Starting an online streetwear company

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Has anyone got any experience of starting a new streetwear brand and putting it online and actually making it a success?

I want to try but am finding it difficult to know where to start, there are so many different areas from creating a brand to setting up the store, to the marketing of it. Never mind the issues of where to source materials, how to print the items and what social media sites to use for advertising, I know I have to do all these things I just don't know where to start and in what order to do them?

I know theres a lot to take in here, but its frustrating wanting to start something and not knowing where or how to.

Thanks in advance!
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
    This guy has some decent videos/info that can be used for anything clothes related.

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  • Profile picture of the author bestAd
    I actually have a client I am working with doing that.

    The first thing is quality. So start working on finding the right suppliers.

    It took my clients almost 6 months and $5k to find the right suppliers.

    Once that is done, the next step is to build the store and market it.

    I will recommend Shopify
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    • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
      Originally Posted by bestAd View Post

      I actually have a client I am working with doing that.

      The first thing is quality. So start working on finding the right suppliers.

      It took my clients almost 6 months and $5k to find the right suppliers.

      Once that is done, the next step is to build the store and market it.

      I will recommend Shopify
      Yep, it always starts with suppliers and - especially in this industry - coming up with something unique that you can brand.

      Until you have products to sell, nothing else really matters.
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    • Shopify worked great for my case too. Would recommend.
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  • Profile picture of the author Leolera
    Start with the advice of a specialist, the hiring of workers. First, think over everything that depends on you: the theme, the name of the store, the methods of promotion (I advise social networks, own page in Instagram and IGTV, possibly the channel on YouTube). And do not panic, be calm and confident. Do not forget the word of mouth.
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  • Profile picture of the author ed2256
    I have just started with Shopify, I have used sqaurespace and wordpress before but Shopify is so well set up to integrate and drive sales as an independent brand. I have just started a sock brand using Shopify and am looking to build a network of affiliate marketers to promote my product
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  • Profile picture of the author Devin Simon
    In short, an online business can be of anything and everything. You just need to pick up an idea and work towards setting up the online business. Moreover, if you are not sure how to go about the process, here 4 simple steps for setting up an online business.

    Step 1: Determine if you want to develop an Ecommerce site, want a marketplace for ecommerce, or third party website platform.

    Focus on giving the best user experience
    The one most important thing that you need to consider is giving the user a great user-experience. For this, you need to choose the right and an alluring web design. This is the most important thing.
    Look for Your Website Requirement
    At an initial stage, you can opt for Shopify and Squarespace to simplify the complete procedure of starting the ecommerce website.
    Utilizing a Marketplace

    A lot of marketplaces for Ecommerce like eBay, Amazon, Fiverr and many others. If you want to build a business easily, you can use these ecommerce marketplaces to avail the professional help in preparing your website and save your time. Moreover, you can use a template that already exists and can build your website easily. Here are some points that you have to keep in mind:

    Well, in this place, it's very easy for customers to compare all the same products and services. This also makes your capability to differentiate between your products and the other competitor's products yourself that is also very crucial.

    In short, when a customer looks for handcrafted items, they will come across various similar listings and if yours allures them, they would opt for it. So, you need to understand what you need and how you want to grow as a business online to choose what is right and wrong for your plan.

    Focus on important things first
    Always use quality images while using marketplace for ecommerce. Good photography has to be done for the product as it is very crucial and can add value to your marketplace.

    Step 2: Begin Planning your Business

    You need to do correct business planning right from the start. Begin with the lean business plan, which is can be done within 30 minutes. There is no need to spend long weeks on it. This plan is easier and quicker to create and makes you think about essential things only.

    Review these information often and compare it with the forecasted sales that was prepared by yourself. For this, you can use a business dashboard or a spreadsheet which would be able to assist you to keep an eye on all the financial transactions of the company.

    Step 3: Develop a Good Website

    Build Your Site

    Make Mobile Friendly Site

    Image Quality matters

    Keep a Blog in the Website

    Consider affiliate partnerships

    Do Not Set Up the Website & Forget it

    Step 4: Make Your Business Legal

    Register Your Business

    Study the Tax obligation & Follow them

    With all this done, you can easily have your online business up in no time and begin to enjoy the profit it reaps. And after you have decided what you want to do, register your business with your state.
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  • Profile picture of the author rubylulu
    First of all, you need to build a website. Recommend using shopify
    Chinabrands is an established leading global drop shipping platform that goes with offering thousands of the most popular products .
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