Wild Dog Adventure Riding

General => General Bike Related Banter => Topic started by: KiLRoy on October 19, 2012, 12:44:35 pm

Title: Wilddog Shop
Post by: KiLRoy on October 19, 2012, 12:44:35 pm
Planning to re-introduce a better functioning WD shop and sourcing better and cheaper products

planning to run a fully fledged online shop with capable distribution capabilities centrally. Will still cater for wholesale stock to be carried by some of our vendors. Got a dedicated person to look after this now.  She is real close to where I stay in centurion.

need advice from you okes ito:

1. Best online ordering and payment system - willing to buy.  May need someone to set it up or outsource it completely. Need to cater for different types of payment methods
2. Need a signage coy to do all our stickers - old designs and new ones - incl our reflective paws
3. Need vendors to supply MX style branded riding shirts
4. We are ok with t-shirts, caps, beanies and buffs - vendor is good.  Will bring out a different WD t-shirt each year. will work on a model to include our vendors logos ito sponsorship on the shirts
5. Need your advice on what you would like to get branded from the shop.  What WD items would you want us to carry

Preferable if the suppliers are in the Centurion area, or bigger J0-burg area its easier to co-ordinate

What do you think?
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Gérrard on October 19, 2012, 01:11:08 pm
 :thumleft: The WD cap of a few years ago. I saw that Jules has the one I'm taliking about.
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: CoolBreeze on October 19, 2012, 01:12:24 pm
I would certainly buy stuff if it is easy to buy online, i would like to get some stickers and a T-shirt to start of with.
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Vis Arend on October 19, 2012, 01:17:24 pm
Good idea, I will support.   :deal:
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: garye on October 19, 2012, 02:49:03 pm
Great idea. I will support online shopping.
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Old fart on October 19, 2012, 02:51:07 pm
I will supprt online shopping. Still looking for 2 buffs!!
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: mox on October 19, 2012, 02:53:45 pm
Caps, riding shirts, stickers and if possible a 'buff' type thingy. Will certainly be a customer!
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on October 19, 2012, 02:57:11 pm
check out shopify  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Icemann on October 19, 2012, 03:05:43 pm
:3some:  :thumleft: clothing, stickers and how about the possibility of a central point for WD's second hand goods with the shop taking a commission and doing the shipping?  :peepwall:
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Geotraveller on October 19, 2012, 03:45:13 pm
Is DocKLR a vendor/ He makes cool MX jerseys.
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Grantve on October 19, 2012, 04:05:03 pm
PM sent
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Fearless on October 19, 2012, 05:09:44 pm
I'm silently and obediently awaiting your reply o great and sober one!
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Hinksding on October 19, 2012, 05:17:09 pm
Cool idea, merchandise will go like clappers :thumleft:
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Tweets on October 19, 2012, 05:39:36 pm
I want to see this happen. Taalk is cheap.  Also pricing is very important. NO Rip off prices like R 30.00 or R 40.00 for a paw sticker when it costs R 5.60 to make a whole string of 5, eventually costing R 1.00 something each.  Its issues like these that make us go do our own thing for a fraction of the price.

 
 
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Gypsybaron on October 19, 2012, 05:58:02 pm
@tweets:
+1 on the ripoff prices, a place I worked at (long time ago) had a sliding scale price structure; items of little value eg the stickers had a bigger markup than more expensive stuff. Lets say a single sticker costs R2.50, you can put a 300% markup giving R10. On a shirt costing R90, it would be stupid to try that (R360 for a t-shirt is too much, even if it's signed personally by Alfie Cox ;) ) so a 50% markup is about the maximum reasonable rate (R135)

Then we might also be interested in drimac-type jackets for the evenings around the fire, caps, beanies, the usual stuff. How about a wild dog / wild bitch g-string? :imaposer:
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on October 19, 2012, 06:02:50 pm
My brother works for a company who makes MX shirts, buffs, designer helmets etc he does all the designs,

i will ask him to get in touch, I am sure they will be willing to supply the online shop with their latest stuff.. it's actually very nice. I just bought my son a hoodie.. looks cool.

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Old School Biker on October 19, 2012, 06:52:03 pm
Sweet stuff. Will definitely support if its affordable.
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on October 19, 2012, 07:06:46 pm
Kilroy - PM sent.
Cheers
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Jam on October 19, 2012, 07:37:22 pm
Take a look at Payfast.co.za to handle payments
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: subie on October 19, 2012, 07:57:19 pm
I want to see this happen. Taalk is cheap.  Also pricing is very important. NO Rip off prices like R 30.00 or R 40.00 for a paw sticker when it costs R 5.60 to make a whole string of 5, eventually costing R 1.00 something each.  Its issues like these that make us go do our own thing for a fraction of the price.

 
 

+1000
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: MarcovYken on October 19, 2012, 08:03:02 pm
Paypal??
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Gypsybaron on October 19, 2012, 10:53:18 pm
Paypal??


