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  1. Matake007

    HELP! Ecommerce 3PL (Product Fulfillment) Startup

    Fastlaners, I am undertaking the development of an ecommerce 3PL (outsourced product fulfillment) platform that I believe has the potential to have massive impact on ecommerce as a whole. In order for it to work, I need to find business owners that are willing to first allow me to individually...
  2. R

    INTRO 20 years old , committed to staying on the Fastlane

    Hello ! I am Rohit , 20 years old from central India . I have been reading about finance and business since past 1 year (all thanks to corona for slowing down the world so i could think clearly for myself and choose to start gaining financial knowledge). I am currently self employed with a few...
  3. W

    Recommendations for a business bank account/credit card for e-commerce

    Getting the infrastructure built out for an e-commerce website. It will be all digital transactions. Any recommendations? So many options out there now especially with all the fintech companies popping up. Any help would be much appreciated!
  4. smtlaissezfaire

    Importing / Sourcing recommended books / courses

    I've got an idea for a product that I'd like to create. I've talked to + imported samples before from alibaba so have some idea on the beginning steps of this (although I never fully understood all of the duty/import charges, getting it shipped between the port + amazon's warehouses, if I'd...
  5. StannisB

    How do I write the first letter with an offer to be a reseller?

    Hi guys, I’m nothing, but a young seedling looking to break out through the hardships of starting your own business and blossom like a sunflower. Why a sunflower you ask? Well, I’m raised by a single mother that has done her best to raise a bum like me. She never stopped smiling working 2 jobs...
  6. Eric SDA

    Feeling Lost - How to move forward with this E-Commerce business

    Hi all, I'm going through a very tough time and would really appreciate some advice on my e-commerce company situation. Background I began work on the business (physical products) in April 2019 and started trading in August 2020. The model was to launch on Amazon (FBA), rank the products...
  7. Wendy-Russo

    Rate my Ratings Rating Idea

    Problem : Fake ratings are a problem for platform's reputations, customer's times and money, small businesses and literally everyone involved Idea: A website / chrome extension / app that would allow users to know how reliable a product's ratings are. Use: Copy paste the product's link into...
  8. L

    How much time will I need to spend per week managing my ecommerce store?

    Hi everyone I know this is a how long is a piece of a string type question but bear with me. I predict I'll make close to nothing in year 1 of running my store. I need some income in that first year and do quite while doing as a growth marketing consultant. Can I get by on spending 20 hours...
  9. Jeannen

    EXECUTION Creating my own product in eCommerce

    Heya ! I posted almost 1 year ago about starting an ecom biz. Long story short, the first one failed, the 2nd one (dropshipping) is still running to that day without putting much effort into it. It generated some profit. I used ~$1500 personally and I keep what's left to invest later into new...
  10. thechosen1

    Could YOU build a business with only one product??

    Hey all, I have a product that I've had for sale for the past year. The first 2 months I sold about a dozen of these for total sales of around $700. Not bad, but I have about $6,000 worth of inventory. Ever since then, I have not made a single sale. My primary sales channels were Amazon and...
  11. Eric SDA

    EXECUTION Should you persevere when you don't believe in your business?

    Hi all, I'm going through a mentally challenging time and looking for advice and guidance from more experienced people. In Aug 2020 I launched my first business, a health supplement company selling vegan, organic products and right now it's breaking even on a monthly basis. The issue is even...
  12. Ciano_94

    The Quick & Dirty Way to Launch your Shopify Store on Google Shopping

    I run Google Ads for a living and have been trying to grow a new Twitter account recently, based on practical digital marketing advice. I'm distilling some great content down into short-form to provide as much value as possible to business owners. The latest one is a summary of a great article...
  13. D

    How to sell things to soldiers in the America or other countries.

    Hello, I'm a young man who wants to take the fastlane in Korea. I have several businesses. One of the businesses is selling supplies for soldiers. As you know, South Korean men have military duty. Among them, the most popular item is shoe deodorizer for soldiers. I want to sell this product...
  14. door123

    How do you build moats around your e-commerce business?

    I'm just starting out in e-commerce & I'm seeing lots of sellers flooding the online marketplace, especially in Amazon. Say for example your selling sleep masks for $15.99 & other sleep wear online, (Amazon, Social Media Ads). What type of moats would you build around your company to keep...
  15. Chibbs

    HOT TOPIC Invented Product: Testing Market w/ Amazon Product Listing and Facebook Ads

    Hey all, I recently started a new ecommerce business venture. When I moved to a new house and installed by weight room in the basement. I realized the I-joist ceiling was the perfect place to hang pullup bars & monkey bars. I came up with a design that allowed me to create a pull up bar...
  16. F

    Selling on Amazon vs Website

    I wanna start selling my own product soon (still have to look for one btw xD), however, I'm unsure whether I should start with my own website or with FBA. Going for the website would basically be the concept MJ and Tim Ferriss (4-Hour Work Week) recommend, even though I don't quite know their...
  17. S

    What's the best strategy to take a trash bag business online?

    I have a trash bags business. I sell offline through my networks and a very little quantity via Amazon. Amazon has tons of trash bag sellers so the competition is very high. I have noticed, in my country, there is no recognizable trash bag brand yet (like in the US, UK). So it is a void I can...
  18. OneLife

    EXECUTION My Journey to Freedom, Entrepreneurship and Impact (eCommerce)

    Hi! I'm Liel, 20 years old from Israel. Before I start, I wanted to say that I feel like this community is amazing and I'm grateful to be a part of it. Although not being an active user for long, I already got tons of value here. This is my attempt to give back a little, hopefully inspire...
  19. centje

    EXECUTION Seeking help from online retailers/entrepreneurs using e-commerce platform

    Good evening, Fastlaners! I’m developing an exciting web-based software project and I'm very far with the front-end. Before I go further with the back-end, I want to write a business plan so I can get a loan. I also think it’s good to have a business plan for myself. I want to expand...
  20. M

    EXECUTION From Idea to Reality: Progress Thread

    Hey guys, newcomer to the site (intro HERE). Thought I would start with a progress thread to keep myself accountable and so anyone interested can track progress. Where I started: So I've been a flight instructor for a couple years now and was set up to fly for the airlines. It's been a dream of...
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