5 Newbie Dropshipping Mistakes you should Avoid



Dropshipping Became a very good way to earn money online even if you don't own the products , but in every domain there are some mistakes you should avoid , and here are some :

Too much friction in the order process
Asking your customers to put in too much information during the order process may sway them away from buying due to the extra hassle. Ever noticed Amazon’s “One Click Payment” button? I always end up buying more Kindle books than I planned. Why? The one-click payment scheme is so quick and easy that I didn’t mind buying an extra 2-3 extra books from the “Recommended” section.

Not presenting your products professionally
If you’re selling something, do your best at staging it on your website. Hire a professional photographer if you need to. Why? Because images are your best shot at enticing potential buyers to click the Buy button. A beautiful product shot trumps epic copywriting any day. This study by the Nielsen Norman Group reveals that only 16 percent of people read web copy word-for-word. The majority of readers (79 percent) only scanned the pages.

Having Ridiculous Expectations
I know, I know. You watched a YouTube video of someone who made hundreds of thousands of dollars doing dropshipping, so you probably have a good shot at doing the same, right? Sure, you have a chance. But to expect your business to take off just like that is just a pipe dream, buddy. It takes commitment and dedication to run a successful dropshipping business. From finding the right products and wholesaler up to the day-to-day operations, each step requires careful planning and execution. Always be realistic and patient with your expectations, especially now that there are a lot more dropshippers competing for customers.

Running out of stock
It happens. Some suppliers simply tell you they’re out of stock and you’re left with an order waiting to be fulfilled. You can cancel the order, you lose the sale and probably the customer too. Or, you can work with multiple suppliers moving forward so you can completely avoid this type of fiasco.

Lack of Customer Support
I have my fair share of experiences when buying stuff online and one surprising realization I had was customer support matters way more than I thought. There were plenty of times when I was asking a few questions about the product but the seller wasn’t accommodating or simply didn’t care. That always had me moving on to the next seller in an instant. Good customer service is essential in any business.