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Image source : Shopster.com
Want to be your own boss? Got an itch to try your hand at e-commerce but don't consider yourself a techie? Maybe you've got an eye for style, the next big fad, or just useful products. Or perhaps you have the pulse of a particular space, as well as the sales and marketing savvy to put an idea to lucrative use -- but technophobia has forestalled your plans.
Well, here's some good news: A host of e-commerce tools and services are available that make it easier than ever to realize your dream of starting an e-tail business. You can either do it yourself from scratch or use a product right out-of-the-box and be up and running in a jiffy.
With job security a pale shade of what it once was, increasing numbers of Americans are considering the prospect of chucking their long-held corporate positions in favor of starting an Internet business.
E-tail hosting is an active market space, and it's getting hotter. Shopster.com, which is based in Calgary, Alberta, is one of several companies that are providing aspiring online retailers with the e-commerce platforms and tools they need to launch their own businesses.
Shopster e-tailers, for instance, can pick and choose what they want to sell from the company's inventory of nearly 700,000 products delivered directly to customers from warehouses situated around the U.S.
One of the most popular ways to start an eCommerce business from home is to sign up with a dropshipper. You basically act as the marketeer for the dropshipper. Dropshippers have become so efficient and advanced these days that you can find practically any product to complement your website or niche. Since the dropshipper handles the packaging and shipment of the product to the customer, you are freed from the time-consuming nitty gritty of eCommerce backend processes.
However, you should be warned - although the concept of dropshipping looks easy, you WILL be competing with thousands upon thousands of home-based eCommerce owners who are doing the same thing that you do. Like any other business, it takes lots of hard work and perseverance to succeed.
For more information on selling online and dropshipping, visit www.JennyHow.com. Jenny is a full-time eBay seller who gives great advice and information on how you too can succeed by selling stuff online.