All prices in USD
  • Avg. revenue /month
    $58
  • Avg. sessions /month194
  • Avg. profit /month
    $58

Business Story

Why this business was started

We believe in the educative power of wooden toys and their longevity. They are pretty, easy to clean and safe for children. There's definitely a demand for safe, sustainable and educative fun. They are not just great and durable, they are also special for children: they bring a special feeling and excite all their senses due to the toys’ unique surface feel. The naturalness of wooden toys promotes creativity and child development. Not only are they fun to play with, they also can be used for learning and education purposes. Our toys are manufactured for high quality and sometimes they have a natural finish while other times they are lovingly painted – but always pedagogically valuable and safe.

Wooden toys are unique, wood is a living material, with its own particularity, knots, defaults, color, structure, which makes every single toy a unique object, there is not one toy that looks alike! They also tend to have naturally occurring antibacterial properties, bacterias don’t tend to multiply or live long on dry natural wood.

The reason of selling this business

There is great potential and an existing demand but this requires time for promotion and prospection. Unfortunately we don't have time to take care of it as we should.

What's involved in running this business

Communication, ordering from suppliers and managing stocks.

Quality wooden toys at a fair price with a unique design coming from Germany. Toys have been designed in collaboration with teachers and parents. People with higher income have high conversion rate.

This business was founded: about 3 years ago
Time to run this business: approximately 8 hours per week

Description

General description

Funny Monkeys Toys COLLECTIONS BLOG ABOUT US LOG IN SEARCH CART About Our Toys Mar 31, 2019

ECO-FRIENDLY AND SUSTAINABLE WOODEN TOYS . . .

Every day, approximately 8 million pieces of plastic pollution find their way into our oceans. Every day, the chemicals and endocrine disruptors into plastic make their way to our bodies and have a significant impact on our health. ~ We believe that children are the future. We seek to raise awareness of plastic pollution and health issues due to plastic in our lives and from a very young age. We want to bring solutions and better products for all families and their little ones. ~ Replace plastic toys with safe and healthy wooden toys. We believe it is all about choices. Quit plastic and help the world become a better place. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A few facts about our toys : All hardwood (but soft touch!) Sourced from sustainably managed forests in Europe High-quality wood Water-based & Saliva-proof paint Vegan & Organic Natural & Safe Plastic Free & Chemical free Environmentally friendly products Sustainable Easy to clean & durable Eco-friendly approach to replace plastic toys Reusable & can be donated Ethical toys Montessori friendly Educational Bring either a motor skill or an educational skill, depending on the age Non-gendered Independently certified Recycled &Plastic-free package Can be sent as a gift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A few other facts about our toys : The Funny Monkeys toys are made in hardwood only. They are not just great and durable, they are also special for children: they bring a special feeling and excite all their senses due to the toys’ unique surface feel. The naturalness of wooden toys promotes creativity and child development. Not only are they fun to play with, they also can be used for learning and education purposes. Our toys are manufactured for high quality and sometimes they have a natural finish while other times they are lovingly painted – but always pedagogically valuable and safe.

Wooden toys are unique, wood is a living material, with its own particularity, knots, defaults, color, structure, which makes every single toy a unique object, there is not one toy that looks alike! They also tend to have naturally occurring antibacterial properties, bacterias don’t tend to multiply or live long on dry natural wood.

In addition to the high quality of our toys, the environment is also a central concern for us during the manufacturing process: the durability and the reusability of the toys guarantee a good “eco-balance”. We exclusively use wood from sustainable sources. During the selection of our materials, we pay attention to high quality, and as a renewable and long-lasting raw material, wood is for us the material best suited for toys. We only use lacquers and paints which are manufactured free of solvents and exclusively water-based. Naturally, we also completely abstain from using any harmful chemical softeners or emollients and we strive to use environmentally friendly packaging.

The product team on location in Germany pays special attention to child-friendly and pedagogically sensible shapes, colors and functions during the design of our products. And because safety is just as important, their TÜV-inspected staff specialized in toy safety works every day towards ensuring and further improving the safety of our products. In addition, all the products are put through all the paces by specialized experts and independent inspection institutions in order to not only guarantee the safety and quality of our products but also to verify and prove it.

The Small Foot quality is now well-established in Europe, it guarantees the high quality and safety of our products and we are very proud to be the first and unique brand in North America labeled Small Foot!

