How to Automate Order Fulfillment in Clickfunnels and AliExpress

You may already be making money through Clickfunnels sales funnels. But you want to automate the order fulfillment process. If you’re already branding and sourcing your own products and looking to easily fulfill your orders through Clickfunnels and AliExpress, there are a few solutions that can help get the job done right. Keep reading to learn how to automate order fulfillment.

Use Dropton to Automate Order Fulfillment

Recently, Dropton released easy-to-use software that can help with order fulfillment. The great thing about Dropton is that it can serve as your order hub with plenty of features. A couple of one-click functions you can handle with Dropton include:

  • Performing all tracking
  • Transferring orders from Clickfunnels to Dropton

Ultimately, the Dropton software can help you avoid a lot of the pains of order fulfillment. While we may have recommended a different kind of software to use for order fulfillment in the past, other software with similar functions tend to take a commission off of sales. Dropton doesn’t. That alone makes Dropton a good option as you’re deciding how to automate Clickfunnels.

Keep in mind that not everything done in Dropton is automated. You will need to perform some manual tasks. But they mainly entail clicking a button to fulfill orders, followed by clicking another button to send tracking information. All of this should take no longer than five minutes.

Hire an Experienced VA Through FreeUp for Some Assistance

If you want to further automate the order fulfillment process with Clickfunnels and AliExpress, you can do so by hiring a virtual assistant, or a VA. With the help of a VA, you can have some tasks outsourced so that you can focus on more important matters. 

FreeUp is a great source for a reliable VA. It has pre-vetted Ecommerce freelancers who are familiar with order fulfillment and who can give you the help you need at a price you can afford. Simply let FreeUp know what skills you’re looking for. The site will return results featuring individuals who are pre-vetted to ensure they have the expertise they claim.

Why FreeUp?

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Compare this to, say, Fiverr or Upwork, where anyone can claim to have a level of expertise and experience without the credentials to back them up. You’re likely to find plenty of professionals with experience in dropshipping on FreeUp.

Working with a VA can be a simple process. For example, you can have Clickfunnels export a Google Sheet with your orders and have your VA manage all the orders. You can also have the VA send that sheet as a bulk CSV file to your company’s supplier to handle all orders.

With a VA behind you to automate your order fulfillment process, you can spend more time on growing your dropshipping business. That includes more creative tasks such as focusing on the sales funnel, increasing conversions, and creating offers. These tasks are more important than worrying about order fulfillment.

However, you may not need to hire a VA. You may be able to work with someone else or spend the minimal amount of time needed to manage fulfillment through Clickfunnels on your own. Regardless, it’s always a good idea to have a VA in mind as a possible resource if things get too hectic for you to manage by yourself. With the right VA, you can help make sure all order fulfillment takes place consistently without worrying about other aspects of your business going overlooked.

Pro Tip:

Before you hire help, get used to performing some of these tasks on your own so that you know what the process entails.

Warning: Avoid Using Clickfunnels for Shopify Integration

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Do you rely on Shopify for order management, even if you don’t sell through Shopify? If so, then it’s best to stay away from Clickfunnels’s Shopify integration. We have experienced many issues with Clickfunnels when it came to using it in conjunction with Shopify order fulfillment. (But that may change with future updates to the Clickfunnels platform.)

Instead, we recommend using AppTrends so you can use Shopify for backend order management. Using AppTrends, you can connect Clickfunnels to your Shopify store. It works much more dependably than Clickfunnels’s current native integration. Once you use AppTrends to connect Clickfunnels and Shopify, you can then take advantage of all the Shopify apps available. If you want to, you can further automate the process with the help of a personal VA.

Use ShipStation for Sourcing Your Product

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If you want to begin sourcing your product into your own fulfillment houses or have your current manufacturer dropship for you, we recommend using ShipStation. This platform can help manage email delivery and other tasks that something like Dropton would handle.

Now, it’s important to remember that your supplier or manufacturer might use entirely different platforms than ShipStation. They may not want to have to learn how to use this platform. For example, if your supplier relies on Shopify, you may have to accommodate this. However,  ShipStation can be ideal if you’re looking for additional ways to automate your processes or looking for new suppliers.

If you try out these platforms and steps, you can more effectively automate order fulfillment in Clickfunnels and AliExpress. By automating things as much as possible, you’ll be able to focus on what really matters when growing your business. Even better, you avoid some of the headache that you might otherwise experience with order management.

Consult With the Pros

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How to Make $10,000 a Month With an Automated Dropshipping Business

Empire builders, have you been looking for a way to get into ecommerce without having to invest a ton of time? While all great things in life take a great deal of hard work and diligence, there are ways to get into the ecommerce industry without being very hands-on. Start learning everything you need to know about having an automated dropshipping business today. 

Is Automated Dropshipping Even Possible? 

I have been in this space for a while now, and I know that there is a ton of opportunity within the ecommerce industry. There are various ways to get involved in the ecommerce space, but is an automated dropshipping store actually profitable? 

