October 18th, 2007
Our never ending series of case studies: successful dropship businesses (I think here I should define the meaning of successful applicable to our case studies. When I say a successful dropship store I mean an online store that generates income for its owner by means of selling products dropshipped by third parties).
I think one should feel some sort of interest in the products he sells – otherwise your business become kind of a job that does not enjoy you, but it should from my point of view. The below products are quite specific and one needs special kind of hobbies/ interest to get excited about selling them, but on the other hand this sort of dropship store could diversify your portfolio if you run a bunch of dropship stores.
• URL: ghillie-suit.net
• Established: 21 Dec 2005
• Uniques/Month: 10,000
• Monthly Revenue: $1,500
• Listed: 9 Oct 2007
• Min bid: $18,000
• But it Now: $21,000
I am listing these sites up for sale again as negotiations for the sale of these sites has fell through at the last minute. Up for sale is the domain and business for www.ghillie-suit.net and www.sniperghillies.com.
www.ghillie-suit.net is the established site and www.sniperghillies.com is a site with
the same products but different design used as a price and marketing test site.
This business works best if owner/operator resides in the US however the business can be ran with little difficulty from most countries.
www.ghillie-suit.net is a 2 year established e-commerce site that sells a unique
camouflage system called ghillie suits, very popular amongst hunters, paintballers,
military snipers and nature photographers. These suits are growing in popularity and
there is a good market for them online becuase they are nearly impossible to find
offline. A great growing niche market with an established presence.
All items for sell on the websites are available for dropship though our supplier accounts, which will be supplied only to the buyer.
A $500.00 deposit will be required to end the auction, gain access to all financials and dropshipper information, as well as initiate the transfer process.
There are 3 payment processors used by the site: PayPal, 2Checkout and google checkout. You will need your own paypal account but the 2 checkout accounts and the google checkout accounts can be transferred. The 2checkout account currently has a $700.00 balance that will be included if the site sells for the right amount.
Total sales per month average between $3000 and $9000. Total profits per month range from $1000-$2200. Each sell typically earns a 30-40% profit. So a suit that sells for $100.00 earns $30-$40.
Running the business takes usually only 1 hour a day at most.
- Processing orders (ordering from supplier and sending thank you emails to customers)
- Answering customer questions (via email and/or phone if you provide a phone # on site)
- Updating site with new products and out of stock notices.
- Our suppliers do not ship internationally, so if you want to accept international
orders you will have to have items shipped to your address (in the US) and
ship out from your local shipping providers (we just use USPS in these cases)
- Managing PPC campaigns ( it is up to how aggressive you want to be with this,
honestly we have not managed our current PPC campaigns very well and there
is a lot of room for improvement in this area)
- Any SEO you may want to do to the sites
ghillie-suit.net is the main site and is very established amongst the search engines. The 2 websites combined average over 300 unique visitors a day. Access to traffic stats can be provided to interested parties.
This is the perfect opportunity for someone to take over a business that requires little work and creates a nice income. It could easily be turned into a fulltime income with a little more time. The starting price is firm. If we do not get the price we expect from this sale we will continue to run the site ourselves. Thank you for your interest and all questions are welcome.
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