How to Sell Horse Accessories Online

| March 22, 2019

If you have always had a love for horses and equestrian lifestyle, you may have dreamt of giving up your day job to spend your days creating your very own horse accessories business. However, the difficulty of this idea is knowing whether your idea could grow into a successful business and will ensure a suitable wage for the long-term future.

While there is a great deal of competition to come up against in the horse industry, being an expert in the field and knowing how to sell your products effectively should boost your chances of securing a regular income – especially once you gain faithful customers and clients who return time and time again.

If you’re interested in learning how to sell horse products online, here’s what you need to do:

Use an ecommerce website

One of the biggest difficulties of running a successful business is knowing where to sell your products. For very niche businesses such as those in the horse industry, relying on a single website isn’t the best idea, as it can be difficult to be discovered amongst the heaps of competition on a Google search. With this in mind, small-scale companies usually opt to register their business with a multi channel ecommerce platform such as Shopify, to market their products on a variety of social media and selling sites, so customers can easily find them. What’s more, Shopify allows for easy interaction via an online messaging app and can also be accessed on mobile devices for better usability for the customer.

Choose where you’re going to sell

Many horse businesses have their very own website where they can sell their products. However, those with an Ecommerce store have much more of a free rein to advertise to a wider range of customers and gain a larger amount of sales. Here are just a few key examples of where you can sell your products online:

eBay

eBay is one of the most popular selling sites on the internet and is often the first point of call for people who are on the lookout for a certain product. It’s best to price your products competitively, so you have a chance of beating the immense amount of competition already out there. Free shipping is also a major pull factor for customers looking to cut down the costs.

Etsy

Etsy is a popular platform for those selling handmade or unique products which are hard to sell anywhere else due to their very niche market. Niche horse-related items may include the likes of customized horse-riding boots or perhaps a range of merchandise for highly notable horse racing teams, which cannot be found elsewhere.

Facebook

You could also link up your Ecommerce site to designated horse-related Facebook groups, so you are able to sell to local and international consumers who have a keen interest in purchasing products of this nature.

Marketing

Marketing is an essential factor for any online business; especially those selling unique products that may not be easily come by. There are various ways in which you can market your horse accessories online to gain interest from new and existing customers; whether it be setting up your own social media business pages or even sending out email newsletters to reveal exciting news and offers that may boost sales.

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