Resources for Starting Your Boutique
Form your LLC
A sole proprietorship is NOT a business, just an extension of you. Forming a real business entity protects your personal assets and offers tax benefits.
Get your FREE Employer Identification Number from the IRS
Every registered business needs an EIN. It’s like a social security number for your business. It’s free from the official IRS website.
Buy your domain using Namecheap
If you know what you want to name your business, then buy your domain ASAP. Namecheap is a great service that protects your info, offers great pricing and doesn’t nickel and dime you for add-ons like other domain registration sites do.
Create a Professional Email Address for your Boutique
First impressions count! So customers should get notifications, updates, or special promotions from your personal Gmail, AOL or Yahoo account. Use Google Workspace to create a professional email with your business domain.
If you’re shipping from home, a virtual address is a great way to keep your personal information private and have a professional presence.
Online Boutique Success®
Get ALL of the tools, resources and step-by-step training to confidently launch your online boutique. You’ll learn how to buy inventory, price your products, design your website, market your business and create a customer service experience that keeps buyers coming back!
Resources for Running Your Boutique Efficiently
To run a business, you have to know your numbers! That means staying on top of your sales figures, new invoices, recurring bills and so much more. Keep your boutique finances organized so you can be ready for growth!
Get Professional Help with Sales Tax
Understand the laws for your state, know whether you should be collecting sales tax and when you should be ready to pay it out.
Resources for Packing Orders
Shipping Label Printer
Compact, slim design and durable (without breaking down like most popular printers), this is a must-have especially when shipping from home (and if you have limited space).
4″x 6″ Shipping Labels
Super easy to tear-off, strong adhesive and great for high resolution printing.
Postal Service Scale
Never worry about shipments being rejected or sent back. This scale is accurate, reliable and fits anywhere. A necessary addition to your shipping space.
Plain Poly Mailers
Custom Look Poly Mailers
Make an impact on customers, new and old, with a custom-looking poly mailer. It’s a great way to reinforce your brand and create an experience that customers will love!
Standing Fabric Steamer
Wrinkled garments? No problem! This standing fabric steamer is essential to give your products the best presentation. Use it before carefully folding clothes to prepare your shipment.
Custom Tissue Paper
Upgrade your shipping experience with custom tissue paper! Designing is easy and the pricing is great.
Resources for Creating & Designing Your Website
Build Your Website
You don’t have to be a professional web developer or designer to create a beautiful website. This platforms makes it easier than ever to build a functional experience that your customers will love across devices.
Make beautiful designs for your website, social media, ads and so much more– without having to be a professional graphic designer or illustrator. Plus, you’ll get access to professional photos and video clips!
Logos don’t have to be complicated! You can create a beautiful logo with the right fonts and make a memorable experience for your customers.
Resources for Growing Your Boutique
Influencer Marketing 101
Make social media work for you! Work with influencers the RIGHT way so you don’t get fooled by fake likes, comments, and followers, get contract templates, and create lasting relationships that grow your brand.
Plan your Instagram and get your posts and stories uploaded FOR you. This is the easiest way to manage your social feed.
Grow your business with Hashtags
Want to get more people to see your brand on social? Then you have to be using the right hashtags. Learn how to get more eyes on your business and get organic traffic to your Instagram.
Customers are creating ‘want’ boards every day on Pinterest. So you should be using Pinterest to get your boutique in front of as many people as possible. Use this scheduler to get your content our there.