At present Dharma and Sage is an Australian swimwear store that I have set up about 8 weeks ago.
Dharma and Sage was created due to a huge gap in the swimwear market for sexy swimwear under $100.
There are loads of brands in the over $100 range like Seafolly, Tigerlily etc. but not so much under that and hence Dharma and Sage was born.
The under $100 price bracket resonates with 20- something millennials who don't blink an eye buying swimwear online.
With e-commerce you get paid instantly, so you can have a profitable business from day one.
The global market for swimwear and Beachwear is projected to reach 2.2 billion units valued at US$22.7 BILLION by 2022.
This is driven by the growing affinity for active and healthy activities and the strong preference for beachside vacations.
Also poised to benefit growth in the market is the launch of multifunctional cover up swimwear and beachwear designed to double up as semi casual wear for pool parties and resorts.
Instagram an Facebook now are huge powerful platforms to promote this business, with no need for a bricks and mortar store.
Whilst in the middle of setting it up I have moved to Bali to live and no longer able to put time and effort into the store.
I have everything set up FB, instagram and most importantly awesome contacts in China that sell other products that you could easily add to the existing range.
The Chinese contact speaks perfect English and responds very quickly to emails.
He arranges all freight for you and the shipment is very inexpensive with DHL and arrives within a few days.
From placing the order to shipment is only a matter of 5 -7 days.
I also have stock of swing tags already paid for in China.
The swimwear arrives already with swing tags and bagged in attractive plastic pouches.
At present there is 15 styles and approx. 230 pieces all with swing tags and in bags that also have the logo on.
This would be a great business for a mum to run from home as all the stock just fits in a large box .
There is little work to be done each day apart from Instagram and FB posts and sending stock.
The swimwear can be sent in Australia for under $9 and overseas for $8.80.
I have made postage inclusive of the price to make it attractive but of course that can be changed if you wish.
I haven't been able to put any time into this due to having to move to Bali.
I just basically received the stock and then had to move to Bali.
The stock at present is still in Australia
The manufacturer has many styles to choose from and you could easily add more styles or other products that he also sells.
A great add on, would be beach cover ups or sarongs.
This would also be a great business to sell at fashion markets that are now everywhere in Australia and worldwide.
This is a great way for extra sales but also a market to try out new samples or clear stock.
It basically just need someone to start as I never got the opportunity as I am now living in Bali.
I would suggest getting swimwear influencer's and promote on Facebook and Instagram.
I have the contacts in China, Swingtags and bags with names are already made up in China. Shipping rate is very inexpensive and very simple as it is all done for you from China.
My Chinese contact is prompt and speaks perfect English and understands western needs.
There is a 3 year domain, email address, facebook and instagram already set up.
It is a business already set up and ready to go