All prices in USD
$9,500
  • Avg. revenue /month
    $760
  • Avg. sessions /month1,290
  • Avg. profit /month
    $1

Business Story

Why this business was started

While I was working as employee in aviation for already 20 years, I started to think about making money with an own business in the e-commerce category. The reason for e-commerce was the simple way to start it (no big invests and no long-term education required before startup). So I informed myself in the internet and found the dropshipping as best solution for me. It seemed like a serious and safe way to earn money because you sell products to your customers which you don't have to buy before, and the customers pay for it when placing their order. Simple and serious. When the COVID crisis started in Europe, it made me to decide to start the business seriously to safe my future by creating additional income with a business which would increase because of the crisis and which was increasing the years before already. So there was already a boom to shop online, and by the COVID rules which made the people to stay at home, the boom was going on. I informed me a lot about dropshipping and did a coaching for 6 months to guarantee my success.

The reason of selling this business

Since aviation was starting up again, I couldn't spend as much time as required for my business anymore. I had to work in my employee-position again and my budget was too low to continue the business. If there are products which have a good marketing-performance, you need enough budget for keep the thing running (ads-campaigns, purchase products, time-delayed receiving cash from customer payments). So I couldn't continue to run the business anymore. Additional personal troubles with Facebook made me to quit the business. But there are a lot of satisfied customers with a high level of trust to my brand ORDER24SEVEN in the niche "Pets" and there is also a product which is a big winner every year again, so it would make sense to continue with the brand. Of course it would make sense to find some other winning products to make the business more constant. There are some more products in the shop which are ordered via an upsell or by returning customers of course.

What's involved in running this business

At the time I sourced out the fulfillment to an Chinese agent, before I used a fulfillment-service (full automatic by an app). Invoices are created and sent to the customers automatically by an app. Accounting and communication and reporting to the authorities are sourced out to a tax consultant which can download the exports from that app. So the things I have to do myself in daily intervalls are: customer support by answering issues via e-mail, checking the performance of the ads-campaigns by analyzing the KPI's, reacting accordingly and creating new campaigns and new ads-tactiques, communication with agent, research for new products, payment of invoices and collecting of invoices and accounting-relevant documents. Every month those documents have to be forwarded to tax consultant. That takes me at about 4-5 hours per day. If there is a new product there is additional work like creating the website and the ads incl. editing pictures and videos. Possible jobs to source out: customer-support, creating videos for the ads, research for new products

This business was founded: over 1 year ago
Time to run this business: approximately 30 hours per week

Traffic and Performance

  • Avg. revenue /month
    $760
    Verified
  • Avg. sessions /month1,290Verified
  • Avg. profit /month
    $1
  • Profit Margin1%
  • Avg. sales /month21
Other details about profit: Because of bad luck and misunderstandings at the beginning there have been serious troubles with Facebook during startup which caused several months of stopped advertising. So the orders, the revenue and the profit was produced in approximately 8 months only. Between those profitable months there were periods of no income. That made the budget for keeping the business running very low. But when advertising was active, the sales were really good for the little budget for advertising! Because of the my low available budget there was no way for increasing the revenue or the orders/day. The ads-campaigns were kept on the minimum daily budget of 50$/day for each campaign or product. Also the invoices for product-purchases had to be kept on a low level because of the low available budget. By the availability of a higher budget the revenue and the orders/day could be increased to 10x for sure!
Total revenue
  • $15,962
  • Revenue data comes directly from Shopify and cannot be edited by the seller
    Total traffic
  • 27,104Visits
  • Traffic data comes directly from Shopify and cannot be edited by the seller

    Expenses

    • Shopify plan
      $29
      /month
    • Domain
      $108
      /year
    • Vitals shop features app, Billomat invoice app, DSERS fulfillment app, Tracktor shipment tracking app, Trackipal synchronization app, GDPR Legal Cookie, Theme Scientist A/B Testing app, Reconvert and Upsell Cross-Sell app, Klaviyo E-Mail Marketing app
      $117
      /month
    • Facebook platforms
      $3,500
      /month
    • Video-editing software
      $1
      /month
    • Purchase of goods, tax consultant, taxes
      $1,500
      /month

    Sale Includes

    • Physical inventory

      Not Included
    • Logo and branding assets

      Logo-files (including transparent logo for videos) in different sizes as png-files, theme of homepage as png-file: can be transferred via Google-Drive link or on a usb-stick which sent to buyer's adress, however the buyer likes to do it. Google-Drive seems to be the simplest way.
    • Personal support after sale

      Support for setting up or change pages, importing new products, managing orders and fulfillment, explanation of used and installed apps, coaching about customers in the niche, instructing about customer support issues, answering of questions by buyer: Startup light: up to 10 Zoom meetings 1hr/meeting (included in price) Startup exclusive: up to 10 Zoom meetings (1hr/meeting) + first 30 days on request max. 1 meeting/day (1hr/meeting) - Basic Price +1000$
    • Domain

    • Product photos

      product images as png-files, all images which are published on the product-pages and if requested even some more which were not used finally: transfer via Google-Drive link or on usb-stick sent to buyer's adress, however the buyer requests it.
    • Social media

      Not Included
    • Suppliers

      Name, adress and contact from supplier and introducing new business owner to supplier Supplier is an dropshipping agent in China. The agent has access to the orders and fulfills automatically. Conversation with agent via WhatsApp.
    • Mailing List

      246subscribers

    Seller‘s Advice

    How to grow this business

    Researching for and adding new and trendy products is the best way to grow the store. Additional it is required to register a Facebook Business-Manager and an Instagram Business-Account for running Ads-Campaigns.

    Skills to have

    Marketing strategies and Facebook Ads skills are required, image- and video-editing skills are nice to have and help to save money and also time (waiting time).

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    JW
    Johannes W.Current store owner
    I am 45 years old and I am coming from and living in Austria. I was working as aircraft maintenance technician in aviation industry for over 20 years, which is still my primary job, unfortunately. Since the early days of the COVID crisis I started my e-commerce business. I was interested already before in e-commerce and other online income-sources. Finally the COVID crisis made me starting the dropshipping business. During the coaching, when setting up my shop and testing the first products via Facebook Ads I started to love the business!

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