There will never be any lack of e-commerce training programs out there on the internet. If you just search for it, you are likely to find a few websites that offer some kind course about e-commerce. It makes sense though. A lot of people, based on what I have seen online, have achieved some level of success through creating their own business online. As somebody who has been reviewing a lot of different programs for different niches, I have seen a lot of them. You will never really run out of those kinds of programs because there will always be people who are going to be interested in it.
Jacob Levinrad has achieved some success in e-commerce at such a young age. Even though his Instagram account only has 25 photos upload since early 2020, he has somehow amassed more than 250,000 followers. On TikTok, he has twice as many followers. And that’s where he posts a lot of videos talking about the e-commerce method that made him big. Surprise surprise, the method that made him big is dropshipping.
Dropshipping has been mentioned a lot on this website. It’s a really common way for people to earn money through e-commerce. It sort of makes sense why. In normal situations, you as a business would often spend a lot of money buying different products that you will sell on your digital storefront. And because you have a lot of inventory, your main goal really is to sell as much of your inventory as possible. The problem with that is that you don’t really know if the product you have is going to sell well. So you’re basically stuck with hundreds of items in your inventory. And that still costs a lot of money to maintain.
In a usual situation, a person orders an item from your storefront. You package that item out for delivery. A delivery partner will pick up that item and deliver it to the customer. It’s a fairly standard procedure in most e-commerce businesses. With dropshipping, you don’t really have to worry that much about maintaining inventory. A third-party wholesale supplier will handle the inventory and logistics for you. The procedure now goes like this: Somebody purchases an item from your shop. You notify your supplier about the order. The supplier packs and delivers the item directly to your customer.
It’s not surprising that Jacob decided to start his own e-commerce training program. There are a lot of online e-commerce experts out there that went down this path. It feels like it comes with the territory now. Interestingly enough, he has a free training webinar that basically goes through the start of his journey to success. As much as I enjoy providing free material like that, I hate that I have to input my name and e-mail address just to access it. I get that they use that to keep track of people who want to watch the webinar. But it just adds more junk to my inbox.
Once you’ve given them your name and e-mail address, they can start to spam you with other promotional e-mails. You basically signed up for a newsletter when you tried to get access to the free training webinar. The real course will probably come into your inbox. It took a bit of digging to find the actual training program that Jacob offers that actually costs money. It’s referred to as a one-on-one mentorship program. The program also includes a custom built storefront and the product that you’re going to sell, access to a 30-part e-commerce course and access to a student-only Discord server. The cost for the mentoring program is $1,997.
The price is on-par with other dropshipping-related courses out there. It’s weird that Jacob had to hide this program from his website. If you’re relegating this program to an e-mail-only offer, what’s the point? I mean, I’m not suggesting that this program is worth the money. But it’s weird that they’re not presenting this program along with the free webinar. If you’re offering a servicing, you have to be upfront with this kind of stuff. What’s the point of excluding it? There are a lot of free resources about dropshipping that’s available online. And some of them go into detail about what you need to do to set-up a business that utilizes this method.