Section 2: Theory

Don’t Fall into the Dropship Trap


My warning for you guys: Don't fall into the “Dropshipping trap.” This is where you create a general store, copy products from AliExpress and try to run ads for your store. I get countless people asking me for help to build this type of store. The truth is, you might be very lucky and get a tiny bit of success, but this rarely lasts. These stores are destined to fail

In my years of working in ecommerce, a single truth has constantly prevailed: the stores that win (and win big) are those that build brand stores. These are the stores that last years and years and can be sold for millions. Why? Because you're building an asset, not just an income source. General stores are not adding value except for just finding the product before someone else. 

As soon as entrants come into the market, you have no competitive edge, and you get priced out, lose your margins, and have to find a new series of products and start all over again.

Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against dropshipping as a fulfillment model. The problem is that, for many, dropshipping has morphed into a weird cult where these same terrible strategies are taught again and again to beginner students. 

Want to know what consistently generates ecommerce millionaires? Spending the time and energy to build an ecommerce brand that stands out from these general stores. 

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1 year ago

The best Ecomm advice i have ever heard.

Ela Bruce
1 year ago
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Thank you for your kind words Helal.

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