With the surge in demand for CBD products since 2017, the industry has only gotten stronger and has brought in more investment. It has grown from a couple of CBD infused products being sold here and there to becoming an empire of note, and is estimated to be worth $22 billion by 2022.
As the new year commences, now is a great time to get in on the CBD business given current market trends. But if you are going to do so, you need to start planning.
Starting an online CBD store
There is a rise in the amount of CBD that is being sold online. This could be because people have seen just how lucrative the CBD business can be.
If you would like to sell CBD online in 2020, here are a few tips to help you to achieve your goals.
- Take some time to understand the cannabis industry
The cannabis industry is a big industry and CBD is only a part of it. Unlike CBD, cannabis is not legal in a lot of states. You need to be careful to avoid being found on the wrong side of the law. Find a reliable supplier to be sure your CBD is hemp-derived and does not contain any illegal substances.
- Familiarize yourself with the latest happenings in the CBD industry
From the expected bloom to the possibility of improved standardization efforts, you need to be aware of the trends if your online CBD company is going to be a success. These include the new sales channels that can be used to sell CBD online, as well as the increasing market for baby boomers buying CBD.
- Revolve your online company around a particular niche
Carve out a niche and become an authority in it. Then build your online company with that niche as its foundation. This niche can be anything from product type to demographic marketing. Whatever that niche is, focus on it and make sure to become the go-to source for all information pertaining to the particularly products you are selling or market demographic you are targeting.
- Start building an online presence
Other than your official CBD website, you could open a blog or a YouTube channel. This is effective, as most people run to blogs and YouTube to learn more about CBD, so having a marketing channel where you post good content about CBD not only helps you get more people interested in CBD, but also it helps you gain their trust.
- Work with social media influencers
Having a blog is a step in the right direction. But seeking out influencers and working with them will give you an advantage. These people can get through to a great number of people so having them talking about you positively will be incredibly beneficial for you and your company.
- Start thinking about prospective employees
The competition in the CBD industry will only get tougher in 2020, so start now to work on a solid support system in the form of experienced staff. From writers, content creators, and admins, to people in charge of logistics, everyone has a role to play in making your company successful.
- Find a new way of selling CBD online
Perhaps you could build an app for your CBD company to make your business operations easier. You will need software developers for this so be on the look-out for them.
The future of CBD is bright, so look seriously into this opportunity and see if it’s right for you. If that is the case, then you should make your plan now, implement it in 2020, and in a few years, you’ll be thankful you did.