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I'm I am making some online stores, need quick comment

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by ntlntl, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. ntlntl

    ntlntl Registered Member

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    I have another thread saying i had OFFLINE business. And going into MMO industry. I have tried upload warez, videos, games...Everything is going well. MY offline biz is still gaining me enough :) Just some intro, now the deal is that:

    * Right now. My cousin really want me to work for him because i know much about ecommerce. I'm one of the first people in my country researching about ecommerce since 2005. In my country, payment gateways and payment cards (local one, not credit cards) are not developed well. I know English very well. In addition, I'm studying economy and management in university, so I accepted that invitation. The biz may fall but it's still an experience.

    Now I need a business plan which I will make myself with consultants from local companies. But I need some help from BHW guys for the plan. I'm grateful that i read a lot useful information here. Combined with knowledge in university, I learnt alot about Marketing. However, i guess i need more to deploy a business that is medium size and vital for my cousin and me.

    It's about LAPTOP online retail . My targeted area is LAPTOP for business and education (tablet PC + light, cheap ones). We are trying to save much cost in operation and warranties. We may only choose HP and Dell which has international support centers in my country.

    I need help with 3 things:

    1) a LIst of SUPERB courses and info-products that i NEED to revise for the best knowledge and business plan.
    I read alot but they are info all over this places. I took some notes but I'm looking for big and important courses. For example, I got niche blueprint.
    Will you please list some useful courses for me to study. I can't dig day by day in DOWNLOAD section. I will be overwhelmed by the amount of information which may not be good. I guess you know some famous courses which you like the most, I just need their name then i can search and study myself.

    Thanks

    2) In order to build a good E store. I need software, website developed... I'm not techie. Will you please share your experience about this ?

    I may use PAID software (CMS) instead of free one. I don't want to go to freelancers or rentacoder for few thousands $ ++ site. I don't know why the price is so high...

    I got an offer to use BITRIX CMS at the rate of 3000$ or less. I gave them my plan, they replied back with that price. I think they are good, and understood what I needed. How do you think about this technical issue? a LAPTOP E store

    3) Well, minor question. Anyone knows a good HP distributor? I have search in DROPSHIPPING section, but Their price + shipping + tax to my country is high. I have my source here but Having another isn't hurt. BTW it's not vital.


    I know i'm troublesome. I asked alot and didn't really give back anything. When I am successful with files uploading, I may share back -.- I personally think that this thread may revise and bring ideas to some fellows in BHW.

    Thanks
     
  2. jay2success

    jay2success Registered Member

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    I will try to answer:

    1. I think there is course for ecommerce, if i am not mistaken the name is "Niche Blueprint". Maybe i am wrong because i can't remember the name.
    2. Well it seems that you don't survey the freelancer site thoroughly. I am freelancer on GAF and to build ecommerce site is not as high as you think. What is weird is you don't want to use freelancer because it spends thousands $ but you pay 3000$ for Bitrix CMS ? This is not smart. I can build the same site with $1000 or less.
    3. I don't know about HP dropshipper. You can search on google or contact local HP distributor.

    Hope it helps.
     
  3. ntlntl

    ntlntl Registered Member

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    Thanks

    2) about the Estore one. I am trying to make a very good one. I don't think OS can solve my need. BTW i will have to research more. I'm interested in BITRIX because I have tested. They are good, secured, famous..

    I will take a look closer on freelancers site. Thanks

    3) I know :) just a minor question.

    I forgot to add that. I am contacting laptop sellers here. I may ask them about reselling theirs and ask them o do dropshipping. It's hard to make a deal. But here is the plan
    I sell for them on my Superb site ( I believe i'm good because i learnt about promoting and marketing here, i think i can build a good estore). I earn some % and my site will be promoted.

    3 companies accepted, the rest are considering because they are afraid of losing their market segments. The fact they are selling, but less revenue and under another brand name. I have my own products, but I think this may help the site.
     
  4. ntlntl

    ntlntl Registered Member

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    I have many ideas from my cousin who is experience in business.

    HE mentions about few method.

    1) Online bookstore which is similar to nb.com and amazon.com. Focus on books for business men. And comics series (because they are demanded). Marketing strategy is to undercut 5-25% retail price, offer free shipping...etc...

    This isn't new, but hey, the demand for books is endless. The market isn't saturated. New books are coming day by day. % publishers offer is greate also. I'm contacting all publishers for final confirmation.

    2) well, this one is shady one. Download warez, games, burn them into DVD, make label, cover, put into DVD cases. Then sell online the same way and strategy as no1.
    He wanted to make a new standard in the local WAREZ industry. DVDs with high quality cover, label....I have no idea. He is rich but he told me to do illegal things lol. BTW in my country, it's safe to sell these. The GOV allows silently.

    However I do not think that the second method may work because we have internet to download warez. There are still a big market for WAREZ DVDs. But I don't think producing High quality DVDs can win. Most ppl care about what they get in the discs, not the covers...Only games, movie collectors care. However this is earning well for some stores. They only pay 0.1 cent to buy blanks DVDs and resell wareZ DVD at around 0.8$. It's the price for just a DVD, no plastic case. cover, label, no shipping...

    3) Computer parts or game console industry
    I have no source, no connection. My cousin must be stupid lol. After persuading me, he talked about reselling and dropshipping. I got his point. I will sell items for local stores online. Once I get the order, I ship the item and earn % as a reseller...

    I don't think this strat's gonna work. It's not worth openning an estore just for few % an item. But I can build my brand. IF this business is done well with no2 method. It may make some cash.

    4) The post above referred already. I will sell for other companies at a %. The point is earn % and to develop my site. I may be able to replace the source in the future.

    I am still considering about these options. How do you think?
    I am having MMO plan going, an offline business to develop. I am studying also. Everything is fine because I can hire ppl to help. The price for labour is cheap here. 200$ for a loyal one :)

    I may invite another cousin to develop 1 of these. How do you think?
     
  5. tshin810

    tshin810 Junior Member

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    Selling warez DVD is the best idea especially no interruption from gov.
     
  6. ntlntl

    ntlntl Registered Member

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    just a little :)

    I have some options about selling warez dvd
    1- create super high quality : cover, case, label..For collectors
    2- create raw disc: only Dvd with a nylon container

    The price would be different

    *********BTW they are just ideas.*****************

    How do you guys create a professional and easy estore? I don't know much about coding.

    A guy told me to use prestashop because it's easy to setup
     
  7. MrBlue

    MrBlue Senior Member

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    If you want to setup a really simple store with only a hand full of products then try using Wordpress with the Ecommerce plugin
    Code:
    http://www.instinct.co.nz/e-commerce/
    If you want a platform with much more functionality use Magento
    Code:
    http://www.magentocommerce.com/
     
  8. ntlntl

    ntlntl Registered Member

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    but magento is considered to be very hard to customize.

    Unlink prestashop which is very friendly to me. I just have to config, add modules...I still have to hire a designer btw.