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Selling with a store front #7554540
04/10/22 08:45 PM
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Ok one more question. Any of you guys sell stuff you make at a store front ? Like the local feed store or hardware store? If so how do you go about it with the owners ?
Like say I went to the local bait shop and wanted to sell idk some rod holders I make ( because apparently people will happily pay $15 a pop for a chunk of pipe welded to a 4' rebar stake crazy ). Should I like off them a percentage of each individual sale ? Or like pay them so much a month tho stock my product? Or maybe just show it to them sell them to them for so much and let them seel it for whatever they want ?
Just curious as usual.
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Re: Selling with a store front [Re: Wolfdog91] #7554548
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Most places have a policy in place for this, I’ve seen them all used it just seems to be whatever the store owner wants to do or what their insurance will allow.

Re: Selling with a store front [Re: Wolfdog91] #7554550
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Best route is to sell them to the store for a little less in bulk so they can do their mark up. That way you get paid up front. But you might have to do a consignment to get your foot in the door to see if they sell.

Re: Selling with a store front [Re: Wolfdog91] #7554551
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Your safest opinion is to sell the product to the store at a discounted price and let them price it however they want. It is a simple transaction - they’ve got product - you’ve got money. Nothing to keep track of.

Other options - on consignment, % of sale, etc - require paperwork. Keeping track of product, who is responsible if the product is damaged or stolen. In the long run, you as the person making the product, you will end up on the losing end.


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Re: Selling with a store front [Re: Wolfdog91] #7554566
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Sit down with the store owner and talk to them. Have a set price that want to get for them (after they get their cut). They are the boss and you are asking them to help you out.


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Re: Selling with a store front [Re: Wolfdog91] #7554571
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I've done both ways ...it's up to the shop owners policy

Don't sell for less than you want though.


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Re: Selling with a store front [Re: Wolfdog91] #7554583
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I've been in the retail and wholesale business both. When you're wholesaling as you are talking about the general rule of thumb is you need to alow for a 100% mark up for the retailer, this seems like alot but remember the retailer has the over head cost. It's realy find some one who is willing to give your product a try and come to a price that works for you both. Try not to saturate an aria with what you are selling if its unique the competition will lower price and posable sales.

Re: Selling with a store front [Re: Wolfdog91] #7554590
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I'd take a dozen in with a set retail price that gives the owner a 40% markup over cost and make them a guaranteed sale.He pays for the dozen and in a set period of time say 30 days you pick up and reimburse him at what his cost were.This will give you a good Idea if your plan to market them is viable.Done business with this plan lots of time and numerous products.The owner is risking nothing but a small amount of space,the best way would be to build a small rack to display them in so when you go to sell a business your dozen are ready to be set on the sales floor.


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Re: Selling with a store front [Re: Wolfdog91] #7554598
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You might also want to try direct selling at flea markets and swap meets. If you can't attend due to lack of time, you can hire someone to work a booth for you.

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Re: Selling with a store front [Re: Giant Sage] #7554618
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Originally Posted by Giant Sage
I've been in the retail and wholesale business both. When you're wholesaling as you are talking about the general rule of thumb is you need to alow for a 100% mark up for the retailer, this seems like alot but remember the retailer has the over head cost. It's realy find some one who is willing to give your product a try and come to a price that works for you both. Try not to saturate an aria with what you are selling if its unique the competition will lower price and posable sales.

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Re: Selling with a store front [Re: Wolfdog91] #7554982
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I used to sell tanned coyotes at a little country store, first year he took 25% and sold 20 hides in a couple months.? The next year he wanted 50%, the 3rd year he wanted wanted to buy them outright for about what it cost me to get them tanned so I quit

Re: Selling with a store front [Re: Wolfdog91] #7555011
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Consignment around here is usually 40% - 50% of the listed price....If you can sell direct or private, you can get close to retail.

Re: Selling with a store front [Re: warrior] #7555023
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Originally Posted by warrior
Best route is to sell them to the store for a little less in bulk so they can do their mark up. That way you get paid up front. But you might have to do a consignment to get your foot in the door to see if they sell.

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Re: Selling with a store front [Re: Wolfdog91] #7555034
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If your making them on the cheap offer them extra holders for their troubles that way your only out the cost and they make a nice chunk of change for their troubles.


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Re: Selling with a store front [Re: Wolfdog91] #7555731
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Most retail businesses prefer to buy products and sell them, instead of working on markups and percentages with the provider. We have sold small amounts of product both ways and establishing a price is best for both I feel.
The issues with retaining ownership and working on percentages etc. is that becomes a negotiable item and maybe frequently. Also if you retain ownership until product is sold you tie up your cash or liquidity which can give you less operating cash to use making more product.
Most retail store owners probably know what will sell the best and additionally if product is not selling and prices are lowered is that reduction shared?

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