Has anyone any experience or reputable contacts when it comes to manufacturing childrens toys?
I want to get some quotes for characters with an environmental slant to them and want to make sure that the plush toys, accessories etc are made from environmentally and kid friendly stuff (trying not to do a Matell on it!)
Also can any of you e-tailers provide some advice/insights on the best way to manage the fulfillment process?
You take the payment online.. what happens then? Will some manufacturers ship direct from their facility? I don`t want to have my own storge and shipping facility just yet. Is anyone aware of any good tutorials on getting started with e-commerce.
Pardon my ignorance...!
The website will be (drumroll as it`s not live yet) www.bumblejums.com Bumblejums are the Guardians of the Environment - characters for kids to help them understand the relationship bewteen respecting the environment and enjoying it.
Brian - your site is cool! I used to play in a band and still get out the geetar every so often.. I am going to send this a couple of my mates right now back in the UK who still play in bands
Good lesson here about humor (or humour as we spell on our side of the pond!) being a key to the viral effect
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maybe you could increase email registration by giving people something other than a message saying you are launching?, like give us your email we`ll send our newsletter on songwriting tips, hottest venues to get spotted, etc.
Something else that would be funny on your site is having fake fashions - see how your face suits jagger`s style or bono`s swagger??
Steve, like your tip on dropping plot teasers out there.. kids love that stuff telling their friends in advance that they know stuff.
I`m interested to hear of any experiences people have had when launching, if you`ve used social networks as a way to reach a select bunch of like minded people who you think may act as a market catalyst?
I`ve just finished reading a really interesting book called the tipping point by macolm gladwell which provides some clever insights into how new ideas/products can take off by socialising them within a small community initially. With the right message to the right people it can trigger a "virus" like effect amongst that group and beyond, helping an idea get off the ground..I am launching a web based business soon with limited marketing dollars and am thinking of ways to drive traffic/demand without blowing the budget!
Any comments/thoughts ??