I want to start a store in the tactical gear niche?

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I have a couple niches that I am fond. Niches such as minimalist/ modern home decor and lifetyle. Another niche that I am super passionate about is tactical/ military gear and what not.....

anytips on how to launch business around tactical gear? I was thinking of opening ebay and amazon stores utilizing wholesale distributors to start? I have to register an online business to get contracts with these suppliers.

Anyone have any tips?
#gear #niche #start #store #tactical
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  • I think a YouTube channel doing short reviews of the products might be good, with links to your store.
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  • Profile picture of the author Monetize
    Originally Posted by Steve Hartley View Post

    I have a couple niches that I am fond. Niches such as minimalist/ modern home decor and lifetyle. Another niche that I am super passionate about is tactical/ military gear and what not.....

    anytips on how to launch business around tactical gear? I was thinking of opening ebay and amazon stores utilizing wholesale distributors to start? I have to register an online business to get contracts with these suppliers.

    Anyone have any tips?

    Take my advice and don't publicize your niches, especially
    when it's something you've spent a lot of time researching.
    Things are competitive enough out here and forum lurkers
    are always looking for new ideas.

    It helps to have some sort of proof of business when setting
    up your wholesale/dropship accounts, a sales tax permit
    should work. Ask the companies you are dealing with what
    they require.

    Read a book on setting up an online storefront and save
    yourself the hassle of making needless mistakes.
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  • Profile picture of the author ujai
    There are pros and cons to using eBay/Amazon. You'll need to do more research on the product that you want to sell and compare it with existing sellers. Can you compete with their price?

    I prefer to use an eCommerce site where I have full control and you can always use social platforms to promote your products.

    Just my 2cents
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  • Profile picture of the author steveharis22
    Both YouTube and Google are best source for new learners.
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  • IMO reaching out to people on Instagram ("influencers", if you will; but tailored to your areas of interest, and they don't have to be massive accounts) could be beneficial here. Platform is obviously visual in nature, which lends itself well to the promotion of physical products like it sounds like you're creating. I'd bet some IG research would yield a solid list of sizable, relevant-to-your niches accounts that you could engage with a note that inquires about their openness to a mention (in exchange, say, for a free product of yours that you send them and they actually like/feel good about vouching for)
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