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idhikethat.com

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$5,100 USD

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Site making $1,289/mo --with just 5 outs of work a week!

This eCommerce site caters to passionate hikers by selling apparel and accessories that appeal to them.

At a glance ?

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Site Type
eCommerce
Platform
Site Age
1 year

Traffic ?

No traffic data has been provided for this website

Financials ?

Gross Revenue
$1,546
Net Profit
$178

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Monetization Methods

  • This website earns revenue with Product or Service Sales. It is recommended to request a video walk through from the seller to verify all revenue claims.

Last 12 Months Claimed Revenue and Profit

Revenue Costs Profit
Jul 16 $24,485 $25,279 -$794
Aug 16 $10,228 $9,331 $897
Sep 16 $17,775 $15,412 $2,363
Oct 16 $14,958 $13,426 $1,532
Nov 16 $10,664 $9,239 $1,425
Dec 16 $14,435 $13,384 $1,051
Jan 17 $19,396 $18,342 $1,054
Feb 17 $11,886 $10,957 $929
Mar 17 $1,631 $1,576 $55
Apr 17 $1,060 $1,763 -$703
May 17 $1,783 $1,476 $307
Jun 17 $1,797 $867 $930

Seller's Notes

This site was started just 12 months ago and over this period of time we have built a robust website and social media following.

This site is monetized through eCommerce dropshipping which means you'll never have to handle inventory or logistics in terms of actually delivering the product. The partners that we work with print and ship all products within 3 days, averaging 7-10 days from order to delivery within the US (another week for international sales). We find this method extremely effective as it means we can focus almost entirely on the marketing side of things.

This site was built using Shopify while being hosted by GoDaddy. All payments are done through PayPal.

Assets included as part of the sale:

  • Domain Name
  • Social Media Accounts:

    Facebook: 78k+ Likes
    Instagram: 14K+ Followers

    Email List: 3200+ buyers, 6000+ subscribers

    Customer Data:
    All customer data on 7,000+ orders last year alone

All work is done by the owner, customer support staff and freelance graphic designers (for content and prints for tees + accessories). The freelance graphic designers are happy to continue working with the new owners, but the new owners would either need to handle the customer service personally or find a new agent to handle this.

I'm selling the site because I'm now focusing on other internet marketing ventures.

Site Info

Site Established ? June 2016
Built With ?
Google Analytics Detected ? No
More info: BuiltWith

Domain Info

Domain Registered ? 4 June 2016
Registrar ? GODADDY.COM
More info: Wayback Machine and Whois

Site Uniqueness

Content Unique ? No
Design Unique ? No
More info: Plagspotter and Copyscape

SEO Presence

Pages In Google ? 168
MajesticSEO Inbound Links ?
SEOmoz mozRank ?
Alexa Rank ? 5,034,451
More info: SEOmoz and SEMRush

Comments

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Mauriceblueford ( | $65 )
Wed, 05 Jul 2017 01:21:48 AEST

Why are the costs so high?

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jtan7th ( new )
Wed, 05 Jul 2017 13:08:41 AEST

@Mauriceblueford The gross margins are actually pretty good -- around 60% but the biggest challenge for me is advertising. If you're a skilled advertiser, then that could dramatically lower the costs and you could earn a lot more as a result.

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Daisyduke ( new )
Thu, 06 Jul 2017 06:36:16 AEST

Hi, I noticed a lot of quality complaints. Who do you use for your print on demand?

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rouiskim ( new )
Thu, 06 Jul 2017 14:08:38 AEST

WHy are the revenues so inconsistent? Who does your thirst fulfillment?

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jtan7th ( new )
Thu, 06 Jul 2017 14:25:28 AEST

@rouiskim I use two partners to do fulfillment CustomCat and Teelaunch. I was actively managing the site up until end of January when personal issues came up and I couldn't devote the attention anymore. That's why the revenue dropped off -- not because there was an issue with the site, rather it was because I didn't have time to actively manage the advertising that is needed for the brand to make sales.

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jtan7th ( new )
Thu, 06 Jul 2017 14:26:39 AEST

@Daisyduke Like any site we do have some complaints, but I don't think it's too many as you can see from here: https://www.idhikethat.com/pages/happy-customers

We use CustomCat and Teelaunch and generally customers are pretty happy with what they get.

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Guesewho ( | $525 )
Thu, 06 Jul 2017 14:40:38 AEST

What were your methods of advertising and what costs did you incur?

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jtan7th ( new )
Thu, 06 Jul 2017 17:27:24 AEST

@Guesewho All via Facebook organic and paid advertising as per the P and L attached.

