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How to start an ecommerce store

The first thing to build a successful ecommerce business is to decide what products you want to sell. If you already know what you want to sell, then you’re one step closer to a good start. If not, prepare for one of the most difficult parts, as bearing in mind a product idea isn’t enough. You also need to make sure the product you opt for sells well enough to bring your business desired profit.
Here’s how to choose a product to sell in your ecommerce store:
Carry out market share research and identify the demand for the products you’re considering to sell
Conduct a competitive analysis to estimate potential competition. You can use SEO tools Semrush and Site profiler to get insights such as top keywords, audience demographics, social media metrics, top-selling products on your competitors’ ecommerce stores.
Find a product that has a unique value proposition (UVP)
Analyze relevant groups and pages on social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) to get insights on goods and services that are trending.
Go over sections for best-selling products on sales channels such as Etsy, Amazon, eBay, AliExpress to check the check if there’s anything there that you can offer as well.
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