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Discussion in 'Making Money' started by BigBear9, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. BigBear9

    BigBear9 Newbie

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    I'd like to start by saying this is the best community online ! This is is the first time I actively participate but i've learnt much here by reading thru so many posts here. I know that members here will be able to help me. I was somewhat reluctant to post and ask but i've dug around as much as i've can. I've had an online business that I want to to launch ASAP. It's been on my mind for 3 years but it seems that everytime I get around to it, something blocks my path. If you could throw ideas my way, as crazy as they are, I would love to hear it.
     
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    I live in Canada, the store and all products sold will remain in Canada. No international sales. My online store will fill in a grey area and will the first of it's kind in Canada. You could compare it to handbag stores, roid stores online where the site owners have to be quick and always changing in order to stay in business. This store may be pushed into the spotlight with media attention. Im not selling drugs or weapons or anything obscene in case your wondering. From my understanding, there are many server friendly countries that would be glad to host my website. Any in particular recommended ?
     
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    I've done a fair amount of testing myself and am confident I can have my products delivered securely to my customers. The one thing that is hard to grasp is how to accept payment in a simple manner. In my search, i've found that websites that offer questionable items accept Moneygram, Western Union, Cash Mailed. These are fine, but I find it hard to manage. Imagine if you accepted 50+ orders a week ? I have friends that are willing to help, but how long can I pickup money for with each person ? I'd imagine they would get burnt fast ! I have to factor in growth, sure sales at beginning may only be $500 a week, but I need to prepared for $10k to 15k a week. Im being realistic as I believe this figure may double or triple. I know of Bitcoin, Liberty Reserve but believe this won't be a popular option among everyday online shoppers. Target customers are 40+ years old. Even myself I find the Bitcoins confusing and the flunctuations too drastic.


    It would be ideal for customers to pay with Credit Card, Paypal or directly deposit. I know this sounds optomistic but there are questionable sites that allow the customers to use credit card. In your guys experience, can I set up a merchant account somewhere else in the world ? Costa rica, Ukraine, Panama, Asia ? A country where my government (Canada) can't stick their nose in and freeze the account. It's not a scam site, the customer pays, I deliver.

    Thanks so much.

    My post looks so stupid cuz the forum wouldn't let me post it all at once because it triggered the spam bot.
     
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