Here are eight critical steps to starting your e-commerce business. 

  1. Come up with a business idea that fulfills a customer need. 
  2. Conduct market research to ensure that your service or product idea fulfills a market need. 
  3. Determine how you’ll sell your business idea and figure out how to handle shipping if you sell a product. 
  4. Procure inventory or manufacture your product. 
  5. Determine online channels to sell your product (e.g., Amazon, Pinterest, website)
  6. Develop your online storefront and showcase your products. 
  7. Plan your fulfillment strategy and determine how to deliver customer orders. 
  8. Develop a marketing and promotional strategy to collect leads and enhance conversions. 

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