- Avg. revenue /month$1,366
- Avg. sessions /month1,925
- Avg. profit /month$300
- Inventory value$16,500
Why this business was started
We actually acquired this business locally because we wanted to start working towards developing a portfolio of businesses to operate and eventually become self-sufficient entrepreneurs. It's a fantastic business with over 750MM organic web searches on Google alone per month during the busy planting season. There is a ton of potential and the margins are typically no less than 30% and up to 90%.
The reason of selling this business
Our other businesses are commanding more of our time and attention which isn't allowing us to focus on Hometown Seeds as much as we would like. The business continues to operate and provides repeat, organic and advertised traffic to our website while maintaining profitability. We are investing in some other opportunities too and we cannot do them all, unfortunately.
What's involved in running this business
You will order bulk seeds from seed suppliers across the country, repackage into Hometown Seeds packaging and resell the smaller quantities of seeds via the Shopify website and Amazon. We also sell via fulfilled by Amazon, so there are times you will have to create bulk shipments to the Amazon fulfillment centers to ensure there is adequate inventory. We are always adding new and different products to expand the portfolio and would highly recommend continuing to do that. Fulfilling orders via Shopify is very easy to navigate and because of the Shopify relationship with the US Postal Service you can purchase and print labels right from home.
Traffic and Performance
- Avg. revenue /month$1,366Verified
- Avg. sessions /month1,925Verified
- Avg. profit /month$300
- Inventory value$16,500
- Profit Margin60%
- Avg. sales /month200
- Shopify plan
- Inventory warehouse
- Facebook and Google
Logo and branding assetsAll of the logos, branding and assets will be transferred with this sale. The assets include all inventory, a printer for the packing slips, label printer, seed packaging materials and storage bins for all of the seeds both bulk and packaged.
Personal support after saleWe will provide support and training for the duration of one month after the sale is completed. This will include training on managing the Shopify website, filling orders, proper packaging of materials, Amazon set-up and advertising.
Product photosMost of the product photos are saved to the Shopify back end, but there are additional product photos we have downloaded that can be transferred via Dropbox or via a USB drive.
How to grow this business
We have done extensive advertising via Google, Facebook, Instagram and also post on Pinterest to drive people to our website. Continuous advertising is essential. We recently did a complete revamp on the website to make it more intuitive and user-friendly along with updating the look and feel of the site. It's truly a professional website.
Skills to have
This business is very simple to operate and manage. Basic computer knowledge is necessary to navigate Shopify and Amazon websites along with the ability to make minor changes to the website like pricing, adding or removing pictures, etc. All of these are easy to do.
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.