Fidget Widgets Store
This dropshipping based store focusing on fidget toys including spinners, magnetic toys, bike chain style toys and cubes. The domain name was chosen so as not to lock it in to any one type of toy, especially spinners making it easy to re-craft this store and create focus on other product lines..
The store has yet to be fully released into the wild, but has had a lot of backend work already done. I have another shopify store for my retail business that is desperately needing my attention. This store gave me loads of learning that I have been able to apply to the retail store site:)
Products chosen for the store were based on safety of the product too. There are no weapon orientated, or toys requiring batteries, or wooden toys that may not be able to be shipped to some countries, or blatant copies.
Oberlo account created.
YouTube account created with a few product videos on the channel that I made.
A info@fidgetwidgets..email address is available through Zoho, giving the store a more professional edge. Setting this up was a not a breeze!
Instagram account created.
Facebook business account created, but not yet Pixeled.
Google ads initiated.
Background imaging of spinners was purchased through iStock, which will also become yours. The same with the domain name.
Collections and Products have been SEO’ed, but Alt Txt in images has yet to be done.
Excel spreadsheet showing what has been done and what needs to be done will be available.
Preferred suppliers with notations of alternate suppliers, etc in excel will be available. I found this indispensable when going to the AliExpress supplier to check prices, shipping etc and a quick method to do so.
Apps installed include a countdown timer, Product reviews and a ‘who bought what’ pop up.
Images are all standardised so that they present beautifully on each page. I chose suppliers that had good product images. There are still two that I need to override to bring it up to my happy standard.
Blog posts have been created and are relevant.
Packages have been made for some products where shipping could be combined from the supplier.