You asked, and now we answer. Here are some of the most popular questions we get from other ecommerce business owners like you.
What is AppScenic?
AppScenic is a dropshipping platform that gives store owners or retailers the chance to connect with the fastest and most reliable suppliers from the USA, EU, UK, CAN (and beyond).
Once you sign in for an AppScenic Account you have access to a unique range of high-quality products from all over the world and a huge selection of product categories and niches to choose from.
What is dropshipping and how does AppScenic work?
Dropshipping is when a store owner or retailer sells products without having an inventory of their own or a distribution center to store and ship their items.
Where are the products then, you may ask? Well, they come from a supplier or a manufacturer, who is also the one who ships those items directly to the customer.
In other words, we can say when dropshipping you actually sell products only by posting beautiful images on your online stores, but the suppliers are the ones who actually fulfill the orders.
How does AppScenic actually work?
- A retailer sells products on their ecommerce website or another marketplace.
- That retailer doesn’t actually hold these products, they are held by the supplier or wholesaler (who could be anywhere in the world). These products may cost $1 per unit from the supplier, while the dropshipper lists them at 3$ each (making a profit of 2$ from the sale).
- When a customer orders a product from the dropshipper’s website, the merchant, AppScenic in this case, receives a notification. AppScenic then forwards that order to the supplier automatically.
- The supplier fulfills the order and ships it directly to the customer under the dropshipper’s name.
This is how AppScenic actually works.
How much does AppScenic cost per month?
It depends on which side you are on – Retailer or Supplier.
If you are a Retailer, you can start with a Free Account and use it for as long as you need. If you want to connect more stores and add more products to your stores, then you can upgrade to any other subscription plan whenever you like. AppScenic subscriptions range from 37$/month for the STANDARD plan to 167$/month for the ELITE plan.
If you are a Supplier, then AppScenic is FREE for you. Yes, that’s right, AppScenic is absolutely FREE for Suppliers! We don’t charge any sales fees, setups fees, subscription fees, listing fees, or any other hidden costs like other marketplaces are doing if you decide to become a supplier on AppScenic.
Is AppScenic free for dropshipping?
Yes, AppScenic offers a free account that never expires.
You can use this free account for as long as you need and of course, you can upgrade to any other subscription plan whenever you like.
Is AppScenic profitable?
AppScenic is meant to bring together top-tier dropshipping and wholesale suppliers with store owners. All AppScenic suppliers follow strict standards and can deliver high-quality products super fast.
Before we approve a supplier, we make sure they can keep up with the high volume of orders and our high-quality standards.
Among other important requirements, suppliers need to process and ship orders fast using trackable shipping methods and only sell high-quality products.
This means that AppScenic is your best choice if you are looking for the highest product quality on the market and the best delivery times.
More than that, most of our suppliers offer products with discounts between 30-60% of their retail pricing, which allows for a generous profit margin.
Is AppScenic better than Oberlo?
Yes, and below we have added some reasons why we think AppScenic is better than Oberlo.
On AppScenic you can find suppliers from all over the world, just like you do if you choose to use Oberlo. But the difference is that AppScenic gives you access to a huge range of premium and unique products from top suppliers all around the world, including the USA, Canada, Australia, EU, UK and more.
On top of that, on AppScenic we never compromise on product quality, even though our product’s prices can be higher than on Oberlo. On Oberlo you can find cheap products because most of their suppliers (coming from AliExpress) have to compromise on quality and some even will try to sell counterfeit products.
On AppScenic you can find all types of products, from large manufacturers, handmade artists or family-owned businesses, to local shops of all sizes and from the USA, Canada, Australia, EU, UK and beyond.
AppScenic shipping times are super fast, whereas Oberlo has long shipping times as their products come from China.
Is AppScenic better than AliExpress?
Yes, AppScenic is better than AliExpress, and here is why.
On AliExpress you can find products at low prices with a two-week delivery time worldwide. But there is also a good chance to find fake suppliers with low-quality products. And if their products are of low quality you will only find out when they get to your customers and that’s already too late. Also, as many suppliers on AliExpress have long shipping times, that can drive away many of your customers.
With AppScenic you can avoid all these. You will get access to over 500,000 high-quality scalable products all coming only from trusted and top-rated suppliers.
All the suppliers on AppScenic can ship products directly from the USA, Europe, Canada, Australia, etc. That means you won’t have to wait up to 40 days for an order to arrive like it happens when you choose AliExpress.
And on top of everything, once you are connected to the AppScenic App, you get to automate everything, from importing and syncing products to orders, payments, tracking numbers and so much more.
What is AppScenic Free?
AppScenic Free is actually our way of giving you the opportunity to discover our platform for free and see if it fits your dropshipping needs.
With the AppScenic Free plan, you can connect 1 store and add up to 5 products to that store. You’ll also get access to some of the AppScenic awesome automation features, such as automatic ordering.
If you want to add more products to your store and also have access to all AppScenic features, you’ll need to upgrade to one of our paid plans.
Is there a free version of AppScenic?
Yes, you can choose to join AppScenic for free and use this free account for as long as you want.
Now, of course, if you want to have access to more products and other awesome features, you have to choose one of our paid subscription plans.
Does AppScenic work with Shopify?
Yes, you can connect your Shopify store with AppScenic in just a few minutes.
Here’s what you need to do in order to import, sell and manage all your products in the same place.
First, you need to have an AppScenic Account. If you don’t have one, you can register for free here.
Now, after you register or sign in to your AppScenic Account, you need to go to My Stores from the left side of your AppScenic Dashboard.
Here, on My Stores, you can find the ADD NEW STORE button on the right corner of your page.
Click on that button, and you can start to add your Shopify Store now.
First, you need to select Shopify and then follow a few easy steps to install our app and integrate your Shopify store.
And that’s all, you have just added your store on AppScenic.
How many products does AppScenic have?
We currently have over 500,000 million high-quality products and are planning to add up to 2,000,000 products on AppScenic Marketplace by the end of this year.
Is dropshipping legal?
Yes, absolutely. Owning and managing a dropshipping business is completely legal. Of course, you will need to do your homework to find out all about the legal requirements before starting a business like this, for example, what are the ecommerce laws that apply to a specific location.
That’s why we strongly recommend that you check the specific rules of the country of your choice (or that of your target countries) before starting selling products online. Also, you should check all the information you have available on common legal concerns and issues that dropshippers can come by.
Who pays for the shipping on AppScenic?
If you are a Supplier, then the shipping cost will be paid by the Retailers who import and sell your products in their store.
If you are a Retailer, the shipping cost is added automatically to the listing price (the one that will be pushed to your store). That means your customers pay for the shipping fee when they purchase an item.
Where is AppScenic located?
AppScenic is based in the UK, but our top-tier suppliers are located all over the world and can ship super fast to the USA, UK, EU, CAN and beyond.
Can you connect AppScenic to Amazon?
AppScenic can’t be connected to Amazon yet, but we’re planning to have this integration available very soon. When that happens, you will be able to connect your Amazon store with AppScenic and sell our products there.
Does AppScenic have an app?
Yes, AppScenic is in fact a dropshipping app that can integrate with both Shopify and WooCommerce stores. In the coming months we will have many more integrations available, such as Wix, Squarespace or Amazon.
With the AppScenic App you can start dropshipping in just a few clicks and have access to over 1 million high-quality products from top-tier suppliers that can ship super fast to the USA, UK, EU, CAN and beyond.
What is even more awesome, is that once you connect your store to AppScenic, our app does it all for you. Import & sync products, orders, payments, tracking numbers, and so much more.