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Which selling platforms to sell on

The last email, I talked about all the research I have done but no particular action. We discuss and decided to take the simplest and free approach.

Update: 9 Feb 2017

There are the platforms we are going to focus on and start building up the brand name.

  1.  Facebook page with Shopify Iite integration
  2.  Carousell
  3. Shopee
  4. Instagram

Facebook Page with Shopify

We are taking a bet on Facebook page because we believe that in the future, people will get used to going over to Facebook page to do reviews and perhaps buy stuff. Currently, the search is on Google but personally I’m starting to go over to Facebook for search. To find the company that is providing the service and to message them there. Although there are risk to “renting” the platform but it’s free and a good validation group. Furthermore, with a Facebook page, we cannot do any Facebook ads.

As for shopify lite, we need it for the payment. It’s the cheapest shopify plan and gives us an opportunity that is one day the business grow, we are able to shift it to a full working e-commerce site.

Facebook page with Shopify lite is shit. The integration is an issue. Sometimes when you change the price for your Shopify products, the price changed does not reflect on Facebook. I have changed the a basic Shopify shop. The running cost is $29USD per month.

Carousell

It’s free. It’s a good validation ground for a product idea. It’s easy to start. Although the search feature is so-so, it helps if you can have some “keywords” in the name of your product in a proper manner. Check out my carousell account.

Traffic is good and as long as you write clearly the item description. You will get less of Carouhellers.

Shopee

It’s free too. Much more features with payment integrated, which I love. But they have less traffic than Carousell ( I Guess). We love the systematic way of upload products and the features to choose shipping options. It feels more like selling up a e-commerce store as compared to Carousell, which is more of personal selling.

This is bad too. No traffic and if you are not logging in, it will keep prompting that your account will be remove. The question here is, if you have no traffic why do I have to login? As a small time seller, we are busy with other stuff.

Instagram

In this day and age, we are selling physical products, how can we be not Instagram. The challenge here is what account to use? Personal or Business? I started a business account but I’m having issues with naming.

Naming

What should I call this new business?

Initially, I started off with bossleecanvas but is it too niche? Then I move to bosslee woodcraft, does not sounds right still 🙁
Naming is driving us nuts.
What do you think? How did you get your business name?

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