The answer to this question is a resounding, yes

Through automating your ecommerce business, it is possible to generate $10,000 every month while your store is essentially on autopilot. So, you might be wondering, if automating dropshipping is actually possible, how do you do it? Don’t worry. I’m about to let you in on all the best secrets.

It’s About Asking the Right Questions 

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Before you start the process of automating your dropshipping business, you have to ask yourself some questions. Essentially, there are two ways you run can your automated dropshipping business. The first is through a more involved approach, and the second is through a more hands-off approach. To decide which method is for you, ask yourself these two questions. 

  1. How involved do I want to be in the business?
  2. Do I want to treat this as an investment opportunity? 

What to Expect from an Automated Dropshipping Business

If you don’t want to be hands-on with your business, then think of this as simply another investment opportunity for yourself. If you don’t want to be hands-on, that’s fine. You can still easily generate $10,000 in sales once your sales funnel is built out and automated. You may love your day job and just want the opportunity to create a little side hustle. That’s fantastic. 

However, without hands-on involvement in your dropshipping business, you will experience a plateau. The ability to reach that seven to eight-figure sales level can really only be achieved through steady involvement in the business. Automation is still possible through a hands-on approach. But your time will be spent on branding, sourcing, and building teams to scale the business.

There is nothing wrong with either of these two strategies. However, you need to weigh the pros and cons of each approach and decide which will fit your plans, goals, and busy schedule best. 

How Ecommerce Empire Builders Can Help

At Ecommerce Empire Builders, we build funnels out for our clients that run on autopilot. We also manage everything that has to do with the funnel. For these hands-off type of clients, having an ecommerce business is simply another investment strategy. They pay us to keep their store running and, in the process, generate thousands of dollars of revenue each month. 

However, most of the clients we work with at Ecommerce Empire Builders like to have a hand in their business. I would say out of all the clients we work with, about 80% like to be involved in the business. Ultimately, no matter what strategy you go with, there is a way to automate your dropshipping business. 

Setting Up Your Automated Dropshipping Business in Four Steps 

screen grab of the four key steps for setting up an automated dropshipping business

If you’re trying to set up an automated dropshipping store on your own, I have some tips to share. Keep in mind that you need to think about beyond the here and now when creating an automated store. This store should still be able to generate revenue years into the future. It’s futile to automate a store that has no promise of longevity. The four steps below have been my recipe for success in creating a profitable automated dropshipping business. 

1. Identify Your Niche 

The first step of any ecommerce business is to identify your niche. When you’re selecting your niche, it needs to be passion-based. Don’t try to jump on trends that may or may not be here in the next five years. Do your market research — find hobbies or niches that people have been involved with and will continue to be involved with. The best advice I have for you is to go into a niche that you’re not only passionate about, but that has also stood the test of time. 

2. Build Out Your Funnel 

After selecting your niche, it’s time to create an evergreen product offer and build out your funnel with a simple subscription feature. Creating an evergreen offer means you’re looking for a product and unique offer that is going to have an appeal both today and years down the line

The key to building a profitable automated funnel is having an excellent evergreen offer. So create an offer that will always be appealing to newcomers in the niche or hobby.

3. Send Traffic to Your Store 

After your funnel is built out with the automated subscription feature available, you need to start driving traffic to your sales funnel. The most efficient way to attract traffic to an automated funnel is through Facebook ads. The copy and creativity in these ads need to be evergreen, meaning that they will continually appeal to customers. 

4. Automate Your Fulfillment 

The final step in creating your automated dropshipping business is putting automated fulfillment into place. If you’re going into this alone, then you need to invest in automated tools like Dropton. 

If you’re looking to or have the means to have help running your business, I would also hire a virtual assistant. I like to use a blend of both automated tools and support from virtual assistants to keep the orders filled without any hiccups. Hiring a virtual assistant is an excellent investment. You can hire them for cheap, and they will oversee all of your customer service and order fulfillment. Having a virtual assistant to manage these elements is nice because it also gives you more time to focus on other tasks like building funnels and scaling your business. 

Consult With the Pros  

student learning how to build both a hands-on business and an automated dropshipping business

I dropped a lot of knowledge on you today, and I hope you can use some of it to create your own profitable automated dropshipping business. With everything being said, the key takeaway when creating an automated dropshipping business is to go into an evergreen niche and create an evergreen offer. There will always be people coming and going into different niches. To stay profitable, the evergreen offer you come up with has to be exciting now and in the future. 

If you want more guidance on creating your automated dropshipping business, feel free to connect with us today. At Ecommerce Empire Builders, we can help you build, launch, and scale your own profitable dropshipping business. Sign up for access to our exclusive free webinar today. Be sure to check our YouTube channel for even more free resources and insights into the dropshipping industry. Remember, your empire starts now.  Tagged : / / / /