So you have decided that you want to open up your online clothing store. Now comes the hard part, setting up an inventory and finding wholesalers to purchase your inventory from. There are many ways to do this, but the easiest is to use an eCommerce site to handle all of your shopping needs. The problem with selling on an eCommerce site is that you cannot keep a physical product on display for the customer to try on. Here are some tips on how to start an online clothing store with no inventory.
When searching for inventory, don’t just turn to your favorite search engine. Instead, do some digging into the many different eCommerce and social media sites for some valuable information. For example, do you know anyone selling wholesale ladies’ handbags? You might find that there are many other business models like Wix, Amazon, eBay, and Craigslist that offer a huge inventory for a low price.
If you’re starting with no inventory, make sure that you understand your business model enough to know what kind of inventory you may need in the future. If you are going to sell handbags on eCommerce, for example, make sure that you can sell them for more than their retail value. You should also have a clear idea of how many bags you plan to sell per day, month, or year. This will give you a rough estimate of how much inventory you will need at any given time.
Once you have an inventory, you can move onto learning how to start an online clothing business. If you already have an eCommerce website, use it to its full advantage. Include links to your inventory and sales page for buyers to see. Offer a discount for memberships. Offer free shipping for purchases over a … READ MORE