Well, according to US legislation you are not allowed to store and sell replica watches from your US based warehouse. But there are ways to set up a replica watch drop ship business in compliance with US laws – find an overseas dropshipper, establish an offshore merchant account and thrive…
Would like to get more details how the entire process works? Here are the listings of some replica website on sale that make use of this trend – GLOBALIZATION. I guess one can borrow this technique for other products to sell online that are of dubious nature from legislation point of this or that country.
Fully Established Replica Watch Company – sold for $15,000
Guranteed 2k net revenue per week
• URL: replicagroup.com
• Established: 27 Sep 2005
• Monthly Revenue: 8k-12k NET
• Listed: 22 Mar 2007
ReplicaGroup.com is being re-listed as the buyer made a $7500.00 deposit a few weeks ago and has not contacted myself or my lawyer since he told us the check for the escrow amount he had sent was addressed incorrectly and returned, so barring him getting in touch with us quickly the site is officially for sale. As you can see, the buy it now price has been raised from the original 30k to 45k. This is because once the original buyer made his deposit; I in good faith turned on some of the advertising in advance to get the site ready for him, hence the jump in traffic and sales which my staff now has to manage day to day. The site is now doing about 6-8 sales a week with some very low level advertising, and once we have the funds in escrow we will turn on all of the advertising to bring the site back to a minimum of 3 sales per day.
I am again including with the site, every advertising method I hunted down and was using to do 6-11 sales a day, including my consulting services for 30 days to make sure you have everything set up correctly. I was spending $500-$700 a week total to advertise the site. I was very happy with the profit the site was making each day and saw no reason to grow into a huge operation which brings with it risk, which I am not a fan of, however you may run your business anyway you like. I will be including an offshore credit card processing account if you do not already have one so that you may process credit cards directly.
It is also worth mentioning that these are swiss replicas which really are 98-99% exact, I have one of each of the men’s watches for fun, and I have to struggle to tell the difference between my real black submariner and the replica which means people without the real one next to it don’t have a chance. This is what prompted me to offer the 30 day return policy. Again it is up to you, but I have only had one return, and I would bet it was somebody who really liked the watch, but needed the money. I sell them for around $225 on the site, though these are the exact same watches that are selling on the other sites for $700 to $1500. The other sites are buying these watches for the same amount I am, about $110.00 per watch, but they jack up the price because they are authentic looking. I chose to sell for $100-$150 more than I paid for them and that is the secret to my success, it’s an easy amount for almost anyone to pay without too much consideration. You can charge whatever you want, but I will tell you that going too much higher than my pricing will lower your sales and cause you more advertising dollars for more traffic. This to me is a no brainier, but yet people get greedy and just have to give a price raise a try.
Also included is my employee in Guadalajara Mexico who handles all of the order purchasing and shipping. The reason I base my shipping and use a supplier in Mexico is obviously because of trademark laws in the US and this saves me any issues with the government by keeping my stock and shipping where it is legal. I will also be hooking you up directly with my suppliers there, and a back up I use in Costa Rica. I choose to pay a little extra per watch to be able to buy individually and keep stock away from me. My employee speaks perfect English, her salary is $200 a week for 40 hours, and I will guarantee her employment for at least 60 days if you would like to keep her on. I cannot force her to work with you any longer than that, but I do have multiple staff in Mexico for my other businesses, and I will help you replace her or hire additional staff anytime at no cost.
The site also has a built in affiliate program as it is a MIVA store. I never used it, and when affiliates would attempt to register I would just decline them in the admin panel because I did not want to grow any larger or handle payouts. You can certainly use this to your advantage if you plan to grow it; I already have personal connections with the best affiliate companies in this industry that you can’t find by just doing a search on Google. I will introduce these companies to you as well.
This is a great business for the right investor that even at its lowest end of average sales would generate you around $230,000.00 for the year in net profit. Those of you that had interest in the initial auction know that the site is being sold to manage our investment in a gambling network.
A 25% good faith deposit must be made to remove the site from auction. Deposit will be made through credit card to protect the buyer. The remaining funds will be accepted in a 30 day escrow managed by a reputable law firm to protect myself and the buyer. My lawyer has already set up this account for us due to the original buyer and I have paid the fees in advance. If you choose to use your lawyer or a third party firm, I will require all documentation on his or her practice and possibly a face to face meeting at their office. The buyer will pay the fees for their services.
The only thing that doesn’t come with the site is the phone number and address.
Dropship Website For Sale – No Reserve
At he moment of writing this article the auction was running with a current bid of $1000,00.
Over $1400 in Sales in Just 1 Week
• URL: aperfectreplica.com
• Established: 20 Mar 2007
• Uniques/Month: 100
• Page views/month: 100
• Monthly Revenue: 1400
• Listed: 8 May 2007
Website was started in March 07 and was only promoted for 1 week in April to bring in over $1400 in sales. I do not have the time to run this site so I am selling with no reserve for a quick sale. Hosting is paid for 6 months and domain will be transfered to buyer at no extra cost.
With the site I will provide the supplier/wholesaler info. There is a tremendous amount of money to be made from this site. Profit is $60-$200 per sale. Payment processing is done offshore. The buyer will have to set up their own Merchant account. It is very easy and costs $0.
I am not going to be a hand holder in this sale. This would be ideal for someone with experience in the replica industry. All that needs to be done in promotion.
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