Originally Posted by cruisin
I have been selling for Keegan for a long time, what choices do you have if you want to sell batteries. I have been selling EV conversion products for 8 years without a web page because I give 100% service with my EV conversion teaching experience and interest in helping others. Even with small returns, its enjoyable when customers show their appreciation.
Well you can do that from your home provided you have a regular job and don't do the legally required tax paperwork but trying to make a living with it requires a little more than that. Filing the appropriate sales tax forms, paying for a building, phone lines, liability and other insurances, professional accounting services & administrative costs etc adds up. And you have to make a profit after all those costs in order to buy groceries.
I have a building and another business so it wouldn't be a big burden on me to do it but at 1 or 2% markup if I spend my time on the phone ordering, selling and handling the stuff as it comes in I'll lose money I could be making with my other business. For it to be profitable I'd need to make 15% or so off it. And I'm not the sort of person to try and gouge people, can't do that. If I sell something I want it to be a fair price. And I'm a believer in customer satisfaction as well. And no matter how hard you try, someone is going to get pissed and want their money back or something else happens and somehow you'll lose money somewhere along the line. To cover those things you MUST make a nominal profit.