joined:Oct 19, 2012
I have operated a flea market booth for a few years and I have done well, sometimes matching my regular monthly income. Lately I have been considering going online. I believe I have identified a niche that hasn't been filled and I know I can supply the merchandise. My only concern is that the products I sell are between 5 and 8 dollars, and it is not the type of product that people buy in multiples. My profit per item is between 3 and 4 dollars. My question is, is it even feasible to run an eCommerce business with such small profit margins? When I think about packaging, shipping and all of the other logistical aspects of an online retail operation, I feel that my profit per item just isn't enough. I am only in the early stages of even considering going online. I'm just trying to get a feel of whether it's even worth pursuing.