:imaposer:
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Odd Dog on October 20, 2012, 08:16:09 am
@tweets:
Then we might also be interested in drimac-type jackets for the evenings around the fire, caps, beanies, the usual stuff. How about a wild dog / wild bitch g-string? :imaposer:

With the size of some of us here you'll have to do g-ropes as well. ;)

Seriously, a great idea that I would support. Since joining this site I always wondered why this was'nt done.
Keep payments simple, the normal visa etc cc's.
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Pistonpete on October 20, 2012, 08:27:34 am
Guys....i can make almost anything....you name it. The problem is getting the goahead.
Btw.....decent stickers do not cost one rand.

Busy with some cool personalised stuff 8)
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Dogboxelectric on October 20, 2012, 08:36:32 am
Just an Idea, some guys might want a "Ride Specific" shirt with their names on, would be cool if you could design and order through WD shop, obviously it will have WD Branding which i think the guys would wear with pride. But like "2012 Border Run" with the participants names and the "PAW"
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Pistonpete on October 20, 2012, 08:39:48 am
Its all been spoken about....from official wd events to private..... :)
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Dogboxelectric on October 20, 2012, 12:29:37 pm
Its all been spoken about....from official wd events to private..... :)

Cool.
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Oetie on October 22, 2012, 12:45:05 pm
I want to see this happen. Taalk is cheap.  Also pricing is very important. NO Rip off prices like R 30.00 or R 40.00 for a paw sticker when it costs R 5.60 to make a whole string of 5, eventually costing R 1.00 something each.  Its issues like these that make us go do our own thing for a fraction of the price.

 
 

Used to run the shop and make the stickers, can tell you proper printed and reflective stickers does not cost what you reflect...

Payment suggestion, direct transfer, credit card and paypal online.

Good luck with this new venture.
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Firecoast on October 22, 2012, 12:49:51 pm
 :happy1:
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: punisher on October 22, 2012, 12:51:03 pm
 O0
Can we buy cigarettes. Direct aswell ?
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Malibu on October 22, 2012, 12:53:44 pm
Just to add... agree with the e-shop concept... but to stock...

I don't mind buying a t-shirt or a buff... and I think there is a place for the general stuff...

But, I think we also need to cater for the more technical fabrics and clothing... in my mind I'd rather take 2 moisture-wicking shirts on a trip and rinse one out every evening, leaving no space for WD t-shirts in the luggage...
BUT if we had WB branded First Assent stuff, I'd be really interested in that...

Just a thought...
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Major Tom on October 22, 2012, 12:59:39 pm
Still like the original buffs from around '06/'07. Any chance of getting any of those?
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Dirty Boy on October 22, 2012, 01:01:02 pm
Just to add... agree with the e-shop concept... but to stock...

I don't mind buying a t-shirt or a buff... and I think there is a place for the general stuff...

But, I think we also need to cater for the more technical fabrics and clothing... in my mind I'd rather take 2 moisture-wicking shirts on a trip and rinse one out every evening, leaving no space for WD t-shirts in the luggage...
BUT if we had WB branded First Assent stuff, I'd be really interested in that...

Just a thought...

 :thumleft: :thumleft: I agree, I would rather spend a little more for good quality technical gear.
Buy cheap, buy twice
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: iamgigglz on October 22, 2012, 01:04:12 pm
:thumleft: :thumleft: I agree, I would rather spend a little more for good quality technical gear.
Buy cheap, buy twice

+2
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: mox on October 22, 2012, 01:04:26 pm
Agree with malibu
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Jules on October 22, 2012, 01:05:26 pm
I will be able to assist with the Stickers etc,
I can sort the designs and have them manufactured at wholesale pricing.
I agree that the pricing needs to be realistic but we must also bear in mind that the proceeds are for the forum running costs, We have a great community here that costs us nothing.
Stickers are cheap but its the logistics etc that add to the price, I will get pricing and look at the best pricing structure to make it affordable.

what kinds of stickers would you buy?
what size and design would be best?

Jules
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Obelix2 on October 22, 2012, 01:06:41 pm
EFT is the easiest.
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: madmax on October 22, 2012, 01:08:37 pm
so long as the kit also caters to us small ultrathin anorexic ous
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Buddy on October 22, 2012, 01:09:44 pm
My feedback as requested;

1) Concept is great - yes I'd order.
2) Payment - I'd prefer to do a secure payment via credit card, otherwise I'd go to the bank and do a deposit and scan through proof of payment. Yes, I'm old fashioned and have been caught once, won't happen again.
3) Collection of goods - do I pay extra to get it from Centurion to Cape Town, or will it be available for collection from a local depot?

Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Chairman Meow on October 22, 2012, 01:11:52 pm
:thumleft: :thumleft: I agree, I would rather spend a little more for good quality technical gear.
Buy cheap, buy twice

+2

+3.......And regarding WD Prints ie shirts & tops..............Design wise........less is more.. :peepwall:
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Smoky on October 22, 2012, 01:12:34 pm
What about a wild dog backpack?
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: jaybiker on October 22, 2012, 01:12:58 pm
I'm a poor oke, so not in the market for designer jackets and stuff, but stickers and maybe a T shirt or cap if affordable.
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Mooch on October 22, 2012, 01:14:25 pm
I would definately be intersted in general merchandise from a central point. ( I am still waiting for 2 reflective stickers from Just Bike Tyre, and ordered and paid for them months ago...).
Agree with the decent quality suggestion too.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: robin800gs on October 22, 2012, 01:15:55 pm
i dont have anything constructive to add, but i would definatley support the shop
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on October 22, 2012, 01:16:35 pm
Just an Idea, some guys might want a "Ride Specific" shirt with their names on, would be cool if you could design and order through WD shop, obviously it will have WD Branding which i think the guys would wear with pride. But like "2012 Border Run" with the participants names and the "PAW"

THis is not a problem, when you sublimate a shirt you can personalise it..
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: RassieGS on October 22, 2012, 01:17:57 pm
Will support!
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Julz on October 22, 2012, 01:26:04 pm
Awesome Idea. You could let manufacturers advertise on it & take a com on sales. That way u don't sit with stock issues. As long as the WD branding complies with your CI. So you sit with a virtual shop & little overheads. Your web site must rock however.
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: PetrusB on October 22, 2012, 01:27:07 pm
Support online shopping. Can also look to use E-Bucks to buy if possible!
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Aquatic on October 22, 2012, 01:27:21 pm
Most probably not the biggest market, but prices, payment and postal options for international customers please?

Prices - no tax
payment - paypal or CC
postal - not sure here, but SA post office is a rip off!
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Buff on October 22, 2012, 01:27:37 pm
I'd just like to know why its taken you so long to get to this point? I think you're sitting on a little gold mine here and twiddling your thumbs instead of making money  :peepwall:

And Yes, I would support it.

Go check out www.hilux4x4.co.za and then mail Pieter and ask how he structured his online shop. He's a very resourceful and helpful fella  :thumleft: His shop started out as novelty goods and has expanded exponentially to include vehicle parts etc.
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Johnnie Bok on October 22, 2012, 01:29:42 pm
i dont have anything constructive to add, but i would definatley support the shop

+1
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Wildride on October 22, 2012, 01:38:34 pm
I want to see this happen. Taalk is cheap.  Also pricing is very important. NO Rip off prices like R 30.00 or R 40.00 for a paw sticker when it costs R 5.60 to make a whole string of 5, eventually costing R 1.00 something each.  Its issues like these that make us go do our own thing for a fraction of the price.

 
 

Used to run the shop and make the stickers, can tell you proper printed and reflective stickers does not cost what you reflect...

Payment suggestion, direct transfer, credit card and paypal online.

Good luck with this new venture.

+1 :thumright:

.... Reflective stickers are DEFINITELY NOT R1-00 each ....   :peepwall:

and IMHO the forum owner owns the brand and should be allowed to make a profit from his brand... its your choice whether you support the shop or not.
 ::)
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Ratt on October 22, 2012, 01:44:24 pm
 +1 for reasonable pricing
 +1 for cape-town depot

Exclusive to WD members

Help nie elke 2e poephol met 'n Vuka het 'n WD hemp omdat dit 'n biker ding is nie.
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Optimusprime on October 22, 2012, 01:51:49 pm
Definitely support online shop
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on October 22, 2012, 01:57:43 pm
I would support the shop - gratefully!

looked for stickers for a while.... and a buff..... and a shirt...... :thumleft:
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Cnegt on October 22, 2012, 02:00:58 pm
+1 for reasonable pricing
 +1 for cape-town depot

Exclusive to WD members

Help nie elke 2e poephol met 'n Vuka het 'n WD hemp omdat dit 'n biker ding is nie.

Don't take Vuka riders lightly - ever considered where you would be without a poephol???

Like the ideas - nothing new to add.
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: danielkamp on October 22, 2012, 02:14:58 pm
All great ideas and will definately support the online shop :thumleft:

Just asking, what about using a site like "Bid or Buy".... or is that to public.... :peepwall:
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: KiLRoy on October 22, 2012, 02:21:56 pm
Since we throwing some ideas around the following

1. what cut costs is sourcing things directly from suppliers - not through middlemen
2. postage is a major problem in SA - especially for smaller items like an envelope for stickers ---- need to brainstorm with this Post Office is unreliable, PostNet and couriers expensive
3. CC txs cuts from cost - take around 5% for us small okes.  this will be passed on if there is no other option --- ???
4. need to protect the brand  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Berty77 on October 22, 2012, 02:25:51 pm
Paypal, CC and EFT.
I'll support.
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: tHeIrishKid on October 22, 2012, 02:26:32 pm
I've been investigating for a while now, and have built a site recently. Ive tried them all and by far the best backend to use is Magenta. The are many systems on the market but this one it the tits.

