Alright so you’ve decided dropshipping is the right fit for you and now it’s time to bring in the moola. We’re here to find out how to make your first sale dropshipping fast. Who wants to wait a month for their first sale? I certainly don’t and that’s why I didn’t. In fact, I made cash with my first ever try at marketing. Want to know how? I’m glad you asked. Now I can brag all day long. Only joking, of course, let’s get into it and stop wasting time!
Before you can start scaling to the moon, hiring virtual assistants to do all the heavy lifting and make fat stacks, you need to make the first sale. That can be a big psychological barrier for some. Therefore it’s important to get over it as fast as possible. Logically we should be trying the easiest method possible to get that first payment notification. There’s no point testing the hardest method even if you’re a straight beginner. Save that stuff for further down the line.
You Want to Know How to Make Your First Sale Dropshipping Fast?
The fastest way to get the cash rolling in is to create a free + shipping offer. These work extremely well for traffic and sales. Human beings love free stuff so it would be stupid not to capitalize on human nature. This doesn’t work with every product you’ll find on Aliexpress though. There are a few caveats to making your first sale in the fastest way possible.
Instagram Shoutouts – This is how I made my first dollars dropshipping. A shoutout can make sales within minutes of going up. This is in contrast to Facebook where it can take up to a week in some cases. Instagram shoutouts are definitely the fastest way to make sales. However, they aren’t as scalable and they do require more maintenance.
Product pricing – The product on Aliexpress must be much less than you are charging for shipping in order to stay profitable. You see the product on Aliexpress isn’t free. You are transferring the cost of the product to the shipping instead of the product to increase its attraction. Most people price their shipping between $7-13 dollars for this method. The higher you go the harder it will be to make sales so it really is a trade-off. If your shipping is $9 then you want to find very cheap products on Aliexpress less than $3. This is so you can make at least $6 profit with each sale. Any less and it really isn’t worth it.
Be Upfront – You should make it clear in the ad that the shipping has to be paid for. Customers hate to be misled so they will fill cheated if you surprise them with shipping at the checkout page. Be upfront about it and you’ll have fewer problems.
Valid Reason – Free + Shipping offers are inherently seen as slightly scammy. Although they are attractive peoples danger signals may go off at the same time. For this reason, it’s important to give a valid reason for your free offer. Excuses such as warehouse/stock clearance sale work. Any holiday that’s approaching also works wonderfully. For example, having a special free + shipping sale on couples bracelets on Valentine’s day is a great idea. Think outside the box but try and be reasonable as well.
When you do offer free + shipping don’t forget to price the product at $0.00. After this add the shipping weight as a price. For example, 0.0 lbs would be $0, 0.1lbs would be $9.95, 0.2lbs would be $19.90 and so on.
If you implement you’ll see first hand how to make your first sale dropshipping fast isn’t hard at all. Next, you just need to spend more on profitable and bigger influencers and move over to Facebook ads.