Starting a webshop is a lot of fun. You can decide what you are selling, when, where and how many. You can be your own boss and a CEO of a company. A webshop is hard work. It is very hard and most people don’t really see this. There are a few important things to look at before quitting your current job and starting a webshop on your own. Next to having a plan and knowing what you want, there are a lot other things you should know about.
What is your unique selling point?
By the time you know you want to start a webshop you also know what you want to sell. If you are selling more things, it is very important to think about your USP’s. USP’s are unique selling points. It is what you want to be known for. What is your unique selling point? This can take some time to decide and it can be hard. You have to be able to differentiate from your competitors.
At the moment, there are a lot of webshops. What we also see, is that most webshops still are not environment friendly. This means that they use fast fashion for example or do not take map climate danger. Luckily, we see that sustainability is growing. Not only for company owners but also buyers. Buyers are getting more and more interested in environment friendly products. Therefore, it is important you think about this also.
The extra costs
There are always extra costs to starting a webshop. Let’s think about transportation. As a webshop you will be probably selling globally. How are you planning on doing this the right way? How much does it cost to use the right Cool containers and still keep it low.