I was a novice dropshipper and thought that this could make passive income. I didn’t have to source suppliers nor manage inventory so everything would be easy. But then I looked at Kumoten’s products… they are very expensive.
Although I believe that I will still need to travel someplace else by the end, TaoBao is a great place to look for a source of good sales leads, I find it overall to be a positive experience.
Kumoten will require me to put in a lot of time to sell the product. And even if I did, I wouldn’t be able to rest. I would need to continue doing marketing to keep my shop afloat.
This being said, I believe I need to push online ecommerce business to my back. Maybe I will get around to it and design banners, post it on social media and all the marketing nonsense.
For now, however, I’d like to do something that has immediate rewards, like making dank soap with the henna powder and carpooling, as well as surveys and scribie.
These activities allow me to make a quick buck and give me the feeling that my time isn’t wasted.
Kumoten is a dropship supplier that I love and they are always trying to improve their service.
Kumoten is the only one I recommend to Malaysians at the moment.
Trust me, I was there in 2014 when their service was not the best it is today.
They even offer auto-boost for Shopee.
The first reason it is free is because you can sign up right away.
If you are interested in dropshipping, look for free service providers to help you get started. This will ensure that your initial investment (CAPEX), or cost, is minimal.
Kumoten makes it easy to start selling in the Malaysia-local market if you’re looking to sell.
Kumoten: How do you use it?
To benefit from Kumoten integration or sync, you will first need to create a seller account on Lazada.
Shopee and Lazada are also popular marketplaces in Malaysia. This means that you should be selling your products on these marketplaces.
It is also free to register as a seller on Shopee and Lazada.
You will then need to connect your Shopee/Lazada seller account with Kumoten.
This will help ensure Kumoten is able to
- Update on stock count and availability
- Auto update upon order fulfillment. Kumoten would get the details from the buyer who purchased a product/item in your Shopee/Lazada store and arrange delivery. It takes less than two hours. To minimize cancellations, it is important to update your delivery status as soon possible.
- Unlimited access to over 100K products Shopee/Lazada have their own listing limits. This means that each seller can only sell so many products.
The idea is to sync as many products and as many clicks as possible.
However, you should remember that there are a limited number of listings on Shopee and Lazada.
It would be better to choose a niche and stay true to it.
This means that you can sell electronics or baby stuff, but not both.
You will find it easier to manage marketing later.
Kumoten appears to be profiting from user laziness. They even offer service to do the syncing!
Dropshipping with Kumoten.com
Everyone, have a great Sunday! Have a great weekend and be ready for Monday Blues. Dropshipping is another way to make money online, but you don’t need to have a physical product. What is dropshipping? Shopify:
Dropshipping allows a retailer to sell products that are not in stock. Instead, a store purchases a product from a third-party and then ships it directly to the customer. The merchant does not see or handle the product.
Dropshipping is a service that many companies offer to increase their sales. Kumoten.com is the one I’m going to review. I tried it for over six months at the time of writing.
Why did I choose Kumoten
Dropshippers can be charged a fee by some companies to join their program. I’m trying to reduce any costs that I may incur while running a dropshipping business.
Integration to the most popular ecommerce platforms in Malaysia
Kumoten is the real deal for me since I am a Malaysian aiming at Malaysian customers. I don’t want strangers messaging me in languages I don’t speak. Their one-click sync currently is DOPE!
You have more than ten million products that you can promote.
No Shipping Charge
The cost of shipping all products has been reduced to free, and they did this just recently. Previously, a small, light product cost RM9 – RM11 depending upon the delivery address and location.
These four benefits are enough to outperform other companies when I signed up for their dropship program. How are I doing for the first six month?
Check out the statistics. 33 orders totaling RM2,423.26 have been received. I have received six orders and RM400 in a monthly average. Recall that I synced only the Shopee products . (I have taken the synced products from shopee). It’s quite sad. My total Shopee sales are RM2,532,47. For six months, I managed to only pay RM109.21. I make about RM20 per monthly.
Why did I not make much profit?
Top Sale Low Profit Margin
Shopee only sells one item, Gravity Spray Gun. It is my most popular sale. I make RM0.90 per item. If I’m not mistaken, I can make RM3 per item for a regular price. You must offer regular discounts in order to sell your dropshipping product. Remember that you will be competing with hundreds of dropshippers who are selling identical products at the same price. Lowest price is the only criteria. A series of positive reviews about the item is a good indicator that it is useful and a good selling point.
No promotion (Outside of Kumoten.com control).
It is important to mention. This could also be one reason. Shopee does have a shop, but I have never promoted it to social media or blogs. I’m just crossing my fingers and hoping for luck.
If you market your shop in every way possible, sales will increase tremendously. You can’t make a business successful without hard work, right?
Let’s not focus on the pros of these systems, but let’s look at their cons. There are no businesses or systems that are perfect.
No Support Channel
Facebook messenger is the only way to reach them right now (at the time of writing). This allows you to communicate with them if there are any issues or difficulties in your orders, sales, etc. They will reply within approximately two hours.
Support Follow up
The follow-up support they provide to resolve unresolved problems is not very good. Two unresolved issues remain from over a month ago, and I still haven’t received any feedback. They keep asking me for my order number the second time I contact them. They don’t bother scrolling or reading my thread messages. (Update: These issues have been resolved.
The majority of products come from China. Low-quality products from Malaysia
Nothing is wrong with products from China. It is the shipping time and duration that really matters. If a product can be delivered in 2 to 3 days, I will pay more. China’s products can be delivered in 7 to 14 days.
This applies to Kumoten as well as all Dropship service providers. Imagine yourself competing with thousands upon thousands of dropshippers selling similar products and items. It is enough to be unique and different from the rest.
Please test it to prove my points. This is my honest opinion about Kumoten’s dropshipping program.