Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Beware! This Is The Smartest Gmail Phishing Attack You’ll Ever Encounter

Gmail phishing is one of most common methods used by hackers to compromise the online security of naive users. But, a recent Gmail phishing attack, uncovered by Wordfence, mimics your past conversations and attachments, succeeding in fooling even the tech-savvy netizens. To counter this attack, users should make sure to verify the https:// protocol and hostname in the address bar. 



For many of us, getting our Gmail accounts hacked would mean the endgame. It’s the path that helps the hackers to gain the ultimate access to our digital lives. By doing so, one can access our personal identifying information, take control of our online accounts, and whatnot. That’s why, at Fossbytes, we try to explain such security risks often in a very simple language to reach out to the maximum number of users.



Today, I’m going to tell you about a Gmail phishing technique that’s being used by the cyber criminals with high effectiveness. Uncovered by Wordfence, this technique has gained wide popularity in the past year. And, over the course of past few weeks, we’ve read reports of even the tech-savvy users being hit by this.

How does this scary Gmail phishing attack work?

This phishing attack first compromises a victim’s Gmail account and starts sniffing the contact list. Then, it sends fake emails, which look very much legitimate, to everyone.
Now comes the smart part — the attack scans the user’s Gmail history and finds the file names of the sent attachments. Then, it applies the same name to the new attachments that appear to be PDFs. However, they are images that send the user to phishing web pages. To make the overall scheme more convincing, the attack steals subject lines from previous emails.
On clicking the attachments, a new tab opens up and you are asked to sign in Gmail again on a fully-functional sign-in page.


As you can see in the picture below, the URL even has accounts.google.com. Just in case one enters the credentials here, the account gets compromised.



After this, the attacker has the complete control over your email account, and he/she can use it to compromise a variety of services.




The experienced users often look at the URL of a page to get an idea of its validity. The victims often find accounts.google.com in the URL and become carefree.
But, they needed to look for another thing in the URL. Such phishing techniques often use a data URL to include a file in the address bar of your browser. You might see data:text.html…. in the address bar. It’s a very large text string, actually a file, that creates a fake Gmail login page.


How to defeat Gmail phishing attack?

The first and foremost thing — Look at the browser address bar and verify the protocol and hostname. Make sure that there’s nothing before accounts.google.com other than https://. It should look like this:

To make your accounts extra secure, you are also advised to enable two-factor authentication. The users also need to take security checks to ensure the integrity of their online accounts.
In a response to WordFence, who brought the attack into the limelight, Google has issued an ignorant statement that says — “If the users pay no attention to the address bar, phishing and spoofing attack are – obviously – trivial.
As this attack vector has managed to fool even the experienced users, please share it your friends and family to keep them safe.

source:- FAXTECH



Monday, 9 January 2017

World’s Most Insane Laptop With 3 Screens — “Razer’s Project Valerie”



It’s been a busy year for Razer. The PC gaming peripheral brand has rolled out new keyboards, mice, and headphones, all while keeping its increasingly popular line of Blade gaming laptops up to date with the latest hardware.

I guess that means it’s time to have a little fun. Of the two major product announcements Razer has brought to CES 2017, Project Valerie is certainly the most eye-catching. The already-impressive Blade Pro is outfitted with three 4K IGZO panels, which automatically slide out from the system when you open it.

Whether Project Valerie will ever become real is up for debate, but it’s clear that Razer is interested in testing the waters to see if anyone out there would buy such a beastly system.

Wow, that’s a crazy-looking laptop

In case it wasn’t clear, here’s Valerie’s most important trait: three displays. When the system flips open, the two side screens slide out from each side, overlapping bezels at the interlocking edges. The resulting footprint is wide enough to prevent your seat neighbors on a plane from using their tray tables, which is either a blessing or a curse, depending on how often you need to work remotely.

For a laptop with such ambitious goals, Project Valerie is surprisingly svelte. It comes in at just around an inch and a half thick, although we didn’t actually see it closed – it is a concept product and not officially ready for shelves, after all. It also weighs just about 12 pounds. It’s not small, but it’s only somewhat larger than most 17-inch gaming laptops.

