Low-Cost Shopify Consignment

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There are a ton of software programs and shopping carts on the market today. Which one is right for you?

The right system is the one that does all that you need to get done with the least cost.

Perhaps the first and most important question is "How can you sell the most (make the most money) with the time and resources at your command?".

Selling Online with Shopify

If you're looking for software integrated with Shopify, perhaps discovering this advice from a 20-year Internet veteran will help you make the best use of your investment capital and time.

Consignment is a good business. It surged with the 2006-2009 recession and will do so again with the next imminent and larger downturn in the economy.

Selling online is completely different from selling locally:

Smart Online Sales

Chances are you don't need a full-blown e-commerce shopping cart and the inescapable expense. Who's going to find it anyway?

Find free or reasonably-priced outlets for advertising like Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, Pinit...

Buy a one-off consignment software to keep track of everything and stay away from the pay-as-you-go-forever traps.

Give yourself some time to see if things get rolling before piling on expenses with no ROI (return on investment).

Selling Online

Realistically selling online isn't the grand easy method of making a profit it once used to be primarily because ranking highly for keywords related to a shop's merchandise isn't 1) a skill possessed by retailers and 2) was infinitely easier 20 years ago when selling online started becoming popular (way less competition).

Search, for example, for 'shopping carts' and count the number of offerings. "Everybody's doing it!"

Not to burst a bubble, but to advise where all the money for software to sell online might be better spent, most would stuck their toes into this water would have been better off keeping their powder dry.

Here's what a new venture into online selling is faced with:

Unless you have a way of getting your Shopify merchandise in front of a very large number of people (100 visitors = 1 sale, maybe), avoid the expense, the risk and all of the hassle and stick with local sales. Seriously, wouldn't $29/month (which is the Shopify minimum) be better spent on local advertising, or spent on nothing at all?

Shopify

Shopify makes it headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario. It is a proprietary e-commerce platform started in 2004 for online shops and retail POS systems. Shopify provides online marketing and sales, payment processing, delivery services and client-management features for operating an online store. Today's it is listed on the NYSE and the TSE with volume above $82 billion, thanks in large part to a collaboration with Amazon in 2015.