MadeInEssex.co – to spread happiness and goodwill to all man kind (+ sell some awesome clothes!) Born from frustration and anger and unhappiness – born to give the world the opposite – love and not hate. Mother and father of the website and business: eBay and Amazon. Sick and tired of leading life as a slave and abused child of eBay and Amazon, I thought I’d start my own website – home to amazing things to buy – a great place for customers – where the customer is king – but where this does NOT mean the seller is a slave that can be abused and kicked about.
At MadeInEssex.co, the sellers has rights and can appeal any decisions it doesn’t like and be decided on by an independent jury. The jury will be selected fellow sellers and customers. (More about this will come later.)
The customer is why are here. BUT, flipping BUT, we can ONLY be here because of the sellers. We shouldn’t punish unjustly. If something goes wrong, then it should have proportionate punishment – not be banned for a small accident.
This doesn’t mean sellers can be criminals and give bad service and products! Such sellers will be removed – quickly. We’re just saying, it needs to be a level playing field.
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Made in Essex: match making for sellers & models.
Succinctly, that’s it. But, there so much more in the detail.
If you’re a seller: all you need to know is that you can sell your items – with the smallest amount of work.
If you’re a model: 5 minutes of work and telling your friends could make you £100 (or £1000 – or more!).
You don’t need to read more – that’s it – the rest is just detail for boring old people.
Made in Essex: add in eBay, Etsy Amazon – mix well, shake a little, now add social media, a splash of Facebook, a dash of Instgram, a pinch of Pinterest and give it a good shake and Tumblr, finally garnish with Youtube. (You can add Google+ for taste if you like.)
Result: Made in Essex website.
We’ll be a home to small retailers (large ones welcome as well). Show what you have to sell to the world – sell and get paid direct to you.
We’ll be home to young (and old) fashion designers – maybe you’re new to the world and just starting out – we’ll showcase and sell what you have to sell.
Or heck, you’re a completely new startup – mum at home or a student or a market trader – we’ll sell for you as well.
Our Promise: the MOST simple and non complex way to list. Just a few mouse clicks and you’ve listed on our website and selling to the world..
Whether you’re a niche selling pure couture pieces made to order, or a big whopping fish in fashion retail – we can be a home for you.
Sellers: sign up and be part of our future. Once signed up, you can list your own items + manage your listings and maintain stock – sales revenue will go direct to you – we will charge a 5% commission on sales at the end of every month.
Models: we need big, small, thin, fat, ultra skinny, short, tall, large, black, white, yellow, brown – the only requirement is that you can flaunt – show off and tell the buyer what you think (the good and the bad). Wear the clothing and take pics – no professionals needed – use your smartphone – that’ll do fine. If you’re brave (not essential) give us a 30 second break down on what you think – love it or hate it – tell us what you really think. Time taken: 5 minutes.
We’ll use your pics and video for our listings. You then have a mission to promote and promote – even if it’s just to your friends – Facebook it, Twitter it – is Instagram Smash it! When a sale is made, you get 5% of the profit. So, if an item gives a profit of £20, you get £1. If it sells 100 times, you’ve made £100! (We have items that have sold 1000’s of just one item. So, there’s potential – real potential.)
Marriage made in Heaven: sign up as a model and browse the secret ‘pre-catalogue’ (not for public viewing). Our sellers will have pieces ready for you. Choose what you’d like to model. Send in some pics of yourself + a sample video would be good if you have. The seller will be notified. If they like you, then they’ll send the item to you to model and give pics + video if you can. The item will be listed for sale – you’ll both end up making money – lots of it – well, that’s the plan anyway.