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Automated dropshipping: the new all-in-one solution for your Shopify Store

Yakkyofy, the new Shopify app for dropshipping stores, will allow store owners to manage the entire order fulfillment process in a completely automated way, even for private label products.

Yakkyo Srl, a company based in Italy and China, has just released an official app for Shopify, now available for free on the Shopify App Store that will allow dropshipping online store managers to fully automate the entire fulfillment process from product purchase to doorstep delivery. 

Dropshipping is a business model that is growing and becoming more and more popular globally, because it allows retailers to manage an online store without having to buy products in advance, but by purchasing the item from the supplier only after receiving payment from the user. According to the “Dropshipping Market Forecast to 2027 – COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis by Product Type, Organization Size, and Geography” In 2019 this market was valued at US$ 162.44 billion and now is forecasted to reach US$ 591.77 billion by 2027 with a growth at CAGR 18.3% from 2020 to 2027. The growth of the market has generated demand for new services that respond to the needs of the growing number of entrepreneurs who are now entering this market. Among these, the two main needs are: easy and automated management of the order fulfillment and delivery process and the possibility of dropshipping products branded with the logo of the company that sells them.

“I have been working in this sector for many years,” declares Yakkyofy’s CEO and Founder, Giovanni Conforti “and by collaborating with many dropshippers, I have noticed a gap in the market that the Yakkyofy app aims to fill”. “In fact, unlike the apps that are based on the arbitration system” continues Conforti “Yakkyofy is able to purchase products directly from factories at B2B prices, even personalized with the company logo, test their quality, and bulk ship more items in a single package. ” 

Using the Yakkyofy app is free and it will allow a Shopify store owner to:

  • find dropshipping products easily, thanks to their innovative and patented image recognition technology
  • automate the entire order fulfillment process
  • sell products in private label or with customized packaging
  • provide fast shipping in 3-8 business days
  • buy stocks of products and manage them through a virtual warehouse updated in real-time
  • send shipment tracking automatically to the end customers

“We have created a software solution” declares Giovanni Conforti “able to meet all the sourcing and logistics needs of a dropshipping business and to manage all the orders, quotes, and shipments of an entire dropshipping business with a single account and a single partner”. “So, if on one hand, the ease of the system has led small companies to try this business model, previously difficult to manage, on the other hand, the private label and automatic features offered by the system have allowed us to approach large players and support them in their activities with a lighter and more flexible structure. “

Anyone who manages an eCommerce on Shopify and wants to increase the number of products offered with the dropshipping technique, can therefore visit the Yakkyofy website or contact their team by Live Chat to understand how to use their app to improve their online sales.

About the Company: Yakkyofy is a dropshipping software created by Yakkyo Srl, a company based in Italy and in China, that helps shop owners to completely automate the management of their Dropshipping store. Yakkyofy sources the products to sell, also branded with your own logo, helps import them into your store with only a few clicks and takes care of all the order fulfillment process automatically. All of the Yakkyofy services are available with just a few clicks, directly on our software, no manual work required. 

Consumer goods companies: how to launch your own successfully

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The rising influence of digital platforms can be a godsend or a curse to new consumer goods companies — the former if you know how to use them and the latter if you’re not up to speed. But does digital actually help new brands become successful? For example; new business owners have less need for renting a high street property, and sites such as YouTube and Facebook have provided free advertising that makes the cost of promoting a brand more affordable. So, clearly there are perks.

Could it be that we need to take standard business models and practices and simply digitalise them to be successful in 2018? Start-up customer goods companies need to harness traditional and novel methods of business to progress — but how do we do this?

Competing in the competitive market

The fusion of traditional and digital business processes is essential in 2018 for consumer goods companies — especially new ones. The idea of supply and demand has steered companies to huge profits from the start of commerce. If nobody wants it, they won’t buy it — do your research to establish what people want or need. Research online and use the wide reach of the internet to learn everything there is to know about your market. This will let you know if there is room for you in the industry, see what is currently trending, and help you make your range stand out from others.

Outwitting the competition

Competition has been around since the idea of business began — and this carries on through the digital age. What sets you apart from another company that sells similar products or offers services like yours?

If you’re new, you need to work extra hard to stand out — make customers choose you over established brands. Aspects like a cool logo, slick email marketing strategy and engaging Facebook presence can help. In a recent study, research from StartUp Britain (a national, government-backed campaign) suggests that there are around 80 new businesses launching in the UK every hour, so it’s clear that entrepreneurial competition is fierce. Remember, people have instant access to multiple websites and will compare prices before making a purchase.

Making the most of social media benefits

One of the largest perks of having a strong online presence and truly harnessing digital is the availability of free advertising. Marketing has always been essential to businesses across the decades. Today, you can advertise your entire stock completely free of charge using sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Also, networking sites help you build brand awareness and loyalty, while allowing your brand to engage with and get to know its audience for future marketing purposes.

Making your brand digital

How popular is digital? According to studies, very, which means it’s critical to your success that you become accustomed to ecommerce. Over 2017, nearly 90% of UK consumers have bought at least one item on the internet. Since the dependence on physical stores has eased, start-up customer goods companies on a budget can grow like never before. E-commerce not only saves you money on overhead costs, but it also has the potential to reach a large audience at once.

Let’s look at some statistics and see how massive companies have used digital platforms to succeed. Warehousing a huge variety of goods, eBay and Amazon have both become one-stop virtual shops for consumer goods, which proves that — with digital opportunities — you can also get a seat at the big-league table. What’s more, ASOS had over 73 million visits in August 2017, with more than a quarter of its traffic coming from the UK. Other online start-ups — such as Missguided, Pretty Little Thing and Boohoo — have all also successfully capitalised on the demand for online shopping and boast massive turnovers.

There are multiple ways you can use digital to your advantage, including advertising, boosting brand awareness and driving potential customers to look at your range. Merging the world of digital with the established, traditional methods of business, all start-up consumer goods companies have the opportunity to succeed on a budget.

Omega Plastics, a plastic injection moulding specialist, researched and created this article.