How It Works.

How to buy a business online: It can be stressful and lots of work, especially building a website and getting started. Saturn Web Design is here to save you time, energy, effort and money by completing all of the steps associated with starting an online business. Saturn Web Design is the premium provider for WordPress starter stores. We provide ready-to-grow e-commerce businesses for sale which provides new and experienced entrepreneurs with a business online to make sales from and learn the necessary skills in online selling, e-commerce and digital marketing.

How it works summary:

Step 1: Order a prebuilt Startup business for sale in your favourite niche

Step 2: Saturn Web Design will build a beautiful, responsive and professional store

Step 3: Your store will be transferred to you with 100% ownership, a support pack and premium support to get you started

Step 1

To be successful with an business online you need some ideas; a website, a product, and a key niche. Deciding a niche is a big first step and extremely important to start a business online. The more you are familiar with the niche the better this would be as this would help you to know the target market and find marketing ideas in the future as you would know who you are selling to already. When you have decided on a niche, you can either contact us or visit our listings on Flippa.

Step 2

Next step to buy a business online: When we know what your preferable niche is, it’s our turn to fulfil your website order and complete any design requests you may have (terms apply). We will prepare everything which the site needs, again saving you time as you won’t need to fulfil the following as we do it for you:

Stunning website design and layout, On page SEO, Design optimization, Product pages, Copy-writing, Selection of images, Terms and Privacy policies, Contact us page, Domain name setup (if applicable), Logo design, Product photography / mock up, Product descriptions , Website content, Set up website navigation, Create product collections, Set everything up on the WordPress platform, Automate all fulfillment, Prepare marketing assets, Create a cohesive brand image

Step 3

Everything looks perfect now! Time to make it 100% yours!

The transition process from buying an online business could take between 48 hours or even 15 minutes, depending on the time for both parties (you and us) to answer invites and questions (this normally depends on the time zone we both find ourselves in).

After you manage to buy a business online, we will send all of the elements to your email via Dropbox which includes a support pack to get you started, you should get the link within 30mins. It is best to follow the link and download it immediately as it will expired in 7 days after you receive it.

You can then log in to your brand new store/website/business once you get the username and password!

  • 100% store ownership
  • Digital products to sell, all added to your store and fulfillment is 100% automated
  • Logo: We create a logo/brand for you with each store to match your store name
  • Master Resell Rights – You own the right to sell our digital products without the need to pay royalties
  • Copies of the digital products to send to influencers for promotional purposes
  • Product images to aid with marketing
  • Saturn Support Pack
  • Premium Support as standard

 

*Additional perks may be added to your store for increased business success* (coming soon) 

The advantages of all Startup Stores vs Dropshipping

What is dropshipping? 

Dropshipping itself is a retail fulfilment method whereby you don’t have to keep any stock. Instead, you use a third party to make and handle all stock, the product’s quality and they will also ship a product of theirs you sell directly to your customer when you make a sale from your own Shopify store. You essentially re-sell a product without handling the product directly. The e-commerce store owner would make a sale, purchase the order elsewhere (usually Ali-Express based in China) and the factory sends it anywhere in the world. The ecommerce owner would keep the profits, minus marketing, product and running costs. 

What is the difference between dropshipping and your digital products stores?

The difference between a dropshipping store and a Saturn Website is that all of our products are digital products, meaning that they have many advantages over the dropshipping market. The main advantages that you should be made aware of are here:

1. No need to fulfill orders selling digital products

When you make any sales on your dropshipping business, you will need to process the order with your third party manufacturer every time you make a sale. But with our stores, you don’t need to fulfill any order when making a sale. The product will be 100% automatically sent to your customer and they just need to download it to their device – instant gratification!

2. No Inventory to manage unlike dropshipping

With digital products, you’ll never run out of stock whereas dropshipping stock does. Can you imagine if your third party has missed updating the inventory? It could be a real problem when it comes to the order that you have already taken payment for! This will never happen with digital products, such as the e-books to sell, included with our stores. 

