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Aloe Vera Tips & Solutions, Issue #033 - Sarita's Aloe Vera Plants for Sale
September 01, 2014
Aloe Vera Tips & Solutions
monthly newsletter/ezine of
Taking Care of Ourselves - Sarita's Aloe Vera Plants for Sale
Let me tell you about Sarita's aloe plants for sale. This is a single woman in India who found my website and wrote to me - with photos - to show me a roof full of plants - thousands of them - that she has for sale! She would like to sell them internationally via the internet, but needs some good advice and guidance. Perhaps a partnership.
I think there is a real need for a good source of live aloe vera plants, as I have had numerous requests from visitors to this site, asking where they can find aloe vera plants for sale. It is hard to find them for sale just anywhere, particularly large, healthy plants such as Sarita's photos show she has.
In fact, I have rather given up asking plant stores, or departments, such as at Home Depot, because they generally say that aloe vera don't sell well, because so many people already have them. I advise inquirers to ask around among their friends and contacts, hoping to find at least a plant or two that way. (Perhaps I should encourage them to place WANTED ads on classified ad sites, as well).
However, as I was researching on Sarita's behalf about how to ship her large aloe vera plants internationally, I learned that FedEx, for example, refuses to ship live plants at all. Apparently, some countries won't accept shipments of live plants from other countries.
Some people report that they can ship via USPS (USA) or their postal system. Canada Post has complicated rules about what is prohibited, for shipping, but aloe vera plants are not on that list. There is contact information though, on the Canada Post website to confirm it.
Obviously, it will take some determination to press ahead.
Sarita strikes me as a capable and determined woman. She is single, living with her parents, and makes herself solely responsible for all those aloe vera plants on the roof, plus about 45 cats. She says she is willing to learn whatever she needs to know or learn to do this.
At present she is caring for her parents, but we know that's not forever. She will need to support herself. And all those cats! Are you willing to step in with some helpful suggestions? Maybe some good contacts? That would be much appreciated!
If you can help at all please let me know via... my Contact form
I've put up a web page with this information, plus seven photos that Sarita sent me to give a better impression of the size and numbers of her aloe vera plants for sale. You can check out Sarita's Aloe Plants for Sale. I think you may be well-impressed.
A Practical Tip/Solution - How to Sell Your Aloe Vera Plants
If you have aloe vera plants, you may be wondering how to go about selling your aloe vera plants, much as I did when I was my parents' live-in-caregiver. I had filled the sunroom with about 75 pots and pails full of aloe vera plants, and though I was sometimes able to sell one or two at the door, I often pondered on the steps to take to sell them via the internet.
Besides having to give up most of those plants, and losing some to frost in my own little house's porch, I have given up that idea. I have too many other jobs and projects on the go. However, I can share some of my research with you to give you a starting point.
1. If you have aloe vera plants to sell, I think the very first thing you need is a good website about them. That will open doors for you around the world. Of course, it needs to be properly promoted so that people do, in fact, find your website and discover your products.
2. Your website needs to have a good order-taking method in place. The more automated it can be the better. A PayPal account is the most basic method, but if you can afford to set up a merchant account, so that you can accept a variety of credit card payments - that is better.
3. You need to work out your shipping methods, packing materials, and policies. In the case of plants, that can be complicated by the laws of some countries that do not allow plants to be shipped into their country, for fear of rogue weed seeds and viruses, etc. that may come in on the soil or roots of live plants. Some countries allow live plants as long as you have washed the roots bare. All this can be a headache, but if you persevere, you should be able to manage, as some companies do.
4. Lastly, you would need to become quite discerning and persistent at advertising and promotional work. A good website is a great help, but there are many other things to do to keep your product before the eyes of potential buyers. It needs to be a part of your business efforts for as long as you continue in business.
I hope this doesn't discourage you, but excites and challenges you - if you are not afraid of work.
I Recommend - Payza
Some people have problems with PayPal and want an alternative. Even if you get along fine with PayPal, it doesn't hurt to get an account with another similar company, that seems to reach into many countries that PayPal will not deal with. This company is "Payza".
Not only is it free to sign up with Payza for an account, you can you use Payza to send or receive money more globally than with PayPal, AND you can receive monetary rewards if others sign up from your recommendation link, and begin to use Payza for financial transactions.
Sign up with Payza today. Try it out; you never know when you may need it.
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CONTACT INFO: Ruth Marlene Friesen (306)856-7785
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