Anyone here run an online store?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by secretpact, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. secretpact macrumors 6502

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    I am thinking of starting one later this year if I can get the products/money together. I plan on running it out of my garage. Wondering if anyone here can offer any tips?
     
  2. toxic macrumors 68000

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    good luck competing with Amazon. depending on the product, they might be selling something for less than your cost.
     
  3. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    Do your research would be my number one tip. No point having the best looking website in the world if the products you list are available elsewhere for less. Make sure you understand how things like google ad words work. Again if your website doesn't come up in searches nobody will know you are there. Make sure you are familiar with online trading laws (distance selling, consumer rights etc) in the area you are going to sell to.
    Most of all be wary of scams. You will be bombarded with spam with people offering to help your business. Good luck.
     
  4. secretpact thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I appreciate the response, thank you!
     

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