“Just Yesterday I Ordered A Luxurious Cruise To Norway Thanks To My Store’s Profits” [Tom’s Success Story]
We all have our own dreams and do our best to move towards them. However, it’s up to us to decide the ways of achieving them. Tom, the hero of today’s story, started dropshipping and moved to success through a giant step. Just yesterday he ordered a luxurious cruise to Norway as he wished, thanks to his store’s profits. How’s it? Let’s get to know Tom better from our interview with him. Here we go!
Hi, Tom, welcome to our blog and big thanks for finding time to talk to us, could you, please, introduce yourself? What are your hobbies in life? Is there anything…specific you’d like to share maybe?
Hey there! My name is Tom. I am 30 years old, I live in Israel. Frankly speaking, I have poor English, so I haven’t come to the video interview with the team of AliDropship yet. However, I’m working on improving my skills, plus, learning German at the time, so hopefully one day we’ll talk live, not just WhatsApp.
As for my hobbies, there’s not a few of them. It’s good food, cooking, flying airplanes and flying abroad, sailing fast boats and sailing huge cruise boats 😜.
Beyond that, I’ve a dog, her name’s Luna. I enjoy walking with her. Also, I’ve to cook for her because she doesn’t eat dog food😜. Luna likes to eat ground meat, chicken breast and chicken liver with rice.
Plus, I really fell in love with cars – I often go diving around a track. In general, I really like to drive any things that exist.
Wow, I see some luxurious stuff there among your hobbies! Sorry, I’m even a bit envious…unfortunately, I haven’t managed to get a driving license yet 😂 By the way, what about your background? Is your education related to the ecommerce business field?
My education has little to do with ecommerce or dropshipping. Without high school graduation because I had a serious car accident and I was seriously injured. You see, maybe it’s not that bad you don’t have a driving license 😂. Seriously, I lost a whole year of high school and didn’t finish it…
So after high school I went to study the courses: Microsoft — MCSA, CISCO — CCNA, CHECKPOINT: CCSA. And I work as an IT – system admin.
My dream is to travel all over the world and make money through the computer from the stores I opened through AliDropship.
Let it be so. Please tell us about your business with AliDropship. Why and how did you start an online business? Have you ever had any experience with ecommerce?
Yes, I did dropshipping on eBay from AliExpress. Yet eBay very quickly blocked me because people complained that they received packages from AliExpress.
So I searched for a long time how I can fulfill the dream of traveling all over the world and making money from the computer. This is how I came across AliDropship.
After researching AliDropship I realized that I can start a business with AliDropship and use Sellvia as a US-based supplier with trending products and fast delivery.
That’s how I started. You asked why I wanted to try Sellvia? Because if I don’t try I won’t know if it works or not! And it works!
This is really a perfect start, full of determination. Please tell us how long have you been running it? How fast did you understand that this is a success?
Actually, about half a year.
At first I was not able to generate sales. But I kept moving on. And my sales went good the last two months.
As we know, sales depend on what you sell. So what’s your niche and product strategy? What kind of products are you selling?
I started a general store. So I added many products and checked where there is more traffic, what sells more. There wasn’t a particular niche.
Now that I have obtained information, I change the site completely to a new domain and do remarketing with a specific niche that worked best for me.
And I have another website powered by your team, but it’s for high ticket products. One site will be for cheaper products and the other site for more expensive products.
You sell both high-ticket and cheap products. So do you remember your first sale? When did it happen? And what promotion did you use to get this sale?
Yes, I do. The first sale was on September 15. I remember it because in Israel the holiday is called “Rosh Hashanah” and it is the first day of the new year according to the Hebrew calendar.
This is a significant date. And how is your business performing now? What is your overtime number of sales and revenue?
I sold over 80 products making really big bucks, about $10,000. That was a good start.
Yet, recently I deliberately reduced the amount of sales and pushed them less, so that I would have time to deal more with the site and create a stronger infrastructure so that in the future the site will make many more sales.
