eCommerce is a boom industry and more and more people are taking advantage of the opportunities that are constantly opening up. Online wholesalers and bulk importers like Ali Baba have made it simple to find a niche product and create a store. All you have to do is find a demand and supply to it.
- Be your own boss
Starting your own eCommerce business give you the chance to escape the 9 to 5 routine. You can work from home, or anywhere with an internet connection, and dictate your own hours. Any decisions that need to be made will be yours and you will be able to shape how your business grows and expands. Once your store reaches a big enough point, you can employ people and be the boss yourself. You can commit to being the type of boss you would like to have had and create a company you would love to work for.
- It’s easier than you think
In the old days (by which I mean 10 years ago), you needed a whole lot of specialist knowledge to build a website and start selling products. Either that, or you had to pay through the nose for someone else to do all the technical bits. This would give mixed results, that would usually sit somewhere between what the eTailer wanted and what the developer could deliver. Now the advent of advanced CMSs has meant that even the most technical aspects like building a secure online payment gateway are taken care of and within reach of the layperson.
- A chance to sell something you are passionate about
Building your own store gives you the chance to sell something you really care about. You can choose a product that you know a lot about, one you want to learn a lot about, or one that you have studied and determined will be a big seller. No longer will you be stuck making someone else rich selling something you don’t care about, eCommerce has leveled the playing field and anyone can be a retail success.
- There are more opportunities than ever before
This leveling has meant that more and more products are finding a home online. It wasn’t so long ago that people didn’t think the idea of selling clothes online was any good, but now you can buy virtually anything, from food to fragrances, hot meals and warm beds, a ride home from the city, or a plane ticket to another country. So if someone asks “Who would buy that online?” when you announce your big idea, you can answer “A lot of people will.”
- It’s fun and educational
Starting an eCommerce business, whether yours is successful or not, will be a rewarding experience that will teach you about more than simply online shopping. You will learn the basics of business and planning, how to navigate the world of taxes and earnings, as well as what it means to be busy and how you cope with stress. Building your own online storefront will build your internet skills, and even if your first attempt is a failure, you will understand what to improve on your next attempt.