$52k Revenue Store With $2,000+ Monthly Profit: The Power Of Dropshipping In India
Dropshipping in India gains popularity with a breathtaking pace. Today, we’re sharing a story of Indian entrepreneur Asif whose feedback on AliDropship forum is really passionate and awesome.
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Hi, please introduce yourself!
My name is Asif Siddiqui, I Live in beautiful country India, I love writing and learn new stuff, always energetic and positive minded.
I thought that every single person can make a difference in their life, everyone can do what they want, needs consistent try, learn from own mistakes and never ever give up.
I have written many stories and some novels that was published in India, currently I am writing a novel also and that will be released on worldwide by help of social media and online marketplaces.
From 2003 I am start learning how to make money online and in very short time I have started making money from affiliate marketing.
Before you started dropshipping with AliExpress, did you have any previous experience in e-commerce, or in trade, or in online sphere generally?
Yes, I have been in making my earning online for around 15 years, it all started with affiliate marketing, after that I went on to creating flash games website and blogs monetized by AdSense and Clickbank.
Why did you choose the dropshipping business model, after all? How did it all begin?
I have had done quite a research that time in many different aspects of money making and had tried and succeeded in many on them, some of them, not so much. But the idea of selling items without the headache of keeping stock seemed to me quite exciting.
How did you learn about AliDropship solutions? Which ones do you use? How much do they help you run the business?
I have learned from Yaros journey on Warrior Forum, that was amazing and I was very excited to start the store, waiting Yaros and his team to fully develop his dropship plugin, and as soon as he launched his plugin, I bought it and started.
Yaros and his team helped me a lot.
How many stores do you have now? What is their performance?
I am maintaining 4 stores right now. Here is an example of stats for one.
They are generating steady income & they account for more than 60% of my income sources.
How did you choose the niches?
Well, frankly, at first, I just used the niche Yaros was using, then I moved on to different niches relating to my interests. Right now I have 4 stores in different niches.
How did you choose products and suppliers for your store? Do you have any strategy of adding new products from time to time? How do you set the prices?
The AliDropship Team was very helpful in this particular step. I just followed the steps in the regular newsletter getting from you guys and just tweaked a bit to my satisfaction. Thinking like customer, using products with higher ratings, contacting reliable sellers for time to time for update of products.
Do you remember the first sale made from your store? What have you done to achieve it? How soon did it happen?
I got my first sale within 3 days after launching my store, I have remember that golden moment, I have just run $3 shoutout in very small IG account, got only 22 visitors and luckily get a $12.95 sale
How do you promote your stores?
Paid promotion is done on Instagram, mostly. I target audience according to niche & their tangent related pages. Had tried FB Ads but ROAS was lower than that of Instagram. Pinterest managed by Social Rabbit was the free source for my sales. Adwords was passively giving me sales with minor spends but not now. I am busy in providing Instagram ads that it takes much time of my day.
How much time does it take you every day to manage your stores? Which task(s) demand more time than others?
Managing takes not more than 2 hours combined throughout the day. What takes more time is looking for new shoutout partners & giving them the matter to promote.
How do you deal with difficult customers (if you have any)? Do you have any funny/sad stories?
I remember that one of my customer become my friend on IG and had regular chats with me, he placed 4 orders and after few months I got chargeback for unauthorized transaction. That was shocking for me. Some few customers also claim money or open dispute after getting their product delivered, but that was very few, so it’s like a routine work, I do not worry so much for about these things.
Normally, I place order the same day if the order is under $100, for over $100 orders, I wait 2-5 days
Did you register your business officially? What are the legal requirements for dropshipping in India?
I registered under proprietorship in India and there are not much legal requirements for dropshipping business if you are paying your taxes on time.
What are your plans for future?
I am in the process of opening a clothing lineup of my own production. I am very pleased that this is only possible by the dropship module which helped me a lot in my journey to start my offline venture.
What can you advise our readers – those who already run their stores and those who didn’t start the business yet?
