of the cake!

26 Nov – Thanksgiving (USA): Again, suggest to customers ideas on how they can give thanks this year! Do not forget to offer exclusive discounts to encourage them to purchase.

27 Nov – Black Friday: A date not to miss as it is the best time for online stores to sell… In fact, customers shop a lot as Black Friday means crazy discounts. 

30 Nov – Cyber Monday: It is an extension of Black Friday. You can offer free shipping and delivery besides discounts to increase sales.

December

1 Dec – World Aids Day

10 Dec – Human Rights Day 

Christmas: 24 Dec – Christmas Eve, 25 Dec – Christmas Day: The biggest and most important holiday of the year. Do not wait until it is too late to start planning your campaign. Make sure items you sell are adequate and discounts you offer are attractive.

26 Dec – Boxing Day: Shopping season is prolonged, and discounts might go up to 90%. This is an opportunity for you to liquidate unsold items through attractive promotions.

31 Dec – New Year’s Eve: This date doesn’t only mark the end of a year, but also the beginning of a new one. Set new goals and resolutions and plan your marketing campaigns for the next year.

To conclude, make good use of these dates to increase traffic to your store in 2020. Set up your marketing strategy from now and start planning your campaigns.

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Whats trending this week on Drophippo

So we all know you love to get updates on what is trending . So in this post I am going to give you the best trending products we have on the app.

First and foremost upfront is the Remote Control Wall Climbing Car. This thing is on fire and we have plenty of stock available for this. Just search app for the RC wall climbing car and get selling.

Next up on the list in second place are our music boxes. Now we only made these available last week and already people smashing them out left right and center. Again just search music box in app. We have one to suit everyone from mums to grandmothers.

Next in 3rd we have our awesome heated gloves that sell really well this time of year. Just so you know we ship these from USA for USA orders.

This is coming up fast as going to be the new front runner with how we are seeing its sales pick up 2 in 1 Smart Gesture Transforming Car. These are amazing kids gifts for Christmas

This little beauty is doing well at the moment our Pocket watch for father to give to there sons. What a great gesture for Christmas morning.

That’s all for today everyone hope it helps you find that item to smash it out in Q4

Team DropHippo out.

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How to do product research in Q4

 YO it’s DropHippo here with another golden nugget for you about product research.

During Q4 we know that it can be a difficult time to find products to sell and we hope that this video helps you find your next winner. Don’t forget that Q4 is gifting season so don’t be afraid to look for gift ideas too!

Apologies for long video but it is worth it. Oh and make sure you switch on subtitles.


#FEEDTHEHIPPO

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$1 Million Dollar Product

We’ve had our first MILLION DOLLAR SELLER on the app recently and best of all, they managed to get sales in excess of $1M using a product that was meant to be saturated!

How were they able to sell a product that was already saturated and selling millions of dollars worth elsewhere? Well, it simply comes down to the mindset of the seller. Rather than say “Damn, I wish I thought of that” they thought “I will get a piece of that action”. It’s no secret that the product that they sold has been seen elsewhere however they were able to turn an apparently saturated product into a 7 figure winner using cold traffic i.e. launch using interests rather than Lookalike Audiences.

So, what is the product? It’s a Blackhead Cleaner that is available on our app! Oh, and there’s also several upsells on our app that you can also use to bring your average order value up and boost your profits.

Don’t ever let anyone tell you that a product is not worth running – just think of everyone who made a fortune on the Fidget Spinners as proof that the “I’m not doing it” mentality is bad not just for you but for your business.

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Over 1000 Products on the app!

Hey everyone, Stef and Kev from DropHippo here with some awesome news for those of you who sell in big numbers in Europe.

We are proud to announce that we now have our own Distribution Centre in London that opened this week. This means that you can now ship pallets of your winning products straight to our Distribution Centre ready for next business day dispatch to Europe. We also have a Fulfilment Centre in the USA too if you are scaling in America.

Best of all there’s absolutely no storage fees for the first 6 months. That’s right – we can offer you something that even Amazon can’t – free storage!

With our Distribution Centre all you need to do is pay a small $3 picking and packing fee for each order and you also have the ability to include your personalised inserts so you can promote other products, add a thank you note or offer your customers a discount etc to take your brand to the next level.

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Best ways to market your dropshipping products

If it has been a while since you launched your Dropshipping business and it’s still struggling to take off, then you surely need to reconsider your marketing strategy, assuming you initially have one. If not, then waste no more time and make of it your focus for the next coming days.

In fact, with the numerous marketing channels at your disposal, you might find it difficult to choose the ones that are likely to work for your business, especially as what successfully worked for others might not have the same results for you. Hence, it is essential that you carefully plan your promotional strategy to drive traffic to your store and consequently boost your sales. Fortunately, most of the available digital channels are affordable, and you don’t need to hire an expert to use them.

