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Daniel Brady

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I have experience with starting 10+ websites including a few ecommerce websites. The most local ecommerce website is Heavenly Hammocks based in Brisbane.

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Shawn Davis

Asked this question - Starting a Business

What have been your biggest challenges in starting a business?

1. Growing sales further. Our sales are up 150% year-on-year, but higher would be better.

2. Warehousing. Since recently, we've been using a fulfilment warehouse (Brisbane Logistics). It works pretty well except that their Toll delivery charges aren't cheap compared to FastWay. However, the rent charges only seem economical for our best selling products, not the slower moving products.

So the less-popular products are still stored at home, while the popular products are warehoused. So we're only half-way to being a properly warehoused business.

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Jef Lippiatt
Jef Lippiatt, Owner at Startup Chucktown

Asked this question - Entrepreneurship

What Is The Most Important Thing You Learned About Your Business?


Ebay as an additional sales channel has both positives and negatives, but overall it's worth using:



It adds incremental sales, allowing for lower cost imports.



It works for some of our categories but not others. Eg. small items that China can ship directly to Australia - we can't even compete on Ebay for those.



The fees are fixed at around $25 per month + 9% commission. We can run that year-round, unlike some other advertising that we have to pause in the low season.



A second point:



Focusing more on our hammock chairs improved our low season, since they are less seasonal than our regular hammocks. We improved our range and promotions, and it is proving successful.

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Wendy Huang
Wendy Huang, Full Time Blogger and YouTuber at A Custom Blog in 4 Minutes

Asked this question - Sales and Marketing

How do I get retailers to stock my products on their shelves?

I'm interested in an answer too.

One option that will get half an answer is to ask your wholesale competitors for a price catalogue. That should give you a rough idea of what they charge to retail customers.

Online Business

How to Launch Your First Ecommerce Website Without Breaking the Bank

This article will be a tutorial about how I started one of my Australian ecommerce website while minimizing the upfront investment and risk, and what I would suggest for somebody starting an ecommerce website for the first time.  My website is Heavenly Hammocks Brisbane - a place that sells hammocks and related accessories from Brisbane and delivers across Australia. My planning process helpe...

Online Business

How to Launch Your First Ecommerce Website Without Breaking the Bank

This article will be a tutorial about how I started one of my Australian ecommerce website while minimizing the upfront investment and risk, and what I would suggest for somebody starting an ecommerce website for the first time.  My website is Heavenly Hammocks Brisbane - a place that sells hammocks and related accessories from Brisbane and delivers across Australia. My planning process helpe...

Daniel Brady answered this question

Shawn Davis

Asked this question - Starting a Business

What have been your biggest challenges in starting a business?

1. Growing sales further. Our sales are up 150% year-on-year, but higher would be better.

2. Warehousing. Since recently, we've been using a fulfilment warehouse (Brisbane Logistics). It works pretty well except that their Toll delivery charges aren't cheap compared to FastWay. However, the rent charges only seem economical for our best selling products, not the slower moving products.

So the less-popular products are still stored at home, while the popular products are warehoused. So we're only half-way to being a properly warehoused business.

Daniel Brady answered this question

Jef Lippiatt
Jef Lippiatt, Owner at Startup Chucktown

Asked this question - Entrepreneurship

What Is The Most Important Thing You Learned About Your Business?


Ebay as an additional sales channel has both positives and negatives, but overall it's worth using:



It adds incremental sales, allowing for lower cost imports.



It works for some of our categories but not others. Eg. small items that China can ship directly to Australia - we can't even compete on Ebay for those.



The fees are fixed at around $25 per month + 9% commission. We can run that year-round, unlike some other advertising that we have to pause in the low season.



A second point:



Focusing more on our hammock chairs improved our low season, since they are less seasonal than our regular hammocks. We improved our range and promotions, and it is proving successful.

Daniel Brady answered this question

Wendy Huang
Wendy Huang, Full Time Blogger and YouTuber at A Custom Blog in 4 Minutes

Asked this question - Sales and Marketing

How do I get retailers to stock my products on their shelves?

I'm interested in an answer too.

One option that will get half an answer is to ask your wholesale competitors for a price catalogue. That should give you a rough idea of what they charge to retail customers.

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