and e-tailers buy items from wholesalers and sometimes direct from factories.
They put on a 100 - 150% mark up
to pay for their leases, staff, cost of finance, cost of carrying stock etc.
Although Container Door sources the same item (often from the same factory) we don't buy any stock at first.
We simply list a potential deal for two weeks with photos,
and details like our price, the elsewhere price, technical specs and estimated delivery date. If enough customers order to meet the minimum order quantity, the deal goes ahead and we charge the customer's credit card.
The customer is happy to wait until the factory has produced and shipped their item because they're so stoked with the savings.
At the end of our process, a manufacturer has just sold a bargin to a NZ consumer while preserving their margins
and all without having to deal with anyone except Container Door