Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Identifying Designer Handbags : How to Spot a Fake Kate Spade Purse

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Top 10 Questions to Ask before Purchasing a Designer Handbag Online

Okay so you've spotted that beautiful Gucci handbag you saw at the mall on an online store. And the price is great too. However you've never bought online before and wonder what questions to ask the sales rep when you speak to them on the phone or email.

Below are the top 10 questions you should ask them and if you're not satisfied with their response, please walk on by.

1. Are your handbags Authentic?

2. What are the return, exchange, refund policies?

3. What should I do if I still don't receive my order after the estimated delivery time frame provided by you?

4. What if the shipment is lost or missing?

5. What if I receive a defected bag?

6. What about custom tax or duty? Will I be charged for ordering from you?

7. You don't have the bag I am looking for; can you source it for me?

8. Is there a limit to how many products I can order?

9. I've read everything in your FAQ, and still can't find the answer to my question.

10.  Is your site secure for me to order from?

So there you have it. 10 questions I believe you should ask yourself and the online firm you want to make a purchase from. It'll be worth the effort in the long run.

Happy Shopping! 

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

5 Things to Consider Before Starting Your Online Designer Handbag Business

So you love designer handbags? No one's disputing that. All we have to do is look in your wardrobe and stare in wonder at the various shapes, sizes, textures, colors and brands of designer handbags and wallets you have in there. Prada, Fendi, Gucci, Balenciaga, Miu Miu, Christian Dior...If it can be named, then its somewhere in your wardrobe.

But that's not enough. You want to step up to the plate and share your love for designer handbags with other people by starting an online business.

I congratulate your entrepreneurial aspiration and can assure that it can be quite profitable. However before you step out of your comfort zone and begin walking on water, I'd like you to consider the following.

1. Make sure there is a Hungry market - No use stocking and selling designer handbags that no one wants to buy. Yes, we know that special purple check clutch bag you bought from a designer store in downtown Tennessee while on holiday gets you stares whenever you go to a party.

However it might not necessarily appeal to a mass market when you sell it on your online store. So do some research and find out what styles are hot and are selling. You're in business first and foremost to make a profit and not to be cool.

2. Find a supplier for the items you want to sell - Hopefully you're in this for the long run so you'll want to find a supplier that has a variety of the handbags you want to sell. Your supplier should also be someone you can chat with and seek industry/product advice from. Also ensure the price you are charged allows you to make a profit and stay competitive.

3. Build your website ... fast and furiously - why fast and furiously? Because its at this stage that we all want to become all artistic and creative. I can assure you that some of the most ugly, unfriendly, full of copy websites out there are great money makers. Also there is something else you want to focus your attention and energy, time and money on and you cant do that until your website is up and ready.

A few necessities for your website will include a shopping cart to process orders, a merchant account to accept credit card payments, a disclaimer page, FAQ section, a little bit about you, a contact us page and you're more than ready to rock and roll.

4. Drive traffic to your website - Now this skill is what seperates the wannabes from the true pros online. Your ability to send traffic to your website. What's the use of having the best website on the planet if no one's going to visit. A few thing you can do to drive traffic include

- PPC - Pay Per Click advertising which is basically advertising on the major search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing. People click on your ad and voila! They arrive on your website

- Advertising on comparison sites like pricegrabber, Nextag, Google shopping etc

- Article marketing - post an article related to designer handbags or fashion on one of the article directories. I would recommend or Place a little bio about yourself at the bottom of the article. When someone finishes reading your article, if they like what they see, they can click on the link in the bio at the bottom of your article which will lead them to your home page or any page you desire.

And there are other ways to drive traffic to your website. Don't forget word of mouth.

5. Take care of Your Customers - Some people think because they're online, it gives them the right to treat their customers like kitchen rags. No Ma'am. It very easy for your firm to be reported to an established authority who could black list your firm.

Also angry customers could post poisonous comments about your website on blogs, youtube, forums etc You get the picture. Treat them well and they'll become evangelists for your business. If you're not ready to treat them well...matter of fact treat them with excellence, then don't step into the ring.

So there you have it. 5 Things I think you should seriously consider before starting your own luxury designer business online. Did I miss anything? Please feel free to include your comments at the bottom.

Have a great day

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Why do Girls Love Authentic Gucci Handbags?

When you think of or see a woman carrying a Gucci handbag what impression does she leave with you? A woman with class, sophistication and style. When you purchase your next Authentic Gucci Shoulder handbag and attend a public function with loads of people, do pay attention to the looks of the people around you when you sashay into the room with your Gucci Sukey Large Tote Bag or Gucci Pelham handbag. In the faces of the women in the room, you will detect envy and the men will slowly gravitate towards you.

A Gucci handbag is not just a simple leather embroidered carrier item necessary for the containment of girlie items like toiletries, make-up and spare change.

No girlfriend!

An authentic designer Gucci handbag speaks volumes about you and implies that you are a lady of style, sophistication and class. However, you might be thinking that having a genuine handbag is outside your reach. You might be wondering if you need to go into hibernation like a Polar Bear while you count your nickels and quarters till you get to that magical day when you’ve saved enough to buy your own authentic designer handbag.

You don’t have to suffer in the name of looking good. There is a little secret I would like to share with you. You can have your very own authentic Gucci handbag without blowing a hole in your finances the size of the Grand Canyon!

There are many websites online that sell authentic designer handbags from registered and reputable wholesalers.

How is this possible?

There are many reasons but one of the most obvious is LOW-OVERHEADS.

Try and get a customer rep to call you on the phone. Send an email on their contact us page (if they have one and if they don't, your warning lights should start blinking), enquire if they have the bag you want in stock as the last thing you want is to pay for an item and find out its out of stock.

Endeavour to go to a Gucci boutique or store to see and touch the bag you want to buy online. Sometimes the images you see on online stores do a disservice to the Gucci bags in terms of size and color.

Try and get a good deal but if its too good too be true, then it probably is.

Let us know a recent or memorable Gucci bag 'episode' you have had.

Have a great day