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Van Nation

Appears in Sports and recreation , California, Printful stores for sale, Lifestyle, Home Business for sale, Print on demand, United States, Small Business, Business and Franchises under $5,000, Inventory, Highly Profitable businesses

General description

Global Movement:
Van Nation is a unique brand representing a global movement of young travelers who seek simplicity, beauty, and adventure on the open road in an iconic VW camper van.

We love the VW Vanagon culture; with the camper meetups, friendly greetings on the road, and exchanging stories at beach hangouts. So, we started Van Nation for Vanagon owners to connect and share in each others adventures and misadventures.

March 2017 we launched - an Instagram page, Shopify site, and first product: a members pin with a sticker giveaway. We had a positive response, and sales started building in correlation with instagram posting with no spending on advertising. Next, we simplified our logo for clothing and added a several t-shirt designs. Then, we added an interactive map to our site to easily visualize the Van Nation community’s locations around the world and share their instagram handles. Both the map and instagram fostered a strong sense of community by featuring our followers and customers. In November 2017, we stopped most our efforts on the business due to outside circumstances.

Product Fulfillment:
We are fulfilling sticker and pin orders ourselves using Shopify’s discounted shipping labels. We are also using Printful’s print on demand service to fulfill t-shirt orders, which eliminates the need to handle tshirt inventory and shipping.

What You Get:
Inventory - 50 Members Pins
Inventory - 20 high quality “United We Roam” vinyl stickers
Logo and Tshirt designs
Shopify Website and domain
Instagram with 6,550 followers
Interactive Map
270 subscribers email with 50% open rate

Financials and traffic

We sold enamel pins, vinyl stickers, and T-shirts with an active business from March 2017 to November 2017. In about 7 months, with no advertising, we received positive community engagement and validated this target audience and initial concept.
Product margins and pricing are as follows. Vinyl stickers purchased for $1.22 per sticker and sold for $4 including shipping. Enamel Pins purchased for $3.25 per pin and sold for $12 plus sticker, not including shipping. T-shirts purchased for $15.44 per shirt (which includes printing, packaging, and handling). Sold for $25 not including shipping.

Average profit/month

$71 USD

Average overall profit margin


Average number of sales/month


Value of inventory

$200 USD

Lifetime revenue

$1,462.00 USD

Lifetime traffic

2,593 Sessions

Revenue and traffic data from this graph is calculated by Exchange and can not be edited by the seller. Average profit, profit margin and number of sales are provided by the seller. Learn how Exchange calculated this data.

Business Expenses

Promoted brand with sticker give aways

Expense item


Shopify plan


Subscriptions (ie. Mailchimp, apps)


Advertising (ie. Adwords, Facebook ads, etc.)


Inventory warehouse





Located in Lakewood, CA

Willing to ship inventory

Willing to transfer relationships with suppliers

What’s included in the sale

  • Physical inventory
  • Logo and branding assets
  • Social media accounts
  • Personal support after sale
  • Domain
  • Product photos

Social Media


Mailing list

270 subscribers

Social media followers

6,550 people

Q & A

Why should someone buy this store?

You should buy Van Nation if you have adventure van targeted products (or want to develop some) and need a unique brand to sell under or if you would like to develop community events revolving around adventure vans. The current audience we targeted was VW Vanagons but can easily be expanded to any adventure van.

How can the future owner improve the business?

There are a lot of fun directions you can go with this exploding adventure market. Possible next moves are...

  1. Posts at least daily on instagram
  2. Create a Van Nation community event
  3. Gamify adventure travel with exclusive reward patches and stickers for different objectives and locations
  4. Sell collectible adventure van pins featuring popular instagramers’ vans
  5. Partner with adventure van rentals
  6. Checkout Overland Bound website for ideas but focus on the needs of the van life community

What work have you put into the store?

  1. Created Custom image banners and logos
  2. Added Custom interactive map
  3. Added Instagram feed
  4. Linked subscriber list to MailChimp
  5. Linked products
  6. Created product images

How many hours does it take to run this business per week?

2 hours

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