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* Zero ecommerce expertise
* Eager to promote small selfmade furnishings, 5 variations or much less of 1 merchandise (to start out)
* Largely on-line, however perhaps at bodily areas like Farmer’s Markets or native furnishings shops
* Wish to do free transport
* In Canada (in all probability no worldwide transport to start out – KISS)

In search of some recommendation to start out get began doing a little ecommerce. As a observe, I’m fairly tech savvy, however have zero expertise with ecommerce. My father is, for lack of a greater time period, technologically illiterate.

That mentioned, my father is seeking to begin promoting small selfmade furnishings and has requested me to assist him out, however I am not tremendous acquainted with ecommerce (as talked about, zero ecommerce expertise right here, apart from being a client after all).

Product shouldn’t be a lot of a priority. He has made a “prototype” that he and my mom use every day. He will be making just a few extra this week to point out off, have the ability to take images for the store, and so forth. Individuals have additionally seen it and made unprompted optimistic feedback about it.

In search of some recommendation/opinions on tips on how to setup. He’ll initially be promoting lower than 5 objects, which is actually only a few variants of the one merchandise. It needs to be famous that he may additionally wish to promote at brick & mortar areas, like native Farmer’s Markets, or attempt to get a popup in some native b&m furnishings shops.

Wouldn’t it be greatest to only arrange a Shopify retailer and have it do the entire heavy lifting? Or is there a greater different you’ll be able to recommend?

Or ought to I arrange a separate web site and handle the shop ourselves, perhaps WP + WooCommerce?

One other element that is perhaps essential: he needs to supply free transport. And on that observe, transport very more likely to keep inside Canada to start out – we needn’t go overthinking this entire factor and getting difficult. That is the way you fizzle out earlier than you even begin!

I do know that Shopify can (supposedly) supply reductions on transport, in order that could possibly be useful for this. Shopify additionally has {hardware} and POS that will be useful for the b&m aspect. However what I do not know is that if there are different rivals which have the identical benefits, or if Shopify’s pricing is cheap…

Any opinions on this, extra so on pricing methods? I am pondering that we might take a look at what it will value to ship to varied cities throughout the nation and both choose the costliest to tack onto the worth of each unit bought, or do a median so we earn a living on some, lose cash on others, and it balances out ultimately…ideas?

If I’ve left one thing out, simply ask and I’ll present what I can!

TIA for any recommendation!