In this article, we are going to outline three online promotional channels that are essential to your businesses success:

 

Pay Per Click Marketing (PPC Marketing)

These are a set of marketing channels for which you can start with low budgets and only pay when users view or click on your advertising posts. It is a method you’d choose if you’d like customers to know about your product in the short term. It is available on all social media platforms and Google offers its services as well. So, as an advertiser, you create your ad and you set a budget, then you launch the promotion. Targeting options depend on the purpose of your promotional campaign and the channel you use. For instance, your targeting options are keywords if you use Google, and interests if you rather opt for Instagram or Facebook. The promotional post appears on the top search results in the first page of Google’s search engine while it appears on the users’ news feed in Facebook and Instagram. Using those channels doesn’t require an experts help as each one has clear guidelines explaining how to set your promotional campaigns.

Here are some tips on how to use each one of the PPC channels:

  • Facebook: Promoting your Dropshipping business can be done in two ways through this channel. It’s either you use your personal account, in which you can get free traffic thanks to the relevant content you create and post on your account, or share in various communities related to the niche you’re working in. Or create a business page where you most of the time post interesting and engaging content, and rarely share promotional posts. In fact, too much advertising can have negative impact too.

  • Instagram: This channel, owned by Facebook, counts over a billion users and offers a huge base of potential customers. To promote your business using Instagram, you need to start by posting relevant and unique content. Then, you can think of creating giveaways where you invite people to interact in return of a reward. You also might look for cooperation with influencers who operate in your niche. Finally, automated tools that interact – like or comment – with other users’ posts might help to attract attention to your account. Remember that it is necessary that you create a professional account before you start any promotional campaign.

  • Google AdWords: It is undeniably one of the most powerful marketing channels. In fact, the first thing that comes to a users mind when they want information about a product they need is Google. Appearing on top of the search results – whether in the form of simple text ads or in one of shopping ads with the image of the product and the price mentioned – will certainly help increasing traffic to your store and consequently your sales. Don’t neglect the step of keyword research to have a clear idea of the terms users look for.

Here’s a piece of advice you should consider before you start your PPC marketing strategy in social media: you need to well-feed your profiles with accurate and relevant content to catch your visitors attention and keep them interested and coming back for more.

 

Search Engine Optimization

This is not a marketing method that we would advise you to use if your aim is making a quick profit. It is indeed the slowest one you can use for your business promotion and it requires patience to see the fruits of your labor. Besides, with Amazon spending its billions of dollars budgets on advertising and huge marketing teams to appear on the top results for any product a user might type into Google search engine, having good search results seems to be impossible. However, you need to use it anyway if you would like to build a long-lasting business. Start by learning SEO basics and think of creating a blog where you share content with keywords that are related to your niche. Again, it will take some time for your content to be detected for some keywords, but don’t give up or try to take shortcuts. Be patient and remember to keep SEO in mind while writing product descriptions, blog and social media posts, titles etc, and if you decide to create a website, make sure that it’s SEO friendly and can easily be scanned by search engines.

 

Email Marketing

Emailing is another efficient marketing method that amazingly contributes to increase online sales if used correctly. You first need to expand your list of subscribers. For this, you can use pop-ups to offer discounts or free samples to users who land on your blog or on your store. Once you have created your list of subscribers, you should think of the way you’ll write your emails so that customers get interested and they don’t end up in the Spam folder. In fact, simple messages proposing offers to buy items are unlikely to draw attention. Consequently, writing attention-grabbing emails is a must! Here are some tips that will certainly help you:

  • Choose a simple but appealing subject, users should easily understand your message and feel it is important that they read your email.

  • Start your email with accurate and relevant information and show it along with the subject line.

  • Pay attention to the words your use for your emails. They should be convincing and call users to action.

  • Design your emails in a pleasant way, users are very attentive to the finest of details.

 

Hippo’s top tips

  • Add your happy customers’ testimonials, ratings and reviews to your store. This is a great method to build trust!

  • Retarget potential customers. In fact, most of the users who land in your store won’t buy on their first visit.

  • Users see blogs as a reliable source of information. Start one in which your share content that is related to your niche and use it to drive traffic to your store.

  • Join Facebook groups that are related to your niche and share interesting and relevant posts to catch attention.

  • Work with influencers to reach large fanbases and drive traffic to your store.

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How to find potential winning products for your Dropshipping business

Have you decided to start your Dropshipping business but confused what products you should choose to sell, especially if you are new to Dropshipping and don’t have the funds that will allow you to invest in high-priced software tools?

The best solution you need to make a final decision on what products to launch is to spend some time on doing product research, but keep in mind that it is extremely important that your research ends with a good product-market fit to maximize sales.

To help you with your research and make your job easier we’ll help explain the following areas to help and guide you on your journey:

  • What makes a winning product?

  • Why is it essential to conduct product research?

  • How do you best conduct product research?

  • Drophippo’s Special tips to always find winning products

 

What makes a winning product?

Traditionally large retail stores spend huge amounts on research specialists to help them understand their customer and have large, dedicated budgets at their disposal . It’s undeniable that this way of doing business had positive results in the vast majority of cases, but it didn’t prevent in so many others from over-evaluating or under-evaluating the real value of a product.