It helps that it’s built with Razer’s classic matte black styling, a unibody enclosure that feels as sturdy as it looks. When we first heard about Razer’s interest in a three-screen laptop, our mind went straight to images of lopsided, massive machines like the Acer Predator 21 X. We didn’t think that would make it to production, but Acer announced its availability at CES 2017. Perhaps Valerie is more possible than we thought.



Okay, but does it work?

With the Razer Blade Pro as the base model, Project Valerie is supported by an Intel Core i7-7700HQ and an Nvidia GTX 1080, which is essentially the most powerful hardware you’ll find in a laptop anywhere. Still, three 4K panels is a lot to handle, even for desktop-grade hardware. We played Battlefield 1 for a few minutes, and were impressed with the clarity and decent framerate — partially thanks to Nvidia’s G-Sync — but without any idea as to quality settings or actual benchmarking data, we’ll reserve judgement.

From a more practical standpoint, Project Valerie is overkill, but for some users, it might make a lot of sense. If your work mostly has you in one place, with the occasional work trip or conference room meeting, three screens is a boon not just to productivity, but to potential presentation and organization power.

But gaming is its real goal, and it’s one field where Project Valerie excels. Nvidia’s 3D Surround tool lets you stretch a number of games across all three panels, for a 12K gaming experience that’s unparalleled in the laptop world. Even a three-screen gaming desktop would be a require work, some wires, and other hardware, but Project Valerie rolls it all up into a neat package.

Performance

Razer’s Project Valerie is an impressive, albeit unwieldy laptop. There’s no room for compromise, because three 4K panels and the GTX 1080 take up too much space. That said, the potential for multi-screen laptop use cases can’t be understated, and we’re left feeling like there might be a market for this sort of over-the-top mobile powerhouse.

Alternatively, if you’re a gamer always spending your hard-earned dollars on the most extravagant and eye-catching hardware around, your ears should perk up when Project Valerie’s name is mentioned. It’s a stunning and impressive piece of technology.

Highs

Impressive hardware
Eye-catching design
Three freaking displays
Surprisingly slim, all considered


Lows

Likely to be very expensive
Still only a concept



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Nokia E1 leaks online ahead of launch, See Price & Full Specs




HMD Global device passed certifications last week and now we know more about the device. It is indeed the entry-level Nokia Android Phone, going under the name Nokia E1.

On Friday, a new leak revealed more about the specifications of the device. HMD will equip Nokia E1 with 1.4 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 425 CPU with Adreno 308. The RAM will be 2GB with 16 GB internal storage. There is no information if the device will sport a microSD slot but with that kind of storage it looks likely.

The display will be 720p with 5.2 or 5.3-inch diagonal but the technology is still unclear. The rear camera is 13 MP while the front one is packing a 5 MP sensor.





Nokia E1 Specifications and Price

Technology

  • GSM : 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • HSDPA : 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • Speed : HSPA
  • GPRS : Yes
  • EDGE : Yes

BODY

  • Dimensions –
  • Weight –
  • SIM : Yes

DISPLAY

  • Size : 5.2 inches (~71.4% screen-to-body ratio) IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Resolution : 720 x 1280 pixels (~282 ppi pixel density)
  • Multitouch : Yes

PLATFORM

  • OS : Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
  • Processor : Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425
  • CPU : Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU : Adreno 308

MEMORY

  • RAM :   2GB
  • Storage: 16 GB
  • Card slot To be confirmed

CAMERA

  • Primary : 13 MP, autofocus, LED flash
  • Secondary : 5 MP
  • Features : Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Video : 1080p@30fps

SOUND

  • Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Loudspeaker Yes
  • 3.5mm jack Yes

CONNECTIVITY

  • WLAN : Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth : v4.0, A2DP
  • GPS : Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Radio : FM radio
  • USB.: microUSB v2.0

FEATURES

  • Sensors Accelerometer, proximity
  • Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
  • Browser HTML5
  • Java No
  • – MP4/H.264 player
  • – MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
  • – Photo/video editor
  • – Document viewer

LAUNCH

  • Avilability ; Not announced yet
  • Status : Rumored
DISCLAIMER : The specs above is unconfirmed, and doesn’t in any way reflects the official specs sheet from Nokia

Nokia 6 launched in China with 4GB Ram, See Price & Full Specifications


Nokia 6


Nokia 6 smartphone was developed by HMD Global has been launched exclusively for China and was launched in January 2017, The phone comes with a 5.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels at a PPI of 403 pixels per inch.

