How to Create a Dropshipping Website for Free - 2020

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Drop shipping is a fairly new e-commerce concept that works by fulfilling orders...
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drop shipping is a fairly new e-commerce concept that works by fulfilling orders without having to manufacture or stock the products you showcase and market products from a supplier on your website the customer buys the product at your marked up price you then place the same order to the supplier at the original price finally the supplier ships the product directly to the customer today you'll learn how to create a fully functioning drop shipping website for free we'll cover everything from getting a domain and hosting to setting up a drop shipping website and even design it jump to any of these topics that interest you if this video ends up being useful to you please consider subscribing to our channel for more wordpress and woocommerce related topics our dropshipping website cannot exist without a unique domain in hosting the domain is the identity of your website people can type it into a
Browser and instantly reach your website and the hosting is where all your...
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browser and instantly reach your website and the hosting is where all your website's information and files are stored it's like a computer that sends your website's information to people looking for it at any time from anywhere in the world you can purchase the domain name separately and pay a different service to host it on its servers but the cost effective way is to buy them both together there are plenty of good hosting services out there like kinsta cloudways hostgator wp engine a2 hosting and hostinger but wordpress officially recommends bluehost siteground and dreamhost on its website you're free to compare all these options and pick the one that suits you best but no matter which one you pick the following steps will be the same the service will offer you multiple paid plans like these depending on the price web space and other features choose the best plan for you on the next page you'll have to search for and select your online store's domain name hope you've thought
Of a name already on the final page you'll have to create...
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of a name already on the final page you'll have to create a new account with the hosting provider with an existing email and new password you'll also have to fill some personal information like name country address and phone number select the period of time you want to buy hosting for and pick or unpick from extra services like domain privacy and seo features and of course your card information will be needed to make the payment after making the payment you'll get logged in to the hosting provider's dashboard now different providers have different dashboards with a lot of different options in the sidebar but you only need to worry about too security and wordpress this is because an e-commerce website must have an ssl certification and we need to install wordpress for our domain under security you'll find something like ssl manager that will help you install an ssl certificate within a few clicks next under wordpress a sub tab like install and manage will help you install
Wordpress if you don't have a wordpress account you'll have to create a new one with an...
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wordpress if you don't have a wordpress account you'll have to create a new one with an existing email and a new username and password use hard to guess username and password and commit them to your memory as they're essential for logging to your website's administrator dashboard in the future and your website is ready go to a new tab and search for your domain and you'll be able to view your site it's not much right now but soon we'll convert it into a fully functioning drop shipping store to access your admin dashboard just add wp-admin to the url and enter your admin username and password there we go once we're here you'll notice that your website is still shown as not secure in the browser this is because your website has an ssl certificate but it hasn't been set up yet we can do that by installing a plugin hover over plugins and click on add new search for really simple ssl and click on install
Then activate the plugin and enable ssl with a single click...
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then activate the plugin and enable ssl with a single click with that your website will migrate from http to https and a padlock icon will appear next to your domain name from the plugins tab let's also install woocommerce our plugin of choice for a drop shipping website click on add new again and search for woocommerce click on install and then activate it woocommerce will then guide us through a simple setup mode click on yes please fill your store's address and click continue then choose your industry and the type of products you plan to offer answer a couple of simple questions and disable these we'll pick a better theme later on so continue with your default one for now let's set up our woocommerce store from the settings section under woocommerce
In the general options you can choose your selling locations...
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in the general options you can choose your selling locations if you're ready to sell worldwide keep this setting as it is but if you're only selling in a specific country like india then you can select sell to specific countries from the drop down and search for india below we can also select which countries we want to ship our products to and a default customer location that will appear during checkout if you want to enable taxes tick this option we'll select the currency specific to our selling location save changes and click on the tax tab here you can manage your tax options but if you want to remove or add tax classes you'll have to use this option for example we'll need gst tax rates for our selling location india so we delete these and add the tax rates applicable to us after saving changes we'll use these newly created sections to add our tax rates click on cgst 14 insert row and enter
The country code and rate percentage information then disable shipping and save changes...
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the country code and rate percentage information then disable shipping and save changes do the same steps for the other tax rates as well with the only difference being the tax rates of 14 12 and 18. let's save the changes and move on to the payments tab here we'll choose how our shoppers will be able to make their payments we can use the built-in payments like direct bank transfer check payments cash on delivery and paypal or we can download third-party payment methods like paypal checkout amazon pay and stripe all these options are easy to set up let's save the changes and move on to the accounts and privacy tab let's allow shoppers to create an account during checkout using this option if you're selling to customers from the european union you'll also need to enable the account erasure request option customize and set up a detailed and compliant privacy policy page
And set personal data retention periods in the email section you can manage...
