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    Get listed at retail stores

    Hi

    I have a product that I want to get listed at Clicks or Dischem, how do I go about doing that? It is a baby product that my company manufacture.

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    Find out where their Head Offices are,call the buyers and arrange a meeting.Although it can be good supplying big chains,it sometimes is more profitable using a different route to market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noretjvr View Post
    Hi

    I have a product that I want to get listed at Clicks or Dischem, how do I go about doing that? It is a baby product that my company manufacture.
    Be very careful. Large chain stores suck you up and spit you out.

    Have you got your product in any stores?
    How easily someone is offended is directly proportional to how stupid they are.
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    yes we have it in 2 shops and a few online stores as well.

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    as adrianh said, the large chain stores could be a downfall as the contracts they have could put you in the red very quickly with no way out. if you are lucky they may come to you in the long term, but i would recommend hitting up all the online stores, Loot, OLX, Gumtree, Takealot, Bidorbuy etc. Start small aim big, if you can get volume sales going(not sure on your pricing model) then going it yourself so to speak can be a good idea.

    All the bes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noretjvr View Post
    yes we have it in 2 shops and a few online stores as well.
    Great. I would still not go near the chain stores.
    How easily someone is offended is directly proportional to how stupid they are.
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    cool thanks, yes we are on takealot (very good sales) bid or buy and OLX and Gumtree not so much, but will see how I can boost my ads, and I will also try Loot as well.

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