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Website design mockup opinions

Discussion in 'E-Commerce and Online Selling' started by Hugo, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. Hugo

    Hugo

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    Thanks for your input Dean.

    I am not willing to discuss my USPs here. (will do on msn if you wish.)

    I've said why I stopped using the old site a few posts above.

    As to margins, yeap they are not good on video games, but don't just think about video games - margins are on used games, accessories and clothing (i.e video game t-shirts such as sackboy from little big planet) and box sets!

    As to the product being easily found so are a lot of other but we have to start somewhere.
  2. greedyboy

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    I agree we got to all start somewhere, I applaud you for that and the amount of work you have put in. Fair play.

    PM me if you want my MSN (or ask Ian or Jay if you have them on your contacts).
  3. Hugo

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    Thanks Dean,

    I know I face an huge challenge in making this a success, but I have to try, I know it one of the worst markets to be in (margins wise and competition) So i've tried to come up with something unique.

    Have PM'd you now.
  4. JustCraig

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    From what I have seen and what we have discussed via PM, it's clear you have put in a huge amount of work and research and from what you have said it looks like you clearly understand the industry.

    It's going to be a difficult Market to crack but based on the above you stand a better chance than most.

    Good luck. I really hope it works out well for you.
  5. Hugo

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    Thanks Craig. We have indeed discussed this in depth.

    Just get things moving as fast as possible now.
  6. psxgamer

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    Just read this topic from the beginning to the end. For me personally the most interesting topic I've read since I first joined TWF.

    Big thumbs up for the design. One of the best designs I've seen yet. From the design point of view it will be able to compete with the big boys as The Hut, Play.com, Zavvi,.. without a doubt.

    The biggest challenge will be convincing people to buy with you and not with other established businesses. Companies as The Hut have build up a huge customers base. Just to give you an idea. I'm situated in Belgium. The big shops as Play.com, The Hut, Zavvi,.. are generally known over here. A lot of people order their games in these shops.

    So certainly make sure to offer a European shipment. This is not a market you want to miss out on it. Most games are multilanguage. Add the languages of the game in the description This will convince a lof of foreign buyers to make the purchase. For the moment only shopto is doing this and not for all games. This could be something that makes you stand out from the competition towards non-UK buyers.

    This "foreign part" will only be a very small part of the business plan.

    I hope you have a waterproof businessplan. It's a huuuuge challenge you're confronting. I think the chance you will be succeeding is small, but if you succeed it will be a profitable one. Profit margins will be small, but games can be sold in very large quantities.

    Nothing is impossible. Just take a look at The Hut. Only established a few years ago and now a multi million internationaly established company.

    Once again the best of luck.

    Keep us updated on how you are doing :welldone:
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