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How can i 'elevate' my business/shop but also spend less time on it?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by IKbentim, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. IKbentim

    IKbentim Power Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    I set up a shop on Facebook selling merchandise (sports merchandise) than i order from Taobao.
    Basically what i do is someone buys my item, i order it from Taobao and sell when it comes in i pack it and send it.
    Payments are made ahead.

    Per item there is about a 12-15 dollar profit.
    Per month the average is about 1500-2000.

    Its all based on Facebook, some orders come in via WhatsApp or SMS.
    We have about 5000 organic likes.

    I'm looking for some tips on how to improve overall sales and perhaps to spend less time on it.

    Normally what i do to promote is i post a new item with the information (size etc) and boost it to the fans of that particular item.
    I have been getting ROI of 2000%-5000% on some posts.

    I have been thinking about hiring a VA to handle all orders but i'm not sure how much this will cost me.
    Because i have a full-time job as well i find myself sometimes forgetting to get back to people with order details or overall forget about the shop altogether.
    I think i'm actually losing money because of that.

    The packing process i have streamlined quite well, takes about 2-3 minutes to wrap our items and i have a Brother label printer to print addresses.

    * I have considered setting up a webshop service like Shopify but unfortunately where i'm from people don't use those type of things.
    * I have considered drop shipping but i like to have my quality control so i know what i send out is good

    Would love to hear some opinions or stories from others who set up shop.
    I really think that there is more potential here
     
  2. Ikwata007

    Ikwata007 Newbie

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    Are you associated with Taobao? Why else would you disclose your profits and all minute details?
     
  3. IKbentim

    IKbentim Power Member

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    I'm not even mentioning any product.

    Am i associated with Facebook? Am i associated with sports? no.
    Its a billion dollar company i hardly think they need my help.