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#1 posted 02-09-2018 04:55 PM

Hi Loren, Hearing you say that makes me think maybe I should be looking for folks like yourself. You would also have to know how to wire it and add the glass (I would supply). Both of those things are pretty easy though.

I do have a plan for selling. I know something about search engine optimization, social media advertising, google adwords, etc. I plan to develop an ecommerce site and sell them directly and maybe through something like Houzz. I also plan to contact bloggers, journals, etc as you suggest. Agreed, these lamps will definitely be expensive (and therefore too high end for Etsy or Amazon) so I need to get my ads in front of rich people. I don’t want to do the craft show circuit because I have a family and don’t want to give up my weekends.

I plan to have a small inventory at launch, so maybe 8 models with 10 each, so that’s an initial purchase of 80lamps. I understand that’s a lot for one person to produce, so I would need to find others like yourself. When I have my prototypes ready I can start looking for other craftsmen. This is all still several months away, I just wanted to know if this is viable and I am already feeling more encouraged.

Speaking very roughly from the models you just saw, if I purchased 10 at the outset, what do you think you would charge? The wood would prob be oak and cherry. I am just trying to get a sense.

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