If you’re considering starting an online business selling fashion handbags, congratulations! It’s a fantastic way to earn money while you enjoy your life. Of course, you need to research the industry fully and get a handle on how it works in order to be successful – never jump in with your eyes closed.
There are essentially two ways to sell bags online: regular e-commerce, and dropship. Let’s go through both scenarios to paint a clear picture of how they work.
e-commerce: in a traditional setup, the retailer builds a website. This can be done quite cheaply from a template, or very expensively with a custom design. Either way, will work, and for a small business, you don’t need to go all out. You find a company that sells wholesale purses and choose merchandise. You put images and descriptions of your bags on the site and send out orders as they come. Of course, it’s not quite that simple, as you need to choose hosting, merchant providers, and so on. But that’s the gist of it, and if that sounds good, the rest will be a piece of cake.
The other option is dropship. In this setup, instead of purchasing inventory, you set up a website, (or purchase one through the drop-shipper,) and feature pictures of bags with descriptions. When an order comes in, you notify the drop shipper, and they send it out directly to the customer – it never comes into contact with you. You receive money from the customer, and then you get billed for the wholesale price by the wholesaler. The wonderful benefit of this arrangement is that you don’t have to lay out capital for inventory, and you never have leftover goods sitting around.
There are other ways to sell online as well, aside from these larger endeavors. One way to start is to sell items on ebay. This requires almost no money down, save for the $.50 listing fee, as you can do it dropship. Alternatively, if you have an e-commerce web site that sells other merchandise, you can add beautiful handbags to your product line. They complement many other lines, such as apparel, shoes, accessories, jewelry and beauty products. If you already have a web site, it’s quite simple to update it with a few, new items, and you can easily start with a small amount and add more.