The consistent use of cell phones may mean that getting into the cell phone business may be a lucrative venture for you. You can open a small business selling cell phones and make money—out of storefront, a kiosk at a popular shopping center or from your home office. The steps to opening and making money from a small business selling cell phones out of your home may be easier than you think.
Decide to stock inventory or use drop shipper accounts. Decide if you want to stock the cell phones and accessories you’re going to sell or if you want to establish a drop ship account with suppliers. A drop ship account is where a wholesale company ships the orders to your customers on your behalf and using your business information.
Register to be an authorized dealer of cell phones. You can call the business division of cell phone companies, such as Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint and Metro PCS, to find out how to apply and become a retailer or seller of its cell phones or you can find wholesale companies willing to drop ship cell phone orders for you (See References).
Build a website to promote the cell phones and accessories. Build a website that features the cell phone and accessories you are selling to consumers. Include a shopping cart system so that customers can place orders and pay by credit card on your website.
Ship orders or place drop ship orders. The difference between the price you charge customers and the price you pay for the cell phones is your profit.