Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
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These are the the sort of product I would not be interested in but here are some random thoughts on selling, and pricing.
I assume you are cutting these out yourself, with a computer controlled plasma cutter. If not I think you will have a hard time competing with other sources. Also you have a lot of scrap in making these. So you want to find some other products you can make with this scrap. Maybe precut winch mounts that just need to be welded up, shock mounts, spring plates, shackles, roll cage gussets, decorative bits to weld to bumpers. Also being a small operation doing one off deals is posible, and can give you ideas for future products.
On marketing I think that ebay is your best bet, it gives lots of exposure and since these have a very small customer base you need to a few few people over a large area. If you can get some on commission then fine but that may not reach many people who are interested in them. Remember you are trying to sell a product that is only advertised to work on one type and size of wheel, if you can expand this it would really help. Also on your webpage, the first thing on the many page should be your products, with links to more details on each. I like to see detailed clear instructions for a product before I buy, this shows that the maker knows how the product works and has thought them out. It also allows folks to judge if they can install the product themselves.
I will start using Metric only when the duodecimal system is adopted!!
Last edited by bandhmo2; 07-06-2009 at 07:25 PM.