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eCommerce Store without having a car - Is this a bad idea?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by IMpossible, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. IMpossible

    IMpossible Supreme Member

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    Hey guys,

    does anyone of you operate an eCommerce store without having a car?
    If yes, how do you transport the packages to the postal office?
     
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    ziplack Senior Member

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    Depens of the distance you can walk or taxi maybe
     
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  4. IMpossible

    IMpossible Supreme Member

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    The distance is like 5 minutes from my door.
    The problem is the packages themselves.
    Each of them weights around 1 kg, and there's no way I could put them in a bag or something and transport them by myself.
     
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    ziplack Senior Member

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    get a traveller backpack you can carry a few there
    1kg its no problem at all !

     
  6. tg01

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    Either a: Use a drop shipper where by on selling a product, you pay for it, the item is shipped direct to the client and you take a small margin.
    B: use a courier that collects, in the UK we have sites such as parcel2go, you can organise some one to collect an item for £3+.
     
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    Just use amazon dropshipping
     
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    Walk it there, or use courier - in uk there is parcel money, you can send parcels really cheap and the collect from your house.
    otherwise, get push bike with basket on the front :)
     
  9. lpngern

    lpngern Registered Member

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    I am 900% sure with fedex you can get them to pick up the parcel at your location
     
  10. SpookSEO

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    There are so many options that you can take, if you feel like it is such a hassle to bring them to the nearest courier to you. You can work with Amazon drop-shipping if you really want sheer convenience. But DHL and FedEx can be the best options for you since you can set schedules for them to pick-up the parcels from your location.
     
  11. Creative9

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    If all above suggestions didn't work, then just buy a car.
     
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    If it's so close to you and you don't want to buy a car, just get/borrow one of those big shopping carts, that should do the trick.
     
  13. IMpossible

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    The ones from the shopping centers? No way hahah :D
     
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    Go down to your local DIY store
    take one of those flatbed trolleys
    Profit