Hi, this is Eric from Shenzhen, China. I’m an ex-electrical engineer currently working on internatioanl trading, and more importantly a fans of Arduino and Processing. I go to the electrical market at least once per week, now having an idea in hosting periodical “group-buys”:
Shenzhen lies behind Hongkong, it is a capital of electrial industry. You may find that most of the electrical products are manufactured or assembled here. Here are the factors I have thought about:
Price: buy in bulks + close to manufacturers + small profit margin = remarkable cheaper than elsewhere.
Shipping cost: Small gadgets are very cheap in postal, the lowest parcel in my experience is 0.7USD.
Period: I need 1-7 days for transaction, and they will fly 7-15 days to yours.
Payment: I have Paypal account, and other methods are open for discussion.
- You let me know what you need, I quote you a price range.
- I combine the orders and fetch them from market, and send you the invoice.
- You may remove items according to the final price (I can return them or stock it, so don’t worry)
- I ship the goods to you by Hongkong post or EMS.
The project and community grants me a lot of joy and inspriration, I hope to participate more in a complementing way like this. Also, it is a great practice to start off own biz.
Please kindly leave any of your opinions or comment, this is just a initial proposal open for discussion.