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Wholesaler Or Company For Energy SHots?

Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by nashwan, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. nashwan

    nashwan Newbie

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    Guys,
    So I get this epiphany that I am going to take out the energy shot business at all the gas stations and 7-Elevens in my state. Ok, so I contact the maker of Slam which is an exact copy of the 5 Hour Energy shot. I speak with them for about 20 minutes and learn this. They will never discount to a "distributor" more than 40%. They start out at 3 bucks a shot. Just like 5 hr. So after shipping and handling they get it down to approx. 1.90 a shot.

    Now I have a couple of friends who own gas stations and convenient stores, and they tell me that they make about 80 cents on each 5 hr. or red bull shot, and obviously I need to beat that to make the product interesting to them. There is no profit margin here to speak of.

    So, does anyone know of a wholesaler for these type of shots, or a manufacturer that would actually deal in large discounts for bulk. The market is there. It is easy to get these in the stores, I just need the profit margin.

    Any help out there? Thanks.
     
  2. promotom

    promotom Newbie

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    I have thought of this.. its a tight market.. i would look into a custom bottling company and market your own product. throw like 300mg of caffeine in a small bottle and it will sell..
     
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  3. nashwan

    nashwan Newbie

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    Thanks for that Promoton. I don't know if anyone is interested, but I found a company who has a shot that is similar to the 5 hour energy and can get them for approx. 1.06 a shot. Now the problem is to get shipping and handling correct. That is a killer.

    Here is the things guys, the store is looking for something that can help their bottom line. I walked right into a store and asked the manager about this fact and their bottom line, etc. She was straightforward with me about this. I believe that this is an easy business to start for residual income. She moves about 12 bottles a day, so if you can get 80 cents a bottle and the store makes 90 cents you are in business. So from one store you can make 10 bucks a day, but if you can get 40-50 stores on the line, then 400-500 a day is possible. Just food for thought, but we are looking at this as a possible shorter term business. It may be longterm, but this energy wave maybe be coming to a close in a couple of years.