eCom : among other things, for testing the market, affiliate pages are very well suited. However, I find the best margins among my own private labeled or manufactured products.
-> Fireflyfoodage.com : this online shop our team realized with grav.io for the investor Bernhard Bachna and the experienced delicatessen retailer Ingeborg Lorenz from Lorenz.delikat.essen. This is an interesting project that involves introducing an offline retailer to the online world.
-> FBM (Fulfillment by Merchant): I seized a great opportunity to launch my FBM career with no cash investment with 3088 products of a friend, who is a manufacturer. This is done by dropshipping (dropshipping explained by Shopify).
-> FBA (FulFillment by Amazon): is the next goal: in order to achieve more sales (prime offers), establish greater customer trust, and have faster deliveries and lower transportation costs. For this step, investment capital is necessary.
-> a further online shop, eBay and more other marketplaces, google shopping and facebook store are already on the starting blocks. I operate this multi-channel business using my “command base” Afterbuy.de : from just one place, you can handle various marketplaces, your warehousing, shipping and customer support.
To discuss this topic, I have another Meetup called: eCom.