Bitcoin Forum
September 25, 2018, 08:34:29 AM *
News: ♦♦ New info! Bitcoin Core users absolutely must upgrade to previously-announced 0.16.3 [Torrent]. All Bitcoin users should temporarily trust confirmations slightly less. More info.
 
   Home   Help Search Donate Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Business Model Question: Is it ok to use Crowdsale to obtain Wholesale Discounts  (Read 33 times)
McDoublez
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 13
Merit: 0


View Profile
March 30, 2018, 11:45:56 PM
 #1

Simple Wholesale Business Model Example:
Retailer A purchases $1 Mio worth goods from Wholesaler B. Retailer A sells goods to customers and makes a profit. If retailer A was to purchase $10 Mio (10x) worth of goods, Wholesaler B would give 10% discount to Retailer A.  So Retailer A conducts crowdfunding and raises $10 Mio from Investors and purchases inventory from Wholesaler B at 10% discount.  Retailer A sells goods, receives higher profit margin and therefore is able to provide dividends to investors .

Question:
Is it ok to build a business model around wholesale discount price obtained through crowdfunding?  ...or what do you think
1537864469
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1537864469

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1537864469
Reply with quote  #2

1537864469
Report to moderator
1537864469
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1537864469

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1537864469
Reply with quote  #2

1537864469
Report to moderator
1537864469
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1537864469

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1537864469
Reply with quote  #2

1537864469
Report to moderator
Make a difference with your Ether.
Donate Ether for the greater good.
SPRING.WETRUST.IO
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
1537864469
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1537864469

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1537864469
Reply with quote  #2

1537864469
Report to moderator
nc50lc
Full Member
***
Online Online

Activity: 350
Merit: 136


∙Self-proclaimed-Genius ㊙️


View Profile WWW
March 31, 2018, 06:17:43 AM
 #2

As far as I know, ICOs offer investors discounts or rather bonuses for the "early birds" and it works wonders.
Experimenting on gimmicks like extra discounts are a good thing, the wholesale discount can be a good addition if you use it well.

The truth is, ICOs aren't totally trusted by the crowd, what they trust is each-other's decisions.
People want to join an ICO which is "selling like pancakes", one reason is, they could be thinking that "it's a good one because the fund is growing faster than anticipated"
With the early bird bonus, the crowdfunding can achieve a boost at the start of the fundraising that is most of the time displayed in the Webpage, which is an eyecandy for potential investors.

With this, offering a wholesale bonus together (do not disregard the "usual") with the earlybird bonus can help the success of the ICO.
Although, the usual early bird bonus is good enough, another gimmick wort hunt.

Keep in mind that the most success-driver for crowdfunding is its offered services or end-products, not the bonuses.

Regards.

(っ◕‿◕)っ Newbies and Newbies at heart! Remember to Lock your Thread(s) after receiving enough replies/sufficient answers. 
FEELING GENEROUS?: 39EKeFj43inkH6Ctkosh9E7oskx3tvhSXi ∙ Do not buy non-mainstream ASICs at second-batch and onwards, you know the risk!
minthit
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 312
Merit: 11

Shitposter but don't read shit


View Profile
March 31, 2018, 06:34:03 AM
 #3

Purchasing big amount to get discount from wholesaler to get better profit margin is how retailer usually operate, isn't it? I can't see anything not ok with that even if the purchase was made through crowdfunding.

audaciousbeing
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 742
Merit: 552

★ ChipMixer | Bitcoin mixing service ★


View Profile
March 31, 2018, 07:18:56 AM
 #4

Simple Wholesale Business Model Example:
Retailer A purchases $1 Mio worth goods from Wholesaler B. Retailer A sells goods to customers and makes a profit. If retailer A was to purchase $10 Mio (10x) worth of goods, Wholesaler B would give 10% discount to Retailer A.  So Retailer A conducts crowdfunding and raises $10 Mio from Investors and purchases inventory from Wholesaler B at 10% discount.  Retailer A sells goods, receives higher profit margin and therefore is able to provide dividends to investors .

Question:
Is it ok to build a business model around wholesale discount price obtained through crowdfunding?  ...or what do you think

Since nothing is mentioned about coins or ICOs, I would assume that its not related to that. Crowdfunding if looked very well is something that have been with us for a while. Group of people coming together to buy goods at a discounted price that they would otherwise bought higher if they had done it individually, or investors coming together to finance a project then wait for dividend to be shared.

However, if you are going for the dividend part, its more difficult than it sounds depending on the amount involved, people involved, the business to venture into, other administrative cost, and the regulation of that jurisdiction all of the factors pit together affects businesses to the extent that in the first five years, it might not even turn out profit talkless of dividend. The summary of it is that, its a good business line but you need to consider all of the factors before asking for people to contribute for financing.

Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!