Help need advice from some masters
Posted 12 May 2009 - 01:20 PM
Posted 12 May 2009 - 02:00 PM
As to where you cut corners depends on the sort of systems you want to sell. Cheap and cheerful, bargain basement or eats everything you feed it.
Posted 14 May 2009 - 06:41 AM
I don't sell as many systems as some of my competitors.
I very, very rarely have warranty issues, and never have customers accuse me for doing the cheap and dodgy by them. Be open and honest.
You will most probably need to find a wholesale supplier and sign up for an account with them to get cheap parts. I applied for quite a few and got knocked back by all except one, simply because I was a one-man business not aiming to sell hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of their parts a year.
Then do research into your local cheap parts supplier and compare prices. I haven't used my wholesale account at all yet because there is a major chain that is cheaper and open to the general public.
Then work out how much you expect to earn per hour for your time, how much % you expect to earn on parts. Then double check that with prices from your potential competitors. It's a difficult industry to start up in these days, as competition is very strong.
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