- Avg. revenue /month$1,014
- Avg. sessions /month1,575
- Avg. profit /month$500
- Inventory value$7,000
Why this business was started
I began this business in late 2016 with the aim of using it to fund my adventures across Europe. Not only was it a great motivator/excuse to get outdoors, camping, fishing and hiking. It's been a great way to learn more about Shopify, the camping and hiking industry and all the bits and pieces that go with it. I've really enjoyed the product testing across England, Wales and Holland. We did start to have a decent level of success with a few consecutive high volume months (July 2018 transacted over £4700 before returns) but due to other responsibilities we haven't been able to focus on the store as much as I'd like.
The reason of selling this business
I've now relocated to Australia. The business is still generating traffic and sales, but I'm looking to start new ventures in the right timezone for me to manage customer enquiries. I have other business ventures making more money for less effort and will focus on those. My business partner is not interested in taking up the slack so... Now we're offering up the business for a more suitable owner.
What's involved in running this business
I've been pretty lazy since relocating but typically, I have the app on my phone and email on my phone/tablet/laptop. In busy periods we may take 3-4 orders a day which require 5 minutes of picking/packing/fulfilling per order. Otherwise, I place occasional bulk orders to suppliers dependent on stock levels. When we were first getting the business moving I was writing a blog article reviewing products every month or so, emails were sent out at roughly the same intervals. We store our stock on site and have all of our supplier SKUs hosted in Shopify so placing an order with the supplier is as simple as exporting a product sheet from Shopify - highlighting which items we'd like in however large a quantity and forwarding it to our supplier. Now that we've established exactly which products to sell the next owner of the business is in a position to spend a lot more on the "right products" knowing to a fairly high level of confidence that they'll sell.
Our technology stack looks like:
Shopify Mailchimp Consistent Cart Justuno - free version HotJar - free version Google Analytics (full REGEX checkout funnel included) - free version Searchanise [REDACTED] - free version YOTPO - free version
Traffic and Performance
- Avg. revenue /month$1,014Verified
- Avg. sessions /month1,575Verified
- Avg. profit /month$500
- Inventory value$7,000
- Profit Margin40%
- Avg. sales /month15
- Shopify plan
- Mailchimp, Consistent Cart, Back in Stock
- FB Ads
- Use Canva
Logo and branding assetsAll product photography, branding/logos and price sheets are hosted in a Google Drive - happy to transfer however is most comfortable. Social media content will be transferred to the new owner as part of the transfer of ownership of those accounts (Facebook/Instagram).
Personal support after saleHappy to provide email and chat support post transfer to help enable the new owner/s.
Product photosNot Included
How to grow this business
Creating additional content - hands on engagement with the camping and hiking community to build trust and authority Facebook Ads Writing a more active blog Sourcing new products and alternate brands Google Shopping
Skills to have
Just be proactive!
Customers will ask the occasional question/piece of advice, orders will get lost - the quicker and more active you are in responding, the more repeat purchases you'll see from them and their friends.
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.