I could explain why but I don't need to just go look, I've uploaded the backend to www.truthburn.com. go check it there.

The main reason I use this backend is because of the stock system. I can pull warehouse stock figures from all over the world with this one. Amazing. It can pull stock figures automatically from multiple warehouses and when stock is not available locally it will order from the international warehouse.

Pm if you need any more info.
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Snafu on October 22, 2012, 02:27:27 pm
I'd just like to know why its taken you so long to get to this point? I think you're sitting on a little gold mine here and twiddling your thumbs instead of making money  :peepwall:


We only noticed now, how others are making a huge profit on Wilddog branded stuff :P
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: KiLRoy on October 22, 2012, 02:30:07 pm
I've been investigating for a while now, and have built a site recently. Ive tried them all and by far the best backend to use is Magenta. The are many systems on the market but this one it the tits.

I could explain why but I don't need to just go look, I've uploaded the backend to www.truthburn.com. go check it there.

The main reason I use this backend is because of the stock system. I can pull warehouse stock figures from all over the world with this one. Amazing. It can pull stock figures automatically from multiple warehouses and when stock is not available locally it will order from the international warehouse.

Pm if you need any more info.

agree - do you use the community version?  is it difficult to run?  iow need a dev degree?  payment plug-ins for SA?

http://www.magentocommerce.com/product/community-edition
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: nemodakar on October 22, 2012, 02:36:17 pm
Brilliant idea, I support such a shop.

EFT for payment.
Good quality at a decent price.
Personalised windbreakers, caps and T-shirts etc.

Delivery..... I do not know.
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: jagter on October 22, 2012, 02:39:46 pm
Regarding setting up a shop:

A Joomla site, with virtuemart installed and integrated into Paypal is a very quick, free, and very easy way to get an online shop going. Paypal will then allow anyone to pay with a credit card. They don't even need to set up a paypal account.

http://www.joomla.org/
http://virtuemart.net/

I work in the online payment processing industry and in my personal opinion you're going to struggle to get an easier,cheaper,quicker solution.  Integrating into credit card gateways and some other web wallets is a lot of work, with a lot of room for mistakes.  


Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: KiLRoy on October 22, 2012, 02:48:41 pm
Regarding setting up a shop:

A Joomla site, with virtuemart installed and integrated into Paypal is a very quick, free, and very easy way to get an online shop going. Paypal will then allow anyone to pay with a credit card. They don't even need to set up a paypal account.

http://www.joomla.org/
http://virtuemart.net/

I work in the online payment processing industry and in my personal opinion you're going to struggle to get an easier,cheaper,quicker solution.  Integrating into credit card gateways and some other web wallets is a lot of work, with a lot of room for mistakes.  




makes sense - will it work on a magento platform too?  Pro's / cons?
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: jagter on October 22, 2012, 02:57:48 pm
Afraid I don't know anything about magneto.

But I guess the crux of my little story is 'go for paypal'  it's very quick and easy, and most online store packages already have modules available for paypal.  I work for a payment gateway (actualy for a few of them) and integrating into them is not always simple.

Whether you go for Joomla,Magneto,OpenCart,PrestaShop or any of the others is really up to you, in the end it's going to be pretty much a much of a muchness.  I have heard some good things about PrestaShop


Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Iron Shark on October 22, 2012, 03:35:45 pm
I think it's a brilliant idea, I support such a shop.

EFT for payment.

Good quality at a decent price.

Personalised wind breakers, caps, stickers, T-shirts, jackets etc.

Delivery via courier to a central person in an area or door to door...
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Angora Goat on October 22, 2012, 03:45:19 pm
I think it would be really good to support other bikers in this endevour.  There are at least 2 ways to do this.  1) Example - lets do all sticker kits from Bandit Signs -  Daryl is a legend and does a lot for our sport. 2) If you set up a platform then allow members to add their "services " (electricians, plumbers, etc) as products and take a commission from the referral business that ensues.  Money raised can cover costs of the platform and go towards races / prizes / sponsorships / social responsibility.
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: MINZI on October 22, 2012, 03:47:18 pm
I would support the online shop, maybe better than the other shops due to not always having stock.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Ratt on October 22, 2012, 04:13:13 pm
For every WD member that buys something, he gets a paw with. So if you gonna pay bit more for postage, you something extra. Just a thought. So if you want 3 stickers, buy 2 shirts and a cap. Free sticker per item basically.
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Oshkosh on October 22, 2012, 05:08:30 pm
Kilroy I have no problem supporting this endeavor, actually long time coming  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: BabyBeemer on October 22, 2012, 05:30:57 pm
I would support this. Easier and cheaper all round to do EFT's only? I would like to see good quality stuff at a reasonable price - stickers, buff, t-shirt, riding shirt etc.
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: dassie on October 22, 2012, 06:16:27 pm
Great idea

