Originally Posted by GMT
Its quite an easy proposal actually. If you have the ability to set up a very nice web site, promote that site, get your s.e.o. sorted.
If you can do that, its easy, but why would you get more for the same seeds than anyone else would?
That's the real problem here. You're only marketing would be online. People who are online, do their searches. If price or reputation of seller has anything to do with choice, you're screwed.
The only option to cost plus pricing would be a commission deal. Which maybe workable, but not if you're also looking for OEM. That creates work and at a reduced income for the company doing the work. They'll kick you to the curb for that request.
Question is, do you have the cash to put up for your end? Do you have the skills?
That's the problem. He ain't setting up a company, he doesn't want to spend money on the seeds, nor ship and handle em. He just wants to set up a store that works on drop shipping.
Drop shipping is a supply chain management method in which the retailer does not keep goods in stock but instead transfers the customer orders and shipment details to either the manufacturer, another retailer, or a wholesaler, who then ships the goods directly to the customer. As in retail business, the majority of retailers make their profit on the difference between the wholesale and retail price, but some retailers earn an agreed percentage of the sales in commission, paid by the wholesaler to the retailer.
So he would just be a BS 3rd party middleman, who only runs his online store, takes no risks, doesn't put money down on the seeds, does none of the actual work involved in the process like growing the plants, breeding, selection, sorting, shipping, handling, etc etc. But jacks up the prices for the customer and/or takes a cut from the breeder's profit after a sale.
Like someone said earlier, if the customer buys straight from the source and eliminates the middleman, the seeds will most likely be cheaper for the customer to purchase and the breeder gets to keep his share without that middleman shaving off 25% from the top. (or whatever his commission is.)
While I think the drop shipping business model is legal, it's not far away from a scam. So yea, some of the replies were a bit harsh, but I understand
A question to the original poster: You started another thread a while ago where you were asking for advice on breeding your own autoflower strain here
Yet in this thread you say: "I want to market seeds, not breed them or send them from the country that has the most restricted cannabis laws."
So which is it?
Originally Posted by Hamlet
To breed, or not to breed, that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them