This review of Money Marketeers LLC and Alidropship has come about because recently, I wanted a dropship site built. If you are new to this blog, drop shipping has worked well for me in the past and I am looking to get my toes wet again.
All I knew was, I didn’t want to build a new site my self.
I had built sites on Shopify, Artfire and Bonanza previously, and so, like looking for a used car, one of the sites I came across offering to build websites for drop shipping was Money Marketeers.com
Who are Money Marketeers LLC and Alidropship.com
Money Marketeers has the most basic of a shopify site (nothing wrong with that), and although google lists the site as Money Marketeers and the site Logo says Money Marketeers the URL says… https://marketeersmoney.com/
Any online business likes to get up on the front page pages of Google and these guys have got a leg up from https://moneymarketeers.org/ …ok good luck to them, not an original hack, but they did it anyway.
It does raise the question though, what other underhand practices they are likely to get up to. And I know they are not the only one to do it.
A look at https://moneymakers.org, tells me that it is a charity, run by a university.
Dot com and dot org… there is a lesson here, and it is not new.
For years people and companies have been manipulating trade marks, registered business names even copying patents, making minor changes and claiming the idea as their own.
Your domain name is like as a piece of real estate. One inexpensive way to protect it is to take your domain name with dot com, dot net or dot org extensions. This has a cost of about $40.00 per year and is tax deductible.
Generally dot org extensions are meant for charities, and non profits. it is an indication that the organisation is providing information and is not selling anything. Dot com represents commercial.
I should have said “were meant for charities“, as these extensions are no longer policed, due to the volumes of business’s and people registering domain names.
They have a reputation of not being mobile friendly or as versatile as a dot com extension.
About Money Marketeers
The drop ship website builder not the University.
It is hard to find out much information on them from their website, or even face book. Instagram is a different story though and I will get to that in a moment.
|Owners of Marketeersmoney.com||Unknown|
|Business||Building E-Commerce websites|
|Registered Company Address||Somewhere in Spain ?|
|Physical Offices||Somewhere in Sweden|
|Uses Third Party Contractors||Yes.|
The MarketeersMoney Offer
Their website contains very limited information. A one page write up on the dropship business model which can be seen here.
And to date (11/11/2020), they have done 3 stores one priced in Euro two priced in Dollars. One of those is selling watches using the old “Free just pay shipping” trick, and one store is under construction. (apparently).
Money Marketeers, offer two packages see screenshot.
What Isn’t Included in These Costs
Having previously owned a Shopify Store I think these costs are a little over the top. Shopify Stores are not that hard to build.
Product descriptions would be the most time consuming part of the build.
Lets review some of the features of Money Marketeers Premium Webstore build. There seems to be a lot of “Fluff” in the list.
|Product Analysis||Normally this is done according to a system. Once this data is programmed into a plugin. it will selected the products.|
|Import Products||Again, a plugin will do this.|
|Free Domain||About $13.00 which will have to be renewed yearly.|
|Instagram account||These are not hard to set up. Cost is in time only.|
|Brand Logo||There is a cost for these and they are often done by 3rd party’s.|
The cost of $1,797.00 and $1,197 seems a little expensive considering it is a Shopify webstore. After viewing the completed stores I thought they lacked customer engagement.
“We will build a store for you with the best selling products with high profit margin of your own niche or the niche we will have chosen for you if you don’t know where to start we will analyze the market and pic a wining niche for you. We will also make sure that the customer feels safe when they go to your store. When we’re done with the website (3 to 15 days), we’ll log out and give you your login information.”
There is no indication as to how many products you will get, I don’t see any mention of the monthly cost of plugins or continuing with Shopify costs as I show here.
On top of your $1197 or $1797.00 these costs soon add up and no-body has mentioned e-mail.
I am taking the “Mentoring“, “How to deal with customers“ and “How to close a deal” as a back up service once the site is handed over to you.
We have looked at money marketeers website without finding out much information at all really. There is nothing much here that would inspire me to have them build me a website.
However Instagram looks quite busy, with out prying to deeply.
It could be that they get a lot of work off Instagram. Their website looks like a forgotten about good idea. Surely a ” Check us out on Instagram” note would not take long to include on your website.
They have the Shopify logo on Instagram too, so wondering if they are also affiliates of Shopify. A lot of questions here.
Here is a link to one of their custom built stores.
But this is where the activity stops. A look on facebook and there is a page there but no one is home.
My Conclusion about Money Marketeers.
My biggest problem is their website. If they are website builders as they claim, their own web site seems a little bland and really it comes across as unfinished.
Compare it to this one to see the contrast. I wouldn’t say this website is a scam, but I would want some guarantees before parting with money, which seems quite expensive for a shopify store anyway.
There is too much left out of the webstore build. With Shopify you need to continue with a monthly payment, you are paying a monthly for any plugins you use, then there are transaction fees as well.
I think all this should be explained before hanging out the shingle looking for work. If your a webmaster then it does not take long.
My Preferred Dropship Webstore Builder
Is Alidropship. They have a plan they work to. You have a Project Manager who will ask you to set up a communication channel Skype or similar for exchanges of questions or requests.
Alidropship has a flow chart program they use and at the end of each day it is distributed to the people involved to see at what stage it is at. See screen shot below.
You can see my complete review on Alidropship Stores at this link.
You can view a completed dropship store at this link.
To purchase a drop ship store go to this link