- Avg. revenue /month$581
- Avg. sessions /month510
- Avg. profit /month$100
Why this business was started
This website was born out of a desire to learn two things at once. I (the founding owner) wanted to sharpen my internet marketing skills as well as learn more about the hobby of amateur astronomy. I actually work FT (in internet marketing) so this store was designed to create a supplemental income for my family.
I decided on the USA manufacturer-direct dropship model for two reasons: 1) because the profit turnaround from start to finish can be fairly quick depending on how hard you work and 2) the up-front costs are typically pretty low. There was something very exciting about selling physical products to REAL people without needing a warehouse, storage unit etc. It was also a great feeling realizing that I could manage all the aspects of this website (Google Shopping, FB remarketing, email marketing, customer service, etc) on my own without needing to outsource it.
The reason of selling this business
Simply put, we found out that we do not prefer the drop shipping model and are pursuing other projects. We want to sell products that we do, in fact, touch, see, and feel. Also, this particular niche requires a team of writers and support specialists that we currently do not have. This website would be the perfect project for science enthusiasts with a strong online, entrepreneurial-minded team marketing team. Our competition’s online game is weak; there are only a handful of physical showroom stores in the US. If you can create an environment for the new hobbyists in the niche to learn (Email flow, free on-site courses, FB lives, webinars, etc) you will do very well. But, if you are looking to just sell boxes, this store is most certainly not for you.
What's involved in running this business
Working leads (contact form, live chat, phone calls, etc) Customer support Order fulfillment PPC monitoring Website updating/maintenance
Traffic and Performance
- Avg. revenue /month$581Verified
- Avg. sessions /month510Verified
- Avg. profit /month$100
- Profit Margin10%
- Avg. sales /month20
- Shopify plan
- Fraud protection
Physical inventoryNot Included
Logo and branding assets
Personal support after saleI'll provide operational for the website and customers as well as relational support with the suppliers
How to grow this business
Continue to get more US-based suppliers and expanding our content areas on the website, focusing on education as a strong theme.
Skills to have
A basic understanding of how telescopes work and the different types of telescopes that are commonly used. We made a helpful article explaining the basics. It will be helpful for the owner.
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.