Have you ever thought about having an exciting job that you love doing? A personal shopper is someone who shops for other people and gets paid to do so. Your clients can be seniors that find it hard to shop themselves or just someone who needs some advice on choosing the right outfit for a party. Either way, a personal shopping business is an opportunity you don’t want to miss.
The first thing you need to decide is if you want to run the business from home, online, or build a client base from the community. Create a webpage for your personal shopping business and if you want a more professional look have someone do it for you. The page will be your office and the best way clients find out about the available services. Join some online groups to advertise and attract potential customers. Another great idea is to partner with several websites and get a special section on their home page.
An important step is to establish what kind of services you will be providing. A clothing personal shopping business is a good way to start. This involves helping people find the clothing items that will look best on them and fit into their budget. Use a camera to take pictures of the clothes and build a wardrobe for different situations: job outfits, cocktail outfits, streaker, etc. You can also deliver medicine. A medical supply shopper is a person that works with supply companies and deliver orders to their customers, but you can also shop at a local pharmacy. Some people even need a shopper for a commercial space because they don’t have enough time to view all the options.
The personal grocery shopper is the most demanded service in this field. Many people don’t have the time to go to the grocery store or are home bound because of medical problems and old age. You can have the customers email you their shopping list once a week and deliver the products to their home. Another category of products people find hard to purchase because of insufficient knowledge or time is electronics. To find the appropriate device you can meet with your clients and ask them about their needs and how much are they willing to spend. After that do some research and present them with various options.
In order to be successful as a personal shopper, you must also keep your services versatile. Advertise intensively before major holidays such as Valentines. Use articles such as http://www.foreverywoman.org/valentines-gift-ideas-for-him/ in order to draw your inspiration for your Valentines shopping services. People have a hard time doing their own personal shopping but they have an even harder time buying things for other people. You will be surprised to see how much a personal shopping business can bloom before major holidays such as Christmas or Valentine’s.
Regardless of what you decide to do, being a personal shopper is rewarding, interesting and you get paid to what you love: shopping!