There has never been a higher demand for medical supplies. Combine that with increasingly difficult financial conditions and it is no surprise that people are looking online for ways to get discount medical supplies. Online business is booming – not only is the price better but there is a lot to be said for the absolute convenience of being able to order from the comfort of your home and then wait for delivery, rather than having to fight for parking and stand in queues. And, for a large part of the medical market, mobility is a problem – seniors are often not able to get out to get what they need. This is good news for the entrepreneur.

Start off by choosing an appropriate name. This should be recognizable and easy to remember. People should be able to tell at a glance what it is that you do.

Next up you want a stock of quality supplies. Choose a reputable distributor that can offer you a good deal and great product. Remember that your company’s reputation will depend on the quality of the goods that you sell.

Get the licenses to operate your business and register for state and federal taxes.

You will need a company to host your website. Try to register a domain name that is as close to the company name as possible to make it easier for people to find the site. Choose a reputable web host – if the site has a lot of downtime, your business will suffer.

Take some time with the design of the site. In need, hire a professional. Here you need a site that is as simple as possible – have good, clear images of the products and make the pricing very clear. It should be very easy to navigate and easy to order. The site should download quickly – rather go for simple, clean design than overly complex design that makes the site clunky.

Be sure to also provide useful information to your clients – why not link to useful sites, have an informative newsletter – you want your clients to feel as though there is more value in dealing with your company. If they find the information useful, they are liable to share it with others as well.

Consider placing adverts online with companies which sell complementary products. Consider offering a cut of the profit for referrals to further drive business to your site.