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Sell physical products without owning anything. It's time to outsource!



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Sell physical products without owning anything. It's time to outsource!

There have probably been over 1,000 times that I've read online "I have $X,XXX to invest in a clothing company. How can I set everything up?" and of course the sharks start swimming because they smell blood in the water lmao Sell physical products without owning anything.  It

I'll usually piss off these sharks or harpies because I'll go into detail about how I set up a profitable website selling physical products and I've never actually had one of the items in my hand lol Sell physical products without owning anything.  It I'll go over how to get traffic, sourcing quality items, and basically setting up everything to work on autopilot Sell physical products without owning anything.  It

And that's what I'm going to do here ;)

  • Step 1: If you don't have an idea of what you want to sell, go to Amazon and figure out what is hot and what sells time and time again regardless of the season or trends. If you can find a few items that fit into this criteria, you'll be golden. You may not find anything, but that's ok.
  • Step 2: If you didn't find anything from step 1, start looking for something you would want to buy for yourself on aliexpress.com. After you get your niche, look for the best sellers in that niche who have the highest rating and the most sales. This generally is the best way to ensure you won't be dealing with a reseller or a bad seller.
  • Step 3: After your source all your products, go over to shopify.com and begin to set up a website. I like shopify for all my ecommerce stuff because the back ends systems are already set up and it frees up a good amount of time for me to just add products and monitor sales. You can use a free theme and customize it to your liking and it will look like you paid thousands to get it designed.
  • Step 4: After your website is set up, it's time to add all your products Sell physical products without owning anything.  It This might take a while if you're not familiar with the shopify dashboard. But after you get into 5+ products added you should be able to hammer out more listings in a quicker time.
  • Step 5: So now you have your website and all your products listed, what's next? Advertising! Shopify will usually give first time users a credit on adwords so that you can get started advertising without investing your own money. The vouchers are usually $100 so you can get a good amount of traffic with that. Just don't bid $1.00 per click because it's free money. Set your campaign at $10 a day and test test test! Don't look at the $100 voucher as a free sale certificate, see it as a free tutorial on what to do inside the advertising platform and you'll be much more successful down the road.
  • Step 6: Pay attention to your sales and stay on top of your emails. The beginning is crucial and one bad review can hurt a lot since you don't have any PR out there yet.


When you get a sale just go buy it from the seller on aliexpress and add the buyers info into the correct fields when purchasing. The item will then be sent directly to them and you pay for it. Of course you'll mark up the products on your own website in order to profit Sell physical products without owning anything.  It

The beauty of all this is that you can outsource everything 100% and focus on your sales Sell physical products without owning anything.  It You can post a WTB here on SeoClerks or any other freelance type website and post your requirements and what you're willing to pay. There is actually a decent amount of work involved in this so if you do outsource everything you might have to pay a pretty penny unless you hire someone in India or the Philippines.

You can even take this one step further and see if you can get your items branded by the companies over on aliexpress. Usually they will be willing to do so, but you'll have to purchase in bulk for this to work.

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Lynne

Thanks Razzy this is great.

You know I had an online baby store here in South Africa and the work and expense that goes into getting clothing manufactured, then storing it, packaging it and then the logistics... It was an awful load of work, plus add in all the website maintenance and promoting the offers.

Well lets just say that I got tired of all the work and closed my store at the beginning of this year since I learned that there are so many other ways (easier ways) to make money online.

I haven't tried this out but I did come across Shopify after I had paid so much to have a website designed specially for me. If I had known about them I probably would have gone that route!

Anyway log story short, I really think I would much prefer to try something like this in future if I wanted to go back into sales.



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idealmike

Nice tutorial Raz! You definitely make it all sound pretty straight forward and tempting to try. I'm sure this will/could inspire/motivate many people into trying it out. I never knew Shopify give $100 Adwords voucher. I've opened two Shopify stores in the past but have never actually got around to adding my first products to it LOL.. The first was when drones was big I was thinking of selling all the best drones on there but most people who spend big like to go directly to the manufactures site and buy it for some reason. The other I can't even remember I think I was looking at using it sell SEO Services and the like but not sure why I didn't add the first service, I think it was for physical products only. But I don't remember getting a $100 Adwords voucher. I guess that's an offer you'll see after you've actually added your first few products.

