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#1 of 3 Old 04-18-2011, 04:14 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi! I do a lot of scrapbooking for fun. Cards and layouts. I called a place called Atlas Sunset Crafts to see if they'd be interested in selling my cards for a portion of the profit. They agreed to meet with me to discuss it! I'm nervous lol. What do I need to know? Any tips or suggestions? What to be wary of? Any advice would be great. I've never worked from home before. 


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Couple of things come to mind for me :)

 

--Be open to feedback.  The store owner knows what sells to their particular customers and you may have to make some changes to your product to make it a good fit.

 

--Be realistic about margins.  Store owners have to make a profit or there's no reason for them to work with you.  Keep in mind that store owners (online or physical storefront) have a lot of expenses.  Something I see too often is a producer not understanding that a small margin just doesn't work.  We can't lose money selling your product.

 

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Good advice, thanks. :) I found this guy through google maps... So I thought he had a location but looks like it's mostly online. I'm fine with that. I'll definitely stay open to his feedback and margins. I'll be meeting him wednesday :)

 

 


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