awesome-o wrote:Is there important stuff that I am just totally missing?
awesome-o wrote:- What kind of product warranty is reasonable to offer customers?
awesome-o wrote:- Where do you get packaging (ie. boxes or bags) and what kind of packaging works well?
awesome-o wrote:- Are there good places to get instruction booklets printed?
awesome-o wrote:- How do you handle online payment processing?
awesome-o wrote:- How do you figure out prices? What kind of profit margin is appropriate? (I am guessing this can vary a lot?)
awesome-o wrote:- Can you get special deals on hardware if you are reselling things like hard drives or SD cards as part of the kit?
awesome-o wrote:Are there any "gotchas" about reselling hardware, or places to get good deals?
awesome-o wrote:- Should I get product liability insurance, or is that a waste of money?
awesome-o wrote:- What are the best distribution channels? (ie my own web site, or are there good third-party sites for selling kits?)
adafruit wrote:we also have a 15 step outline here:
http://www.edn.com/article/470126-Voice ... siness.php
Shaos wrote:Right now I'm slowly moving through these steps and see that this list is kind of oversimplified - in reality things are a little bit more complicated...
Shaos wrote:yes, adafruit did a great job to popularize kitbiz - thanks!
but I think it should be useful for many to have some kind of open user-driven community to share real-life practical experience in kitbiz (probably with a standard disclaimer that it is not tax or legal advices) - actually this forum is a kind of that imagined community,
Shaos wrote:but right now it is not systematized - for example people are asking the same questions over and over again (there is no FAQ here).
Shaos wrote:when somebody has started kitbiz that brilliant 15-step article is not enough anymore - deeper view is required - so options are go on yourself and learn on your own mistakes or learn from others and share your experience for next newbies - I'm ready to learn and share
adafruit wrote:we think so too! "Forum rules: Get help, and assist others in with open source kits and running a business! Do not ask for legal advice or for consulting services in this forum, only general biz questions! "
Shaos wrote:but almost any question related to "running a business" has legal nature...
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