Please help


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Please help

Postby IPT » Mar 19th, '10, 02:09

Hello.

I have an online teashop, as well as two physical teashops in China. I specialize in very high quality, top of the line products. I was wondering on an online teashop if that isn't the best idea. My prices are higher than most websites. The quality of my products are too, but people might not realize that and just think I'm overpriced. I make very little profit on them as it is because I worry about the prices. So my question is, do you think that I should put lower quality products on my site, with only a few higher priced items?

Thank you for your time.

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Re: Please help

Postby Chip » Mar 19th, '10, 10:19

Offering good, better, and best (and bestest :mrgreen: ) teas of the same type is advantageous for a number of reasons.

Many online shops in China/Asia do this, Jing, TeaSpring, DTH, Yunnan Sourcing are examples.
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Re: Please help

Postby IPT » Mar 21st, '10, 22:43

Thank you Chip. I'm also talking about tea ware, as well as tea itself.
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Re: Please help

Postby Chip » Mar 21st, '10, 22:55

The teaware is a bit more of a challenge in that regard. Works great for tea though.

Still the concept should work though not so black and white, more greys creeping in.
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