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well, as it turns out, the meeting I was fearing in this thread wasn't about firing all of us employees, but rather about brainstorming about our products.
I work for an internet sales company trying to break into the global market, and, as all internet sales platforms, we face one crucial problem: physical items, availability and customs.
As everyone who's ordered something abroad knows, getting something into your country from another is a big pain in the ass and costs tons of money and time.
So what my company (and a couple of competetors) are trying to do is sell things that have no physical form, for instance a trip to egypt, a weekend rockclimbing or stuff like that.

I've already come up with my fair share of ideas, but I was wondering what the Pit thought of this idea, and if it could come up with any other ideas of things that can be sold, but have no physical form and therefor do not need to be shipped.

meh, and if no-one is interested in that kind of thing, let me tell you that food at a 5-star hotel is ATROCIOUS. tiny portions and terrbile service.
I'd rather eat at mcDonalds than a 5-star hotel.
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Cool blog.

*slaps* the thread is open to discussion and exchange of ideas, that is no blog
#5
Adventure days type things? like the rock climbing one?

Track days are always cool

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#6
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Adventure days type things? like the rock climbing one?

Track days are always cool

track days? what is that?
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#9
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track days? what is that?


Go to a racing circuit and borrow fast cars for a day. Or you can take your own car.

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#10
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Go to a racing circuit and borrow fast cars for a day. Or you can take your own car.

that sounds awesome, but I'm not sure how that could work considering insurance and such, but that doesn't matter. no idea is too crazy, at the meeting, one guy even suggested selling a trip into space, like that millionaire did once.
#11
isn;t this the same guy who had a boss who ripped him off?
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isn;t this the same guy who had a boss who ripped him off?

same guy, different job.

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#14
It seems as though your company has a really shit marketing department.
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why?

They called a meeting for all employees to do the job that marketing department is supposed to do?
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Thanks for the advice. I'm going to put it, along with your other advice, into a book, the pages of which I will then use to wipe my ass.
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They called a meeting for all employees to do the job that marketing department is supposed to do?

yeah, what's wrong with that? they were trying to get the whole company enthusiastic about their job again, and trying to get everyone to think.
tbh, I think that was a brilliant move, because it even got me motivated and thinking about the company, and I usually don't give a crap about the company I'm working for.
EDIT: my company is big, but has very few employees. we have 3 people in the marketing department.
#18
Mail order brides!!!!
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Mail order brides!!!!

someone actually suggested that during the meeting, and they were dead serious. -.-
#20
If Your company wants to concentrate on non-physical products, why not take the practice to it's logical conclusion and start selling abstract concepts like 'Happiness' or 'Freedom'.

Obviously you can't actually sell stuff like that but it would be a wicked scam.
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yeah, what's wrong with that? they were trying to get the whole company enthusiastic about their job again, and trying to get everyone to think.
tbh, I think that was a brilliant move, because it even got me motivated and thinking about the company, and I usually don't give a crap about the company I'm working for.
EDIT: my company is big, but has very few employees. we have 3 people in the marketing department.

I don't see a problem with allowing employees to have input into business decisions or direction, it's a brilliant idea to keep workers motivated. But calling a meeting to do the job that's already the primary job of another department? The reason you have a marketing department is so that you don't have to do that type of thing.

In short, you need to give the guys in the marketing department a quick spank to the rump.
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Thanks for the advice. I'm going to put it, along with your other advice, into a book, the pages of which I will then use to wipe my ass.
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I don't see a problem with allowing employees to have input into business decisions or direction, it's a brilliant idea to keep workers motivated. But calling a meeting to do the job that's already the primary job of another department? The reason you have a marketing department is so that you don't have to do that type of thing.

In short, you need to give the guys in the marketing department a quick spank to the rump.

...true. I wish I could actually kick their asses, because I work directly under them and have to deal with their incompetence

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#24
make a program that is useful and you can let people buy it and download it off the internet
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...true. I wish I could actually kick their asses, because I work directly under them and have to deal with their incompetence


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Thanks for the advice. I'm going to put it, along with your other advice, into a book, the pages of which I will then use to wipe my ass.
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i love how your picture is a fat little yellow thing clapping = D

thats good to hear that your not ****ed anymore man. i too dont like 5 star hotel food, greasy animal intestines all the way!
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track days? what is that?


Go and drive cars really fast around a racing track and crash and have lots of fun.

You have that Nurburgring in Germany, the biggest car racetrack in Europe, and it's open to anyone who pays to go there. Take advantage of it.
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Go and drive cars really fast around a racing track and crash and have lots of fun.

You have that Nurburgring in Germany, the biggest car racetrack in Europe, and it's open to anyone who pays to go there. Take advantage of it.

I FORGOT ABOUT THAT!!! Brilliant, freddaahh!!
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I FORGOT ABOUT THAT!!! Brilliant, freddaahh!!


*Punches air with fists*

It would be a great thing to suggest to your boss, because it's the sort of day out lots of big companies do. In this country they often spend a day shooting in the countryside, perhaps that may work in Germany too?
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#31
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*Punches air with fists*

It would be a great thing to suggest to your boss, because it's the sort of day out lots of big companies do. In this country they often spend a day shooting in the countryside, perhaps that may work in Germany too?

nah, germans aren't very gun friendly, but we're looking for ideas that can work world wide, for instance guns aren't legal in every country.

however, a day on a race track, perhaps with lessons, is an excellent idea.
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#32
So, you're trying to sell things that have no physical form?

How about concerts? Shows? Operas? Skydiving trips?

Something along the lines of those things?
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So, you're trying to sell things that have no physical form?

How about concerts? Shows? Operas? Skydiving trips?

Something along the lines of those things?

exactly
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#34
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exactly
but be creative!! I could be anything!


Wacken Festival is in Germany. One the biggest metal festivals on the planet...actually, it is.

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#35

Nice try, Mginty.
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#36
Skydiving, scuba diving, snorkling, wilderness adventure, stunt driver training, stunt actor training, tours to cool places (castles, famous breweries, haunted places etc).

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Skydiving, scuba diving, snorkling, wilderness adventure, stunt driver training, stunt actor training, tours to cool places (castles, famous breweries, haunted places etc).


perfect, perfect etc... all very good ideas, ideas that came up during the meeting and which my boss deemed "brilliant"


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#38
You guys are discussing product development. That has nothing to do with marketing. The marketing guys will discuss HOW to sell the products you guys come up with. Not the actualy development of products itself.

Your company has a useless R&D department.

There is a huge market in secondary concert ticket selling, because venues and artists tend to completely undervalue the tickets to their shows. Might be worth looking into.

Also, stocks and bonds are non-physical assets. Another possibility.
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#40
also, I have no idea about marketing. I'm a designer, I work with pretty pictures, not with actual objects. so if anything I say is stupid, it's because it's not my millieu.
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