Hello Kickfurther Community!
My name is Jim Taylor and I am the owner of Enlightening Minds LLC. And I personally guaranteed this Co-Op. It will be paid in full. It will be paid on time
This is Enlightening Minds first co-op and we are very excited about it!
We are not a private or white label based company. We do create some of our own products and plan to create many more. But our primary focus right now is selling products that already have Existing Demand, from Established Suppliers, on Proven Plaforms such as Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk, Ebay.com, Tcgplayer.com, and in our gaming based Physical Store in Rochester, NY (EMG--Enlightening Minds Gaming). Some of our largest brands that we sell are Asmodee, Wizards of the Coast, Dungeons & Dragons, Penguin Random House, Scholastic, Harper Collins, Formula 420, Channing Bete Company(American Heart Association), and we have around 100 other distributors, publishers, manufacturers, and content creators that we have established accounts with. We currently have 24 employees at Enlightening Minds managing over 50,000 items for sale on these platforms and have sold around 150,000 products totaling over $3 Million dollars in 2017.
We wanted to go with a tried and true products with strong existing demand and a great sales history. Products that come from exceptional companies like Wizards of the Coast (Hasbro) and Scholastic. From brands that have tremendous current demand. Harry Potter is the #1 selling book series of all time and is still unbelievably popular. Dungeons & Dragons has been around since 1974 and is one of the longest and most successful game franchises in history. And recently has seen a major resurgence, due in large part to the popular Netflix series "Stranger Things."
Also we will be selling these products on Amazon.com. Which is the largest internet retailer in the U.S. in sales, customers, traffic, and pretty much everything.
And to further mitigate risk we will be using Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) to warehouse, insure, ship, and handle customer service for this co-op. We have been buying each of these items for a while now and we have enough historical and current sales data on these amazon listings to have confidence in our forecasting.
We will place our order with Scholastic and Wizards of the Coast.
The order will arrive in around 7-10 business days to our 21,000 sq' facility in Shortsville, NY
We will process them and ship them to Amazon's fulfillment center in Hazelton, PA within 24-72 hours
Amazon will process them within 1-10 days (varies by time of year) and then they will be up for sale.