Starting Your Own Online Boutique
Many just day dream about opening their own personal fashion store. However, starting a brick and mortar business is out of the question for most. While opening a clothing store, the multifaceted problems of looking for a wholesaler, looking for a distributor and a supplier arise. Many just stop dreaming about opening a jewelry store or traditional clothing or a party wear boutique. However, now with the advent of technology and the internet it is possible for women to open a clothing boutique online One can choose a wide variety of items to sell on the site and can be free to run a business as one wants.
Turning the offline concept into the online
The concept of buying dresses and clothing online from a trendy store is an age-old one. The trick that many women’s online clothing entrepreneurs loved implemented was to introduce a familiarity for the shoppers shopping online. The experience is that same as it was while shopping offline. One can easily browse through the dresses just as they would browse the dresses in the shop manually. The variety is available due to the occasion, the size, the color or on sale arrivals. Additionally women have imbibed their experience of shopping into the online one. They have introduced many amazing features like trying up to three different dresses before selecting sleeve less one. Many online fashion boutiques allow the shoppers to rent dresses or tops for a period of seven nights. Additionally you can track the arrival of the dress or skirts, you can have a look at the returns policy, and the option to try the dress on in advance in the case of an even that is later in the year is also applicable for the customer to use.
Management and logistics
The technology is constantly evolving. The burden of managing a clothing boutique online is not an easy one. It is the responsibility of the entrepreneurs to keep an inventory of the stock, keep a tab on the dresses that are doing well, the dresses that are not doing as well. The management side of the business is an important section and the process is that of a learning one. As compared to the management process, the logistics is also an important department. The logistics of the boutique will include keeping a tab on the customers’ survey, delivery and taking feed back from the customers. The technical department is in charge of looking after the upkeep of the website and constantly adding new items of inventory and boosting the sales opportunities for the boutique.
Various online platforms
Many online business platforms allow you to market your product and your brand free. The online sites ask for a commission from the designers who are posting their products online. For every product like tops or skirts sold the entrepreneur gets 30 % commission or more. Some platforms offer a points system. For example if you sell $100 in shoes or accessories then you earn 100 points. After that, each point is converted into a unit of currency for you to use on new arrivals or on a sale. Social media sites are also a way to expand the target audience and post images of the products like wraps or shorts or seasonal jackets for the interests shoppers to see and to buy.