So you've just started a Shopify shop and want to know how to find shopify stores so that you can do some product research.
Today I want to share 5 methods with you do to product research from stores that most people haven't stumbled across before.
The reason we want to find such stores is that the competition is much lower. This will allow you to piggy back off other's success, before other's get their hands on the products.
Find Shopify Stores for Product Research
1. Find Shopify Stores using Facebook
Facebook is probably one of the most frequently used places on how to find shopify stores and find new product ideas and also stores selling cool products.
Simply open your Facebook newsfeed and start scrolling until you come across a video ad promoting a product. Usually the advertisement will have keywords such as;
- 50% off for a limited time;
- Free shipping;
- People are going crazy for this.
This is how you know that it is most likely a dropshipping store promoting the product.
The product should also resemble something that can most likely be sourced on Aliexpress so that you can dropship this product too.
On a daily basis I get displayed about 10 - 20 products that I can potentially promote. However instead of trying to promote all 20, take note of which products have the following traits:
- Has a wow factor;
- Solves a problem for the customer;
- Can't be found in physical shops;
- People are genuinely interested (confirmed by social engagement).
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2. Use Tik Tok to Find Stores
This is a completely new method of how to find shopify stores for product research. I only stumbled across this, not so long ago.
If you don't know Tik tok is like the app vine, people create 15 second videos either lip syncing, dancing or just creating comedy skits.
What I started noticing recently when scrolling the feeds was that there are actually dropshipping stores promoting products.
The advertising on the platform is probably not fine tuned so can't comment on if stores are actually making sales.
Make sure you're on the "For You" tab at the top. Then simply scroll your feeds until you come across an ad that has a button below.
The button is titled either shop now or learn more and can be clicked.
Once you click it it leads you to the Shopify store.
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3. How to Find Shopify Stores with TheWebMiner
Using TheWebMiner is a bit of an older way of doing your research but nevertheless it's included here for completeness.
Simple go to https://thewebminer.com/filter?q=shopify and click on download the lead list.
This will allow you to obtain over 30,000 results of stores that use the shopify platform.
It will also display stores that use the platform but don't do dropshipping at all and can be a bit of a hit and miss approach.
4. Easily Use Google to Find Shopify Stores
Open up google and type "inurl:.myshopify.com".
Again this is similiar to using the web miner method, as the the top shopify stores will be ordered in chronological order.
However, you may not know which stores are dropshipping so you'd need to review each store individually.
It can definitely work in your favor as you may come across a store that not a lot of people know about.
5. Find Stores using Pinterest
Pinterest is a platform that not many know of and it is currently being used to promote shopify dropshipping products.
With Pinterest you'll need to start by searching a seed keyword such as "cool gadgets".
From here you want to go through the results and find either image or video pins that have a product in them.
Simply click the pin to be redirected to the dropshipping store and add them to your list of stores to spy on.
There are so many methods on how to find shopify stores so that you can create a list of stores to do product research.
I've shared 5 of these methods with you which should be plenty to kick start your dropshipping business.
Which method will you use to start your product research this year? Comment below!
Important eCommerce Resources
- Shopify is my most recommended eCommerce platform over WooCommerce. If you're thinking of selling things online like t-shirt or print on demand merch, then check out this tutorial.
- I use Dropified for all my Shopify dropshipping stores! Although Oberlo is free, I've never really enjoyed it because it does not automatically fulfill the order. Dropified automatically fulfills the order once the tracking becomes live on Aliexpress (stops customers emailing you if the tracking is not live). Dropified have a free 14-day trial.
- Sweet Upsell is a cost effective tool for improving your average order value by offering limited time discounts to certain products after your customers make a purchase. Improving your average order value is a great way for increasing profits and reducing advertising costs.
- My most recommended dropshipping Shopify theme I use for all my eCommerce stores is Booster Theme. It comes with all the necessary apps (except fulfillment) that will save you at least $89/month. Check out my review of Booster Theme Here.
- If booster theme is out of your price range then I recommend getting Debutify, which starts at a free plan with limited features and then moving onto a tiered monthly plan unlocking certain add on features in different tiers. Check out Debufity here.
- Canva is another great tool I use for creating high engaging Facebook Ad thumbnails and also for creating Print on Demand designs such as t-shirts, mugs or anything else print on demand. They have tonnes of free graphics, vectors, fonts and images under their premium plans.
- Pexda is a product research tool I use when I'm feeling a bit lazy and I want to find Dropshipping products to test without doing any of your own product research. They find the top trending products that are trending and their Ultimate Plan gives you suggestions for products that haven't really been advertised yet.
These are courses/products I have personally vetted and recommend.