- Avg. revenue /month$9,660
- Avg. sessions /month4,867
- Avg. profit /month$1,500
- Inventory value$8,000
Why this business was started
I began my business in 2008 when the economy was not doing well, and I wanted to help out a little with our money. My business has done extremely well, and has been stable, even when the economy has not been at its best. I love to design and create new products, and found that I had a talent for this, and my customers loved my products.
The reason of selling this business
The main reason that I would like to sell my business is that I would like to spend more time with my children. I homeschool my kids, besides running my business and taking care of my home, and would just like to have a little more time. It is still going great, but I want to become a stay at home mom.
What's involved in running this business
Depending on how you choose to run this business, will decide on how it is run. I have a registered trademark for my brand, and my website is established with a large customer base. We have an extremely high return customer rate.
Options for a new owner running this are: Run it similar to what I do, by designing items, taking photos, and listing new items. I have several people sew the items for me and also do the shipping, so you would need to find people to accomplish this. I have found that it is not hard to find people to work. Speed must be considered when having people work for you, since they must produce the items quickly. I have the people who do the work for me, working as subcontractors, and I give them a 1099 at the end of the year. I personally only do the designing, photos, and listings, and making all the decisions.
The other option is to used my established business name and website with my customer list and get items that are already made and list them. I have a very large email list, many Facebook followers and also Pinterest followers.
Traffic and Performance
- Avg. revenue /month$9,660Verified
- Avg. sessions /month4,867Verified
- Avg. profit /month$1,500
- Inventory value$8,000
- Profit Margin17%
- Avg. sales /month159
- Shopify plan
- Inventory warehouse
- Constant contact (email), and shopify apps
- Google adwords
- Lightroom (photo editing)
Logo and branding assetsI have a registered trademark of PC Dog®. Upon purchase, I will have to transfer ownership of this trademark to the new owner. Trademarks must also be renewed every 10 years by the new owner. Any photos that we currently use for any advertisements, product images, and banner images, can be used by the new owners.
Personal support after saleI will be happy to answer questions and give technical support for up to 45 days after the sale and transfer of ownership. I will answer questions about how to make our items using our patterns, how to design new items, how to take photos and also how to list new items. I will also let you know who we use for suppliers of fabrics and other items that we use to create our items. I can give recommendations on how to get items done in a timely manner, and best methods for shipping. If you are choosing to just use our brand name and website, but sell items that are already made, I can give insight to types of products that sell well, and how to list them.
Product photosWe will transfer any product photos to the new owner by whichever method they desire. The easiest way to transfer our product photos would be by USB portable drive (thumb drive).
How to grow this business
This business could easily grow with more social involvement online, and also more paid marketing. I do very little with that aspect currently, so it is much an untapped option for growth.
Skills to have
If you decide to run this business the same way that I have, you should know how to design new items using the patterns that I have created, taking photos and listing the items, or hiring people who know how to do those things. This business could also be changed to carrying more pre-made inventory, purchased from suppliers. Shopify makes it easy to do the computer end of the work, so mostly anyone can do that.
Our features for a secure experience
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- Secure messaging platform
- Escrow payment system
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