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To start selling bikes online, you need to determine the types of bikes you want to sell. You may decide to sell all types of bikes, niche-specific bikes, pre-owned bikes, or electric bikes. You can then create a Shopify store, add high-definition photos and detailed descriptions of your bikes, make your store unique by customizing your theme, and add Shopify apps to add functionality.
Shopify is your one-size-fits-all solution to start selling your bikes online. You can quickly create a unique online presence, market your bikes and ensure customer satisfaction with lightning-fast website loading times. Plus,with the Shopify App Store, you can add functionality to your store, enabling you to sell and advertise your bikes on other third-party platforms.
Yes, Shopify is the platform of choice for many online bike stores. With Shopify, you can access over 6,000 Shopify apps to further customize your store and extend its functionality to meet your marketing needs. Depending on the plan you choose, Shopify gives you everything need to sell, market, ship and scale your business all in one platform.
With an astonishing $4.1 billion worth of bikes (a 62% increase from 2019) sold in the U.S alone last year, the market for bikes is growing rapidly. Some budget bikes sit around $150 per unit while some niche-specific bikes can go for as high as $5,000 or more, but the value of a bike will depend on its condition, brand, construction, and functionality.
The price of each bike you sell will depend on many factors. Whether it is new or pre-owned, the brand, its functionality, the materials it is made from, and whether it’s a basic or high-performance bike. If you’ll be selling bikes from other brands, it may be a good idea to look at competitor stores and then decide whether to match their price, or sell lower or higher. If you're planning to order in bikes to re-sell, keep in mind any additional shipping costs or import fees that might impact your margins. To encourage more customers to purchase, you can offer discounts on bundle sales with extra bike accessories like helmets.
High-performance bikes like mountain bikes, BMX bikes, touring bikes, trail bikes, and comfort bikes are the most popular bikes and also typically the top sellers. Electric bikes and hybrids that emphasize zero emissions and minimal pedaling, have also seen a huge surge in demand recently.
Opened in 2011, Worldwidecyclery is an example of a renowned bike store with Shopify as a core part of its omnichannel marketing. The company also uses apps on the Shopify App Store like ShipStation to effectively manage shipping and fulfilment.
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