November 19th, 2008
For those who do not feel that product approach described in our previous article is their way with online business we add a new case study – this time we will have a look at the car audio (plus other electronics) dropship website for sale.
The goal of this post as well as of all those articles that you can find listed in our dropship case study category is:
- to show what type of products other online entrepreneurs dropship and what hot is right now
- to learn how dropship affiliates efficiently market those products online
- to understand how to build proper long term relations with customers to build a lot of regulars
- to get an idea how to build proper long term relations with the suppliers to cut returns, get better prices and improve fulfillment
Completely finished dropship business for sale. Already generating traffic and sales
Sells car audio, home audio, and marine audi equipment plus more. Already signed up with supplier. LLC Legal Structure
• URL: www.dominantcaraudio.com
• Established: Sun Aug 31 2008
• Page views/month: 30,000
• Monthly Revenue (USD): 400
• Google Pagerank: 0
• Uniques/Month: 3,000
• BIN: $4 000
Search Engine Optimized
Submitted to all major search engines
Submitted XML sitemap to google
Submitted to over 100 directories
Many press releases released
About 20-25 articles have been written
Over 4400 products in inventory. It took me 2 weeks alone just to add all of those products. All of the prices are competitive.
Merchant Account setup
Authorize.net account setup.
Been Posting on forums and at answers.yahoo.com
Traffic being tracked by google analytics.
-1600 visitors so far this month alone
-Bounce rate is 25%
-9-10 pageviews per visitor
-Average visitor time on site is 5-6 minutes
-15,500 total pageviews so far this month
I launched it last month on October 2nd and made $400 in net profit that month. I’m sure with an experienced web marketer you can easily double or triple that. I’m open to offers and I can prove all of those statistics that I just mentioned. I’ve put so much work into this website and I’ve simply run out of money. The amount of debt that I put myself into must be paid off before I spend any more time or money advertising for this website.
It is a dropship business. Once someone places an order, you place an order with the supplier. The supplier ships the product straight to the customers house and you keep the difference in price.
carstereo.com ppc account
November 17th, 2008
Dropshipping can bring a nice profit, but not a fortune. What are those items that sell for $1000’s on eBay and other auctions? And where can you source those products? Let’s get into the history…
In March 2002 Christie’s sold a ragged t-shirt for $220 850. In the past the item was owned by Edison Arantes do Nascimento (we know him also as Pele)… A year later his fan paid $150 000 for his boots he scored his 1000th goal and the contract original (with Santos).
In October 2007 there was an auction in Dallas where 8mm Che Guevara’s strand of hair was sold. Gustavo Violdo, CIA agent, cut that hair as a proof of Che Guevara’s death in 1967. A bookstore owner from Houston who admires the revolutionist paid $119 000 for the hair – now you can see it in his store.
In June 2005 Christie’s sold Marilyn Monroe’s notebook with her ex-husbands’ phone numbers – Arthur Miller, Joe DiMaggio. There are also phone numbers of Sinatra, Henry Fonda and other celebrities in that notebook. The price paid – $90 850.
In August 2001 Madonna’s fan purchased her black bra (the one she used for her famous tour in 1993 – The Girlie Show World Tour) at Sotheby’s auction for the amount of $23 850.
In 2001 Auction World Dot TV, the British auction, sold 11 teeth that Jack Nicholson owned in the past. The actor was mad about this and here was no information how the Auction House got those teeth, but they were nonetheless sold for $10 000.
In October 2007 Jim Morrison’s door was auctioned on eBay. It was the singer’s grandparent’s house entrance door where Jim lived his first 6 years. Sold for $2 500.
In December 2004 a Brian Adams’ fan purchased on eBay a pair of dirty socks that the singer forgot after his charitable show in Wales. Price paid – $1 100.
I think now you see what products to look for to sell profitably online…
November 13th, 2008
End of year is a great time for bargains – we get cool offers not just from B2C, but from B2B companies as well. Product dropshipper Shopster offers special deal to its new customers:
Sign up for a monthly account Shopster we’ll waive the $99 set up fee. On the other hand, if you sign up for an annual account they’ll save over 25% off the already discounted price. [And of course, you’ll still receive their risk free 7 day trial]. You need to sign up to Shopster before December 31, 2008
Yes, 7-day free trial is definitely worth a try – probably you will find this company offer nicely fits your needs.
You can find more details about the company services in our review – though I think it is time to update it. And you are welcome to compare Shopster to other top dropship lists available in the industry.
Remember to browse our case study category to see how other online merchants make money with dropshipping.
Shopster service packages facts:
Shopster Product Source
Shopster Product Source gives you the products and tools you need to start or grow your online business:
• 1,000,000+ products from 130 suppliers
• Our Listing Manager for eBay
• Configurable product exports
• Products dropshipped to your customer
• Live order tracking
• Training and customer service
• Shopster online sellers community
Shopster e-Commerce is your complete online business solution. It combines the benefits of Product Source with our online storefront and sales tools to expand your business potential:
Shopster e-Commerce includes all the features from Shopster Product Source PLUS:
• Fully customizable storefront
• Marketing and sales tools
• Dropship product source inventory
• Industry-leading fraud prevention
• Full customer support for your store