I will be pursuing the avenue of dropshipping rather than bulk purchases, so I realize that the majority of my options will be generic items, as name brand are often limited to orders of a large quantity.
I am wondering if I should create a site tailored to one specific product category in order to give it a professional and specialized feel, or if I should offer multiple categories.
I just tried to think from my perspective of shopping. There are certain products that I really don't mind if they are generic, but if I landed on a site that sold everything from automotive accessories to tablecloths, I would be deterred from purchasing on that site.
However, if I was shopping for product A, and I landed on a site with many generic product A's but with a good pricepoint, I believe I would be more apt to purchase.
At what point is the line drawn? I don't want to give away too much information, but lets say I had three main categories.
Is it a bad idea to sell them all on one site, or would I have better success with three separate websites all tailored to each category.
Lastly, is there a downside in showing a relation between the sites, or should they remain autonomous?
For instance, Category A, B, C are part of "FictitousCompany Inc".
Cat A, B, C are all independent sites with nothing tying it to a parent company, perhaps under which I have my Tax ID.