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Ernesto says at 04:41 et
Hi, how can i add a wishlist button and create account button to the header of my shopify theme?
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 Ted says at 04:41 et
You need to install giftlist/wishlist shopify app, search app store for it!
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 Mike says at 12:15 et
Our new Summer “Take Action” contest is LIVE!!

Details and prizes
http://sellslikehotcakes.co/blog/index.php/2017/07/08/summer-take-action-contest-live/
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Vin says at 12:15 et
wow sounds great!!!
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diego says at 12:29 et
Count me in!
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Juan says at 03:38 et
Hi, I've been working on setting up my shopify store, I was just wondering how many items should i have to sell before i go live.
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 Mike says at 03:40 et
hi Juan. It depends a lot on your niche. There are stores with just 1 or 3 products. There are stores with thousands of products. If you sell a pill or something really unique then the less products the better. IF you sell more like everything store then the more the better.
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Juan says at 15:36 et
thanks for the feedback Mike, I will be posting the site for critique soon
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 Mike says at 15:38 et
yes please do so we can give more specific feedback!
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Jimmy says at 03:41 et
Hi, may I know why my price in Shopify will change automatically for itself?
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Jimmy says at 03:41 et
I think the price has changed because of the vendor change their price in Aliexpress, may I know how to solve this problem? Thanks.
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 Rob says at 03:41 et
If you use the apps such as OBERLO to link alixpress to shopify then you can set auto update of the prices in the settings of oberlo!
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Jimmy says at 15:36 et
Ok, noted with thanks.
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FITZGERALD says at 15:36 et
What is Influencer Marketing and does it really work like the guru claim it is?
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 Gab says at 15:38 et
It means when you contact the influencers (youtube stars, instagram stars) via famebit or similar services or directly. It does work but it depends on the service you offer or the product. Lets say you have a beatuty product or tech product - it's easy to find the massive influencer for that. But if you offer something rare and local, it would be hard to advertise via influencers, as their audience is very broad!!! Hope it helps!!!!
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Jimmy says at 03:39 et
Hi, is that a must to set up a credit card payment gateway. Can I just use paypal payment gateway only?
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 Mike says at 03:39 et
Yes you can use just Paypal but it's always better to give more payment options.
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Jimmy says at 06:37 et
I try to apply for 2checkout for my country, but without 90 days worth of sales history, they cannot move forward in the review process.
I may find Upwork to help for the sales history.
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Ernesto says at 03:39 et
how much should i charge for international shipping for "free + shipping offers"? If a client buys a "free+shipping offer" directly from my site more than once - how much should i charge for every "free+shipping item" added?
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 Lane says at 03:41 et
It's hard to say without knowing your product, location or shipping costs how much you should charge. Best tip here is see what competitor is charging so you will get a rough idea. Maybe $19.95 for a Tshirt or $9.95 for a Mug

I don't see a need to limit the amount of "free+shipping item" as long as you are making profits and have good margins
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Ernesto says at 06:36 et
Thank you Lane!
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Ernesto says at 06:36 et
I thought "boost post" was a big no- no, and should instead use ads manager? Can someone drop some knowledge on me?
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 Eddy says at 06:38 et
Boost post is the same as using ads manager if you already created audience and just want to quickly boost the post for $10-15 when building community.
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Mark says at 11:57 et
Great course. What other payment gateways can I use as I don't live a country to be able to apply for paypal. Can't wait to make my first sale. I'm already done with the store and facebook page. Thank you.
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 Emili says at 11:57 et
Maybe Stripe ? it allows to accept major credit cards!
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James says at 16:18 et
How do you know if the Traffic is Warm hot or cold? I want to launch an AD right away can i just start targeting my niche with different variations of ads right away as i am not looking for comments etc just sales. The FB ADS training is a little unclear.
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 Mike says at 16:20 et
hi James. The traffic that never saw your brand is a cold one. Imagine you have a spokeperson that is doing all the selling in the video. So to warm up the traffic, people need to know more about him and get used to see him as a head of community, as expert in your niche, so they start to buy from him.