I would support if one can order online, or even with a PM to the vendor or someone online here.
Banking details can be made availeble, we can make a eft, the stuff could be posted
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Chris Wright on October 22, 2012, 07:08:15 pm
Will Support !
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Rock On on October 22, 2012, 07:23:20 pm
Great idea .... Definitely would support
 :biggrin:
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: meteldog on October 22, 2012, 08:44:20 pm
1. e-store/online catalogue where I can browse merchandise on offer and select
2. option to personalise
3. Delivery by courier (at a cost) or central point in major cities where I could collect from at no additional cost.

will definitely support..
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Gerry10 on October 22, 2012, 08:48:11 pm
Ek is redelik nuut op WD, en weet nie regtig wat daar is of was om aan te skaf nie.  Ek sou nogal graag 'n poot wou hę, en 'n T-hemp of so iets.  Miskien moet julle 'n draad maak waar ons die goete wat beskikbaar is kan sien?
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Bring It On on October 22, 2012, 09:21:26 pm
Will Support !

+1 :thumleft:
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Raffikki on October 22, 2012, 10:26:20 pm
I think it's a great idea.

I work in the industry and I would prefer prestacart with payfast, paypal and ebucks. All of them are free solutions (payment gateways do charge processing fees though) and can easily compete with some of the paid for solutions that we use. The templating and plugin system wont require any development and it's easy to setup.

I would rather spend some money on integrating the forum with the shop (eg one db and registration etc...) :thumleft:
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Dellebug on October 22, 2012, 10:43:38 pm
Just to add... agree with the e-shop concept... but to stock...

I don't mind buying a t-shirt or a buff... and I think there is a place for the general stuff...

But, I think we also need to cater for the more technical fabrics and clothing... in my mind I'd rather take 2 moisture-wicking shirts on a trip and rinse one out every evening, leaving no space for WD t-shirts in the luggage...
BUT if we had WB branded First Assent stuff, I'd be really interested in that...

Just a thought...

I agree with Malibu.....I love First Assent stuff and would not mind buying rain jackets shirts pants etc all branded for WD...
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Dellebug on October 22, 2012, 10:47:56 pm
Bought items from www.ridestuff.co.za and their payment system worked very well and secure.
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: rogerg on October 22, 2012, 11:20:39 pm
I think it would be really good to support other bikers in this endevour.  There are at least 2 ways to do this.  1) Example - lets do all sticker kits from Bandit Signs -  Daryl is a legend and does a lot for our sport. 2) If you set up a platform then allow members to add their "services " (electricians, plumbers, etc) as products and take a commission from the referral business that ensues.  Money raised can cover costs of the platform and go towards races / prizes / sponsorships / social responsibility.

I like this
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Loneman on October 23, 2012, 06:18:24 am
Good idea. Will support.
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Ronell on October 23, 2012, 08:01:49 am
Agree with Malibu. Will support.
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Grumpleton on October 23, 2012, 08:09:25 am
Take a look at Payfast.co.za to handle payments

I use to use pay fast on my Store and the work very well and no admin from your side  also local in western Cape. www.payfast.co.za
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Grumpleton on October 23, 2012, 08:11:49 am
:thumleft: :thumleft: I agree, I would rather spend a little more for good quality technical gear.
Buy cheap, buy twice

+2

iamgigglz I want your Avtar , No really I want your Avtar :mwink:
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: CoolBreeze on October 23, 2012, 08:16:32 am
There is allot of good advise here. I can't wait to see what's gonna happen.
Just a thought:
'Wilddog Adventure riding seems to be growing everyday and it obviously has got many members already. If everybody is so keen to wear the WD branded merchandise, and from the responses i read there are many members that are very keen, would this whole thing not end up looking or even being some sort of motorcycle club. 'Wilddog AMC(Adventure motorcycling Club' :)  ) So then is it not worth at least treating it the same way as many of the other MC's around the country. Eg. Like having regional members help to control things in that region, like setting up Wilddog get togethers, outrides, breakfast runs ect. or even just helping to distribute the merchandise being offered.just an idea I'm throwing out there :)
It just sounds like it could be a hell of allot easier than controlling all the operations from one point. I'm sure there is members that would gladly help out.
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Gertez on October 23, 2012, 12:48:04 pm
EFT, Paypal, Credit Card
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Jakes Tenere on October 23, 2012, 09:16:09 pm
 8) Not too sure about gearing of an on-line paying method, but there is for sure a need for a "one stop on-line shop". I'll fully support you and many of my bikers friends will join in. Too many shops, too many ideas/product - difficult to easily find good value without sacrificing the arm.
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Stichhom on October 23, 2012, 10:16:30 pm
Excellent idea! Just an thought - T shirts to be sized for Western framed people and please make it a good quality item. EFT payment my choice. Please cater for the SWAMBO`s also. Postage via Postal Service is a nightmare currently. My swambo is awaiting stuff that is sitting in PTA postal center for 5 weeks now. Workers on strike there... >:(
I will support this initiative!
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: XT JOE on October 24, 2012, 05:31:52 pm
Maybe put up a chart with 10 essential questions on which we can choose/vote. Like the idea of central online shop, quality can be bought at a fair price, the postage/courier thing seems a worry.
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: steveindar on November 01, 2012, 11:36:32 am
So when can I start buying? I'm in Tanzania and I want some STUFF! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: WitRoT on November 09, 2012, 12:43:02 pm
Will support   :thumleft:
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Adventurer on November 09, 2012, 12:46:14 pm
So when can I start buying? I'm in Tanzania and I want some STUFF! :thumleft:

