- Avg. revenue /month$42
- Avg. sessions /month468
- Avg. profit /month$1
Why this business was started
I have always loved the retro pinup niche. Starting out as Pink Bow Vintage, Pink Bow City sold vintage clothing & accessories online in 2009. Pink Bow Vintage evolved to Pink Bow City in 2012, featuring clothing from designers all over the world. In 2013 Pink Bow City moved to Los Angeles, California and launched an international print magazine featuring well-known pinup models such as Sabina Kelly, Masuimi Max, Kristen Leanne, Doe Deere, Mosh, and Micheline Pitt just to name a few. Pink Bow City has now relocated to the east coast. The magazine is not currently being published and our last issue was in 2017. It's ready for someone to take it to the next level whether it be ecommerce or continue on with the blog, which I am not interested in at the moment.
The reason of selling this business
I am not able to put the time into the business right now.
What's involved in running this business
There are no staff involved, just myself. Right now I am on the $29.00 month shopify plan and there are no products currently listed for sale so there is no advertising going on, however as soon as you source and list products in this very popular niche, you can start advertising on Facebook and Instagram. With 30,000 followers and the digital magazines we have already put out, this is a great start for any business.
SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY: No business outside of Shopify and only serious buyers.
Want to work with some of the top pin-up models and photographers in the business? Well here is a once in a lifetime opportunity, Pink Bow City is for sale and I am looking for someone who wants to continue on the brand and the website! We are a Retro/Pin-up brand and magazine. Some of the pin-up models that have graced the cover of our magazine include: Playboy Cover Model - Gia Genevieve, Sabina Kelly, Masuimi Max, Kristen Leanne, Doe Deere (owner of Lime Crime makeup), Micheline Pitt, Mosh (as seen in Pink's Blow Me One Last Kiss, Nick 13's, Smashing Pumpkins music videos ) and many more. Some of the photographers we have worked with include: Tatiana Gerusova (photographer for Jennifer Lopez, Camila Cabello, Mosh, and more) Vestige Photography and many more. We are a well-established brand and have been in the business for over 7 years. I have been inactive on the site for the last couple of years and I am looking to sell due to a family illness as I do not have the time to put into the business. This would be the perfect platform to sell clothing, retro-vintage items or continue on with the magazine or turn it into a blog, everything is already set up and ready to go with a huge fan base and with the right advertising and products the potential is limitless!
Why should someone buy this store?
Amazing following on social media! You will receive close to 30,000 followers on our social media pages which include, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest. We also have another almost 500 followers on issuu.com and a mailing list of close to 2000. Over 2000 professional pin-up photography, most with signed model releases. The custom designed Shopify website and all rights, assets, URL & brand. You can sell your own clothing, makeup, or other products on the site, or continue the magazine, or turn it into a blog. Its a women's lifestyle brand. At one point it was generating 20k in ecommerce rev just from the organic following alone and has ad potential if you decide to continue with the magazine as well. We have over 1,000,000 impressions and over 30,000 reads of our magazine on issuu.com. Pink Bow City was offered a publishing deal and had thousands in ad revenue when it was active. This brand is very established, well designed, and can give any company a running start! #pinkbowcity
How can the future owner improve the business?
Advertise, source products and keep promoting the business to build up the fanbase. With close to 30,000 followers this is a great start to any business!
What work have you put into the store?
Extensive social media, blogging, branding, and design. We have had over 1,000,000 impressions and over 30,000 reads on our digital magazines on issuu.com alone. The brand was so popular when it was active from 2014-2017 that someone even got a tattoo of the logo! #pinkbowcity
Traffic and Performance
- Avg. revenue /month$42Verified
- Avg. sessions /month468Verified
- Avg. profit /month$1
- Profit Margin1%
- Avg. sales /month1
- Shopify plan
Physical inventoryNot Included
Logo and branding assetsAll Pink Bow City logos and graphics to be transferred over through dropbox.
Personal support after saleI can be available for a few weeks to help you adjust to running the business and I will be available for any questions you have regarding the transition.
Product photosOver 2000 professional pin-up/retro model photos, most with signed model releases on file, to be transferred over through dropbox.
How to grow this business
Continue building the brand, building up the followers. Source products in this highly profitable retro/vintage niche and advertise.
Skills to have
This is a custom designed website on the shopify platform, so knowledge of some coding is required.
Our features for a secure experience
- Verified revenue and traffic
- Secure messaging platform
- Escrow payment system
- Dedicated migration team
Why use Exchange?
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Verified listing data
The revenue and traffic data that you see on each listing is pulled directly from its Shopify account. This means that the data has been verified. Exchange reviews and monitors listings for thorough and accurate information.
Secure messaging platform
You will be able to communicate with sellers via a secure messaging platform. After you log in and request information from a listing, sellers are notified and have the ability to respond. When you are ready, you can make an offer.
Encrypted payment capture
Exchange and Escrow.com have partnered together to provide you with safe transactions that have bank encryption, making sure that payment is securely captured. Escrow.com ensures that its users pass verification checks before transactions can proceed.
Take time to inspect the business
Once you submit payment to Escrow.com and the payment has been secured, the funds are held until you confirm that all assets received are as negotiated. You can use the inspection period to ask the seller any extra questions about the business.
Safe store transfer
When the transaction is finalized, the dedicated migration team at Exchange will begin the process of making you the new owner of the store. Buyers and sellers will be notified via an email from the Exchange team once store transfers have been completed.
Post-purchase 24/7 Shopify support
Once you log into your Shopify account for the first time and choose a subscription plan, Shopify Support Gurus are available 24/7 to help you with the settings of the store.