As some of you may know, back in January/February last year, I began working towards starting up a new business. It took a lot longer than I had been hoping to get suppliers on board, but in February this year, the website has finally gone live!
You can now buy skateboards online at Skate-Parts.Com, my new business website, I’m also offering free delivery!
At the moment the range I am stocking is limited, currently I am offering the full range of Carver Skateboards (a unique longboard design that carves like a surfboard) and Early Skateboards (downhill racing longboards), along with a variety of accessories from them and other brands. I am hoping to gradually expand this over the coming year in pretty much all areas.
At the moment, aside from the Carver and Early ranges, I also stock a variety of:
- Complete skateboards (only brands on the website currently are Early and Carver, but more will be up soon)
- Skateboard bearings
- Skateboard trucks
- Skateboard decks
- Skateboard wheels
- Truck riser pads
- Hardware (bolts, kingpins, axle nuts etc.)
- Skateboard tools
- Safety gear (helmets, elbow pads, knee pads etc.)
- Clothing (from the brands I stock, if available)
Admittedly I don’t really have time to run another business, but we’ll see how it goes. So far it’s proving to be very interesting to learn and adapt my knowledge from a service based business to a product based business.
It actually started as an idea because there seemed to me to be a decent market for purchasing skateboards online, and it is useful to have a live website that I can use to test new Drupal functionality and modules on.
Normally I would do this solely on a test site, and I still do, but before offering a new feature to a client, not only can I test it through my test site, but I can put it in a live test on Skate-Parts.Com. This is great because it’s exactly the sort of environment that many of my clients have on their websites as well, so I can get an excellent idea of how it will impact them, based on how it impact’s my own site. In other words, I can test things in the sort of production environment they will actually be used in. The other bonus it offers is that it gives me an opportunity to practice my product photography without any pressure, which I am quite new to, so it is excellent for me to develop my skill there as well. It’s a win win win.
I’m actually really enjoying this new endeavour, and I’m looking forward to really developing it as a business. So if you are after any skateboard gear head over to Skate-Parts.Com, or even if you just feel like sharing the link love, I would appreciate any links you would like to give me!
Skate-Parts.Com can be found at:
On the web: http://skate-parts.com
On Twitter: http://twitter.com/skateparts
On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Brisbane-Australia/Skate-Parts/106962399330121
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