Shopify Store Supplier & Product Selection with James Beattie of Ecom Insiders

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James Beattie - Ecom Insiders

Episode Overview

In Episode 31, we interview Ecom Insiders owner James Beattie a 20 year old entrepreneur who has sold over USD 1 Million in sales in just over a year through Shopify Dropshipping.

In this episode, James and I discuss where to source products for your Shopify online ecommerce store, how to choose suppliers and most importantly how to go about identifying products that are trending and selling well.

We then cap it off by learning about how to deal with refunds, exchanges and a brief overview on how to learn when you’re onto a winner and when to scale your ad.

If you don’t have a Shopify store yet, sign up for a 30-day free trial here.

➤James provided a little bit about his background as an entrepreneur

➤ James shared his approach in finding reputable suppliers who would deliver quality products.

➤ I asked James if there are certain services, abilities or qualities that he looks for in a product.

➤ James shared his way of contacting with his chosen supplier before he places an order and his preferred method in contacting and communicating with suppliers.

➤ I asked James to share his secret on how he gets comfortable and confident that product he is selling is quality and not defective or of poor quality.

➤ James gave his thoughts about how to address a customers’ concern on buying from a store that takes 2 weeks for a product to arrive when they can just buy from Amazon and get a next-day delivery.

➤ James shared his product selection process and how he identifies hot or trending products that ACTUALLY sell?

➤ I asked James about the number of products that he typically stocks in his store and how often he tests new products?

➤ James explained how managed to find new trending products.

➤ I asked James about the biggest mistakes that he feels beginners make with product and supplier selection.

➤ James shared how to import chosen the products into yiur store.

➤ James gave an overview of how he handled refunds, returns and exchange policies especially for those sellers who are not US-based.

➤ James provided some tips and recommendations on how to provide good customer service.

➤ I asked James about his guidelines in setting a profit margin for each of his products and how he determines their selling price.

➤ James provided an overview of his e-commerce course that he offers and the results his clients are getting out of it.

➤ James gave his final advice to all the listeners and shared some tips on how to overcome some problems that one may encounter in putting up a business like his.

➤ Closing.


➤ If you don’t have a Shopify store yet, sign up for a 30-day free trial here.


➤ If you don’t have a Shopify store yet, sign up for a 30-day free trial here.