All prices in USD
  • Avg. revenue /month
    $610
  • Avg. sessions /month414
  • Avg. profit /month
    $2

Business Story

Why this business was started

At a tender age my grandfather, a passionate tea drinker, taught me to appreciate the heritage and rituals of authentic Chinese tea ceremony. Throughout the years, I began to cultivate a deep fascination for - and familiarize myself with - the diversity of teas that were produced in the different regions throughout China. But also fortunately, I was able to draw on more than thirty years experience of a family-run tea business, which is still based in Hong Kong.

When I first launched the business in Berlin, Germany, there was not an online purveyor that specifically focused on teas from China. Of course, there were multiple brands that offered a wide variety of different teas from India, Sri Lanka, Japan, Taiwan and China but there was not a definitive focus on premium Chinese teas. Therefore, upon setting up TEA PAVILION, I hoped to define the ultimate standard for Chinese teas in Germany, and this focus became our target market.

The reason of selling this business

To pursue a different career in the Arts.

What's involved in running this business

As an online business, customer service is paramount. Fulfilling orders; selecting tea products and placing orders from suppliers; researching (and price comparison) from competitors; as well as running advertising campaigns and creating a social media presence: these are some important factors in running the day-to-day business of TEA PAVILION.

This business was founded: about 4 years ago
Time to run this business: approximately 48 hours per week

Traffic and Performance

  • Avg. revenue /month
    $610
    Verified
  • Avg. sessions /month414Verified
  • Avg. profit /month
    $2
  • Profit Margin18%
  • Avg. sales /month30
Other details about profit: We sell to hotels and brick and mortar tea shops throughout Europe and Asia (specifically Hong Kong).
Total revenue
  • $29,264
  • Revenue data comes directly from Shopify and cannot be edited by the seller
    Total traffic
  • 19,903Visits
  • Traffic data comes directly from Shopify and cannot be edited by the seller

    Expenses

    • Shopify plan
      $87
      /month
    • Domain
      $115
      /year

    Sale Includes

    • Physical inventory

      Not Included
    • Logo and branding assets

      All rights and copies of images will be transferred using WeTransfer.
    • Personal support after sale

      Not Included
    • Domain

    • Product photos

      All rights and copies of images will be transferred using WeTransfer.
    • Social media

      Not Included
    • Suppliers

      Not Included
    • Mailing List

      1,630subscribers

    Seller‘s Advice

    How to grow this business

    When I first launched the business in Berlin, Germany, there was not an online purveyor that specifically focused on teas from China. Of course, there were multiple brands that offered a wide variety of different teas from India, Sri Lanka, Japan, Taiwan and China but there was not a definitive focus on premium Chinese teas. Therefore, upon setting up TEA PAVILION, I hoped to define the ultimate standard for Chinese teas in Germany, and this focus became our target market and growth potential.

    Skills to have

    My team and I travel extensively throughout China visiting tea gardens and plantations, where we work with each of them to improve the quality of the tea by ensuring that the production processes are as effective as possible.

    Interestingly, a small number of our most popular teas are actually procured from several of the largest tea importers in Germany. The reason behind this is that, with strict EU regulations, tea imports are stringently checked (for example, for high levels of pesticides in the tea). Therefore, having a wholesaler whose sole responsibility is to provide quality control on our behalf ensures that we provide our customers with the highest quality teas at competitive prices.

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    Joseph T.Current store owner
    At a tender age my grandfather, a passionate tea drinker, taught me to appreciate the heritage and rituals of authentic Chinese tea ceremony. Throughout the years, I began to cultivate a deep fascination for - and familiarize myself with - the diversity of teas that were produced in the different regions throughout China. But also fortunately, I was able to draw on more than twenty-five years experience of a family-run tea business, which is still based in Hong Kong.

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