Why this business was startedSee the full site at https://bellaandstitch.com/ I saw an opportunity to dropship products from EliExpress straight from the makers in China to the end user, exactly like the successful Wish.com (who is RAKING in the $$$), EXCEPT that the items are photographed well in the USA, with a video of every product and transparency about the process. I also vetted the products, after buying many samples I only offered for sale the items which were cute & quality enough for a fashionable woman in the USA to use. There is a HUGE market who wants a ring for $4.99 or a cute top for $8.99 and does not mind waiting 10-30 days for shipping, all prices are set with a $1 profit margin for Dropshipping straight from the seller to customer. There is no business quite like this dropshipping cheap from China but where each item is checked already for quality (since half the products are not good!) and where a video allows you to clearly see what you are getting! There is a plugin called Oberlo that allows you to link up directly with the sellers in China. They are on AliExpress.com. When a customer orders from you, you need to manually (this might be able to be automated?) place the order from the seller, they ship straight to your customer, you make the extra $ profit margin that you added into the sale price. Right now every item is set up with a $1 profit above any product or shipping costs as of the cost when I set up the products. PS Our Pinterest gets 191k monthly views!
The reason of selling this businessI finished setting up the business with all the products ready to go, photos, videos and imported reviews from AliExpress. I already have a successful mobile app publishing company and didn't have time. I honestly love to build a business but when it comes to driving traffic or sales, I don't have experience. I only tried 2-3 quick facebook adds and dropped the project after being too busy on other things! 90% of items listed for sale have a physical sample that is included for you in the sale, all are in size small / medium (best for models). The Physical inventory includes the original clothing and jewelry items as photographed on the models. You will be dropshipping and not need these items necessarily, but you could ship these samples of each item to customers to save $ instead of dropshipping. Or you could use them for future photography, social media imagery, give them to influencers in exchange for publicity, etc.
What's involved in running this businessYou will need to find a way to get customers! The pricing, photos and trustability factor of the website are awesome. You need to spread the word. Wish.com is an example that this business model is extremely successful. You could easily add a few dollars to the price of each item. This business has not been active since I finished getting products set up around June 2018.
Logo and branding assets
There is a logo, and many custom professional photos of the products on models. These are street style photography used in the site banners and imagery, all professionally done.
Social media accounts
Personal support after sale
I will answer your questions and help as much as I can (I am a UX Designer and do not code) for 6 months.
In addition each product has multiple angle photos AND a video. All assets will be shared via Google Drive.
How to grow this businessOnline marketing is the next step. -Pinterest marketing since we already have 190k monthly views and the marketing is cheaper than FB -Give free items to social influencers and get influencers to post the products! -Research what Wish.com is doing and do similar techniques to drive sales.
Skills to haveMarketing or great Social Media skills would be awesome. I am only asking $999 for all the assets, idea and set up products. I spent a great deal more in hiring professional models from an agency for the photography and purchasing all the products, domain fee, etc.
Jennifer C.Running this business for 7 months
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