Question from the email box:
I have lots of unrelated niches I want to sell in. I would like to know is it possible to do this under one domain and one store using drop shipping? Are there problems with this idea?
Ideally, a home based business drop ship site should be tightly focused. Keeping the site related to one market helps you provide focused content (articles, blog, etc) that is woven into your market.
The issue I see with this is that your site will be a menagerie of different unrelated products and therefore will negate the natural advantage of having a focused website. Large companies like Wal-Mart and Amazon get away with this because their names are their brand.
However, using them as an example, you would have to organize and partition your site the way they do into various product categories. And your marketing campaigns would have to be category focused rather than home page focused.
The one practical application I can see for this idea is using Pay Click Advertising to test a market. That would be something you could do as a short term use of this idea.
It’s tempting to want to save a few bucks on domain and web hosting, but ultimately it will make your marketing efforts more difficult. It will be difficult for the search engines to determine what your site is about. But most importantly, it may provide a poor customer experience to your site visitors.
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