We are working according to those guiding principles and that’s how our assortment of wooden toys will offer you everything that children love and everything that trains and promotes motor skills and abilities – whether for infants or for older children.

Toy Safety ~ Worry-Free Products

Grasping, listening, seeing and feeling – these are the most important tasks in a baby’s first months. Toys are played with intensely, touched, placed in the mouth or cuddled with. Therefore, quality and proven safety are a top priority for us, particularly with baby toys.

The fact that our certified baby products are inspected by the German TÜV and therefore meet the highest safety standards is important for us in order to show proof that our products are child-friendly and free of harmful materials. Products with the “TÜV Rheinland Certified” seal are inspected from independent quality experts above and beyond the legal requirements. With this certification, we wish to guarantee the highest possible level of safety.

Our products are put through the paces three times during the development process:

all our toys meet the strict European safety standards according to the Norm EN 71. There is a unique declaration of conformity for each product. the tests from our partner in Germany go a step further: if a product doesn’t meet our standards of child-friendly function and safety, it doesn’t enter our assortment! beyond that, our toys are inspected by an independent external testing institute.

Environment ~ Sustainability

Wood is a raw material and a natural renewable resource. As such, it is also limited in supply and this is why our top priority was to go through a partner able to get that wood from sustainable sources. We expect and demand proof of sustainable wood acquisition processes from our partners and suppliers in Germany. Since 2017, they are FSC®-certified - (Sustainable Forest Management). The wood materials used for our products come from farmed forests or plantations which are regularly and independently inspected and certified according to the strict international guidelines of the Forest Steward Council (FSC®).

We promote not only fair cooperation with the environment but also campaigns for the traditions and human rights that go hand-in-hand with the responsible use of forests. We exclusively offer solvent-free paints and glazes products that are safe and worry-free.

We believe that we should leave our children and future generations a world worth living.

We also reduce our climate-relevant CO2 “footprint” by using recycled paper and the “GoGreen” CO2-neutral shipping of the Deutsche Post.

Fair Working Environment

Our German product team is an active member of the ICTI Care Committed Brands PLUS program. The International Council of Toy Industries promotes ethical and safe working processes during the production of toys. All members are committed to fair and lawful conduct with resources, employees and processes. Our products are certified according to the strictest criteria of the ICTI codex. ICTI has created a code of conduct for vendors (Code of Business Practice) that must be followed and we support their engagement.

Orientation Assistance and Product Warnings

The toys for children under 3 years old are to be used as described in our product description and should be used under the supervision of an adult. Also, this information can be found on the notice on all Funny Monkeys packaging.

Safe and worry-free toys, Easy to Clean

Our environmentally friendly products are made from high-quality wood. Water-based and saliva-proof paint make this toy easy to clean, durable, safe and non-toxic. To clean our toys, simply use a humid cotton rag - cloth or make a solution with water and vinegar, which is a 100% organic and non-harmful / non-toxic for the children.

~ Quit plastic for the Earth and for your children. We hope you’ll enjoy our funny world in the most sustainable and safest way. Time to play now

Why should someone buy this store?

Great potential on the wooden toy segment + high demand on Montessori equipments

How can the future owner improve the business?

SEO+SEM Work in partnership with schools and daycares

What work have you put into the store?

A lot, built everything from A to Z, a lot of ads and design. 320+ Page Likes on Facebook

Traffic and Performance

  • Avg. revenue /month
    $58
    Verified
  • Avg. sessions /month194Verified
  • Avg. profit /month
    $58
  • Profit Margin40%
  • Avg. sales /month9
Other details about profit: Physical sales are working well too
Total revenue
  • $2,195
  • Revenue data comes directly from Shopify and cannot be edited by the seller
    Total traffic
  • 7,390Visits
  • Traffic data comes directly from Shopify and cannot be edited by the seller

    Expenses

    • Shopify plan
      $40
      /month
    • Domain
      $20
      /year

    Sale Includes

    • Physical inventory

      Not Included
    • Logo and branding assets

      Logos, fonts, stamps
    • Personal support after sale

      Not Included
    • Domain

    • Product photos

      Online high res pictures
    • Social media

      Total followers400subscribers
    • Suppliers

      Exclusivity in Canada
    • Mailing List

      90subscribers
    AG
    Aurelien G.Current store owner
    Traveler, entrepreneur, dreamer, I love to try new things but I often don't have enough time to take great care of them. That is why I am selling my website even if it has high potential! Hope to find somebody to develop the segment!

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