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swallowtail

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Try the local Eco-marche or supermarket, we have spotted many adverts being pinned to boards both inside & out. Also look out for any local free newspapers - or ask the local Immobilier if you can leave cards there. New house, maybe new curtains?
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... making up people's own fabric, for English clients all over France.

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Just a thought, but wouldn't the postage/parcel costs be horrendous if material was being sent to you and you are then returning the finished article to the customer?

Sue

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Sorry to be a downer, but, have you done the maths?

Let us assume that there are 150.000 English-speaking households in France and let us assume that 25% of them need curtains (37.500) and that 50% of them (18.750) can't make them themselves, plus 50% of the remainder can get them in the UK (leaving 9375 potential customers in the whole of France). Let's now assume that 50% of them have no money (4688) and half of them can go to the shop down the road to get them you have a little more than 2300 potential clients - in France. You have yet to decide on your marketing methods, but if you scattergun the original 150.000 (allow 150.000€), and you get a very good (and unlikely) 2% order rate, then you will need to earn over 3200€ from each client to pay for the advertising, plus 130€ from each client to pay for your cotistations (remember that this is profit, not income), before you can pay yourself anything........

 

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Swallowtail, a friend in this area does curtain making and soft furnishings and has a nice little business going. We like having curtains - it stops the hollow sound in the room !

I would suggest you tout your wares and services in an area closer to home, say within one or two hours drive. You can either deliver or insist that the customer come to you. Or compromise. But I think with the cost of postage or by carrier, it will become rather expensive.
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