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post #136 of 194
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We have completed our ecommerce:
http://buy.piergiacomishoes.com
as I promised, for SF members there is a special discount 15% on all models.
If you want after registration at site, you send me an email and Iinsert you in styleforum special group and you can see the discount.

I apologize if the request is in the wrong section.

Best Regards
Emanuel
post #137 of 194
I might be very wrong but it seems to me that you are very wrong about your price points.
post #138 of 194
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Originally Posted by countbaron View Post
I might be very wrong but it seems to me that you are very wrong about your price points.
Why?
What is the price of a Bentivegna construction?
I don't know, but for handmade in Italy, prices are much higher.

post #139 of 194
By the way when you are asking 1000$+ for a shoe it is probably a good idea to pay someone who speaks fluent English $300 or so -one time- to write your home page contents in proper English, unless of course the mistakes are to be interpreted as signs of genuineness.
post #140 of 194
Piergiacomi I did not see your answer before I wrote my reply So I will write a new one since you are online
post #141 of 194
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Originally Posted by countbaron View Post
By the way when you are asking 1000$+ for a shoe it is probably a good idea to pay someone who speaks fluent English $300 or so -one time- to write your home page contents in proper English, unless of course the mistakes are to be interpreted as signs of genuineness.

True, a few days ago I started an English course... I had no time to update the contents.

post #142 of 194
points for you for being OK with the english language criticism :-) About the other stuff, i.e, price - (Note that this is only my opinion- I do not claim it to be 'the truth') note that 1) construction is only one piece of the puzzle. After all, every british ‘quality’ shoe maker uses the same construction-Goodyear as you know- and no one is shouting at them to do Norvegese or Bentivegna By the way- I actually love Norvegese / Bentivegna 2) 'Handmade in Italy' as I am sure you know can mean many thinks, e.g A- A Chinese immigrant living in Italy once touched them B- A few skilled artisans- presumably not Chinese- spent some quality time producing them. So the claim of 'handmade' by itself means nothing to a first customer It is then important that you consider how well known your product is to the SF market. If you don’t have the pedigree then you cant ask for the price. (15% is too little) Third I believe that most of your models are what most SFers would categorise as too 'fashion forward' and thus not worth the money Again I may be totally wrong- It could be that many people here will express interest
post #143 of 194
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2) 'Handmade in Italy' as I am sure you know can mean many thinks
This thread already includes videos and pictures of the actual crafting process. If needed, many more of those could be added to the website with little effort. But they should be placed with care. I personally don't like to hear unexpected sounds from a web store, which the current one produces (video at "home"). Distractions are generally not good when you want people to buy. This could be improved for example by not autoplaying the clip. Then if a visitor chooses to click it, sounds would be expected. You should sell a story also at your website. History page is a good start, testimonials would be next. But use a translator to make it right. Because premium product / price creates certain expectations which naturally extend to service - which is just what your website is. I guess piergiacomi has already had a few orders from the forum. The results will speak for themselves. SF could be enough for a while, but if the business catches on. Thus countbaron's issue is probably something for the near future (important for non-SF customers), seeing as Viccel and the hand rolled pocket square guy got quite much business from the forum with even more basic web presence. Prices are quite different though.... sending 500 instead of
post #144 of 194
Ras I thought Nokia phones did not support any advanced features like video recording since they use Symbian instead of Apple/Google Can you actually capture a clip with a Nokia phone Just joking
post #145 of 194
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Right, we have problems with English but we are trying to overcome.
The price for goodyear construction is 504€ with EU VAT, if you are extra EU is 420 € but you can see only if you are registered.
With 15% discount the price is 357 € for standard goodyear construction.

We can't sell under this price.

Best Regards
Emanuel
post #146 of 194
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Originally Posted by piergiacomi View Post
Right, we have problems with English but we are trying to overcome.
The price for goodyear construction is 504€ with EU VAT, if you are extra EU is 420 € but you can see only if you are registered.
With 15% discount the price is 357 € for standard goodyear construction.

We can't sell under this price.

Best Regards
Emanuel

And you shouldn't. If I remember correctly all of these are being hand made in your shop, and they are all made to order. Congrats on getting everything up and running.

BTW, I've thought of another question that I don't think has been asked: What material is the footbed made from?
post #147 of 194
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Yes, this constructions is handmade, we aren't famous, and our price i think is cheap.
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What material is the footbed made from?
What do you mean for footbed?
We use 3 leather sole for goodyear and 4 sole for norwegian and bentivegna.

Our construction is composed:

1) Insole about 2-2,5 mm first choice natural leather (Goodyear, Norwegian and Bentivegna)
2) Footbed about 4-4,5 mm "soft shoulder calf leather" natural tanning (Goodyear, Norwegian and Bentivegna)
3) Welt about 2-2,5 mm natural leather (Goodyear and Bentivegna)
4) Midsole about 3-4 mm natural leather (Norwegian and Bentivegna; Goodyear on demand)
5) Sole about 6 mm natural leather (Goodyear, Norwegian and Bentivegna)

If necessary we also use cork or felt, but we don't like it becouse Shoulder of calf fits with your feet.

I answered the question?

Soon I post new photos of Goodyear.

Best Regards
Emanuel
post #148 of 194
woah that's a really good price!

i also like that you don't use cork.
post #149 of 194
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post
woah that's a really good price!

i also like that you don't use cork.

Thanks, this is a picture of goodyear construction (our footbed).


Goodyear Construction di Pierigiacomi, su Flickr


Goodyear Construction di Pierigiacomi, su Flickr

Best Regards
Emanuel
post #150 of 194
Well done on the shoes, but you dont have any pointed shoes in your collection?
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