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    Has internet shopping killed the local shop owner? (serious)

    In this day and age is it possible to open a shop and make it work or has internet shopping killed that?

    Ive been starting to work up a business plan with a few of my friends, who are all into sport nutrition. Im an engineering student with business, my other friends range from accountants to sports students.

    The plan is to open up a supplement shop in my town ( i no original). But i honestly see huge potential. My town has around 40,000 people in it. No other supplement shops. But it has 4 gyms, a rugby club, numerous soccer clubs. In my last few years of school ive seen people increasingly start to take protein. So I definetly reckon there is a market for it.

    The only problem i see is that personally, if I am going to buy protein, i automatically think I can get it cheaper online so I buy offline.

    SO with online being able to sell it cheaper, would I just end up going bust?
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    some ppl dont have bank accounts/credit cards, also underage kids buy at supplement shops.

    You will get plenty of buisness.
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    everybody knows/thinks GNC is a huge ripoff and as you can see just visiting this bb forum, most people order their supps online and only go to the store when they HAVE to.


    get a diff plan
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    Originally Posted by lordsess24 View Post
    some ppl dont have bank accounts/credit cards, also underage kids buy at supplement shops.

    You will get plenty of buisness.
    x2 plus people like the convenience of going down the road and getting there. not having to worry about shipping and u get it fast.
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    atleast u dont have to rent porn anymore like back in the day
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    ive seen sites charging tax now so i believe eventually the local ecomony will benefit from that (people will go back to shopping at stores more because they have to pay tax online). atleast thats what we are hopeing
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    If there was a store that wasn't lame like GNC and wasn't overpriced I would definetly shop there.

    You may want to come up with other ideas to get people in the door.....How about selling 6 packs?!??
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    Originally Posted by bigmane123 View Post
    atleast u dont have to rent porn anymore like back in the day
    u owe me reps fool
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    i very seldom purchase things on the internet

    I'd rather waste 5$ in gas to drive there, and get it that day than pay 5$ in shipping, and wait a week
    I actually live in South Florida

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    Originally Posted by SWOLE PLAYA View Post
    everybody knows/thinks GNC is a huge ripoff and as you can see just visiting this bb forum, most people order their supps online and only go to the store when they HAVE to.


    get a diff plan
    See That what i believe the hsops are arip off but look at gnc its still around.

    The benefit in my direction is that there are maybe only handful of supplement shops in my country. From research theres only around 25.

    I am part of the united kingdom but the majority of supplement shops operate from the mainland of united kingdom, thus charge a lot of shipping to Northern Ireland. I know that If, I had a supplement shop were i lived, i would for the sake of handiness buy from it at times. Its just wondering if i could get the right prices in bulk.

    The plan is also to offer, nutrition advice, provide workout plans for a small fee etc. Which could help promote business.
    Strength, size, power and speed arent achievable without dedication, focus and determination.


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