fudjj wrote:Hi Heidi, nice to have you with us and nice to know you plan on sticking around :)
It's actually an interesting question and there are a few key points you would need to tick off to give yourself the best possible chance.
1. Make it a consumable product, something that gives you the ability to create repeat orders from your customers. This gives you the opportunity to build a customer base over time and once all those repeat orders start stacking up, that 5 dollar margin starts to multiply very quickly
2. Increase your chances of sales by increasing your shipping destination options. It's just basic arithmetic, the more people that you offer the product to, the more you increase your chances of making a sale.
3. Professional image, build confidence with your customers through both a professional branded image and second to none customer service. The second to none customer service is EXTRA special if you are selling consumables to build up repeat customers.
You want them to know that they are getting looked after like no one else could possibly do.
Now they would be my 3 key points to focus on for your kind of plan. Of course, you have to also tick the other boxes like, competitive price, great supplier, you know the stuff, the everyday type of e-commerce stuff we all have to do, but I like your thinking.
Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones as well also :)