Like most people I’ve spent every lockdown shopping on the internet; everything from dummies for my toddler to makeup and clothes and even our food shop. I’ve missed going outside, mainly because I’m having to shield at home. I’ve become so annoyed at the high cost of items that don’t necessarily need to cost so much money. Now more than ever people still want to feel good and want the “boost” that comes with buying physical items. With the current state of most peoples finances due to Covid I’ve noticed that friends and family who have been left worse off that before the virus started are still want to buy items but don’t want the hefty markup price.
I’ve been able to find a lot of the same items friends and family (and even myself) want to buy at half the cost (and at times even less). I can save people money whilst still not compromising on the quality they’re looking for. Usually I’ve been able to find the same item they want even though it may take a day or two to scour the internet to find it in the not so usual places for general public. I want to extend on that, and offer it up to a wider group of people -the general public. I want to offer a good service, with good quality products and lower the price on what people can pay whilst still making some profit.
For example a friend wanted a cosmetic case she had seen but it was £50 on a particular store and it could only be found in one other place in the Uk. I managed to find the exact item, at a quarter of the cost. I want to be able to pass savings to people whilst still making a small profit to be able to put money back into the business and obtain more stock.
The items I’m hoping to offer is general cosmetic accessories, and a small amount of clothing to start with and expand from there.