- Avg. revenue /month$796
- Avg. sessions /month3,395
- Avg. profit /month$750
Why this business was started
I purchased this business last year from Exchange marketplace with just 2k Instagram followers and barely a hundred dollars in revenue. I wanted to learn how dropshipping worked, and young women's fashion is the easiest place to start. I taught myself everything since then and love being an independent business owner! Originally I wanted to supplement my income - but lately I've been making as much as my regular job off Shook Love profits!
The reason of selling this business
I'm too distracted with my 9-5 job (which I love) to focus on this full time and I've been inconsistent (see revenues, since May 2019 when I bought the shop). Some months I'm on top of everything and have huge revenues, other months I don't even have time to work on it so it drops. I will say the store traffic and revenue is 100% correlated with Instagram post consistency! I just don't have the time every day. When I took over Shook Love, I never spent anything on marketing and I made my money back in less than 4 months so everything since then has been pure profit for me. It's been great and I would love to keep dropshipping, but I'm not passionate enough about teen fashion to give up my job for it - even though it pays just as much!
What's involved in running this business
You'll need to post on Instagram daily, that's the only marketing it needs. Fulfilling orders through the Shopify/Oberlo/AliExpress app is SUPER easy (thank you Shopify!) and that takes about 2-5 minutes per order tops once you get the hang of it. Of course answering emails to customer service is always needed, but I've averaged only 1-2 requests per week and it's usually just people asking for their tracking number. Other than that adding and sourcing new products about once a month to keep it fresh, and if you want to start adding Influencer marketing that would make a huge difference - I just never had the time or desire to (again, teen fashion isn't really my passion).
Traffic and Performance
- Avg. revenue /month$796Verified
- Avg. sessions /month3,395Verified
- Avg. profit /month$750
- Profit Margin96%
- Avg. sales /month60
- Shopify plan
Physical inventoryNot Included
Logo and branding assetsEverything is included with the store, you own all rights to the graphics I created. I used Canva to create all my logos and images so I'll send them to you! Canva is free and awesome
Personal support after saleI'll be personally available via email or Google Hangouts for general business advice and customer support for 1 month following the transfer available. I'll show you what access you need to all the sites and apps, give you tips for increasing traffic, and be an on-call help line for you.
Product photosVia Google Drive links
SuppliersI order everything off AliExpress so I can show you which stores are the most reputable and have good customer service.
How to grow this business
Engage Instagram influencers! I've had so many influencers ask if we offer partnerships, discount codes or other promo arrangements. I never had time or desire to manage it over the past year so I haven't done it. Expand to a boys/male clothing would be a huge market to tap into - that was requested frequently from customers. Also, try other sales channels like Facebook, YouTube or Google Ads, those are untouched.
Skills to have
Nothing specific, I had no knowledge of Instagram marketing and it's still easy to be successful. Anyone can follow the steps to post on Instagram, fulfill orders and be a kind customer service rep. One thing that takes discretion is sourcing the products - you don't want to choose products with poor reviews, products that could disappear from your supplier quickly, poorly rated stores, etc.
Our features for a secure experience
- Verified revenue and traffic
- Secure messaging platform
- Escrow payment system
- Dedicated migration team
Why use Exchange?
Exchange is the largest and fastest-growing marketplace for Shopify e-commerce stores
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.