What can you sell on Sellfy? and is it a legitimate platform.
SELLFY WAS CREATED to provide extremely easy solutions to sell digital products from your own website. Over the past couple of years selling online and dropshipping exceeded all expectations and this trend looks like continuing for a while longer.
Sellfy was also one of the first to offer advanced tools to enhance sales and promote products via social media.
It is now one of the leading online dropship platforms, where you can sell nearly every product imaginable.
And… Yes, it is a legitimate company!
You can sell:-
- Videos, courses
- Home decor
- Anything else you can think of (that’s legal of course).
As well, Sellfy is available in other languages.
For instance if you are from a Spanish speaking country, your dashboard and product list is in Spanish making your work easier when adding new products etc; as well as for your customers to navigate through your products and purchase an item. If your products appear in an English speaking country (for example), they will appear in English allowing them to purchase items as well.
|Owners||Kristaps Alks and Maris Dagis.|
|Members||Approx; 60,000 creators have used Sellfy|
The Benefits People have found using Sellfy.
Cost was one of the biggest factors for many people. More on that below.
However, the massive versatility and ease of use of the Sellfy platform is also one of the main reasons many people like it.
You can see more for yourself here.
According to Google, Shopify is the third biggest seller of physical merchandise after e-Bay
Google has the book of faces ranked second!
I would dispute that, but that is not what this article is about.
Let’s go back to Shopify for a minute.
For creators of digital products, Shopify can be a little expensive.
Anyone who has used Shopify will know that there are lots of 3rd party apps for various things.
The cost of using these apps is on top of your Shopify costs.
I am not going into a Sellfy vs Shopify comparison, because it would be like comparing chalk with cheese.
Shopify does its thing very well, and so does Sellfy.
Sellfy initially was developed specifically for digital products, and that is still a big chunk of its business model.
For any visual artist, digital or traditional, who wants to market their own tutorials.
Sellfy has some very useful tools to make this as easy as cutting a cake.
Sellfy is the home for digital marketers.
- Video and Films
- Videos and Photo effects
- Digital books.
- Audio files and Music.
Best of all, you can prevent buyers from sharing your product files online, by issuing unique download links with limited download attempts.
You can sell physical products.
Print-on-demand is a popular concept and Sellfy excels at this.
The Sellfy shop user interface is one of the easiest to work with.
You can build a fully functioning store selling digital, physical, or subscription products, and have it all completed in the time it takes to drink a cup of coffee. Maybe two.
The starter plan starts at $22.00 and goes up to $119.00 per month based on a yearly plan.
You might have seen the advertised at $19.00 a month, but this is a bit of ambiguous marketing because it is based on a two-year plan, paid upfront.
Still, the $22.00 a month (paid yearly =$264.00) is not too bad a deal.
Otherwise, it is $29.00 a month if you pay month-by-month for the starter plan.
All plans include your hosting.
There are no transaction fees on any of their plans so basically the payment lets you get on with selling without worrying about costs eating into your profits.
The only limitation is that after $10,000 of sales turnover you have to move to a higher-cost plan.
The Business and Premium Plans
The business plan is $59.00 per month or $708.00 billed yearly.
This one has the benefit of removing Sellfy’s branding from the theme.
Again it comes with a turnover limitation.
This time it is $50,000 remember Sellfy is not charging a transaction fee on top of your PayPal or Stripe fees.
The Premium Plan is $119.00 per month or $1,428.00 billed yearly.
This is quite generous in that you can turn over $200,000 a year.
The complete details are below.
Sellfy Pros and Cons.
Pricing is Ok. If you just paid monthly, then your starter plan monthly fee is $29.00.
This is not much different from Shopify’s base starter rate.
The obvious benefits are
- No transaction fees.
- Language translations.
- Great for Digital Marketers and Physical products.
- Up to 10GB per product to host and distribute large digital files
- 24/7 helpline
- Built-in Print on Demand.
- Options to expand if your turnover goes above $200,000 per year.
- Piracy protection for videos
- Download protection for PDFs to prevent buyers from sharing your product files online.
- Built-in Email marketing
- Sellfy has a couple of features that you have to pay for on Shopify,
- Reliable secure payments
- 14 days free to start
Sellfy does offer its sites in Spanish as well as English.
There are turnover limitations on Sellfy.
Although I doubt they are too hard to live with. Others have them as well.
One notable downside I see with Sellfy (and it is not confined to Sellfy), is the lack of optional payment processors outside of PayPal and Stripe.
These are not always available in South American countries and some countries in Asia.
This article on payment processors for South America may be of interest.
While it is good that platforms are able to now diversify their languages, adding other payment processors would go a long way to expanding their business.
One other payment processor that is probably worth a look at if you are buying from overseas suppliers is VEEM.
I am not fully up to speed with it but it looks to offer a good alternative to PayPal.
As always do your own due diligence.
See the complete details on Sellfy Here.
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