Chemicals

Discussion in '► Sponsor Request Forum' started by jades, 20 Feb 2012.

  1. jades

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    Heres an idea, what if the sponsors bought bulk chemicals we need for our marine tanks, re-branded them and then sold them to us? Things like Calcium Chloride & Magnesium Chloride. It would be easier to get a nice neat 1kg container of calcium chloride from one of the sponsors with their name on the side, than harassing chem companies, who will only sell in bulk.
     
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    we have been doing this for years.......however with branded high end additives like seachem and brightwell being so well priced, we have slowly been phasing out our own range of supplements......packaging sells im afraid, and to package, get an attractive label. bottle etc etc.....you end up with between a R10 and R15 profit per bottle......rather not go through the effort and sell a branded range for R 20 more than my own product and make the same profit:biggrin:
     
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    Ahha, that explains that. I've been using the seachem supplements, and will keep on using them. Thanks!
     
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    Marco and Henk are correct - Top quality raw products repacked compete well with well known brands. So to repack and market an unknown product against a well known brand at the same price is not good business. Shops would rather spend that effort and time into better service, cleaner shop, marketing, etc..
     
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