Looking for inspiration to launch your own business? Here are 10 business ideas that have translated into highly successful Shopify stores.
Get Inspired – 10 Shopify Success Stories
Here are 10 amazing Shopify stores that have done everything right – a business idea, planning, execution, site design, marketing, and customer experience:
Haus offers curated furniture and homeware
The Haus London store sells furniture, lighting, and homeware. They present a carefully curated selection of products for their customers. Their website is attractive and easy to use, they present their products well, using high-quality images. They’re also ready with expert guidance on how to select the best products for each customer’s needs.
- Quad Lock
Quad Lock sells smartphone mounts
You can’t live without your cell phone but you have problems taking it out of your pocket or your bag when you’re running, cycling, driving? Live an active lifestyle but love to stay connected wherever you go? Well, Quad Lock provides safe smartphone mounts and armbands. So, when you’re running, driving, or cycling use their perfect stand or band for your phone. Their top banner gif runs through their products and below you’re invited to shop for armbands, bike mounts, motor mounts, car mounts, etc.
- Luxy Hair
Luxy Hair offers stylish hair extensions
They sell hair extensions and are one of the most successful businesses on Shopify. They started with a loan that they had to repay within a short timeframe. So, they began using content marketing effectively. They created youtube tutorials showing off how effective their products were in creating different hairstyles. This tactic proved extremely successful. Their website focuses on content, with a blog, useful hairstyling videos, good product information and more.
Pipcorn sells flavorful Mini Popcorn
A snack food company, PipSnacks was launched with a Shark Tank investment of $200k in 2013. Within one year, they grew to record $800k in revenue. Founded by siblings Jeff and Jen Martin, they are now Pipcorn. It’s popcorn reimagined, mini popcorns, GMO-free, whole grain and Gluten free. Available in different flavors
Tattly provides a wide selection of tattoos
Tina Roth Eisenberg spotted a niche that needed to be filled while looking for good temporary tattoos for her child. She realized that there was a need for good, safe, temporary tattoos with attractive designs. So, she began to build a network of artists who contributed to tattoo designs. These tattoos are made of safe materials, the designs printed using non-toxic, vegetable-based inks. The store has a vast collection of temporary tattoos, and the artists get a percentage of each sale, so everybody benefits.
- Happiness Abscissa
Happiness Abscissa harnesses the power of scents to enhance well-being
The power of scents to influence our emotions and invoke memories has been proven. This store sells soaps and perfumes that incorporate special blends of scents that promise to increase your sense of happiness and well being. Started as a collaboration between Emilio (Neurologist) and Ann (Psychiatrist), it has been one of Shopify’s top success stories. The website itself conveys a sense of happiness with perfume bottles, cakes of soaps, and yellow petals strewn across a white background.
MVMT offers trendy watches at affordable prices
Launched in 2013 with a hugely successful Indiegogo fundraising campaign, MVMT has recorded over $90 million in sales. What do they sell? High-quality stylish watches at an affordable price tag, aimed at the Millenials. They have made good use of social media and influencers to attract customers and grow their business.
- Factory 43
Factory 43 sells printed shirts and gifts
Andrew Seeger and Veronica Velasco, colleagues at the Seattle Post Intelligencer, became close friends and then business partners. They decided to start a business using their passion and talent for design and screen printing. So, Factory 43 was launched, selling t-shirts, posters, art prints, mugs, and other items featuring their own unique illustrations. The name? Andrew’s great great grandfather ran a cigar factory. It was factory number 43, located on the corner of Fourth and Main Street in Fremont, Nebraska. The number 43 was featured on the cigar labels.
Karton offers innovative cardboard furniture
You use cardboard for packing, but recycled cardboard cartons reborn as Furniture? Real, durable lasting furniture? Yes, that is what Karton is about. They use corrugated tough cardboard to create real furniture. They make tables, chairs, stools, wall shelves, chest-of-drawers and more, using cardboard. The furniture is easy to assemble, no tools, no screws, no glue. Each package comes with full assembly instructions.
- Twelve Saturdays
Twelve Saturday is a fashion wear brand for football fans
The store’s founder Liz Thomas, decided to combine her passion for fashion and for college football to come up with an innovative idea. Fashionwear that resonates with the team you love. Dresses for watching football? Why not, says Twelve Saturdays. As the site puts it, “You can root for your team while looking your best”. They have a wide selection of beautiful dresses and the product page not only contains details about the dress but you are also told which teams this dress would ideally match up with.
Conventional, unusual, innovative – These businesses have been built on varied visions, yet they are all success stories. So, derive inspiration from these business ideas, and don’t be afraid to dream, and start acting on those dreams. Ready to set up shop? Shopify is always on hand, to showcase your products online.