eCom Success Academy Review – is eCom Success Academy a Scam?

By | February 15, 2017

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So, I’ve recently heard about eCom Success Academy by a guy named Adrian Morrison which seems pretty cool.

I looked around and it shocked me that the price was $2495 for the course. This got me asking the same question as you – is eCom Success Academy a Scam?

I’m here to share with you what I know, but do note that I didn’t buy the program ( too expensive for me ) but I will give you my honest opinion on it since I’m not related to them in any way.

Firstly, who is Adrian Morrison?

Apparently this guy is some pro at facebook ads and marketing. I’ve seen some of his videos and this guy seems to know his stuff.

You guys can check him out yourself if you feel like it, you can try his youtube videos or his facebook page.

What is eCom Success Academy?

eCom Success Academy is a course that teaches you about starting your own e-commerce store or website, hence the name.

You will be finding products using Aliexpress and selling them on your Shopify store.

Of course it doesn’t just stop here, you will be taught about how to use facebook ads to promote your store or products.

What do you get at eCom Success Academy?

The main focus of course is the training.

After digging around there seems to be more than 130 training videos for you which covers :

  • Shopify
  • Sourcing your products
  • Facebook ads
  • Email marketing
  • Building your team
  • Project management
  • Long term exit plan

I do believe the training here is in depth. His videos on Youtube are like 3 hours long. Just imagine if these videos are too ( I believe so since some of the videos I’ve watched seems to be other people posting his stuff for free ), that means you’re getting over 130 videos that are 3 hours each.

That’s a lot of info here!

Not only that he seems to give live seminars.

How do you make money with eCom Success Academy?

The quick answer is through setting up your shopify store right? But what’s the more detailed answer?

In truth, there are a lot of things that you have to consider when trying to make money with this method ( this is called drop shipping by the way ).

Firstly, when setting up your shopify store, you need to decide what you’re going to sell. You don’t just put whatever you like.

People like Adrian would do extensive research on popular items on the market right now and those are the stuff he’ll be trying to sell. The usual way that people do it is to have a list of potential items and narrow it down from there.

Once you’ve got a product that you’re happy with, it is time to start your ad campaign.

The important thing to note here is that using ads won’t magically get you sales. You need to know how to target your ads so that it drives high quality targeted traffic to your store, meaning it will send people that are really interested in what you’re selling to your store.

This is you would have to do a lot of testing until you find the perfect combination of ads and products or whatever, which will cost you some money.

What you want to see is a profit from selling your products that can cover the cost of your facebook ads, this way you can keep running your ads or scale them.

The Pros

The course is good and covers a lot of aspects.

If you’ve noticed the course structure, things like shopify or sourcing products are more like the beginning stages of your business.

Building a team or project management is more likely to be for you when your business grows bigger.

My point here is that the training seems to be suited for beginners and will take you all the way to the top. It will cover literally everything you need to know from setting up your store to customer service.

Chances are if you’re looking for courses like these you’d be a beginner anyway. It’s good that the training will suit beginners and teaches you step by step on how to reach success.

Also, eCom Success Academy seems to be acknowledged by Shopify ( Shopify is pretty popular and trusted ) which is a good sign.

The Cons

The obvious thing that I don’t like is the price. At $2495 it might be too costly for most of us out there am I right?

Also, this isn’t the end of it, you would need to spend more money on testing out your ads to find a profitable ad campaign to make money.

Another thing is that the videos are really long. This may be good or bad depending on how you see it.

If you’ve got some experience with e-commerce you might even get bored.

Do note that you can’t seem to get a refund on this, which means you should think REALLY hard before buying it.

Is eCom Success Academy worth your money?

This is probably the most important question to be answered.

By now you can probably tell, eCom Success Academy is not a scam. However whether or not you should fork out that $2495 is a different story.

Now, if you want to start an e-commerce business I’d say go for it. As far as I’m concerned the training material is good and you will see results if you follow it and if you put in some work hard.

Also, just like any other system or program out there, this isn’t a get rich quick scheme. Even going through the videos will probably take awhile.

On the other hand, if you’re looking to make money online ( as in you don’t really care how you do it as long as it’s legal ), I would suggest you check out Wealthy Affiliate which is another training program for a different method to earn money, at a much cheaper price.

Final thoughts

If you’re unsure of whether or not you should buy this course, I suggest you go on Youtube and search for eCom Success Academy.

There are tons of videos there with Adrian Morrison. I have no idea where they come from but they will give you some insight to what you’ll be getting.

Who knows after you’ve watched some of it you might just be able to come to a decision.

Also, do read up on drop-shipping. There are a lot of free material online and they can serve as a good starting point for you to know more about this method of making money.

I do hope that my review ( something like that ) managed to help you in some way.

If you have any suggestions feel free to leave a comment below,


9 thoughts on “eCom Success Academy Review – is eCom Success Academy a Scam?

  1. Crystal Doc

    Hey there,

    Thanks for your honest review.
    I like that there is a lot of information to help me build an eCommerce business but I just do not have so much money to invest in a learning program, especially seeing that there are up-sells after paying so much money.
    I think Wealthy Affiliate is a much better choice for me. at $49 per month with such a huge earning potential, this is more fitting for my budget.
    Thanks again for the and the suggestion

    1. Lucas Post author

      I believe most people starting out would want a cheaper program which is why I suggested Wealthy Affiliate haha. Although, ecommerce is a great way to make money online as well, it just costs more to get started.

  2. John

    Drop shipping is a huge business online the idea of this training is a good one but it is tool costly for an average people that have less to spend.

    The cost may be a signal that the training is a quality one, but if you don’t have money what can one do? My question is this I needed something great like this. Do you have an alternative to ecommerce success academy?

    Great job


    1. Lucas Post author

      Hey John I completely understand your concern. To be honest I don’t think your average person could afford to just blow $2500 on an online training course.

      I do have a great program for you called Wealthy Affiliate, it is much cheaper and the training is of excellent quality.

      Sadly it isn’t about drop shipping or e-commerce. Instead they teach you about Search Engine Optimization and free traffic methods, building your website, affiliate marketing, etc …

      It is definitely cheaper to start which is why I recommend it.

  3. Weston

    Great review of eCom Success Academy! I’ve never heard of this before. The price to join is very shocking. I wouldn’t pay that even if I did have that kind of change just lying around.

    I’m sure the training is great, but is it really worth over $2,000? I don’t think so. Plus, if each video is 3 hours or longer, who has time for that? Most of the people that are looking for opportunities like this are looking because they don’t have enough money or time.

    At least eCom Success Academy isn’t a scam and is recognized by Shopify. But I still don’t agree with the price that Adrian has set for joining.

    I appreciate your honest review.


  4. Stefan

    Hey man,

    thank you for your honest review. I would really love to join ESA but I am not quite sure is this is still possible. I have checked on their official website: but is says that the course is closed – could you let me know if it is still possible to join?

    1. Lucas Post author

      Hi Stefan, I’m glad my review helped you out. To andwer your question, I believe their website is instead, but I’m not entirely sure. Bear in mind this time around ESA was re-opened ( my review was done in the time of the previous one ). What this also means is that there is a possibility of it re-opening in the future as well incase you miss out on this one.

    2. Sabine

      Hello lucas,
      I am enrolled in esa but for me it was a mistake. Unfortunately I can’t get a refund and would like to sell my memebership at a reduced price. Could you forward me Stefan’s email address? That would be awesome… Thank you…

      1. Jason J Johnson

        Mistake? how… the reviews are so mixed on


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