Distribution Warehouse

Startup Costs: $10,000 - $50,000
Part Time: Can be operated part-time.
Franchises Available? No
Online Operation? No

Homebased businesses and the internet have created a booming market for distribution and warehousing services. Why? Because homebased and cyberventures generally don't have the infrastructure required to store and ship their products that are being sold. Starting a warehousing and distribution service means you can act as a warehouse, shipping and receiving agent for as many as 20 or 30 different companies. This business venture does require a great deal of research and investment capital. However, with careful planning and exceptional organizational skills, this type of business venture is capable of creating a six-figure income per year, all within a very short period of time for the enterprising entrepreneur.

Distribution Warehouse Ideas

Online Import/Export Directory

Give a hand in international business by starting an online import/export directory.

Import/Export Specialist

Know a lot about the import/export world? Use that knowledge to help others.

Online Factory Direct

Don't like middlemen? Eliminate them with a factory direct business.

More from Business Ideas

Leadership

Are You the Face of Your Business? You Shouldn't Be — These 3 Practices Can Help You Change Your Branding

In a smaller organization, the owner is often the "face" of the business. But while it is flattering to be in demand, being the face of the business is also dangerous. It can impact the owner's ability to grow the business and make it sustainable for the long term.

Side Hustle

20 Side Hustle Ideas for Summer 2024: Part Two

Here are 10 more side hustle ideas that will get you ready to make extra income this summer.

Side Hustle

4 Simple Mistakes That Can Crush Your Creative Side Hustle, From an Expert Who Raised $45 Million to Support Independent Workers

Ben Huffman, CEO and co-founder of Contra, became a "power user" on Elance and Odesk (now Upwork) and realized freelancers needed more support.