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$5,000USD
  • Avg. Revenue /month
    $429USD
  • Avg. Sessions /month904
  • Avg. Profit /month
    $2,500USD
  • Inventory value
    $2,000USD
Description

General description

LITKIT is a subscription box service designed for lit nerds, writers, and book lovers of all kinds. Each month, we design and deliver a surprise box of experimental or independently published literature, alongside interesting writing prompts and devices. Each box is carefully curated to spark creativity, with included items selected to represent a unique theme or concept.

Why should someone buy this store?

We originally launched on Kickstarter, with approximately $25,000 in orders not reflected here. The project was then suspended while we went through a transition in ownership, and left dormant for more than a year, while collecting data. In that time, we received more than $28,000 in preorder commitments with absolutely zero advertising or social media interaction. For the last 8 months, we've been honing our offerings by experimenting with a small but loyal focus group. Interest is solely generated through unsolicited reviews and word of mouth - so with the current set-up, demographic knowledge, and expressed interest, this business will be immediately profitable upon launch, with very little advertising, effort, or budget invested.

How can the future owner improve the business?

Just advertise, and maintain even a small social media presence. Our followers are interested in literary endeavors and writing prompts, and will be incredibly active and engaged with very minimal effort. The business was also designed to scale, and a new owner could easily enlist with a fulfillment company once they reach the level of 500 subscribers (which is incredibly reasonable). Our future plans also included a 1-to-1 model, in which subscribers would sponsor a charitable donation with each 12-month subscription (for instance, one box of school supplies donated per 12-month order). Our research implies that our demographic would respond positively to this kind of arrangement.

What work have you put into the store?

Concept, development, and branding were all backed by extensive research and have been refined post-launch to meet the needs and interests of our demographic. The stage is set for someone who would love to run it full-time. This was a fun project for me, but I travel too much to really do it justice.
Time to run this business: approximately 4 hours per week
Traffic and Performance
  • Avg. Revenue /month
    $429USD
  • Avg. Sessions /month904
  • Avg. Profit /month
    $2,500USD
  • Inventory value
    $2,000USD
  • Profit Margin50%
  • Avg. Sales /month25
Traffic and Revenue data comes directly from Shopify and can not be edited by the seller.
Total revenue
$14,589USD
Total traffic
30,748Sessions
Expenses
  • Shopify plan
    $39USD
    /month
  • Inventory warehouse
    $100USD
    /month
  • Domain
    $8.33USD
    /month
Sale Includes
  • Physical inventory

    Not Included

  • Logo and branding assets

  • Social media accounts

  • Personal support after sale

    Not Included

  • Domain

  • Product photos

Social Media

Social followers550subscribers