Opps I just re-read your post you said "on-line" I was thinking home town store... sorryMaybe you could learn how to do hydro-dipping, or add the Cerakote colors and add that special custom touch for customers. Especially if no one else is offering this service near by.
Maybe you could start a "gun club"(but come ip with a better name for it, lets say $100 for the year, and they get free t-shirt, free box of ammo X many times per year, free raffle ticket in any raffles that you may have during the year, special discounts and coupons during the year; heads up on upcoming sales before the mainstream public?
Talk to any local leather smith's and see if they would make custom holsrers, or custom hip bags? View attachment 105300 View attachment 105301 I had this one made all it needed was added velcro to hold my holster that came from pistol packing mammas. It is so cumfy outside the waist band, but still concealed.
Print up simple target sheets, with your business logo on them, sell them cheeper then the" regular store bought" targets.
Give free hat or t-shirt to anyone who buys a gun at your store, get you business name out there!
Hope something in here is helpful, good luck, can I be your business partner? I can come up with lots of ideas... Please!!
welcome to TFF Dan.
I'm not much good at online business ideas
Running any gun shop is a balance between having good inventory and not having what people are looking for.
There is so much competition online that if you don't have it, chances are other people will.
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