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Dannog ( new )
Sun, 09 Jul 2017 19:12:47 AEST

Hi, can you tell me how many of your Facebook followers are based in Australia

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acd24442 ( | $505 )
Sat, 15 Jul 2017 02:30:21 AEST

Why has revenue dropped the last several months?

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eholly92 ( | $6.5K )
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 06:42:42 AEST

How do you handle returns? Also, you mentioned customer support staff - were these contractors or freelancers?

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Greatsites2 ( | $2.48K )
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 14:30:55 AEST

Are any of these design trademarked or copyrighted?

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jtan7th ( new )
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 21:58:25 AEST

@Greatsites2 All the designs are owned by I'd Hike That and would be included in the sale.

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jtan7th ( new )
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 21:59:15 AEST

@Guesewho I advertised exclusively via Facebook and Instagram and that pretty much made up all of my advertising costs as you can see on the P and L -- in total is around $55k+

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jtan7th ( new )
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 22:00:22 AEST

@Dannog I have a few Australian buyers, but 95%+ are US based. My two suppliers are from US and they dropship the shirts so it made sense to focus my efforts on US based customers. With that said, there were still quite a few Australian buyers who paid the international shipping fees to get the shirts shipped out there!

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jtan7th ( new )
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 22:01:25 AEST

@acd24442 I unfortunately had to move to China last minute and so had to drop Facebook advertising since I couldn't get access. I was hoping to move back to Hong Kong, but now since I'm permanently based on China I'm looking to sell this store.

with the right advertising + budget, it'll go right back up.

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jtan7th ( new )
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 22:02:40 AEST

@eholly92 Hi there, my return policy is just to keep the customer happy and refund or send a new item whenever they're unhappy. Generally if there's a product defect, my suppliers are happy to send a new one FOC. Customer support were freelancers, but you'll have to find a new one as the current one doesn't want to change employers.

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acd24442 ( | $505 )
Tue, 18 Jul 2017 04:42:01 AEST

Do you have a trademark or copyright on the phrase? I see another site selling a shirt with the same slogan?
https://www.keepitwildco.com/products/id-hike-that-tee

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w2pac12345 ( new )
Tue, 18 Jul 2017 09:46:02 AEST

Who designs everything?

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jtan7th ( new )
Tue, 18 Jul 2017 12:52:02 AEST

@acd24442 I don't have a trademark on the brand -- but nobody else does either at this time.

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jtan7th ( new )
Tue, 18 Jul 2017 12:52:29 AEST

@w2pac12345 I had a freelance designer who did all the work and can pass the contact information as part of any transaction.

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eholly92 ( | $6.5K )
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 02:23:00 AEST

Would you be willing to discuss a buy it now price, or disclose the reserve price?

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Olegko ( new )
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:51:19 AEST

What are the subscription costs? They seem to fluctuate heavily.. what is the cause?

It also looks like you ran ads the last 4 months.. and specifically April you spent a good amount with little return. Any reason why your beginning months performed better than latter?

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merleob ( new )
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:09:53 AEST

Are the images of the shirts done by you or the company who makes them- they look nice and just trying to figure out if new designs are created who takes the pics

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Jamesfbender ( new )
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:27:25 AEST

What are the costs from your supplier? What is the BIN price?

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jtan7th ( new )
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:43:02 AEST

@merleob I had a freelancer do all the stuff and I'd be happy to introduce her to the buyer if they want to continue the look!

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jtan7th ( new )
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:43:31 AEST

@Olegko The fluctuation are from various shopify apps that I tested and discarded as well as a couple of email options

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jtan7th ( new )
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:44:31 AEST

@Olegko I had to stop running ads actively because I moved to China -- that's the major reason why I'm looking to sell the store. I left some small retargeting ads on and tried to build a bigger subscriber list for a while, but have turned most ads except the most successful ads off now.

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Toon-c ( | $12.8K )
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:45:34 AEST

I checked few days back, and again now, the website is down and not showing up ..

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rogerfleenor ( new )
Sat, 22 Jul 2017 05:48:08 AEST

I am curious of this drop shipping operation, are these services or businesses that you subscribe to or something you manually process like a purchase on amazon?

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jtan7th ( new )
Sat, 22 Jul 2017 17:36:07 AEST

@Toon-c Hey man I just checked -- if you type www.idhikethat.com it should work. Issue happens when you don't type the "www." part. Let me kwno if that resolves the issue!

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jtan7th ( new )
Sat, 22 Jul 2017 17:36:40 AEST

@rogerfleenor I basically "subscribe" to them so that every time an order comes in, everything gets automatically fulfilled.

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