- Are you interested in growing the DIY e-board industry?
- Are you a motivated person with an entrepreneurial spirit?
- Are you interested in establishing a secondary income stream?
As it currently stands I don’t have anyone reselling enertion products anywhere in the world… mainly because I didn’t structure my business to work that way & mostly because the people who have contacted me so far have never backed up their intentions with actions. This is probably also due to the fact that I didn’t have any framework in place for people to understand how they might proceed.
Since the state of California has now made electric skateboards legal this industry will begin to rapidly grow. More & More people will want high performance, custom made eboards to make their daily movements more efficient. The DIY electric skateboard will eventually become the normal way people acquire an electric skateboard. Of course people will still buy the pre-built in-a-box options but eventually people will realise they can get a better product with better performance if they have it custom made to suit their individual needs. Just like now, if you are enthusiastic about skateboards you buy parts and make your own skateboard, with the deck you like & wheels you like. Eboards will be exactly the same.
The enertion brand is going from strength to strength and I have been focusing all of my attention towards making reliable & professional grade components that have really low failure rates. I think people can see this in our products and they now associate the enertion brand with quality. But not everyone has the skills to build their own rig and there are many people who simply don’t want to order parts from across the other side of the globe and risk the problem of not being able to build the board when they get the parts.
So I have been thinking of ways to enable a B2B cooperation with keen builders across the globe. After careful consideration I think there are three steps to getting involved with the enertion brand if you are serious about making some cash doing what you love.
》STAGE1. Become an “Enertion Certified Eboard Builder”. Someone who builds custom-made boards for my website customers. Example. Someone in the states buys gear from me and then can’t work out how to install it. So they go to you and pay a “build fee” based on the hours of work you do.
This is the starting point if you are interested in becoming involved with enertion, as there is little risk or financial investment on your behalf. It’s also probably a good way to see how things naturally evolve. You can learn what products you like best and become more knowledgeable at a steady pace. But you don’t make money from selling my products and I’m still offering the customer the support & warranty. You just build boards for people and charge them an hourly rate.
IMPORTANT: To become certified you need to build an electric skateboard for yourself… using mostly enertion parts. It needs to be a quality build! You need to document the build process and create a build thread here: www.electric-skateboard.builders showing your handy work. I will use the build thread to evaluate your skillz & if I like what I see I will certify you as an official “enertion eboard builder” I will promote you and your business on our website which gets well over 20K of hits per month from people looking to buy/make an eboard. I’ll also email our customer base advertising your services.
Being an Enertion Certified Builder you are also expected to get involved with the community here at www.electric-skateboard.builders and help people with the questions they post… which turns out to be a great way to promote your services to people who run into problems.
》STAGE 2. Become an “Enertion Certified Builder & Reseller” This is when a customer wants you to do the whole build for them. You buy the parts from me after they have paid you a deposit. The customer is yours and they don’t buy anything directly from me. You now offer the support directly to the customer. You communicate with me if there are problems. I give you a discount code so you make some profit on the parts you resell & you also charge a build fee based on the hours you spent.
This option has minimal risk also. It is also probably better for the customer as they deal with a local expert from start to finish to get the build they want. You become a one-stop-shop. But you can’t do this if you don’t prove yourself with option one first. I would also start advertising you as a “Enertion Certified Builder & Parts Reseller” on a special page on my website which will generate lots of leads. Now it’s up to you to see if you can build some really nice boards and build a reputation. If you can’t succeed at Option 1. Option 2 is not a good idea.
》STAGE 3. You are a “Certified Enertion Stockists”. You have most things in stock ready to sell or use in customer builds etc. You must buy parts in bulk from Enertion as there are minimum order quantities set by me. Your profit margin scales up with your order size, the more gear you sell the more profits you can make. This option is available if you are successful with option 2. There is more money to be made for you and more risk. As I like to say…You need to put your money where you mouth is!
NOTE: To reach level 3 you must progress through each stage starting from level 1.
If you are interested let me know your thoughts?