If you do "everything store" without a leading actor or a good story, then another approach can be used, for example contest giveaway, or buy 1 get 1 free, or flash sale or "free just pay for shipping gift" etc.
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 Aria says at 13:54 et
Cold = never heard of your brand or product
Warm = already saw you and needs further pushing to sale with retargeting!
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Oliver says at 04:35 et
how do you add a logo to the shopify store
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 emma says at 04:36 et
you can do in your store Theme settings very easily.
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Oliver says at 02:38 et
Thanks Emma, I got the logo done!
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PAT says at 05:30 et
Ok I am Very new to Facebook advertising I have a couple of boosted posts getting some reactions and page likes but still very small. I signed of for many chat and it looks interesting. I seem to be missing a step. How do I get my FB followers to optin to Many Chat?
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 Lucy says at 05:32 et
You can experiment with different ways... They offer Json script and several widgets that you can place to your site.
Growing community takes a lot of patience, so keep going and growing it but dont expect fast results.
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 lou says at 05:33 et
To grow faster best tip is to share top shared content from other pages. Save post or video from other pages (similar topic) and repost them on your page and mini-boost. Also research top liked and top shared contnet in your niche and repost it.
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EDWARD says at 16:45 et
Hi, Claudia and Friends...
Just brainstorming a bit! Is it possible to monetize a Shopify store solely or in part by customer's purchases?

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 Mike says at 16:45 et
I am not sure what you are asking Edward. Please explain more
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Bill says at 07:39 et
Hi everyone....I'm new here and looking forward to getting this thing off the ground! I'm hoping this course will help me decide which niche/products to use. I went to sign up for the Shopify trial and it asked for my store name....I have no idea ;-) I guess I have a lot of work to do!
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 Mike says at 07:39 et
Welcome Bill! Good to have you here. Take your time to watch the videos, especially about Branding to get you some ideas.
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Bill says at 08:19 et
So Im new....still doing research for a niche...what I'm finding is using the Hotcakes competitor spy tool, when I do find something that I might like to sell I find out the competitor didn't get it from Aliexpress. This happens more often that not with the biggest Shopify stores. What other dropshipper might they be using?
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 Mike says at 08:20 et
It does not have to be only Aliexpress. Check the local dropshipping supplier video, you can also find local suppliers!
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Jay says at 11:46 et
i am quite confused with driving traffic i keep hearing multiple people say different things do you recommend i start with Instagram influencers or FB ads? if FB ads do i start with conversion Ads and make multiple ad variations with one interest per variation? Just need some clear direction. Thanks
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 Mike says at 11:47 et
You can do both of course, no need to limit just to one source.
FB ads I made several videos showing step by step what to do, yes start with multiple ad variations with one interest per variaton and see which converts better and then kill bad ads and scale up good ones!
Influencers is also good. Famebit etc.
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Dimitrios says at 16:12 et
Hello,
I just started in this member's area. I am using AsinInspector for researching Amazon products and I compared its results with Best Seller Finder. I have noticed a huge difference in Estimated Monthly Sales. Best seller finder shows almost three or four times more sales. Can you explain why this is happening?
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 Mike says at 16:14 et
We'll check! probably different update time, as asin inspector is usually updating more often!
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Dimitrios says at 14:05 et
I know that SLHC don't prefer retail arbitrage, but does anyone knows any good site that provides good lists for arbitrage?
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 Gab says at 14:05 et
what did you mean by lists
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uma mahesh says at 05:23 et
Hello All,

I am launching a wellness and health niche on shopify. We have our private labeled products and also connected to aliexpress. How can I selectively charge shipping on our private labelled products and not charge on aliexpress products? Thank you
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 Chris says at 05:24 et
Uma, two ways...
1. set the shipping zones in shipping settings
2. add shipping cost in price for your private label products and make shipping appear free.
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