When you’re just starting out, doing business in the US might seem like an ambitious and even daunting task. However, with the right mindset and the right set of tools at hand, nothing is impossible! Today, we’re reviewing three enviable stories of first-time online entrepreneurs who gave their ideas a shot – and hit their targets.
The Advantages of Starting an Ecommerce Business in the USA
Ecommerce is booming in the USA. According to Statista, it’s predicted that by 2025, over 230 million
Americans will be shopping online, accounting for more than 65% of the population. The US e-commerce market offers unparalleled opportunities for both domestic and international sellers. Here’s why starting an e-commerce business in the USA is advantageous:
- Market Size: The USA has one of the largest online marketplaces globally, providing vast opportunities for sales and growth.
- Consumer Spending: American consumers are known for their high levels of spending, translating into higher profit margins for businesses. See this Statsta’s review of current market situation for more information.
- Logistical Infrastructure: The USA’s excellent logistical infrastructure makes shipping and delivery processes smoother and faster.
- Technological Advancement: The USA leads in technological advancements, providing businesses with state-of-the-art tools and platforms for ecommerce.
- Business Environment: The USA provides a conducive business environment with clear laws and regulations that protect and support businesses.
These benefits have made it possible for many newcomers to thrive in the e-commerce space in the USA. The success stories of Rodney, James, and Sayed, which we will delve into next, are a testament to these advantages.
Doing business in the US (even as a side hustle) can mean a different future for you and your loved ones
“I guess the pandemic played a great role”, admits Rodney, 35, a father of two.
Enthusiastic about all things digital (“computers became not just a job, but a lifestyle”), Rodney has built quite a successful career in his field. Unfortunately, he had to start looking for a source of passive income when the COVID-19 pandemic started threatening his job security.
Sellvia’s ready-to-go online store is where my experience with ecommerce started.
Having no formal ecommerce training or experience in selling things online, Rodney still became an actual business owner through Sellvia.
What’s more, 6 months after launching this online startup, he got a second Sellvia store to expand his business. Plot twist? His 14-year-old daughter is running this second store single-handedly!
Sellvia has things like marketing guidance, ecommerce tips, and free consultations with the team’s advisors.
With such an easy-to-manage solution at his service, Rodney meets his financial goals with ease.
“This business is a full-time thing for me and it’s paying my bills and my mortgage now”, he says, “I left my job because of the pandemic and never returned to my career”.
For Rodney and his family, starting an online business from scratch has been a life-changing step, indeed – and this decision is definitely paying off.
Doing business in the US can be not only rewarding, but also fulfilling
“I’m getting close to retirement age and I don’t want to be bored”, explains James, a military veteran and a father of four.
Willing to get something meaningful (and, hopefully, profitable) to enjoy in his free time, he also wanted it to have a lasting impact. On top of that, James was motivated by a chance to build a future for his daughter – and leave her a business she could own.
Despite his brief blogging experience and hobby-related Instagram presence, James, as he puts it, “is not very great with technology”. That’s why he appreciated the opportunity of getting a ready-made website done for him from scratch – exactly what Sellvia delivered!
A former stained glass artist, knife collector and a motorcycle enthusiast, James is a person of many interests. No wonder he wants his online business to reflect them – and to express his personal values, ideas, and beliefs, too.
I’d want to focus on specific products that give the store my own style. I’m really interested in starting my own brand rather than just selling random things.
Through a series of free consultations with Sellvia advisors, James is able to give his business ideas a clearer shape. And, getting unique products designed at his request, he can actually center his store around any of his lifelong passions! A rare opportunity for an ecommerce newcomer with no technical background, don’t you think?
Doing business in the US – even as a complete newcomer! – you can aim big
“I had to make a lot of payments”, Sayed remembers, “and my whole life seemed like waiting for the next salary”.
For the last 20 years, Sayed has been working for a non-profit organization. Less than half a year ago, he launched his first online business ever!
With no ecommerce experience at all, he still managed to expand his venture and to start selling on Amazon.
I source all the products for my Amazon sales from Sellvia: they are all available at the Sellvia warehouse in California. Shipping is fast and customers are really happy.
These days, Sayed is a well-off online business owner who combines entrepreneurship with a full-time job. His Amazon business is flourishing even though he dedicates two hours a day to it!
As Sayed explains, the key to making it on Amazon is teaming up with a right partner. There’s no need to go to Amazon directly or invest thousands of dollars into a high-risk strategy. Instead, you can get a store at no cost and fill it with unique products that meet Amazon buyers’ demand.
Conclusion: embrace the power of ecommerce in the USA
Starting an ecommerce business in the USA provides numerous opportunities for growth, profitability, and global reach. The booming online shopping trend, coupled with the robust infrastructure and favorable business environment, makes the USA an ideal place for launching your e-commerce venture.
Rodney, James, and Sayed are perfect examples of how beginners can leverage the power of ecommerce in the USA. With no prior experience, they have been able to successfully establish profitable businesses, thereby securing their future and that of their families.
Are you ready to start your own success story? Sellvia offers you an all-in-one solution that makes starting an online business easier and more affordable than ever before. With Sellvia, you get a ready-made online store, a selection of top-selling products, and all the benefits of an established ecosystem that simplifies logistics, product sourcing, and customer service.
You don’t have to navigate the ecommerce world alone. Join the Sellvia community today, and let’s start writing your success story together.
Even with no experience in ecommerce or marketing education, doing business in the US with one-of-a-kind products is perfectly possible! Book your free consultation today to discuss your individual plans and dreams with Sellvia’s Forbes-acknowledged team and get your business journey mapped out for you!