Just down the street is a sports equipment reseller. They take in old gear, clean it up and put it up for sale in stores. It seems you have the same idea as they do from my view.
Besides that, why build any web site? Just start your business, refurb and resell on Amazon.
Hi Everyone -
I am trying to determine if a business idea I have can be profitable or not.
I would need to build a network of people who are trained in repairing certain sports equipment (almost like how Uber has a network of people who sign up to be drivers). I would then build a base of users who need their equipment serviced.
The idea is that these users (my customers) would benefit from using my site to coordinate the repair of their sports equipment in the following ways:
- Convenience: traditionally my target customer has to physically bring their equipment in for repair and then pick it up a few days later. With my business they can leave the equipment on their doorstep (in a box) and it will be picked up by the local repair person signed up to my network. The local repair person will then return the repaired item when done.
- Quality of Service: the local repairmen/women signed up to my network will be certified which will ensure consistent quality and a great user experience.
Here are my costs:
***Cost to Local Repairmen and women signed up to my network
- How much I pay the local repairmen and women signed up to my network ?Amount I pay them can vary depending on a number of factors - i.e. standard or more advanced equipment repair, standard or expedited time-frame in which the customer wants their equipment repaired.
***My website build cost (one time)
***My website hosting cost (ongoing)
***Legal cost to come up with User Agreement and Repairperson Agreement (one time)
***My advertising costs (ongoing)
Although I think my users will pay a higher price for the convenience and higher service quality I offer I want to make sure that I have enough margin after all of my costs to have a profitable and scaleable business.
Pls let me know what else I can provide so you have the detail you need to share your thoughts. Thank you very much !