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Setting up US Bank Accounts, Finding Competitors, Using Gift Cards, Customer Reviews & More!

Welcome to the first episode of Drop Ship Weekly!

DSW is ourย new Thursday show that answers your questions and celebrates your success.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • When you should start building your store (before or after getting a US Bank Account)
  • If you should use Gift Cards in Shopify
  • How to know when and if you should compete with other online retailers
  • How to get customer reviews (even before you get sales)
  • How to use PayPal most effectively

Links from this episode:

This is the first episode, so it’s a little rough, but I’m hoping you still get a lot of value out of it!
Let me know if you think we should keep them coming every week!

Anton Kraly
 

Anton is a the Founder & CEO of Drop Ship Lifestyle - an online coaching program for eCommerce entrepreneurs. He began selling online in 2007 and has built and sold multiple seven-figure businesses while leveraging the power of drop shipping.

  • Jorja Neighbour says:

    Hi! Would you mind if I share your blog with my facebook group? There’s a lot of people that I think would really appreciate your content. Please let me know. Thanks

  • Kristie Boynton says:

    Just bookmarked Drop Ship Lifestyle ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for all the great information!

  • Alison says:

    Hey Anton, how far do you go spending money, till you should give up your niche and start another one?

  • Jac says:

    Great stuff, please keep up the good work!

  • Paul says:

    can I pay installments to do course?

  • Matt says:

    Anton,
    I am trying to watch the video and there seems to be something wrong with the audio. I get about 1min 5secs into it and the audio starts back at the beginning while the video keeps playing.
    Just a heads up.
    Matt

  • K says:

    Hi Anton! Congrats on your new podcast. It is great, and thank you! Is the podcast available on itunes? It would be nice if we can watch it on iTunes.

    • Anton Kraly says:

      Hi K,
      That’s a great suggestion! I will look on having it uploaded onto iTunes this week. I’ll post an update here if and when that happens ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Johnny FD says:

    Loving the new office and the blue wall! I can’t wait to check it out next time i’m in Austin. Great idea for the show by the way! Love hearing all of the success stories.
    To elaborate on paypal holding money, what Anton means is often when you start making a lot of sales, Paypal will want to triple check your identity and it can takes weeks if not months for them to go through the process. Here are two tips to prevent issues with paypal:
    1. Make sure your phone number, address, and security answers are up to date in your paypal profile. A lot of us opened our accounts 10 years ago when we first bought something on ebay and if that phone number no longer works you’ll be screwed.
    2. Go into your paypal settings and set it to automatically withdraw your balance into your bank account every day, that way you never have more than a few thousand dollars in your paypal balance.
    Looking forward to next week’s video! See you guys inside the private member forums where I normally hang out.

    • Anton Kraly says:

      Yeah buddy, the new office is really starting to come together nicely! It will to be fun to have you out here when you’re in town.
      And those are great tips regarding PayPal. I’ll go ahead and add one more which is to always get tracking numbers for every order your suppliers ship.
      I once had PayPal lock my account and request tracking numbers for 20 random orders… I had them for all but 1 and that delayed getting my account opened back up by at least 2 – 3 weeks :/

  • Paul says:

    Hey Anton
    This is awesome. So excited to see how you’re always innovating and bringing so much more value to your community and making this so accessible. Glad to see you’re still supporting DSL and taking things to new levels. These Q&A’s will definitely add a lot more context and flesh to what is already a really good course. And stoked to see all the sales that people are making. Whoop whoop
    Cheers,
    Paul

    • Anton Kraly says:

      I’m happy to hear you like it, Paul!
      The goal of this series really is to answer questions as they arise, and of course, to celebrate Drop Ship Lifestyle students success (that’s my favorite part ;)).
      I agree that the support + extra motivation should go a long way in terms of helping even more students succeed.
      Be sure to check back next Thursday for Episode #2 ๐Ÿ™‚
      and if you have any questions for future episodes, just let me know!

  • Raffi says:

    I am Canadian like that girl and I don’t see the necessity to open up a US account. I was able to open a shopify account to sell in the US and they would deposit the funds in my Canadian bank account. (Unless she wants the money to stay in American currency, otherwise they will convert it before depositing I believe.)

    • Anton Kraly says:

      Hi Raffi,
      That’s a great point. Many Canadian sellers eventually go the route of setting up a US LLC and then getting a US Bank account, but you don’t need either to start bringing in sales. Thanks for the share!

  • Nick says:

    Anton,
    What a fantastic first episode and a great edition to DSL!
    Thank you for this and I think it will be great motivation for all who watch it!
    Keep up the great work! You’re a star
    Nick

    • Anton Kraly says:

      Thanks for the comment, Nick. Motivating others is definitely one of the main reasons I wanted to give this a try.
      You can expect more episodes coming every Thursday!

  • Angela says:

    Love the video! Couldn’t find a link to you FB here. It’d be nice to have easy access to one.

    • Anton Kraly says:

      Great suggestion, Angela! We will have to get that set up before the next episode. Happy to hear you like it enough to want to share ๐Ÿ™‚

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