Where in Tanzania? I can get stuff to Dar if you're not in a hurry....
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: smokingJacket on November 13, 2012, 04:56:24 pm
Have a look at osCommerce : ( http://www.oscommerce.com/ )
Demo : http://demo.oscommerce.com/
As far as i know they can integrate with multiple payment gateways.
Payment gateways:
https://www.vcs.co.za/
http://www.2checkout.com or www.2co.com
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: pietpetoors on November 13, 2012, 06:37:24 pm
I use PayFast, their service is good and their payout is fast, 24 to 48 hours. With some payment processors payout is like a week.

You can have a look at various carts supported by Payfast at
https://www.payfast.co.za/developers/

I use ZenCart but it is a bit outdated, if you start a new site it is better to use something more modern.

As far as payment goes, with most carts you can setup different payment modules.
So you can have both EFT and Card

Payments received are about 60% card 40% EFT
I found on other sites of mine if you only offer EFT your sales are slow, moment you add credit card your sales improve.
People like me prefer to use credit card, it is just way too much of a shlep to add a beneficiary for eft and then send the proof, etc, etc.
So my opinion is you must have both EFT and credit card

Dont worry too much about what product, an online shop is muuch fun and you will see that your range just keeps on growing. Every now and then something nice cross your path.

Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Dustman on November 13, 2012, 07:57:30 pm
I will definately support an on line shop

Ryno said ".......sort of motorcycle club. 'Wilddog AMC(Adventure motorcycling Club)......."
With clubs comes rules and regulations and regulatory body's etc, etc etc.

Do we want that?
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: 4 Kays on November 13, 2012, 08:19:58 pm
Excellent idea, will definitely support. Good luck
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Brommer on November 13, 2012, 09:34:34 pm
Will definately support! In my opinion, KISS...Keep It Simple Stupid....

Basic site with catalogue, shopping cart and check out (payment VISA, if there is enough man power, add Eft as an option, since it will require constant recon with your bank and incoming proof of payments).

As for delievery, give customers options, 1. SA Postal... 2. Postnet or other private courier at additional cost 3. Collection at closest Vendor according to area of the Customer. This should keep 90% of the dawgs happy.

I am sure it doesn't sound simple, but as far as ecommerce sites go, it is. Most of the above functions are already available in templates mentioned before. Start small/basic and grow it from there. I am sure this venture will have huge amounts of organic growth year-on-year.

My 2.5cents...
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Storm Trooper on November 21, 2012, 12:25:36 pm
So now WTF, can we buy or not ? I am looking for WD t-shirts and were in PE do I get them? Wolweseun not answering me. ???
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Hamilton on November 21, 2012, 03:11:58 pm
I like the idea of online shopping.We dont have banks in our little town and when I do go into town i dont like standing in banks waiting for stupid people who dont know how the bank system works.EFT much easier and money in your account straight away.
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: 1ougat on December 04, 2012, 02:14:07 pm
Where can i get n paw in Centurion , Pretoria , RSA... The World ?
 jees I will even take a orange one
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on December 04, 2012, 02:16:07 pm
Contact Adventurer - he had a whole lot last month.....
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Archangel on December 14, 2012, 10:01:48 am
I've been investigating for a while now, and have built a site recently. Ive tried them all and by far the best backend to use is Magenta. The are many systems on the market but this one it the tits.

I could explain why but I don't need to just go look, I've uploaded the backend to www.truthburn.com. go check it there.

The main reason I use this backend is because of the stock system. I can pull warehouse stock figures from all over the world with this one. Amazing. It can pull stock figures automatically from multiple warehouses and when stock is not available locally it will order from the international warehouse.

Pm if you need any more info.

agree - do you use the community version?  is it difficult to run?  iow need a dev degree?  payment plug-ins for SA?

http://www.magentocommerce.com/product/community-edition

Magento is a bit more advanced. If you're looking for an easier (but limited) platform, rather use something like ZenCart.

We build most of our eCommerce sites in Magento.

