October 18th, 2006
Dropship websites for sale is a good proof for those who doubt if dropship business model works. Here comes another listing of drop ship website for sale:
When I see a profitable website for sale I feel like checking two things first – stats (traffic, sales, etc) and explanation why an owner wants to get rid of a money making website.
Prolongboards.com – Niche Drop Ship Business
- URL: prolongboards.com
- Established: 31 Dec 2005
- Uniques/Month: 1,500
- Page views/month: 10,000
- Monthly Revenue: $500+
Septemeber saw it get 1,500 Unique visitors and almsot 10,000 pageviews.
Prolongboards was born in the UK as an importer and exporter of longboards to Europe. Since Longboarding is really an American thing, importing them to the UK and the EU seemed to be a trend setting venture. To start with, I bought in $2000 worth of longboards (20 Decks and 5 Complete Boards) which I had to restock pretty quick since initial demand was reletively high. Sales seemed to dip in later months but were still generating around $500 a month revenue.
I feel that Prolongboards is destined to be a Profit machine. Not only do I have suppliers who will Drop Ship their products (so no need for stock), but the speed that longboarding is growing, especially in Sweden, is extraordinary to say the least. I have made several friends through the shop who keep telling me how popular longboarding is getting in mainland Europe, something which Prolongboards RIGHT NOW has the means to capitalize on!
Why Am I Selling the Business?
I am selling the business and the site for two reasons.
1) I want to pay back $1000 to my dad who graciously lent me the money to start the shop
2) I want to concentrate more on marketing instead of running a business. Packing and taking stuff to post takes up too much of my time and could be utilized better by someone else, I feel.
General Traffic / Site Info
The Site has been online since Jan 2006 and has been growing in popularity steadily since its conception. Although it is only PR1, I feel with maybe 6 months, a few more sites will link to prolongboards getting it a higher PR.
Traffic flows have been steady and targetted. We have not been using ANY PPC or Advertising of any sort, apart from posting on two forums. All our traffic is derived from these forums and the Search Engines which it ranks highly on.
For September, its best performing month, we got 1,492 Unique Visitors and 9,683 Pageviews According to Google Analytics.(Proof = http://prolongboards.com/analytics.bmp – *3.75mb watch out*)
For All the months previous to September, Webalizer has been running, which can be seen at http://prolongboards.com/webalizer/default.html
Specialized Aspects of the site
I myself am preficient with PHP and MYSQL. I coded the Shopping Cart, Stock Facility and Longboard Contruction Wizard, ALL of which have been made from scratch by ME. I did not use a third party shopping cart system as I wanted to concentrate more on SEO which I felt I could achieve better from my own content.
This Coding alone would set you back an easy $900!
I also did ALL of the graphics from scratch, which could have cost $300 if you hired a pro to do it.
All the Suppliers are willing to Drop Ship, apart from a wholesaler in the UK. This is unavoidable because I am in the UK but there are many other distributors in different countries so if you wanted to change the shop for a different market, that would be fine.
With Monthly Revenue of around $500, I feel I could ask anything up to $10,000 for this site.
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