New Business Idea Seems Questionable
April 12, 2012 11:01 AM Subscribe
I have a business idea and wonder if it can work.
posted by tunewell to Work & Money (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Is there room for a middle-man on web sales? Let me explain...
I won't name the actual market niche I'm going for, but the concept will still hold. What I am wondering is this: Is there a place for a business person to profit by gathering up similar products into one place on the web? For instance, if you know a whole community of people that love rockabilly, for example (not my business idea but the concept is the same) and you go through the web and find tons of rockabilly related products: clothes, watches, hats, lifestyle gear, etc. - is there a way to make money if you can have a destination for these products?
I get hung up on the idea that I'm not the seller, but I'm connecting buyers with sellers. Is there a way to make money if I can source the buyers for these products in a destination website?
I've thought about talking to the sellers, but they don't know me from Adam and might just think I'm a loon. And if I don't own the stock myself, I'm not sure how I profit.
Earlier on I thought of having the website, selling the products myself, then just ordering them when they order from me. But that seems overly complicated, and they wouldn't be shipped from my business when the time comes, so it's kinda confusing.
Any advice in this realm is appreciated, even if its- nope, no way to make it work.