My name is Eme . I am very interested in dropshipping business model with no experience.so I decided to dive in into e-commerce through buying a ready functioning Shopify online store from shopify exchange.. OGClout. Com. The site has 3k instagram followers and 1.2k email subscribers when i bought it.. The store was doing well until i bought it four weeks ago.. the seller has promised after sales support but not forthcoming with details.Today sales down at a depressing 60%..no traffic.. i thought about hiring a va and interviewed one who made me understand i have not utilised the site potential fully and no social media presence.. but it had 3k instagram followers when i bought it! I feel sad but optimistic that things will look up once i get directions. . So please i need a mentor or someone who has succeeded from buying ready made shopify store to advise on going forward profitably. I am happy to pay for results. Problem is i work and would need dedicated support moving forward. If you can help please reply.. thank you all.
I can almost hear the frustration in your post.
It looks like you posted about a month ago, but if you haven't turned things around yet, I would be happy help.
I run an ecommerce agency focused exclusively on Shopify (we're also Shopify Partners) and I've seen this too many times: a store that "was doing well until i bought it".
The two most common reasons are 1) the store wasn't actually doing as well as the buyer was lead to believe, or 2) the seller was 'goosing' results to make it seem more attractive or sell for a higher price, most often by not being forthright about how they achieved their results e.g. spending money on ads to drive sales - perhaps ad campaigns that had a negative ROI, but if you don't take into account the ad spend, it looks like general, profitable sales.
I'm not saying this is the case, but the reality is that simply changing ownership shouldn't drastically reduce sales and traffic.
I would be happy to do an 'audit & analysis', something we do whenever we begin working with someone.
We look at the store itself, how well it is - or isn't - setup and optimized, where traffic is coming from, what opportunities or avenues would be most worthwhile to pursue, and some basic competitive analysis to get a sense of what others in similar niches are doing and what you can or should expect.
I'm willing to do this for you gratis - no cost, no obligation.
If you're interested, let me know - you can email me directly at "mike @ analogymarketing . com" (no spaces). At the very least you'll get an honest and realistic assessment of where you're at, and what to do to can make your investment pay off.