Bracelets come in all types of styles and are made out of all types of material. There are so many varieties available that dropshipping bracelets could become a great side business that can easily develop into a full-time income.
Both men and women wear bracelets. They are fashion accessories and make great conversation starters. You don’t have to sell only gold and silver bracelets.
Bracelets are made of all types of material such as wood, plastic, thread, yarn, bamboo, and more. I’ll explain how you can easily open your own bracelet store using the same software I used to open my store.
I’ll cover where to source your inventory with the best selection and wholesale pricing. Everything you need to get started will be outlined in this post.
Why Dropshipping Bracelets is an Ideal Online Business
Dropshipping has made it extremely easy for anyone that wants to sell physical products online to do so without spending a lot upfront to get started.
The reason is that unlike a typical eCommerce business, you are not required to buy your inventory in bulk to begin selling.
You only need to locate dropshipping suppliers that carry the items that you want to sell. The dropshipping suppliers are the manufacturers of these items.
Therefore they do all of the physical work for you such as storing the products and shipping them out to your customer.
You can sell the same items in your own online store. When a customer orders from your store, that is when you buy the item from your dropshipping supplier.
During the checkout process, you input your customer’s shipping details and the dropshipping supplier will ship the item directly to your customer.
Your profit is the difference in price for what you charged for the item and what the dropshipping supplier charged you.
Of course, this entire process can be automated by using dropshipping eCommerce software for your store.
Sourcing Your Bracelets for Sale
The first thing you’ll want to figure out before you open your dropshipping store is where exactly can you source your products.
You can perform a search for dropshipping suppliers on your own. However, it is a very time-consuming process.
All dropshipping suppliers are not the same. Some of them may not carry enough variety of products that you want to sell.
Others may charge dropshipping fees per item shipped. While others may not even offer wholesale pricing which will cut into your profit margins.
It is a tedious process at best. A much easier and hassle-free way to source products is by using AliExpress.
AliExpress is a large online retailer which carries over 100 million products. They are made up primarily of merchants based in China. They do have merchants in other locations as well such as the United States.
The merchants on AliExpress are accustomed to working with dropshippers. In fact, they encourage it!
Many dropshipping store owners source their products from AliExpress. Here are some other great reasons they are a hassle-free resource:
- Worldwide shipping
- No requirements to get started selling
- No registration or dropshipping fees
- No limits on the number of items you can sell
- No limits on your profit margins
- Some merchants ship from the U.S.
- ePacket shipping (a faster shipping method from China to the U.S.)
- Most items have wholesale pricing
- Product tracking IDs
- Buyer protection system with full money-back guarantee
Here is a screen capture of the types of bracelets available on AliExpress that you can sell (and this isn’t even scratching the surface of how many they carry!):
Types of Bracelets You Can Sell
- Men’s bracelets
- Charm bracelets
- Yarn bracelets
- Silver bracelets
- Gold bracelets
- Plastic bracelets
- Thread bracelets
- Yoga bracelets
Go General or Go Niche?
You can choose to open a general bracelet store and sell a wide variety of bracelets or you can choose a sub-niche.
Often times a sub-niche works well when it comes to eCommerce. For example, you could open a men’s bracelet store.
It would make your store stand out among the many jewelry and bracelet stores online.
It also makes it fun and easier to market as you can create a brand around selling only men’s bracelets.
You could do the same for other bracelet sub-niches as well.
Building Your Dropshipping Store
Now here comes the fun part. There is no need to feel lost or intimidated when it comes to building your store.
Thanks to the software that is available today, anyone can have their store up and running without issue.
I will explain how I opened my own dropshipping store. I chose to use the WordPress CMS (content management system) to run my store.
I did so in order to save on monthly software fees. The WordPress CMS is free to use. In order to transform it into a dropshipping store, I installed the AliDropship Plugin.
The AliDropship plugin is a WordPress dropshipping plugin that transforms your WordPress website into a full-featured AliExpress dropshipping business.
If you are already familiar with using WordPress and installing plugins, you can definitely build your store using the plugin.
However, if you want to save yourself a ton of time and have your store professionally built, consider ordering a custom-built dropshipping store from AliDropship.
They offer three different custom store packages and a special Supreme Custom Store that offers several more marketing features such as ready ads for both Facebook and Instagram.
Advantages of a Custom-Built Store
No matter the custom package that you choose, you will be assigned your own personal manager. Your personal manager will handle all of the details of your store’s build out.
It is really a great option for people that do not want to handle any of installation, customization or importing of products.
Whichever way you choose to build your store, you will get free lifelong updates and customer support.
Marketing Your Bracelet Store
Promoting and marketing your store will determine the number of sales that you can make. Like any business, without proper and consistent advertising, it will be difficult to make sales.
The good news is that you can use both free and paid methods of promotion. You likely already use free platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.
All you would need to do is to create accounts for your business. Paid marketing methods seem to work the best for many dropshipping store owners.
Facebook ads are where many dropshipping store owners find success. There is a bit of a learning curve to using Facebook ads so be sure to learn what you can before starting.
My Closing Thoughts On Dropshipping Bracelets
Dropshipping bracelets can be quite a lucrative business. If you choose to go with a sub-niche (men’s bracelets, yoga bracelets, etc.), you can create a successful online store.
Marketing is a key aspect of any business. Your store will require ongoing marketing and promotion. That is easily accomplished with social media and paid advertising (Facebook ads.)
It is important to save money where you can and you can do that by building your store using the WordPress CMS. An AliDropship custom dropshipping store can save you hundreds per year on software fees.
Whether you decide to start dropshipping bracelets or a totally different niche, I wish you much success in your online business!