Always try to upscale but analysis is crucial. Don’t ever lose hope. There are times for me that after promoting for the day I got no sales but later in the day, they just come whooshing in.
There might be some mistakes where you would think that it’s not for you. And if it is not for you, then nothing is this much easy.
And for those who didn’t start and are reading this. TAKE ACTION NOW. Being a spectator won’t get you to post your journey unless you start your own journey & believe me, I have been in your place for some time & I just tried harder & here I am with above 60% of my income though dropshipping.
We are really thankful to Asif for such an emotional and honest story, and we are sure that with such love for dropshipping, India will see lots and lots of new dropshipping stores coming up in the nearest future!
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i really want to start as soon as possible but im not that good in english.try to understand but maybe im going to have a problem in some words…and im not that financially ready but i can save some for the plugins.
Your English sounds good to me,beside you don’t need to be perfect in it anyway, and for plugin you don’t need much money. Good luck
Wow. You are doing a good job. This has motivated me to start my own dropshipping business as soon as i save up the money i need to purchase the store on Alidropship and get my LLC & EIN so that i can register for stripe payment gateway. Now to my question, you said you use instagram ads to promote your store. In your opinion, is that the best way to get buyers to a store?
To get LLC and EIN means you are going with the stripe atlas plan?
Instagram may be best for some niches not all. It’s all about testing.
Thank you. I am going for the normal stripe plan, not stripe atlas. Have you started your dropshipping store?
No, I am going for the normal stripe plan. Have you started dropshipping too?
Honestly all social media perform very well if done correctly, I got sales from facebook, pinterest, twitter and instagram. Every store needs constant traffic, also needs targeted. 50 targeted traffic is better than 1000’s of useless non targeted traffic.
I am working on IG very closely, I manually post and also run several story every day, That’s best method to get free traffic and engagement
Time to time I post my own image or family photo so my users personally attach with me, they know me. For example when I buy a car, I had post on my IG page and got 1500+ likes and 50+ comments.
When I get my buyer message that they received their product and he/she happy with them, I use that screenshot to my post, story and even paid shoutouts
Thanks and good luck to you
What are the applicable taxes in India. Only ITR is enough or do we need to register for GST as well. I am from India and struggling thru these issues. Thanks
Now I have GST as well, and I am proper filing it, I have online and offline business as well, Thanks
Thanks for reply. AliExpress suppliers do not provide tax invoices. So it’s difficult to file GST margin as we do not have purchase invoice. Not sure outcome.
I use AliBilling to get invoice from AliExpress. Use Alibilling.com
This link is not opening. Will ali express suppliers give us an direct invoice to the dropshipping company so that we can have that invoice as proof to tax file.
can u tell me how u r invoicing the customer who r buying from ur website
You can also use out tools integrated into AliDropship https://help.aliexpress-na-russkom.ru/orders-and-shipping/invoice-generating-tool
I have started my own dropshipping business already – niche: home supplies. It has been almost a month since it was launched but unfortunately I have not had a single legit sale. I’ve lowered the markups andtried FB ads and spent around 10$ already to no success. Any suggestions please? Anything I’m doing wrong? Please help.
Congratulation for starting online venture, home supplies category is very hot and there are huge potential in growth. FB marketing is very powerful but needs work well, I have not done much in FB but can say that try different products in different ads, target audience correctly and check if its working for you or not.
Always use fb pixel so you know what working and what not, re-target if you got add to cart
You can also use pexda or similer service to know which item is working well, Good luck
Looks like the reply was cut short. Can you re-share please?
How do you start with pinterest please?
Inspiring article.. I’ve been studying about DS for a while. My pushing to sell items to US people, so is it possible to sell to US (and other country?) people while residing in India. Could you please explain the procedure involved. Thanks
Yes, its possible to sell US people as well as worldwide, Processors are very simple, You need to have mind set that you want make money, you will success, Ask yourself that when others are making money then why not I am also.
