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Online Business Ideas for People Who Love Food & Beverages

By: Catherine Perry

Do you love food and beverages and the “stuff” that goes with them? Do cookware, dishes, glasses, and decorative items get your blood pumping? Would you like to work at home in an industry related to what you love? If so, maybe you should look at owning an online business in the Food and Beverage industry.

Online businesses for niche markets are doing extremely well. The reason for the growth of niche markets, according to in their article “Ecommerce trends niche markets,” is that “ecommerce gives…merchants a bigger reach to compensate for a smaller target group.” It’s easier to focus on a more specific, targeted customer group online because physical locations rely on foot traffic, which shrinks the market.
The author goes on to say that the key for ecommerce businesses is to build a community around the consumers’ shared interests in a niche. People love to have an online community where they bounce ideas around and get other people who have similar interests to give suggestions and knowledgeable tips.
Social media is the way to reach customers for a niche market. Your web content in blogs and posts on Facebook and Pinterest are the keys. Examples like using videos on food preparation, choosing the proper glass with a particular wine, and tips are great ways to get attention and market your business. And, it’s fun!
Let’s look at 3 online businesses, allowing you to work at home, that are poised to do well in the future:
  • Kitchen
  • Wine and Beverages
  • Coffee and Tea

The Kitchen Market

If you love the topic of food and the kitchen is one of your favorite rooms, you may want to look at a kitchen and cookware online business. Do you love the “stuff” that goes in a kitchen like dishes, glasses, pots and pans, storage containers, dish towels, and decorative items? If you love kitchen “stuff,” you may want to consider owning an online business that sells those types of items.
The kitchen and cookware industry is a $10 billion industry that primarily sells pots and pans, bakeware, cutlery, utensils, and décor. With more people becoming concerned about the impact their lifestyle has on the earth, eco-friendly cookware and kitchenware sales are climbing, plus many consumers prefer to cook at home using fresh, local ingredients. An online kitchen and cookware business opportunity is the ideal solution for someone who is looking for an internet business that can cater to the health-conscious consumer and impact the environment in a positive way.
We wanted to share the following statistics about this industry as you consider owning your own online kitchen and cookware business:

The Wine and Beverage Market

There is little dispute that the wine business, as well as the craft beer business, is booming. Dr. Liz Thach on the website cites U.S. wine sales for 2016 as having approached $60 billion. Dr. Thach MW, a distinguished professor of wine, researcher, and journalist goes on to say that “Optimism is high that 2017 will continue to see..steady growth pattern of previous years, at around 1 to 3% volume and 2 to 4% in value.”
The Millennials seem to be the demographic purchasing the largest volume of wine—more than Baby Boomers and Gen-Xers. According to, Millennials drank around 159.6 million cases of wine last year, an amount that surpasses any other generation. And, to go along with the wine they want the appropriate glasses and other accoutrements like wine bottle holders and hand towels with witty sayings that go with it. The wine online business industry is a great idea for someone who loves wine or craft beer and wants to be connected to a strong market!
Take a look at these additional statistics on this exciting industry and decide if starting an online wine ecommerce business is the right route for you!

The Coffee and Tea Market

Coffee and tea is another growing market—and, again, especially with the Millennials. According to a report from the NPD Group on, the millennial appetite for coffee made from other than traditional, automatic coffeemakers (think French presses and pour overs) has caused in-home coffee consumption to soar in recent years. “Millennials are twice as likely as Boomers to use craft coffee brewers at home, and make up 44% of the at-home craft coffee market.”
The market for organic coffee and tea has promising growth projections as well. PRNewswire states that “the organic tea & coffee market in the United States is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of over 13% during 2017-2022” because of increasing disposable income and growing awareness of the harmful impact of pesticides and GMOs on food products.
Since making and drinking coffee/tea at home is getting more and more popular, it stands to reason that so does purchasing the “stuff” that go with this activity! Here’s a few statistics we wanted to share with you as you explore this industry……

So, as you are looking at working at home by pursuing an online business, we think these 3 industries are great ones to consider. If you love kitchen “stuff,” wine and beverage accoutrements, and coffee and tea accessories, you should definitely look at what Pure-Ecommerce has to offer!

4 Online Business Ideas for Retirees

By: Catherine Perry

Are you a retiree looking for a business to keep you busy or help supplement your income? Then you should consider starting an online business in your retirement years!

