All prices in USD
  • Avg. revenue /month
    $622
  • Avg. sessions /month374
  • Avg. profit /month
    $200
  • Inventory value
    $1,500

Business Story

Why this business was started

The market for reusable items to replace single-use plastic is significant. After witnessing first-hand the trash problem that can arise in an area without routine collection, we decided we could make a difference. There are small steps that people have awaken to in order to reduce our single-use consumption and Save One Straw can help. What began as a basic thought in early 2018, went live in mid-December 2018 with a mission to reduce plastic straw consumption.

The reason of selling this business

Since we went live in mid-December 2018, our stores has had good traffic and sales. Our social media accounts are expanding each day with approximately $5/month in ad spend. With that said, we have other careers that do take time away from this business. The need for reusable products in place of single-use disposables continues to grow-we would like to see how far someone with both time and a belief in our mission can take the company.

What's involved in running this business

Retail orders are placed online at our website. Bulk, wholesale, and commercial orders are directed to correspond through email as requests usually involved customization or bulk discounts.

This business was founded: almost 4 years ago
Time to run this business: approximately 8 hours per week

Traffic and Performance

  • Avg. revenue /month
    $622
    Verified
  • Avg. sessions /month374Verified
  • Avg. profit /month
    $200
  • Inventory value
    $1,500
  • Profit Margin50%
  • Avg. sales /month15
Other details about profit: Website went live mid-December 2018. We had zero sales/traffic Aug-Nov 2018 as the website was not open.
Total revenue
  • $29,875
  • Revenue data comes directly from Shopify and cannot be edited by the seller
    Total traffic
  • 17,998Visits
  • Traffic data comes directly from Shopify and cannot be edited by the seller

    Expenses

    • Shopify plan
      $29
      /month
    • Inventory warehouse
      $1
      /month
    • Domain
      $15
      /year
    • Email
      $5
      /month
    • Facebook
      $5
      /month

    Sale Includes

    • Physical inventory

    • Logo and branding assets

      Sale includes are social media accounts and protected assets including logos, photos, etc.
    • Personal support after sale

      Online store training. Also willing to provide up to 30 days of support after sale. This would include wholesale customer support after the sale.
    • Domain

    • Product photos

      Sale includes are social media accounts and protected assets including logos, photos, etc.
    • Social media

      Total followers750subscribers
    • Suppliers

    • Mailing List

      500subscribers

    Seller‘s Advice

    How to grow this business

    Instagram and Facebook have been have been our primary sales channels for Shopify and have unbelievable potential. The majority of our sales come from commercial and wholesale accounts which are not recorded in Shopify. There seems to be a large market for customizing our products with client logos for promotion purposes which we have not explored. Another area we have not yet had time to tap are hospitals, particularly children's and rehabilitation. Adding different types of straws was another plan in our future.

    Skills to have

    As we have accounts and domain established and like-branded, social media marketing is a huge plus. Sales experience in order to market to hospitals and additional retail establishments has huge potential.

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    Brad L.Current store owner
    We established Save One Straw after a trip overseas and witnessing what happens when there isn't a scheduled trash pick-up each week. We are committed to leaving less and an area we feel has the potential for huge change is single-use plastic. There are easy steps that people have awaken to to reduce our single-use consumption and we can help.

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