Clothes are in-demand items and can make you a lot of money. The mistakes that professionals make when selling clothes are not the same as the mistakes made by starting businesses. Starting businesses make a lot of common mistakes and here are some of them.
Splurging on expensive tech
You’ll need a camera, a computer, a website (or you can use sites like Amazon) and the clothes to get started. Investing in expensive technology when your business is still small will complicate things. You should start by keeping things simple before investing in expensive technology.
Online buyers expect that their clothes will be at their doorstep within two days. The turnaround time is not feasible for flippers who are selling from home, but it is essential to get the clothes to the customer as fast as possible. Clothes go with fashion and being a few days late can frustrate the customer. Maybe the customer wanted the dress for a specific occasion and delivering it late will lead to rejection of the dress by the buyer. You should establish a shipping policy and try your best to honor it even if the sale is too small.
Not going with trends
You will miss out amazing opportunities if you are not plugged into fashion and trends. A simple trending dress can sell as high as $1000, but the price can go as down as $40 when it stops trending. Imagine how much you can make if you jumped on trends? However, you should be careful when going with trends because things can flop and you can run into losses.
Looking for suppliers online
There are numerous fabric dealers on the internet, and most wholesalers on the internet are not reliable. You will encounter so many scams. You should be careful when buying and selling online. Beginners fall prey to online frauds and scams due to lack of information. Always do extensive research and be sure of your source of items before you buy from them. Some online suppliers also sell their clothes on retail at lower prices so competing with them becomes extremely hard because they stock the same dresses like yours.
Running your store on unreliable sites
Most customers can’t wait for more than 4 seconds for a site to load. If your store is hosted with an unreliable provider, you risk losing a lot of customers.
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— Jay Grayce (@jayGraycewithaY) 11 de diciembre de 2018