Getting Started with eCommerce

Posted on 24 Jan 2018


The biggest thing we run into is clients who want to get online and sell their items, they don’t know where to start. The answer is simple; I would seek some professional advice of people within the industry. If you know a software company, you know PawnMaster or somebody else that’s putting items online on a regular basis, get their knowledge, get their advice, pick their brain a little bit with a free consultation, ask them some questions. But start somewhere, start with your highest profit items. Maybe some of your TVs or other items that are going to sell really well, your gaming systems, get started and then continuously grow from there. When we roll this out in stores, we typically will say, “This person has five employees, each person has to post two things online each week.” Just start from there and grow from there. Now it’s going to three next week, now it’s four next week, and you just start to gradually get them to upload more items. It becomes part of their processes and systems. If you contact an expert, they can do it with the software, now you don’t have to do it and it’s not as big of an undertaking for you within your business. So, I would seek out some advice. If you want to do it on your own, start small and build up. 

Vernon Stading

Written by Vernon Stading

Vernon has a passion for helping businesses be more successful and that is why he founded Devoted Business Development and the Small Business Advisory Board of MN. He has a strong leadership background and has been helping business owners succeed and make more money for more than 15 years. Vernon has extensive knowledge in the retail, pawn, jewelry, financial services and hotel industries and he worked for two international franchise companies before learning the pawn industry. He got to learn from the pawn business experts who are looked at as leaders and revolutionaries in the industry. Vernon also met many other folks that were nationwide and international consultants along the way who have a lot of great ideas and suggestions on how to improve businesses in this industry. Vernon learned the business so well, that after leaving that organization, he started his own consulting firm with most our first clients being pawn stores. He was approached by several nationwide chains and asked to do merger and acquisition for them. He got to experience firsthand the amazing and fast-paced growth of small, medium, and a large sized chain by buying other organizations, fixing them and putting their name and brand on them. He was able to work with every type of location, from the 38,000 square-foot Taj Mahal pawn shops to the 2,000 square-foot hole in wall, and everything in between. In addition, he is an expert at helping business owners create processes, systems, policies and procedures that streamline their business and ultimately help them make more money with less work. Regardless of what your business needs are, he is an ideal candidate to help take your company to the next level.

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