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I've tried many times to open a shop on the marketplace but no one is buying
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    How can anyone give you advice based on such a general comment? What have you done? How long did you do it? What were the results?


    Have you read anything on this forum since you joined? Have you used the search to find threads about getting started, etc?


    What is your goal? What is your plan? How much knowledge/experience do you have? Give some details if you want help.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
    What were you trying to sell? Is it something people are already buying? What are they paying for it and how do your prices compare?

    Who is buying it? Who is your audience?

    Where are they buying it? Where does your audience purchase the product? Where does your audience hang out? Where can you advertise to them?

    Never think, "build it and they will come". They won't. You have to do a lot of research in advance. You have to set yourself apart from the other sellers.

    As Kay says, we need a lot more information to be able to help you.

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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    Reason #1: nobody's visiting your store.
    Reason #2: people are visiting your store but are not interested in it.
    Reason #3: People are visiting your store, they are interested in it, but do not like the prices.
    Reason #4: people are visiting your store, they are interested in it, they like the prices, but do not trust you (that you will deliver as promised.


    Which problem do you have (each has a different set of solutions)?


    Originally Posted by rohmannur1988 View Post

    I've tried many times to open a shop on the marketplace but no one is buying
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
    Reason #5: This is my only forum activity since 2017. Really, I'm just messin' with y'all.
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  • Profile picture of the author Graphic Prints
    When you post anything on market place you should list the same product from there to different fb groups where you feel your target audience may present .
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  • Profile picture of the author Monetize
    As others have mentioned in a variety of ways,
    you do not have any "know, like and trust" going
    on. People are skeptical buying something from
    a person/entity that they don't know.

    People ARE buying, just not from you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Serene Carmen
    As everyone else has said it's impossible to help with so little information.

    What is your product/offer?
    Are you targeting the right audience?
    Are your copy and ads good enough?
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  • Profile picture of the author N1coleW
    I'm waiting for information with more details to give you some advice, there can be too much reasons for results like yours.
    What did you try to sell and how?
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    This is my only forum activity since 2017

    Seems so - and 'I left one minute after posting this so no time to read any answers' applies here, too.


    Maybe the poster will return and answer questions - but no sense in continuing to post until or unless he does.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brackwom
    For starting an online business:
    To boost your chances of success,
    Do keyword research to find keywords that many people are searching
    Gather information about your main competitors,
    Make an offer,
    Explain the problem that your product solves,
    Use search engines to drive buyers to your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author freyasplento
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  • Profile picture of the author luciesmazanska
    Originally Posted by rohmannur1988 View Post

    I've tried many times to open a shop on the marketplace but no one is buying
    Where? and what did you tried or did so it can become successfull store? Please write more so I can help.
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  • Profile picture of the author vick2011
    Did you try a shopify trial and not earn a cent within the trial, and called it a day? lol
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  • Originally Posted by rohmannur1988 View Post

    I've tried many times to open a shop on the marketplace but no one is buying
    What are you selling?
    Is there a market for your product?

    We need more info to reply properly.
    Cheers
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  • Did you try sharing your marketplace listing in relevant FB groups? Did you try boosting your listing?
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  • Profile picture of the author FaraiMist
    That's not how to start online or ANY business in real world. First see the demand and then prepare for supply. You should analyze the things you are promoting have any demand online then explore the marketing platform like some product do better on Etsy and other on Pinterest and Instagram.
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