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  1. elegy

    elegy overdogged

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    I started a store on Etsy a couple months ago selling tug toys.

    RedDog Tugs. Named after our favorite red dog, of course.

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    Anyway, it's done better than I expected, and I've been making and mailing off tugs pretty regularly. There are now RedDog Tugs on three different continents. Uh huh.

    But now? I have somebody who wants to buy some wholesale to sell in her shop. HOW COOL IS THIS??

    Scary, too. And I'm not sure about things like pricing, but wow. Somebody thinks my stuff is worth selling in her STORE.

    How did this even happen?
     
  2. maxfox426

    maxfox426 My dog tickles my soul

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    Congratulations! That is very cool! :D

    I haven't done anything wholesale yet, but I have had Morgan Collars in a few locally owned pet shops on consignment. Being asked to have your products in stores is very neat, indeed!
     
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    CaliTerp07 New Member

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    How cool! I would be over the moon!

    How do you make them? Are they done like the lanyards we used to do at summer camp using the plastic shoelace type things? It looks the same, but I'd never in a million years thought to have done that with fleece! That's awesome!
     
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    Completely awesome.
     
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    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    Awesome!! How great for you :D
    I can't wait for puppy to be old enough for a big tug toy! :D
     
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    Congrats!!! You rock!!
     
  7. elegy

    elegy overdogged

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    Yup, pretty much like that. Who knew those Girl Scout camp skills would have become lucrative :p
     
  8. elegy

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    It totally blindsided me. So cool. I'm stressing a little bit on pricing, but it seems like a pretty cool opportunity.
     
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    That's awesome! Try not to stress too much. Try calling a Small Business Association in your local area and see if they can tell you how a wholesale price is determined.
     
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    maxfox426 My dog tickles my soul

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    I stressed with pricing for consignment, too. I'm guessing it would be similar, at least close to wholesale... the difference being that I get paid as my products sell. I get X amount back per collar they sell, but I still own all the inventory in their store. With wholesale, you are just selling directly to the store.

    What I did to find a starting point was work out the raw cost of materials per item I make, and then find a middle ground between that and my final selling price. With consignment, there was some negotiation involved in finding that number between me and the store owner, but with wholesale I'm assuming you will have more control (if not total control) over the final figures.

    I don't know if that helps at all, but either way... Good Luck!!
     
  11. skittledoo

    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

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    Yay!!!! Congrats!!!!! Speaking of tugs...I need to check out your etsy store. Joey goes through toys like crazy and him and Bamm love playing tug with each other.
     
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    Moth Mild and Slightly Nutty

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    Congratulations :)
     
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    Very cool!!!
     
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    AdrianneIsabel Glutton for Crazy

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    Awesome! Talk to Jacki or Ana, I'm sure they'd have some tips!

    How are they on stretching? Do you make all lengths? I will totally check your site out!
     

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