[MUSIC PLAYING] NARRATOR: Now before we begin finding suppliers, we need to first install the Oberlo app. So let's head to the Shopify app store and install Oberlo. Again, Oberlo allows us to easily import products from AliExpress as well as semi automate ordering from AliExpress So log into Shopify, click apps, on the top right, you'll see visit Shopify app store. Within the Shopify app store, search Oberlo.
Next, install Oberlo. Once you install Oberlo, you'll be taken to Oberlo's dashboard. Within here, you'll be shown your next steps to complete setup. First, Oberlo will probably ask you to install their Chrome extension. The Chrome extension is required to process and import products from AliExpress. So follow the link in a dashboard to download the Chrome extension. If you're planning on using Oberlo supply, you won't need the Chrome extension, and we'll talk about this later.
So now we're all set up. Oberlo Supply is a marketplace of vetted suppliers from around the world that offer wholesale prices for a variety of products in different niches. You can begin by making a search or by simply looking through the products of various suppliers. However, you don't need to only sell products from one supplier. You can sell multiple products from multiple suppliers and still process all orders within your store within a few clicks.
So Oberlo Supply will show you details such as the cost of the product to you, the shipping time and shipping methods offered. Once you find a product or products that you're interested in selling, simply click Add To Import List where you'll be able to edit the product listing before publishing it on your store. There's no need to contact the supplier or work out a contract. Just add the products to your store that you want to sell, and you when you receive an order for them, buy them on Oberlo Supply.
The Oberlo Supply drop shipper will receive your order with the customer's shipping information and fulfill that order for you, just pay the cost. If you choose to find a drop shipper supplier on AliExpress. I've come up with a few criteria to help you choose a reliable supplier that would deliver a quality product. So first, no brands, fakes, or knockoffs. Avoid any brands to avoid selling any fakes or knockoffs. Look for unbranded products.
If there's a logo on the product, avoid it even if it might be legitimate. We don't want to take on the risk, since we're not a licensed reseller and also because we don't actually know if the product is real. This might significantly limit our choices, so choose a niche where brand doesn't matter such as with electronic accessories or clothing. Next, ePacket delivery with free shipping. When possible, try to only sell products that offer ePacket shipping that's free.
Because a majority of products on AliExpress come from China or Hong Kong, ePacket delivery is not only the most economical but one of the quickest for small goods to get to the United States and most of the world. Next, over 100 orders. A product with a lot of orders tells us a few things. First, it tells us there's a man for the product. Second, it tells us the supplier must be reliable as my guess is that a few of those orders are repeats.
Sometimes, when looking for a new product, I'll sort products by most orders. Next, over 4.5 stars rating. Ensure the products we plan to resell have a high product rating-- over 4.5 stars-- and the seller has high positive feedback. Just to get a second opinion on sellers, use a Chrome extension called AliExpress seller check. This provide us with a detailed overview rating left with a third party app.
I found this to be much more reliable than simply using AliExpress's rating system. Next, low price with high margin potential. Depending on the products we want to sell, stick with purchasing products within a $1 to $20 price range. This makes it less risky when we lose money on a sale, and these prices generally can be priced at $20 to $50 or more.
For example, I can find running shoes on AliExpress for around $20 and then sell them for $50. This provides me a healthy 60% profit margin. Next, lots of great, unbranded product photos. Do your due diligence to ensure the photos are actually from the manufacturer and not stolen from another retailer online. Doing a quick Google image search will help you see if the product photos are of a real brand and retailer or from the manufacturer themselves.
Lastly, communicative and helpful sellers. Don't be afraid to ask a seller questions before placing an order with them. A good, reliable seller will answer all of your questions quickly. If a seller doesn't respond to messages, that's a big red flag. So now that we've found a supplier, it's time to start adding products to our store. We'll cover that in the next lesson. See you there. [MUSIC PLAYING]