Are you looking for an established eCommerce tailored to the arts and crafts community? Look no further than Cardstock Shop! This business is set for success with someone who has time and manpower to invest in all aspects of the business and watch it grow.
Established in 2012 by a former Cricut educator, Cardstock Shop retails products to those who love arts and crafts. Our customers include new and seasoned scrapbookers, card-makers, DIY home decorators and paper crafters in general. We purchase quality products direct from USA manufacturers and one large wholesaler. We have been a proud Craft & Hobby Association (now AFCI) member since 2009 , participated in trade shows and know the industry well.
Our niche is selling cardstock by the sheet, to which most competitors sell in bulk. Our customers love having the flexibility and control of choosing the quantity of product desired. We also pride ourselves on providing detailed product photos and descriptions, with heavy focus on SEO, which are some of the most important aspects of an online business. This business could also be easily integrated with a brick and mortar store if it is a goal of the buyer!
Another key aspect is established social media accounts, which with proper attention can greatly increase sales potential. You are already set for success with 4,000+ Facebook followers and over 100,000+ Pinterest views per month. With your investment of time, you can easily grow with Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, MailChimp and the blog!
We are a highly rated Amazon seller, host great vendor relationships and most importantly our customers love us. Why are we selling? The business requires daily dedication to grow, to which its owner who works full time and went to school full time, could not give proper attention over the years. Someone who has time and money to invest in marketing, advertising, sale creation, purchasing, and has additional manpower, can make this business generate top dollar.
Why Shopify? We moved our online business to Shopify in 2017 for ease of eCommerce management. Prior to, we had developed the store on Magento and managed a dedicated server. We felt we made the right move migrating to Shopify as there is never a need to pay developers, manage server upgrades or integrate Magento patches ever again. Plus Shopify easily integrated with Amazon, as done in Magento, which was very important to the owner.
In summary, with Cardstock Shop you are buying:
*Established eCommerce business name, since 2012
*Established social media accounts (Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Blogger)
* SEO optimized store
* $5,000+ remaining inventory
* $2,500+ retail shelving (located in Illinois)
* Easily transferable business name
* Happy customers
What will you need to run this business?
*EIN# (to complete the business name transfer; and for your tax reporting)
*Business License in your state (to retail product; and collect sales tax if applicable)
*Business Checking Account (required by most manufacturers to purchase)
*Apply and get approved with each manufacturer/wholesaler you wish to purchase from (they require proof of business retail license; and sometimes business checking account)
*Establish your own Amazon Professional Seller Account to list on Amazon (Amazon does not allow transferring of seller accounts)
*Certified check or escrow to purchase this business
We attempted to provide as much information as possible so you can make an informed decision if this business is right for you. If you are interested in buying Cardstock Shop, please drop us a line.