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Mod Balance said:
We don't have much control over the prices, they're set by our Merchandise Store Provider. However, I've seen the production costs and it's quite high because they're bespoke. They're also fully stitched, and have RuneScape taping in them!

I can understand that the price is higher than other items but it's a premium item at the end of the day!


You have a web development team!

Why did you all outsource a merc* store to a third party?

Make it in house and pass the savings onto US!
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14-Aug-2015 14:07:02

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Mod Kalaya said:
Copyright said:

You have a web development team!

Why did you all outsource a merc* store to a third party?

Make it in house and pass the savings onto US!


Hey,

Running a merc* store is much, much more than just having a website :) Creating the stock, obtaining and storing that stock, organising dispatch and returns, and more is all outside of our area of expertise, and would be less cost-effective than using a provider.


I would write out a full reply for this but it would just be ignored or instantly shot down.

This is a long term solution, when you have more items and when the income from the store can sustain itself. (Probably could now with some items having extreme prices)
This will then allow lower prices which opens the market open to more players generating more business.

A little research into this would show that in fact it's not as hard as it seems although yes storage being potentially the biggest problem. This could all be phased too, so no country is missed. Europe being the easiest to start with before expanding and finally closing the third party store.

There's a ton of modules for e-commerce which would allow you to stock keep if the web team are unable to create their own, which would all be web based too.
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14-Aug-2015 18:56:21 - Last edited on 14-Aug-2015 18:57:44 by Copyright

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