- Avg. revenue /month$9,796
- Avg. sessions /month5,499
- Avg. profit /month$1,800
Why this business was started
I have always had an interest in building houses and shelters, and wanted to sell high ticket items. I created a brand called Grizzly Shelter to focus on carports, garages, greenhouses, gazebos, sheds and other garden accessories. I am an authorized dealer with ShelterLogic (largest shelter company in the world) and Palram (leading polycarbonate greenhouse, gazebo, carport supplier), two of the largest and most reputable shelter suppliers. The home and garden category is very lucrative, given that home-owners want to invest in their property and protect their assets. Being home-owners, they haven a high average income. Protecting their vehicles, RVs and boats with a carport or garage is a priority. There are also many related products that can be sold, such as hot-tubs, trampolines, gardening supplies, power tools and more.
The reason of selling this business
I have other businesses that I am focusing on in the software area. I am working on Shopify apps, since that is my background as a programmer. I also want to sell this business since it is doing well and growing, and so the buyer will get some good value. High ticket items are less work than low ticket items, so I think this should be of appeal.
What's involved in running this business
Marketing is mostly on Google Shopping and Adwords. I do some Facebook and Instagram advertising also. Fulfilling orders is very quick and easy, especially with fewer high ticket items vs low cost/high volume consumer items.
Traffic and Performance
- Avg. revenue /month$9,796Verified
- Avg. sessions /month5,499Verified
- Avg. profit /month$1,800
- Profit Margin15%
- Avg. sales /month9
- Shopify plan
- Shopify apps
- Google Shopping/Adwords/Facebook
Physical inventoryNot Included
Logo and branding assetsGrizzlyShelter.ca and GrizzlyShelter.com Shopify sites with all assets, domains included.
Personal support after saleI'd offer 30 days or 10 hours of support to the new buyer. I can share my dealer contacts, and experience on what sells best and where I think opportunities are.
Product photosNot Included
How to grow this business
I would focus on expanding the product line to other high ticket items such as trampolines, hot tubs, lawn and garden tools. I would focus more on testing Facebook, which I only did a small amount of. Also, I really did not leverage Instragram to grow followers. ShelterLogic has a large commercial line of shelters and greenhouses with very high profit margins and potential. And a huge opportunity would be to focus on the US market using GrizzlyShelter.com which is all setup, with a dozen or so sales.
Skills to have
Really customer service is important, and providing good promotions via e-mail and social networks. I think Pinterest is an opportunity as well as Instagram, neither of which I am an expert in.
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.