Hi, I’m planning to start a nature, health, and wellness Biz. For the initial months, I want to have an ecommerce store (website), selling only few items to gauge interest. So I planned to create a natural items basket with healthy living products. The products don’t have to necessarily be created by me, or my biz. I’m simply planning to use other brand items, but set them up in a basket. This basket created, will be the product by our business. I’m not sure if this plan is legitimate. Is this way of approach, ok? I’m thinking of the following ways to create my basket. Either of these may be the right option. Please guide.. :1st case) If its legally OK to use other brand products, in my basket, WITH their labelling, then I can do it this way.The issue is, why would anyone want to buy from me, if I have simply added existing brand items in my basket. What else can I do to make this basket sellable? Or, 2nd case) if its legally OK if I use other brands items, WITHOUT their labels, Then I can choose this way.My reasoning is that, as I have already paid for an existing Brand product, and so now this product belongs to me, so I can use it in my way, in my basket, without the need of that brand’s labels. Is it ok or not?I’m confused how people to do it? I’m wondering, does everyone always create their own items, to create baskets? I know a business based on selling gift baskets, consisting of stationery items, toys, goodies. This baskets were for different occasions, to be bought as gifts. I could easily tell that the items in the basket were not products created from scratch by the same business?Sometimes, some items, do not necessarily have the brand name/label on the item, as the brand name is present only on the packaging. So obviously, I don’t have to worry in this case. I can easily remove the packaging, and include in my basket. Again, is this OK? 3rd case) I can create my own little products for the basket. As it’s a wellness biz, I’m planning to create a natural house cleaner.The issue here is, do I have to mention all the ingredients in that homemade cleaner? Do I need to get it approved by some regulation agency? Do I need to ho through a rigorous process of creating and using licenses or something?This will be a very difficult task, as I have nothing really unique to create, but a lot of hurdles, before I get to any buyers, if at all…. I’m just intending to start a small business, with some ideas, some existing stuff, and then see how it goes from there.Can I simply be a reseller or something, yet have my own label and branding?Please help me with ideas to approach this.
Question submitted 14/07/20 @ 10:44am
New Product Development / R&D