Translated into €€€ this gives ???
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Last time I checked, MTO Aurum shoes start at €1100 (MTO Argentum starts at €650, I think?). Tack on an additional €300 for trial shoes to modify the fit and another €50 for metal toe taps.
Not sure what the upcharges are for boots, modifying a standard pattern, or for exotic leathers.
Just to avoid potential confusion friend is only thinking about it, it hasn't been arranged or discussed yet, and I don't believe he would want to be exclusive, so he wouldn't have exclusive access to a market. Probably more like what Gentleman's Footwear does for Carmina MTOs.
That said, what would be a fair mark up from the current price in order to take some of the risk out of the process like sizing and sending the money? Pictures and last descriptions? Leather cataloges? 10%?
3% processing 5% forex fee is the norm. 10% is fair if not carrying inventory. Could probably negotiate with Meccariello for affiliate/referral fees so it could be economically viable for your friend.
That was the thought.
On top of that there is probably enough US volume to consolidate shipping and then redirect in the US.
That might get hit by ~8% tarriff for importing leather shoes. No one likes to see that bill but it's inevitable for businesses.
Separate retail order shipped by regular posts don't usually get hit.
Yup I thought about that too. Still looking through the numbers with him.