All prices in USD
$9,999
  • Avg. revenue /month
    $8,717
  • Avg. sessions /month50,113
  • Avg. profit /month
    $7,500

Business Story

Why this business was started

I decide to start the business because I loved taking on a task that could save the earth for a very little price. Replacing plastic is something I did personally and to replace an everyday item like straws is something that can change the world and empower myself as an entrepreneur.

The reason of selling this business

I have decided to sell because I cannot commit to the time needed to reaching out on social media and our abundant email list. I thought I would but I can't. I am currently working on an online newsletter that I would like to grow and it needs all of my attention. Shopify values this business at $66,000. This a complete steal for the next owner.

What's involved in running this business

Filling orders from the distributor and maintaining contact with customers and the distributor.

To fulfill orders I simply send my supplier a CSV file through Skype. I would provide you with my suppliers contact. He has a very quick turnaround time, even for the biggest of orders.

You do not have to ever ship or touch an item unless you choose to. I would reach out to influencers because that will help drive the business.

This business was founded: 11 months ago
Time to run this business: approximately 4 hours per week

Traffic and Performance

  • Avg. revenue /month
    $8,717
    Verified
  • Avg. sessions /month50,113Verified
  • Avg. profit /month
    $7,500
  • Profit Margin70%
  • Avg. sales /month1,521
Other details about profit: You will have to pay the distributor about 25% of the profit and you can offer an affiliate whatever you would like to sell the product and make money for themselves. You are not required to use the affiliate but you can if you would like. Even after offering an affiliate a cut and paying shipping you are still keeping 50% of what you are charging without ever touching an item.
Total revenue
  • $95,890
  • Revenue data comes directly from Shopify and cannot be edited by the seller
    Total traffic
  • 551,246Visits
  • Traffic data comes directly from Shopify and cannot be edited by the seller

    Expenses

    • Shopify plan
      $29
      /month
    • Domain
      $12
      /year

    Sale Includes

    • Physical inventory

      Not Included
    • Logo and branding assets

      I will transfer to the Shopify store, email contact list, all social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) and photos. I will also offer phone support to the next owner and will walk them through any question they have. I will offer this support through the completion of the sale and through the first two weeks of transfer.
    • Personal support after sale

      I will offer over the phone, email and text support to the next owner and will walk them through any question they have. I will offer unfettered support through the completion of the sale and through the first two weeks after transfer. If myself and the new owner feel they need more support beyond that I will definitely offer more support. You will be able to contact me during normal business hours and until bedtime (about 11pm) because I work at home. I want the next owner to pick up right where I left off and do even better!
    • Domain

    • Product photos

      I will transfer all product photos and all social media photos. I will also show the new owner how to use photos and media to capture their audience. I have tested what works and doesn't work on Instagram and I know what can get a lot of likes that can lead to sales. I have all the templates set up to drive our messaging.
    • Social media

      Total followers1,500subscribers
    • Suppliers

    • Mailing List

      10,000subscribers

    Seller‘s Advice

    How to grow this business

    I believe this business has a very high ceiling in terms of where it can go. For instance, there is only one product I sell in the store, that is straws. If you focused on diversifying into other environmentally friendly products and\or bought products from the same supplier...you could really double and triple the revenue. Also focus on return customers. Right now our returning customer rate isn't high at all.

    Focus on the email list. I have sent out 1 mass email but you can do way more by offering discount and other products with a cut of the profits for the an affiliate who can help sell products. The email list is over 10,000 customers.

    Another huge opportunity is using social media platforms to advertise. We've made almost all of our sales through our Instagram. I'm not a Twitter person but if you are that's even more revenue.

    Also I started the Facebook page but I haven't really engaged with it. I'm an Instagram person so I stick to what I know.

    I would also use pinterest to drive customers. I learned that alot of people use pinterest which I didn't know before this.

    Skills to have

    The specific skills you will need is to know how to make an Excel file from orders which Shopify makes very easy in their store. I will definitely walk you through that. Also have a basic level of using social media. You don't have to be an expert, you just have to know how to reply and post pics. I have setup all three accounts so you won't have to do that. I will also walk you through the social media aspect. After this experience I have learned how to ship orders and reach out to billions of users on social media.

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    Ola A.Current store owner
    I'm a serial entrepreneur who loves to start and grow businesses. I am currently working on an online newsletter that I would like to grow and it needs all of my attention.

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