HOW I STARTED MY ONLINE BOUTIQUE
I started researching how to start Elizabeth Bae Boutique months ago. I am a very impulsive and impatient person sometimes so I tend to jump the gun and pray for the best! lol. However, I knew this was something I had to take my time with. I wanted to created a sustainable online boutique. Here are the first steps I took to start my online boutique:
1.) Apply for an LLC, also called a business license. ($155)
2.) Apply for an EIN (FREE)
3.) Apply for a Reseller's permit (Many wholesaler's require proof, normally just your permit number) in order to do business with them. (FREE)
Those were the 3 basic steps I took before researching what type of selling platform I wanted to sell with. I was looking into Shopify, Wix, and BigCommerce. I decided to go with Shopify because they were the easiest for me to work with. I could literally put my boutique together in days. So, if I can start Elizabeth Bae Boutique in a couple days (being very illiterate and unfamiliar with an e-commerce store), SO CAN YOU! It's also very affordable to set up your own Shopify store.
Kim Schroeder, owner of Elizabeth Bae Boutique