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Why this business was started

Fortunes are made from drop shipping. No inventory on hand required, products shipped directly from manufacturers, unending opportunity to sell products to pet owners.

So I wanted to set up a website with in-demand products for a common niche. Pet owners love to spoil their pets so an online pet product store was an obvious pick.

The reason of selling this business

Once we got it up and running, we ran into a bind and the money we needed to use for marketing had to go to another project. Without marketing, not likely an online business will succeed, so this one has been dormant for well over a year. It might as well go to someone who will enjoy it, grow it and make some money.

We've spent upwards of $1500 building the site out.

What's involved in running this business

The inventory catalog is set up directly with Aliexpress and it's suppliers and updated automatically. Other than that, when an order comes in, I believe you need to confirm the order. Easy to add additional products. Utilize the automated marketing system on Shopify. Market the products to targeted groups and drive traffic to generate sales. You'd be smart to create an email campaign to share ongoing specials to a growing database of pet lovers.

This business was founded: about 2 years ago
Time to run this business: approximately 0 hours per week

Description

General description

This is a drop shipping store devoted to pet products for dog lovers. No inventory required and it is loaded with hundreds of products in the catalog already. It easy to add more with a couple of clicks as it is connected directly to AliExpress and syncs information with the website automatically.

Why should someone buy this store?

If you have any marketing skills or want to learn online marketing, this store is set up and ready to go.

What work have you put into the store?

We did create several social media accounts to help with traffic. Pinterest seems to have been the one that drives the most traffic with facebook coming in behind it. Facebook likely would be best marketed with products specifically chosen for a targeted audience.

Expenses

  • Shopify plan
    $30
    /month
  • Domain
    $14
    /year

Sale Includes

  • Physical inventory

    Not available for starter stores
  • Logo and branding assets

    You will receive the entire site, logo and social media accounts. There is a possibility of taking possession of a click funnel account we had created a funnel for the site with, but that's an alternative discussion. We will also transfer swagformydog.com which has been registered close to two years.
  • Personal support after sale

    I will be glad to help you learn the site. I think within 2 weeks we should be able to have you fully educated and acclimated. I'll be glad to stick around for 30 days just to make sure.
  • Domain

  • Product photos

    Not Included
  • Social media

    Total followers8,100subscribers
  • Suppliers

    Not available for starter stores
  • Mailing List

    Not Included

Seller‘s Advice

How to grow this business

If I was going to maximize this site, I would utilize PPC advertising, plug in a facebook pixel and retarget visitors. We also have other social media pages set up so social media marketing would be a plus, too.

Pinterest has been a viable source of traffic (with 8k monthly viewers on our page), so if you spent some time developing on this platform it likely would perform well for free traffic. Facebook comes in second.

Skills to have

Basic PPC advertising or facebook maketing skills will help. We also have instagram and Pinterest set up. PPC and social media marketing would be the best skills you could acquire and utilize.

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