Making a website that sells movies and cds!?

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Idea popped in my head, I want to make an ecommerce website that sells goods.

The question here is can I provide goods through a company or an affiliate type deal? If I made a website selling movies would there be a way to sell the movies without having to go buy movies? I understand it would be working for commission and I wouldnt get full price.. But is it possible?
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  • Profile picture of the author HarrisonJ
    You could join the Amazon affiliate program and sell movies by sending traffic to them. That would probably be the easiest way.
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  • Profile picture of the author Miguelito203
    Originally Posted by nikeman070 View Post

    Idea popped in my head, I want to make an ecommerce website that sells goods.

    The question here is can I provide goods through a company or an affiliate type deal? If I made a website selling movies would there be a way to sell the movies without having to go buy movies? I understand it would be working for commission and I wouldnt get full price.. But is it possible?
    Two options popped into my head. You could sign up for the Amazon affiliate program, which pays low commissions. You would have to have a high volume of traffic to make out good. Also, depending on if you live in the U.S. and what state you live in, you might not be able to promote Amazon products (or physical goods outside of pay-per-lead ones that pay a flat rate) like with online dating sites. With physical products, the commissions are low because it cost more to make them and what not, and the affiliate is the last one to get paid in the whole process.

    You could also try drop shipping, which is when a company allows you to sell its physical products. The company stores/ship the products to the consumer and all that. The catch is that you will have to sell large quantities of stuff. You make your money by pricing stuff higher than the wholesale prices but lower than retail prices -- the perceived value/what people are willing to pay.

    Drop shipping is similar to running an offline store in that way. Because stores have to compete with one another, the price can only be so high, or people won't buy it. They will find a similar product that cost less. When selling physical products, electronics are a bad idea. Even though they are trendy, they are already expensive, so you can't really raise the price won't make much money off them.

    Good luck,
    Joey
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    • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
      Ugh, that's a market that I would probably avoid completely! Markets like that are always so over-saturated that you'll be lucky to generate many conversions (as an affiliate or ecommerce store).

      I would recommend brainstorming and coming up with more of a "micro niche" market to go into. You want to build a store around something that the big players (like walmart & bestbuy) are overlooking. Something that has "fallen through the cracks" with those retail giants!

      To me, the important factors to consider are:
      1. Intent to Buy - Is the search phrase you're targeting a phrase that a person looking to buy would use?
      2. Seasonality - Don't go after something that's too seasonal like Halloween costumes or Christmas trees.
      3. Local Availability - Choose a product line that's not available in a wide selection to customers in their own local area.
      4. Average Order Total - In general, the higher the order total the more you pocket per order. If you sell something like CDs or DVDs you stand to make maybe $1-2 per order, whereas if you choose a higher ticket item you can make $20+ per order.
      A lot to think about, but I hope that helps!
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      • Originally Posted by dave_hermansen View Post

        I would recommend brainstorming and coming up with more of a "micro niche" market to go into. You want to build a store around something that the big players (like walmart & bestbuy) are overlooking. Something that has "fallen through the cracks" with those retail giants!
        Probably the best advice you'll get all day.

        How about a niche like Bollywood? Popularize Indian movies inside the U.S. (for example) for someone other than the Indian population. With the success of Slumdog Millionaire there are many high-production-value videos to choose from. Maybe you can be an affiliate and avoid having to ship. Check it out.

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  • Profile picture of the author spa3212
    I think amazon would be a good idea for selling movies.
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    • Profile picture of the author reapr
      Someone said it is way too saturated. They may be/not talking from experience. If you are selling the right types of movies you can make money.

      I sell a few super competitive products but was able to find the niches within'

      I would suggest selling on amazon if you want to sell physical goods but commish' is not cheap but when compared to a website a ssl certificate and cc processing it is not a bad way to get your products seen.

      Dropshipping is a great option only if you can find a good dropshipper that is actually a wholesaler or has product cheap enough where you can turn a few bucks. They are out there and to find the real jems often requires thinking outside of the box.
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      • Profile picture of the author kbailey1734
        Honestly, I personally would not purchase DVD's or CD's from anywhere other than a major website/retailer since there are so many people trying to sell fakes.

        Just my 2 cents as a consumer.
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  • Profile picture of the author DNChamp
    If you can build a blog sign up with PopShops....You can use your already CJ or Linkshare or other affiliate connections and place actual dvd products on your site. Its one of the best out there I feel
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  • Profile picture of the author brianboyer
    Amazon associate is definitely the easiest route.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
    Yep I run a DVD site... everything is done through drop shipping.

    I don't like the 4% - 6% (or whatever) Amazon offers, but Amazon does make life easier.

    Just make sure there's tracking / record when you send through the mail if you're accepting payments via paypal.
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