Do you have a great idea for an online ecommerce business? Are you ready to achieve your business goals but don’t know where to begin? Are you lacking the necessary confidence to get the ball rolling on your business? There are several key factors that keep aspiring business owners from getting started. This article will cover the top four reasons why most people fail to get their ecommerce business up and running.
WHAT HOLDS MOST PEOPLE BACK FROM STARTING AN ECOMMERCE BUSINESS?
Fear is the biggest reason most people don’t start anything in life, especially an ecommerce business. Even though will today’s technological advances and having the world in the palm of your hand, most people are still afraid to take action.
Fear is just an illusion your mind makes up to keep you comfortable and safe. Your mind has been programmed since birth to keep you safe and comfortable. Starting an online ecommerce business is neither safe nor comfortable. It requires stepping out on a limb and taking some risk. It requires you to feel uncomfortable and unsure. These are all things that your mind and body work together to avoid. You could honestly say that being an entrepreneur goes against everything that our minds and bodies are programmed to do. It is for that very reason that the entrepreneurs who stick it out are the ones who have the most “success” in life.
There is a lot to be gained from facing your fears, especially in a business sense. When you face your fears and conquer them there is a sense of confidence that is gained each time. With that newfound confidence, you are more likely to pursue even greater fears. Completing this cycle over and over breeds unbreakable confidence and a relentless drive to achieve your goals.
Don’t let fear stand in your way of starting your ecommerce business. Let it be your guide as to what you should/ need to do today to get your business up and running.
Remember that day in 5th grade when your teacher announces from the front of the classroom that your science project is due tomorrow? You realize you had 3 months to work on it and didn’t do a thing. Now you have to make up for your lack of preparation all in one night. You turn your project in the next day all put together with duct tape and everything is written in colored pencil because that is all you could find to write with.
If you have an ecommerce business idea don’t let procrastination be the spoiler of it. Get your business started TODAY. DON’T WAIT! Waiting does nothing for you. There are a million reasons you can come up with to put off doing what you know you need to do to get your business up and running. Perhaps you are worried about the shipping logistics. Maybe you are worried about finding an ecommerce fulfillment center or shipping warehouse.
Whatever your worries may be, don’t let them get in the way of you getting started. Instead of thinking of all the reasons you can’t get started today try thinking of all the reasons you can’t wait another day to get started. It takes a shift in mindset to think this way, but doing so will help you kill that procrastination that can keep you from starting your business.
Along with procrastination a lot of people wait for the “perfect conditions” before they start a business. Waiting for the “right time” can honestly be the most costly decision you make for your business. News flash for you, the “perfect time” doesn’t exist. There will always be a list a mile long of reasons why the conditions aren’t perfect for you to start your ecommerce business.
It’s just like having kids, buying a house, getting married, going back to school to get a degree, etc. There is never a perfect time for any of these things. Like I said in the above paragraph, look for all the reasons why today IS the “right time” to start your business.
DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START
A lot of ecommerce entrepreneurs don’t know where to start. I understand this reason for not starting. If you don’t know where to start how on earth will you know if you are on the right track or not right? There is an easy solution to this problem. You are not the only/ first person to start an ecommerce business. Even if the particular product you sell online is different from anything out there, the same principles still apply when getting started.
ARE YOU READY NOW?
I have given you the top four reasons why aspiring ecommerce entrepreneurs don’t get started. I have also given multiple actions you can take to counteract each excuse. Use these actions to help propel you forward in your business today.
Once you have your website up and running and you are ready to ship your products you are going to want a fulfillment warehouse to take care of your ecommerce fulfillment needs. Launch Fulfillment is a local Utah fulfillment center that can handle freight shipping, expedited shipping, pick and pack, kitting, and much much more. We take care of the shipping logistics so you can focus your time and energy on your products.
You know that the top four reasons why people don’t get their eCommerce business off the ground are: Fear, Procrastination, Waiting For The Perfect Conditions, and Not Knowing Where To Start. Don’t let these excuses get in your way of creating your eCommerce business. When you are in the position of needing assistance with your shipping logistics give us a call and we will be happy to help you reach that next level you are striving for.