Shopify Exchange Scam Detector

Shopify Exchange Scam Detector

Shopify Exchange is a marketplace platform launched by Shopify in August 2017 and it is perhaps one of the best places for people that either want to buy an already-running Shopify store or sell a store they no longer want.

Many stores on Shopify Exchange show very good stats when it comes to the number of sales and traffic that the store has, which indicate that they can be a good purchase if you are looking on adopting a business that is some some early success. However, the Shopify Exchange platform is not just filled with high quality stores and this is where you want to watch out!

Many people take advantage of the platform by creating a large number of low-quality starter stores and listing them on the platform, hoping to catch a quick sale or two. They also try to get you to contact them outside the platform’s messaging system, using email or WhatsApp, in order to force you to use a different payment method than Escrow (Payment method that is required to be used for Shopify Exchange transactions) or sell you something else together with the store.

Today I am going to show you how to spot these sellers and how to stay away from them.

Look at the Store's Description

Low quality sellers on Shopify Exchange usually tend to list as many stores at once in order to try and take over the platforms ‘Recently Added’ page. The more stores they have on the page when you visit it the more likely you will end up buying from them. What this means is that the stores they publish will be of bad quality and will also have bad descriptions. Here is an example of a store with a bad description on Shopify Exchange:

Shopify Exchange - Description

As you can see from the example above, the seller has put minimal effort when writing the description of the store. This is a good sign that he similarly put minimal effort when setting up the store.

Visit The Store

Make sure to visit the store because this is by far be the best way for you to see whether work has been put into it or not. Below you will find a breakdown of the things you should look at, when you visit the store, which clearly indicate that zero effort has been put into it and will therefore be a bad investment for you.

If the store doesn’t have a logo, uses a basic theme, uses stock images and only has minimal content it clearly shows that minimal has been put into it.

Contacting The Seller

If you end up contacting the seller of any store on Shopify Exchange there are a few thing you need to remember:

  • Never send them a payment through a different payment provider than the one Shopify Exchange recommends (which at the moment is Escrow.com). Scammers will try to get you to pay through PayPal so they can receive the money and run away.
  • Do not message the seller in any other platform other than the secure Shopify Exchange messaging system. Scammers will try and get you to contact them by email or WhatsApp so they can talk to you privately and possibly sell you additional things that Shopify Exchange does not support (e.g Stolen Courses etc).

Get your business started with a Ready To-Go Drop-Shipping store

If you want to start a Shopify Drop-Shipping business then the best thing to do is do yourself a favor and save loads of your valuable time by purchasing a ‘Ready To-Go‘ Drop-Shipping store from us. Not only will you be able to choose from a collection of the highest-quality stores, you will also get free access to our complete ‘step by step’ course that will teach you everything you need to know in order to start your online business today! And it doesn’t end there… Our package also includes 1 on 1 support from a Shopify Expert who will answer any questions you may have regarding your store, Drop-Shipping or E-Commerce in general! For more information click here.

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Looking for a ‘Ready To Go’ Drop-Shipping store?

Looking for a ‘Ready To-Go’ Drop-Shipping store?

Starting a Drop-Shipping E-Commerce business will require you to first build a website which your customers can use to order products from. Two of the most popular website creation platforms are Shopify and WordPress and I actually wrote a whole article comparing both of them in order to help you choose which is the best for you. You can check it out here.

Now, If you feel overwhelmed and confused about the whole store creation process then that’s totally fine. Today I would like to introduce you to the DeltaK ‘Ready To Go’ Drop-Shipping store creation service and let you know more about it and why it can be good for you.

What is it?

‘Ready To Go’ Drop-Shipping stores is a service that we came up with a few months ago after seeing many people struggling with the store creation process when setting up their Drop-Shipping business. People who don’t have a lot of experience with the digital world and online tools, are ofter overwhelmed when they decide to start their E-Commerce Drop-Shipping business and setup their first website. Our service solves this problem by providing a range of Shopify stores that are fully setup and ready to start accepting orders from customers.

What's Included:

These stores are carefully setup by our team and have all the necessary elements that a Drop-Shipping store should have. These include a premium theme that gives the store a clean and professional look. Most importantly all stores have between 20-25 products imported from high-rated suppliers on Aliexpress.com , and have a large number of orders which shows that they are very good sellers. Every product is also synced with the Oberlo app, which allows the store owner to quickly fulfill orders with AliExpress and import new products to the store, making the Drop-Shipping model simple and more efficient. Further more, every store has all its menus and pages setup resulting to a ‘Ready To-Go’ store.

And you also get...