The Nokia 6 is powered by 1.1GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM. The phone packs 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Nokia 6 packs a 16-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies.




Nokia 6 Full Specifications and Price

Technology

  • GSM: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G: HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G: FDD-LTE
  • CDMA: Yes
  • SIM Type: Dual Micro SIM
  • OS: Android 7 Nougat

Design

  • Dimensions: 154 x 75.8 x 7.85 mm
  • Weight: g
  • Display: 5.5 inches, 1920 x 1080 pixels (403 PPI) display with curved 2.5D Gorilla Glass
  • Sensors: Fingerprint. Proximity. Accelerometer, Ambient light. Gyroscope. Compass Magnetometer
  • Build: 6000 series aluminium Unibody
  • Colours: Grey

Hardware

  • Processor Type: 64-bit Octa-Core 2.0 GHz Cortex A-53
  • Processor Name: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
  • Graphics Processor: Adreno 505
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Internal Storage: 64 GB
  • External Storage: MicroSD card up to 128 GB

Camera

  • Rear: 16 megapixel camera with autofocus, PDAF and LED flash
  • Video recording: 1080p @ 30fps
  • Front-facing: 8 megapixel

Multimedia

  • Music Support: mp3, aac, aac+, eaac+, amr
  • Audio: Dolby Atmos
  • Loudspeaker: Mono
  • Video Support: mpeg4, h.263, h.264
  • FM Radio:

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth: v4.0
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes
  • USB: microUSB v2.0, uSB Type-C

Miscellaneous

  • Charging: Regular
  • Battery: Non-removable 3000 mAh
  • Announcement: January 8, 2017
  • Availability: Q1 2017
  • Launch Price: 1,699 CNY / $245


Nokia 6 Video Teaser




Friday, 9 December 2016

How to Find Update History in Windows 10



In Windows 10, you have very little control over updates. In fact, updates are automatically installed. If you wish, you can postpone the changes (if you use the Pro version) and set the active hours and restart the custom time to make it easier to install the update. Each time an update is installed, you will receive a simple notification in the Action Center informing you that updates have been installed.

Since Windows downloads and installs updates permanently, you may be curious about what updates have been installed on your system or what changes are causing problems. In these situations, it is best to check the Windows update history. This helps you better understand what updates have been installed correctly or have not been able to install. This article will show you how to display Windows updates in Windows 10 history.


As I said before, seeing the change history in Windows 10 is quite simple. To get started, click the notification icon in the lower right corner.



The previous action will open the Windows Activity Center 10. Then click the "All Parameters" button to open the Settings application. You can also use the "Win + I" key combination.



After opening the Settings application, go to "Update and Security."



In the Security Update and Window, go to "Windows Update" in the left pane. Now click on the "Place the Historical Day" option in the right pane under the "Update Status" section.



Once the link is clicked, Windows will show you all installed updates. The nice thing about this feature is that it will show clearly when updates have been installed with all attempts to update the installation has failed.



In the case of failed update installations, Windows will attempt to reinstall without having to download the update again. However, if the downloaded update has been corrupted, you can re-download the entire update.


Each update will have its own KB number (KnowledgeBase). To obtain information about an error or update installed, simply click on the "installation" that appears just below the update.

This action will show you general information that is not particularly useful most of the time.



However, by clicking on the "More", you can see all the things that there is an update directly from the Microsoft Knowledge Base site.



If you want to uninstall a particular update, click the "Uninstall updates" link at the top of the window.




