3 Things I Wish I Didn’t Sell & 3 Things I Love to Sell
If you were to ask me this very second how many things I’ve sold since launching my ecommerce businesses, I would look you right in the eye and boldly pronounce, “I have absolutely NO idea.”
Seriously. I don’t have a clue how many thousands of things have gone in and out of my warehouses.
But ask me the three things I wish I didn’t sell I would never, ever in a million years sell again, and you better BET that I can name all three of them. Right here, right now.
The Top Three Things I Wish I Didn’t Sell
Item Number One: A TOTAL Pain in the Glass.
(See what I did right there?)
Oh…the great lantern glass fiasco. I had found these awesome, ginormous lanterns that looked so cool and I just KNEW everyone would want them. And the thing is, a lot of people did.
Until they arrived on their doorsteps.
And the panes of glass were in SHARDS in the box. Teeny, tiny, poky little shards.
So essentially, I had to pay a fortune in shipping and a fortune in refunds. Holy glassware nightmare, Batman.
Item Number Two: Measure Twice, Order Once
I have an eye for crazy cute décor, and I was WILD about these delightfully cool black organization boards.
The moment they arrived I was instantly envisioning the hundreds of kitchens they would adorn across the country.
And then I went to ship one. And realized…I’d measured them wrong.
Question: Did you know that when something is just 3—THREE—inches longer than expected, it means the shipping cost you’d estimated sooooooo carefully actually exploded by $7?! SEVEN DOLLARS. Oh—and it was $7 that had to come out of my own pocket.
That was a painful day for my wallet and me. Both of us still have a little PTSD from it.
So yeah, BIG things like that (no matter how dang cute they are) are permanently off my ecommerce selling list.
Item Number Three: Cock-a-Doodle DON’T
Roosters have had their place in the home décor world. And they looked so charming when I found some cleverly perched on glass containers.
I waited ever so anxiously for the orders to come in. Waited…and waited…and waited.
Those dang roosters really laid an ecommerce egg. (C’mon—that was FUNNY, if scientifically impossible!)
Truly, I just missed the mark on the design style my customers were focused on, and have learned to be more careful in my selections. That includes a rooster-free selling roster.
So what DO I love to sell?
Great question! After selling lots, and lots, and LOTS of products, I found out the things I wish I didn’t sell. However, I also discovered the kinds of things that I love to sell and that my customers always love to buy.
I explain all about them in this video
You already know that I love helping people build their own businesses and change their family’s futures through ecommerce adventures. If you’re building yours, take the time to learn from my failures as much as from my successes.
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