Starting an eCommerce business can be exciting and in the long term, very rewarding financially if it is setup correctly. If not, it can become a costly nightmare which is why it makes sense to employ an internet business consultant when starting your eCommerce business.
The first thing they will be able to advise you on is which platform to use for your online store. For example, if you want to start with one or two private label products they are most likely going to recommend Amazon. If you want to have a much bigger range of products, then Shopify is an option. Beyond these two there are several other excellent eCommerce platforms that could be more suited to your business and this is why a consultant’s advice is important so that you get this right from the outset.
The alternative is that you plough ahead and pick an eCommerce platform only to discover several months down the road that it is unsuitable for you and by that time you will have invested a lot of time and money that will have been wasted unnecessarily.
The next way that an internet business consultant can help you is in relation to choosing products and sourcing them. You may know what sorts of products you want to sell, or it could be that you want to target a specific niche but aren’t sure yet what products your store will have for sale.