One of our latest additions is http://www.top12winesstore.com/ (http://www.top12winesstore.com/)  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on December 14, 2012, 12:12:44 pm
Planning to re-introduce a better functioning WD shop and sourcing better and cheaper products

planning to run a fully fledged online shop with capable distribution capabilities centrally. Will still cater for wholesale stock to be carried by some of our vendors. Got a dedicated person to look after this now.  She is real close to where I stay in centurion.

need advice from you okes ito:

1. Best online ordering and payment system - willing to buy.  May need someone to set it up or outsource it completely. Need to cater for different types of payment methods
2. Need a signage coy to do all our stickers - old designs and new ones - incl our reflective paws
3. Need vendors to supply MX style branded riding shirts
4. We are ok with t-shirts, caps, beanies and buffs - vendor is good.  Will bring out a different WD t-shirt each year. will work on a model to include our vendors logos ito sponsorship on the shirts
5. Need your advice on what you would like to get branded from the shop.  What WD items would you want us to carry

Preferable if the suppliers are in the Centurion area, or bigger J0-burg area its easier to co-ordinate

What do you think?

Hi Kilroy

I've been trying to access WD products to RE-SELL for the past few months, since on 01st December I opened a Retail space ABOVE Yamaha in Cape Town (Flying Brick Motorcycle Accessories, Upstairs at Yamaha, 36 Marine Drive, Paarden Eiland), and I have the space/enthusiasm and hours to stock and sell WD Merchandise (stickers, clothing, etc).

I am a WD vendor, and am already stocking BMW Club Hi-Viz jackets and Tee's, so keen to find out if I can sell WD stuff from a Bricks 'n Mortar store...

Cheers
Chris
072 211 7725

Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Veldbrand on January 19, 2013, 08:55:06 am
Wat gaan aan lat hier niks aangaan nie en hoe lank gaan't al aan?  ::)






O ja het vergeet, te besig met Maak'nding plannetjies.....  ;)
Kom nou KR, kry jou k@k agtermekaar bra, mense soek stuff....
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: 1ougat on January 19, 2013, 08:57:04 am
Wat gaan aan lat hier niks aangaan nie en hoe lank gaan't al aan?  ::)






O ja het vergeet, te besig met Maak'nding plannetjies.....  ;)
Kom nou KR, kry jou k@k agtermekaar bra, mense soek stuff....



+1 -- selfs diktators moet dinge doen..... :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Slingervel on January 25, 2013, 08:57:29 am
Does anyone know of a place in the Centurion area where I can get my hands on them stickers??
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: beema1 on March 20, 2013, 05:12:21 pm
Definately online with an EFT. Will gladly pay the additional postage. :biggrin:
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Ratt on March 20, 2013, 06:02:41 pm
Ek sien nou daar is n 'shop' link bo aan die page  :thumleft:

Maar dit fkn werk nie  :patch:
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: CoolBreeze on June 25, 2013, 01:19:12 pm
Guys, I read that the stickers and merchandise is being sold to raise money for the forum/site.
So why is it so difficult to get merchandise!!!
!
I'm in Durban and I'm willing to distribute the stuff this side. It will give me a good opportunity to meet the dogs around KZN
Please tell me who to phone, e-mail, pm or send a post card to. Come on man  :dousing:
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Pistol on June 25, 2013, 01:25:47 pm
Guys, I read that the stickers and merchandise is being sold to raise money for the forum/site.
So why is it so difficult to get merchandise!!!
!
I'm in Durban and I'm willing to distribute the stuff this side. It will give me a good opportunity to meet the dogs around KZN
Please tell me who to phone, e-mail, pm or send a post card to. Come on man  :dousing:
pm Kilroy :thumleft:
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Hamilton on June 26, 2013, 07:05:35 am
Contact Crazy Biker Chick. They do the gadgets here in KZN. I got from her about a month ago. Very helpful. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: CoolBreeze on July 22, 2013, 02:18:48 pm
Wats up Dogs
I got some stickers fo WDr KZN guys. Let me know. I'm in Morningside area.
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Bundu on July 22, 2013, 02:23:18 pm
any orange paws available in Snorcity area? My new bike is pawless... :'(
Title: Re: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: silvrav on July 22, 2013, 03:21:51 pm
Looking for the rubber paw customised with a name...
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: J3THRO on July 22, 2013, 05:17:58 pm
Planning to re-introduce a better functioning WD shop and sourcing better and cheaper products

planning to run a fully fledged online shop with capable distribution capabilities centrally. Will still cater for wholesale stock to be carried by some of our vendors. Got a dedicated person to look after this now.  She is real close to where I stay in centurion.

need advice from you okes ito:

1. Best online ordering and payment system - willing to buy.  May need someone to set it up or outsource it completely. Need to cater for different types of payment methods
2. Need a signage coy to do all our stickers - old designs and new ones - incl our reflective paws
3. Need vendors to supply MX style branded riding shirts
4. We are ok with t-shirts, caps, beanies and buffs - vendor is good.  Will bring out a different WD t-shirt each year. will work on a model to include our vendors logos ito sponsorship on the shirts
5. Need your advice on what you would like to get branded from the shop.  What WD items would you want us to carry

Preferable if the suppliers are in the Centurion area, or bigger J0-burg area its easier to co-ordinate

What do you think?

