Finding Buyers...?

SalemHSalemH Posts: 4subscriber
Hi,
We (Design My Idea) are working on our own invention the Corg and Cord Order.
[url=Http://www.cordorder.com]Http://www.cordorder.com[/url]
We are sourcing manufacturers in China (USA was incredibly expensive), and starting to line up production of 50,000 unit increments monthly.  Line up I say, because, we are also trying to source buyers First before diving in.
With hard samples, virtual and the like, I feel we have a good presentation to give, but, how do you source the Buyers initially?
Trade Shows are going to be hit; giveaways for setup, gaining feedback as well as getting the word out about the product, but I`d like to start setting up with at least local stores; Office Depot, Best Buy etc.
Tips for doing so?  I`m going to be just popping into stores and chatting up people.  If we can get our 4-pack displays out, thats a start.
Thanks!

Comments

  • SalemHSalemH Posts: 4subscriber
    Hi and thanks for the replies.
    We are currently in the prototype phase.  We have working samples, and have had a bad experience with plastic injection molding firm, which has set back our production.
    Thank you very much for the Staples contact, I`ll cruise around for more information and target the mom-and pop stores.
    I`ll post updates.
    Thanks!
  • GetAGripGetAGrip Posts: 14subscriber
    I have to disagree with Tiger Taco, I have cold called many big box buyers with much success of getting in.  Just make your presentation flawless.  Not making guarantees, but it will not hurt your efforts to try!
  • SalemHSalemH Posts: 4subscriber
    Thank you for all the replies.
    "a simple taco maker" I love it (I`m checking out your sites)!  I have had in my own experience (outside of this product) had success with cold-calling but always with the same variables.  Intensely frustrating, somewhat time-deficient (depending on your product and your opportunity cost of the time in cold-calling) and a bit of luck.
    I will be starting a blog, submitting it all over the place, and garnering interest.
    We have received a couple oversea`s bids for production and will soon be developing it in mass quantity.
    We`ll see where it goes
  • JCConsultingJCConsulting Posts: 0subscriber
    Hello,
     
    I just like to say that both you and TigerTaco are great inventions. I`m not the very creative type and would never think of something like that. But once I see them, it`s like WOW that is great. Good Luck to both of you and let me know if I can ever be of service.
     
    jamie
  • SalemHSalemH Posts: 4subscriber
    Hi all,
    I actually no longer work with Design My Idea nor Cord Order, though I wish them luck.  What I like though about Tiger Taco is the "edgy" (or whatever adjective you like) marketing strategy you pursue.
    Awesome!
    Good luck!
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