All prices in USD
$5,000
  • Avg. revenue /month
    $578
  • Avg. sessions /month535
  • Avg. profit /month
    $100

Business Story

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

This business was founded: over 1 year ago

Traffic and Performance

  • Avg. revenue /month
    $578
    Verified
  • Avg. sessions /month535Verified
  • Avg. profit /month
    $100
  • Profit Margin10%
  • Avg. sales /month20
Other details about profit: We were still trying to find the best way to spend our advertising budget, as some products from our suppliers have very small margins while ours have 40% or higher.
Total revenue
  • $10,983
  • Revenue data comes directly from Shopify and cannot be edited by the seller
    Total traffic
  • 10,167Visits
  • Traffic data comes directly from Shopify and cannot be edited by the seller

    Expenses

    • Shopify plan
      $29
      /month
    • Domain
      $14
      /year
    • Subscriptions
      $7
      /month
    • Advertising
      $500
      /month
    • Fraud protection
      $30
      /month

    Sale Includes

    • Physical inventory

      Not Included
    • Logo and branding assets

    • Personal support after sale

      I'll provide operational for the website and customers as well as relational support with the suppliers
    • Domain

    • Product photos

    • Social media

      Total followers30subscribers
    • Suppliers

      Not Included
    • Mailing List

      98subscribers

    Seller‘s Advice

    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.

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    Zach S.Current store owner
    We are a team of avid astronomy enthusiasts along the New Hampshire and Maine Seacoast looking to create an education online telescope shopping experience unlike anywhere else.

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