I keep rewriting my comments because it is such a difficult topic to provide a perfect answer to. I think
has done a wonderful job... but also remember you may NOT sell what you purchased as you thought you would. There are some product on my site, which although a wonderful product, don`t seem to sell well. Matter of fact, there are some products I was unsure about selling on the net because they just need to be seen and touched to captivate the "buy now" emotion.
There`s nothing wrong with having a low quantity. Just don`t tell your customers you have a lot. Customers are more than happy to know they are one of 10 to get such a great deal. If marketed properly, it can be a selling point to visit your store more frequently. Everybody loves a good deal.
So make some decisions about your selling point. Is it product selection and availability, good deals, rarity of product? When you know your selling point, push it.
My selling point is handmade, and limited quantity. My products come mostly from other countries (Thailand & Viet Nam). I know other US businesses don`t have my products. I hand picked them and shipped them to the US in large container loads. No one (customers) is going to go through that in order to find the products I provide. But, as they adopt a "living green" lifestyle, I have the products that don`t harm the earths environment during production. And they don`t have to do a lot of work to enjoy them. Just order... I`ll send it to you. If you`re disappointed with their purchase... I provide GREAT customer service and will address their concerns personally. After all, customer service is something that every business provides... or at least should.
Vincent Wilcox (a.k.a. KRAKR)
My band: Letters Make Words