How To Sell Without A Website

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So you want to sell online? Apparently so does everyone else. Gen Z is predicted to be the most entrepreneurial generation. And it seems like everyday there’s a new tool for online companies. It can get overwhelming to choose the right tool to run your online store. Lucky for you, I took the time to go over the most popular tools and their advantages and disadvantages so you don’t have to.

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Most people immediately opt for Shopify, which is the biggest, most popular, go to platform. Shopify is great, but it’s not for everyone. This video is part 1 of a series where I compare Shopify’s biggest competitors so you can select the best platform for you. So let’s dive in.

Shopify

So let’s start by having a look at Shopify. Shopify is great for small to medium sized businesses with sizable, but not too large inventories. It accommodates a variety of sellers. The look of your store is pretty easy to customize and fit your brand.

There are two disadvantages of Shopify. Actually these are why people look for alternatives and why I’m making this list in the first place.

1. On top of the fixed monthly fees, Shopify charges 2.9% of your sales value, plus an additional $0.30 per transaction. Which is really not that much, especially considering how much the platform does for you. It makes it possible to run your business so 3% is a small cut. However there are platforms that do not take any sort of cut from your sales.

2. Shopify is made to fit everyone, so it doesn’t specialize in any niches. Shopify is one-size-fits-all. It may fit, but that doesn’t mean it fits well.

How To Sell Without A Website

So let’s start by looking at some Shopify alternatives and what kind of businesses they’re made to fit.

How to sell online without a website: Tool Comparison

These tools are great if you want to go from no website to selling in one day. These are perfect for selling to your social media audience, newsletter subscribers or podcast listeners.

involve.me

involve.me is a powerful drag & drop builder that helps you get you product online in just a few clicks. You can select from an extensive template gallery to collect one-time or recurring payments.

All involve.me templates are easy to edit and mobile-friendly. Selling online with involve.me can be as easy as slapping your logo on a template and hitting “Publish”. Or as complex as setting up a system where each shopper gets custom pricing based on what product options they select.

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involve.me PROS

No transaction fees. involve.me doesn't take a cut from the payments you generate on the platform.

200+ editable templates. You can add your backgrounds, upload your logos and fonts, even control button size and roundness to match your brand.

Product recommendation quizzes. involve.me can have a human conversation with your shoppers and guide them to the right product automatically.

Custom real-time price calculation. involve.me's flexible price calculators work allow customers to mix and match add ons and create their own pricing packages.

Recurring payments & one-time payments. involve.me supports both ways to collect the payment - the choice can be up you or up to what option the customer selects.

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involve.me CONS

No CSS or other forms of code. involve.me is strictly a no-code builder for better or worse. Everything is 100% drag and drop.

No inventory tracking. You can limit the number of payments you accept and how many products per purchase you sell, but you'll need an excel sheet to tell you many products are left.

No phone number verification. If a customer gives you their number, there's no way to check if it's a real phone number. You'll just have to trust them.

To sum it up: involve.me is perfect for getting your product ready to sell online in a few minutes. It has an impressive template gallery that's easy to customize. Features like built-in emails and integrations help you automate your work.

Gumroad

Gumroad is the go-to platform for digital creators to sell and deliver digital goods. All products listed on Gumroad are available on their discovery page where it's easy for customers to find your brand.

While Gumroad excels at getting you free visibility, it's not very generous with customization options. That is if you don't know how to code. Which a large part of their community aimed at digital creators does.

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Gumroad PROS

No monthly fees. While Gumroad doesn't charge monthly fees, they do take up to 9% cut off your sales, which can add up at the end of the month.

Product discovery marketplace. Being on Gumroad means being featured in their marketplace where customers can find you.

Quick to launch. Creating a sales page in Gumroad is pretty fast and straightforward.

Gumroad university. Gumroad creators have access to innumerable resources that help them grow their business.

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Gumroad CONS

Transaction fees. Gumroad takes up to 9% of what you earn, which can ultimately cost you more than Shopify.

Creator community. Gumroad is one of the leaders in the digital creator space which comes with helpful resources and potential higher visibility.

Not built for physical goods. Gumroad is a digital creator marketplace for online courses, ebooks or podcasts, and a variety of other digital products.

No templates. Gumroad's sales pages can be edited with CSS, which is not as easy as drag & drop or just grabbing a pre-designed template.

To sum up: Gumroad is the perfect tool for people selling digital goods. It can boost your product's visibility and bring traffic to your sales page. It helps you build a community around your product early on, which is invaluable when you're just getting started and don't have the budget.

So what’s the best tool for selling without a website? I’d pick involve.me for customizability and Gumroad for visibility because of their discovery page. It’s not a tie, they both win in those respective categories. Do not come for me!

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