The action on top of the usual control panel. Then select the update to uninstall and click on the "Delete" button that appears in the navigation bar. This action will delete the selected update.



Note that when you uninstall an update in Windows 10, over time the update is downloaded and installed. Therefore, to temporarily stop the installation of the update, use the Show or hide updates tool or simply postpone the updates (Pro version only).

Make comments below to share your thoughts and experiences on how to find the history of Windows Update and its usefulness.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

See The 4 Best Remote Desktop Extensions for Chrome

You may not know it, but the Chrome browser is actually a very powerful platform for application developers. Many applications have been created over the years that run directly on Chrome. Remote desktop applications are no different. There is a whole bunch of Chrome apps that can be remotely connected remotely.

That's why we've made this list to cover the best remote desktop applications for the Chrome browser. Keep in mind that there are many other desktop applications and extensions for Chrome, but this list only focuses on the most popular and reliable applications.



Users looking for the simplest and fastest way to access a remote computer with Chrome should consider using the desktop client of Google's official distance. It is very easy to connect to remote computers. All major operating systems are supported (MacOS and Linux variants).

Chrome Remote Desktop simplifies sharing your own computer or access to another person directly over the Internet and even supports the plug's pins for faster access. When it comes to Chrome Remote Desktop Tools, the official client is clearly the best and everyone should check.





TeamViewer is a name that everyone knows, for good reason: they have been around for a while and help many people remotely access computers in the world (and have done so for years). Through this program, it is possible to access the contacts, computers, support TeamViewer chat and much more.

Those looking to access computers or share possible you want to go with this application for Chrome. Why? Everyone has heard of TeamViewer, and because many people will already be installed on their system. This means that users on the other end will not have to change their workflow, and the ability to remotely access computers can be done with Chrome.



3. VNC Viewer for Google Chrome



VNC has been around for a while and most are already familiar with the technology. With VNC server configuration, users can easily access remote computers over networks and the Internet. The introduction of VNC Viewer: a Chrome application that facilitates access to remote computers through VNC.

There are not many attractive features to talk about, but it is possible to connect to unlimited hosts and work offline. VNC Viewer may not be the most convincing, given the choice in this list, but if you want to access the VNC desktop, this application is an excellent choice.



Remote computer access can be a pain, especially when the person in need of help does not want to play with programs for all jobs. That's what makes Zoho Assist Free Remote better. It is a free remote support tool for Chrome and works very differently than other apps on this list.

Clicking on the app in the Chrome bar invites you to complete an email. From there, the remote user receives a link to join the shared session. The good thing about this is that the Zoho Assist link will guide you through a detailed process of how to install the program and how to get to the connection.

With its amazing ease, Zoho Assist supports all the basic tools you would expect from a remote desktop tool (professional chatting, full screen, resolution settings, etc.).

conclusion
As tedious as this tends to be, remote desktop applications are a godsend, especially when it's easy to install directly in a browser. Computers are complicated and some users who need help (especially older ones) can be difficult to install remote access programs. So it's as easy as adding it to Chrome, life gets easier, and remote support can get you started!

What To Know About RAM Drives and How It Works

With SSD storage becoming cheaper every day, fast and abundant storage is accessible for the modern computer user. Most new computers come with pre-installed SSDs, and ultrabooks rely almost exclusively on solid-state storage. But what if you want to go ... even faster?





A RAM drive is a kind of software abstraction of a disk drive. He tells his team to handle a couple of RAM sticks, a hard drive, and compliments nicely. By reusing the RAM, you get a great boost in speed, but not without drawbacks.

RAM drives launch a defining characteristic of disk drives, which is the permanent storage of data. Like volatile memory, RAM is erased every time power is lost, but it makes up for it by being fast and agile. Hard drives and solid state drives are heavy, even megafauna in comparison, but can store large amounts of data at low cost and without the need for power.

The dichotomy of fast, RAM and temporary storage slow and permanent recording has been around for decades, but RAM drives have it all. After all, if we can put a man on the moon, why can not we make RAM hard drive?

