Today, every major holiday provides a reason for creative minded individuals, not just kids, to pull out the glue guns, fabric markers and have some creative fun. Even with the more frugal economic place we find ourselves in today, overall spending in the Arts and Crafts Industry is at an impressive $30 Billion dollars! This website business was founded by an inventor and product creator offering award winning, “As Seen on TV” tools and templates for making envelopes, cards, scrapbook pages, boxes & bags. The products offered on this site are unique and innovative with several having been trademarked.
The business is operated by one owner working about 10 hours per week from a home office. The owner purchases raw materials from vendors for its product lines. Some finished components of inventory are stocked at each vendor location at no cost for storage and no cost for product until the items ship to the website business to handle its own fulfillment. Only a small amount of inventory is stocked in the owner’s home office with a value of approx. $1,800 for the items currently on hand. Without bulk inventory storage, this business has the characteristic of a dropship model.
The site strives to do more than the typical craft supply store by offering instructional videos on both YouTube and the website. Customers can visit the company blog to find the right template for every project and learn more about each item offered thus providing customers with knowledge to make informed decisions regarding purchasing products. All of these features along with the site’s high quality, award winning products and excellent customer service make it easy and enjoyable for customers to shop at the website.
This is an outstanding business opportunity for any buyer looking to acquire a home based, profitable ecommerce business with innovative products, longevity, established reputation and lots of room for growth in the huge arts and crafts industry!
Building upon its well established foundation, there is great potential to expand this internet business including add new products, establish a social media presence, expand the wholesale business and increase shopping mall affiliations.
Although there are other arts and crafts sites online, there is no direct competition to this web business. Its high quality, versatile and innovative products, great customer following and industry reputation set it apart from others in the industry.