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Old 11-27-2009, 09:24
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Default Re: I have a business dilema ... need help!

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Originally Posted by ydelaney View Post
I'm sorry your meeting didn't go well! I think you should start ordering your ribbon online instead of walmart if you want to make a bigger profit. I sell my bows to 4 boutiques here in Charlotte. 2 of them are consignment so I get 50% of their retail prices. They sell my bows for a lot more than I do so I actually get paid the same as I charge or more. I get a check every month from both shops. For the other 2 shops they buy everything upfront so I sell for half price. I sell a 4 inch bow on mynsite for $4 and I sell it to the 2 shops for $2.00. I only spend about .25 to make each bow so to me it is worth it. They also buy at least $300 worth at a time. I don't put anything on cards. I started out hanging everything on ribbon strips and now I just take bows and they hang them. Maybe you could tell her that you could give her a better price but she would have to provide the cards to hang them or hang the on ribbon strips. If she doesn't go for it then that's her loss.
Yvonne
Thanks, I do not normally get ribbon from wal-mart. I just went and got the satin because she wanted samples asap, and I did not have satin. If I sold them to her at $2.50, she'd make $4.50 off of them and I'd make about $2., maybe a few cents more. I don't think that it's fair for me to do all the work and someone else make more than double my profit. We didn't really get into details, but I would have advertised her store on my website and she could have put them on my cards or her own. I also wouldn't mind having her business cards at my booth, at a craft show. There were other details that could have made my offer more attractive, but we didn't sit down and talk. I got a couple minutes her and a couple minutes there. I will just have to keep trying other places and maybe get a sit down meeting so we can go through everything.
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