Another important thing you get with a ‘Ready To-Go’ store is support! When you get started it is inevitable that you are going to have many questions. Questions such as, “What payment gateway do I use to collect payments from my customers?” or “How do I contact my suppliers?” or “How do I fulfill orders?” , are very common and it always makes it so much easier when you have a team of experts ready to give you the answer you are looking for. 

So you may be asking if this is for you or not. The answer is simple. If you are not very tech savvy, don’t really enjoy all the technical aspects of setting up a drop-shipping business, or maybe don’t have time to learn all the steps required to get your store running, then our ‘Ready-To Go’ stores are definitely something you should check out. Click here to find out more!

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Shopify Or WordPress? – An Honest Opinion

Deciding which platform is right for you is often quite difficult when you are not able to try them all them all out before choosing one. You often have to reply on reviews and experiences that other people had which are most commonly one-sided because not everyone has tried multiple platforms. I have been asked the question “Which platform is best to build an E-Commerce site on’ multiple times. Today I would like to give you an honest opinion on whether Shopify or WordPress is the right platform for you to build your E-Commerce store with. I use both of them on a daily basis to create stores for both myself and my customers therefore I would like to give you a break down of all the aspects you should consider when choosing which of these two platforms is the right one for you.

1. What is Shopify and WordPress

I would first like to explain what Shopify is and how it is different to WordPress so you can get the idea of what we are talking about. Shopify is an E-Commerce store development platform that was build with one goal in mind – to allow anyone to create an E-Commerce site. That’s all it does and it does it extremely well. On the other hand WordPress is a website creation assistant tool that can be installed on a website in order to provide a user-friendly interface for anyone to create a website with. With that being said, WordPress is currently used my millions of people and business around the world and it is definitely an amazing tool that can help you create the website of your dreams.

2. Ease of use

This is something you have probably heard multiple times but the truth is that WordPress is not as easy to use compared to Shopify. As I mentioned above WordPress is a tool that can help you build the website of your dreams – A website with endless capabilities. In order for this to happen WordPress offers many different settings and options which might make it a little overwhelming for a non-technical user. WordPress also requires regular updates and backups which once again make the whole experience a little more frustrating. When it comes to building E-Commerce sites, Shopify is by far a cleaner and way easier platform to use due to the fact that it is only used for one purpose, to create E-Commerce stores. Whether you are tech savvy or not, when it comes to ease of use the clear winner will always be Shopify. However, before jumping to quick conclusions it is good to consider the points mentioned below which can have an effect on your decision.

3. Cost

Due to the rising number of new entrepreneurs and people who want to start their own business with little or no cash, the cost of these platforms and tools has always been an important factor. In order to run a Shopify store you will need to pay $29 a month. In order to get a WordPress site up and running you only need $3-4 a month, which will be the fee for your website hosting (paid in advance for 12 months). Now, that is indeed a big difference however I will like to mention the two important things that Shopify offers which WordPress doesn’t. These are:

  • Ease of use/ Simple Interface
  • 24 Hour/Live Chat Support

Yes that’s right, WordPress will give you all the functionalities that Shopify does however Shopify offers the above two things that make the biggest difference in people’s decision. Remember, most people are not tech savvy, they want things to just work for them without much effort, to the point where they will pay $25 more every month. We can now draw a nice, simple conclusion which is:

“If you are not tech savvy go with Shopify, if you are and don’t mind a steeper learning curve, go with WordPress”

It’s as simple as that and it is absolutely true. Can wordpress be mastered? Absolutely! It just takes a little more time and patience.

Shopify Plans – Click on the Image to visit the Shopify website

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4. Capabilities / Themes

As I mentioned, there is nothing you can’t do with WordPress. It has more than 29,000 plugins. Any feature you want your website to have, there will be a plugin for it. Shopify also has a large collection of plugins and add-ons but they are more based on the store’s back-end features rather than front-end website features. When it comes to website themes, WordPress definitely wins due to the endless themes that have been created for it all these years. Don’t get me wrong though, Shopify also has many themes that can be installed on any store.

5. Which is my favorite platform?

I like both and use both. For my personal websites I will use WordPress when I want to build a store with unique functionalities and looks but if I want to build a quick E-Commerce store and start selling right away then my go-to platform is definitely Shopify. When it comes to my customers though, I recommend using Shopify because of its simplicity and ease of use. 

6. Conclusion:

So there you have it, my opinion on the two biggest E-Commerce store creation platforms. As you can see it mostly comes down to the capabilities you want your website to have, the cost and the ease of use. This means there is no winner. You just need to write down everything you need and then go through the above points one by one until you have a clear winner for your case.

Professional Store Development

If you are not very techie, good with design or don’t have enough time then the setup and development of your store is something you might want to outsource and let a professional do the job for you. If you are looking for the best and most affordable E-Commerce development packages then you are definitely at the right place.