Back in 2007 when I finished highschool I decide to go back to Mexico to make some money. I decide to buy a Coffee machine and sell coffee on the streets. I was here liberia leo - Google MapsI was in an area where there was a lot of doctors, so most of my customers were doctors.
I notice that most of them came from small towns/cities of mexico just to get medical stuff, so I saw an opportunity. I found a distributor and I started my website. It took me 2 years to actually sell the first product (I was studding full time in Canada), in may 2009 was my first sale, in 2010 we sold over a million dollars and we been growing at a 50% per year since then.
I have to build everything, starting from the infrastructure to ship, online marketing, costumer service, etc... i think this forum would be more interested on the online marketing part.
I you need any help for merchants I think I could give really good advise.