Everybody wants to be an entrepreneur these days.
Because running your own business means you can be your own boss, this means that you can also decide your own working hours; and typically, the higher profits you rake in, the higher your salary.
Sounds very attractive, but the life of an entrepreneur is really not a walk in the park.
But venturing online is a great way to test waters – it offers incredible scalability, limitless freedom, low overhead and high margins, and above all, access to a worldwide market to help you expand customer reach.
Moreover, statistics have shown that online retail sales will surge to $3 billion this year, and ecommerce is expected to make up 6.7% of all retail sales by 2025.
But for those unacquainted, Shoptiq is an ecommerce solution that allows you to connect your online store seamlessly with pre-built integration to local logistics partners, marketplaces and run your online advertising easily.
The First-Ever Shoptiq Ecommerce Race In Singapore
In case you’re wondering if it’s a marathon, don’t worry, there’s no physical running will be involved.
It is the first Shoptiq Ecommerce Race where aspiring entrepreneurs and established small business owners come together and sell on Shoptiq to compete for the ecommerce champion title.
The race will start from 1 October 2017 to 31 March 2018.
All participants will have to self-nominate themselves into the respective race category: New Online Business (no prior experience/6 or less months experience selling online), and Established Online Business (more than 6 months experience selling online).
It takes 3 simple steps to join the Shoptiq Ecommerce Race:
- Create a new store on Shoptiq
- Sign up for a Shoptiq subscription (don’t miss their early birds rates!)
- Indicate whether you are a new or established online business when you subscribe for Shoptiq
What You’ll Get
Upon a successful sign-up, all participants will receive a digital race pack, which comprise of ecommerce materials to help you stay ahead of the race.
For the digital race pack, it comes with free 10 professional product image credits from ProductPixels, a race map, and race eBook. On top of that, Shoptiq’s partner for the race, Easyship, is also giving out $10 worth of delivery credits to all participants.
Easyship is a one-stop logistics-tech company providing shipping solutions from major couriers like DHL, FedEx and UPS. Customers also get to enjoy discounts of up to 70% for delivery fees, and the platform also helps to generate shipping labels and documents (like custom invoices and declarations) – saving you from the often-confusing administrative processes.
If you are familiar with bazaar and flea markets organizer, T Cartel, or the online platform that offers space rental, Popup Angels, they too are partners of the Shoptiq Ecommerce Race
Race participants can also take a break along the race by joining the ‘hydration points’, i.e. free ecommerce workshops across multiple e-commerce topics, such as Google Adwords, Search Engine Optimisation, Email marketing and etc.
What You’ll Stand To Win
The winner for each race category will be determined based on the highest two months gross sales during the competition period; and each winner will walk away with $10,000 cash prize, a success story video and a feature article on The Vulcan Post (sounds good?)
So if you think you got what it takes to be the next Jack Ma, you can register your interest here!
Featured Image Credit: Shoptiq