As Mrs Bow Tie did, start small and simple as you get your product list off the ground.
Adding too many products upfront will not only add extra admin costs every step of the way – from product photo shoots to web setup – but it can add complications when you first launch.
A successful store is dependent on the niche you choose, the branding you create, the quality of not only your clothing products but your site, the customer service you provide and fulfillment strategies.
Just because a niche is popular doesn’t mean you have instant access to potential customers. With increasing popularity comes increasing pressure to differentiate your store from the millions of others already online.
Additionally, don’t forget to check out our Top Apparel Online Stores post, for inside tips on how to build a successful brand once you’ve set up your clothing brand.
Before you can choose your products, you need to decide which clothing and apparel niche you want to sell in.Their success with just one product line was so big that within three years they have added neckties, pocket squares, cummerbunds, suspenders and cufflinks to their product lists and sold to over 300,000 customers.Say you have decided to open an online clothing store aimed at the yoga fitness niche.You need to develop a solid business plan, find a great location to set up shop, and gather the right inventory at the right price.While it can feel overwhelming to get started, you can form a gameplan to successfully start your business.Choose stable products at first that can be easily changed to suit the changing styles, such as bow ties or t-shirts as shown above.If you do decide to go more mainstream fashion, plan for the changing styles by creating a store that adapts, such as dropshipping orders, which will ensure you’re not stuck with unsellable stock.So you have decided to start your own online clothing store.It’s no surprise why: with online clothing stores being a multi-billion-a-year industry, it’s by far one of the most popular e Commerce niches.When you’re starting an online store, it’s always advised to start off small and slow and then branch out your lines as you grow.A great example of this is one of our top merchants, Mrs Bow Tie. Bow Tie made a name for themselves selling bow ties that are uniquely ‘Made in Britain’.