Happy Holidays, Everyone!
The new year is almost here and we thought we'd do a pre-kickoff for those of you thinking about becoming an Ebay reseller, working from home, starting your own business or anything similar.
We do ALOT of research before we jump into any kind of new venture and that means bookmarking/collecting links to great articles and videos that have helped us out and are still helping us out now.
We are going to share tidbits of those articles with you, here on the BLT blog, in hopes that they help you, too. Until we get our Youtube channel up and running, you can find all content on the BLT blog.
So, let's begin. The following article is not only informative, but it also has a personal touch which some of you might relate to. Not only did Phoebe start out selling on Ebay, but took it to the next level and moved her shop to Shopify.
How to Become a Reseller
Your Green Grass Project
Phoebe at Franc & Green
How I Started A Online Reseller Business Selling Clothes
I spoke with my sister Francesca, the owner of Franc & Green, a sustainable online reseller clothing business targeted to women. Learn how she makes over $650 a day reselling clothes!
We talked about how she started her reselling business selling clothes, launching her eCommerce store on Shopify and her top tips to teach other people how to become a reseller!
What Is A Reseller Business?
A reseller business allows you to resell products bought from manufacturers to customers, these products could be anything and you can source them from anywhere.
It’s a great option for anyone wanting to start a side-hustle or a small business because you don’t need a lot of money to get started.
Whether you want to resell clothes or resell shoes, you’ll quickly learn you can sell anything through a Shopify store. Your reseller online shop can expand into other niches without expensive inventory fees, additional costs, or high shipping costs.
Why did you decide to start the business?
It had always been my dream to own a brick and mortar clothing store, but over the years I had given up on this dream. Instead, I had been climbing the corporate ladder, changing jobs almost as often as my outfits, because I was so dissatisfied with the traditional 9-5 career.
I loved going to interviews and getting the job and then the first two weeks were great. Then there was always a period of about 6-12 months, where I steadily started to dislike my work more and more. My favorite month was always the one just after I’d handed in my notice.
I thought I was never going to find a job I liked. The more I thought about it, the more I realized how easily I’d given up on my dreams of owning a shop selling clothes. It was all I wanted to do from the age of 16.
Traditional clothing retail stores might be on the decline, but the world of eCommerce is booming and set to grow exponentially over the next decade. Why couldn’t I start an online store?
How Did You Start Your Online Reselling Business?
For a while, I dabbled in selling on eBay in 2017 as a side-hustle. But in 2018, I decided to quit my job give it my all, and start a reselling business as my full-time job.
I had just bought a house, so this was both terrifying and motivating. I needed to make enough to cover my half of the mortgage and bills.
The first thing to do if you want to start a reseller business is source stock. So, I started sourcing second-hand clothing from my family and friends, this worked for a while but I needed to scale up.
Then started buying it in bulk from thrift shops and consignment store. For the first 18 months, my reselling business was only on eBay under the business name Franc & Green.
Read the rest of this great article here