All prices in USD
  • Avg. revenue /month
    $1,375
  • Avg. sessions /month1,774
  • Avg. profit /month
    $300
  • Inventory value
    $16,500

Business Story

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.

This business was founded: over 2 years ago
Time to run this business: approximately 10 hours per week

Traffic and Performance

  • Avg. revenue /month
    $1,375
    Verified
  • Avg. sessions /month1,774Verified
  • Avg. profit /month
    $300
  • Inventory value
    $16,500
  • Profit Margin60%
  • Avg. sales /month200
Other details about profit: The profit is slightly skewed due the constant reinvestment we have made. Also, the Shopify numbers shown do not include all of the fulfilled by Amazon sales. On average, we are selling about $3,300 per month on Amazon.
Total revenue
  • $41,237
  • Revenue data comes directly from Shopify and cannot be edited by the seller
    Total traffic
  • 53,234Visits
  • Traffic data comes directly from Shopify and cannot be edited by the seller

    Expenses

    • Shopify plan
      $29
      /month
    • Inventory warehouse
      $1
      /month
    • Domain
      $19
      /year
    • Mailchimp
      $50
      /month
    • Facebook and Google
      $50
      /month

    Sale Includes

    • Physical inventory

    • Logo and branding assets

      All 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 sale

      We 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.
    • Domain

    • Product photos

      Most 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.
    • Social media

      Total followers1,500subscribers
    • Suppliers

      Not Included
    • Mailing List

      3,334subscribers

    Seller‘s Advice

    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.

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    JM
    Jason M.Current store owner
    Hometown Seeds sells premium garden, flower, herb, sprouting and microgreen seeds via our website and on Amazon. We are constantly adding new products and ship all over the United States and Canada. Our seeds are all Non-GMO and we also offer a selection of organic seeds. The typical margins on garden seeds are quite attractive. This is a perfect business for anyone!

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