i have a money making idea - help me develop it

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  1. moose88

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    I suspect there may be a flaw in your plan, but I don't know what it is. One of my first thoughts was to use Amazon; not as an affiliate, but as a reseller. There was a recent launch for a ridiculous (for me) price surrounding being a reseller on Amazon. You can have product shipped from your source to amazon and they will stock it for you and do all of the order fulfillment.

    The problem I see is that No One is selling Daily wear contacts on Amazon... You can buy nearly anything on Amazon. Why not daily wear contacts? Are they prescription only? Not sure, maybe you know. What site are you buying them from? I'm in the US, so maybe that makes a difference. I checked out lens.com and they only seem to require your prescription information-- the measurements on your eyes -- not an actual optometrist prescription. So, I'm not sure why they aren't being sold on Amazon, but I'm pretty sure there must be a reason, or someone would be capitalizing on this.
     
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    When you order from any reputable contact lens site, like lens . com or 1800contacts . com, they verify your prescription with your eye dr before they fulfill your order. I've ordered from both of them in the past. In the USA you need a prescription, I'm not sure how it is in other parts of the world.

    This could possibly be a great idea, but it sounds like it's a little more in depth than ordering from Alibaba and then just shipping them out. You'd be opening yourself up to a lot of problems if something happened to someone because you were selling them cheap imitation contact lenses.
     
  4. Halilovic-Squad

    Halilovic-Squad Regular Member

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    this really sounds like a good niche...
    ...but i guess paymortgage4me is right. there must be somekind of hook there. maybe it is just a niche which isn`t promoted properly or not saturated by now. but i guess you can really run into trouble in some countries if somethings going wrong for the user.
    ...worth reading into the (potential) trouble-side of it. thanks for the share though!
     
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    apart from there are plenty of sites offering this service, you would also need to ensure you have checked the customers prescription or you could end up in some bother!
     
  6. lancis

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    I believe the first problem you'll be facing is market education.

    According to Google, "daily/monthly contact lenses" receives about 1% of searches in the more general "contact lenses" niche, which by itself isn't too big - so %1 is not alot.

    Educating market is always a problem, experience shows that only big brands can do that successfully. Take me as an example, I don't wear lenses. However, i know many people who do. No one of them ever mentioned "daily contact lenses" so that niche was a complete surprise to me (i'm sure it will be surprise for them as well). Now, when I think of it, it makes sense. But I would never come to the idea that lenses can be 'daily' without your post.

    The second problem you'll be facing is trust.

    I wouldn't trust Chinese products when it comes to my eyes, neither will others. You'll need a brand behind these lenses.
     
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    I have no problem jv'ing with you or advertising the business, but the 2 things like mentioned above was the "prescription" issue, and having enough of funds in store just incase a order gets messed up from China. If you still want to go with it, and have a solution for these issues, send me a PM.
     
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    Here is a good example of your idea ;)
     
  9. swaggerboy

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    Nice idea!

    Only downside to this is that it isnt auto-pilot. A membershipsite is auto-pilot but you're talking about starting of a webshop with contact lenses. It can be
    very time consuming as a webshop is but I would say give it a go! Further you also ofcourse gotta have some quality in order to make a good name
     
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    I dont know under what rock you're living but for me its known that there are daily lenses and lenses on a longer period. And no, I dont have glasses and neither do I wear lenses. Second of all the people who do got glasses or lenses are also the ones who are in need of those and they're known with the term daily lenses. You might wanna think about something before you're gonna bash his idea.

    Third of all you dont need a brand to get thrust. In general yes, a brand gives thrust but if this lad builds up his membership proper enough he can create thrust as many sites do. And if he provides quality people will keep the membership.
     
  11. Halilovic-Squad

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    exactly...
    ...show me one company that started up and already had trust. it`s a thing you build - so no problem on that side. otherwise all companys and marketing would be pointless and not being started.
    ...not to forget mouth-to-mouth-prop which has huge power.
     
  12. Halilovic-Squad

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    and besides that...guess how many products you trust that were china-made...
    ...just because they put a label from your trusted home-based-company on it. because you can get em chep from the production-facility doesn`t make em bad.
    ...and how many quality products do sell their stuff for cheap under a different name to gain more profits. but same quality.