Today the internet is quickly growing as a consumer market. Not all products are suited for online sales. Creating a product specifically to sell online requires some creative thinking. There are several steps in the process and this article will cover, choosing a product and creating a prototype.
Research Top Selling Online ProductsAs you can see. from the above chart, the top-selling online products are consumer electronics, books, and clothing/apparel. This kind of information gives you a good indication of where you might like to focus when thinking about creating your own online product to sell.
Research Trends in Sales Over TimeIf we look at one area of online sales, books, we can see there is a trend of increasing sales in electronic books and a decrease in print. However the revenue from print books is still much higher then electronic. Based on this information I have decided to create and sell a card game online that has both a print and digital format.
Check out competitors products for sale onlineIt's a good idea to see what similar types of products are out there on the web for sale. It's helpful to see what the price points are and how saturated the market is. I did a quick search on amazon to see what I could find for the type of game I was thinking about.
Create Prototype of Product to Sell OnlineMy first idea is to create a productivity card game. I'm thinking that this could be a type of game that makes the every day chores in life more interesting. I'm reminded of Marry Poppins song lyrics, 'A Spoon Full of Sugar Helps the Medicine go Down in the Most Delightful Way'.
- Sharpie Pen(s)
- Stack of white index cards
- Colored Paper