After 2.5 month past, I decide to pause my store, My Quali Stuffs and re-strategise the way to go.
There are couples aspect that make me consider to pause:
- I get very low traffic
- I get opinion from friends that, the items I have in the store is fun, but won’t buy because of lack of confident
- The items are not unique, and price not competitive
But honestly those facts are just make me consider until I try experience placing a real order for a bag, to replace my own bag, and the experience is worse:
- I ordered a bag from AliExpress
- The order being processed after 3 days
- It takes another few days to wait for starting the shipment
- And it requires estimation of 20 days for delivery
- And ultimately …. I waited for a month and the items still not being received
This experience make me not confident enough to keep such business model. Hopefully my store does not gain enough attention and there are no order from anyone, so I am not suffer from any delivery issue or customer complaint. And I think it is not really a good start to just run drop-shipping without having a stable supplier to support your business.
Therefore, it is still not the end day of My Quali Stuff, I am just aim to tackle on the lesson I learnt: I need a stable supplier, so I am now trying to approach some physical store who does not have online store for their online business, I am trying to compensate what they miss and try leveraging my store as their online store, to holds their product online so as to attract more of their potential customers.
I hope I can come up some update soon : )