All prices in USD
$202,010
  • Avg. revenue /month
    $7,660
  • Avg. sessions /month5,565
  • Avg. profit /month
    $2,500
  • Inventory value
    $77,010

Business Story

Why this business was started

I have a strong love for organic & sustainable fashion that helps our children, the planet and the everyone who is part of the sustainable fashion production. I took great care and time sourcing beautiful organic clothes for my boys, while still living in Germany. After our return to Australia in 2014, people would comment on a daily basis about my children's clothes and would always ask me where I got them from. After a year I decided to take the step and import these brands from Europe. In September 2015 Elves in the Wardrobe launched. Unfortunately, besides my passion for organic clothes, I didn't know much about Ecommerce businesses and it was a very slow growing curve. Also, the ecommerce platform I launched my business from wasn't very sophisticated. In 2016, I changed platforms again to wordpress and worked with different SEO companies to improve traffic and visibility. Sadly wordpress wasn't working very well and in July 2017 Elves in the Wardrobe changed to Shopify and traffic + sales immediately doubled within the first months. At the same time I opened a local shop in Bellingen and was able to steadily grow the business and range. After the severity and damage of the fires in our local area in 2019, I decided to close the local shop. The local shop closed it's doors in March 2019, at the same time as the corona lock down was announced. Since then Elves in the Wardrobe's online presence, traffic and sales have grown.

The reason of selling this business

Sadly, due to some personal health issues I recently developed. I feel that I won't be able to give Elves in the Wardrobe the energy, time and attention required to take this business to the next level, which is very heartbreaking.

What's involved in running this business

Processing, packing orders, updating products, loading up products. Customer request, emails. Customer care. Placing stock pre-orders and restocks. Newsletter writing, Social Media Promotion via Instagram and Facebook. Google my business updates. Currently I have a freelance SEO specialist and a local website support, who are helping me with growing traffic and online presence.

This business was founded: almost 4 years ago
Time to run this business: approximately 30 hours per week

Traffic and Performance

  • Avg. revenue /month
    $7,660
    Verified
  • Avg. sessions /month5,565Verified
  • Avg. profit /month
    $2,500
  • Inventory value
    $77,010
  • Profit Margin26%
  • Avg. sales /month135
Other details about profit: The last years I have mainly focused on building up my business and range, therefore most of Gross Sales were put back into the business and reinvested into stock. Therefore the overall profit margin is lower but will increase, once the range has been refined.
Total revenue
  • $352,371
  • Revenue data comes directly from Shopify and cannot be edited by the seller
    Total traffic
  • 255,992Visits
  • Traffic data comes directly from Shopify and cannot be edited by the seller

    Expenses

    • Shopify plan
      $29
      /month
    • Inventory warehouse
      $0
      /month
    • Domain
      $75
      /year
    • Bulk Discount, Gift Reggie, Gift Wrap Plus, Judge Me Product Reviews
      $27
      /month
    • 1. Website, including Hosting, SEO work $480.67 / 2. Mailchimp $63.31 / 3. Payment Fees, including Shopify Credit Card/ Afterpay/ PayPal $366.59 / 4.Import Taxes $873.58/ 5. Shipping $1076.48/ 6. Insurance $55.63/ 7. Packaging and Wrapping $167.55
      $3,083
      /month

    Sale Includes

    • Physical inventory

    • Logo and branding assets

      All logo images, Social Media Accounts (Instagram/Facebook/Pinterest), Mailchimp Content & Account, All Photos, Images up to Transfer Date. Details of transfer can be discussed to the buyers needs and requirements.
    • Personal support after sale

      I will train and assist the new owner for the first month in all areas required.
    • Domain

    • Product photos

      All current product photos are already up on Shopify
    • Social media

      Total followers14,071subscribers
    • Suppliers

      All current supplier contacts, B2B details, ordering process will be supplied and I will inform every supplier about the transfer in ownership and create the connection. All refunds and chargebacks that are related to orders placed before the takeover by the new owner, will be settled by me.
    • Mailing List

      3,703subscribers

    Seller‘s Advice

    How to grow this business

    There is a growing demand for organic & sustainable baby & children clothes as well as reusable nappies. For the next 5 years I would focus more on European/American labels as they are in high demand here in Australia. 1. Refining/Thinning out the range to the most popular brands 2. Expanding in the field of reusable/organic nappies, woolen clothes & linen 3. Focus on a good basic range that is always restockable, including socks, underwear, everyday shirts and shorts and nappies. 4. Well made good quality organic sustainable European Toys are really sought after. Expand on that, especially during festive seasons and summer months.

    Skills to have

    Basic social media and internet skills.

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    Verena B.Current store owner
    My background is German and I have 2 boys. I have a strong passion for organic & ethical fashion and it's great to see the growing interest in organic & sustainable fashion for babies, kids & adults worldwide. Since Sept 2015 I went through 2 ecommerce platforms before moving to Shopify. Ever since then (July 2018) my online sales started to take off, while I also had a local shop in Bellingen, which helped me to grow my range & business. Last year in March the local shop closed due to the fires & Corona. Since then I am only selling online.

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