The EcomHunt Review
Updated: It's time for an update, I hereby present Ecom Hunt Review 2.0, as it's been 6 months since I wrote my original review, and the app/platform was still quite young then, I thought I would take another look at EcomHunt and see what had changed, if anything.
And boy, things have changed.
One of the many difficulties when it comes to DropShipping is trying to find hot products or the latest trend that could potentially make you extra money, without having to go searching for it.
One of those services is the main alternative to DropShip Spy (you can read it's review here), called EcomHunt and I am here to review it!
I will also take you through what Ecom Hunt offers, and how they operate, basically showing you the back-end and some of their features.
So here you go, the Ecom Hunt Review, the new improved version.
What is EcomHunt?
In their own words, they are;
a curation of the best new products, everyday.
Which is quite a bold statement to give people!
At the core of their business, they are a sourcing and marketing company.
They find hot products that are selling online, through watching large social media accounts, or finding products that are trending on AliExpress and then providing those on 'fire goodies' to DropShippers.
So, What are The Best New Products?
This is one of the large attractions for companies like Ecom Hunt, they are products that they see as doing really well at this moment in time, and could potentially earn your money.
The newest products are given to their paying members, with them being opened up to their free members after a few days. Giving their paying members a bit of an advantage (more on that later)
For each product found on EcomHunt you are given;
- Product Images
- Product Description
- Import Straight to Shopify Option (New!)
- RRP, Profits, Costs & Margins
- Saturation Inspector
- Social Media Engagement
- Links to stores, AliExpress listing, Videos & Adverts
- Facebook advert ideas and current adverts
- Targeting & Audience ideas
- Buyers Reviews
- 1 - 1 Expert Consultation (via Messenger)
As you can see, you get quite a lot of data about products and it can massively help if you are completely new, or stuck for ideas.
Right, lets look at each part in a bit more detail.
Product Images & Description
Pretty much as it says on the tin to be honest.
You are given a number of different product images (not just the standard one) so that you can use them for your product listing, or even within your advert if you so choose.
You are then also giving a standard product description, that again you can use within adverts or as your store description.
Import To Shopify
A new one for me, this didn't exist when I first did this review, so I was quite excited about this when I found it.
This feature allows you to directly pick up the product from AliExpress, a bit like Oberlo does within Shopify.
Simply add your store URL to the box, sign in and get started on the import.
Pretty simple and easy to be honest and saves a bit of time having to either go to AliExpress and grab it, or finding the product ID and importing it through Oberlo.
Costs & Analytics
The next few all sit together really, and they provide you with the data you need to decide if this is the product you want in your store.
The profit and costs, do exactly as they say. They find the average selling price, or recommended selling price for the item, they then find the cost (from one of the suppliers they provide) and then give you the profit margin for it.
Obviously, this does not take into account any costs associated with advertising, but at least it gives you a baseline to work with.
If you know you are profiting at least $16 from an item, then you have $1 - $10 per customer acquisition to spend (if you still want some profit and sales). EcomHunt does give you a rough estimate on the CPA, so again you can at least aim for those numbers.
Lastly, a few more bits of data for you to use.
Mainly where the product is from, how many current orders, the number of reviews and the average rating for it. If it has low orders, or really low reviews, then it might be worth skipping!
You are also given the current engagement on Facebook as well, though this is a little more handy for the Facebook adverts section, as you can use this together with ads to see how yours is performing (has it gone viral or not)
The saturation graph is another new addition to Ecom Hunt, and it gives you a quick, easy to view stat on how many other stores are currently selling that product, though I don't know if that means Ecom Hunt member stores, or everyone using AliExpress (I would assume the first).
Do You want to start finding hot products?
If Ecom Hunt sounds like the app for you, you can get started with a free account below!
Psst, you can get access to a special price if you use the link below (if you go for a pro membership)
A small, but still useful section.
The Links box will give you links to suppliers and Facebook adverts, as well as advert videos.
If there are multiple suppliers, it will also provide you with a number of different supplier links.
Facebook Ads Information
This section provides you with information about Facebook ads that are already running. This includes links to stores with Facebook ads, the video that stores are using (sometimes a few videos) as as well as some advertisement information (ad copy, catchy titles etc)
This section is brilliant if you are completely out of ideas for ad copy, or you don't have a video at hand!
Much like other platforms, Ecom Hunt provides you with advertisement & targeting ideas.
They provide you with quite broad targeting ideas, usually a country, an age range and a rough idea about what interests to target, or the audience who may react well to your advert.