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and set personal data retention periods in the email section you can manage emails required to run your store these emails have the administrator emails as recipients this means you'll get email notifications for every new order cancelled order and failed order for the emails that have the customer as the recipients we can see that they'll get email notifications for order on hold order processing completed orders new accounts etc you can click on the manage button to customize and edit the email here you can edit the subject line email heading and the email body you can also disable the email by unchecking this box in the products section you can select the page that you want to display as the shop page from a list of automatically created woocommerce pages below you can customize the cart behavior and set a placeholder image for products that don't have images for physical products you can also set the weight and dimension units to maintain consistency across your store
Finally you can enable or disable product reviews for your products...
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finally you can enable or disable product reviews for your products show a verified owner label on customer reviews only allow verified owners to leave reviews enable star rating on reviews or mandate star ratings to be part of reviews the inventory sub section lets you manage your stock you can keep this box checked to enable stock management here you can choose the period in minutes for which you want to hold stock for unpaid orders if you enter 120 the product will be held in stock for two hours if you leave it blank the pending order will be cancelled as soon as the shopper leaves the page you can keep these options enabled if you want to receive notifications for low stock and out of stock products the notification will be sent via email to this recipient you can also set the amount of products at which you get these notifications with this setting you'll get a low stock notification when there are only two products left in an out of stock
Notification when there are zero products left below you can hide the out of stock...
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notification when there are zero products left below you can hide the out of stock items from your catalog the final setting controls how stock quantities are displayed on the front end with the first setting shoppers can always see the stock availability with the second one stock quantity is only shown for low stock products and the final setting completely hides the stock quantity from the shoppers you can use the final sub section if you're selling downloadable products like downloadable music ebooks or online tickets here you can choose the file download method manage access restriction settings and add filename settings after setting up your store you can view and manage your orders under the order section in the coupons section you can create coupons for shoppers you can generate a coupon code and add a description and you have additional options like discount types coupon amount usage restrictions and usage limits
The customers section lists the details of all our customers...
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the customers section lists the details of all our customers while the reports section generates detailed reports with in-depth data and insight finally a robust analytics section lets you put a finger on the pulse of your business with data on revenue orders products categories coupons taxes downloads and stock we can use tools like dropshippers shopmaster alley dropship woocommerce drop shipping dropship.me and spock it for woocommerce to enable and automate drop shipping on our website links to all tools and plugins are in the description below we'll use dropshippers as it offers plenty of features for free search for dsers.com in your browser click on the first result click on the sign up button supply an email and password and click on get started then go to your inbox and click on the confirm email button on the next page select the woocommerce
Platform from the drop-down and click on access then type or paste your website's url in...
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platform from the drop-down and click on access then type or paste your website's url in the field and click on add store a new window will pop up to ask your permission click on approve the dropshippers tool offers multiple options with different range of features we'll go with the free one then a short tutorial will teach you the basics of the tool now we need to link our dropshippers account with aliexpress using this button at the top you can then either sign in to an existing aliexpress account or create a new one then click on authorize the link to aliexpress button has been replaced with the apply for whitelist button click on it and complete the simple procedure to get access to bulk ordering and other privileges on the confirmation page click on the drop shipping center link here the drop shipping center is a great
Place to find products for your store you can use filters like product...
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place to find products for your store you can use filters like product category shipping location and destination delivery time and price range to find products your visitors might like you can even look at the total orders rating and the sales performance of a product finally the analyze button will give you an even better idea about the product sales volume for now let's go back to the dropshippers dashboard and set it up using the settings button here in the account section you can manage settings like email password and your woocommerce and aliexpress accounts the shipping section lets you set up default shipping methods for specific countries click turn on to start then select a country from the drop-down then add the shipping methods in order of your preference you can similarly set up shipping for other countries if you want more control over shipping enable the advanced option then select a country from the drop down
We can now automatically select shipping methods based on filters like delivery...
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we can now automatically select shipping methods based on filters like delivery period and shipping cost for example this setting means that when a product needs to be delivered to united states dropshippers will choose a shipping method that takes fewer than 7 days and costs less than 10. if you have some popular products you can also set default shipping methods for each aliexpress product here in the tracking section you can simply select a default shipment tracking provider for your store just turn on the slider and choose one from the drop-down the notification section lets you keep track of your aliexpress product inventory and price changes you can also set up automatic actions to be taken when certain stock conditions are fulfilled in the pricing rule section you can determine how the prices are decided for your drop shipped products using this setting you can set a fixed price margin on all products
And the compared at price setting allows you to create an artificial sale on your...
