Depending on your approach to online business you may be wanting to run a store that makes purchases from wholesalers and then lists them for sale online. This is typically done with products that can have a tremendous markup allowing for a large profit margin while shipping is done by the manufacturer directly to the customer.
Acabado using quality WooCommerce hosting to power your dropshipping platform allows you to grab organic traffic through building a super fast blog while being able to present products to those users which provide you a very good margin. Normally dropshipping is stuck working on traffic via ads only which will limit profit potential.
For many, you may not have heard much about Dropshipping so we will drop into more detail about how this is a different version of an online business that many people make a significant income from. It is much less passive which is why it is typically viewed as not as viable as an Amazon affiliate or other affiliate business.
This is very short-sited and maybe the type of store you may want to run, hopefully below sheds some light on how you can use the tools within Acabado and WooCommerce to drive operations of this store.
At the most basic level dropshipping is similar to being a box store, you get the items you sell from a wholesaler and add on your charge for “convenience” in getting access to said object, then with a purchase you send the invoice to the wholesaler who packages and sends the product directly to the orderer.
This ensures you don’t need to purchase and maintain stock of the items you sell, allowing you to sell a much greater amount without the upfront cost to purchase and manage inventory as with Amazon FBA.
Being able to launch a store today without having to pre-purchase hundreds to thousands of dollars in inventory is a very large benefit to any dropshipping storefront. This means you can launch your website and build your products today, possibly even making a sale within the launch day!
Not reliant on affiliate clicks and affiliate products or services ending, this happens with things like Amazon Affiliates, where the commission structure is changed and all of a sudden you are making less money due to a massive shift in the commission structure.
Or if the program should disappear entirely, whereas, with dropshipping, you could always find a new vendor to provide you the product.
The number one issue when opening a dropshipping store is having to manage customers and returns, because this takes time away from adding content or new items to your store.
Additionally, if you want a “passive” opportunity then this is one of the least passive options available, most who convert these to a “passive” business use VA’s to manage the returns and customer issues while maintaining a constant cost to acquire customers from Facebook with targeted ads.
Acabado is a silver bullet to many issues surrounding a dropshipping store and eCommerce in general as frequently the blog is thought of as, at best, an afterthought.
Something to pass time and maybe get some interested people to the site, Acabado though, is built to be a blog engine and to get your site indexed and get your content into WordPress to rank.
Acabado being “stupid fast” means that it was built to provide quality speed rankings for websites, both on desktop and on mobile. This speed means a vast quantity of people who may not have loaded the website before canceling will now load the website very fast, even on slow mobile connections!
Add into this that Acabado was built from the ground up as a blog platform first means that it has a large amount of the excess code which drags down performance already removed.
It is shown that stores that load fast get exceptionally more visits and sales to their product pages versus stores that load in over 5 seconds.
To support a store without paying consistently for ads means providing content which gets people to your website, this content can’t just be salesy and needs to provide the information as well as guiding them to a product you feel helps them out.
If you manage to do this well you may find that you have a store that will provide multiple streams of income as this could then provide affiliate, ads, and dropshipping income.
This is why you shouldn’t think that dropshipping isn’t for you, though it is definitely a different version of online marketing I hope what I have covered here today helps you at least visit the idea of running one in tandem with your blog to help you achieve more financial freedom starting today!
This is a tweak specifically to allow you the ability to make your category and tag pages look much more structured and professional, hopefully you like!
Issue for many with the homepage blogroll and sidebar having bold and or italic text is due to the way Acabado pulls in the excerpt to be used.