Very new to all this, so bear with me please.

I wish to give it a shot and promote merchandise curated round a selected theme on-line. I am pondering of utilizing Shopify to get began though I am fairly proficient at programming, so I might roll out a extra personalized resolution down the road if I’ve sufficient gross sales to justify the effort and time. The nation I stay in solely has entry to a subset of what is out there on the neighboring nations’ market (much like how a number of issues which are simple to purchase within the US are onerous/unimaginable to get in Canada.) I imagine this might be certainly one of my aggressive benefits: I am an area firm in order a buyer you’ll be able to mix transport as a result of all of it comes from the identical retailer, do not should cope with lengthy supply occasions, import taxes, problem, and so on.

My course of in the intervening time is to scour product web sites and Kickstarter to try to discover objects that I believe can be a superb match for future promoting.

If the product is already in manufacturing (so, not Kickstarter merchandise), I get in contact with the producer to try to discover out what their phrases, costs, and so on are. That is so I can consider whether or not it might be sensible to resell their product although my storefront.

Earlier than answering, some producers wish to know extra about my enterprise, projected gross sales volumes, and so on. My drawback is that I haven’t got a enterprise in any respect but. I am not even registered as a enterprise as a result of I am not prepared but.

**I might want costs and phrases from producers to get began, however they will not give it till I’m already up and operating. So my query is: how do you deal with this?**

edit: I ought to most likely add that I am not coping with enormous/mainstream manufacturers or producers, my focus being a distinct segment.