As we covered in our previous posts about choosing between international and domestic suppliers as well as How to choose your supplier, today I want to show you a brief guide to the cheapest and easiest way to open your own store and be your own boss.
Opening an actual store could be really expensive; with the market move to the virtual web and the convenience of the technology, people start moving towards online shopping more and more every day.
Opening an online store could be so easy, with a small amount of money you can run an online store instead of investing a lot of money into an actual store; within one click you will be able to reach thousands if not even millions of potential customers and out of that you could get more visitors and eventually more sales and profit.
Now you have to decide the type of jewelry you want to sell as well as your vendor; you should start the process of registration, get tax id and all the other required documents from your city, county, state or country.
You can start your online store by either one of these options:
- Look for a website designers and developers to design your own online store as you want it.
- Look for one of the ready template websites where you could choose your template and pay a small monthly fees that will include technical support Desktop, mobile and tablet friendly alongside with an email campaign services. (Depend on their packages and offers as some they might take a transaction fees as well).
- Sell your product on existing online markets.
- Free online stores.
Here’s a few links to the websites from my personal research and I’m sure if you did your own research you will find more options out there
Here’s a few e commerce websites where you can open and list your store and items with them:
Few links where you can open your own website and choose your own theme:
Just to mention few and depends on what you are looking for compare and choose the packages between these websites.
Put a full business plan in place including marketing as you need to get traffic to your website to start selling and there’s too many ways to do that by doing a cross marketing through the social media platforms as you can open your own pages and pay a small amount for social media ads as well as register with the search engines and advertise with them like example google adwords and Bing.
Blogging is another free tool to advertise your website and let us not forget to make it SEO friendly by choosing the right keywords and implementation.
One more important point if you decide to open an online store which is the product delivery to your customers, you need to look for a local, national or international courier depends on your target market.
All of that should be included in your detailed business plan on how to deliver, Store, pack, customer service and all the other required details for your operation.
After you put everything on paper and review it, you will be good to go.
Don’t forget to consider us as your supplier and check out our wide range of Body Jewelry collection in Hollywood Body Jewelry