All prices in USD
$3,160
  • Avg. revenue /month
    $289
  • Avg. sessions /month566
  • Avg. profit /month
    $150
  • Inventory value
    $500

Business Story

Why this business was started

I decided to start Tin Lizzy because I wanted to make shopping for fair trade and ethically sourced goods easier and more fun in my area. Tin Lizzy is a 1997 Grumman Step Van given a new life as a traveling shop specializing in fair trade, USA made and ethically sourced apparel, accessories and gifts. Tin Lizzy is based out of Annapolis, Maryland and travels all over the Baltimore/DC area setting up shop at festivals, street fairs, private events, home shopping parties, fundraisers, in shopping centers, in conjunction with other businesses, the options are endless!

The reason of selling this business

I am selling Tin Lizzy because we are relocating to Austin, Texas and I made the decision not to relocate the business. I have been operating Tin Lizzy for five years and grown it into a profitable business so it is my hope that someone local will continue on. Mobile retail is a fabulous way for someone to "dip their toes" into retail without committing to high overhead costs or one specific location.

What's involved in running this business

I worked full-time on Tin Lizzy and additionally hired part-time employees to help me at high traffic events and with behind-the-scenes tasks such as photography and tagging. My schedule consists of a five day work week in the truck (Wednesday through Sunday,) as well as additional administrative tasks, March through December with the option for a light schedule in January and February. This business involves: -Buying of merchandise weekly along with seasonal collection planning (mostly online- 50+ wholesale accounts and at tradeshows). -Scheduling events and pop-up locations (permit acquisition- will include, networking- will include contacts). -Driving the truck to and setting up shop at different events in the DC/Baltimore region. -Marketing: social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & Pinterest- over 5,000 organically acquired followers) as well as Mail Chimp (1,000+) and some print. Our key demographic is a working millennial or young mother in the suburbs. -Maintaining the online shop (over 1,500 products uploaded).

This business was founded: almost 6 years ago
Time to run this business: approximately 50 hours per week

Traffic and Performance

  • Avg. revenue /month
    $289
    Verified
  • Avg. sessions /month566Verified
  • Avg. profit /month
    $150
  • Inventory value
    $500
  • Profit Margin20%
  • Avg. sales /month143
Other details about profit: I do not use the Shopify app to run offline sales so the Store Performance only includes online shop performance. Sales in the truck have always been my top priority so there is plenty of room for growth online.
Last 4 years revenue
  • $16,739
  • Revenue data comes directly from Shopify and cannot be edited by the seller
    Last 4 years traffic
  • 32,830Visits
  • Traffic data comes directly from Shopify and cannot be edited by the seller

    Expenses

    • Shopify plan
      $36
      /month
    • Inventory warehouse
      $0
      /month
    • Employees
      $200
      /month
    • Domain
      $200
      /year
    • Storage Space, Cell-Phone, Internet
      $260
      /month
    • Social Media Ads
      $40
      /month
    • Insurance (Auto + Liability), Gas
      $300
      /month

    Sale Includes

    • Physical inventory

    • Logo and branding assets

      All marketing images, social media photos, banner images, logos, etc. can be transferred via google drive or email. I will also give access to my Canva account where you can see all materials produced.
    • Personal support after sale

      I am willing to provide training for buying merchandise, scheduling events, permit acquisition, Shopify, my vendor list of 50+ established wholesale accounts, and my event list (local to the Baltimore/Annapolis/DC area). This is all negotiable.
    • Domain

    • Product photos

      Not Included
    • Social media

      Total followers5,000subscribers
    • Suppliers

    • Mailing List

      1,000subscribers

    Seller‘s Advice

    How to grow this business

    I would hire someone to drive the truck and work in-person events more and focus on growing the business online.

    Skills to have

    Retail sales experience is helpful. Everything can be learned! This is a great job for a young person with lots of energy that loves to be around people.

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