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What Should I Sell Online?

February 29th, 2012

This can typically be overwhelming as there may be thousands of products to choose from, but what I would advocate in the beginning is to pick something you will know a little about.

It’s possible you have a hobby such as decorating, horse riding or you are a keen gardener. For those who have a genuine interest in something, it will always be more pleasurable to run a business related to it and you’re able to use your understanding and expertise.

All the same, this inevitably is to do with selling products online and if your particular interest has small amount of followers it may not be suitable to set up a business around it. It’s all about supply and demand and if there is little demand for your products or service then you really can’t expect to be really successful.

Here are several informative things to consider when thinking of what you would like to sell online:

  • Could it be easily shipped by mail?
  • If it can be shipped, is it most likely to arrive in one piece?
  • How much space does the product take to store it?
  • Would you buy this product online?
  • Will there be a good assortment of related products you can also sell?
  • Is the product liable to generate repeat sales or is it a one time deal?
  • Will the product often change and need to always be updated?

All these things are worth contemplating prior to you go building an online store.

Presuming you don’t really have any particular hobbies or interests and therefore are entirely stuck for ideas of what to sell, then take a look at what exactly is selling the best on eBay or Amazon.

To summarize, the ideal items, simple to send, unlikely to break during shipping and not too size-able if you don’t have much room at home or in your office to store them.

The items are in a niche, because it’s quicker to setup a website that targets a niche rather than large wide range market place. Mainly because they’ll probably be some big players within the big markets already. However should you select a niche, then you have a high potential for being in position to dominate.

But you also need related products. And again, the merchandise that generates repeat customers are ideal. Still that’s not to say that you can’t generate a lot of money selling one-time deal merchandise either.

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What does it take to be successful with a eCommerce Website?

August 3rd, 2011

This is a good question that comes up a lot, so we’ve decided to put our thoughts down as to what you need to be successful with a eCommerce website.

The Right Mindset

If you’re starting out as a complete newbie in online sales, at some point you might become frustrated, so to compensate you need to have a positive attitude. It’s so important to believe in yourself and have faith that you too can learn the skills necessary to do this. It’s key, that you need to be in the learning mindset to succeed. Even though you might be using a turnkey eCommerce website there will still be things to learn. Do not listen to those who try and put you down or tell you that what your trying to do won’t work or there is too much competition.
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How do you increase sales in your shop?

May 11th, 2010

Start with the copy.

Persuasive and interesting copy (the text on the page) is a key component to making your website stand out. Clear and compelling product descriptions, special offers and romantic stories about how products will positively impact your customers lives are what turn visitors into customers.

If you’re at all interested in search engine traffic, you have to start with generating content for your website, and written content is the fastest and easiest to spread option.

Copy writing can be intimidating at first, but rest assured that anyone can become an effective copywriter with the right information and lots of practice. Below, we’ve assembled some of our favorite resources that are sure to give you a head start over competitors who don’t understand the power of copy.
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Why build a TurnkeyShop?

April 14th, 2010

Online shopping has exploded in the last few years and a recent forecast by Forrester Research points double-digit growth for online retail sales. “US online retail will grow at a 10 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the next five years to reach nearly $249 billion by 2014. Online retail within the largest European Union nations in Western Europe will grow at an 11 percent CAGR over the same period, hitting €114 billion by 2014.”

Are you a small to medium sized business that needs your own eCommerce website? Do you need to get up and running quickly? Do you want Web 2.0 features?

This is where a TurnkeyShop comes into play. A TurnkeyShop is a complete, ready-to-run eCommerce website. This means you can setup an online e-tail business instantly from day one. TurnkeyShop makes this possible by reducing your time and effort to start your own online store down to minutes.
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What is a TurnkeyShop?

April 12th, 2010

A TurnkeyShop is a turnkey eCommerce website that you can start in minutes for a very low cost. With TurnkeyShop’s ShopBuilder, you can build a complete, ready-to-run eCommerce website with all the latest Web 2.0 features.  No need to worry about patches or upgrades to the core software of your shop either, it’s all included in the service. The ShopManager is designed to be easy and powerful. If you can check email online, you can run a TurnkeyShop. We have a few different levels of shops to cover someone just starting out or a business that is already running.

Here are few TurnkeyShop features:

  • Easy to use admin interface
  • Optimized for search engines
  • Customizable
  • Low maintenance
  • Low cost

The instant setup makes it easy to try it out. Or visit our Product Tour for more details.

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