Nowadays, thanks to technology and the internet, turning ideas into marketable products or services has become accessible and affordable to everyone no matter how small your budget is. So, what makes a marketable and winning product?

Understanding how the product you want to sell will benefit your potential customer should be at the heart of your concerns. In fact, it needs to meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Having distinctive attributes: the product you choose to sell needs to attract attention with unique features.

  • Suggesting a product that would appeal to more potential customers.

  • Proposing a solution to a problem. Selling a product that solves an issue always leads to good results.

  • Selling a high demanded product at a cheaper price. Reducing your costs increases your chances of having a winning product.

  • Being easy-to-use: if the user guide of your product is complicated to understand and follow, try instructional video ads instead.

  • Making noticeable changes: the customer should notice the impact of using your product and see the difference its use makes, don’t be scared to explain the benefits to them.

  • Offering the same product as competition but with more functions.

  • Having actual customers’ testimonials on your sales page will strengthen your sites credibility.

 

Why is it essential to conduct product research?

Before publishing any product on your store, it is essential that you conduct research to answer these questions:

  • Does the product have chances to be successful?

  • What is the best strategy you can use to sell it?

Besides, proceeding to product research helps with evaluating your idea, identifying potential issues and making sure the possibilities the product offers meet your customers’ needs. In fact, it is the only way you can avoid costly mistakes and find the right process to adopt that will set you apart from competition and at the same time meet your customers needs.

 

How do you best conduct product research?

The first phase of your product research is a preparatory phase and it should be conducted in line with the following criteria:

  • Look for items that are durable and easy to ship. Avoid oversized, perishable and fragile products.

  • Make sure the product you think of is available in your dropshipper’s warehouse.

  • The price should be set in a manner that prevents your business from profitability problems and costly expenses. In other words, think of a product that is neither too cheap nor too expensive.

When it comes to the second phase, the in-depth one, the first question that comes to mind is: how to identify the best niche?

As a first step, think of having a look at Amazon and Aliexpress best-selling products, even if you’re not using the latter as a supplier as it will help you to choose the niche that is more likely to generate sales, or confirm it if it’s already saturated. Clicking on the product page will bring more information about how the item is doing as far as orders and customer reviews are concerned.

Your research can also be done straight into stores that offer items from the same niche as the one you’re thinking of on Shopify. Tap “.myshopify.com + your niche” in Google and you are redirected to your potential competitors stores.

While looking through items that are best-selling, you also identify your potential competitors and thus have access to valuable information about their offerings and how they communicate about their items. In other words, it’s possible for you to spy on them and all you need to do to get all the information you need about them is to ask Google. Even better, if you’d like to go further, you might shop secretly from their stores to know what behavior they have towards their customers after the purchase has been completed. This will also open up their email marketing to you too!

Social Media can also help you limit the choices you have and you can uncover trending products thanks to Hashtags. Use https://www.hashtagsforlikes.co/ to search for trending hashtags in the industry or niche that you’re interested in. Then you can look for posts using the hashtags you found in different social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram etc. Think also of checking out groups and pages in Facebook for insights about what interests your potential audience, focus on the ones with posts generating a lot of engagement and don’t forget to keep the hashtags you used for your research to reuse them for your marketing campaigns.

While doing your research on Instagram, look also for influencers in the niche you’re interested in and see how they market the items and how the audience is reacting to their posts.

Pinterest can also be a good place to source insights. Use keywords to search for pins and look at the comments users left about them. You’ll need to use keywords because otherwise the result of your research will only be in the interest areas you have chosen in the beginning.

 

Drophippo’s special tips to always find winning products

Drophippo was created by former Dropshippers who went through almost every method and apps related to product research, and here are the three tools we find to be essential that will help you to find winning products:

  • Google trends: Google trends is an online free tool that was created by Google to allow users to see how many times a keyword has been researched over a determined period. Dropshippers use it to evaluate a product’s evolution and see if its popularity is rising or decreasing. It is an easy-to-use tool as all you need to do is to type the search term, the name of your niche, and interpret the results that come out in the form of graphs and maps. The shape of the graphs gives you an idea about the evolution of users’ research for your chosen niche and the maps will guide you to your potential markets.

  • Alishark: Alishark is a great spy tool for any Dropshipper who would like to quickly find a winning product to promote, at a good price. It’s quick and easy-to-use, the data it brings is reliable and comes from different sources and the tool offers good customer support and is regularly updated. To use it, type your product idea into the search bar, then use the filter feature to adjust the results according to your criteria. You’ll need by then to track the results (likes, sales statistics, shares…) before checking details about the item, including the price, on Aliexpress page. By the end of your research, you can upload the item to your Shopify store if the results suit you.

  • EcomHunt: This is another tool that will help you save time you would spend on researching for winning products and will let you focus on things that matter more for your Dropshipping business. It updates all its data, including winning products, profit, links, engagements, analytics, Facebook ads etc on a daily basis and all the job is done by experts. Thanks to its features, the tool allows its users to immediately start selling items they choose on their stores.