- Apr 17, 2011
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Why are you t a l k i n g like t h i s
Dude it can work, has always worked, and will always work. Start the business and make a new thread in 3 months with your success!!!
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Enjoy your house while you're still living in it, their lawyers will be taking it off your hands as soon as next week.
Why would they mind me selling this way? I dont see any reason. Also I don't know much about law but I assume once they s e l l to wholesalers or other parties, they don't have anything to say in the matter. They can't restrict free trade, can they?
I would be buying from wholesalers in the uk (there are many, I contacted 1 of them and they said they can provide certificate of authenticity :-?? )
Sorry for the flashy title, that's just for your attention. But still:
I'm going to start an ecommerce website selling makeup/cosmetics that I buy wholesale (brands like loreal, maybelline, maxfactor, rimmel, astor etc).I've done a price calculation and if I buy merchandise worth 2000 I can sell it with 6000 so I can 2x-3x my original investment (this is by selling at good, low prices)
I have many ideas on how to promote my website but I've been thinking all day how I could do something like AVON or Oriflame does. They are geniuses because they have millions of s a l e s m e n that do their absolute best because they "work for themselves"( yeah, right) .And there are just so many poor people that would do anything for a little extra c a s h in my country. I cant copy the exact model because if I s e l l through a website, people will have no reason to buy through representatives. BUT I think I just had my brilliant idea:
So here it is:
"Make m o n e y with mycosmeticswebsite . xx
For every client that registers with your code you receive 10% of ALL their orders in the next 12 MONTHS delivered to your b a n k a c c o u n t!
Tell all your friends
Become our partner! All you have to do is convince people to give us a try"
And then people would advertise my s h i t for me!
And for every order my profit is 50-100%, so giving them 10% is not a big deal. Especially if it means viral advertising and gaining thousands of people working for me for basicly nothing.
What do you think ? Will it work? Will it not? Why?
Wow, it's a very interesting idea. I don't know if such a thing doesn't exist in my country or Im simply not aware of this. What do you mean "out of the branded model". Sell unbranded cosmetics? Arent those cheap bad quality )
No no by branded and unbranded I was referring to the party. Tupperware and virgin both have branded parties and only s e l l Tupperware or virgin products.
By hosting an unbranded party your free to s e l l whatever you want across the spectrum of brands and not restricted to any one company.
The ONLY way this will work is if you dump some serious cash into it. There are many many many cosmetic sites that offer similar services and prices for their products, so competition is steep. If you have the cash to create an amazing site, or are extremely talented, you might be able to pull it off. It's kind of an all or nothing deal imo. Either you will invest a lot of money and make a killing, or lose it all. Good luck in whatever you choose.
I think every idea has the potential to be a million dollar one. It just depends on your ability, research, and dedication. Look at those sites and try to figure out what each one is missing. There has to be something different that you can do. Maybe it's include a free random gift with each order or something. Stupid things like that make the difference.