Financial preparedness—from audits to accurate valuations—will make your business more appealing for sale. Waiting for the 'perfect time' might cost you more.
70% of Shopify store owners contemplate selling, but only 7% take steps to act on it. CEO Keith Rabois shares growth strategies & autopilot options.
Secure the best deal! Explore benefits & drawbacks of selling your Shopify store on Flippa, Facebook groups, LinkedIn, through business brokers, and OpenStore.
Customer experience experts weigh in on how to reduce returns to save logistics costs and increase customer loyalty. Avoid returns with e-commerce best practices.
Whether you're considering third-party logistics or free shipping for your Shopify store — our expert, ex-Amazon insights will help guide your decisions.
Implement an SEO strategy that is supported by multi-channel marketing to earn organic traffic with content, email marketing, and a fast, mobile-friendly Shopify store.
Real success stories from Shopify founders who sold to OpenStore. Fast, fair algorithmic valuations, and all-cash payouts within 1-2 weeks — without broker fees.
Keith Rabois & Nik Sharma discuss the best way to optimize your Shopify portfolio: reduce costs in shipping, marketing, advertising, and inventory management.
Boost your store with tips from founders: nail social media ads with user-generated content, master timely email marketing, and deploy a multi-channel strategy.
7 ways how to decide between PayPal versus Stripe, or one of the buy-now pay-later offerings: Shop Pay Installments, Klarna, Afterpay, Affirm, and Sezzle for your Shopify store.
How much money are you actually making from ads? The ‘return on ad spend’ metric helps you improve on Facebook, Instagram, Google, Reddit, LinkedIn, or elsewhere.
The pair sat down in New York to talk about the future of e-commerce, challenges in DTC, and how Shopify merchants can currently leverage a new offering to generate passive income.
Looking to sell? Add additional owners, figure out stock options? Apply for loans for the future. You can use the discounted cash flow (DCF) approach, or the earnings multiplier with EBITDA.
Avoid these 3 budget-wasting mistakes. Instead, leverage video ads, nail custom landing pages, dodge iOS 14.5 problems, and target different stages of the marketing funnel.
Maintain ownership of your store while we manage it for you. By operating the largest number of Shopify stores in the world, we've cracked marketing, customer experience, fulfillment, and inventory.
In the second installment of our Limited Supply recap, Keith Rabois dives into OpenStore's origins, end game, and the key to successful leadership.
Here are 3 ways to boost your customer retention and automation with email and SMS.
Keith Rabois met with Nik Sharma and Moiz Ali for an episode of Limited Supply, their no-BS podcast on DTC. They discussed how to grow and sell Shopify stores.
Selling a business is often complicated and lengthy, but it doesn’t have to be.
Within two months of launching Exo Drones, Charlie had made almost a million dollars in profit. Learn about the best practices that primed his brand for instant profitability.
Exo Drones founder had a plan. High-tech drones at an unmatched cost. Here’s how he disrupted the industry and landed a multi-million dollar exit in his early twenties.
Grow your Shopify store with email marketing, SEO, user-generated content, SMS promos, etc.—and don’t miss these key campaign ideas.
The founder of Barn Chic, an apparel marketplace, was overwhelmed by her Shopify store’s rapid growth. In addition, trying to sell her business on Shopify Exchange was frustrating and slow.
Max Medroso, Founder of TheSTEMKids, unpacks why Facebook video ads are cheap to create in-house and how to effectively leverage UGC and influencers.
The BFCM sprint is critical for driving revenue - customers have their wallets out and are ready to shop. Here's how to optimize your ops and marketing for the holidays.
Customer service is a competitive advantage for every brand. Repeat founder of Skull Riderz unpacks handling complaints, optimizing reviews, and outsourcing support.
The founder of Skull Riderz, Ben Davenport, shares why he sold to OpenStore for 80% cash upfront - and how we provided the freedom and funds to pursue his next chapter as a DTC founder.
Keith Rabois believes that a simple key to being a successful CEO is maximizing time spent on high-leverage activities and to “find someone who loves doing what you hate”.
Brokers don’t ensure the best deal and charge high fees. Selling through personal connections can get you a quick sale, marketplaces can take months, while OpenStore can buy your business in a matter of weeks.
Facing roadblocks in your ecommerce store? Find hassle-free solutions for your queries with these popular Shopify support channels (live chat, phone, and email) and lesser-known alternatives.
After OpenStore purchases a brand, our team quickly migrates the storefront to a Shopify 2.0 theme. Here's why.
After TheSTEMKids' rapid rise, its founder was ready to launch his next brand — but first he needed liquidity.
Before selling his DTC brand to OpenStore, Manny shares how he scaled an impressive influencer engine from scratch.
After selling to OpenStore, our team of e-commerce pros obsesses over how to turbocharge your brand. Here's how we do it.
Get out of the spam folder: be mobile-friendly, provide true value, and segment your email lists to drive better ROI.
After failing to build a cohesive ad strategy, Necklow rebounded with rapid creative cycles and immediate growth.
The Yogaste team has tested dozens of Shopify stores — this is how they've effectively optimized their paid marketing.
After Necklow's rapid growth, its founder dreamed of launching more Shopify stores — but first he needed an exit.
Learn more about OpenStore's internal growth playbook and go-to tools that every Shopify store owner should be using.
Miguel's company needed cash to keep scaling, but he had one roadblock: no one wanted to invest in a 2-month-old brand.
An apparel brand run by a self-taught marketer & founder sold to OpenStore — in order to scale it to the next level.
Yogaste, a DTC yoga apparel brand, sold in less than 2 years to OpenStore through a streamlined acquisition process.
The way you arrange your sales transaction will significantly impact the final sale price and your earnings.