Should You Combine Drop Shipping With Affiliate Products on Your Site?
Believe it or not, it is a extra frequent query that I’m requested from people who find themselves model new to Internet business. I’ve examined each methods, talked to lots of people and have come to some conclusions with this query, so it is not going to be a simple “sure or no” reply. However, more often than not I’ll reply this query – No, it’s often not a good suggestion to mix affiliate merchandise on a drop ship web site. Mainly as a result of the revenue on affiliate merchandise are so low in comparison with the money you’ll be able to make truly promoting the product from a provider.
Reasons Why Not To:
* Profit Potential – You can make extra money promoting the product from a provider.
* Shopping Cart Confusion – What occurs when somebody will get accomplished including a few of your product (that you simply do dropship) that’s constructed into the buying cart, and so they wish to add the product that’s an affiliate? It might trigger some main buying cart complications for customers, and confuse them, and they’ll in all probability simply find yourself leaving for an additional web site.
* De-Value Your Site – There are numerous good consumers nowadays who know what adverts and associates are. If they really feel you are attempting to do something different then sell the your “principal” merchandise they might surprise concerning the validity of your web site. You don’t wish to scare folks away.
* Navigates People Away From Your Site – Lets say you will have an Amazon affiliate product on your web site that you’re making Three-5% on, and the merchandise that was clicked on (which takes them off your web site) was solely a 5 greenback merchandise. Is it value dropping the shopper over a couple of cents fee?
Reasons Why You Might:
* Can’t Find A Product Supplier – If you will have searched excessive and low, and might’t discover a provider, however the affiliate product goes good with different issues you’re promoting, then it could be a good suggestion to have it on your web site.
* Amazon Product Review Pages – People are at all times searching for critiques of merchandise, and plenty accomplished by different customers of the websites they’re aware of. You can create pages inside Amazon displaying critiques of the affiliate merchandise you’re promoting, and hyperlink to them. This offers nice info, however may lead folks again to the locations that find yourself making you money – your affiliate pages!
* Ease and Simplicity – I’ve seen sufficient folks attempt to create web sites and use buying carts to know that not everyone seems to be on the identical enjoying discipline. Sometimes utilizing a system that Amazon has in place to sell affiliate merchandise is less complicated then making a buying cart web site from scratch that may sell each common merchandise and affiliate merchandise. The causes “why you would possibly” (for me) aren’t at all times as convincing, and I often do not find yourself promoting affiliate merchandise on the identical web site that I sell common merchandise which are dropshipped.
Again, for me it has often ended up unfavorable and I attempt to avoid it, however I do perceive sure conditions the place it may very well be helpful. You simply have to judge the scenario and ask your self if it adverts worth to your buyer, or is it going to lose you money, and navigate folks away out of your web site (earlier than making you any actual money).