That’s the way to go! You have a thorough approach to your business. What is your average order value?
The average order value is 50$-100$.
I cannot attach a report because the sales didn’t come from the site only, but came from several different platforms. Plus, I don’t have a record of all the sales because my eBay account was closed and then I opened a new one.
I also had sales on Amazon, but I closed it for a short period and reopened so that’s probably why they don’t appear in the account.
These are the results you can boast about. How have you achieved them? How do you promote your store? What channels do you use? Are there any secrets behind your store promotion?
Basically on eBay I promote the products with advertisements and another method of mine is to enter Reddit for example, and hunt for sales there.
For example, I entered a dog forum and someone posted there that he is sick with COVID-19 (coronavirus) and he doesn’t know how to let his dog release energy because he can’t walk.
I told him that I was also sick. Actually, I wasn’t sick. I approached him as a person experiencing the same problem and not as a seller. So I sent him a link to the “Tennis Ball Gun” product that I thought was exactly what he needed.
I told him that he should just sit in the garden and shoot the tennis balls and then his dog would run and bring the balls back to him and he would be able to sit still without any effort. Then he actually ordered the product.
In the future I will also promote the site through Google. I have added a lucky wheel to the site where you can win a 10, 15, 20 percent discount.
Plus, I work a lot on SEO to push the site to appear as high as possible on Google under several search keywords that are relevant to my site.
In addition, I promote my social networks, promote engagement on the page and also promote a link to the website through other channels.
Right now I’m less trying to generate sales and I’m generating more good infrastructure for both sites, working on SEO mainly and looking forward to learning a lot of things in the course!
In general, what would you say about your experience with AliDropship and the impact it has on your business?
AliDropship is excellent. Currently it is an addition to my income, and opened a new world of knowledge for me.
Going forward, AliDropship will be my main source of income.
We’re so glad to go through this way with you. What is life like now that you’ve experienced online business with AliDropship? What has changed in your life?
Just yesterday I ordered a cruise for next year in Norway from the profits of the store 😉
Moreover, with this business, I have time to pursue my hobbies, as you know there’s not a few of them. Now I can travel freely, go to the track, walk with Luna, take care of my cool fish, and so on 😜.
That’s really what we all deserve. What else would you love to tell about your online store?
The store exposed me to a new world of digital marketing. Thanks to you, I started studying a course called “Master’s course in digital marketing, website promotion, social networks, advertising and online sales combined with AI tools” a month ago for a year.
The site I closed included a lot of niches, while the new site I’m opening focuses on only one niche. And I will promote it during the course. This will be my project.
Now I have decided that I will leave my job as a system admin later after the course is over or during the course and move to a new job thanks to you, guys!
I will be my own boss and help people promote their sites.
And in the future, when the site brings me a lot of money, I will travel all over the world while I have income through the computer.
Your plan is like a Swiss watch. Have you any other ideas for the future? What would you like to recommend to our readers?
It’s important that you’re enjoying yourself then to the end!
I want to move to Switzerland and travel all over the world. That’s my passion. As I already said, I even started learning German by means of Duolingo to make my dreams come true.
I want to move to Switzerland for the beautiful landscapes there 😍. And I feel more and more a desire to move there, so I’m learning German in preparation for the move 😍.
I believe that even bigger money will come during or after the course 😜So I hope the best is ahead. With AliDropship along my way, I’m not tweaking behind this.
We would like to thank Tom for such a detailed interview. He started a really exciting journey. He has already gained his first victories. Yet, there’s more to come – fortunately, Tom is not going to slow down. That’s the way to go!
We’re very glad for Tom and his first successful steps in ecommerce. It’s a privilege for us to go toe-to-toe with him and all of our clients on their way to triumph. Join the ranks of ecommerce entrepreneurs by starting an online business with AliDropship, and you’ll be the hero of the next success story!