It's massively useful as a guide, especially if you are not used too using Facebook adverts.
Product Copy Ideas & Link To Videos
EcomHunt does try to provide you with some meaningful product copy to add to your site.
This is helpful because a lot of the copy you get from manufacturers etc makes very little sense.
So having some plain English text can be really helpful.
The last thing you get given on the product page is one or two examples of Facebook videos that look to be doing well.
Again, as with the advert targeting, this is let down slightly, as you need to find your own way of downloading this video, if you want to use it.
Some having apps such as FBVideoDownload or similar is crucial to be able to use them.
I would reconmend trying to create your own ones, for originality.
Finally, after all that you AliExpress Reviews from real buyers. As with DropShip Spy, for me, this was not quite as useful, as I didn't need to download the reviews and upload them to Shopify. I took that stress out by using an app called AliReviews. You just add the link and they do the rest, magic.
What else do they offer?
This is where I believe EcomHunt really starts to shine, the extras and extensions that you get from being part of the Ecom Hunt club.
This little ingenious Chrome Extension, is a life saver. It lets you find, use and analysis real competitors Facebook adverts, providing you with traffic amounts, how longs its been running, what countries have hit that ad and a few more useful bits of data!
The plugin is free, but I believe it requires you to have an active EcomHunt account.
Must Have Shopify Apps
As you might have guessed, the person running EcomHunt is a bit of a geek, possibly even a mad scientist! Whoever it is, they like to create apps and extensions.
One of the sections allows you to find and install extensions for your Shopify store. Now, if you are using Themes such as EcomTurbo, then you don't really need these plugins. But if you are just running standard themes, or one of the others that you might find on our Top 5 Shopify Themes, then there is a chance you would be interested.
I believe that Hopify was actually created by the same guy, and I have to admit I do like using it on one of my stores, so it's worth checking that one out at least!
Webinars and Training
One thing that I think gets overlooked with a lot of these services, is how little their potential users might know.
As such, having a training section filled with tutorials and webinars to help is brilliant.
Now the majority of them are locked for Pro Members only, but people sell similar courses or webinars for a few hundred $/£ so getting it as part of your membership on top of the rest, pretty good deal.
Ecom Hunt University
Another new addition to the Ecom Hunt portfolio, was the Ecom Hunt University.
The training is free to sign up too, and provides you with videos and information on how to build a DropShipping business.
It does also teaches you a little about how to use ecom funnels (You can grab a pre built funnel in anticipation if you want from here --> Ecom Funnel)
What does this all cost?
Ecom Hunt offer 2 levels of membership (currently).
The free membership allows you to see older products with VERY limited data. You can then choose 2 products each day to unlock more information (profits, analytics and engagement)
To access the full range of data and tutorials, you will need to have the pro account.
You can see more information about the pricing by clicking the button below.
get the latest deal
If you want to take advantage of the above deal, sign up with the link below and once you have signed up you will be shown the special price!
saving you $9 a month!
I'm not sure how long this will last though!
As with all the posts on this site, I like to keep a balanced view. As such, I do feel there are some downsides to such services as EcomHunt, as well as their competitors like DropShip Spy.
But, they are minimal.
My main 'problem' with EcomHunt is I feel that the information that you are given, is some what lacking at times. The advertisement and targeting ideas only provides you with basic age ranges or interests, and you could probably work that out yourself.
Also, as I have said before with the DropShip Spy review, you could do this research yourself if you had the time, and the patience. But who seriously has that these days.
My final small problem, is that a lot of the products found are quite generic,, or don't look to be huge winners, I have used the site for a while, and I have only found or used a handful of the products that they have offered, but I ran very specific niches and I found that finding my own winning product was much better. I did manage to cover my membership cost, and then some, so not all bad!
So, there you have it the EcomHunt review and feature walk-through, enjoy! If you are looking for another tool to help you find winning products, and winning suppliers, check out our Salehoo review or check out the DropShip Spy review to see what their competitors are up too!
- Number of products available
- The amount of data available
- Facebook Ad Hunter
- Increasing Number Of Tools & Training
- Great for new DropShippers
- You do see trademarked products being recommended
- Targeting is somewhat limited
- The free membership is limited (but free)
James started The Online Student as a typical blog telling people about his struggles and woes with DropShipping, Amazon FBA and even Affiliate marketing. He then decided that blogging about it all would give people the skills, knowledge and apps to get up and running (while making a little extra on the side). After a few months he realised it was quite lucrative and decided to work his ass off making it a bit more than just a hobby!