Retirement—what does it mean for you? Gone are the days when people retire and sit in front of the television all day, play golf all day, or play bridge at the club every day. Of course, retirement should allow you to have fun and pursue hobbies, but today’s retiree wants to be not only active but also productive.
Statistics show that through the year 2030 an average of 10,000 people will retire each day when they reach age 65, which has historically been the retirement phase of life.  According to in the article “For many, ‘retirement’ means getting a job”, the typical old-fashioned retirement (a one-time permanent exit) is now the exception more than the rule. And, “more than three-fourths of older workers left their full-time career and had some form of subsequent employment. “
Retirees can miss being productive and feeling challenged.  More than ever, people who retire are looking at opportunities that keep them mentally sharp as well as options that provide additional income. Because retirees have decades of work experience and knowledge to utilize, they are in the perfect position to become successful entrepreneurs.
If you’re approaching retirement or are already retired, you may have a list of things you want in your “second act” during retirement like:
  • owning a business
  • being “in charge”
  • building a business from the ground up
  • having a flexible schedule
  • using a wide range of skills (wearing many “hats”)
  • working from home
  • working from anywhere
  • generating income
Does any of this sound like you? Well, you may just want to look at owning an online business. If you own an online business, you can check all these boxes!
Here are three qualities of owning an online business.
  1. Have a flexible workload  As the owner of a website business you have the flexibility to put in as little or as much time as you feel is necessary. You can work on your own schedule.
  2. Have a home-based business:  Having a business that is based out of your home allows you freedom and flexibility.
  3. Have a business that is relocatable:   Having an internet business allows you to work from any location as long as you have internet access.  This means you can move from your current location or take an extended vacation and still run the business.
At Pure-Ecommerce, we have many industries represented in our online businesses. For a sample, we have selected 4 that are great to own during “retirement”or at any phase of your life —Pet, Gifts, Senior Care and Health & Medical. Continue reading…you may see one that will get you started on your “second act” today!


People are in love with their pets and the pet industry is booming as a result! In 2013, pet owners in the U.S. spent an estimated $55.53 billion on cats, dogs, birds, fish, horses and other pets. According to statistics on the pet industry by the American Pet Products Association (APPA), $66.75 billion were spent on pets in 2016 and expenditures for 2017 are projected to be $69.36 billion. This is a growth of over $10 billion in three years! As an online industry, it has great margins, vast product collections to choose from, and a large demographic to serve because consumers of all ages have many different types of pets. Plus, there are many different areas in which you can concentrate your business – from the most owned pets – cats & dogs – to unique and exotic pets, such as, reptiles, aquatics and farm animals too. The industry also offers pet owners a vast collection of products to ensure they have everything they need to keep their pets happy and healthy!
Here’s a couple of additional statistics we wanted to share with you about the pet industry:

Could this be the industry that interests you and you are interested in starting an online pet business? If so, take a look at the online pet businesses for sale at Pure-Ecommerce.


Gift purchasing and gift giving have developed over the last decades into a huge business, generating good profits to a large array of manufacturers and vendors. In the United States alone, consumers spend more than $280 billion in buying gifts/year, amounting up to approximately 10% of the entire retail market ($2.8 trillion in 2005), according to research on gift purchasing by
The average consumer spent $2,062 on gifts in 2006, of which 60% were dedicated to holiday gifts, and the remaining 40% to other occasions throughout the year (anniversaries, weddings, and birthdays). Of course, the two biggest gift giving occasions are Christmas and birthdays. But, gift purchases are made literally throughout the year with such occasions as Mother’s and Father’s Day, Secretary’s Day, Boss’s Day, other religious holidays, christenings, and weddings. This makes online businesses focused on gifts a very big market.


Would you like to offer online shoppers a variety of gifts to celebrate a special occasion? Then we suggest you take a look at our collection of online gift websites for sale now!

Senior Care, Health & Medical

We are grouping the Senior Care market and the Health & Medical market together because they are closely related and are both in strong growth trends. As we know, we need more essentials to stay healthy the older we get. Many seniors are turning to the internet to shop for the products they need, which includes medical gear and senior care necessities.  According to Pew Research, 82% of adults aged 50+ who use the internet perform research on health and wellness information.
Both the senior care and the health & medical markets open the doors to a huge portion of the population.  In the next ten years, U.S. baby boomers will increase their annual spending on wellness, medical, and health-based products and services from approximately $200M to $1 trillion. And says that “discretionary health care and wellness” is the top industry for baby boomer spending going forward. By 2030 the 65-plus population will double to about 71.5 million, which gives you access to an extremely large target market.  Basically, this information tells us that anything related to wellness, health and medical will be growth industries for some time to come.


You can choose to either enter the online marketplace with an online heath and medical gear business, a senior care online business or combine the two and create your own custom design website with the help of the Pure-Ecommerce team.
So, if you are thinking about beginning your next chapter after retirement with owning a business, take a look at the many benefits of an online business. Having the ability to keep your mind active, have a flexible schedule, be productive, and make some money are just a few. And, in this article we’ve given you only a sampling of 4 industries that are great businesses to own in retirement, but we offer many more that could spark your interest.  Does all this sound good to you? If so, look no further than Pure-Ecommerce!



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