Selling online is the single greatest way to access a HUGE customer base today. There’s a reason nearly all large companies, such as Amazon and Walmart, have an online presence and eCommerce sites. You are able to reach millions of customers that otherwise you would never have access to otherwise. Selling online also is one way smaller business are able to compete with such large companies.
eBay is an online platform that sells almost anything you can possibly think of. Many farmers sell farm equipment. Antiques and vintage items. Poultry eggs and feed. For a farmer looking to unload excess goods or someone wanting a full time business, eBay is about the easiest place to start with selling online.
Amazon is the largest marketplace in the world. Anything can be found online, much the same as eBay. However Amazon is slightly harder to sell some things. In some categories you must be approved to sell in. However with the Amazon Handmade, you are able to sell a lot more as a small business. Amazon is known for higher income shoppers and its reputation as a place that buyers worldwide recognize and trust.
Etsy is a handmade and vintage marketplace. A search reveals many farms taking advantage of their homemade preserves and baked goods. Seeds, plants, and much more is also available.
Building your own website used to be something you needed to hire out to an outside developer and pay large amounts of money to create. Nowadays business such as Shopify and Bigcommerce allow you to build professional looking online stores for your goods without much technical experience what so ever.
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