I would like to start a discussion - regarding the setting up of an
import association for purchasing tools/supplies in the USA and
shipping to the UK for re-distribution.
This would allow the costs of shipping to be shared.
Also If any USA suppliers ( Riogrande/Ottofrei/Stuller/Contenti
etc.) would support this form of purchasing - allowing all the
purchases to be packaged by account and then shipped as one item.
Bulk shipping once a month - to keep the cost down. Also, could a
discount be negotiated for members ?
Perhaps (thinking a head) setting a up a yearly trip for members to
visit some of the suppliers and one trade show.
Initially this is just an idea and would like all replies/thoughts
to be through this forum.
With the exchange rate pretty stable at around 1.6 dollars to the
pound there seems to be a real opportunity here.