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Re: shipping costs
From Jim on 21 Jan '99
replying to shipping costs posted by Karl

>Hello. I am currently working on designing a web site for my new
>business, which is selling mobile home/manufactured housing parts
>and supplies. The only mental hurdle I haven't cleared yet though,
>is the shipping costs for some of the heavier items. Does anyone
>have any thoughts, or know of any sites/businesses that seem to be
>successful selling their (perhaps larger and heavier)products over
>the internet, despite the possible hinderance of expensive shipping
>costs? Thanks very much for any input.

The Web is not suited to physical heavy goods. If your competitor is
selling the same thing as you on his Web site, he can afford to sell
at a lower price to his local customers, that's all there is to it.

If you're based in the USA, think yourself lucky since you have 85%
of the market cornered compared to the poor guy having to ship to the
USA from abroad.

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