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Online Price Club can it work?????

    • 48 posts
    November 20, 2006 9:38 AM EST

    Tom -

    My `day` job is providing websites with unqiue office products, and your post led me to a quesitons:

    With so many websites trying to venture into various markets art once (for isntance, sites like Instawares and ReStockIt specialize in restraunt Supply, but also sell furntiure and office products)...what would convince a customer to pay a `fee` to shop at your site? If we are talking about end users, wouldn`t auto parts be a `once in a while` item of purchase...even for car enthusiasts?

    This is not meant as criticism...maybe I am not fully understanding your idea. I am just thinking that todays e-commerce society gives so many options, that charging a membership fee might be  more of a turn off than an incentive to shop for great bargains.

    What do you think?

    • 48 posts
    December 4, 2006 5:10 PM EST

    lainhk --

    If you`d like the `gifts` you offer to be quality solutiosn for making your desk more organized, hit me with a PM and let`s talk. We usually drop ship with NO minimums and no drop ship fees.

     

    • 105 posts
    November 6, 2006 2:53 AM EST
    You could also offer a discount for those who pay their membership fee up front. Say 99.00. Having cash up front can provide you some additional capital on the front end . Good Luck with your project. 

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    • 14 posts
    December 4, 2006 4:59 PM EST

    Im a online business providing informational resource and planning to have gifts posted on line. My question is where do you get your stock from - are you buying it at wholesale price is that why people want to sign up for you. Do you receive the payment and purchase the item yourself? Trying to find ideas for my own...

    • 3 posts
    November 3, 2006 10:55 PM EST

    eSpeed--
    Sounds like a plan!
    I would make sure your marketing copy includes obvious, real-easy examples of how the buyers club can save money. For instance: You buy one muffler and a set of wheels and you paid your membership for a year! Something like that. I know a lot of auto buffs that are CONSTANTLY buying stuff for their cars. So, it would be a no-brainer for that bunch.
    Also. Although, I think it`s workable, I`m not sure whether Parts4Cost.com is the best website name. Anytime, I see "4," instead of "for," or "2" instead of "to," I think that either the person`s preferred url was taken... or Prince is running the site.
    That might be my own weird prejudice, though.
    Just my thoughts.
    Best of luck startin` it up!

    The Swaynester

    • 32 posts
    November 5, 2006 10:32 AM EST
    Sounds like a great idea.

    If you don`t have a technology provider yet, I`d love to get involved...

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    • 25 posts
    November 3, 2006 12:20 PM EST

     

     

     

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    espeed2006-12-7 22:33:57

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    • 25 posts
    November 4, 2006 12:41 AM EST

    Swaynester,

        input!

    espeed2006-12-7 22:35:51

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    • 25 posts
    November 5, 2006 5:42 PM EST

    Sounds like a great idea.

    If you don`t have a technology provider yet, I`d love to get involved...

     

    message sent

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    • 25 posts
    November 6, 2006 3:44 AM EST

    You could also offer a discount for those who pay their membership fee up front. Say 99.00. Having cash up front can provide you some additional capital on the front end . Good Luck with your project. 

     

       

    espeed2006-12-7 22:36:18

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    • 25 posts
    November 21, 2006 6:31 PM EST

    Tom -

    My `day` job is providing websites with unqiue office products, and your post led me to a quesitons:

    With so many websites trying to venture into various markets art once (for isntance, sites like Instawares and ReStockIt specialize in restraunt Supply, but also sell furntiure and office products)...what would convince a customer to pay a `fee` to shop at your site? If we are talking about end users, wouldn`t auto parts be a `once in a while` item of purchase...even for car enthusiasts?

    This is not meant as criticism...maybe I am not fully understanding your idea. I am just thinking that todays e-commerce society gives so many options, that charging a membership fee might be  more of a turn off than an incentive to shop for great bargains.

    What do you think?

     

      

      

    espeed2006-12-7 22:35:10

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    • 25 posts
    December 6, 2006 5:25 PM EST

    Im a online business providing informational resource and planning to have gifts posted on line. My question is where do you get your stock from - are you buying it at wholesale price is that why people want to sign up for you. Do you receive the payment and purchase the item yourself? Trying to find ideas for my own...

      Hi,

       To answer your question.. yes I buy from Whsle suppliers.. that drop ship for me.. so I pay on terms from some and others just charge my card at the end of the day.  Hope this helps.

     

    Thanks,

    Tom

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