3. No delivery or fulfillment with selling digital products

Digital products don’t need any delivery as the buyer just simply downloads it through the link that you provide for them, this is done automatically with all Saturn Websites and it means it is a hassle free form of delivery, without cost and makes the buyer satisfied as they are not having to wait a long time for the products to arrive – it is all automatic and instant. 

4. No refunds for damaged products with selling digital products

The worst thing to happen with dropshipping is when there is damage to a customer’s product which is caused during the delivery process. Another common complaint is the lack of quality control from the third party and the customer will complain and merit a refund (doubly so if they have had to wait 30 days to receive it from China in the first place). Digital products don’t get damaged nor take a long time to arrive. 

5. No product tracking or related customer service issues, saving time and money.

With digital products, there are no hassles coming from the customer asking “Why hasn’t my product arrived yet?”. You don’t need to track anything across the world nor deal with international borders or taxes. Digital products are instantly sent to anyone with an internet connection anywhere in the world. 

6. No generic Ali-Express copy and paste product photos and product descriptions 

Let’s put ourselves in the shoes of a customer: How would you feel if you see a poorly written product description which has been copied and pasted from Ali-Express? You would think that this seller isn’t enthusiastic about what they are selling, probably doesn’t even know what they are selling and you’d probably think it is a scam, right? With our stores, we put effort into constructing websites around stories and flow to encourage the customer to read on. We provide short or long product descriptions to aid the potential buyer with relevant information, whilst building rapport at the same time. Product descriptions sell!

7 .Selling our digital products online isn’t a saturated market vs popular dropshipping products 

The competition for selling products on Saturn stores is far less than the competition of those selling popular products from a third party dropshipping supplier such as on Ali-Express. We find that entrepreneurs who buy our Saturn stores do so with specific digital marketing skills in mind. This means that there are rarely two Startup Streams stores using the exact digital marketing strategies. You may find that because of the competition of selling popular dropshipping products that there would be many other digital marketers using the same tactics for the same products, increasing the competition to sell the same items. 

8. Higher average profit margins, 100% per sale

Our digital products stores allow you to put in a one-time investment into a website with a product(s) to sell, and you can sell said product hundreds, if not thousands of times. Each time you do after purchasing the store, you can keep all profits from the sale. This is far better than drop shipping as you’d need to spend the majority of your revenue on paying for stock. With digital products, you have all 100% of the product’s revenue to dive into with your marketing costs in order to make a profitable sale. This makes selling digital products more flexible in marketing changes and more versatile vs dropshipping products, which can have between 50% – 2% profit margins depending on a product’s competitiveness. 

All Saturn Stores come with digital products

As we’ve explored, dropshipping isn’t a perfect stress-free way to build a successful online business. We know that hard work is always required to start any business but we believe that our Saturn’s stores are more efficient to manage than a dropshipping store giving you an advantage to increase your success in online ecommerce. 

All Saturn’s Startup stores have been built to sell…

All of our stores are template starter stores meaning that they are non-exclusive but are available to provide new entrepreneurs, or people without the design skill-set, to own beautifully crafted unique wordpress stores. 

Although exclusivity would be nice and has its benefits, a duplicate store has it’s advantages too…

For starters, a bespoke store would cost $800+ as standard so you are saving money. Secondly it saves you time: Even if you have the design skillset, knowledge of how to create a website, link a domain name, create shipping categories, write terms and conditions, write product descriptions, link apps and know how to set everything up through wordpress, it may take weeks to complete. Here, the work has been done for you. Thirdly, a starter store would benefit specific types of people:

  • You may be new to eCommerce and entrepreneurship and want a new business to learn the ropes with
  • You may want to be a business owner but have limited funds to start up and are after a cost effective way to do so
  • You may want to experiment with various marketing strategies to see what works, and what doesn’t, before applying that knowledge to another business
  • You may want to purchase a starter store to improve and ‘flip’ (sell for a higher price to another buyer – another lucrative business strategy!)
  • You like the idea of being an entrepreneur but don’t know where to start (We include a support pack with each store – how to manage your Saturn store and how to market it)
All Saturn’s Startup stores have been built to sell…

All of our stores are template starter stores meaning that they are non-exclusive but are available to provide new entrepreneurs, or people without the design skill-set, to own beautifully crafted unique wordpress stores. 

