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  • Tejas Loke

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    March 8, 2021 at 8:22 pm
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    1) Sign up on Shopify
    2) Setup an Instagram Page and get to 10K followers
    3) Enable Instagram shopping option
    4) Join ecommerce communities
    5) Make your first sale
    6) Learn from mistakes and grow.

  • Tejas Loke

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    March 8, 2021 at 8:22 pm
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    7) Don’t give up and find dropshipping suppliers.

  • Pratibha Seth

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    March 8, 2021 at 8:24 pm
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    What kind of business? Dropshipping or inventory based??

  • Pratibha Seth

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    March 8, 2021 at 8:26 pm
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    In any case, better to start as a dropshipping based and then keep on adding inventory as you go forward and understand the demands of your set of customers.
    Here is a list of dropshipping suppliers: http://www.x-cart.com/list-of-dropshipping-suppliers/

  • Maya Singhal

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    March 8, 2021 at 8:28 pm
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    You can take a 14 day free trial for shopify just to test the water. The thing with dropshipping is – because of virtually no barrier to entry, anybody can start this but then later on they get demotivated..So, make sure you are motivated enough to see it through. Some online communities are comprised up entirely of owners with 6 and 7 figure businesses.
    BUT, it takes work..

  • Talika Halder

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    March 8, 2021 at 8:36 pm
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    Thanks for your suggestions Maya, I will check that for sure. Is there any alternative to Shopify though?? The 14 day trial doesn’t seem to do the trick for me

  • Maya Singhal

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    March 8, 2021 at 8:37 pm
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    Sure, you can try WooCommerce

  • Maya Singhal

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    March 8, 2021 at 8:38 pm
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    Basically, Shopify is everything served to you in a plate with a white glove while WooCommerce demands a bit of tweaking and coding to make it suit your needs. But, if you want something no risk, to try, WooCommerce could be it for you, it also has a pretty supportive community

  • Talika Halder

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    March 8, 2021 at 8:39 pm
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    Gotcha Maya, will check it!! Thanks a ton

  • Disha Soman

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    September 15, 2021 at 2:45 pm
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    Hi@Talika

    Around few years back when I first thought of starting my own business. Although, In the first few months I dedicated myself into learning about E-commerce business. And, the online business courses provided by Harvard University are of great help. Do consider trying them out💯

  • Alex Merchant

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    December 21, 2021 at 4:56 pm
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    Step 1: Choose a name and get your domain

    Step 2: Pick your ecommerce platform

    Step 3: Plan and build your ecommerce website

    Step 4: Set up payment, tax, shipping, and marketing tools

    Step 5: Test and launch your ecommerce website

    Hope this helps.

    I generally follow kuware.com for Marketing related info.