If anyone is willing to provide space in their shop to display my products to sell , what should I keep in mind? How should I proceed with my business with the shop owner as I wont be sitting in the shop but will visit only once in a week to check if anything has been sold..Any advise would help and give me some ideas :-)
Rowingdown:- Thanks so much for ur advise. Basically I am making a small start by testing the market with just a few items. So, the shop owner told me that they wont charge me anything initially and I could use some space. When the demand rises then we can have a deal together. So, what can I do from my end to know that people are interested in the product since I wont be sitting in the shop. Should I rely on the shop owner?
If a customer is interested and wants to buy the product, will the shopkeeper sell it to them or just give them your name and contact details?
If the former then isn't the number of items sold enough to tell you what customer interest is? You would need a way to keep track of what has been sold - depending on volume the shopkeeper could tell you each time a sale has been made or, if that is impractical, you could design a form that they fill out weekly / monthly that lists your stock and they could note how many of each has sold. You would then know how many items to replace in the shop and also how much the shopkeeper owes you.
You probably also want to agree up front with the shopkeeper what, if any, discount you are happy with them giving a customer that asks for one.
Yes, that's sounds good. The shopowner said not to stock too many items in the beginning. And we will see how it goes and start adding more accordingly. But your inputs are very helpful...Thankyou so much :-)