Anyway I like how you've mentioned how you can use aliexpress and how they can brand things for you, I'm guessing that would be something to look into doing if you are selling a lot of something. If you're putting a lot of business their way. But only in bulk! Sell physical products without owning anything.  It

It is just all the admin work that puts me off a little. I get that nothing worth doing is ever easy to do and to see success you have to work hard. Which can mean many hours spent adding new products, descriptions and doing SEO for them. Managing peoples orders or responding to emails and chasing people up, all the paper work, sending etc etc.

That said it does look like a fairly sound business model and one that could be upscaled to the high heavens.

Now to find something on Amazon that sells a lot regardless to the seasons or weather. Sell physical products without owning anything.  It



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Everett

Great discussion, Razzy! I'm having another issue..

I'm finding it hard to compete with big ecommerce website's such as Amazon, is anyone else having that same issue? Generally you can find just about anything on Amazon these days. Amazon, i feel, is taking away business from the online dreamer, and small businesses in general. There are stores that are going out of business, brick and mortar stores,due to Amazon!

How would you sell stuff independently and still earn a profit? Surely, you could follow Razzy's guide, but to make it on your own is so hard these days compared to the past.



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idealmike

Do you mean you're being outranked by Amazon in the SERPs for the same product/keywords? The thing is, all those sites that sell Amazon products are linking to Amazon. And linking to them from the same product pages as well so that massively boosts Amazon ranking in the SERPs alone. Even if you have great on-page SEO and a better, more engaging description, review etc, and have the off-page SEO to boot, Amazon will still rank high for it as it was the original source of it and Google always ranks the original and first content higher naturally.

But yes it's true that due to the range of things you can buy on Amazon, it's putting a lot of high street retailers out of business or at least denting their profits anyway! And it is harder to compete and rank today due to not only all the competition today but also the all the Google algorithm updates as well.

It just takes much longer today than it did before and is more work and a lot more to take into consideration. It's like you can only succeed if you've got a large team behind you, a massive budget and many resources. But there is still demand out there, and still many untapped niches and up and coming ones.

Just gotta find em'. Gotta catch em all! Sell physical products without owning anything.  It



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overcast

I think when one find it's products being outranked in the Amazon. The best approach to take here is the FBA from Amazon. So be it amazon or the SE result, both can lead to the product sales through that. Some of the time it seems like physical product through shopify do take time to sales. And considering shopify has plenty of outsourcing apps. It's possible that one can sell on both shopify and amazon.



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EliteWriter

When you get a sale just go buy it from the seller on aliexpress and add the buyers info into the correct fields when purchasing. The item will then be sent directly to them and you pay for it. - Did you actually try this out if I may ask? Is it doable? Because it would definitely be a good idea in that case. I was interested in selling several years ago but was discouraged about what it takes to pack and ship products, as well as the costs involved for packaging and shipping. I would also worry whether the buyer actually received the product, as you wouldn't know. Besides, if the buyer in any way realizes that you are going through this procedure it may end up making you site look unprofessional.



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overcast

I think selling physical products can be a good idea but one needs a capital for it. And in such case the drop shipping can be lot better option. Some people work on that option and so far it is working out for them it seems. I have found that those who are into such physical product selling have to take the loss every now and then. So that can be something one has to look forward to.



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augusta

Nice one.There are many ways to capture some dollars online.I think I will try out this outsource.I'm still new to online avenues of making
money.That's why I like commenting, you get to see those details you
would have just flip through in a normal circumstance.



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Corzhens

That procedure is similar to the drop shipping. I was invited to be a drop shipper before. There was a supplier willing to be a partner. The scheme is actually like being an agent or broker for the goods. I will find a buyer and when I get an order, I will forward it to the supplier. It’s that simple. But the hard part is in marketing the products that I sell. I have several friends who are earning good with drop shipping and maybe I will join the bandwagon when I have a lot of spare time.



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