Experience. It’s the gold that is created when an individual or company does something over and over again, and gets really, really good at it. People get experienced in most anything, cooking, riding a bike, raising kids, teaching, and of course, buying and selling internet businesses. While the craft of buying and selling internet businesses might not be as old as say, raising children, there are so many aspects involved in it, that only the best in the industry survive.
If you have an ecommerce business for sale, and you are curious about how much you can get for it, or about the process in general, you should contact an M&A broker, or a website broker for details about valuation, marketing the website, whether or not website value can be increased, if it’s the right season to put the ecommerce business up for sale, the negotiation process, exit strategies, etc.
One of the most obvious hallmarks of an experienced website broker is how many years the firm has been in the business. Considering the fact that the internet has been around since about 1995 (the ecommerce internet as we know it), it’s a safe bet to assume that a website broker that has been around just as long, will have experience that is worth their weight in gold.
Another hallmark to look for in a great website broker is – if they always put their client first. Are they greedy for your money and ask you for their commission before your site is even sold? Don’t bother with them if that’s the case. Look for an M&A broker that won’t take a dime of commission from you until they have successfully sold your site. There’s common sense in two ways with this practice – 1) the website broker is confident they can sell your site and 2) Because they will be getting a commission, they will work ever harder to sell it at a great price.
If you have an ecommerce business for sale and are interested in talking with a savvy, experienced website broker, you can contact WebsiteClosers.com. This M&A broker has been in the industry of buying and selling ecommerce businesses for the past 20 years. During that time, they have acquired a great deal of experience, and look forward to working with you to sell your online business. Call them at 1-800-251-1559 to set up your free consultation and website valuation.