Online store - how to start and run profitabily?

India
November 13, 2008 5:14am CST
I would like to start a online store. Anybody could help me to start the online store and run the store profitabily.
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4 responses
@cybersoft01 (1287)
• India
13 Nov 08
How much do you want to invest in online store and what products do you want to sell?
• India
14 Nov 08
Investment is not issue. I want to sell gifts and novelties. could u help me?
• India
14 Nov 08
Why not? After all, I am a web developer. I build dynamic websites like online stores and all. Please send me the details.
@moorange (319)
• Philippines
11 Dec 08
hi! there are 3 ways for a person to have a online store. 1 is through product affiliation or product affiliate marketing where you just market the products of others via your webstore and you'll earn money through commission. 2 is by putting your own product to sell. and 3 is through product dropshipping. the advantage of affiliation is that you don't have to take charge of the product shipping, payment and order processing, etc. your affiliate will be the one to handle these for you and you'll get paid through some percentage on the sales per accumulated minimum payout. for option 2, you have to take charge of the shipping and handling, payment and order processing. meaning you really need to have base capital to run your online store and probably will be needing extra hand to pay just to help you do these. option 3 is similar to affiliate marketing, but the big difference is that you will order the product itself on behalf of your customer. why? okay, your customer visits your website and orders a product and you will receive the payment directly to your mode of payment desired. once payment is confirmed, you will order the product purchased by the buyer to your dropship supplier at a discounted price already, meaning you immediately get the income from the sale. you use the information given by the buyer (like name, shipping address, etc) in ordering the product for the buyer. your dropshipper will take care of the shipping and handling and will use whatever business name you used making it coming from your business. option 3 required some membership per month only and have plans you can choose from like with free website and ebay option. right now, i am using the option 1 where orders are directly under in my website and doesn't divert to my affiliate's order site making my site not affiliate store at all. i am also considering the option 3 (dropshipping) soon... good luck!
@successlog (3172)
• China
11 Dec 08
you can run it easily by join some free online store.I just joined a online auction store yesterday.It is free completely.and I feel it is wonderful to list our stuff. you can check it with it. http://successlog.ecrater.com/ good luck
• India
13 Nov 08
Hello visa2wealth , I suggest to visit my profile and see the last (bottom most) banner link. This link will show you the necessary activities to set up a free store. Try it and see. Christmas season is approaching.Make it useful to you.