This page addresses the cost of
production and also marketing costs.
Our plastics engineer got a quote from a Sydney plastics
company for the moulding, which was for AUD $25.00 for each unit.
But of course the production cost doesn't end there. Here is
- moulding cost in
- three pieces of bent
- shrink wrapping in
- a shipping
- royalty for
- selling costs to find
- amortisation of tooling
these prices may vary depending on where you are situated and what your local costs may
* You (the
manufacturer) will need your own sales team to find and sign up
It is suggested the manufacturer’s aim would be
to appoint distributors (who must have sales reps) who will make individual presentations to people who run
public washrooms - of which there are untold thousands in every town and city (see the 'Venues
For Rollfast' page on this website).
One way to
find distributors is to take a booth at a trade fair; hundreds or even thousands of distributors can be
appointed in just a few days.
distributors can be quickly found following a visit to any city in the world – a glance at “Washroom Supplies”
or "Toilet Tissue Distributor" in the yellow pages will give you plenty of leads; and based
on our Mark I experience, with a good selling video, very few potential distributors will turn you
To save you doing the maths, if
you took a city of 8 million people, at .5% that would be 40,000 sales. With a budget of $5 per unit that would
yield $200,000. Is that enough for you to find the distributors?
In this modern day and age it may
be possible to find and appoint new distributors via the internet - at a vastly reduced cost! (That option
wasn't available 20 years ago).
It is suggested they pack six to a carton for shipping to your
distributors, this brings down the carton cost. We packed Rollfast Mark I six to a carton and specified that all orders by
distributors be a multiple of six - and that worked perfectly.
product becomes 'known', distributors will contact you begging for the product - that is what happened last
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