The supplement market has immense growth potential. One of the best places to sell supplements is online. If you are just starting out with your own branded supplement line, there are some things you need to know to get started selling online. Here is a basic guide to get you started.
The most important step in selling online is to find a quality supplement manufacturer. Supplements are regulated by the FDA, so you need to find a partner who can manage and advise on the regulation piece so you can focus on selling. Vitakem has all the necessary quality certifications and we offer services to help support FDA compliance. That way when you sell your products online, you won’t have to worry about your messaging, label, or products being in violation of FDA regulations.
Once you have a good supplement manufacturer partner like Vitakem. The next thing you’ll need to do is build a website. If you have never built a website before, don’t worry. There are plenty of programs that offer pre-design templates and drag and drop design features. The most important thing to add to your website is an online storefront. Look for one that helps you manage your inventory, accepts a variety of payments, and communicates with your customers.
Having a storefront is only half of the business. You will need to also have a way to deliver your products to your customers who purchase online. Most shipping companies offer bulk rates for sellers like yourself. Compare their rates and service offerings to determine which is right for you. You will also need to invest in shipping materials like packaging and boxes. You can fulfill orders yourself or contract a third party to ship for you. Which method you use depends on your budget and the volume of ordering.
Another option is to work with a third party seller like Amazon. Vitakem has a full service program that can help you sell on Amazon. We can help you set up your storefront, market our customers, and sign up for programs like Fulfillment By Amazon. Working with Amazon can help you sell your product easily. It’s a great option if you are just starting out with selling online.
Selling supplements online is a great business. With the help of Vitakem’s supplement manufacturing services, we take all the guesswork out of the process. Contact us today to learn how we can help you build your online supplement business.