Having trouble selling your products and don’t want an Etsy store or to use eBay? Great to see that in early June, Overstock launched a site for small business owners who want visibility and a store to sell their goods. It is called Main Street Store.
I’ve been an adviser recently in a couple of business events where small business owners have shared how costly a shopping cart system is for their site. I’m going to connect them to this store because for one thing, it does not have thousands of businesses on it (yet) – I am sure it will. For now you can be an early adopter and save the costs on your own technology build out, which could be thousands of dollars, or at least $50-$100 per month using a hosted shopping cart site.
Peter Vanden Bos’ wrote an article about it. I imagine there will be many more stories to come.
I’ll check it out and post about my experience buying a few items.
Any way we can support small businesses – in this case, companies with 25 or fewer employees – is a good thing.