The Ultimate Guide To High-Ticket Drop Shipping For Beginners Lesson 6: Best eCommerce Platform for High-Ticket Drop Shipping

The Ultimate Guide To High-Ticket Drop Shipping For Beginners Lesson 6: Best eCommerce Platform for High-Ticket Drop Shipping

Welcome back to the Ultimate Guide To Drop Shipping Mini-Course by eCommerce Paradise. 

This episode is about the best eCommerce platforms to sell through and how to evaluate those sales channels. 

Let's get into it. 

There're a few different types of business eCommerce platforms you can sell-through. But in my opinion, there's only one that's the best. There are a few more that you should consider as you grow your business to boost your revenue. 

What are those platforms?

eCommerce Platforms

Marketplaces

There're marketplaces and hosted eCommerce platforms. Marketplaces are like eBay and Amazon, and eBay and Amazon are really cool because they make the website for you, and they drive traffic for you, and then they remarket for you. All of that is taken care of, which costs a lot of money. All you have to do is list your product there and make a store and sell your products. So it's pretty cool. If not, at least starting one of those platforms right now, while you build your business, is really good, and then some of your suppliers will probably even allow you to sell those products on those platforms.

Now, the only problem is that eBay and Amazon take between a 10 to 15% fee. The problem is that it's going to lower your profit margins greatly. However, they don't usually get discounts on those platforms. You should be able to remain profitable because you'll probably normally be given away 5 to 10% anyways. There is one more platform it's houzz.com, but it's specific for home goods. With that being said, start accounts with those platforms, but don't base your business there; base your business on a hosted eCommerce platform.

Hosted eCommerce

What hosted eCommerce means is that it's basically a platform where you're going to own your website, and for the length of it, if you pay for it, you own it, it's your property. You'll be able to sell it later on too. It's an asset that you own. 

Now, you could sell your eBay or Amazon store too. That could be part of a sale, no doubt, but Amazon owns the customer's information just like eBay does. They can remarket to those customers to sell other products that they sell in other categories. 

With that being said, with a hosted eCommerce platform, you'll be able to remarket to those people. You'll be able to bring them back to your website more and more, and you can sell them everything from those products to affiliate products to membership site products. 

What are the hosted eCommerce platforms that I recommend? The number one I recommend is Shopify. It's the one I use exclusively now. It's easy to set up and use. It's fast, and they have a great support network, 24/7 support. 

The one that I used to use before Shopify was called WordPress and WooCommerce. They're great as long as you have a really good hosting company. I was using GoDaddy, and I still recommend GoDaddy, but back then, they weren't as good. Now they've improved, and they have managed WordPress hosting, which I actually promote. You can see that at eCommerceparadise.com/godaddyhosting, and that is really good. I've never had any issues with that, but before that, I used their regular hosting packages like economy hosting, and I used to have always had weird issues with them. It was kind of a pain to manage, had to have a developer on hand. The other thing too is I'm not that great at customizing a WordPress platform store. If you know WordPress and use it already, you can definitely use WordPress to do eCommerce. 

The thing about WordPress and WooCommerce is that you have to pay extra. Usually, they are one time fees for add-ons to the store functionality. There are many free plugins in WordPress, but there are some that you have to pay through Woothemes. Shopify Apps usually charge a monthly fee, and WordPress plugins are like a onetime fee. It's kind of a trade-off. You're going to spend about the same either way; in my opinion, though, it's best with Shopify, because you have the support there.

WordPress and WooCommerce support is there, but it's different. It's like community support. It's forum support as opposed to direct support. With that being said, Shopify is my favorite eCommerce platform. I highly recommend using that when I teach how to use in the DropShipping Masterclass and the eCommerce Paradise Academy. It's the only one I use now. Definitely start your Shopify store first. 

This is the same thing I teach in the academy. Grow into those sales channels as well. The cool thing about Shopify is it's actually linked with Amazon. It links to eBay. It links with Houzz so you can take all those products that you're going to be selling in your stores and upload them to your stores there on those sales channels, and make additional sales there; with them, all managed through your Shopify store.

It's really cool when you get a sale on those platforms. It registers as a sale in Shopify; you can manage it all in one place. That's one huge benefit of using Shopify that I love and recommend. Shopify's other cool thing is that it's mobile-friendly, easy design, and there are no third-party fees like there on Amazon, eBay. The only downside about selling on Shopify, your hosted management, is that you're going to have to be managing the website. You're going to have to be driving the traffic. You're going to have to be remarketing to those people, save those emails. While that's not that difficult (I actually go through step-by-step how to do that in the DropShipping Masterclass), you have to do it; you're going to have to be managing your website, you're going to have to be retargeting customers, you have to be doing the customer support, and offering the phone support, you'd have to be making all of the actual sales.

You can choose for yourself, but I recommend using everything. Starting with your hosted store growing into sales channels and using them all as one big package. Two, three years down the road, when you have a huge amount of sales and a long history, you can choose to exit a business and sell it for six figures or more. That's up to you. 

I recommend holding onto your business in the long run, because even though it may feel like it's lucrative to sell, it takes a long time to build these businesses. People that buy them actually can scale them more. There're reasons to sell, but we'll get into that later. For now, you should start with Shopify and grow into eBay, Amazon, and Houzz (if your niche matches) and then go from there.

I hope this video really helped. 

Subscribe to the channel, and I'll see you guys out there.

The next video is going to be all about running your job to be in business. I know that I'm going to be skipping over sections, specifically about building your website and getting suppliers. I cover those in my job to be masterclass specifically, and I don't want to tell you guys all that information here because I think you need to get into that class to understand all that stuff thoroughly. 

If you guys need more information on that, go to ecommerceparadise.com and check out the blog, where I have specific posts, and then get into that masterclass. That's where I teach step-by-step how to do it and show you all the things I do in my own business. That class is specifically built while I build an actual business. You won't just get how to do stuff; you'll get to see me doing it and building a business and getting results from that business as the course progresses. You can basically just do what I do. You can even choose to enter the same niche that I do in that course. I highly recommend it. 

The next video is running that dropshipping business; once you get it started.

See you in the next video. 


Resources for Starting A High-Ticket Drop Shipping eCommerce Store

These are the resources I've created to help you start your own high-ticket dropshipping eCommerce store:



eCommerce Paradise was created by Trevor Fenner of Seattle, Washington in 2015 to help you, the entrepreneur, to start and scale your own eCommerce business selling high-ticket products online with the drop shipping fulfillment method so you can make more profit per sale, have a sustainable and evergreen online business, get started with very little upfront investment, and live a location independent lifestyle. Trevor owns multiple 7-figure High-Ticket Drop Shipping eCommerce stores and is a digital nomad, traveling the world while working remotely with the help of his team of over 10 virtual assistants from around the world. Trevor is currently located in Bali, Indonesia. Trevor is also a passionate skateboarder, surfer, scuba diver, photographer, environmentalist, outdoorsman, fitness and tattoo enthusiast.



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