All prices in USD
  • Avg. revenue /month
    $561
  • Avg. sessions /month868
  • Avg. profit /month
    $500

Business Story

Why this business was started

I wanted to try out eCommerce as a way to bring in secondary income, as such I purchased an established store to get a head start on running a side business. The eco-themed company seemed like a great fit with an established base of customers and a large social media following. I was personally attracted to the eco-theme and simplicity of the products as they would have a large range of potential customers around the world. Using Bamboo as a renewable resource makes the products have less of a negative impact on the environment and selling these products online allowed for significant reach around the world.

The reason of selling this business

While I love the products and the over arching idea of the bamboo station, I have not been able to put in the time to increase the marketing effort to make it the success it could be. It was a great learning experience but in the end it has taught me that the marketing side of a business is not where I want to spend my time.

What's involved in running this business

Online Marketing to get the store out in front of people. This includes posting face book ads, responding to customer inquiries and finding new bamboo based products that can be sold.

This business was founded: almost 4 years ago
Time to run this business: approximately 1 hour per week

Traffic and Performance

  • Avg. revenue /month
    $561
    Verified
  • Avg. sessions /month868Verified
  • Avg. profit /month
    $500
  • Profit Margin40%
  • Avg. sales /month2
Other details about profit: The store never got the attention it deserved, once I realized this business was not for me. The profit numbers are from in 2017 when the site was being run correctly.
Total revenue
  • $26,367
  • Revenue data comes directly from Shopify and cannot be edited by the seller
    Total traffic
  • 40,840Visits
  • Traffic data comes directly from Shopify and cannot be edited by the seller

    Expenses

    • Shopify plan
      $29
      /month
    • Domain
      $15
      /year

    Sale Includes

    • Physical inventory

      Not Included
    • Logo and branding assets

      All content on the current store is provided.
    • Personal support after sale

      Not Included
    • Domain

    • Product photos

      Not Included
    • Social media

      Total followers12,200subscribers
    • Suppliers

      Not Included
    • Mailing List

      1,500subscribers

    Seller‘s Advice

    How to grow this business

    Almost all of the marketing was done simply through influencers via Instagram leaving an abundance of additional potential through FB ads, SEO, Google Ads, etc.

    Facebooks ads have worked to bring in views but sales have been lower, so optimizing the ads for conversion and using better targets for customers could greatly increase sales.

    Skills to have

    The main skills to run the site is to keep visitors coming through paid advertisements. A strong ability to bring a continuous stream of visitors to the site at a profitable cost would be the greatest skill for the owner. Specifically, having knowledge on how to use Instagram Advertising, Facebook Advertising and analytics and Google Adsense for targeted ads is key.

    JK
    Jared K.Current store owner
    Enterprise Architect for a large crown corporation who was looking for a business to run on the side.

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