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Hand Made Vintage Pure Leather Bags

Discussion in 'General Business Forum' started by saz_traders, Nov 11, 2018 at 12:01 AM.

  1. saz_traders

    saz_traders UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I am trying to sell hand made pure leather vintage bags which i buy from a reputable manufacturer, i am unable to make a sale on the internet because it is so competitive and i cannot market my product right way. As i mentioned they are 100 percent pure leather item which are not very common in the market but still cannot make them sell.
    Anybody advice or can buy lot from me please?
     
    Posted: Nov 11, 2018 at 12:01 AM By: saz_traders Member since: Sep 11, 2018
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  2. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Where you trying to sell them and how are you marketing them?
     
    Posted: Nov 11, 2018 at 12:09 AM By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  3. saz_traders

    saz_traders UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Tried on facebook, ebay, pinstreet, other market also. I am not offering full time and not a professional seller.
     
    Posted: Nov 11, 2018 at 1:38 AM By: saz_traders Member since: Sep 11, 2018
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  4. saz_traders

    saz_traders UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Similar bags are expensive when sold retail with brand name. I am selling half the price.
     
    Posted: Nov 11, 2018 at 1:39 AM By: saz_traders Member since: Sep 11, 2018
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  5. Ian J

    Ian J Factoring Specialist Full Member - Verified Business

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    I like vintage leather bags which I am happy to buy for my wife plus make versions for myself but I would never buy from the internet as I like to touch and feel products like that and not just rely on a photo
     
    Posted: Nov 11, 2018 at 8:28 AM By: Ian J Member since: Nov 6, 2004
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  6. BusterBloodvessel

    BusterBloodvessel UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    Yes, but like you say...the others have the brand name.

    Like it or not that brand name is what will allow those bags to sell for at least double, if not 3, 4 or 5 x yours. Plus what will generate the interest and traffic towards them.
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    Names' sell, unfortunately...
     
    Posted: Nov 11, 2018 at 9:28 AM By: BusterBloodvessel Member since: Jan 22, 2018
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  7. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    OK that's where.

    May want to try Etsy too. Perhaps amazon though the payment terms for new accounts are somewhat problematic for some businesses.

    Now what marketing have you done?

    Really this time of year when sales should be increasing is when you should be having some of your best sales.
    We are less than 3 weeks away from Black Friday. Cyber Monday soon after.

    How are you describing them? Multiple pictures and detailed information? Close ups of particular features?
    I like leather, a vintage pure leather bag can last for years with care. Branding helps for those wanting a particular brand but as any leather maker will tell you, a brand is only as good as you make it.
     
    Posted: Nov 11, 2018 at 1:55 PM By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  8. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    They aren't vintage. Vintage means old. What you are selling are vintage styled bags and there are zillions of these on the market.
     
    Posted: Nov 11, 2018 at 2:55 PM By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  9. ahmdbox

    ahmdbox UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I would suggest creating a Instagram account and asking/buying shoutouts from the larger, trendier fashion accounts. I have a few clients who've newly started clothing brands and are getting most of the sales via Instagram.
     
    Posted: Nov 12, 2018 at 2:30 PM By: ahmdbox Member since: Aug 3, 2018
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