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and the compared at price setting allows you to create an artificial sale on your store with a crossed out price for example with this setting a product that costs five dollars on aliexpress will have a 15 price tag on your store and will look like this you can also set pricing rules using multipliers so that your pricing is a multiple of the original for more customization click on the advanced button here you can set pricing rules for various cost ranges we can add twenty dollars to products costing between zero and ten dollars fifteen dollars to products between ten and thirty dollars and ten dollars to all other cost ranges we can also assign cents that are shown at the end of our price finally in the other section we can manage order number synchronization cancelled order optimization and other general settings once our dropshippers is set up we can start importing products using the import list tab under products to find a product let's go to the
Aliexpress website you can look for products by simply exploring the home page...
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aliexpress website you can look for products by simply exploring the home page you can also use the product categories or the search bar when you find a product you like you can click on the add to dropshippers button to import it to your dropshipper's import list however this button will only appear if you have the dropshipper's extension installed on your browser the web store link to download it is in the description below you can also simply copy the product's url and paste it in dropshippers to import it we can take actions like editing deleting tagging or splitting the product let's click on the edit button here you can edit the product title and assign category and tags in the variants section you can look at the details of every variant of the product you can also edit its price here in the description section you can edit the existing description or even add
Your own the images section lets you view and remove any images that have been...
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your own the images section lets you view and remove any images that have been imported with the product finally you can view the product's shipping info like shipping company cost and delivery time now click on the back button hover your mouse over the product and click on push to woocommerce to send the product to your drop shipping website shop page confirm the action in the pop-up the product will be added to the my products section you can now go back to your shop page and see that the product has been added clicking on it reveals its details and variations customers can read the description select a variant from the drop-down and buy it using the add to cart button once the customer has made the payment and placed the order you can place your order to aliexpress using the order section just select the products and click on place multiple orders you can then view and change the shipping information before confirming
The order the order will then be fulfilled by the selected shipping provider...
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the order the order will then be fulfilled by the selected shipping provider to start building a page you can hover over the pages tab and click on add new this is the wordpress default block builder we can start by adding our title then follow it up by some text for a fresh paragraph press enter and keep typing to add an image we can hit enter and click on this plus icon choose the image block then click on upload image and select it from your folder similarly you can add other types of blocks like paragraphs headings galleries lists and quotes but building every single page and post on our website this way requires a lot of time effort and some design knowledge as well so it's a much better option to import pre-built templates and edit them according to our needs to do it let's go back to our wordpress
Backend now hover over the appearance tab and click on themes...
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backend now hover over the appearance tab and click on themes click on the add new button to add a new theme [Music] in the search bar in the top right corner search for astra hover over the first one and click install [Music] then activate it to choose a template click get started we'll choose the elementor page builder as it's the easiest one to use we can now see more than 100 pre-built website designs we can use for our website let's use this filter to narrow down our search [Music] this one looks perfect so all expanded and click on import complete site at the bottom right then click import again let's wait for the import to complete the import is complete we can view it using this button our website now looks like a
Well-designed ecommerce website ready to compete with others...
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well-designed ecommerce website ready to compete with others [Music] we even have essential pages like about us with sample content in them now we need to replace the sample content with our own to customize the pages you can go to any page and click on the edit with elementor button at the top elementor lets you build complex web pages with highly customizable drag and drop widgets let's edit this part select it and type your own content in the style section here we can change the text size line height and other settings [Music] to customize this button just click on it we can edit its text using this field [Music] to replace an image right-click on it
And select the edit option then click on the choose image option in...
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and select the edit option then click on the choose image option in the style section then upload your own image [Music] to publish these changes to the live website click on the update button down here while editing you'll notice that you can't edit the header and footer section of your website in elementor for that we need to tweak the theme settings just click on the customize button up here to change the website logo click on the edit icon next to it then click on the change image button and upload your logo you can resize the logo too now go back to the customization panel using the back button [Music] click on menus and open main menu with these settings you can rename replace and rearrange the header part of your website the customization panel also lets you customize your website's footer sidebar and widgets when you're done click publish to see the changes
Reflected on the live site now that's how we edit the existing...
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reflected on the live site now that's how we edit the existing pages of our website but what if we wanted to add a completely new one to do it we need to go back to our website's backend here hover the pages tab and click on add new let's give our new page a title then click on edit with elementor to build it using the elementor blocks now there are three ways to create a new page the first is to drag and drop the blocks that you need from this section let's add a heading by dragging this block then we can type its content directly on the page to add an image we'll use this block [Music] then click on choose image to replace it with our own image this way you can build a page block by block from scratch the second method is to use designed templates for pages click on this icon we see a library of page templates for
Various uses use the search bar to narrow down your results then...
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various uses use the search bar to narrow down your results then choose one and click on insert button up here you'll get a prompt to connect your website to the elementor template library click on get started then click on create account and supply an email and a password [Music] click on create account when we click on connect our selected template is imported to our page the third and final method lets us use pages from other design templates click on this icon then click on a design template now we can see the page templates click on the one you like and select import template at the top [Music] the template is applied to our page click on publish to push the changes to the live website with that our fully functioning woocommerce website is ready to welcome
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