Dropship Downunder is another drop shipping course that’s hit the market, this time targeting Australian consumers thinking of breaking free of the 9-5 rat race and starting their own online business.
According to the course creators, Klint & Grant Parker their mission is to help as many fellow Aussies lead the lifestyle of their choosing free from the 9-5 grind and they believe the Dropship Downunder course delivers.
The course currently costs $147 through to $897 (billed in Aussie dollars) and includes the standard course and one, three or ten hours of coaching built in to the various price points.
If you’re an Australian looking for advice on setting up your company/business correctly down under then this is definitely a course to consider, once inside the members area you get access to ten modules:
- Module 1. Business Setup
- Module 2. Niche Selection
- Module 3. Market Research
- Module 4. Store Setup
- Module 5. Securing Suppliers
- Module 6. Paid Traffic
- Module 7. Free Traffic
- Module 8. Basic Onsite SEO
- Module 9. Basic Email Marketing
- Module 10. Moving Forward.
Dropship Downunder Review
The first section is an introduction and this covers about 2 minutes of content showing you what’s going to come up in the course. Again it’s pointed out this is for an Aussie perspective but it’s really not.
Module 1: Business Setup
I was shocked to discover this video was 3 minutes long and just a ‘general advice’ video.
Long story short they redirect you to contact an accountant or business advisor.
So that was the Aussie perspective, now let’s see how the rest of the content lines up with the other drop ship courses on the market today.
Module 2: Niche Selection
This section includes four short videos (less than 2-3 minutes each) and focuses on pricing, brand loyalty, target market and finding a niche. Very simple, in fact if you compare this to other courses that spend a good few hours on the same topic you’re definitely not getting much content in this module.
Module 3: Market Research / Australia Drop Shippers
Okay we’re starting to see more videos and longer ones too in this section which focuses on market research with an emphasis on finding Australian drop shippers.
They recommend using eBay to find and contact small to medium sized traders and try and get them on board. This is a method that has worked in the past but you need to ensure you’re setup correctly.
If you’re not able to commit volume to eBay sellers then you may find mistakes happen such as accidentally sending packaging slips and your customers won’t be too pleased with that, will they?
They also recommend using drop ship directories however there’s no mention of which one to use or how to get started. I’m an advocate for Salehoo who offer a 7 day trial for $1 so you can see all the Australian suppliers.
Lastly there were some points/videos about Google ads and the number of ads to the number of sales. The guru behind the microphone was making some rather bold statements with no facts to back that up.
Module 4: Store Setup
I’m not going to go into details here other than to say there is 15 videos of varied length and like every course on the market they recommend Shopify alongside their affiliate link.
It’s the usual sort of videos, everything from setting up your domain, adding pages, installing a theme, menus, customization, apps, discount codes, custom email and testing orders up front.
Module 5: Contacting Suppliers
This section should really be before the store setup I’d have thought as without suppliers you don’t really have a store do you? Regardless it’s nice to see a course focusing on local markets rather than drop shipping from Aliexpress.
Three videos here accompanied with scripts to include when emailing and calling suppliers.
My advice, customize and be different, you’ll get nowhere copying everyone else.
Module 6: Paid Traffic
Back to the super short modules again and drop ship downunder only includes four videos here on the following topics:
- Google Shopping
- Influencer Marketing
- Gumtree & Trading Post.
No mention of Facebook or Instagram ads, it’s quite common to see a course with either Google Ads or Facebook Ads but not both. This course only covers retargeting ads on Facebook/Instagram.
Module 7: Free Traffic
Another super short module with two videos, posting in Facebook groups and on Gumtree again.
Module 8: On Site SEO
A 9 minute video on SEO, that’s all.
What more can I say?
I can talk about SEO for hours so why is this module so short?
Module 9: Email Marketing – one video again (4 minutes)…
Module 10: Moving Forward
This course is lacking serious content and this module seems completely off topic. For example they recommend creating an authority blog by posting articles once a week on your products. Are you going to show us how to do it? An example maybe?
Next is a video about joining a social media platform for drop shippers, then a video about joining all the Facebook groups out there to get inspiration and look at all those people sharing huge Shopify dashboard screenshots.
Then there’s a video on automation, ‘a pretty brief lesson’ – recommends to use Fiverr/Freelancer. There’s absolutely no mention of tools such as Dropified or Oberlo.
Now there’s a video on connecting a domain, something that would be better placed in the store setup videos as the supplier will likely ask for your store url when you’re cold calling them?
Lastly there’s the mindset video, I’ll let you watch by yourself.
Money Back Guarantee
This course only offers a 30 hour money back guarantee, full 100% refund.
If you do want a refund then you need to contact their support department to arrange.
Is Dropship Downunder A Scam?
It’s definitely not a scam or fraud and you do get access a fair few videos. The course is priced low and it definitely show’s, I was expecting a course tailored to the AU market but it’s clear it’s not, anyone can buy the course.
It’s a cheap course and it definitely show’s, it’s probably worth about $47 when you consider the one hour of coaching you get on the cheapest plan. I’d definitely spend more money and get a much larger course.
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