I’m sure you agree with me if I tell you that one of the pillars behind the success of a dropshipping store is the choice of a good product.
Of course, your marketing strategy plays an equally important role, but it will be very difficult for you to sell a product that no one likes. The choice of this one is therefore essential.
Now, if you came across this post, it’s probably because you’ve heard about Dropship Spy and you want to know more.
Wondering if this tool will help you find products to sell for your shop? Or if it’s just another trendy tool?
This post will try to answer these questions and all the ones you may have, because they are questions I also asked myself when I first discovered Dropship Spy.
A few words before starting…
Success in dropshipping is mainly about being persistent and patient. Many potential future successful dropshippers give up their project and e-commerce shop too quickly due to lack of results…
Don’t be afraid to fail.
Failure, as in all areas of life, is a way to learn and to get up again to move forward.
Dropshipping and e-commerce more generally do not derogate from this fundamental rule. It is essential that you acquire knowledge to allow you to grow and develop your business!
To help you in this task, I put at your disposal my experience and my good advice so that you can learn dropshipping a little more every day for free.
For this reason, I test many tools dedicated to product sourcing for shop managers or marketplace dropshipping. I don’t write posts systematically, only when I consider that the tool in question will be of real interest to you.
The goal is to save you money and a lot of time.
And this is the case today with Dropship Spy since its last version, the service has indeed been completely redesigned since its first version.
It is much more complete in terms of functionality, but also more ergonomic and now provides resources to learn dropshipping.
Overview of Dropship Spy features
The dashboard and Dropship Spy website have been completely redesigned to offer faster navigation, clearer access to product information and new features.
In this section of Dropship Spy, you will get a lot of products that are already winning on other dropshipping Shopify stores.
The service provides, like Ecomhunt, two product catalogues: the first dedicated to products that are already being sold and the second to promising products, thanks to their recent sales performance.
Here, a search bar allows you to find products that match your expectations with the possibility to sort these products:
- Depending on the release date
- The overall commitment rate
- User comments and opinions
- By predefined category
If you click on one of these products, you will have access to all the details and data you need to promote and sell this product. You’ll see, it’s very complete. Here is an example if you want to sell magnetic watches:
This product sheet consists of several blocks of information. The first, quite classic, corresponds to the possible benefits you will be able to make with this product with the purchase and resale price.
It is an average, you will of course be able to adapt the price as you feel.
This comes with an overview of the product, a small well written description. Then, in the second block, you will find a selection of the best AliExpress suppliers for this product.
What is the most reliable, fastest to deliver? Which one offers the product at the lowest price? Is delivery free of charge?
These are the answers to these questions that this module will bring you!
Then, there is a whole section dedicated to the product’s performance on Facebook Ads and useful information to launch your advertising campaigns.
A report of the 2 best ads of the product is available: number of likes, comments, sharing, views, etc.
Very interesting metrics for your advertising tests with the Facebook Business Manager…
In short, everything is given so that you can determine the potential of the product. Dropship Spy also assists you in setting up your ad by offering you a video to use and a description that converts.
Finally, the last blocks are there to help you sell the product on marketplaces like Amazon, eBay or directly with Instagram influencers.
For promising stamped products, it is more or less the same information that is provided in the product sheets:
The presentation is significantly different, but the information is still as relevant as ever. As a bonus, Dropship Spy offers you a targeting, certainly simple, that will allow you to understand the audience that is interested in this product.
Note that new products are hand-sourced by the team, every day, 2 to 3 new products are added daily.
To finish with this part of the tool, you have the possibility to import products directly on your shop from the following platforms: AliExpress, eBay, Amazon and Walmart.
Shopify Integration with Hucksta Connect
To make this feature works, simply install the Chrome extension so that your store can synchronize with Hucksta Connect.
It is a software that will allow you to manage your orders from the same interface on several e-commerce shops. Simple and practical.
I have never used this solution before, but it seems interesting, you can import and edit your products directly from the Dropship Spy interface.
It is still in beta for the moment, so I advise you to use more classic plugins like Oberlo while waiting for technical improvements.
Shopify shop spying
In the utility section of the Dropship Spy software, various tools are at your disposal to allow you to analyze competing shops. The main interest of this approach is to find the best products (best-sellers) from a Shopify store.
The most advanced method is the one you can find by clicking on « Store Spy » where a catalogue shows successful Shopify stores. A shop card is generated for each of them:
You will find some metrics that may be useful depending on what you want to do. Dropship Spy gives access to the store’s Facebook page, the presence or not of ads, details on traffic and the function to find bestsellers.
This last feature uses a rather practical technique. Simply add the following code to access the best sellers in a Shopify store:
You can also find the Facebook Ads ads that are currently running for the store. However, with the Facebook update, this feature has some problems at the moment.
In the next step, you can also spy on the statistics of an AliExpress product.
Facebook Audience Builder & Engagement Calculator
Dropship Spy provides two features to launch advertising campaigns on the Facebook social network. The first is a Facebook engagement calculator provided to check the « engagement score » of a Facebook post or ad.
By mixing different data such as the number of likes, comments, shares and publication date, Dropship Spy will grind all this to a global score.
By using this calculator, you will be able to make a better decision about whether the product performs well and whether or not you can sell it on your shop!
The second feature is therefore an audience builder, a very practical tool for anyone who has already used the Business Manager’s audience builder.
Different niches (more than 60) are categorized so that you can find interests according to a theme. Here is an example if you are in the “Halloween” niche:
The proposed audiences are a good starting point if you are launching a new product or a new range of articles on a theme you don’t know so well.
In this module dedicated to Instagram, you will be able to see a large list of several hundred Instagram influencers that are approved by the Dropship Spy team.
This means that these influencers can be used safely to promote your products on Instagram.
And here again, you can filter them according to the niche in which they operate. If you click on one of these influencers, you will have access to statistics:
Among the notable points to remember are the different rates according to the services, with this influencing beauty:
- $10 for a 24-hour Swipe Up
- $10 for a 24-hour post + Link
- $5 for a 24-hour post
There is also an overview of the engagement, but if you want data that goes further, I recommend the great HypeAuditor tool. A search engine is at your disposal so you can search for influencers.
Dropship Spy also provides small features to help you in your e-commerce business. You are able to download user reviews.
This way, you will be able to get the best feedback for your Shopify product pages.
Resources to train you are also present and will teach you all the basics of a successful e-commerce and traffic acquisition strategy that works.
There are over 25 tutorials about Shopify, Facebook, WooCommerce and much more!
Finally, a forum is also available for you to share with all members.
Pricing of Dropship Spy
There are 3 plans depending on what you are looking for, but which one should you choose? 15, 18 and $20, the prices are simple and especially not expensive.
If you are somewhere between beginner and professional, then I strongly advise you to subscribe to the PRO plan which is more than attractive.
Dropship Spy review: My final opinion on this tool
Overall, I’m really surprised by Dropship Spy. The tool is in itself quite similar to other solutions, such as Niche Scraper, but Dropship Spy provides many features at a more than attractive price.
The team behind it is reactive and updates are done regularly.
If you are new to dropshipping or if you hesitate between several tools, Dropship Spy is a great tool thanks to its price which remains much lower than the competition.
Dropship Spy is a good tool for dropshippers!