You need learn learn and learn, choose best niche you can promote. I always choose particular niche I can advertise easily. If niche is gold, profit is nice, but don’t know how to advertise then you never achieve your goal. So look advertisement things first in my opinion.
Buy alidropship plugin, use original version, so you can start easily, then put products and start as soon as possible. make all social media accounts, and think about only and only advertisement and promotion, free or paid whatever you can do
I spend 90% time for promotion can you believe, I am not spend thousands of dollars for promo, just looking for cheap promo and if possible I can get quality traffic for free
Best of luck, Next few months I want to read your success story
Something was wrong with the AliDropship plugin (original), the Visual Mode in Edit Item Section looks missing some features, they work properly before. And have to confirm the Social Rabbit if still work with FB, Instagram, Tweeter and Pinterest properly, it was before, but now all these social medias change their APIs a lot, I reported the issues last weekend, but still no any feedback yet
Very inspiring journey… am about to launch my store kind courtesy AliDropship . Diara and her team are doing great job.
Can you share the links to the dropshipping businesses? Tks
My issue is still a payment gateway that will work in my country
Very Good Job Asif Siddiqui, aroslav Nevsky and the entire AliDropShip team.
I believe we’ll all get there very soon.
I see a lot of India and other Countries Success Stories on AliDropship Business.
Any Success Stories from Nigeria?
Please hit me up.
I would like to visit this best practice’s website. Can you share to me? thanks.
Tell me about your hosting,,, can I migrate a site,,(not for drop shipping), you have awesome prices
can you offer https,,, just investigating Drop Shipping,,
Yes, you can migrate your site to our hosting. We support https and provide SSL for free.
I am also interested in dropshipping… I do have a store, everything set up, but my card is not working to order aliexpress… I have tried, Kotak Mahindra debit and credit, HDFC debit and credit, not working… May I know which one to use… I ofcourse submitted the appeal and even got accepted… But still no help…
Please help us understand, which bank debit/credit card we can use to order from aliexpress? Basically i’m from india and planning to order a custom store.
Which payment system do you use in your store?
AliDropship is also a great way to start a dropshipping store.
Alidropship Plugin is a one-time investment with unlimited products and all other ultimate features.
AliExpress invoice, I’m using alibilling.com it’s pretty cool can you tell if there’s anything different in your tool?
Hi, I recently came to know about dropshipping model. I am still learning about it. My problem is that Aliexpress takes 3 – 4 weeks to deliver the product in India as we do not have e-packet service here. And if I am not wrong nobody likes to wait for the product to be delivered for that long. Plus other shipping services take too much money. May I know if there is any fast shipping service for India as e-packet?
Hi, thank you for your question!
The best strategy for you is to communicate with your AliExpress suppliers directly and ask them which shipping companies they work with.
As an alternative, since ePacket is not available in your country, you can try targeting the clients who live abroad. You are not limited by location, so you are free to work with buyers from any place that has good delivery terms. You can read more about working on an international market here: /international-dropshipping-guide/
And if you still want to work with Indian customers, you can do it even with a long delivery time – if you have a competitive product offer where:
– Your products are rare in their country and these people can’t source them from anywhere else
– The prices are lower than in other stores offering a quicker shipping
– You explain the shipping terms to them clearly and don’t promise them a 1-2 days delivery
Do you sell products in INDIA??
Wanted to know which payment gateways other than paypal are good for collecting payments from outside india?
Hi, thank you for your question!
Apart from PayPal, you can also use Stripe, 2Checkout, and many other payment gateways. Please, see the full list here: https://help.aliexpress-na-russkom.ru/en/articles/2237021-available-payment-gateways
I want to start a store but only thinking about the delivery time, which is almost 18 to 28 dayz for India. People in India don’t wait till this much tym. Plz suggest
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Our dedicated specialist will get in touch with you soon via email.
once my friend tried to start drop shipping but he faced some issues in payment method can please help us
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Kindly contact our support team at [email protected] and explain the issue in detail.