There are several ways on how to reach $5000/month, just by doing online business, we talked about e-commerce using the Shopify store and how to use Chinese suppliers to get products from Aliexpress, & then go for Alibaba to extend your business, if you didn’t read that in our forum here is the link: How to reach $5000/month.
to clarify a few more things though, we need to talk a bit more about the Shopify store, & why it is great for this sort of thing we’re actually going to compare it with other platforms like Amazon, eBay, Etsy,.. etc
So are you ready? let get started!
eBay is perfect if you’re selling a great variety of items or physical products. Shopify, on the other hand, is better in the long term if your plan is to build your brand from scratch. … In short, Shopify is perfect for building a brand and developing an e-commerce business from scratch.
What you get from joining Shopify
Just like Shopify’s partnerships with Amazon, eBay, Facebook, and other top-selling Platforms, Shopify gets millions of millions of visitors every month for instance just eBay’s customer base of over 170 million buyers are synced with the Shopify database. think about how much is amazon’s customer base…
When it comes to Shopify vs Etsy, Shopify is the better choice for online selling. It’s more scalable, more flexible, and gives you better e-commerce tools than Etsy. That said, the choice really depends on
- you, what you want
- your business,
- your budget,
- and your goals.
as for Etsy, You can also import your Etsy products to the Shopify store. The app helps manage digital products as well. In the settings section of the app, there is a dedicated “Product Management” section which automates this process to its best.
Keep In Mind That …
When you sell on Amazon, eBay Shopify, and Etsy, you don’t own your business. They do, & they have the right to manipulate/manage your shop listings however they want, you can’t simply do nothing about it, you don’t have access to your customer list. & you should expect to get emails regarding :
- You have fees to pay.
- You need to reimburse (eBay/Amazon/Shopify/Etsy..etc) for a refund we made to your buyer.
- You have violated one of our rules or policies.
- We couldn’t verify your account information.
- You need to update your payment method.
meaning: suspension & banning is inevitable one way or another.
There is also a free trial for 14 days (and can sometimes be extended if you need more time to complete building your store) …
We all know that Amazon’s Individual plan is more adequate for small-scale sellers, but Shopify offers better value for money. It’s cheaper than Amazon’s Professional plan, and it’s more scalable and transparent with its pricing than Amazon, making it easier to start with.
There Some of the cons of Shopify to be aware of too, however.
- There are the transaction fees for those using a third-party payment gateway that other same platforms don’t charge any transaction fees at all whatsoever payment gateway you use.
- It’s limited to three options per product (that is not ideal for such a platform).
Anyway, you can always go to the Shopify official website – https://www.shopify.com/pricing – to check if it’s suitable for your business. Bear in mind that these platforms keep changing their policies some you may find some new features that can help, or just some that would make you upset about it.
How about Building a WordPress site & just creating a store using some e-commerce plugin?
Creating WordPress E-commerce Store
it is great for users who want to get an online store built quickly, and who don’t need complex sales tools, just build list items sell them whenever someone makes an order through your website, the difference is that Shopify can help you create a huge store with many complex features regarding :
- Listing items products.
- Contacting buyers, getting reviews…
- Offering various shipping methods.
- Multi-feature dashboard all on the same page.
- Handling store yourself or hiring someone to do it without risking to be scammed.
- Free tools and paid one’s as needed to help you boost your sales.
- various reports for sales, inventory …etc to help you manage your store better.
Although many of these features do exist in other platforms -as we said before – you will need to afford time & money to make them available on your e-commerce WordPress website.
good luck with starting your business online.