The world is always changing and dropshipping is no different. Today we are going to look at the future of dropshipping. Product distribution, marketing and technology have all changed dramatically. Ten years ago dropshipping was much more difficult. Nowadays with the help of MyDrop.Shop dropshipping has never been easier. However we must be prepared for the future. We do not want to get left behind so therefore we must be proactive instead of reactive. The best way to predict the future is by looking at this past. This is because human behaviour doesn’t change that much. If we look at the trends and see where they are heading, we can predict the future much more easily.
Learning the Future of Dropshipping
Customers are becoming smarter every day. They are learning more about dropshipping and Aliexpress. With that said we must learn how to be better business men and women. This means we should try and appear more professional. This will increase our trust and likability with our customers. Ultimately this will lead to a higher customer lifetime value. Our store design must be better if we want to thrive in the future of ecommerce. Try to get professional looking photos. The best way to do this is to buy your products and take photos yourself. I would only recommend this once you’ve found a “winner” that is already selling successfully.
Ensure your product descriptions are on point. The basic Aliexpress description will not cut it anymore. I would recommend looking into copywriting. By doing this you will learn how to sell with words. When you know copywriting, you will be able to stimulate your customer to buy your products. This will give you an edge in a competitive business environment.
Appearing secure will also increase the trust your customers have in your store. This is essential to understand if you want to thrive in the future of dropshipping You can do this by adding safe checkout badges on your product pages. These can be easily found on google images. We want to make our customers feel safe putting in their credit card details. We can do this by accepting PayPal and all the major credit cards as well.
What to Do as an Advanced Dropshipper
When you become an advanced dropshipper, you can start ordering your product in bulk to the United States. This will reduce your shipping times dramatically and thus increase customer satisfaction. There is no point doing this until you already and established brand because there is uncertainty at the beginner stages. You will not know if your product is a long term seller or simply a short term fad. It would be unfortunate to order five hundred pieces of a product only to sell ten of them. That’s why we need to ensure there is already demand before doing this. However, it is good to know for future reference.
As your brand grows you can start becoming more personalised. You can organise with your supplier to get unique gift boxes with every order. This will elevate your exclusivity and brand value. This allow you to raise your prices as they have a higher perceived value. You can also add in free gifts as well to show your appreciation. The opportunities are truly endless and you have a lot of options.
Customers are becoming more aware of ads on social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. This means we need to improve our marketing in order to stand out. We can do this by improving our copywriting and images used. Another fantastic way to do this is to hire video editors to make professional looking videos for your adverts. This will increase your professionalism and make customers trust you more. Look at big brands like Nike and Apple and try to emulate them. Reengineer what they are doing that’s working and think about how you can implement it into yours store.
The topics discussed here is how you can thrive in a growing market. Ecommerce and dropshipping are still very lucrative but we must continue trying to improve our skills to stand out in the market. At MyDrop.Shop you should have no problems doing this. I hope you enjoyed this article on the future of dropshipping!