Lead cost of RAM has also contributed to increased RAM. The amount of RAM we take for granted on our computers would embarrass your grandfather. While we again see a rise in prices is still in the field of the affordable to set up a 64GB disk of dazzling fast silicon. However, it is still extremely expensive compared to platinum or SSD hard drives.





Since RAM drives can store data that when fed with all the data you want to keep must be transferred. This means that RAM drives must have the data loaded on them at startup, copying information from a primary storage medium, such as an SSD. If you have already copied gigabytes of information, you know it takes time.

This is why using a RAM drive as a normal hard drive is heavy. The time you can save in the treatment is reduced by the time it takes to load the data into the RAM. This leads to high start-up costs, but this investment recovers in the form of ridiculous speed.



Where sequential read speeds on a high-end SSD could max out 500 MB / s, a RAM drive can easily break 5.000 MB / s and head over.



While speed for speed is all good and good, what possible RAM application units can be very suitable for? In which case does the user benefit significantly from the paradigm of long initialization / fast storage / temporary process of a RAM drive?

As you can guess, highly technical computing tasks are well suited to the particular nature of RAM units. 3D rendering of video, which is the poster child's desire for more resources than they ever could have, greatly benefits from faster storage. The more data you can put in a car faster, the faster you can go coding. Scientific computing can also benefit, but it is a delicate niche that meets the RAM units. The ideal user has exponentially faster file storage, but does not care much if the data is deleted.

This is the reason for most commercial applications of battery-backed RAM drives. This data allows the data to be copied to the permanent storage in case of power failure. These devices are, you guessed it, an exorbitant cost. They are mainly used for applications where high performance is critical and budget available for luxury equipment such as data centers.

conclusion

RAM drives are faster than all get-out, but their applications are very specific. It is not very difficult to push in the traditional sense. Rather, they are extremely fast temporary storage media that can be treated as a hard drive by your operating system. While RAM disks are not very useful to consumers, technical users can see a big boost.

Specs and Price of Innjoo Fire 3 Mini with 4G LTE & 5-inch Display




The Innjoo Company has really been aggressive this past week releasing smartphones of different specifications for its numerous customers across the globe. And when we thought that Innjoo was done with the Fire 3 series, the telecom company has just released a variant of the Fire 3 dubbed Innjoo Fire 3 Mini, a smaller version of the Fire 3 as regards body size.




InnJoo Fire 3 Mini Full Phone Specifications

Technology
2G: GSM GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz.
3G: HSPA+ HSDPA 900 / 2100 MHz.
4G: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 40(2300)
SIM Type: Dual SIM (Micro SIM, dual standby)
OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop
Dimensions: 140 x 69 x 8.0 mm
Weight: 135g.
Display: 5.0-inch, 720 *1080 pixels, IPS Capacitive touchscreen.
Build: – Unimetal Body Design
Form Factor: Touchscreen Bar.
Colours: Grey, Black and Rose Gold.
Hardware
Processor Name/Technology: 64-bit Mediatek
Processor Speed: 1.0GHz.
Number of Processor Cores: Quad-core.
Graphics Processor: Mali-T720MP2
RAM: 1GB.
Internal Storage: 16GB.
External Storage: microSD, up to 128GB.
Sensors: Accelerometer, Light, Proximity.
Camera
Rear: 13MP.
LED Flash: Yes.
Video recording: Yes, 1080p.
Front-facing: 5MP.
Multimedia
Music Support: AAC, AMR, MP2, MP3, M4A, MKA.
Loudspeaker: Yes.
Audio Technology:
Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player.
FM Radio: Yes
Connectivity
Bluetooth: v4.0.
Bluetooth Profiles: LE.
WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot.
GPS: Yes, A-GPS.
USB: Yes
USB OTG: –
NFC: No
3.5mm audio jack: Yes.
Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 2,800 mAh.
Charging: –
Power Management: –
Miscellaneous
Extra Features:
Launch Date: November 14, 2016
Availability:
Sales stores/platforms:
Online: –
Offline: –
Launch Price
Nigeria:
Kenya:
Ghana:
India:
China:
USA:
UK:
Europe:
Innjoo Fire 3 mini Availability and Price Details in Nigeria, Kenya & Ghana
The Innjoo Fire 3 mini has just been released but its availability and price in Nigeria and Kenya have not been confirmed. It’s however expected to cost less than the Fire 3, since it’s a smaller version of it. When it hits the Nigerian market, you will surely get the information on here.

