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Why this business was started

I decided to start this business to make some income apart from my regular job. The idea would have been to transition from working a full time job to operating this store as a full time home business. Being able to work from home allows more time with family and friends and no need to spend time commuting from home to work each day.

The reason of selling this business

I have decided to sell this business because I believe someone else will be able to make a success of it better than me. In the end I was unable to dedicate the time to get it fully functioning because of my work commitments.

What's involved in running this business

It is a fairly simple business to operate. All it takes is a few hours per week to promote some of the products on Facebook, for example, then when someone places and order you fulfil it and so on. There is no shortage of training online available for beginners, so as long as you have some spare time to dedicate to it you can be successful.

This business was founded: over 2 years ago
Time to run this business: approximately 4 hours per week

Description

General description

This e-commerce business was created a just over a year ago. It also has a custom theme rather than a standard one. It is a collection of personal products for women and men such as jewelry, sunglasses, handbags, manbags, watches, swimwear, and shapewear for women. These product lines can easily be changed, varied, and or expanded. The store is set up as a drop shipping store using Oberlo to source the products. A wide variety of products available for dropshipping purchase have been imported into the store. These can easily be added to or deleted as required to suit your needs. The main suppliers are in China from the Alibaba/Aliexpress platform. The majority of the products listed get delivered by e-packet which is the most efficient way to go. No physical inventory is held, though there is no reason to stop you from doing this if you desire. This business would suit someone seeking a shopify store that is already set up. All it needs is an enthusiastic person with a little marketing knowledge to make it successful. The main reason I am selling is because I haven't had time to dedicate to it to get the marketing working. The [REDACTED] domain will be included in the sale of this shopify store. Some of the apps used in this shopify store include Aftership, Free Shipping by Hextom, InCartUpsell by Awesome Software, Oberlo and Kit. These are all included with the store and can be kept or deleted as desired.

Why should someone buy this store?

The reason you should buy this store is to unlock the potential of the business and get a head start in doing so.

How can the future owner improve the business?

The future owner can improve this business by marketing the site and products to get multitudes of visitors and buyers.

What work have you put into the store?

All the work I did in the early days of this store was setting it up, getting an improved custom theme and importing a variety of products for women and men.

Expenses

  • Shopify plan
    $29
    /month
  • Domain
    $20
    /year
  • Facebook
    $200
    /month

Sale Includes

  • Physical inventory

    Not available for starter stores
  • Logo and branding assets

    Not Included
  • Personal support after sale

    Not Included
  • Domain

  • Product photos

    Not Included
  • Social media

    Not Included
  • Suppliers

    Not available for starter stores
  • Mailing List

    Not Included

Seller‘s Advice

How to grow this business

With a little effort and some time spent this can become a very profitable store. Shopify and Oberlo provide excellent training videos and blogs to help you learn how to make a successful online store.

Skills to have

Basic computer skills are the main requirements. It would be beneficial to learn how to run Facebook ads. There is heaps of training available online so that is readily available.

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