How to Start Making and Selling Bags Online

Bags are an everyday necessity. Be it your daily office use or your yoga bag or a child’s schoolbag, bags are an accessory everyone needs. If handbag heaven is what you wish to design or backpacks are your calling, making and selling them has never been easier.

Here’s how to get started,

1.Bag Designs: Decide the type of bag you want to create and sell. The demand ranges from a variety of utility products including Designer Handbags to school bags and camera bags. It is best to concentrate with a specific product rather than try to sell a wide variety or almost all kinds of products. Or better yet, design your special utility bag!

2.Get your Merchandise right: Once you have decided the design of the bags, obtain your merchandise from bag manufacturers. There are several who create large number of bags based on your design. You can get creative with the type of material based on utility, feel, look and even environmental impact.

3.Map out your business plan: Decide how you want to expand and grow your business and the basic pricing plan.

4.Brand and Website: In the accessories business, it is very important to market your brand efficiently. So select a name and brand accordingly. You can create an online store for your brand with great templates through Styledge.in to make your product look great and covetable.

5.Inventory: Once you start selling, managing orders and inventory is a must. Styledge makes this process easier for Bag Sellers through the Inventory Management Platform.

6.Ship away! Now ship your products and manage deliveries at one place with Styledge Logistics management.

Starting a new business seems daunting but boosting your processes lets you focus on what’s important- The Dream. Start now with www.Styledge.in

How to Start A Jewellery Business

“Every piece of Jewellery tells a story.”

 If you are the kind of storyteller who makes her stories in the form of her jewellery designs, I’m sure you’re reading this from the founder’s cabin of your brand new jewellery business.

Make it official

Register your business as a “private limited” business for business benefits such as liability protection. The most common business mistake is not separating your personal bank account from that of your business.

Put your soul into your designs

Designing a large number of pieces that don’t really have a theme, voice or concept will not give you the market presence you want. You must design pieces that merchandise well together. Your products must have a story and a soul. Make use of jewellery-specific design software such as Rhinojewel, Matrix and JewelCAD.

How much is it?

Determining the cost for your products and designs may put you in an imbroglio.  Adding your hourly labour costs to the raw material expenses, with a predetermined margin of profit is the general approach on this front. However, being market conscious is key, here. Selling Rs. 2000 products at the local flea market may not work for you. Perhaps selling the same product on an e-commerce platform may work wonders.

Speaking of E-commerce, yes, go online.

Realize that your work is a piece of art. It deserves to be displayed around- especially on the internet. Your e-commerce website must do justice to your designs. It is absolutely imperative for you to have a website. For some amazing website templates, check out what Styledge provides.

Special care must be taken to ensure that your designs are photographed perfection before taking them online.

Be patient and work on branding.
Overnight success is a myth. To settle into your business and to acquire a strong market presence may take time.

Now that you have your website and your products in place, pick that one profile that you want your business to have and work towards it. An active social media presence and on-ground marketing can help you achieve this.

 

Stay calm and watch, as the gold you made glitters and your diamonds shine.

The Ultimate Guide To An E-commerce Online Business !

 

With the e-commerce business booming today, a large number of online marketplaces are coming up. In such a business scenario, what can you do set your business apart from the rest?

What is your USP?

There are over one hundred thousand E-commerce websites. That’s right, one hundred thousand. A business that is a class apart has a unique selling proposition. “The purpose of a marketing campaign is to create a customer who creates customers.”[1]

Your website- Appearance and Navigation

When a user is buying products off your website, they want to utilize minimum efforts on figuring out how it works. A prudent designer will construct a user-friendly interface and a simple navigation for maximum output.

Styledge offers website templates for budding e-commerce businesses that can make the look and feel of your website user-friendly.

Social Media Marketing

Technology has made the world a global village. We are all connected by one platform- social media. Active engagement with your user base through blog posts, graphics, videos and polls will bolster the outreach of your business. The new “live” feature available on various social media platforms now will definitely establish a stronger connection with your consumers.

A Shipping Strategy That Sails Your Boat

Delivery logistics and management are the most critical aspects of e-commerce businesses.

With Styledge, you can now manage your logistics and make product delivery efficient, faster and well-administered. After all, logistics is the key to e-commerce. Click here[2] to find out why.

SEO, SEO, SEO

It has been said and done, but the power of a strong SEO strategy cannot be underestimated. Invest in the correct workforce that uses suitable tools to bring about both on-page and off-page optimization. Invest in Google AdWords (and the likes). Several effective tools are available online to assist you in your SEO endeavor.

 

Styledge will keep sharing interesting insights, tips and statistics for budding e-commerce businesses. Watch this space for more such articles and you will watch your business grow.

 

[1] Source: Mad Over Marketing Quotes

[2] Link to article on Logistics: The Key to E-commerce

 

 

 

Logistics- The Key To E-Commerce

 

Speed is everything. Speed, with quality, can make or break your business venture.

The present-day e-commerce industry thrives on the speed, accuracy and organisation of the chain of events right from creation of the product to the delivery of the product. The more coordinated this process is, the more your e-commerce business will flourish.

As the business of an e-commerce company grows, supply-chain management becomes a key criterion of working. While small scale companies can regulate their supply chains, growing businesses outsource their logistics to a third party. This concept is commonly known as 3PL, Third Party Logistics. To monitor the services, equipments, finances and human resources as a large company can be a challenge. 3PL is the key to outsourcing large scale logistical projects.

From the raw material acquisition stage to the finished product delivery, logistics forms the backbone of any company. Procurement logistics deals with the acquisition, distribution and storage of raw materials. Reverse logistics, on the other hand, deals with managing the products post-delivery.

Clearly, a well-drawn up logistics plan is the need of the hour for every company. DHL, the world renown logistics firm says, “The key to a successful supply chain is not only planning how to distribute your product, but how to bring back both customer returns and obsolete products. Managing returns effectively lets you recapture value, reduce write-offs and keep your customers happy.”

E-commerce sales in India have risen by several billions of Dollars. India is the second fastest growing E-commerce  market. To keep up with these magnitudes, outsourcing your logistics department would be a smart move. Styledge not only provides engaging website designs for the front end of your business but also provides essential logistics management for your e-commerce venture.

We understand that E-commerce companies must focus on marketing and logistics together. In order to execute this concept, Styledge provides a working platform for every conceivable E-commerce idea.

A product you make is a promise you make. Fulfilling this promise and delivering your product to a satisfied customer can only happen with a healthy supply chain management scheme. Logistics is the key to an idea business plan and Styledge is here to help you sail through!