….some of these might resonate with you 🙂 Note – this post does not have any pro tips or advice or hacks. It’s meant to illustrate some of the odd behavior you might come to see in yourself if you’re a new (online) store owner:
- You cannot stop refreshing your stats page ….. it’s been one whole minute since you last checked. Did someone visit your store?
- You cannot stop looking at the orders tab …. is there a new order? Please……
- You track each and every order that you ship…..where is it now? Has it been delivered? Was there any delay?
- You track when an item is added to a customer’s cart or is favorited….omg will they buy? Please!
- You try all kinds of permutations and combinations to get sales – discounts, ads, partnerships, title changes, description changes, shipping timeline changes…
- You pray that your customers will like your product – you’ve put your heart and soul into making it!
- You pray that not only will your customers like your product, but they will also be kind enough to leave you a review – reviews matter so much!
- You fret over how to package your products well (applicable if you’re selling a physical product) – what box should you use? What packaging material? What if the box gets wet?! How can you make your packaging look great without it eating too much into your margins?
- You become much more aware of how expensive shipping actually is – Amazon has spoilt us with free shipping. It’s expensive to offer free shipping as a small business owner!
- You fantasize about new kinds of products that you might offer in your store one day 🙂
- You treasure each new sale – omg someone actually likes what you made and wants to get it for themselves!
- You are tempted to reduce prices to get more sales
- You begin to wonder how you’ll scale your production as you get more sales
- You realize that there’s so much time needed not just to make your product, but to take photos, create listings descriptions, and all that work required to generate demand
- You realize that despite all the time and effort that’s needed to run your store, you love every minute of it 🙂
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