Interview With a Store Owner
Recently a replica handbags seller contacted me and clarified few policies he follows regarding payment methods. We agreed to extend our discussion to an interview. Check it out below, as I’m sure it will answer many of questions you might have.
What are the challenges of running a replica bags store?
Every bag seller wish to run their own bags site to get more business, but due to patent issues within a few months their site gets closed. All they can do is to start over with a new domain which mostly result in losing their old buyers, so nowadays many sellers are trying to do business through whatsapp by sending pics and prices. Gaining buyers trust is the real challenge.
How do you get customers to trust your store?
Yes, it is very difficult to gain buyers trust. If a seller or a store accepts only western union money transfer, then buyers feel they are not trust worthy, which is not really true. There may be very few fraudulent sellers, but other honest sellers keep on doing business well by sending orders on time. Some buyers follows replica bags blogs to see if there is any seller name mentioning as trustworthy and then they buy from them. Buyers should understand that NOT all are scammers, 98% sellers are honest. After all, online business is based on mutual trust.
Are replica bags made by few factories and then sold to stores or each store manufactures its own line of handbags?
There are different factories for different grades or quality of bags, its the factories who are selling to each store. Many sites publish that they are the manufacturers, which is not completely true. Very few factories have online stores.
Why some stores accept credit card payments, while
The stores who have less sales start accepting all means of payments like paypal & credit card to gain buyers trust, they also offer attractive gifts and low prices. In my experience I have seen 100’s of buyers complaining for not getting their orders even after paying with credit card on various sites. These buyers don’t know the reality that when a buyer pays with a credit card, the payment gateway credits the amount to seller only after 45 days, so only store owners wih deep pockets are able to ship orders as soon as the buyer pays and they are ready to wait 45 days to get the actual payment. Some sellers waits for 45 days to get credit card payment to their account and then ship order, but by that time buyer would have already done chargeback (transaction dispute) for not getting any shipment update. Its the western union payment buyers who actually help sellers by paying in cash and allow to ship orders on time. That’s why stores offer discounts for orders paid by Western Union for helping them to run their business smooth with positive cash flow. One more challenge is setting up a credit card payment gateway, which is very expensive. Not all sellers can afford, and its a big loss when gateway gets shutdown on getting frequent charge backs from buyers who just using credit card payment method to be on a safe side and can do charge back even for a small quality issue or if order reaches them on 7th day and not 5th day as seller told.
Please comment on price difference across stores. One can find same replica handbag model for as low as 150 USD or as high as 350 USD
Its the quality of bags which influence price difference, and every customer have its own opinion about whats best quality. There are different grades of bags and price varies for each grade. Some buyer asked me once: “I bought this bag
for $115 and its high quality, why your price is higher?”. Price difference is easy to spot and quality is somehow subjective.
How good are replica handbags
Replica handbags are really good, if you are buying the right quality, you can enjoy the replica bag just like an authentic, no one can find any difference.
Are there AAA Replica Handbags, or it’s just a marketing trick?
In reality the quality range goes like this: original leather quality > 1:1 > AAA
It means that AAA is the cheapest kind of replica.
Any advice to potential customers?
My advice is . . . not to treat all sellers as scammers just because someone had scammed you earlier. Like in every pond there are good & bad fish, just because of 1 or 2 bad fish, we cant call all fish in that pond as being bad ones. We are buying the best quality bags from different factories, and you can contact our sales team at [bagsreply AT gmail com], a honest worker, replies to each buyers queries neatly through mail or whatsapp. We accept only western union money transfer and offer tracking number within 48 hours of getting payment. We don’t have any store but well handle each buyer’s bag request by checking what she actually needs, makes them understand about the types of quality available, adjusts price as per order total, includes surprise gifts to make buyers happy.
Important: About credit cards payment method, I would like to explain a few points in hope it will make a credit card payment picture more clear.
Credit card payment in replica bags business is different because replica eCommerce website can’t get normal payment gateway and if we offer credit card payment method, bank charges very high transaction fees. Please have a look of the few merchants fees below http://www.gspay.com/few-facts-about-replica-merchant-accounts.php
If you have any other question, please comments and I’m sure this seller will gladly answer them.