AM: Ad/Store rates- marketplaceMCI responds
A member of the (now defunct) marketplaceMCI team
wanted to send in a comment, Re: Amy's Ad/Store rates
Mitch Arnowitz mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: AM: Ad/Store rates
> Here are some details and related questions for you:
> 1. One vendor I have asked to be in the store is willing to give me all
> their graphics and goodies for the storefront and in return, VA will get
> 12% of each sale. Since the site is new (well, not even live yet) we
> will also get the extra benefit of having their good name on our site.
> Intially, if vendors have the material to give VA then I see only asking
> for a small set up charge for time. But, if VA has to do all the set up
> and design for another vendor, then I will charge and have a fee for
> that based on design & programming.
> So far it seems easy. But, would you suggest a monthly leasing fee as
> well? What about the first vendors who are willing to risk with me?
> Initially, I was going to charge $500 per month to lease the space but
> am beginning to think that maybe for now the commission on sales should
> suffice. Thoughts?
I was part of the marketplaceMCI team. I would have to understand a
definition of space to answer the question thoroughly. Set-up time can
be extraordinary if you do not have a machine in place to manage the content
process, this was usually the greatest resource hog and most underestimated
expense. We charged design, set-up and monthly fees and usually a percentage
of sales. I would not want to bet on sales without covering the costly side of