Hi Kilroy

I've been trying to access WD products to RE-SELL for the past few months, since on 01st December I opened a Retail space ABOVE Yamaha in Cape Town (Flying Brick Motorcycle Accessories, Upstairs at Yamaha, 36 Marine Drive, Paarden Eiland), and I have the space/enthusiasm and hours to stock and sell WD Merchandise (stickers, clothing, etc).

I am a WD vendor, and am already stocking BMW Club Hi-Viz jackets and Tee's, so keen to find out if I can sell WD stuff from a Bricks 'n Mortar store...

Cheers
Chris
072 211 7725



Got a paw already from Chris at Flying Brick, he had all kinds available.
Just thought I would mention it coz loads of okes ask where to get stickers.
Title: Re: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Bundu on July 22, 2013, 05:25:28 pm
Looking for the rubber paw customised with a name...

PM Andy660 - he recently made some batches
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Xchallenge on July 22, 2013, 05:28:57 pm
Are their copyright infringements if you get a "PAW" tattoo?
Does anyone have one?

Just curious.
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on July 22, 2013, 08:42:09 pm
If there is a copyright infringement it is not from Wild Dogs, maybe WWF, I have seen paw tattoos before but mostly from overweight housewives who love their dogs or cats a lot.
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Wolweseun on July 22, 2013, 09:47:53 pm
any orange paws available in Snorcity area? My new bike is pawless... :'(

I have
Can post to you  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Bundu on July 22, 2013, 10:03:28 pm
any orange paws available in Snorcity area? My new bike is pawless... :'(

I have
Can post to you  :thumleft:

pm sent  :thumleft:

Snorcity seems to be asleep.....  :bueller:
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Jules on July 23, 2013, 08:34:36 am
Are their copyright infringements if you get a "PAW" tattoo?
Does anyone have one?

Just curious.

Beemerman (RIP) had one on his calf, A true Wild Dog!!!!
He was very proud of it   ;)
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Mikie on July 23, 2013, 08:39:42 am
Are their copyright infringements if you get a "PAW" tattoo?
Does anyone have one?

Just curious.

Beemerman (RIP) had one on his calf, A true Wild Dog!!!!
He was very proud of it   ;)

Did he pay the royaties for that to Kilroy?
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Jules on July 23, 2013, 08:46:18 am
Are their copyright infringements if you get a "PAW" tattoo?
Does anyone have one?

Just curious.

Beemerman (RIP) had one on his calf, A true Wild Dog!!!!
He was very proud of it   ;)

Did he pat the royaties for that to Kilroy?

He didnt sell his leg so it was ok   ;)

IF you mass produce wild dog stickers etc for resale then royalties should be paid, if you cut your own sticker out of a condom wrapper and stick it to your bike with chewing gum then you don't need to pay  ;)
at the end of the day its not about stickers or royalties its about you doing your bit to keep our house going,  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Smokes on July 23, 2013, 08:48:24 am
 :laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4:

Where do you find reflective condom wrappers  ????  :imaposer:
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Xchallenge on July 23, 2013, 08:52:06 am
More importantly, how did you get your chewing gum to stick to the condom wrapper?
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Ganjora on July 23, 2013, 08:54:27 am
How much is a patch for the back of my leathers?
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Jules on July 23, 2013, 08:55:49 am
:laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4:

Where do you find reflective condom wrappers  ????  :imaposer:

The Magnum XXXL's all come in reflective packaging! How come you haven't seen them?
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Jules on July 23, 2013, 08:57:18 am
More importantly, how did you get your chewing gum to stick to the condom wrapper?


It Seems "The MiniMe Edition" small condom wrappers have a silicone coating that make it hard to stick them anywhere,


 :pot: :peepwall:
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Smokes on July 23, 2013, 08:59:45 am
:laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4:

Where do you find reflective condom wrappers  ????  :imaposer:

The Magnum XXXL's all come in reflective packaging! How come you haven't seen them?
Clown  :lol8:
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Pistol on July 23, 2013, 10:03:48 am
How much is a patch for the back of my leathers?

 :imaposer: just your style :thumleft:
Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: silvrav on July 23, 2013, 11:33:31 am
Looking for the rubber paw customised with a name...

PM Andy660 - he recently made some batches
Thanks. Will do.
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on July 23, 2013, 10:23:04 pm
How much is a patch for the back of my leathers?

I have one of those big patches lying around somewhere, drop me a PM
Title: Re: Wilddog Shop
Post by: KiLRoy on July 30, 2013, 07:01:34 am
Craig always paid me with rude whiskeys and soda from his soda streamer at get togethers. Jeez, i miss him dearly..... Rip Craig