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    derek123
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    When starting up a business, is it better to build an e-shop first and then let a local shop or do it the other way round? What do you think? I would like sell DIY tools. Also where would you sell your stuff – would you choose Amazon or free advertising site (e.g. advertising-for-free.co.uk)? Thanks a lot!

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    Anonymous
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    Hi Derek,

    Good on you for doing your research before starting your new venture.

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    Jayne

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    SavvySME
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    I don’t mind being the first one here to tackle this one :)

    It really depends on where you think your market is and how that market buys things. For example, if you have a low concentration of potential customers in your local area, it may be a bad idea to set up a brick and mortar store. But if your potential customers like testing out the products before they buy AND don’t have a nearby place to test them – it may be a bad idea selling them online. What I mean by that is if people won’t buy power tools blindly and like to try it before they buy, and you are selling a popular make of power tools, people can go to the nearest Bunnings, try it out there and then go to your store and purchase online for a cheaper price (very common). But if they didn’t have the Bunnings to test it out first, they may refrain from buying unless you have a super duper awesome return policy (a good workaround).

    Start with your customer in mind and work back from there :) Should make a lot more sense.

    Thanks for reading,

    Wendy

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