Tuesday, August 04, 2009

is this the end?

to all of our loyal customers,

Most of you know One Less Car is a small business. It was started with
$300 dollars I borrowed from my brother and a lot of hard work and
help from some truly good friends.

Things have gotten pretty tough in the last year. I don’t know if it's
the economy or the other 10 companies making shirts, or maybe our
shirts are just lame- I don't know. Over the last few months I have
been financing the business with money from pedicabbing and Brandon
has been doing our website for free. We can't keep operating like
this- its not fair to myself or Brandon (I don't mind -B!), so some
changes have to made.

On the upside, our traffic is as high as ever and more and more
companies are sending stuff for us to review. So what might happen is
One Less Car will just become a blog with product reviews and stories
about bikes and the people who ride them.

It's not over yet! We are still fighting!!! I love this company (me
too! -B)- I have put so much myself into it. I owe it one last go, so
stay tuned and see what we come up with...who knows- things just might
turn around!


mike said...

maybe stick with the stickers, lower overhead. :) Don't give up

rivrmutt said...

Do you charge for the banners on the sides? It would be fair to charge for them.

Anonymous said...

Give it at least a month or more, things are tough right now!

good luck!

Anonymous said...

And sell the stuff that all these companies send you!! right on your website!! the companies would love it and for you its money for very little, time packaging and shipping really because customers pay for shipping.

you can sell the stuff at below the msrp too, believe me the companies wont mind at all they would actually like it if you sold what you dont keep. and below msrp because you are essentially selling demo promo items.

you would have a limited, like 1 each, of all this stuff and people would buy it instantly, i mean instantly. webstores arent that hard as you know.

don give up!