Setting Up An Ecommerce Business

Setting Up An Ecommerce Business – What Are The Different Options To Having Your Own Retail Outlet?

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In this article Mark Ford looks at the many options for setting up an Ecommerce business along with sharing a resource where you can leverage a very powerful Ecommerce platform.

Many individuals and entrepreneurs are looking at the physical product business model when it comes to setting up an ecommerce business on the internet. Consumers buying habits have drastically changed over the last decade and they look to buying their consumables online.

It is more convenient as you can sit at home, log onto your favourite website, purchase a product with one click and have it delivered to your front door. As a home business entrepreneur, that is something that I find to be most convenient.

Time away from the home office is time away developing the home business and I value the convenience of clicking buttons online to order digital and physical products.

During the last month I have purchased many products from the ecommerce giant, Amazon, and as a Prime member the products are delivered the same day or by the latest the next day. That leaves me free to focus on my home business. Cool!

Setting up a Retail Business Online – The Options

So, what are the options if you are looking to set up a retail business online? You may have received emails which are promoting many ecommerce platforms where you can open an online store and these will involve a few different business models.

One popular ecommerce business model is called drop shipping and this is where you list and advertise products from third party websites. When someone pays you the retail price that you have decided upon, you then go and order the product from the third party website, which is a wholesaler, and they deliver the product to your customer. Your profit is the money you take in the middle.

So for many people this is a great option as there is very little financial outlay because in effect you receive the money for the product before you then go on and order it. There are literally millions of products that you can have dropshipped and it can be very lucrative if you do it right.

setting up an ecommerce business

Setting Up An Ecommerce Business

The downside to this business model in my opinion is that you have very little control over the entire process. You have to rely on your supplier for quality control and the logistics of getting the product to your customer. Also a major downside to this business model is the delivery times. Sometimes these can be as long as 4-5 weeks because they are predominantly being shipped from China, so consumers may not be prepared to wait that long as they are used to instant gratification and expect things to arrive the next day.

Setting up an commerce business – Amazon FBA

So for setting up an ecommerce business I recommend that you look at Amazon FBA. The reason I say this is because you will leveraging Amazon’s entire infrastructure to help you build a real and sustainable ecommerce business.

Over the years Amazon have built their reputation on customer service. The old saying of the customer comes first has never been more relevant when it comes to Amazon.

With Amazon FBA you are the business owner and you use Amazon’s platforms to list your products to their customer base. You are required to source your products, get samples and then place the order with your chosen supplier. Then your inventory is sent to one of the many Amazon FBA warehouses around the world.

When they receive it they will store it for you and then they take over. They handle the payment processing, picking, packing and finally shipping your product to your customer.

Amazon have a Prime service where people who are Prime members will get their item the next day and with Amazon’s continued evolution their are looking to get same day delivery. As I said it is all about the customer.

Amazon FBA – ECommerce As A Home Business Option

When we seek options as to the businesses we can run from home, we often come from a place of needing to live a bigger life than the one we are tied into day in and day out.

We have held down a job for many years and when reach mid age, or even younger, we become disillusioned with the life and job we are involved with. Deep down we seek freedom of choice to live out each day as we wish and suffer daily the feelings of “another day at the office and the jobs we are fed up of”.

That was certainly the case for me. I would class myself, after a 29 year legal career, as a fed up lawyer who sought change. I started with affiliate marketing which has branched out to home business consultancy services and Amazon FBA has also been something that I have been involved with, promoting second hand books and selfie sticks.

Recommend Amazon FBA Educational Resource

My home business consultancy services have enabled me to partner up with the Digital Experts Academy, and at the Silver level one of the training programs is dedicated to Amazon FBA. The course has been put together by the team and two Amazon FBA experts and they have called it Import Xperts.

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Import Xperts

One of the co-founders of the Six Figure Mentors, Stuart Ross has recorded a short video about Amazon FBA and I think it will really help you to understand more the home business model if you take just a few minutes to watch it and you can do this below.

Import Xperts will teach you how to import products from China directly to Amazon FBA and how to then sell them on the Amazon platforms around the world. The creators of the course are highly successful Amazon FBA sellers so you will be learning the business model by people who practice what they preach.

The course is available through the Silver membership level of our academy called the Digital Experts Academy which is the parent company of the Six Figure Mentors. The Six Figure Mentors has step by step training on teaching the skill sets needed to become a successful internet marketer.

Through your Six Figure Mentors membership you will have the opportunity to enrol in the Digital Experts Academy and invest in Import Xperts to start you ecommerce business. To find out more about the Six Figure Mentors I would like to invite you to register for a free 7 day video training series which explains how the Six Figure Mentors can help you become a professional digital marketer with the resources they provide.

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Setting up an ecommerce business can be very lucrative if you know what you are doing and the only way to do this is to learn from the experts. Import Xperts has everything you need when it comes to creating a sustainable physical products business and the Six Mentors has all the digital marketing training to market your Amazon business. To learn more register for the video series by clicking the image above.

I wish you every success in running your home business from anywhere in the world and profiting from Amazon FBA as the solution to build your new life.

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