|Posted by Lilly on June 21, 2012 at 12:50 AM|
Even though I've selected my Italian Ice wholesaler already, I was doing some thinking about the costs of using this supplier versus using others. And I came to a crazy revelation that I just had to share. If you're able to find a supplier who offers anything like what I'm about to disclose, jump on it and never let them go!
My supplier, Famous Italian Ices, is running a promotion for this entire season, which I believe it also did last year, and may be their permanent practice. It's insane. And I certainly welcome others to tell me that I have interpreted the program wrong. But, until then, here goes.
The beauty of this is that the free bucket Famous Italian Ice gives me, once sold, covers the cost of the first 5 buckets I bought. I once wrote that it was like giving me a free $100 bill. But it's also like buying all my stock free. Then, not only does it cover the cost of the first 5 buckets, but I end up ahead of the game by an additional $25.
The next time I walk in to buy my next set of 5 buckets, they give me another 6th tub FREE. This leaves me again not having spent a penny on new stock, and up now by $50. In essence, Famous is paying me for selling their product! And this just goes on and on. I never invest my own money into buying inventory! And my revenue keeps growing by $25 infinitely. Where else can you find such an amazing business practice?
Now, let me add the little cherry on top. Famous will also pay me $1 for every clean plastic tub I bring back to them for their recycling program. So, for every 5 buckets, they pay me $5 when I return them. And they even pay me that $1 on that 6th bucket of Italian Ice I already got from them for FREE! So, really my revenue grows by $31 infinitely. There is no limit on the number of buckets I can buy in this promotion. Even if their ice were the worst tasting product on the planet, I'd have to use them as my wholesaler! I would be out of my business mind not to. Yes, I realize that's an exaggeration, as horrible ice wouldn't sell. But the actuality is that I absolutely love their ice, and it's one of the only wholesalers I found that uses all natural ingredients.
If you've been contemplating which wholesaler to use, I suggest you run the numbers for yourself to see if this program works for you. I am fortunate enough that I can drive to their location and buy my Italian Ice whenever I need it. But, of course, shipping will change things a bit. Still, if you're not having the product shipped too far and if you're not using cold storage, this promotion may set you farther ahead than any other wholesaler possibly could.