My name is Selvakumar and you can address me Selva in short. I have been following many model kits around the world and am very excited to enter into this venture. I currently live in India, a city called Pune which is 150 KM away from Mumbai which is India’s financial capital. Fortunately or Unfortunately we don’t have hobby shops which is into miniature models. Lot of people are not aware of these stuffs or don’t have a chance to create their passion on assembling model aircrafts.
Its been a dream of mine to come up with a miniature shop to create awareness and try to educate people in india about assembling different kinds of model kits. I have been following different manufacturer’s models and they are really great in detail. Unfortunately there is no supplier or a distributor in India where i can get these supplies and this is the main reason to write to you guys.
I hope you will understand my plan in a true spirit and help me to guide and suggest further.
Please find my plan of action and help required.
1. I don’t intend to open a shop at the first place to avoid any capital expenditure which will lead me to loss IF the venture not gonna kick off.
2. I intend to promote through media and visit people who are really passionate and market the models i bring in India.
3. Through network, i would be setting up a one day open shop in multiple residential societies to shows case the models and create awareness.
4. Once i have enough products supplied, would open up a lounge where people can come and spend time to assemble models, chat with other enthusiasts.
In order to execute my plan, i am writing such emails to many of the other model kit manufacturers as well to get an input and their acceptance to supply model kits.
Pricing: In India cost of a product plays a vital role. I can’t keep each piece on a higher price which will loose the interest of the people who would like to buy. Indeed, i need to start with lower pricing and develop the interest. Fortunately there are no shops in India as well in Pune, where i live hence its a great opportunity to accelerate.
Geographically, Pune is one of the top IT (Information Technology) city with lot many young IT professionals work here. More over we have a Sukhoi 30 regiment stationed here and it is an treat to watch every day morning those Su30’s roaring up in the sky.
Help and Suggestion
For the beginning am looking for a very limited supply of basic models which could cost lesser. Since its my venture, if you can help me with good discounts or compliments will be highly appreciated as well.
This is my initial email am writing to many of the other model kit manufacturers/dealers/distributors.