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The start of a Business.......Just Samosas

Hi all,
I am so happy to announce that finally, and yes finally, I have decided to start Just Samosas!!!
Last week I received the go ahead from the Food Control authorities, and the gemeinde has replied positively.
Yesterday, I ordered 1000 flyers, for a start...........I must admit, it took a bit of courage to place that order.
So today I will advertise in the Commercial section. This is my first attempt of running a business, and I have been thinking about it for a long, long time. It take quite a bit of courage, though.

The website is missing one page, but that will be corrected hopefully by monday.....any input about the website, would be appreciated as well.

Well, I sincerely beseech those with far more experience to be so kind and share any tips, and advice, and pearls of wisdom!

Thanks!

www.justsamosas.com
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You now have 2 threads on one subject, please delete this one.
Just Samosas

Can you please explain why, here in this thread i am asking for advice and opinions, its in the right forum,
And the other is advertising, which i have every right to do so, and its in the right forum, and i have have fufilled all the requirements........
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Old 16.09.2011, 09:11
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any input about the website, would be appreciated as well.
I think you should make the actual products more visible - currently you need two clicks from the homepage (Rates and delivery > Menu and Rates) to see what kind of samosas you are selling. Maybe move the Menu link up one level so that it's directly visible on the homepage ?

Good luck with this - I admire anyone who has both the business idea and the courage to put it into practice !
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Re: The start of a Business.......Just Samosas

Thanks!, I made the change.

My friend is completing an Ordering page, I am waiting 2weeks now, and so I decided to launch it anyway.
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Re: The start of a Business.......Just Samosas

If you could invent a gluten-free samosa with diabetic information (carbohydrate per piece) I'd be interested
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Old 16.09.2011, 09:33
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Re: The start of a Business.......Just Samosas

I'd buy these, but they look a bit small for the price and I think you need to show photos of the contents inside to see what you are getting.
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Re: The start of a Business.......Just Samosas

All the best and wish u more success in ur business.

Waiting for more yummy items.
My suggestion is can u increase the size of samosa(if the original size is same in the website pic.)

Once again all the best.
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Re: The start of a Business.......Just Samosas

First, good luck!

I'm curious if there's any customization available? e.g. I have an onion intolerance. Can I order the traditional samosas without onions?
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Re: The start of a Business.......Just Samosas

How big are they ? Do you make extra spicy ones ?
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Re: The start of a Business.......Just Samosas

Looks great, but very expensive, and the size is not clear from the photos (are they bite-size, or the size of a fist?). For me to order 12 beef and pea Samosas would cost me over 38 Francs! That's too expensive.

Also that I can't order 6 of one type and 6 of another is also not attractive.
Also, no dipping sauce?

A discount for 2 dozen, 3 dozen, etc. would also be good (encourages people to bulk order).
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First, good luck!

I'm curious if there's any customization available? e.g. I have an onion intolerance. Can I order the traditional samosas without onions?
Yes you can, just inform me of any specifics when you order

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How big are they ? Do you make extra spicy ones ?
If you want extra spicy just mention it in the order.
The Samosas are 7cm from the middle to the toptip.....if that makes any sense.
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Re: The start of a Business.......Just Samosas

You only deliver within a 20km radius of Hinwil?

Website certainly looks nice and not tacky at all though. Good luck
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Good luck!
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Looks great, but very expensive, and the size is not clear from the photos (are they bite-size, or the size of a fist?). For me to order 12 beef and pea Samosas would cost me over 38 Francs! That's too expensive.

Also that I can't order 6 of one type and 6 of another is also not attractive.
Also, no dipping sauce?

A discount for 2 dozen, 3 dozen, etc. would also be good (encourages people to bulk order).

Hi Karl,
I carefully considered the pricing of the samosas,
- as far as possible ingredients are Swiss - that is the onions, potatoes, coriander, chives, and the Beef, and further the Beef mince is 100% Beef and not the mixed variety.
- the making of samosas is a very long intricate business, here is a link so that you have an idea -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUA4g874WUs&feature=relmfu
- In a resturant you pay up to Sfr5 for a Vegetarian samosa, granted that is already fried and served with a dollop of sauce, which should cost about 50rappen more..........

- I can promise you that these samosas are worth every franc!

About the dipping sauce, well, lets see if I can crawl before I will try to fly!, but thank you its worth looking into!

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Re: The start of a Business.......Just Samosas

The price is no more than I'd expect to pay in Switzerland.

They are expensive but not shockingly so.
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GREAT initiative - very good luck to you!
I am going to be a customer of yours . . . I just know it.
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Re: The start of a Business.......Just Samosas

Hmm....samosas, I wonder when I ate them last.
Just few comments,
1. Namaste has been a more established spelling....
2. The site header is eating too much space, can reduce it a bit
3. Add a facebook plugin, will help grow the word of mouth.
4. Do increase the snacks available as well...just samosas wont do for repeat business.
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Old 16.09.2011, 12:39
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Re: The start of a Business.......Just Samosas

Regarding the price - I would say that they are very competitively priced - before I looked at your website, I thought they would be more.

Just one point:

If you decide to expand into other products, Idlis for example, won't the business name be a bit limiting?

Anyway, good luck with it all. I hope it's a success!
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Looks great, but very expensive, and the size is not clear from the photos (are they bite-size, or the size of a fist?). For me to order 12 beef and pea Samosas would cost me over 38 Francs! That's too expensive.

Also that I can't order 6 of one type and 6 of another is also not attractive.
Also, no dipping sauce?

A discount for 2 dozen, 3 dozen, etc. would also be good (encourages people to bulk order).
They tend to range from 4-50 to 8CHF each in stalls and fast food places, the supermarket ones are crap...The price seems cheap, unless they are bite size tiny ones.
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Regarding the price - I would say that they are very competitively priced - before I looked at your website, I thought they would be more.

Just one point:

If you decide to expand into other products, Idlis for example, won't the business name be a bit limiting?

Anyway, good luck with it all. I hope it's a success!

Sound quite limiting, I know, but I dont think that I would like to expand into other delicacies. Samosas are time consuming itself.
We will see, I can always have another site with a link to this one.
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