Although exclusivity would be nice and has its benefits, a duplicate store has it’s advantages too…

For starters, a bespoke store would cost $800+ as standard so you are saving money. Secondly it saves you time: Even if you have the design skillset, knowledge of how to create a website, link a domain name, create shipping categories, write terms and conditions, write product descriptions, link apps and know how to set everything up through wordpress, it may take weeks to complete. Here, the work has been done for you. Thirdly, a starter store would benefit specific types of people:

  • You may be new to eCommerce and entrepreneurship and want a new business to learn the ropes with
  • You may want to be a business owner but have limited funds to start up and are after a cost effective way to do so
  • You may want to experiment with various marketing strategies to see what works, and what doesn’t, before applying that knowledge to another business
  • You may want to purchase a starter store to improve and ‘flip’ (sell for a higher price to another buyer – another lucrative business strategy!)
  • You like the idea of being an entrepreneur but don’t know where to start (We include a support pack with each store – how to manage your Saturn store and how to market it)

Essential skills that are required before buying an e-commerce store

All Saturn stores are designed with the new entrepreneur in mind, meaning they are very easy to manage and operate and all of the hard work has already been completed by a professional graphic designer / web developer, which would usually set you back thousands of dollars.

Even though you don’t need any specific skills to buy and manage a store, some characteristics will benefit you to start and succeed at e-commerce…

1. Marketing & Sales Skills

One of the most important things in e-commerce business is promotion. This is the way you get noticed by potential buyers and people who are interested in your product range. Many small business have amazing ideas but they fail to sell the products because of lack of marketing skills. Fortunately, nowadays it much easier to learn about marketing & sales, as you could find some expert speakers on YouTube who would share their methods and experience to help you grow your business or you can go to Udemy to have more knowledge on an advance marketing strategies to generate your sales. Udemy courses are highly recommended for those new to digital marketing. 

2. Communication & Networking Skills

Providing excellent customer service and maintaining good communication with your customers would increase your business value, in terms of generating positive customer reviews which many people review and rely on before making a purchase. Maintaining a healthy business relationship is not always easy between you and your buyers and you may encounter problems. Having effective written and verbal communication skills will help you to build good working relationships and if you succeed at this, your customers will come back time after time.

3. Content Creation Skills

Creating content will help you to increase brand awareness and providing your buyers / followers with much more information about your company or even your products. It will also help your SEO and digital marketing. In this case, not many people have the ability to make content, write a blog, or create graphic design assets for their social media accounts. The Saturn Team understands that concern which is why we provide Marketing Kickstarter package which provides you with social media content that would be useful for you to run the business, available with all of our stores. To see what’s included, check out our add-ons on the store and click on the ‘Kickstarter Marketing’ option. 

4. Financial Management Skills

This may sound boring but having sound financial management skills will help you to run your business profitably and protect your financial investment. At least you are able to maintain your cash flow effectively as you need to declare your taxes within your own country. Being able to successfully control money is essential to success in business. Vitally, start today with a ‘profit and loss’ spreadsheet to know where your money is coming from and going…

5. Growth Mindset

Deciding factors, which affect your ability to run a successful ecommerce business (and aside from investment) are experience, your time and your mindset. A quick google search will bring you all of the latest thoughts and theories regarding this but you will have to set realistic expectations, realize that running a business is unlikely to be an overnight success and understand that no two paychecks will ever be the same. You will have excellent days and you will have poor days and you will experience an emotional rollercoaster as a result. The experience and your ability to manage this flux of income and highs and lows will make you mentally stronger and more likely to succeed. So, a positive mental attitude and growth mindset is 100% required.

Saturn’s Stores Are Suitable For New Entrepreneurs Without Experience 

Because all of our stores are focused towards the new entrepreneur, we provide everyone with premium setup support. As you get started, all steps are clearly laid out to help you gain ownership of your store and set out what details need your attention so that you can start to make sales from day one. 

We are always on hand to answer any questions, you can always share with us or contact us directly with email. We also supply a Support Pack including details on managing, developing, and marketing a Saturn Store business when you decide to buy a store – we maintain 100% positive feedback for a reason!