Hi i have done extensive research on starting an innovative type of E-commerce business but i need someone who can develop the website and market it . To be precise i need a co-founder who can help invest time and effort to put this innovative idea into action . Thank you for your time reading this.
Amazon calls that "amazon associates", google calls that "Google Partners" but more less it is Affiliate or MLM Marketing (that keywords often scare people).
It works since with several clients i have very positive results.
I know this question is old, but I wanted to throw some thoughts in here for people who come to this feed after the fact:
I personally think the smartest thing an ecommerce startup could do is to NOT build a website. Hear me out.
Build your store in facebook. Here's why:
1. It's free (you have to choose between a few different payment processors who charge a small fee, but you will be doing that anyway.)
2. Facebook ads are the most effective way for a startup to get traction in ecommerce. With few exceptions, google will be too competitive for you.
3. Facebook works best when you keep people on the platform. It will optimize better if you push people to a canvas ad with your various products, and then push to your shop, rather than taking them off the site.
4. You can easily automate most of the process once you do some testing.
Take the money you would have spent on dev, SaaS, hosting, etc and put it into ad spend or product.
Once you are ready to scale, you can build out an ecommerce site. But there's really no reason to start there.