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Friday, September 26, 2008

Latest News - Becoming an Agent for cat food -" IAMS"

Recently, the price of "Royal Canin" has increased up to 60% more and I really cannot afford to feed all my cats including the rescued cats with "Royal Canin". Normally I will give them the first class cat food and it costs me RM 160.00 to RM 180.00 per bag of 15 kg which last for 15 days, meaning I need 2 bags of 15 kg every month. Now it costs me RM 250.00 here in Terengganu. I intend to promote "IAMS" instead because it cost much lesser and it is quite a good brand, second to "Royal Canin". Another reason is there is only one miserable shop selling this brand in Terengganu and I found out that the shop is in the outskirt of town, quite far from town. So, if I promote it, I will be the second agent in the state of Terengganu, therefore, with less competition. Surprisingly, when I checked with a few Pet shops and Vets in Kuala Lumpur for the latest cost of "Royal Canin", it is RM 220.00 per bag of 15 kg and not RM 250.00! I am very fed up with the agents here because they lied to me saying that the price is higher than the price in Kuala Lumpur as it includes transportation as well. But when I checked and confirmed with suppliers in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city, I was told that it is already inclusive of transportation. The agents here are behaving like the "Merchant of Venice", trying to slaughter people as much as they can putting the blame for the recent price increased in oil and petroleum. I notice many other businesses are all doing the same trick, in fact, even the old stock products are sold with the new pricing. The government/those in authority should be more alert and fine heavily those caught practising this and cheating the consumers.

Suddenly it strikes my mine to be an agent here selling cat food in my area. Within these two days, yesterday and today, I've done quite a lots of shopping around for information etc and most importantly, advertising around to all cat owners that I know here in my area and for them to do the same for me to their families and friends. I hardly know anybody here who owned 32 cats like me, so I have to sell them in loose forms, meaning from the 15 kg bag I will have to pack into 1 kg, 2 kg, 3 kg and 4 kg packaging. Since the validity period of the product is always a long period, for as long as 1 year, I do not mind taking chances promoting it. Maybe in the early stage not many cat owners will purchase from me, it does not matter or worry me at all since I still have to feed all my cats and it would not be a waste after all. All I need is to purchase 15 bags to start with and I will get agent price - paying less than usual to earn the commissions . Thinking back about it, I should have done this a few years ago. I know I can do it without hesitation as I am 100 per cent sure that it will work. In fact, today itself I have approached more than a dozen pet owners and I have made several phone calls for matters relating to it, and planning to to put up advertisements or small banners at "Pejabat Haiwan" in Marang and Kuala Terengganu for all pet owners who visit these two places be aware of where to get their cat food nearest to them.

First thing first, so I have to register for a company to get a license and in fact, I have made phone call for the address of "SuruhanJaya Syarikat" in Kuala Terengganu. I am also planning to get a banner/signboard made to display in my front porch to make known that I am now an agent for cat food IAMS. The company will be known as "Lil's Corner" (this can serve other purpose as well. I am also teaching some local students English twice a week and making "Roti Canai Instant". So, immediately after Muslims' Eid celebrations and holidays, I will have to start cracking to make it happen.

With God willing, Insha' Allah, I think I can manage.

Just wish me all the luck and success in my new little venture.

3 comments:

mahzal said...

You do not really need to register with Suruhan Jaya Syarikat or Make a Sdn Bhd Syarikat, as that will cost more money. The best thing to do is to get a 'Trading License' and you can start your own shop under a proprietor category.

I'm back in Sabah for holiday. Will go to Melaka on the 30th Sept till 6 Oct 2008. Then back to Sabah. I will go back to Kazakh on the 15 Oct 2008. I got 3 weeks Hari Raya Leave.

Wish to ucapkan Selamat Hari Raya, Maaf Zahir Batin. And pls kirim salam to all there.

BTW, why did you move to Terengganu?

Lily Arbee said...

Hello Rizal & family,

Thanks for your advise. "Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri" and happy holiday to you and family. My Salam to your family in Malacca too. Hope to see you some days!

Your Aunt,
Lily Arbee

Mahzal said...

Join lah Facebook.com most of the family member is there, so you can see all of our latest Picture etc. Selamat Hari Raya and Maaf Zahir Batin. If betul2 nak buka business and need business partner/capital do contact me. Bye

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