Thursday 17 September 2009

Online Store

Well I’ve been unable to update on my blog for the last few days as I’ve been progressing with my creation of an online shop.

Whether it will work or not I don’t know but as I pondered on the future (retirement in 8 years) I realised I had to do something if I still wanted to have any type of life apart from just plain existing.

So after researching and studying other online shops I started to create my website store; find a manufacturer and all the other multitude of things you have to do – alongside working full time!

Well it’s almost there. The site is up and running (almost – it’s still “under construction”) but it is live and I can see how it works. I have found a manufacturer and have ordered my first supply of stock; have organised the checkout procedure with Paypal and Google Checkout and all I need to do now is finalise the selling price once I know if there is any import tax.

It’s all new to me and I am under no illusions. As I’ve already said, I have 8 years before I retire, and I plan on using that time to slowly build up an online business. If all goes well it will be my ‘retirement plan’ and enable us to enjoy our retirement. If it doesn’t take off – well then I’ll just sell it cost price on eBay and think of something else.

So much to learn…. But at least I still have the time.

1 comment:

Bigastroandbeyond said...

That is a great plan which I hope is very successful for you.

Occupying your time in retirement is important. I move between my blog, my photography, a bit of painting and looking after the garden and pool.

Setting up an on-line store is quite adventurous; I look forward to visiting it soon.