Small Mail Order Business – Helpful Tips
Starting a small mail order business can be very profitable if done carefully from the beginning. I’ll share with you some of my helpful tips to get you moving in your own small mail order business.
Your small mail order business always starts out with a good product or service that you want to sell. Your product can be a book that you have created a how to DVD or another type of product. If you don’t have a product or service, sit down at your computer and start searching the internet for mail order products. There are many wholesale firms that would be willing to sell their products to you at wholesale prices. To get your creative mind working, you can sit down with a pen and paper and write down all your ideas for making a how to manual. These are best kind of products to sell in mail order. Think of what you are passionate about and write a 20-30 page booklet. Many mail order companies create their own how to manual from scratch and can make thousands of dollars. For more product information you can write to: Mail Order Associates, Inc., 120 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Montvale, NJ 07645.
After you have found your product or made your booklet, you will need to decide on a price for the product or manual. Most booklets can sell between $12 up to $39, the more pages you write and the more information you give to your readers. The cost to print your manual will be less than a dollar to make so your mark up is excellent. Create a simple 2-3 page sales letter with a great headline to capture your reader. You can print it with nice bright copy paper. Have someone critique your sales letter for punctuation and spelling corrections before you send it out.
If you are focusing on selling your how to manual through your small mail order business, there are several ways to sell your manual. I would recommend when you are first starting out to locate a good local publication that accepts paid classified ads. You could place a small classified ad about your manual. When someone responds to your ad, you can send them your sales letter. Now you have your first client with their name and address. You can continue to send them your updates or new products. Take some time and create a monthly newsletter to touch base with your new clients. Stay focused and continue to make new contacts and you will be well on your way to having a successful small mail order business of your own.