- Avg. revenue /month$20,228
- Avg. sessions /month15,601
- Avg. profit /month$7,000
- Inventory value$9,000
Why this business was started
There's a strong need for high-performance masks. People are confused by the various types of masks available. We want to help people to understand the difference between high-quality medical-grade masks and run-of-the-mill and ultimately giving our customers the best protection possible.
The reason of selling this business
I have a number of other e-commerce ventures that I need to spend more time on. This store could be significantly more profitable with more attention, in particular with an expansion to eBay/Amazon (or in conjunction with existing eBay/Amazon presence if you already have one)
What's involved in running this business
Marketing is the key and the rest are super easy. Keep exploring and growing marketing channels will help sustain and grow profitability. At the current revenue level, the cost of customer service by a VA should be no more than $100 a month. With just about 10 unique SKUs, fulfillment is handled by a 3p FC in LA.
Traffic and Performance
- Avg. revenue /month$20,228Verified
- Avg. sessions /month15,601Verified
- Avg. profit /month$7,000
- Inventory value$9,000
- Profit Margin32%
- Avg. sales /month250
- Shopify plan
- Inventory warehouse
- various shopify apps
- Various advertising channels (not FB or Google)
Logo and branding assetseverything in google drive
Personal support after sale2 months of consulting/advisory services - up to 2 hours a week. We have a 15 day return policy but returns are extremely rare. We will take care of any refund/dispute from sales prior to the shop transfer. Whatever I can do to help.
Product photoseverything in google drive
Social mediaNot Included
SuppliersWe will make introductions. Good reliable low cost suppliers (primarily just two)
How to grow this business
Despite the recent reduction in covid cases, we have maintained a healthy revenue level with improved profit (lower product cost and minimal advertising spend) in the last couple months (April/May).
The overall mask market is a mess. There's a long term business opportunity in educating consumers and providing consumers with high quality, well tested medical grade masks to consumers and businesses. SeattlePPE, with it's solid reputation and thousands of mask loving loyal customers, provides a great jump off point for the long term expansion.
With a 30%+ net margin and a small number of marketing partners, as a standalone site, there's potential for growth in many areas:
- Expanding marketing partnership/channels. Continue to identify efficient marketing venues.
- Build a social media presence and leverage influencers. We have not invested in this area at all so far.
- Test pricing strategy. We have not significantly adjusted our pricing during the past several months while the cost of many of our products has declined. Testing lower price points may bring volume growth and lead to higher overall profit.
- Expand online chat and telephone order channels. We believe there is an underserved older customer base that would feel more comfortable placing orders via phone. We do currently have a phone number for customer service but we have not advertised it as a channel for placing orders.
- We believe fulfillment cost can be reduced from the current ~$10 (fulfillment center fee/packaging plus shipping cost) to ~$6. We have been mostly using the more expensive priority mail. This would increase the margin by 4-5%.
There are many other opportunities if the business is part of a wholesale healthcare product business or in conjunction with an Amazon/eBay presence. This site has generated many wholesale / government contract leads in the past several months.
Please note that the business has been fully operating only since October, while the Shopify store was registered in May 2020 (the domain was registered in August). All the businesses mentioned in this offering were conducted since October of 2020. However, due to Shopify’s requirement of calculating the average over the entire period from registration, the revenue, cost, and profit were averaged started in May despite no business was conducted prior to October 2020. (e.g. actual profit > $10k/month since October)
Skills to have
Knowing something about marketing would be helpful. The real key to success is your confidence, interest, and dedication to the long term of the US mask market.
Our features for a secure experience
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- Secure messaging platform
- Escrow payment system
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