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How to Start an Online Perfume Store Business

ONLINE PERFUME STORE Are you in need of steps to take in building an online perfume business store? Do you love fragrance and have high sense of smell and will like to capitalize on it? If yes, then embracing technology to sell and market your perfume store business is  a perfect decision well made.

Starting an online perfume store doesn’t require much capital since you don’t necessarily have to get a physical store hence, an e-commerce website is only the most important part of it all.

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However, the following are the important steps needed to kick start this reliable online business:


  1. Efficient Business Plan

The number one thing to do in setting up an online perfume store is to sketch an interesting business plan, all other things comes afterwards.

Business plan is what every entrepreneur do as such, same is expected for your online perfume store business. You need to write an adequate business plan on how you want to run the online store.

Ensure your plan is a product of sensical consideration, who should be your target customers, where to get suppliers, how do you ship the perfumery to buyers, what rate should your profit be, how you intend to market your perfume store etc. are what your business plan should contains.

  1. Establish an Online Presence

To get your desired results in the realm of online perfume business it’s very pertinent you establish a standard online marketing strategy on all various social media outlets like the majestic Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google+ and host of others.

Upload pictures and short video of your products on your social media platforms so that your potential and seasonal audience can have a taste of the various perfume you have in your online store through the content of your ads.

Your website should also be easy to navigate; and placing an order should be as easy as being on your mark, set, and go. This is to favor hasty customers that would not spend much time in making a purchase.

  1. Delivery Scheme

One of the important aspect an efficient business plan needs to considered critically when starting an online perfume store business is how the picked and requested product will be delivered.

Therefore, delivery scheme should never be jest with. You can own a bus(es) that would facilitate the delivery in time, or better still, you can reach out to a courier service firm for a delivery partnership deal since you would be using them for some time.perfumes

  1. Have a Physical Inventory

Although you will be running an online perfume store but nevertheless having a physical store for the purpose of stocking your products isn’t a bad idea.

However, it’s advisable you make the physical store known and accessible to your prospective customers. This will clear their doubts -if any – towards your online perfume store and it will strengthens their believe in your product.

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  1. Adopt Incentives

Since you’ll be competing with other online perfume stores, you should consider giving our bonuses to your patronizers.

Online Perfume store like do give out as much as 50% bonuses to their potential customers. This is just to establish customer loyalty in your online perfume empire, as such triumphing over other competitors.

However, this should be done with caution to avoid loss, business failure and bankruptcy.

So, in the long run, you should focus on the cost analysis in respect to advertisements, shipping  and that of staffs. Take it or leave it, it will be of great use in the pricing of the perfumes.

Ikoi Abode Ikenna
Ikoi Abode Ikenna is a Pharmacist living in Lagos, Nigeria. A fan of entrepreneurship, technology, and web development and seasoned blogger, currently the owner and editor of Abode Business ( and West Entrepreneur Forum ( you can follow him on Instagram @pharmabode


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