Full Specs & Price Of Innjoo 3 with 4GB RAM & 20MP Rear Camera

Innjoo Mobile has launched its 2016 flagship smartphone, the Innjoo 3. Prior to its launch, Innjoo has teased the Innjoo 3 extensively on its Facebook page and other mediums / channels. In one of the posts, one Innjoo fan commented that with all the teasers and anticipation built up around this device, it better not be a disappointment, and from the first impressions this device has made on us, the Innjoo 3 is clearly not a disappointment.



Innjoo 3 Full Phone Specifications


Technology
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900.
3G: WCDMA 900/2100.
4G: FDD-LTE 1800/2600, Cat. 6 technology, up to 50Mbps upload speed, 300Mbps download speed.
SIM Type: Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual standby).
OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Design
Dimensions: 157 * 77 * 7.4 mm.
Weight: 167 g.
Display: 5.5-inch, 1920 * 1080 pixels Full HD IPS Fully Laminated 5 Points Touch G+F+F touchscreen.
Build: Metal aluminium design.
Form Factor: Touchscreen Bar.
Colours: Gold Black & Grey.
Hardware
Processor Name/Technology: 64-bit MediaTek MT6750T.
Processor Speed: 1.5 GHz.
Number of Processor Cores: Octa-core.
Graphics Processor: .
RAM: 4 GB.
Internal Storage: 64 GB.
External Storage: microSD, up to 128 GB.
Sensors: Accelerometer, Light, Proximity, Gravity, Fingerprint Sensor.
Camera
Rear: 21 MP, Autofocus, LED flash.
LED Flash: Yes.
Video recording: Yes, 1080p.
Front-facing: 8 MP
Music Support: 3.5 mm CTIA MP3, OGG, AAC, etc.
Loudspeaker: Yes.
Audio Technology: LRC lyrics synchronising, Photo Album, Stereo Speaker.
Video Support: AVI, MKV(XVID/px/H.264), MOV, TS, M2TS, RM/RMVB, FLV, 3GP, MPEG, DAT, MP4.
FM Radio: Yes.
Connectivity
Bluetooth: v4.0+EDR.
Bluetooth Profiles: –
WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot.
GPS: Yes, A-GPS.
USB: USB Type-C.
USB OTG: Yes.
NFC: No.
3.5mm audio jack: Yes.
Battery
Battery: Li-Polymer 3,000 mAh.
Charging: Fast Charge – Yes.
Power Management: Marshmallow’s Battery Saving mode.

Miscellaneous
Extra Features: Clean Master battery saver.
Launch Date: November 18, 2016.
Availability: 2016.
Sales stores/platforms:
Online: –
Offline: –
Launch Price
Nigeria: N
Kenya: KES
Ghana: GHS
India: Rs.
China: Chinese Yuan.
USA: $
UK: British Pounds.
Europe: Euro.



The Innjoo 3 comes in Black, Gold and Grey colours. The price of the Innjoo 3 has not been announced yet, but we expect it to cost around N100,000 in Nigeria to correlate with the flagship smartphones from other OEMs. When the price is announced, we’ll update this article.


Monday, 28 November 2016

How To Make Money Online Doing Drop shipping Business

About authorOkoya Usman is tech geek as well as a an entreprenur. He is extremely passionate and result driven professional. He is the CEO of mokoshalb




















Dropshipping is a concept related to e-commerce. It’s a method in which the online store doesn’t produce or stock the product it sells.
Instead, the store first sells the product then purchases it from a third party for a lower price and gets it shipped directly to the customer’s address.
Dropshipping is an excellent business model because you just need to setup an online store, make sales and earn profits.
You don’t need to worry about stock, inventory, packing, shipping or handling.
It’s a great business model for someone who has very little money to invest because you don’t have to buy a product unless you’ve already made a sale and have been paid by the customer.
So, basically in this business model you are using customer’s money for purchasing a product and making the profit without investing your own money.

