All prices in USD
  • Avg. revenue /month
    $12,355
  • Avg. sessions /month7,383
  • Avg. profit /month
    $2,000
  • Inventory value
    $6,300

Business Story

Why this business was started

We started this business to be a ministry to the Christian community by offering products at extremely competitive prices.

The reason of selling this business

We have two businesses and this one simply doesn't get the attention it should as we have decided to focus on the other business. With the right focus and attention, it has a tremendous amount of potential.

What's involved in running this business

Orders are either dropshipped or shipped from our location. It's about 60% drop and 40% from our location. We handle all customer service, marketing, fulfillment and the like Plus, we also handle all website development as well.

This business was founded: about 4 years ago
Time to run this business: approximately 30 hours per week

Description

General description

We sell Christian books, bibles, and Christian religious items such as pillows, mugs, and more. Established since 2009 and on Shopify since early 2018, the company has steadily grown since 2018. Over 100% growth from 2018 to 2019 and the most recent year was up 21% year-over-year.

We have two businesses and this one just isn't getting the attention it needs and deserves. Someone with marketing skills could continue the growth at a higher clip.

Why should someone buy this store?

The market for Christian product is still very strong. Plus, buyers are becoming more and more sensitive to wanting to support small Christian stores such as this one. In three years, we have had over 18,000 unique customers purchase and we have barely hit the market.

How can the future owner improve the business?

The store needs daily attention from someone who can focus on marketing. It is set up for success, but needs someone who is well versed in online marketing concepts.

What work have you put into the store?

We developed all of the graphics for the company logo, coded all the automated scripts that update inventory every hour as well as scripts to bulk update pricing, descriptions, and anything else that is needed. Created social media advertising accounts. Created Google and Microsoft Analytics accounts and follow SEO with SEMrush.

Traffic and Performance

  • Avg. revenue /month
    $12,355
    Verified
  • Avg. sessions /month7,383Verified
  • Avg. profit /month
    $2,000
  • Inventory value
    $6,300
  • Profit Margin7%
  • Avg. sales /month390
Other details about profit: Profit margins can be increased by targeting specific publishers and specific items with a focus on SEO. We have proven that on a number of items where it would increase margins by at least five to seven points making overall profit margins closer to 12.6% to 14.6%.
Total revenue
  • $617,748
  • Revenue data comes directly from Shopify and cannot be edited by the seller
    Total traffic
  • 369,165Visits
  • Traffic data comes directly from Shopify and cannot be edited by the seller

    Expenses

    • Shopify plan
      $99
      /month
    • Inventory warehouse
      $0
      /month
    • Domain
      $20
      /year
    • Various subscriptions
      $433
      /month
    • Facebook/Google/Bing
      $400
      /month
    • Toll Free Number, Office Supplies, eBay fees, Amazon fees, etc
      $250
      /month

    Sale Includes

    • Physical inventory

    • Logo and branding assets

      Vector files of logo and all images related to marketing of the site.
    • Personal support after sale

      We are willing to provide remote business operations support for up to two weeks after the sale has completed. This does not include coding or development support.
    • Domain

    • Product photos

      Product photos are freely available from the publisher, but they will be included (where available) in the sale as they are currently attached to products.
    • Social media

      Total followers796subscribers
    • Suppliers

      Suppliers will require you to have your own accounts. Most only require general financial information. We have a list of the suppliers with contacts and we can provide an introduction. As approved accounts fall into the responsibility of the vendor, we cannot ensure that any or all vendors will approve an account with a new buyer.
    • Mailing List

      2,160subscribers

    Seller‘s Advice

    How to grow this business

    We currently operate two businesses and are unable to focus on this one. It has quite a bit of potential especially if a new owner focused on social media, product specific SEO, and email marketing.

    Skills to have

    No major skills are needed other than general business experience and a desire to work hard to grow the company.

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    Jeff M.Current store owner
    Our store sells Christian books, bibles, and religious merchandise such as pillows, tumblers, and more. It is a well established company that rebranded in 2018 and has seen continued growth year over year. From 2018 to 2019, sales increased 107% and from 2019 to 2020, sales increased 21% year over year. Through a strategic partnership, we offer 30,000 products with the option of adding approximately 40,000 more items that would compliment existing products. Plus, we have direct accounts as well.

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