When it comes to ecommerce, many have ventured and succeeded. Yet, it continues to seem like a daunting task that even seasoned entrepreneurs shudder at the thought of setting up shop. Of course, every business venture comes with its own set of challenges. But the rewards and opportunities are too great to pass up.
Are you looking to start an ecommerce business but having second thoughts? We’ve come up with a list of top ecommerce businesses that you can use as inspiration so you, too, can enjoy the same success.
Taylor Stitch began in 2010 selling custom and tailored menswear with the goal of making affordable yet sophisticated apparel. Just three years after their humble beginnings, the company made $1.5 million in sales and its revenue has tripled each year. Their secret? Creating a bond with their customer base by encouraging them to share their stories.
HELM was founded in 2009 out of Austin, Texas. They are dedicated to classic style with a modern perspective. HELM is committed to crafting handmade leather boots with pride, care, and purpose. Since its inception in 2009, they have had orders from all over including the likes of Ben Affleck.
This is no dairy shop if that’s what you’re thinking. Milk is an online shop that offers comfortable yet stylish clothing for babies and children. The store began in 2016 with the idea of designing practical clothes for everyday living and playing.
This ecommerce business is revolutionizing yoga-wear and has one of the most striking yoga wear you will see. They have a wide variety of colors, patterns, and styles you would never have thought belonged to yoga wear.
Gymshark began as an idea between high-school teenagers in 2012. Since then, it has grown from operating out of a garage into one of the fastest growing and most recognizable brands in fitness. Today, the business is supported by over 3 million highly-engaged social media followers and customers all over the world.
Khara Kapas combines culture and innovation into one business. The name of their business literally means ‘pure cotton’ and that is what they strive for: to provide clothing inspired by Indian culture. Their clothes are produced locally in India but are available for shipping worldwide.
Wolf Circus is an ecommerce business providing its own line of fine jewelry products shipped from Vancouver, British Columbia. But these aren’t just ordinary jewelry – they’re handmade using recycled sterling silver or bronze coated with 14k gold plating. This online store truly epitomizes “attainable luxury”.
Sunday Somewhere began in late 2010 as a small ecommerce store by Dave Allison. It has now reached worldwide recognition as a source of trendy yet affordable eyewear. This premium eyewear brand focuses on quality, simplicity, and originality for its strategy.
Minaal is a premium source of high-quality travel gear. It was launched in New Zealand who realized the travel gear they had was extremely unsatisfactory so they ventured to create their own – and they succeeded. They launched a 2nd Kickstarter campaign and was able to reach $707,631 with only a goal of $10,000.
Nerdwax puts a stop to slippery specs with its all-natural and organic beeswax. Their idea is a classic example of “modern problems requiring modern solutions”. Their idea is so good that they even rejected two offers from Shark Tank. You know you’re doing something right when you’ve made over a million in sales.
Cookbook Village began selling cookbooks on eBay but has since then opened their own ecommerce site. The company owes its success to digital marketing as they focused their efforts on improving their blog and utilizing online tools such as email marketing and Google AdWords to increase their online presence.
Master and Dynamic is the perfect site for audiophiles. The company, founded in 2013 in New York, designs and manufactures headphones, earphones, and other audio accessories. Their products are geared toward the creative community and now rival Beats by Dre with their quality.
Pipsnacks is a snack food company dedicated to providing the world with healthy snacks. Their delicious mini popcorns are gluten-free, non-GMO, and whole grain. This company is actually a Shark Tank success story. The initial investment was $200 thousand in 2013, which saw them gain $800 thousand in revenue. It was such a success that they were expected to increase their sales by at least 800% in 2015.
Who knew it was possible to sell tattoos online? Tattly actually began as a side hobby for designer Tina Roth-Eisenburg. Today, it is a booming temporary tattoo business with over a thousand designs available for customers to choose from. In 2015 alone, this online store was able to ship over 2.6 million temporary tattoos.
Craft and Mason sell specialty coffee to coffee lovers from all over. Its founders focused on providing real value to their customers, which helped them grow their business.
Triangl was launched in 2012 by an Australian couple. The idea came to one of its founders, Erin Deering, when she couldn’t find any bikini she liked that was affordable. As part of their collection, they offer simple and sporty styles in bright neoprene fabric. By the end of its first year, they had earned over $8 million.
Unconditional is the epitome of never being afraid to be bold and daring, which is clearly shown in its website design. This 11-year old web store describes themselves as a winning combination of the laidback and the edgy.
Au Lit Fine Linens is dedicated to changing the way people sleep and improve the quality of their lives through their wide offering of beddings, pillow, duvets, and other bath and comfort products. The best thing about this ecommerce store is its constant offering of tips and advice for those looking for design tips and guidance.
Started as a store in Chicago, Wrightwood Furniture now makes over 12% of their revenue from their online store. Plus, it uses its online reach and influence to improve sales in their physical location.