Suitable For -
Anyone who loves e-commerce and good at buying and selling.

Skills Required - 
1. Ability to deal with your clients and suppliers in a confident way. You should be able to answer their queries, solve problems and instruct them correctly.
2. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
3. Ability to spot trends, opportunities and adapt quickly.
4. Analytical skills.
5. Up to date knowledge of the industry.

How To Get Started -
The hassle free way to get started is by signing up on Shopify.com.

What is Shopify.com?
Shopify is a website which provides you all the technical things that you’ll ever need to setup your online store.
You’ll get hosting, domain name, design, themes, payment gateways and almost everything at one place. 
Shopify makes online store setup so easy that anyone without much of technical knowledge can do it.
It’s great a great choice if you want to focus and spend more time on your business growing activities rather than technical setup and maintenance.
Shopify is not just like any website generator or CMS like WordPress. It’s a complete e-commerce platform with more than 70k people using it for selling products online.

Tips - 
1. Decide what you are going to sell - Before you can start setting up your online store on Shopify make a list of things that you want to sell.
You can sell anything from wristwatches to t-shirts, necklaces, accessories and so on. If you still can’t decide what to sell then try to make a list of things you like or which interest you the most, this will give you a heads up. 

2. Do some initial research - Once you have the list, you must conduct some research. Find the answers to the questions such as:
 
Does the product you are intending to sell have demand in the market? How much price are people willing to pay? Where are people visiting to buy these products? On which social media channel you can find your best potential customers? What is the age group of your potential customers? What are the current trends?
The best way to find the answers to above questions is to visit top e-commerce stores such as Amazon.com find which product designs are selling the best, read the customer reviews to get more insight into customers expectations. 

You can also visit product forums, join social media groups, popular blogs to collect more data about your potential customers. 

This data will help you to select the right products that will appeal your target audience and thus fetch you more sales and profits.

For example, if you plan to sell wristwatches visit Amazon.com and check out best-selling wristwatches note down their price range, observe their designs, read customer reviews and note down important points. 
Find out other similar e-commerce sites like Amazon and repeat the above method. After that move on to watch forums, fashion blogs to collect more data about your potential customers.

3. Find the suppliers - Once you’ve finalized the products you want to sell, you can visit sites like Everbuying.net or Alibaba.com to find the suppliers who can provide you the products.
Shortlist some good suppliers, discuss your marketing plan with them and see if they are the right fit for you and can deliver agreed products within the time limits.

4. Set your store on Shopify - Once you’ve complete the first 3 steps it’s the time to setup your online store.
Do to this, register on Shopify.com, verify your email and start store creation process.
Here you’ll need to choose your custom domain name, theme, product category and finally, add products. 
While adding products you can use the images and description used by your preferred supplier from Everbuying.net or Alibaba.com.
5. Pricing strategy - Your pricing strategy is going to define how much money you are going to make.

Use the data you collected during the research step to decide your product’s pricing.
For example, if you’ve decided to sell wristwatches and they cost you $17 per piece on Everbuying, and your research data is suggesting you to sell it for maximum $30, then you can sell it for $27 and make $10 profit on every sale. 

6. Promote your product links - Once you’ve added products on your Shopify store you can start promoting them wherever you want. Social media is the best place beginning your promotion campaign. You can also offer discount codes to attract more customers to your store. 

7. Orders and shipping - Once anyone places an order use that money to place the order from your supplier on Everbuying or Alibaba and provide him your customer’s shipping address.

Your supplier will himself make the arrangement for packing and shipping. You don’t need to worry about anything.

The more targeted people visit you store and make the purchase, the more money you make.


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