Periodically I send out profiles of profitable cart
and kiosk products.
If you've been on my newsletter list for any length
of time, you may already know this.
A few months ago I sent out a profile.
Right after I sent it, I received an email back from a
guy telling he didn't think that concept would work.
And he wrote a couple of paragraphs explaining just
WHY he didn't think it would work.
I laughed when I got his email.
For two reasons.
I laughed first because... when I initially saw the
concept... I didn't think it would work either.
For the same reasons he wrote in his email.
I laughed second... and hardest... because it was
The concept was ALREADY working.
His opinion didn't matter. And neither did mine.
I get this question a lot, "What do you think
The blank refers to whatever product that person
is thinking of selling.
I rarely offer my opinion.
That's because my opinion can be wrong.
And so can yours.
Your supplier's opinion can be wrong.
And your mall leasing rep's opinion can be
In fact, I don't suggest you rely heavily on anyone's
opinion... yours or anybody else's... when picking
That's because it's too easy for an opinion to be wrong.
You certainly don't want to choose your product
based upon an opinion that turns out to be wrong,
The good news is that your opinion doesn't ever
need to be right in order to pick a profitable product.
Your could be dead wrong 100% of the time... and
still pick a profitable product nearly every time.
As long as you don't RELY on your opinion.
Instead, when initially picking a product, I suggest
you put your opinion away... maybe in your back
And rely more heavily on your skills of perception.
Perception is an ability to use your senses to become
aware of what's really out there.
What's REALLY working.
When you use your perception, you don't have to
guess at what's working.
It won't be a maybe. Not a guess. And certainly
not your opinion.
You'll know what's ALREADY working.
And your opinion won't matter.
When you pick a concept that's already working, you
greatly increase your chances of picking a winner.
Now... when I suggest that your opinion doesn't
matter... it's a little bit 'tongue in cheek.'
If you're starting from scratch... selling a new product
that's never been sold on a cart... of course... you may
actually rely heavily on your opinion.
You'll actually be betting on your opinion.
And if it the potential payoff is big enough, that
may make sense for you.
Or suppose you've used your skills of perception to
narrow down your choices to two or three profitable
Then... by all means... break out your opinion and
choose the concept you like best.
In general though, when you're looking for a winning
cart or kiosk concept... set aside your opinion at first.
Rely on your skills of perception to find concepts that
are already working. Pick one of those.
You'll be more likely to end up with a profitable
concept. And that's not just my opinion!
P.S. Are you looking for a winning kiosk or cart concept?
I just returned from the cart and kiosk show in Las Vegas, and I discovered some 'new-er' concepts that are already working.
I'm looking forward to telling you about them.
Starting next week.
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