- Avg. revenue /month$6,395
- Avg. sessions /month2,156
- Avg. profit /month$1,444
Why this business was started
We have a passion for the start, truly entrepreneurial at heart. We were ready to start something that offered scalability, provided true financial & personal freedom, and required low overhead & start-up costs. Knowing that online stores/e-commerce is the future of retail, we saw and took the opportunity to dive right in. We were proven right almost instantly as sales started to pour in. The fact that we love our products and customers is just icing on the already delicious cake! One more thing, our store has been profitable since day one. It helps tremendously if you want to scale up.
The reason of selling this business
We love our business, but have decided to sell it due to time constraints from our other ventures. We feel that we have taken the business to great heights, but now the store requires a new individual or team to take it to the next level. The potential this store has is incredible - high profit percentages and high demand. We are ready to pass the torch on to the best candidate(s) that will take our proven success and build on it from here.
What's involved in running this business
- Fulfilling incoming sales orders from your store.
- Customer support (some calls and emails asking about products and sales).
- Product updates (pricing, availability, etc...)
- Marketing (Adwords, Facebook, Instagram, Pintrest, etc...)
Traffic and Performance
- Avg. revenue /month$6,395Verified
- Avg. sessions /month2,156Verified
- Avg. profit /month$1,444
- Profit Margin9%
- Avg. sales /month11
- Shopify plan
- Shopify App
- Google Ads/Facebook
Physical inventoryNot Included
Logo and branding assetsAll brand assets will be transferred through Dropbox share.
Personal support after saleWe will provide all necessary support after sale for the next 45 days and on all orders that are not fulfilled until they are delivered to a customer. We will cover product importing and management, google ads and social media overview, apps installed, custom HTML for theme template. We will make all the introductions of vendors. Count on us doing everything required to ease the transition of ownership.
Product photosAll brand assets will be transferred through Dropbox share.
SuppliersWe represent 17 different brands with 10 suppliers.
How to grow this business
There are many challenges with growing any business. Here are a few strategies that we have identified to take the store to the next level. First, adding additional suppliers and products is important to grow the store. Second is to follow trends in the industry and see what the next successful products are, especially for the hot market of electric fireplaces. Next, we need to make sure the suppliers can scale with us. With COVID-19 hitting every industry hard, some of the suppliers can take over 4 weeks to manufacture and ship the products. Another planned strategy is to optimize and invest more in Google Ads. We have recently done this, and we already saw significant revenue jump. Additionally, be aware of PayPal and other payment methods. We use the most common payment methods; however, PayPal can hold your money while a dispute is in process. That is the money you do not have to move your store forward. Also, PayPal is known to freeze the funds for many stores until they were able to verify that the increased activity was genuine, and not someone running an elaborate scam. This can stall the growth potential as you require the funds to reinvest in marketing and social exposure. Cash flow is most important to stay afloat. You will need to grow your team, whether it is help with order tracking and management to marketing and social media growth. Start planning now. Expand video advertising on all social media and other platforms. Video advertising works all the way through the funnels. Campaign budget optimization changes everything. In case you have not heard the news, Facebook is about to make some big changes to their advertising platform. Facebook is bringing in Campaign Budget Optimization (CBO). In other words, when you create advertising campaigns on Facebook, all your different audiences and ads will be intelligently optimized to give the most budget to the ads and audiences that are performing the best.
Skills to have
Running an online store is relatively simple, but comes with some complexities. The most difficult task is really understanding the customer and their changing needs. Customer service is key here - be open to your audiences' needs. You can do so by giving them avenues to reach you, or making sure all their questions have answers on the product page already - we found lots of success here! This brought fewer requirements for engagement and more sales.
As for the technical skills, the only recommendation there is that anyone interested in running an online store should understand three things:
- How to use Shopify. This is most important, as you will do all your customization on Shopify's platform.
- We recommend you familiarize yourself with is both Google AdWords and Analytics. They are great (and required) tools today to really have success online. AND note that we will also provide an overview of our successful Google AdWords strategy as part of the sale.
- Lastly, we recommend a strong social presence and growing your social credibility. Social media is a must, and a great opportunity for reaching a broader audience.
(One more thing - an optional skill that could make some aspects of running an online store easier is knowledge of HTML and CSS. Sometimes you must get your hands dirty and do some coding to create a feature that is either expensive as an app or does not exist.)
Our features for a secure experience
- Verified revenue and traffic
- Secure messaging platform
- Escrow payment system
- Dedicated migration team
Why use Exchange?
Exchange is the largest and fastest-growing marketplace for Shopify e-commerce stores
Verified listing data
The revenue and traffic data that you see on each listing is pulled directly from its Shopify account. This means that the data has been verified. Exchange reviews and monitors listings for thorough and accurate information.
Secure messaging platform
You will be able to communicate with sellers via a secure messaging platform. After you log in and request information from a listing, sellers are notified and have the ability to respond. When you are ready, you can make an offer.
Encrypted payment capture
Exchange and Escrow.com have partnered together to provide you with safe transactions that have bank encryption, making sure that payment is securely captured. Escrow.com ensures that its users pass verification checks before transactions can proceed.
Take time to inspect the business
Once you submit payment to Escrow.com and the payment has been secured, the funds are held until you confirm that all assets received are as negotiated. You can use the inspection period to ask the seller any extra questions about the business.
Safe store transfer
When the transaction is finalized, the dedicated migration team at Exchange will begin the process of making you the new owner of the store. Buyers and sellers will be notified via an email from the Exchange team once store transfers have been completed.
Post-purchase 24/7 Shopify support
Once you log into your Shopify account for the first time and choose a subscription plan, Shopify Support Gurus are available 24/7 to help you with the settings of the store.