Hey there! How are you holding up? we are all in trying times right now as coronavirus rips the world, crippling economies and taking lives and bringing everything almost to a standstill. But all hope is not lost!
As an eCom business owner or entrepreneur, we have felt the full force of COVID on our businesses, I have seen a lot of people close their stores probably because their suppliers are closing too and drop shippers using aliexpress are forced to halt. People are dying too and we are all at home panicking. All hope is not lost yet, In this post, there are 2 business ideas that you can run or start during this time if you still want to be in the business and crush it.
You see there are 2 sides of the story, The virus is causing everyone to stop, pause or reduce ad spend during this time which is a good opportunity for you to jump into the business - the right one. While your competitors are laying off in the meantime, These 2 business or eCommerce ideas can make you money during this time.
1. PRINT ON DEMAND: Print on demand is a process where you work with a supplier to customize white-label products (like baseball hats or tote bags) with your own designs to sell them on a per-order basis under your own brand. That means you don’t pay for the product until after you’ve actually sold it, so there’s no need to buy in bulk or hold any inventory yourself. It is still considered a dropshipping model.
Why is it good to go for it now? You see, print on demand is like a trend and a very adaptive business since you control the product offering such as designs or whatever you plan to customize, you see this kind of business is not out of season. It all depends on your ideas and marketing approach and there are advantages.
Sell Your Own Custom Products.
Possibility of Custom Packaging.
Easy to Start as a Side Business.
The Whole Process Automates.
Expensive Shipping Costs.
Need to Have Strong Design Skills.
Demands Creativity and Resources.
Low Barrier to Entry = Tough Competition.
2. COFFEE DROPSHIPPING: Sounds crazy but you can operate a coffee shop from anywhere in the world with your own brand. You see coffee is a growing business and we don't see that slowing down anytime! Besides, people are at home now and will do with coffee. So how do you dropship coffee?
First, you need to research your customers and their country and find suppliers that offer that solution IN that country. I will never advise using aliexpress for this kind of business which now brings me to my suggested service. Drop shipper! This is an app that you can find in Shopify that allows you to create your own coffee from different organic origin and ship anywhere in the world but preferably in the USA and Canada since it is based in that area. Their coffee is freshly roasted! Whole bean coffee ships the same day it is roasted. Ground coffee is shipped the day after it is roasted.
If you really want to start your own brand in this business that will ALWAYS SELL, I recommend this app. CHECK THE APP
Finally, starting a business during this time can be hard due to the actions taken by countries to contain this spread, before you begin to make sure you speak with the supplier or the service you are using to find out if they are operating in the country your customer is located and analyze your business before continuing.
Dropshipping is not absolutely dead and will continue to grow! Keep safe and stay alive.